Colorado

HB 1122 – Accounting Of Conservation Easements In The State

Sponsored by: Rep. Kimmi Lewis (and Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg and Sen. Vicki Marble in the Senate)
One of three bills "aimed at restricting the use of conservation easements to preserve vital lands in Colorado."

Short Summary

The bill would require a public accounting of conservation easements in the state. This would include mapping, an inventory of landholders, allowed tax credits, and any issues with the easements.

General Description

“CONCERNING A PUBLIC ACCOUNTING OF CONSERVATION EASEMENTS¬†CREATED IN THE STATE.” [HB 1122, Colorado General Assembly]

Bill Sponsor(s)

Rep. Kimmi Lewis; Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg

Detailed Bill Summary 

A bill to require “a comprehensive accounting of the conservation easements that have been created in the state since 1998.” [HB 1122, Colorado General Assembly]

Current Status

  • 3/15/18- Postponed Indefinitely in House Committee on Health, Insurance & Environment. [Bill History for HB 1122, Colorado General Assembly]

Relevant Comments by Public Officials, Public Lands Groups, or Special Interest Groups in Colorado

  • The Summit County, Colorado Board of County Commissioners described this bill, along with HB 1123 and HB 1194, as being “aimed at restricting the use of conservation easements to preserve vital lands in Colorado.” [Work Session Meeting Minutes, Summit County Colorado, 03/13/18]
Next Issue

HB 1123 - Conservation Easement Tax Credit Time Out