DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper is calling the House and Senate back in session to deal with unresolved issues surrounding special districts’ authority to levy sales tax on the sale of retail marijuana.
Hickenlooper signed an executive order Thursday calling for a special session of the Colorado legislature to address the some of the unclear measures of SB 17-267. Legislators will begin the special session Oct. 2.
The governor says SB 17-267 inadvertently prevented some government entities from collecting taxes on the sale of retail marijuana.
Hickenlooper says the mistake makes it harder for some special districts and other government entities to pay for services to their constituents.
The governor says he consulted with the sponsors of the bill, legislative leaders and the agencies affected by the mistake before deciding to call a special session.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.