There's been much chatter lately in regards to a new important bill being introduced in the Colorado legislature. This proposition will dramatically effect not only fellow fisherman, boaters, but private landowners in a very Hot topic!
Colorado's House Judiciary committee voted seven to three recently in favor of (HB 1188). The "Clarify River Outfitter Navigation Right Bill" helps uphold commercial rafters rights if floating through private property. It now goes to the House floor.
The current law (which stems from the English Common Law) gives any boaters, private or commercial the right to float through a piece of private property as long as the river is deemed navigable and they don't touch the bottom or banks.
The Bill HB 1188 Just passed the first rounds in the House. Please lend support by contacting your local legislatures in Colorado: Find out who your elected officials are at http://www.votesmart.org/ If you are out of state you can still contact Governor Ritter to show your support. You can find the full bill Here and also is a link to the Colorado General Assembly website.
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