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HB22-1059

Two-thirds Voting Requirement For Bills With Fees

Concerning a requirement that any bill that imposes, increases, or authorizes the imposition of a fee be approved by a two-thirds vote of all members elected to each house of the general assembly to become law.
Session:
2022 Regular Session
Subject:
General Assembly
Bill Summary

The bill creates a requirement that any bill that imposes a new fee, authorizes the imposition of a new fee, increases an existing fee, or authorizes the increase of an existing fee be approved by a two-thirds vote of all members elected to each house of the general assembly to become law. The two-thirds vote requirement applies only to the vote on final passage of such a bill in each house of the general assembly.

The bill defines a "fee" as a charge that is levied to defray the cost of the particular government service provided to those charged and not levied for the purpose of raising any revenue for a general public purpose.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. M. Soper
Sen. J. Sonnenberg

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