05-11-17 Colorado Water Congress Legislative Roundup

CWC Legislative Roundup 

Sine die! Finalmente! Enfin!  

Yesterday, Wednesday May 10th, was the final day of the 2017 Colorado Legislative Session. This session was a successful one for the Colorado Water Congress and Colorado’s water community. We could not have reached our goals without our contract lobbyist Dianna Orf and her firm, Orf & Orf, P.C. A huge thank you for their daily efforts at the Capitol for the past 120 days.

The CWC tracked 34 bills this session, and took positions on 27. Of those 27, the CWC State Affairs Committee voted to support 19, to oppose four, and to monitor four. The bills that we did not take a position on are bills on which we could not reach a 2/3 consensus vote.

Of the 19 bills that the CWC supported, only one did not make it through the legislative process. Of the four bills that CWC opposed, only one, SB17-117, passed through both houses and has been signed by Governor Hickenlooper. For a more comprehensive look at the bills CWC took positions on this session, check out our Bill Status Sheet.

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Written by Emily Brumit

Colorado Water Congress Mission: The mission of the Colorado Water Congress is to initiate and advance programs for the conservation, development, administration, and protection of the water resources of the State of Colorado.