On May 20th, 2019, House Bill 19-1080, entitled “Benefits For First Responders With A Disability” was signed into Colorado law. This act grants first responders with a permanent occupational disability a free columbine annual pass for entrance into state parks. Those with a permanent occupational disability resulting from performing official duties may be eligible for free lifetime small game hunting and fishing licenses. To learn more, contact the Colorado State Parks Division in your area.
The act also allows first responders with a permanent occupational disability, who are sixty years of age or older, to be eligible to participate in a property tax work-off program established by a taxing entity. For more information, contact your local property taxing authority.