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Governor Polis Signs First Bill of the Legislative Session to Support Colorado’s Water Quality and Clean Drinking Water Infrastructure

Today, Governor Jared Polis signed into law administratively the bipartisan HJR23-1007 Water Projects Eligibility Lists sponsored by Representatives Karen McCormick and Marc Catlin and Senators Dylan Roberts and Cleave Simpson to support water projects across the state that design and construct safe drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure projects.

“We are here to serve the people of Colorado, and must continue working together to solve pressing problems and help improve the lives of Coloradans,” said Polis.

“I appreciate the legislature sending this bipartisan bill to my desk, sponsored by the vast majority of Colorado’s General Assembly with the goal of providing clean and safe water to the people of our state,” he added.

In his State of the State address to the General Assembly in January, Governor Polis outlined his vision for Colorado at 150, including making sure Colorado has the water resources necessary for farms, communities, and industries to thrive.

The Polis administration says that it has dedicated significant resources toward protecting Colorado’s water resources and the Governor’s budget proposal includes new, ongoing resources for climate action and preparedness for water quality, defending Colorado’s water rights.

The Governor also signed HB23-1049 Enactment Of CRS 2022 sponsored by Reps. Soper and  Bacon today administratively. The bill enacts the softbound volumes of the Colorado Revised Statutes 2022 and the subsequent changes approved by the voters at the general election on November 8, 2022.