HB 20-1047

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Mar 02, 2020
  • Passed House Feb 28, 2020
  • Senate
  • Governor

Develop A Statewide Organics Management Plan


Zero Waste and Recycling Interim Study Committee. The bill tasks the executive director of the department of public health and environment (executive director) or the executive director's designee and the commissioner of agriculture (commissioner) or the commissioner's designee with developing an organics management plan (plan) on or before September 1, 2022. The department of public health and environment may incorporate the plan into the department's existing work regarding organics management if its existing work meets the standards established for the organics management plan. In developing the plan, the executive director and the commissioner are required to study and make recommendations regarding organic waste management practices to encourage compost use on soil to promote carbon storage. The executive director and the commissioner must also complete 2 statewide surveys as part of the plan, with one survey examining end uses for the major categories of organic waste feedstock generated within the state and the other survey examining existing organic waste generation facilities and processing capacity. On or before February 1, 2023, the executive director, in collaboration with the commissioner, shall submit a report summarizing the plan to the legislative committees with jurisdiction over energy or agricultural matters. For the 2020-21 state fiscal year, the bill appropriates $150,000 from the solid waste management fund to the department of public health and environment for use by the solid waste control program to implement the plan. (Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.) (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Bill Sponsors (3)



Jun 13, 2020


Senate Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely


Mar 12, 2020


Senate Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources Refer Unamended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations Agriculture & Natural Resources

Mar 02, 2020


Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture & Natural Resources

  • Introduction
Agriculture & Natural Resources

Feb 28, 2020


House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Feb 27, 2020


House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor

Feb 25, 2020


House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

Feb 21, 2020


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

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

Feb 03, 2020


House Committee on Energy & Environment Refer Amended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee

Jan 08, 2020


Introduced In House - Assigned to Energy & Environment

  • Introduction
Energy & Environment

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Reengrossed (02/28/2020) PDF
Engrossed (02/27/2020) PDF
Introduced (01/08/2020) PDF
PA2 (02/21/2020) PDF
PA1 (02/04/2020) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (02/19/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (01/09/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (08/07/2020) PDF


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