HB22-1059 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.
It shouldn’t be easy to increase fee upon fee, and there should be a requirement for a supermajority of the legislature to approve a fee increase. Coloradans have time and again supported increased taxpayer protections and this bill keeps true to that.