State Legislative Update


The Senate Ag Committee moved two favorable measures forward to the Senate Floor this week with the passage of HB 1159 which allows the Commissioner of Agriculture to license a grain protein analyzer before the analyzer is operated for commercial use and HB 1083 which adds hydroelectricity and pumped hydro to the list of technologies that the PUC may give full consideration of for use. CFB is in support of both of these measures.

The House and Senate will continue next week with full calendars of floor work (for 2nd and 3rd readings of numerous bills). We are still anticipating a handful of bills that we will engage on to be released in the coming weeks. The Long Bill (State’s Budget) is not expected to come out for a few weeks yet. The JBC is busy at work with long days of hearings to address the $1Billion shortfall in next year’s budget.

For a complete list of bills that CFB is currently following please check out the link to the Legislative Tracking List.

As a reminder, next week is National Ag Week – March 13 through the 19th – www.agday.org

Colorado will be celebrating National Ag Day on Wednesday, March 16th at the Colorado State Capitol!

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