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HB24-1024

Extend Outreach Campaigns Wildfire Risk Mitigation

Concerning the continuation of public outreach campaigns relating to wildfire risk mitigation in the wildland-urban interface, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
Session:
2024 Regular Session
Subject:
Natural Resources & Environment
Bill Summary

The act requires the Colorado state forest service (forest service) to:

  • Conduct enhanced wildfire awareness month outreach campaigns (campaigns) through 2027 and other outreach efforts through the 2026-27 state fiscal year that are expected to increase awareness of wildfire risk mitigation by residents in the wildland-urban interface; and
  • Report to certain legislative committees on an annual basis concerning the campaigns and outreach efforts.

For state fiscal year 2024-25, the act appropriates $40,000 from the general fund to the healthy forests and vibrant communities fund for use by the forest service for the ongoing campaigns and outreach efforts.

APPROVED by Governor May 20, 2024

EFFECTIVE May 20, 2024
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Status

Introduced
Passed
Became Law

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Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details