A task force has begun meeting to consider concerns about the adequacy of Colorado’s water anti-speculation law, with some of the initial discussion focusing on a desire to not unduly harm property rights.

The Colorado Department of Natural Resources on Wednesday held the first meeting of the Anti-Speculation Law Work Group. The task force was established as a result of passage of a bill this year to consider ways to strengthen the current anti-speculation law and recommend any changes to a legislative committee by Aug. 15.