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Bill Detail: SB20-204

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Title Additional Resources To Protect Air Quality
Status Governor Signed (06/30/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Natural Resources & Environment
House Sponsors Y. Caraveo (D)
D. Jackson (D)
Senate Sponsors S. Fenberg (D)
House Committee Energy and Environment
Senate Committee Transportation and Energy
Date Introduced 03/12/2020

Section 3 of the bill creates the air quality enterprise and specifies
that its revenues are exempt from the state constitution's TABOR
provisions. The enterprise will conduct air quality modeling, monitoring,
data assessment, and research; implement emission mitigation projects;
and provide its data to the division of administration and the air quality

control commission in the department of public health and environment
to facilitate the administration of the state's air quality laws, including by
facilitating the timely issuance and effective enforcement of appropriate
emission permits.
The enterprise's board of directors shall establish by rule the
following enterprise fees in an amount sufficient, in aggregate, to cover
its indirect and direct costs in implementing its powers and duties:
  • A fee per ton of air pollutant; and
  • A fee for services performed for third parties for air quality
modeling, monitoring, assessment, or research and to
conduct mitigation and monitoring projects.
The fees are credited to the newly created air quality enterprise cash fund.
Section 4 removes the statutory maximum for fees assessed for air
pollutant emission notices, establishes a fee for fiscal year 2020-21, and
allows the commission to thereafter adjust the fees by rule. Section 5
removes the statutory maximums for annual per-ton emission fees and
processing fees, establishes a fee for fiscal year 2020-21, allows the
commission to thereafter adjust these fees by rule, and specifies the
purposes for which these increased revenues may be spent.

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