Colorado ski and snowboard license plate endorse
DENVER, Colorado ” The Senate Appropriations committee voted unanimously Friday to move forward to the full Senate a bill authorizing specialized Colorado skiing license plates.
Senate Bill 161 comes after nearly 4,500 people signed a petition to request that the Department of Revenue offer the plates. Sen. Dan Gibbs is sponsoring the bill in the Senate and Rep. Christine Scanlan, who represents Eagle County, will carry the measure through the House.
The Department of Revenue requires a minimum of 3,000 signatures in order to give its consent for authorizing specialized plates. Colorado Ski Country USA led efforts to collect signatures. The trade group and the department have been working together to design a plate depicting a skier and snowboarder schussing through powder.
If the bill passes, Colorado will be the only state in the nation with a license plate depicting a snowboarder as well as a skier.
The state will collect an extra fee of $50 to issue the Colorado ski plate. The fee will help to pay for Colorado’s roads and bridges. The state’s legislative council estimates that, in their first year, the plates will generate about $30,000 in support for transportation, with more new revenue expected in the following years.
The measure now makes its way to the full Senate, where it is expected to be heard some time this month.