June 02–Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 180 into law on Thursday, joined by Sen. John Cooke, R-Greeley, who sponsored the bill.
The bill will streamline the Public Utility Commission’s enforcement of motor carrier regulations. It clarifies existing law regulating motor carriers and directs funds from fines to a Legal Services Offset fund, which represents the commission in legal matters, according to a Colorado Senate GOP news release.
Colorado is home to more than 12,000 trucking companies, which provide almost 100,000 jobs.
“Motor carriers are the lifeblood of our economy, providing transportation for people and goods across the state … this bill is a much needed reform that will boost confidence in one of the key economic drivers in our state,” Cooke said in the release.
The bill will go into effect Aug. 9.
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