Advocacy comes in many shapes and sizes, but one of the ways DARCA participates in advocacy is through the Colorado Water Congress' State Affairs Committee. Here, DARCA has a voice on draft legislation that may impact you. We will post this information to here on our website and send out frequent emails, so please speak up on these issues.


You belong at the table and this is one way to be seated there. We need and want to hear your voice!

Please share your thoughts/questions/concerns with us: 

Legislative calls for members will be held every other Tuesday beginning on March 2nd at 1 pm. For the meeting information, contact Amber directly at darcaconference@gmail.com!

For direct feedback aside from the legislative calls, consider the following:

Calling Amber at (719) 688-9941.

Emailing Amber at darcaconfrence@gmail.com.

Filling out the form below (under draft bills).

Check back for more updates weekly. 

Draft Bills & Notes about DARCA's Positions 

Notes from Executive Director, Amber Weber on 2/22/2021

SB21-034 Water Resources Financing Enterprise, Sen. Coram

  • fee on water taps for water infrastructure

  • Position: Monitoring

SB21-054 Transfers for Wildfire Mitigation and Response, Hansen, Rankin, McCluskie JBC

  • 3 transfers- not sure how this will impact our budget, but it did come out of Gov. Polis' budget request and overall feel this is a good bill

  • Position: Monitoring

HB21-1046 Water Share Right Mutual Ditch Corp., Arndt, Catlin, Fields, Sonnenberg

  • There are concerns around this bill, proponents are working on language. See draft below.

  • Position: Monitoring

HB21-1043 Study Underground Water Storage Maximum Beneficial Use, Holtorf and Sonnenberg (House Ag Comm 2.22.21.)

  • No fiscal note for the study.

  • Position: Monitoring

HB21-008 Forest Health Project Financing, Arndt, Catlin, Cooke, Hansen

(House Ag Comm 2.22.21.)

  • 3 proposed amendments coming

  • Authority to Water and Power Authority for both grants and extends authority for 10 more years 

  • Position: Monitoring

MS4 Permitting bill on hold until next year

Dredge and Fill on hold until we know a bit more about Colorado's stay. Will be fast moving, when it hits, if it does.

ANS Roadside Inspection Program- has applied for late bill status

Uniform Easement Relocation- waiting for introduction

Wagner v. Planned Parenthood Foreseeability for a Landowner- waiting for introduction


HJR21-1002 Water Projects Eligibility Lists, Arndt and Donovan

  • approval of water project revolving fund 

  • Position: Supports

Mutual Ditch Draft Bill

Draft Bill

Tell us your thoughts about the legislation above. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

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