SB18-038

SB18-038 - Reclaimed Water Use On Industrial Hemp

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Concerning the allowable uses of reclaimed domestic wastewater, and, in connection therewith, allowing reclaimed domestic wastewater to be used for industrial hemp cultivation and making an appropriation.

Water Resources Review Committee. The bill codifies rules promulgated by the water quality control commission (commission) of the Colorado department of public health and environment concerning allowable uses of reclaimed domestic wastewater, which is wastewater that has been treated for subsequent reuses other than drinking water. Section 3 of the bill defines 3 categories of water quality standards for reclaimed domestic wastewater, sets forth the allowable uses for each water quality standard category, and adds industrial hemp cultivation as an allowable use for reclaimed domestic wastewater when the industrial hemp is not used as a food crop. Section 3 also authorizes the commission to establish new categories of water quality standards and to recategorize any use of reclaimed domestic wastewater to a less stringent category of water quality standard. Section 3 also authorizes the division of administration in the department of public health and environment to grant variances for uses of reclaimed domestic wastewater. Sections 1, 2, and 4 make conforming amendments.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Latest update: May 15, 2018
05/15/2018 - Sent to the Governor
05/15/2018 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/11/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
05/03/2018 - Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
05/03/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/02/2018 - House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
05/02/2018 - House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/23/2018 - House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Refer Amended to Appropriations
04/17/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources
04/12/2018 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/11/2018 - Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/11/2018 - Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
01/18/2018 - Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Amended to Appropriations
01/10/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy