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Polis signing rest of bills from last week's special session

The governor is signing nine of the 10 bills on Monday, all related to short-term COVID-19 relief for Coloradans.

DENVER — Gov. Jared Polis, who is still in quarantine from COVID-19, is on Monday signing nine of the 10 bills passed by the General Assembly from last week's special session.

The first four were signed Monday morning beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The General Assembly dealt with seven issues during its three-day session last week, all related to short-term COVID-19 relief for Coloradans. The bills provide funding for rental and other housing assistance, food pantry aid, direct aid to restaurants, bars, gyms, minority-owned businesses and arts organization and help with utility bills.

On Monday morning, Polis signed House Bill 20B-1004, which allows restaurants, bars and food trucks impacted by capacity restrictions to retain the 2.9% state sales tax for four months, beginning with this past November and lasting until the end of February.

> Video above: 10 bills were passed during the special session for COVID relief.

Those businesses can keep up to $2,000 per month to pay for rent and other business needs. The estimated loss of revenue to the state could reach up to $52.8 million, according to the bill's fiscal note. 

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