HB12-1285

HB12-1285 - Intergovt Coop Wildland Fire Mitigation

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning Modifications To Statutory Provisions Governing Intergovernmental Cooperation To Address Wildland Fire Mitigation Where A Municipality Owns Land Inside A County For Utility Purposes.

Existing law requires each municipality that owns any land area either entirely or partially outside its own territorial boundaries and inside the territorial boundaries of a county and that contains at least 50% forest land or land that constitutes a wildland area to enter into an intergovernmental agreement by July 1, 2012, with the county for the purpose of mitigating forest land or wildland fires affecting the contiguous land areas of the municipality and county.

The bill sets up parallel requirements for municipalities that own any land area inside the county for utility purposes. If not, the existing statutory requirements apply. However, if the municipality owns land for utility purposes, then, on or before July 1, 2012, each municipality that owns any land area for utility purposes that is located either entirely or partially outside its own territorial boundaries and inside the territorial boundaries of a county and that contains at least 50% forest land or land that constitutes a wildland area shall either:

  • Enter into an intergovernmental agreement with the county for the purpose of mitigating forest land or wildland fires affecting the contiguous land areas of the municipality and county; or
  • Enter into an agreement with the Colorado state forest service for the purpose of mitigating forest land or wildland fires affecting the contiguous land areas of the municipality and county, and provide notification of the agreement to any county in which the municipality owns any land area.

House Committees

Senate Committees

Latest update: April 6, 2012
04/06/2012 Governor Action - Signed
04/02/2012 Signed by the President of the Senate
04/02/2012 Sent to the Governor
03/30/2012 Signed by the Speaker of the House
03/20/2012 Senate Third Reading Passed
03/19/2012 Senate Second Reading Passed
03/16/2012 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
03/13/2012 Senate Committee on Local Government Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
02/28/2012 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Local Government
02/27/2012 House Third Reading Passed
02/24/2012 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments
02/23/2012 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily
02/20/2012 House Committee on Local Government Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
02/07/2012 Introduced In House - Assigned to Local Government