On Tuesday, January 14th, the Chamber’s Governmental Affairs Committee kicked off the 2020 legislative session with the first Legislative Videoconference of the year. The committee received updates from the state capitol from Senator Scott, Senator Coram, Representative Rich and Representative Soper. The committee also took action on the following bills:
HB20-1002 College Credit for Work Experience
Rationale: This bill would allow students and members of the current workforce to earn postsecondary credit for demonstrating competencies gained through work-related experience, such as work-based learning in high school through apprenticeships.
HB20-1003 Rural Jump-start Zone Act Modifications
Rationale: This bill extends the rural jump-start program for an additional 5 years, and enables even more businesses to take advantage of the incentives and benefits offered through the program
SB20-044 Sales and Use Tax Revenue for Transportation
Rationale: This bill would require 10% of the net sales and use tax revenue, to be credited to the highway users tax fund (HUTF), and then allocated for state, county, and municipal highway projects, providing a mechanism for funding transportation projects throughout the state without raising taxes.
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The next legislative video conference will be held on Tuesday, January 28th at 7:00 am, at the Chamber in the FCI Board room. Thank you to videoconference sponsor: Home Loan Insurance.