Colorado Legislative Council Staff



(Replaces fiscal impact dated November 24, 1998)

Drafting Number:

Prime Sponsor(s):

LLS 99-0084

Sen. Phillips

Rep. Zimmerman


Bill Status:

Fiscal Analyst:

April 16, 1999

House Introduction

Kirk Mlinek (303-866-4784)



Fiscal Impact Summary

FY 1999/2000

FY 2000/2001

State Revenues

Cash Fund Exempt



State Expenditures

Cash Fund Exempt



FTE Position Change

0.0 FTE

0.0 FTE

Other State Impact: None.

Effective Date: Upon signature of the Governor.

Appropriation Summary for FY 1999-2000: * Department of Public Safety - $60,000 CFE

Local Government Impact: None.

    *      Although the bill does not specifically require the Department of Public Safety to conduct training on hazardous materials, it contains an appropriation for FY 1999-00 to the department for $60,000 in cash funds exempt from the Highway Users Tax Fund for the purchase of a hazardous material training vehicle. 


NOTE:       It is anticipated that revenues collected from gifts, grants, and donations would be up to $100,000 each year.

Summary of Legislation

            The reengrossed bill would create the Hazardous Substances Planning and Response Assistance Fund in the state Treasury. The fund would be administered by the executive director of the Department of Public Safety who would solicit moneys from the federal government and other public and privates sources to be credited to the fund.

            Moneys from the fund would be for state public entities and agencies for emergency planning and response purposes. The Colorado Emergency Planning Commission would be required to assess state needs and report its findings to the executive director of the Department of Public Safety by June 1, 2000. The Department of Public Safety would evaluate applications using the needs assessment provided by the commission and administer the grants following rules promulgated by the department.

            From the fund’s inception through June 30, 2004, all interest derived from the deposit and investment of moneys in the fund are credited to the fund, and any moneys not appropriated are to remain in the fund. Upon the sunset date of July 1, 2005, any moneys remaining in the fund are to be transferred to the General Fund.

State Revenues

            The bill would increase state revenues through gifts, grants and donations from public and private entities and the federal government. The Environmental Protection Agency is one possible funding source, as well as grants distributed through the Office of Emergency Management, Department of Local Affairs. Private donations may be collected from corporations such as Coors Brewing, Eastman Kodak, and Rockwell Martin. It is estimated that up to $100,000 in donations would be received each year from these sources.

State Expenditures

            The bill would require the Department of Public Safety to administer the grant program and to apply for federal grants and private donations. It is estimated that 378 hours or 0.2 FTE would be needed to apply for funding and to administer the grant program; however, this workload increase would be absorbed by re-prioritizing and re-allocating functions within the Division of Fire Safety.

            The reengrossed bill requires an adjustment to Senate Bill 99-215, the 1999 Long Bill, by increasing the Department of Public Safety’s HUTF appropriation by $60,000 HUTF for the purpose of purchasing a hazardous materials training vehicle. The bill does not require any FTE for training purposes. Additional donation monies would be used to fund grants identified by the needs assessment study. The amount identified from this study has not been determined; however, the amount could be significant.

State Appropriations

            The bill contains an appropriation for FY 1999-00 to the Department of Public Safety for $60,000 in cash funds exempt from the Highway Users Tax Fund for the purchase of a hazardous material training vehicle.

Departments Contacted


            Public Safety              Transportation