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Bill Detail: HB21-1268

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Title Study Emerging Technologies For Water Management
Status Governor Signed (06/18/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Agriculture
  • Business & Economic Development
  • Higher Education
  • Water
House Sponsors B. Titone (D)
P. Will (R)
Senate Sponsors C. Hansen (D)
C. Simpson (R)
House Committee Agriculture, Livestock, and Water
Senate Committee Agriculture and Natural Resources
Date Introduced 04/09/2021
Summary

The bill declares that new technologies, such as blockchain,

telemetry, improved sensors, and advanced aerial observation platforms,
can improve monitoring, management, conservation, and trading of water
and enhance confidence in the reliability of data underlying water rights
transactions. To advance the potential use of these new technologies, the
bill:
  • Authorizes and directs the university of Colorado and
Colorado state university, in collaboration with the
Colorado water institute at Colorado state university, to
conduct feasibility studies and pilot deployments of these
new technologies to improve water management in
Colorado; and
  • Appropriates $20,000 to each university from the general
fund, contingent on the universities' receipt of a matching
$40,000 in gifts, grants, and donations, for the purpose of
funding the feasibility studies and pilot deployments.

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