House Approves Rep. Exum’s Bill to Help Colorado’s Most Vulnerable People

(Apr. 19) – The House approved Rep. Tony Exum’s bill to expand the benefits and eligibility for the Property, Tax, Rent, Heat Credit program (PTC Rebate).

“This program helps keep some of Colorado’s most vulnerable families and individuals warm and secure in their own homes.  This program can help keep people safe and potentially save a life when temperatures plummet,” Rep. Exum, D-Colorado Springs, said.

This program, within the Department of Revenue, provides property tax, rental, fuel and heat assistance to seniors over the age of 65, those with disabilities and surviving spouses over the age of 58. This bill expands these benefits and eligibility for the PTC rebate program. The bill passed the House last session but was blocked in the previously Republican controlled Senate.

HB19-1085 passed with a bipartisan vote of 41-23 with Rep. Larry Liston joining Democrats in supporting this bill. The bill now heads to the Senate.

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