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COVID-19 Relief Small And Minority Businesses Arts Organizations

Concerning support for entities impacted by severe capacity restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2020 Extraordinary Session
Business & Economic Development
Local Government
Bill Summary

The bill provides funding as follows to support entities impacted by capacity restrictions imposed to address the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • $37 million for direct relief payments to small businesses located in a county that is subject to, and in compliance with, severe capacity restrictions pursuant to a public health order, with payments allocated to the counties for distribution to eligible small businesses, which businesses include restaurants, bars, movie theaters, and fitness and recreational sports centers;
  • $7.5 million for direct relief payments to eligible arts, culture, and entertainment artists, crew members, and organizations, with payments allocated by the creative industries division in the Colorado office of economic development;
  • $6,775,000 $6,780,000 to the department of public health and environment to enable the department to contract with county or district boards of health to provide state funding in lieu of those local government agencies charging annual licensing fees to certain retail food establishments;
  • $1.8 million $1,891,775 to the department of revenue to offset the department's waiver of certain liquor license fees; and
  • $4 million for use by the minority business office in the Colorado office of economic development to provide direct relief payments, grants and loans, and technical assistance and consulting support to minority-owned businesses.

(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