Compilation* of COVID-19 Legislation & Government Updates April 20, 2020

 
Compilation* of COVID-19 Legislation & Government Updates April 20, 2020
Compilation* of COVID-19 Legislation & Government Updates
                                      April 20, 2020

Americas ________________________________________________________________________________ 2
  Brazil _________________________________________________________________________________________ 2
  United States (Federal) ___________________________________________________________________________ 2
  United States (State Specific) ______________________________________________________________________ 2
EMEA ___________________________________________________________________________________ 3
  Denmark ______________________________________________________________________________________ 3
  Estonia ________________________________________________________________________________________ 3
  EU ____________________________________________________________________________________________ 3
  France ________________________________________________________________________________________ 4
  Hungary _______________________________________________________________________________________ 4
  Iceland ________________________________________________________________________________________ 4
  Russia _________________________________________________________________________________________ 5
  UK ____________________________________________________________________________________________ 5
Asia ____________________________________________________________________________________ 7
  Australia_______________________________________________________________________________________ 7
  Hong Kong _____________________________________________________________________________________ 7
  India __________________________________________________________________________________________ 7
International _____________________________________________________________________________ 9
APPENDIX 1: U.S. State Pending Legislation Compilation ________________________________________ 10
APPENDIX 2: Global Coronavirus Response Tracker, Yale Program on Financial Stability (YPFS) _________ 37
APPENDIX 3: Global Data Privacy & Security Guidance on Handling Personal Data During a Pandemic
Tracker by PRACTICAL LAW ________________________________________________________________ 55

*This document includes a compilation of legislation and governmental updates as they relate to COVID-19. It is not
intended to offer advice or guidance.

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AMERICAS
BRAZIL1

The Ministry of the Economy announced that products used to fight the COVID-19 pandemic that are imported by mail
order or international air parcel in the amount of up to US $ 10,000 will have their import tax rates zeroed until September
30th. In addition, these goods will be exempt from IPI and PIS / Cofins.

UNITED STATES (FEDERAL)

The Trump administration and Congress are expected to announce a deal2 that will provide emergency funding for small
businesses. The emergency package is estimated to total $400-$500 billion.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced3 he had named Rep. French Hill to the five-member congressional
panel overseeing the implementation of the third coronavirus relief package.

UNITED STATES (STATE SPECIFIC)

As of 8am EST on April 20, 2020, there are 330 pending
COVID-19 Legislations throughout 28 states. A total of 765
COVID-19 related bills have been enacted and proposed in
the U.S. The high level summaries are included below.
 Over 295 executive actions have been issued in 50
    states, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, Guam, and
    the Virgin Islands. Over 810 executive actions have
    been issued in total.
 Over 120 bills have been introduced in 40 state
    legislatures, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia on
    paid sick leave and worker protections as well as
    appropriations requests
 Over 30 states and the District of Columbia have issued
    emergency regulations on a number of issues including
    but not limited to insurance carriers, labor and wage, and
    medical licensure

As of April 17, 2020, at least 23 legislatures (Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware,
Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New
York, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virgin Islands) have postponed their legislative session.

See Appendix 1 for a US State Summary Chart with more detail on pending bills.

See Appendix 2 for Coronavirus Response Tracker Details from Yale Program on Financial Stability (YPFS).

1
    “Revenue reduces the tax on imported products by post to zero”, Gov.br, April 17, 2020, https://www.gov.br/economia/pt-
          br/assuntos/noticias/2020/abril/receita-reduz-a-zero-o-imposto-de-produtos-importados-por-remessa-postal
2
    “House prepares to vote on coronavirus aid package as soon as Wednesday”, The Hill, April 19, 2020,
          https://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/493596-house-prepares-to-vote-on-coronavirus-aid-package-as-soon-as
3
    “Pelosi, McConnell name picks to serve on coronavirus oversight panel”, Politico, April 17, 2020,
            https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/17/french-hill-coronavirus-oversight-panel-192660

