Bill proposes fee to lure movie industry to Colo.

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Colorado lawmakers will hear testimony on a proposal to add a 10-cent fee to movie tickets sold in the state to build an incentive fund to attract more filmmakers.

House Bill 1207 will get its first hearing by a committee Thursday. Republican Rep. Tom Massey says he is considering asking lawmakers to refer the measure to voters rather than having the Legislature approve the fee.

Massey says expanding Colorado’s fund to give rebates to lawmakers will attract moviemakers and create jobs around the state. The Movie Picture Association of America says Colorado is falling behind other states that provide more lucrative rebate deals.