HB 20-1159

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Feb 20, 2020
  • Passed House Feb 18, 2020
  • Passed Senate Mar 04, 2020
  • Signed by Governor Apr 01, 2020

State Engineer Confirm Existing Use Instream Flow


Current law specifies that the Colorado water conservation board's appropriation of water for instream flow purposes is subject to existing uses and exchanges of water. The act directs the state engineer, in administering current law, to confirm a claim of an existing use or exchange if the use or exchange has not previously been confirmed by court order or decree. The person making the claim may also seek confirmation by the water judge. (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Bill Sponsors (4)


Feb 18, 2020

Mar 04, 2020


Apr 01, 2020

Office of the Governor

Governor Signed

Mar 23, 2020

Office of the Governor

Sent to the Governor

Mar 17, 2020


Signed by the Speaker of the House


Signed by the President of the Senate

Mar 04, 2020


Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Mar 03, 2020


Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments

Feb 27, 2020


Senate Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
Agriculture & Natural Resources

Feb 20, 2020


Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture & Natural Resources

  • Introduction
Agriculture & Natural Resources

Feb 18, 2020


House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Feb 14, 2020


House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments

Feb 13, 2020


House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

Feb 10, 2020


House Committee on Rural Affairs & Agriculture Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
House Committee of the Whole Rural Affairs & Agriculture

Jan 21, 2020


Introduced In House - Assigned to Rural Affairs & Agriculture

  • Introduction
Rural Affairs & Agriculture

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Signed Act (04/01/2020) PDF
Final Act (03/17/2020) PDF
Rerevised (03/04/2020) PDF
Revised (03/03/2020) PDF
Reengrossed (02/18/2020) PDF
Engrossed (02/14/2020) PDF
Introduced (01/21/2020) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note FN1 (02/07/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (09/10/2020) PDF


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