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HB10-1188: Commercial Rafting Bill Moves to Final Reading

The Colorado House approved House Bill 10-1188 on a voice vote Friday to clarify that commercial rafting companies have the right to float down a historically run stretch of river, even if they have incidental contact with rocks and the river banks, and that they have the right to portage across private property to avoid hazardous obstacles in the river. Third and final reading of the bill is expected to take place on Monday.

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Colorado Statesman: Lawmakers took the first step in deciding whether commercial outfitters have the right to float through private property Monday when the House Judiciary Committee gave House Bill 1188 a favorable recommendation after nearly six hours of testimony from river outfitters, landowners, district attorneys and water law experts.

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