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COVID-19 Utility Bill Payment-related Assistance

Concerning assistance for individuals unable to pay their utility bills due to economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and, in connection therewith, transferring money received from the federal government pursuant to the "CARES Act" to the energy outreach Colorado low-income energy assistance fund to provide such assistance.
2020 Regular Session
Bill Summary

From money given to the state pursuant to the federal "Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act", commonly referred to as the "CARES Act", the bill allocates $10 million from the care subfund in the general fund to the energy outreach Colorado low-income energy assistance fund administered by the Colorado energy office for use by energy outreach Colorado on or before December 30, 2020, to provide direct utility bill payment assistance to households facing economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details