Senate Bill 181: Sweeping Changes in the Pipeline Following Proposition 112’s defeat by voters in the November mid-term election, another major challenge to the Colorado oil and gas industry is on the horizon. On March 1, Senate Bill 181 (“SB 181”) was introduced by Senate Majority Leader Steve Fenberg and House Speaker KC Becker. In what state legislators have referred to as “the most sweeping oil and gas reform” the state has ever seen, SB 181 is rapidly advancing through the Capitol. Having successfully navigated three Senate committees and a floor vote, passing each strictly along party lines, SB 181 is starting to make the rounds through the House as well. If successfully passed in the House, as all indications point that it will be, the bill will find its way to Governor Polis’ desk, who has already indicated his support.