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Bill Detail: HB21-1263

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Title Meeting And Events Incentive Program
Status House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Amended to Appropriations (04/15/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Business & Economic Development
House Sponsors D. Roberts (D)
M. Soper (R)
Senate Sponsors D. Hisey (R)
R. Rodriguez (D)
House Committee Business Affairs and Labor
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 04/06/2021
Summary

The bill creates the Colorado meeting and events incentive
program (program) in the Colorado tourism office (office) to provide
rebates and direct support to eligible events and eligible personal events
in Colorado to assist in the state's recovery from the COVID-19
pandemic.

An eligible personal event means a wedding, family reunion, or
other personal event that:
  • Takes place in Colorado between July 1, 2021, and
December 31, 2021;
  • Generates at least 25 paid overnight stays in a motel, hotel,
vacation rental, or other lodging establishment;
  • Can demonstrate a significant economic benefit for the host
community as determined by the office; and
  • Meets any additional criteria established by the office.
An eligible event means an event other than an eligible personal event,
including a meeting, conference, or festival, that:
  • Takes place in Colorado between July 1, 2021, and
December 31, 2022;
  • Generates at least 25 paid overnight stays in a motel, hotel,
vacation rental, or other lodging establishment; and
  • Meets any additional criteria established by the office.
The program may offer rebates of up to 10% of the hard costs of
an eligible event or eligible personal event. A hard cost means an actual
incurred cost associated with hosting the event, as determined by the
office in consultation with industry stakeholders. The program may also
offer rebates of up to 25% for COVID-19-related costs, which are hard
costs that are directly related to complying with public health orders or
other mandates issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as
determined by the office in consultation with industry stakeholders.
The program may provide direct support to attract eligible events
that have the potential to generate significant economic impact and affect
multiple counties. The costs of all such direct support cannot exceed 5%
of the total appropriation for the program.
The office is required to create guidelines for the program. In
doing so, the office must consider mechanisms to:
  • Make rebates and direct support available equitably and
proportionally across the state;
  • Prioritize events with significant economic impacts; and
  • Retain existing events with a demonstrated risk of
cancellation, delay, or relocation in addition to attracting
new events to the state.
The program is repealed, effective July 1, 2024.

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