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Bill Detail: SB24-026

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Title Agriculture & Natural Resources Public Engagement Requirement
Status Governor Signed (05/01/2024)
Bill Subjects
  • Agriculture
  • Natural Resources & Environment
  • Water
House Sponsors B. McLachlan (D)
M. Catlin (R)
Senate Sponsors D. Roberts (D)
P. Will (R)
House Committee Agriculture, Water and Natural Resources
Senate Committee Agriculture and Natural Resources
Date Introduced 01/10/2024
Summary

Water Resources and Agriculture Review Committee. Prior to
the consolidation of the division of wildlife and the division of parks and
recreation and their respective commissions in Senate Bill 11-208,
enacted in 2011, members of the wildlife commission were required to
hold at least 2 public meetings per year in their respective geographic
districts.
The bill renews the public engagement requirement for the
members of the parks and wildlife commission in the department of
natural resources who are appointed by the governor and adds the same
public engagement requirement for members of the state agricultural
commission and the Colorado water conservation board who are
appointed by the governor. The bill requires the public engagement
meetings be held in person.
Commission and board members subject to the public engagement
requirement are entitled to reimbursement for their reasonable costs in
holding public meetings. Status updates on the commission and board
members' compliance with the public engagement requirement must be
reported to the chair of each member's respective commission or board
and included in each member's respective executive department's annual
SMART Act presentation to the general assembly.

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