(1)“Commission” means the public utilities commission of the state of Colorado.
(2)“District” means a special district, local improvement district, school district, or other political subdivision of the state.
(3)“Local government” means a home rule or statutory municipality, county, or city and county.
(4)“Local improvement district” has the meaning set forth in section 32-7-103 (7).
(5)“Powerline trail” means a multimodal trail that is:
(a)Eight feet in width or wider;
(b)Made of hard surface such as concrete or compacted gravel;
(c)Used for recreational purposes or commuting in a manner that does not involve a motor vehicle; and
(d)Located in an existing or future transmission corridor.
(6)“Public entity” means the state, a local government, or a district.
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(a)“Recreational purpose” includes walking, running, bicycling, class 1 or class 2 electrical assisted bicycling, equestrian activities, use of electric scooters, cross-country skiing, or other similar uses.
(b)“Recreational purpose” does not include the use of a motor vehicle or other self-propelled vehicle that is not an electrical assisted bicycle, electric scooter, low-power scooter, or motorized wheelchair, as those terms are defined in section 42-1-102.
(8)“School district” has the meaning set forth in section 22-11-103 (29).
(9)“Special district” has the meaning set forth in section 32-1-103 (20).
(10)“Transmission corridor” means a tract of land owned, occupied, or leased by a transmission provider, or covered by an easement or right-of-way held by a transmission provider, where an electric transmission line is constructed, operated, or maintained at a voltage of sixty-nine thousand volts or above.
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(a)“Transmission provider” means:
(I)A transmission utility, as defined in section 40-5-108 (1)(b); or
(II)The Colorado electric transmission authority created in section 40-42-103 (1).
(b)“Transmission provider” does not include a municipally owned utility, a power authority established pursuant to section 29-1-204 (1), or a cooperative electric association, as defined in section 40-9.5-102 (1), that has voted to exempt itself from the “Public Utilities Law”, articles 1 to 7 of title 40, pursuant to section 40-9.5-103.
Section 33-45-102 — Definitions,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-33.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).