Aspen’s representative outlines bills |

Aspen’s representative outlines bills

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

DENVER ” Colo. Rep. Kathleen Curry, whose district includes Pitkin County, has already successfully shepherded one of her sponsored bills through the House. Now she will try her luck with four other bills she is sponsoring.

House Bill 1069 passed the House Wednesday and now goes to the state senate. The bill allows better enforcement of off-highway vehicles on public lands. It is designed to protect wildlife habitats.

In a newsletter e-mailed to constituents Thursday, Curry, D-Gunnison, outlined her other bills for this session. They are:

– House Bill 1083 changes the allocation of severance tax and federal mineral lease revenues to provide more benefits to areas, such as western Garfield County, which are heavily impacted by natural gas drilling and production.

– House Bill 1141 requires developers to show they have sustainable water supplies to meet their projected peak daily, monthly and yearly needs before they can build.

– Senate Bill 36, which she is co-sponsoring with Sen. Jim Isgar, allows the Colorado Water Conservation Board to allocate moneys from the water supply reserve account of the severance tax trust fund.

– Senate Bill 96, also with Ishgar, changes the composition of the State Agricultural Commission to one member from each agricultural district and five from the state at-large.

A citizen can track the progress of legislation through the Colorado General Assembly’s website at

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