DENVER — Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 — Today, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an executive order calling for a special session of the General Assembly. The special session will address an unintended consequence from the passage of Senate Bill 17-267, and will clarify special districts’ authority to levy sales tax on the sale of retail marijuana.
“Since this issue was discovered, we worked with department staff, stakeholders, sponsors, and members of the General Assembly on options to correct this unintended consequence. After hearing about the potential impact on citizens around the state, it is clear that this problem is best solved as soon as possible. This special session will be solely to address this one narrow correction,” said Governor John Hickenlooper.
The special session will commence on Oct. 2, 2017.