You can read the bill :
HOUSE BILL 12-1286
HOUSE BILL 12-1286 Revised Fiscal Impact March, 22, 2012
Read the story by Richard J. Schneider about the incentive bill.
April 12, 2012 : HB 1286, Passes in the House with a vote of 45-20, now the bill moves to the Senant
April 5, 2012 : This morning HB 1286, the Film Jobs Bill, continues to gain momentum as it passed the Appropriations Committee this morning with a 10 to 3 vote. The bill will be moving to the floor of the house in the next couple of weeks.
February 8, 2012 a bill was introduced by Tom Massey in the House that will:
• Increase the film incentive from 10% to 20%
• Provide a state guarantee for a senior bank loan
The legislation has sponsors from both the House and the Senate. The Governor allocated $3 million in his budget for the program, and with the approximately $1 million in unused funds currently allocated, we would have about $4 million for incentives beginning July 1, 2012 if the bill is approved.
As we all know, increased incentives for television, commercial and gaming productions drive economic growth, not only in Colorado, but across the country. Production positively impact hotels, restaurants, caterers, equipment rentals and many other support services, as well as adding visibility to our state's image and boosting tourism.
Show your Support
We still have a ways to go and there is a need to continue the hard work from the lobbyist group, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. If you are interested in contributing to this effort please donate what you can. Every bit helps, and it takes the whole community to send what they can to fund efforts to get this bill through the remaining hurdles.
All donation checks should be made payable to order of “CINEMA” and mailed to Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck Attention: Melissa Kuipers 410 Seventeenth Street, Suite 2200 Denver, CO 80202-4432
“CINEMA,” an acronym for “Colorado Innovators of New Entertainment, Media & Arts.”
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