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Transfers For Wildfire Mitigation And Response

Concerning transfers from the general fund to cash funds to be used to address wildland fires, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2021 Regular Session
Natural Resources & Environment
State Revenue & Budget
Bill Summary

The act requires the state treasurer to transfer $6 million from the general fund to the forest restoration and wildfire risk mitigation grant program cash fund.

The state treasurer is also required to transfer $3 million from the general fund to the wildfire preparedness fund. The division of homeland security and emergency management in the department of public safety is required to use this money:

  • As the state match for federal hazard mitigation assistance grants to local governments that are used to mitigate wildland fire hazards; and
  • To provide local governments that are eligible to receive the federal grants with strategic planning assistance for wildland fire hazard mitigation.

The state treasurer is also required to transfer $4 million from the general fund to the Colorado water conservation board construction fund. This money is appropriated to the board for the watershed restoration program to support post-fire recovery and mitigation efforts.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    03/21/2021 Signed Act PDF
    03/11/2021 Final Act PDF
    03/05/2021 Rerevised PDF
    03/04/2021 Revised PDF
    02/26/2021 Reengrossed PDF
    02/25/2021 Engrossed PDF
    02/16/2021 Introduced PDF
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