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based on: 2015 Colorado Pork Producers Council Bill Tracking List

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Bill No. Title CCW SummaryHouse SponsorsHouse CommitteeSenate SponsorsSenate CommitteePositionStatusHearing Date
HB15-1013 South Platte Aquifer Study Recommendations

The bill requires the Colorado water conservation board to administer pilot projects near Gilcrest/LaSalle/Sterling to lower the water table.  The bill authorizes the state engineer to review and augmentation plan.

D. Coram (R)Agriculture, Livestock and Natural ResourcesM. Hodge (D)
J. Sonnenberg (R)
Agriculture, Natural Resources, and EnergycGovernor Signed (05/29/2015)
HB15-1014 Biennial Registration Seasonal Farm Motor Vehicles

The bill sets a 24-month registration interval for seasonal farm motor vehicles.

T. Dore (R)Transportation & EnergycHouse Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely (04/02/2015)
HB15-1016 Promote Precipitation Harvesting Pilot Projects

The bill encourages the increase in authorization of precipitation harvesting pilot projects for new real estate development s of residential housing or mixed uses.

D. Coram (R)Agriculture, Livestock and Natural ResourcesJ. Sonnenberg (R)Agriculture, Natural Resources, and EnergycGovernor Signed (05/29/2015)
HB15-1038 Flexible Water Markets

The bill creates a more flexible water rights change-in-use system by allowing an applicant who seeks to implement fallowing, regulated deficit irrigation, reduced consumptive use cropping, or other alternatives to the permanent dry-up of irrigated lands to apply for a change in use to any beneficial use, without designating the specific beneficial use to which the water will be applied.

J. Arndt (D)Agriculture, Livestock and Natural ResourcesM. Hodge (D)Agriculture, Natural Resources, and EnergycSenate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Postpone Indefinitely (03/05/2015)
HB15-1068 Motor Vehicle Impeding Traffic

The bill creates a presumption that a person is impeding traffic if at least 4 motor vehicles are following immediately behind and the person is traveling at least 5 miles per hour below the speed limit.

J. Wilson (R)Transportation & EnergycHouse Committee on Transportation & Energy Postpone Indefinitely (01/28/2015)
HB15-1089 Register Title Kei Vehicle For Roadway

The bill authorizes a person to drive a kei vehicle on a roadway if it is registered with the division of motor vehicles.

D. Primavera (D)Transportation & EnergycHouse Committee on Transportation & Energy Postpone Indefinitely (04/22/2015)
HB15-1234 Income Tax Deduction For Leasing Out Ag Asset

The bill allows an individual to take an income tax deduction for specified income tax years if the taxpayers enters into a qualified lease with an eligible beginning farmer or rancher.

D. Mitsch Bush (D)Agriculture, Livestock and Natural ResourcesJ. Sonnenberg (R)FinancecSenate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely (04/28/2015)
HB15-1249 Recodify Water Pollution Control Fees

The bill amends the statutory fee schedule that the department of public health and environment charges for the discharge of pollutants into state waters.

K. Becker (D)FinanceM. Hodge (D)FinancecGovernor Signed (06/04/2015)
SB15-010 Repeal New Augmentation Standard Dawson Aquifer

The bill repeals the water withdrawal requirement on the Dawson aquifer, thereby continuing current law, which requires replacement of actual out-of-priority depletions to the stream

D. Mitsch Bush (D)Agriculture, Livestock and Natural ResourcesM. Hodge (D)Agriculture, Natural Resources, and EnergycGovernor Signed (03/13/2015)
SB15-021 Interstate Pest Control Compact Repeal

The bill repeals the interstate pest control compact, which was adopted in Colorado in 2007 to coordinate and fund interstate pest control efforts.

E. Vigil (D)Agriculture, Livestock and Natural ResourcesR. Baumgardner (R)Agriculture, Natural Resources, and EnergycGovernor Signed (03/13/2015)
SB15-042 Mandatory Reports Of Animal Abuse

The bill specifies persons who are required to report abandonment, mistreatment, or neglect of an animal to the owner or law enforcement.

J. Becker (R)J. Sonnenberg (R)JudiciarycSenate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (02/09/2015)
SB15-046 Renewable Energy Std Adjust REAs Distributed Gen

The bill allows these utilities to count each kilowatt-hour of electricity obtained through retail distributed generation as 3 kilowatt-hours for purposes of meeting the 2020 standard.

D. Moreno (D)Transportation & EnergyK. Grantham (R)Agriculture, Natural Resources, and EnergycGovernor Signed (05/01/2015)
SB15-055 Return Of Water From Tail Ditch

The bill permits a person to use a tail ditch to return variable amounts of water to a stream.

J. Becker (R)
J. Arndt (D)
Agriculture, Livestock and Natural ResourcesM. Hodge (D)Agriculture, Natural Resources, and EnergycGovernor Signed (03/26/2015)
SB15-064 Application Of State Water Law To Federal Agencies

The bill states basic tenets of Colorado water law concerning water as a transferable property right, acknowledges that the federal government has maintained deference to state law with respect to water rights, and prohibits the United States forest service and the federal bureau of land management from placing conditions on special use permits for, or rights-of-way on federal land.

J. Becker (R)State, Veterans, & Military AffairsJ. Sonnenberg (R)Agriculture, Natural Resources, and EnergycHouse Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (03/16/2015)
SB15-075 Exempt Well Irrigate Up To 1 Acre Commercial Crops

The bill adds an exemption from the prior appropriation system for water wells that do not exceed 15 gallons per minute of production and are used for the irrigation of not over one acre of commercial crops.

P. Lundeen (R)K. Grantham (R)Agriculture, Natural Resources, and EnergycSenate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Postpone Indefinitely (02/04/2015)
SB15-084 Water Right Partial Historical Consumptive Use

The bill prohibits a water judge from reducing the actual historical consumptive use of that portion of the water right based on previously decreed changes of use involving another portion of the same water right used on other parcels of land.

M. Hodge (D)Agriculture, Natural Resources, and EnergycSenate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Postpone Indefinitely (02/11/2015)
SB15-085 Small Business Cottage Foods Act

The bill increases the amount of net revenue a producer selling under the Colorado Cottage Foods Act may earn per eligible product from $5,000 to $20,000 each calendar year.

F. Winter (D)
P. Buck (R)
Business, Affairs & LaborB. Martinez Humenik (R)Agriculture, Natural Resources, and EnergycGovernor Signed (05/01/2015)
SB15-119 Sunset Pesticide Applicators

The bill implements the recommendations of the sunset review and report on the regulation of pesticide applicators by the department of agriculture.

K. Becker (D)Agriculture, Livestock and Natural ResourcesJ. Sonnenberg (R)Agriculture, Natural Resources, and EnergycGovernor Signed (05/19/2015)
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