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CCGA Lists 2016 Colorado Legislative Session updates …

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The Colorado Corn Growers Association has put its support behind five bills so far during the 2016 Colorado Legislative Session.
Below is the status of each of those bills, along with links to learn more about them: 
(Updates from recent days are in italics.)
* House Bill 16-1226, “Agricultural Innovation Grants” 
The House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources referred this bill to the House Committee on Appropriations on April 4. Learn more about the bill  here.
* House Bill 16-1228, “Ag Protection Water Right Transfer Mechanism” 
After passing through the House on March 22, the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Energy on Wednesday, April 20, voted 9-0 in favor of advancing the bill to the entire Senate for a vote, with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. Learn more about the bill here.
* House Bill 16-1256, “South Platte Water Storage Study” 
After passing through the House on Thursday, April 14, the bill was introduced in the Senate that same day. Learn more about the bill here.
* House Bill 16-1337, “Appellate Process For Decisions About Groundwater”
After passing through the House on April 1, the bill was introduced in the Senate on Wednesday, April 20, and assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Learn more about the bill here.
* Senate Bill 16-175, “E-15 Gasoline Income Tax Credit for Retail Dealers”
On Thursday, April 14, the Senate Finance Committee agreed to postpone the bill indefinitely, by a 5-0 vote. Learn more here. KILLED 
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CCGA has also taken a position of opposition on one bill, that being:
* House Bill 16-1005, “Residential Precipitation Collection” 
After passing though the House back on March 4, the bill was approved by the Senate on a third reading on April 1, and will now head to the governor for his signature. Learn more about the bill here. PASSED
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In addition to the five bills CCGA is supporting and the one it’s opposing, the group is also monitoring a number of other bills, and considering support or opposition for those as well, as the 2016 Colorado Legislative Session moves forward.

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