HB 1242 - Increases State Sales Tax - Colorado Key Vote


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Title: Increases State Sales Tax

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

A vote to pass a bill to increase the state sales tax to support spending as much as $3.5 billion to improve roads and traffic congestion.


  • Requires a ballot question to be submitted to voters at the November 2017 statewide election that seeks approval to temporarily increase the rate of the state sales and use tax for 20 years beginning in 2018 (Sec. 15).
  • Specifies that the projects to be funded are as follows:

    • $300 million annually to the state highway fund for use by the department of transportation (CDOT); and of the remaining new revenue:

      • 70% to counties and municipalities in equal total amounts; and

      • 30% to a newly created multimodal transportation options fund.