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Bill No. Title Intro DateHouse SponsorsSenate SponsorsStatusPositionHearing DateCCW Summary
HB20-1037 Augmentation Of Instream Flows 01/08/2020J. Arndt (D)D. Coram (R)Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture & Natural Resources: 02/03/2020c02/20/2020

Concerning the Colorado water conservation board's authority to augment stream flows with acquired water rights that have been previously decreed for augmentation use.

HB20-1047 Develop A Statewide Organics Management Plan 01/08/2020M. Froelich (D)
L. Cutter (D)
K. Priola (R)House Committee on Energy & Environment Refer Amended to Appropriations: 02/03/2020c

Concerning the development of a statewide organics management plan to promote compost use.

HB20-1057 Modify Wildfire Risk Mitigation Grant Program 01/08/2020T. Carver (R)
J. McCluskie (D)
D. Coram (R)
S. Fenberg (D)
House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee: 02/14/2020c

Concerning modifications to the "Forest Restoration and Wildfire Risk Mitigation Act".

HB20-1069 Add Water Well Inspectors Identify High-risk Wells 01/08/2020L. Saine (R)
B. Titone (D)
J. Sonnenberg (R)
D. Coram (R)
House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations: 02/13/2020c

Concerning the inspection of water wells.

HB20-1072 Study Emerging Technologies For Water Management 01/08/2020L. Saine (R)
J. Arndt (D)
J. Sonnenberg (R)
J. Bridges (D)
House Committee on Rural Affairs & Agriculture Refer Unamended to Appropriations: 01/27/2020c

Concerning a requirement that the university of Colorado study potential uses of emerging technologies to more effectively manage Colorado's water supply, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation, conditioned on the receipt of matching funds from gifts, grants, and donations.

HB20-1093 County Authority License And Regulate Business 01/13/2020J. McCluskie (D)
J. Wilson (R)
K. Donovan (D)
B. Rankin (R)
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Local Government: 02/13/2020c

Concerning county authority to license and regulate a business.

HB20-1095 Local Governments Water Elements In Master Plans 01/13/2020J. Arndt (D)J. Bridges (D)Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture & Natural Resources: 02/13/2020c

Concerning the authority of a local government's master plan to include policies to implement state water plan goals as a condition of development approvals.

HB20-1115 Sales Tax Exemption For Farm Fencing Material 01/15/2020B. McLachlan (D)
M. Catlin (R)
D. Coram (R)Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance + Appropriations: 01/15/2020a02/24/2020

Concerning a sales tax exemption for fencing material used in a farm operation.

HB20-1129 Battery-charged Electric Fences 01/15/2020K. Van Winkle (R)
M. Froelich (D)
Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Local Government: 01/15/2020c02/25/2020

Concerning battery-charged fences.

HB20-1143 Environmental Justice And Projects Increase Environmental Fines 01/17/2020D. Jackson (D)
S. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D)
F. Winter (D)House Committee on Energy & Environment Refer Amended to Finance: 02/10/2020c02/27/2020

Concerning additional public health protections regarding alleged environmental violations, and, in connection therewith, raising the maximum fines for air quality and water quality violations and allocating the fines to environmental mitigation projects.

HB20-1146 Conservation Easement Transparency 01/17/2020P. Neville (R)House Committee on Rural Affairs & Agriculture Postpone Indefinitely: 02/10/2020c

Concerning conservation easement transparency.

HB20-1157 Loaned Water For Instream Flows To Improve Environment 01/17/2020D. Roberts (D)
P. Will (R)
K. Donovan (D)House Committee on Rural Affairs & Agriculture Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole: 02/13/2020c

Concerning the Colorado water conservation board's authority to use water that a water right owner voluntarily loans to the board for instream flow purposes.

HB20-1159 State Engineer Confirm Existing Use Instream Flow 01/21/2020M. Catlin (R)
D. Roberts (D)
D. Coram (R)
K. Donovan (D)
House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments: 02/14/2020c

Concerning the authority of the state engineer to confirm the extent of uses of water in existence on the date of an instream flow appropriation.

