SB09-002: Increase in Motor Vehicle Fee for Emergency Medical Services

SB09-002 would increase the motor vehicle registration fee that funds Emergency Medical Services (EMS) from $1 to $2. Since 1989, EMS has received $1 from each motor vehicle registration fee though there has not been any funding increase since then. These funds are used to support the administration of EMS, to fund the 11 Regional Emergency & Trauma Advisory Councils (RETACs), and fund grant programs. The proposed fee increase will generate an additional $5 million for EMS. From FY2005 through the current year, 70% of the grant funding from EMS was disbursed to rural counties. With the majority of the EMS grant funding supporting EMS in rural Colorado, it is important to help strengthen these vital services.

This bill has been introduced and assigned to the Transportation Committee.
CRHC supports this bill and we encourage you to contact your Senator to support this legislation.
Members of the Senate Transportation Committee and contact information is as follows:
Chair: Dan Gibbs – 303-866-4873;
Vice Chair: Suzanne Williams – 303-866-3432;
Mike Kopp – 303-866-4859;
Scott Renfroe – 303-866-4451;
Chris Romer – 303-866-4852;
Nancy Spence – 303-866-2935;
Jennifer Veiga – 303-866-4861;

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