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Title Streamlined Solar Permitting And Inspection Grants
Status Governor Signed (05/11/2023)
Bill Subjects
  • Energy
House Sponsors M. Soper (R)
K. Brown (D)
Senate Sponsors D. Roberts (D)
P. Will (R)
House Committee Energy and Environment
Senate Committee Transportation and Energy
Date Introduced 03/08/2023

The bill creates the streamlined solar permitting and inspection
grant program (program). The program will grant money to local
governments to implement free automated permitting and inspection
software. To support the implementation of free automated permitting and
inspection software by local governments, the state treasurer will transfer
one million dollars from the general fund to the program in fiscal year
2022-23. The money is continuously appropriated.
The bill requires the Colorado energy office (office) to administer
the program by developing procedures to award money to applicants,
establishing a process for applicants to apply for money, requiring
applicants to demonstrate expected costs to implement the automated
permitting and inspection software, and beginning to approve applicants
no later than June 30, 2024. A grantee must implement the free automated
permitting software within 180 days of receipt of grant money. Grantees
are required to report to the office the implementation status of the free
automated permitting software one year after being granted the money
and each year thereafter for 4 years. The office is required to report to the
house of representatives energy and environment committee, the senate
transportation committee, and the joint budget committee the progress of
the grant program yearly beginning on January 1, 2025, and continuing
until the repeal of the program on July 1, 2034.

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