2016 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 12 - Professions and Occupations
General - Continued
Article 55.5 - Outfitters and Guides
§ 12-55.5-101. Legislative declaration
It is the intent of the general assembly to promote and encourage residents and nonresidents alike to participate in the enjoyment and use of the mountains, rivers, and streams of Colorado and the state's fish and game and, to that end, in the exercise of the police power of this state for the purpose of safeguarding the health, safety, welfare, and freedom from injury or danger of such residents and nonresidents, to register and regulate those persons who, for compensation, provide equipment or personal services to such residents and nonresidents for the purpose of hunting and fishing. It is neither the intent of the general assembly to interfere in any way with the business of livestock operations or to prevent livestock owners from loaning or leasing buildings or animals to persons, nor is it intended to prevent said owner from accompanying a person or persons on land that such person owns, nor is it the intent of the general assembly to interfere in any way with the general public's ability to enjoy the recreational value of Colorado's mountains, rivers, and streams when the services of commercial outfitters are not utilized nor to interfere with the right of the United States to manage the public lands under its control.
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