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Two-thirds Voting Requirement For Bills With Fees

Submitting to the registered electors of the state of Colorado an amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning requiring a two-thirds vote of all members elected to each house of the general assembly for any bill that increases a fee.
2022 Regular Session
General Assembly
Bill Summary

The concurrent resolution requires 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 to be approved by a two-thirds vote of all members elected to each house of the general assembly, taken on 2 separate days in each house, to become law.

The concurrent resolution defines a "fee" as a charge that is levied to defray the cost of a particular government service provided to those charged or to mitigate the impact of an activity engaged in by those charged and that is not levied for the purpose of raising any revenue for a general public purpose.

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




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. J. Sonnenberg, Sen. R. Woodward
Rep. M. Soper



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