A lot of people are asking... why should I support this as a private boater, since it only helps commercials? Another way to look at it is, if the bill fails what happens? I assume that if the bill fails, the Taylor developers will file a lawsuit against the raft companies. If they win, and shut the raft companies down, what will be the impact to rafting and kayaking in colorado?
The passage of the bill may not strengthen private access, but the failure of the bill could potentially limit overall access.
Any comments on what happens if the bill fails, and how this impacts private boaters? Still trying to understand the nuances. Seems like if the bill fails, the developers may be able to boot the commercials on the taylor and just might be able to take out the private boaters on that stretch too?
Also, does anyone have any good links to water law in the US. I'm intrigued by comments of other states having different laws that allow the right to float.