HB20-1172 No Abandonment Of Water Rights For Efficiencies 01/28/2020J. Arndt (D)Introduced In House - Assigned to Rural Affairs & Agriculture: 01/28/2020c03/02/2020

Concerning protecting the water rights of persons who implement efficiencies that reduce their water usage.

HB20-1180 Protect Pollinators Through Pesticide Regulation 01/29/2020S. Jaquez Lewis (D)
C. Kipp (D)
K. Priola (R)
R. Fields (D)
Introduced In House - Assigned to Energy & Environment: 01/29/2020c03/05/2020

Concerning the protection of pollinators by restricting the use of certain pesticides.

HB20-1213 Sunset Commodity Handler And Farm Products Acts 01/30/2020R. Pelton (R)
M. Young (D)
Introduced In House - Assigned to Rural Affairs & Agriculture: 01/30/2020c02/24/2020

Concerning the continuation of the department of agriculture's regulatory functions related to persons who work with agricultural products, and, in connection therewith, implementing recommendations contained in the 2019 sunset report by the department of regulatory agencies concerning the "Commodity Handler Act" and the "Farm Products Act".

SB20-002 Rural Economic Development Initiative Grant Program 01/08/2020B. McLachlan (D)D. Coram (R)
K. Donovan (D)
Introduced In House - Assigned to Rural Affairs & Agriculture + Appropriations: 01/30/2020c02/24/2020

Concerning the creation of the rural economic development initiative grant program.

SB20-003 State Parks Improvement Appropriation 01/08/2020D. Esgar (D)L. Garcia (D)
D. Hisey (R)
Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations: 02/04/2020c

Concerning improvements to state parks, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

SB20-008 Enhance Penalties Water Quality Criminal Violations 01/08/2020D. Jackson (D)
E. Hooton (D)
F. Winter (D)
M. Foote (D)
Introduced In House - Assigned to Energy & Environment: 02/13/2020c

Concerning the enhancement of penalties for criminal violations of water quality laws.

SB20-024 Require Public Input On Water Demand Management Program 01/08/2020J. Arndt (D)
M. Catlin (R)
D. Coram (R)
K. Donovan (D)
Senate Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources Postpone Indefinitely: 01/30/2020c

Concerning the inclusion of public input in the development of a state water resources demand management program.

SB20-048 Study Strengthening Water Anti-speculation Law 01/08/2020M. Catlin (R)
D. Roberts (D)
D. Coram (R)
K. Donovan (D)
Introduced In House - Assigned to Rural Affairs & Agriculture: 01/31/2020c02/27/2020

Concerning a study to consider the strengthening of the prohibition on speculative appropriations of water.

SB20-101 Investigation Process For Pesticide Applicators 01/14/2020J. Sonnenberg (R)Senate Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources Refer Amended to Finance: 02/13/2020c

Concerning the procedural requirements resulting from the initiation of an investigation of a pesticide applicator.

SB20-121 Manage Gray Wolves In Colorado 01/24/2020K. Donovan (D)Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture & Natural Resources: 01/24/2020c

Concerning the management of gray wolves in Colorado, and, in connection therewith, authorizing the reintroduction of gray wolves.

SB20-153 Water Resource Financing Enterprise 01/29/2020D. Coram (R)Senate Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources Postpone Indefinitely: 02/13/2020c

Concerning the creation of an enterprise that is exempt from the requirements of section 20 of article X of the state constitution to administer a fee-based water resources financing program.

SB20-155 Keep Presumption Noninjury Well On Divided Land 02/04/2020R. Pelton (R)J. Sonnenberg (R)Senate Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole: 02/13/2020c

Concerning the continued presumption of noninjury to water rights regarding the use of an exempt well for domestic purposes after the land on which the well is located has been divided into multiple parcels.

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