Representative Catlin, bill co-prime sponsor,
introduced HB22-1151. Before July 1, 2023, the bill requires the Colorado
Water Conservation Board (CWCB) in the Department of Natural Resources
(DNR) to develop a turf replacement program to incentivize the voluntary
replacement of nonessential irrigated turf on residential, commercial,
institutional or industrial properties.
A local government, special district, Native American tribe or nonprofit
organization that already administers or plans to administer a turf replacement
program may apply for matching funds from the state program.
The CWCB must create rules for the program, including application forms
and deadlines for eligible entities, and the responsibilities of any third
party contractors. The bill creates the Turf Replacement Fund in the Treasury
for administration by CWCB.