Monitoring legislation is integral to keeping a finger on the pulse of dynamic water policy in the state. On behalf of its diverse constituents in southwestern Colorado, the Southwestern Water Conservation District tracks state water legislation closely, specifically through participation in the Colorado Water Congress State Affairs Committee. SWCD representatives attend weekly meetings of the Committee during the legislative session (January – May) to ensure southwestern Colorado is considered as the State legislature enacts new laws affecting water management.

SWCD staff provides regular written summaries of water-related legislation during the session, which are found below. These summaries are distributed via email as a service to interested stakeholders. If you would like to sign up for these regular email updates, please contact [email protected]. SWCD staff also provides updates via biweekly teleconferences with the Board of Directors. If you would like to get email notifications for these calls, please contact [email protected]. We hope you find these services informative and beneficial.

Update: SWCD’s state legislative reports are on hold, as the current session of the Colorado General Assembly is temporarily adjourned until Monday, March 30th at 10:00am. The Colorado Water Congress’ State Affairs Committee has also suspended its weekly meetings until the legislature reconvenes.

SWCD supports the following 2020 legislation:

SWCD opposes the following 2020 legislation:

SWCD is monitoring the following legislation:

Below are the 2020 legislative summaries from SWCD.  Click here for the bill status report provided by Colorado Water Congress.

The SWCD Board supported the following legislation during the 2018 session, which adjourned on May 9:

Below are the 2018 legislative summaries from SWCD.  Click here for the bill status report provided by Colorado Water Congress.