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Bill Detail: HB22-1379

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Title Wildfire Prevention Watershed Restoration Funding
Status Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (04/29/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • State Government
  • Water
House Sponsors M. Catlin (R)
K. McCormick (D)
Senate Sponsors K. Donovan (D)
C. Simpson (R)
House Committee Agriculture, Livestock, and Water
Senate Committee Appropriations
Date Introduced 04/18/2022
Summary

The bill requires the state treasurer to make the following transfers
from the economic recovery and relief cash fund:
  • $3 million to the healthy forests and vibrant communities
fund for projects that will help communities address the
urgent need to reduce wildfire risks by supporting

implementation of risk mitigation treatments that focus on
promoting watershed resilience;
  • $2 million to the wildfire mitigation capacity development
fund for wildfire mitigation and fuel reduction projects;
  • $10 million to the Colorado water conservation board
construction fund for watershed restoration and flood
mitigation grants;
  • $2.5 million to the Colorado water conservation board
construction fund for the direct and indirect costs of
providing assistance to political subdivisions and other
entities applying for federal Infrastructure Investment and
Jobs Act money and other federally available money
related to water funding opportunities; and
  • $2.5 million to the Colorado water conservation board
construction fund for issuing grants to political
subdivisions of the state for the hiring of temporary
employees, contractors, or both that will assist those
political subdivisions and other entities in applying for
federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act money
and other federally available money related to natural
resource management.
All of these transfers relate to essential government services and must
comply with the relevant compliance, reporting, record-keeping, and
program evaluation requirements established by the office of state
planning and budgeting and the state controller.

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