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Use Of Tobacco Revenues Under Fiscal Emergency

Concerning the use of tobacco revenues generated under section 21 of article X of the state constitution in a state fiscal emergency, and, in connection therewith, making and reducing an appropriation.
2020 Regular Session
Human Services
Public Health
Bill Summary

Joint Budget Committee. Pursuant to the declaration of a state fiscal emergency (emergency declaration), for the 2020-21 fiscal year only, the bill expands the purposes for which tobacco tax revenues in the tobacco education programs fund and the prevention, early detection, and treatment fund may be used to include any health-related purpose and to serve populations enrolled in the children's basic health plan and the Colorado medical assistance program at the programs' respective levels of enrollment as of January 1, 2005.

Also pursuant to the emergency declaration, for the 2020-21 fiscal year only, the bill authorizes grantees under certain programs funded through tobacco tax revenue to use the grant money to investigate and control the spread of COVID-19.

The bill repeals an obsolete provision of law.

The bill makes and reduces certain appropriations.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. D. Esgar, Rep. J. McCluskie
Sen. D. Moreno, Sen. R. Zenzinger


Sen. B. Rankin


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