HB17-1233 - Protect Water Historical Consumptive Use Analysis

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning protection of the historical consumptive use analysis of a water right involved in a water conservation program.

When a water right owner wishes to change a water right, the amount of water that can be changed is limited to the historical consumptive use of the water right. Current law provides that the reduced water usage that results from participation in a government-sponsored water conservation program will not be considered in analyzing the historical consumptive use of the water right, but only in water divisions 4, 5, or 6. The bill applies this rule statewide, includes water conservation pilot programs, and limits state agencies that can approve a water conservation program to only those that have explicit statutory jurisdiction over water conservation or water rights.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


Latest update: May 3, 2017
05/03/2017 - Governor Signed
04/27/2017 - Sent to the Governor
04/27/2017 - Signed by the President of the Senate
04/26/2017 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
04/17/2017 - House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
04/13/2017 - House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over to 04/17/2017
04/12/2017 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/11/2017 - Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
04/06/2017 - Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/29/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy
03/24/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/23/2017 - House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/20/2017 - House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
03/07/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources