GREELEY, Colo. — The last of the five bills that the Colorado Corn Growers Association (CCGA) supported during the 2017 Colorado Legislative Session has been signed into law. The most recently signed was House Bill 17-1282, which will create a student loan repayment program for veterinarians practicing in rural areas where there are shortages.
The four other bills that CCGA supported this year, and have now been signed, are:
* Senate Bill 17-036, which limits the evidence district courts may consider when reviewing groundwater appeals
* House Bill 17-1061, which increases weight classifications for “commercial vehicles”
* House Bill 17-1190, which requires that a particular section of the St. Jude’s Co. water case decision will not apply to certain water rights or claims
* House Bill 17-1219, which extends a Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) pilot program that’s examining the fallowing of irrigated farmground, and leasing those associated water rights to other users, such as municipalities
CCGA also opposed one bill during the 2017 Colorado Legislative Session, with that being House Bill 17-1234. This bill would have required retailers to indicate the country of origin for beef sold, but it was killed during the session.
— Colorado Corn Growers Association
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