Lower North Fork Wildfire Commission. The bill creates the wildfire matters review committee as an interim committee of the general assembly (committee) to address wildfire prevention and mitigation and to review and propose legislation relating to such matters. The committee is required to meet at least once during the interim of each year to review and to propose legislation or other policy changes relating to wildfire prevention and mitigation and all related matters. The bill authorizes the committee to consult with experts in all fields relating to wildfire prevention and mitigation as may be necessary to achieve the committee's objectives. All personnel of any state agency or political subdivision of Colorado involved in wildfire prevention and mitigation, including the Colorado department of public safety and the Colorado state forest service, are required to cooperate with the committee and with any persons assisting the committee in carrying out its duties.
Membership of the committee consists of 10 members of the general assembly, equally divided between members of the house and senate. The bill specifies the manner in which the appointments are to be made and additional requirements relating to the service of members of the committee.
The interim committee is repealed on July 1, 2018.