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SB 19-221

  • Colorado Senate Bill
  • 2019 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Apr 15, 2019
  • Passed Senate Apr 15, 2019
  • Passed House Apr 29, 2019
  • Governor

CO Water Conservation Board Construction Fund Project

Abstract

Colorado water conservation board construction fund - project and loan authorizations - appropriations - transfers. The act appropriates the following amounts from the Colorado water conservation board (CWCB) construction fund (fund) to the CWCB or the division of water resources in the department of natural resources for the following projects: Continuation of the satellite monitoring system operation and maintenance, $380,000 (section 1 of the act); Continuation of the Colorado floodplain map modernization program, $500,000 (section 2); Continuation of the weather modification permitting program, $175,000 (section 3); Continuation of the Colorado Mesonet project, $150,000 (section 4); Continuation of instream flow engineering support services, $250,000 (section 5); Acquisition of LIDAR data, $200,000 (section 6); and Technical assistance grants for beneficiaries of the federal "Colorado River Storage Project Act", $200,000 (section 7). The state treasurer will make the following transfers from the fund: Up to $2,000,000 on July 1, 2019, to the litigation fund (section 8); and $2,500,000 on June 30, 2019, to the water supply reserve fund (section 9). Section 10 appropriates $17,500,000 from the fund to the CWCB for continuing implementation of the state water plan as follows: Up to $4,000,000 to support watershed health goals; Up to $3,000,000 to facilitate the development of additional storage, artificial recharge into aquifers, and dredging existing reservoirs; Up to $1,000,000 for agricultural projects; Up to $1,000,000 for grant funding to implement long-term strategies for conservation, land use, and drought planning; Up to $500,000 for grants for water education, outreach, and innovation efforts; Up to $1,500,000 for environmental and recreational projects; Up to $1,000,000 to provide continued funding for the alternative agricultural grant program; and Up to $5,500,000 to fund updates to basin implementation plans, improve basin data collection and metrics for tracking state water plan implementation, and for use of the data for future updates of the state water plan. Section 11 authorizes the CWCB to make loans up to $15,150,000 from the fund for the Walker recharge project, a water supply retiming effort that uses the alluvial aquifer of the South Platte river to increase irrigation opportunities for agricultural production. Current law: Makes money appropriated for use in Republican river matters available until June 30, 2019; section 12 extends availability until the money is fully expended; Authorizes and directs the state treasurer to transfer $200,000 from the fund to the feasibility study small grant fund; section 13 makes this an annual obligation on July 1 of each year and increases the transfer cap to $500,000 in order to restore the unencumbered balance in the fund up to $500,000; and Creates the flood and drought response fund; section 14 authorizes and directs the state treasurer to annually transfer money on July 1 of each year from the fund to the flood and drought response fund to restore the unencumbered balance in the flood and drought response fund to $500,000. Section 15 changes a continuing annual transfer established in statute of $10 million from the severance tax perpetual base fund to the fund for implementation of the state water plan to a single transfer of $10 million on July 1, 2019. (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.) Read More

Bill Sponsors (2)

Kerry Donovan

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 5
Primary

Dylan Roberts

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 26
Primary

Votes


Apr 29, 2019

BILL

Pass

House

BILL

Pass

House

Actions


Jun 03, 2019

Office of the Governor

Governor Signed

May 10, 2019

Office of the Governor

Sent to the Governor

House

Signed by the Speaker of the House

May 09, 2019

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

Apr 29, 2019

House

House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Apr 27, 2019

House

House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments

Apr 26, 2019

House

House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

House

House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
Appropriations House Committee of the Whole

Apr 23, 2019

House

House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

Apr 15, 2019

House

Introduced In House - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

  • Introduction
State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

Senate

Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Apr 12, 2019

Senate

Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee

Senate

Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
Appropriations

Apr 04, 2019

Senate

Senate Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources Refer Amended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations

Mar 29, 2019

Senate

Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture & Natural Resources

  • Introduction
Agriculture & Natural Resources

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Committee Amendment PDF
PA1 (04/05/2019) PDF
PA2 (04/12/2019) PDF
Introduced (03/29/2019) PDF
Engrossed (04/12/2019) PDF
Reengrossed (04/15/2019) PDF
Revised (04/27/2019) PDF
Rerevised (04/29/2019) PDF
Final Act (05/10/2019) PDF
Signed Act (06/03/2019) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (04/11/2019) PDF
Fiscal Note SA2 (04/25/2019) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (04/03/2019) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (08/06/2019) PDF

Sources

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