DENVER – June 6, 2011 – CSIA, Colorado’s Technology Association, today announced that Governor John Hickenlooper will be signing HB1293, the new law concerning the repeal of HB10-1192 regarding the state sales and use tax of standardized software. Upon signature, the new law goes into effect beginning July 1, 2012.
House Republican Majority Leader Amy Stephens (R-Monument) was the prime sponsor of the bill, along with Representative Carole Murray (R-Castle Rock), Senator Cheri Jahn (D-Wheat Ridge) and Senator Linda Newell (D-Littleton).
HB1293 was CSIA’s key legislative priority in 2011 because of the legislation’s impact on the state’s business-friendly environment for both technology companies and technology users across all industries. The legislation was also identified as a key economic development driver for both retention of and acquisition of technology companies, professionals and operations in the state.
"We are so pleased and honored that Governor Hickenlooper is signing this bill into law, and supports the important future of the technology industry for our state’s current and future economic strength,” said Su Hawk, president, CSIA.
"We are also thankful for the extraordinary leadership from House Majority Leader Stephens, who led the campaign, alongside Representative Murray, and Senators Jahn and Newell, as well as the Speaker of the House Frank McNulty, who worked directly with Senate President Brandon Shaffer to make this legislation a priority in the overall budget for the state. Without each person’s involvement, this legislation would not have passed, and given so much opportunity for our state’s future,” she added.
"This was my number one priority coming into the 2011 legislative session and I want to thank everyone who worked hard to make this possible,” said House Majority Leader Amy Stephens. "Leadership for the technology industry is important for our state’s future and this bill will positively impact thousands of companies that will be retaining and expanding jobs across Colorado from Colorado Springs and Denver, to Grand Junction and Pueblo,” said Stephens.
The bill-signing ceremony for HB1293 will take place at Entegris in Colorado Springs.