Cooke Bill to Protect Rural Communities Passes Senate

Denver – Today, Majority Whip John Cooke’s bill to protect rural communities from the pervasive threat of wildfire passed the Senate unanimously.

Forest fires are a persistent threat in Colorado, and Senate Bill 17-050 helps prevent the damage and devastation left in their wake.

 

Senate Bill 50 merges two existing grants to provide continuous funding to rural communities at persistent risk of destructive wildfire.

 

“Consolidating these grants will help rural Colorado communities continue to reduce risks posed by wildfire and establish forward-looking land stewardship practices," said Cooke. "Wildfires are a constant threat to Colorado, and we will continue to take steps to protect people, property, and firefighters from the dangers fires present."

 

Senate Bill 17-050 now heads to the House. 

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