HB 20-1173

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Mar 03, 2020
  • Passed House Mar 02, 2020
  • Senate
  • Governor

811 Locate Exemption For County Road Maintenance


Current law requires an individual or entity to notify the statewide notification association of all owners and operators of underground facilities of its intent to engage in excavation so that any underground facilities, such as water and sewer pipes, gas lines, and electric or cable lines, that the excavation might affect can be located and marked before excavation begins. Underground facilities are often located beneath county gravel and dirt roads, normally at a depth of at least 18 inches below the road surface. Counties maintain the profile and surface condition of such county roads and county road rights-of-way by engaging in routine and emergency maintenance activities that do not disturb more than 6 inches in depth. These maintenance activities currently trigger the excavation notification requirement, and the related requirement that the location of underground facilities be marked, even though they occur above the levels where underground facilities are located. To prevent such activities from triggering the excavation notification requirement, the bill specifies that "excavation" does not include routine or emergency maintenance of right-of-way on county-owned gravel or dirt roads performed by county employees that: Does not lower the existing grade or elevation of the road, shoulder, and ditches; and Does not disturb more than 6 inches in depth during maintenance operations.(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Bill Sponsors (4)


Mar 02, 2020


May 26, 2020


Senate Committee on Transportation & Energy Postpone Indefinitely

Transportation & Energy

Mar 03, 2020


Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation & Energy

  • Introduction
Transportation & Energy

Mar 02, 2020


House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Feb 28, 2020


House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee

Feb 18, 2020


House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

Feb 12, 2020


House Committee on Transportation & Local Government Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
House Committee of the Whole Transportation Local Government

Jan 28, 2020


Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Local Government

  • Introduction
Transportation & Local Government Transportation Local Government

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Reengrossed (03/02/2020) PDF
Engrossed (02/28/2020) PDF
Introduced (01/28/2020) PDF
PA1 (02/13/2020) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

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


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