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Bill Detail: SB23-262

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Title Water Desalination Study And Report
Status House Committee on Appropriations Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed (05/11/2023)
Bill Subjects
  • Water
House Sponsors N. Ricks (D)
M. Soper (R)
Senate Sponsors K. Priola (D)
K. Mullica (D)
House Committee Energy and Environment
Senate Committee Agriculture and Natural Resources
Date Introduced 04/03/2023

The bill requires the Colorado water conservation board (CWCB)
to perform a comprehensive literature review of existing research on the
challenges and opportunities of desalination facilities in California or
Mexico. The literature review must include a summary of the current
status of research on desalination, including quantification of certain costs
of and benefits that could be realized from the construction and perpetual
operation of one or more water desalination facilities in California or
Mexico, or both.
On or before July 1, 2025, the CWCB must complete the study and
submit a report of the CWCB's findings and recommendations to:
  • The Colorado legislative committees of reference that
consider water matters;
  • The governor; and
  • The bureau of reclamation in the federal department of the

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