May 6, 2016
The Colorado Public Lands Day bill, S. 16-21 has passed the general assembly on May 6, 2016 and awaits the Governor's signature. Colorado will become the first state to designate and celebrate an annual Public Lands Day. The bill provides that it will be celebrated beginning in 2017 on the third Saturday in May.
In late April, the Colorado Public Lands Day bill, S.16-21, had been referred to the Conference Committee to work out differences between the House and Senate versions. The issue was legislative declarations in the bill.