Bill Text: AZ HB2456 | 2021 | Fifty-fifth Legislature 1st Regular | Introduced

Bill Title: Colorado River fourth priority water

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 6-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2021-02-04 - House read second time [HB2456 Detail]

Download: Arizona-2021-HB2456-Introduced.html




REFERENCE TITLE: Colorado River fourth priority water





State of Arizona

House of Representatives

Fifty-fifth Legislature

First Regular Session





HB 2456


Introduced by

Representatives Cobb: Biasiucci, Dunn, John, Osborne, Senator Borrelli





amending Title 45, chapter 1, article 4, Arizona Revised Statutes, by adding section 45-142; relating to use of Colorado river water.





Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:

Section 1.  Title 45, chapter 1, article 4, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended by adding section 45-142, to read:

START_STATUTE45-142.  Limitation on Colorado River water transfers

A person with a claim for rights to use any amount of the 164,652 acre feet of fourth PRIORITY COLORADO river water that is subject to the Boulder Canyon project act (45 Stat. 1057) and that was allocated by the United States bureau of reclamation for agricultural, municipal and industrial uses for Colorado River communities may not transfer or otherwise convey that claim for use of that water to any location or use other than an agricultural, municipal or industrial use in a Colorado River community. END_STATUTE