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Bill Detail: SB21-178

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Title Extend Care Subfund Deadline For COVID-19 Programs
Status Governor Signed (05/13/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • State Government
House Sponsors J. McCluskie (D)
Senate Sponsors D. Moreno (D)
House Committee Finance
Senate Committee Finance
Date Introduced 03/10/2021

In 2020, the state received money from the federal coronavirus
relief fund for the state to use for necessary expenditures incurred due to

the public health emergency with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic that
were incurred prior to December 30, 2020, and $70 million of those
federal funds were deposited in the care subfund and allocated through
legislation enacted in 2020. In conformity with federal law, all of the
agencies that received this money were required to use the money on or
before December 30, 2020. Subsequent federal legislation extended the
expenditure deadline for incurring these expenditures to December 31,
In light of the federal extension, the bill extends expenditure or
appropriation deadlines for the following programs for which the
departments have not yet expended all of their appropriation from the care
  • Eviction legal assistance; (Sections 2 and 7 of the bill)
  • Human services referral services; (Sections 5 and 8)
  • Low-income energy assistance; (Section 6)
  • Behavioral health services; (Section 9)
  • Immunization operating expenses; and (Section 10)
  • Local public health agencies in rural areas. (Section 10)
In some cases, related program repeal deadlines are also extended.
Section 3 extends the exclusion of the care subfund expenditures
from the calculation of the general fund reserve. Section 4 delays a
transfer of any unused money from the care subfund to the unemployment
compensation fund from December 30, 2020, to December 31, 2021.

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