Colorado Legislative Council Staff
NO FISCAL IMPACT
January 6, 1998
Scott Nachtrieb (866-4752)
TITLE: CONCERNING A PROHIBITION AGAINST OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE THAT HAS BEEN IMPROPERLY ALTERED.
Summary of Assessment
The bill would modify the existing prohibition against operating a motor vehicle suspension system that has been altered or changed from the manufacturer's specifications under federal law. The authority for the Department of Revenue (DOR) to establish exceptions to the prohibition against alteration of suspension systems would be removed. The DOR would establish standards and procedures that may be used by law enforcement personnel in enforcing the prohibition. The bill will become effective at 12:01 a.m. on the day following the ninety-day period after adjournment sine die of the General Assembly, or on the date of the official declaration of the vote of the people as proclaimed by the Governor, if a referendum petition is filed pursuant to Article V, Section 1 (3) of the State Constitution.
The changes this bill makes to the existing law would not affect expenditures or revenues for the State or local governments. The Department of Revenue would generate the rules this bill requires under the normal rule making process and would not require additional appropriations. Therefor, this bill is assessed as having no fiscal impact.