Farm Close-Out Sales Tax Exemption
Report No. 2023-TE9
Report No. 2023-TE9
The Legislative Council Staff’s Water Policy Handbook is intended to serve as a reference guide to Colorado's water policies and programs. The book is divided into three parts. Each part covers a different aspect of Colorado water law and policy.
This memorandum provides information about the interstate compacts, Supreme Court decrees, and international treaties that govern Colorado’s use of interstate streams. Specifically, it gives a brief summary of the history of each of the compacts and outlines the specific components and...
An estimated 3.3 million people in Colorado are affected by drought, with 2022 being the driest year to date over the past 128 years. In response to the ongoing drought in Colorado, the General Assembly passed HB 22-1151 to promote the efficient and maximum utilization of Colorado’s...
During the 2022 legislative session, the Colorado General Assembly considered measures related to agriculture, including wildlife and conservation, workforce, the Colorado State Fair, and other agriculture‑related topics.
This memorandum provides information about irrigation districts in Colorado. Specifically, it discusses the current irrigation districts, the powers and duties of irrigation districts, and how those powers and duties compare to those of special districts.
Sunset laws allow the General Assembly to periodically review the need for state regulations, advisory committees, or state agencies and to update the law creating the agency or function. To accomplish this review, committees of reference hold public sunset hearings on sunset reports issued by...
The memo provides the General Committee Procedural Guidelines for the House Agriculture, Livestock, and Water Committee.
Report No. 2022-TE5
During the 2021 legislative session, the General Assembly considered several measures related to agriculture including animal welfare, economic development, the Department of Agriculture, and other agriculture-related bills.
During the 2020 legislative session, the General Assembly considered several measures related to agriculture including industrial hemp; product safety and labeling; pesticides; animal welfare; and price setting.
Report No. 2020-TE9
Report No. 2019-TE15
Report No. 2019-TE23
This issue brief provides an overview of state laws related to pet animal facilities. These facilities are licensed and regulated under the Colorado Pet Animal Care and Facilities Act (PACFA).
During the 2019 legislative session, the General Assembly considered measures to: regulate industrial hemp; increase food safety and branding; modify certain agricultural operations; and continue existing agricultural programs and laws.
This handbook was created to help members of the House Agriculture, Livestock, and Natural Resources Committee, Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources and Energy Committee, the interim Water Resources Review Committee, and other legislators to better understand Colorado's water policies and...
Report No. 2019-TE4
Report No. 2018-TE1
Report No. 2018-TE2
Report No. 2018-TE4
Report No. 2018-TE3
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During the 2018 legislative session, the General Assembly considered measures to add millet to Colorado's list of agricultural commodities; allow chiropractors to practice on animals; regulate industrial hemp; promote employment opportunities for young and beginning farmers; and continue and...
During the 2017 legislative session, the General Assembly considered measures to incentivize veterinarians to locate in rural areas, regulate industrial hemp, and promote young and beginning farmers. This document provides a summary of the legislation.
Report submitted to the Joint Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee in January 2017.