Legislative Update (by Bruce Whitehead)

Bruce Whitehead, Executive Director of the Southwestern Water Conservation District, as well as the District’s representative to the Colorado Water Congress State Affairs Committee, provided weekly legislative updates to interested parties in Southwest Colorado. The First Regular Session of the sixty-eighth General Assembly adjourned sine die on May 11. The following provides a summary of the last State Affairs Committee meeting from May 2, 2011: 

·         Forest Health Act of 2011 (SB 267) wouldcreate the Colorado Forest Biomass Use Workgroup. The bill was proposed to clarify legislation passed in 2009 to address issues between Denver and Jefferson County, but may have impacts to other municipalities such as Aurora.
·         A proposed Resolution by Representative Looper regarding changes in the Nutrient Standards by the EPA. To date, the Resolution has not been introduced.
If you know of any entity or individual that would like to be a recipient of these updates, please contact Bruce at (970) 247-1302.