From The Pueblo Chieftain (Patrick Malone):
Sponsored in the House by Rep. Kathleen Curry, U-Gunnison, SB52 passed by a margin of 38-26. Opponents, including Rep. Sal Pace, D-Pueblo, said the bill undermines the standing of senior surface-water rights holders, while its supporters said it protects those with properly permitted wells. The bill’s specific aim is to honor already permitted wells in the event that the Colorado Ground Water Commission redraws boundaries of the state’s eight existing designated groundwater basins…
Having passed the Senate unanimously, the bill now will be presented to the governor for final approval to become law.
More 2010 Colorado legislation coverage here.