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Bill Detail: HB19-1006

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Title Wildfire Mitigation Wildland-urban Interface Areas
Status Governor Signed (05/31/2019)
Bill Subjects
  • Natural Resources & Environment
House Sponsors T. Carver (R)
B. McLachlan (D)
Senate Sponsors R. Fields (D)
House Committee Rural Affairs and Agriculture
Senate Committee Appropriations
Date Introduced 01/04/2019

Wildfire Matters Review Committee. The bill creates a state
grant program to be administered by the Colorado state forest service

(forest service) to fund proactive forest management fuels reduction
projects to reduce the impacts to life, property, and critical infrastructure
caused by wildfires.
To be eligible for a grant award, a grant recipient must be any one
of a group of individual landowners as specified in the bill whose real
property that is the subject of a grant application is located within a land
area that is covered by a community wildfire protection plan.
The bill specifies requirements pertaining to the evaluation of
grant proposals. The forest service is to select the proposals that will
receive funding, administer the grant program, and develop procedures
by which applicants are to apply for grants.
The bill imposes a monetary limit on the amount of a grant to be
awarded and also requires a grant applicant to demonstrate an available
amount of matching funds to be awarded a grant.
The bill creates the forest management fuels reduction projects
grant program cash fund in the state treasury.
The bill requires the forest service to report annually to the general
assembly on the number, location, and benefits of all projects for which
a grant award is made.

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