SB15-198 - Expand Fallowing Pilot Program Nonmunicipal Uses

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning Modifications To The Colorado Water Conservation Board's Fallowing Pilot Program, And, In Connection Therewith, Expanding The Program To Allow An Agricultural Water Right Owner To Lease An Agricultural Water Right For Temporary Agricultural, Environmental, Industrial, Or Recreational Use.

The current fallowing pilot program administered by the Colorado water conservation board (board) allows an agricultural water right owner to lease the agricultural water right to a municipality for up to 3 out of 10 years. During the period of nonagricultural use, the owner fallows the affected agricultural land. The bill expands the program to allow leases for temporary agricultural, environmental, industrial, or recreational use. The bill also reduces the time period for receiving comments on a pilot project application from 75 days to 60 days and requires the state engineer, within 15 days after a conference report has been filed or, if the board does not receive any comments on the pilot project application, within 30 days after the period of time for comments has expired, to review the application and make a determination on the issues of injury and compact compliance with respect to the application.

Latest update: May 1, 2015
05/01/2015 Governor Signed
04/23/2015 Sent to the Governor
04/17/2015 Signed by the Speaker of the House
04/16/2015 Signed by the President of the Senate
04/02/2015 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/01/2015 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/30/2015 House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
03/23/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources
03/18/2015 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/17/2015 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/12/2015 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/03/2015 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy

3rd Reading Vote Summary - SB15-198*

House Vote Summary - April 02, 2015
Senate Vote Summary - March 18, 2015
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