House committees consider a tax hike on health insurance and liquor license reform today

The House Taxation and Revenue Committee passed HB 122 this morning which would add a surtax to health insurance premiums. The surtax would partially be used to fund a “health insurance affordability” commission. The bill will go to the House Floor next.

This afternoon, the House Commerce and Economic Development Committee is considering a step in the right direction on liquor license reform, HB 255.

The committee webcasts can be found here.

The Rio Grande Foundation submitted testimony in opposition to HB 122 and in favor of HB 255.