Boosting Colorado’s Strong Agriculture Industry: Governor Polis Signs Bipartisan Legislation Into Law

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

DENVER- Today, Governor Polis signed bills into law, continuing to support Colorado’s hardworking farmers and ranchers.

“I am proud to sign this important bipartisan legislation that saves hardworking farmers and ranchers time and money on repairs, and supports Colorado’s thriving agriculture industry. This is a common-sense bipartisan bill to help people avoid unnecessary delays from equipment repairs. Farmers and ranchers can lose precious weeks and months when equipment repairs are stalled due to long turnaround times by manufacturers and dealers. This bill will change that. I thank the bill sponsors Representatives Brianna Titone, Ron Weinberg, Senators Nick Hinrichsen and Janice Marchman for sending this bill to my desk, and I thank our Department of Ag for supporting this legislation. Rep. Titone in particular has been an excellent leader in this space for a number of years and I appreciate her work on right to repair,” said Colorado Governor Jared Polis. 

Governor Polis signed the following bills into law in ceremony:

  • HB23-1094 Extend Agricultural Workforce Development Program - Representatives Meghan Lukens, Marc Catlin, Senators Dylan Roberts, Rod Pelton

  • HB23-1011 Consumer Right To Repair Agricultural Equipment - Representatives Brianna Titone, Ron Weinberg, Senators Nick Hinrichsen, Janice Marchman

Governor Polis signed the following bills into law administratively:

  • SB23-238 Small Communities Water and Wastewater Grant Fund - Representatives Emily Sirota, Rod Bockenfeld, Senators Rachel Zenzinger, Barbara Kirkmeyer

  • SB23-240 Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Dairy Plant Fees - Representatives Shannon Bird, Rod Bockenfeld, Senators Jeff Bridges, Barbara Kirkmeyer

  • HB23-1025 Charter School Application Timelines - Representatives Rick Taggart, Dafna Michaelson Jenet, Senator Janice Rich

  • HB23-1039 Electric Resource Adequacy Reporting - Representatives Shannon Bird, Robert Rodriguez, Senator Faith Winter

  • HB23-1089 Special Education Services For Students In Foster Care - Representative Mary Young, Senator Rachel Zenzinger