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EMEA
DENMARK

2020/04/18 Regeringen og alle Folketingets partier er enige om at justere og udvide hjælpepakker til dansk økonomi
(Danish language only)4

Denmark has agreed to adjust and extend aid packages to the Danish economy. Several measures were extended by one
month to July 8, 2020, including compensation programs for fixed costs, and for the self-employed and freelancers. The
government also agreed to increase compensation rates for the compensation programs. Other approved measures
included: the temporary suspension of ceilings on corporate tax accounts, the advancement of 2019 tax credits from
November 2020 to June 2020, the establishment of a temporary match facility in the Growth Fund, an export and
investment package to strengthen Danish export companies, a boost to the Innovation Fund's "Innobooster" program in
2020, and several labor benefit adjustments.

ESTONIA

2020/04/17 RDF Supervisory Board approves support measure conditions for rural enterprises struggling due to the
coronavirus5

Estonia has adopted a State Supplementary Budget Act that allocates more than EUR 200 million to the agricultural, food,
fisheries, forestry, and other rural business sectors. From the total, the Rural Development Foundation (MES) will offer
EUR 100 million as working capital loans to the agri-food sector and rural businesses. MES will also offer EUR 50 million
sale-and-leaseback transactions to farmers who face liquidity problems.

EU

2020/04/17 Statement of EU ministers of finance on continuing bank lending and on maintaining a well-functioning
insurance sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic6

The Council of the EU has published a statement by EU finance ministers. The statement states that it is crucial that banks
continue financing households and corporates, including SMEs, experiencing temporary difficulties. To this end, it is
essential to make full use of the flexibility provided for in the prudential and accounting framework, at a time when
sufficient financing to cover financial pressures is vital for the economy.

4
    “The government and all the parliamentary parties agree to adjust and extend aid packages to the Danish economy”, Ministry of
           Finance, April 18, 2020, https://www.fm.dk/nyheder/pressemeddelelser/2020/04/regeringen-og-alle-folketingets-partier-
           er-enige-om-at-justere-og-udvide-hjaelpepakker-til-dansk-oekonomi
5
    “RDF Supervisory Board approves support measure conditions for rural enterprises struggling due to the coronavirus”, Republic of
           Estonia, Ministry of Rural Affairs, April 17, 2020, https://www.agri.ee/en/news/rdf-supervisory-board-approves-support-
           measure-conditions-rural-enterprises-struggling-due
6
    “Statement of EU ministers of finance on continuing bank lending and on maintaining a well-functioning insurance sector amid the
           COVID-19 pandemic”, European Council, Council of the European Union, April 16, 2020,
           https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2020/04/16/statement-of-eu-ministers-of-finance-on-
           continuing-bank-lending-and-on-maintaining-a-well-functioning-insurance-sector-amid-the-covid-19-pandemic/

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2020/04/17 ESMA issues new Q&A on APMs in the context of COVID-197

ESMA has updated its Questions and Answers on the ESMA Guidelines on Alternative Performance Measures8 (APM
Guidelines) to assist issuers in complying with the APM Guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic. Q&A 18 is concerned
with how an issuer should present the impact of COVID-19 for the purposes of the APM Guidelines.

FRANCE

2020/04/17 Report des échéances fiscales des entreprises du mois de mai (French language only)9

The French government has re-scheduled corporate and accounting tax deadlines for the month of May to June 30, 2020.
Deadlines for large companies and groups (more than 5,000 employees or EUR 1.5 billion in annual turnover) will not be
postponed unless dividends and share buybacks are withheld until the end of the year.

HUNGARY

2020/04/17 Hitelintézeti könnyítések a tőkefenntartási puffernél, több hitelkockázati folyamatnál (Hungarian
language only)10

The Magyar Nemzeti Bank has temporarily allowed credit institutions to violate the capital buffer (TFP) limit. The Bank
estimates that this move will ease about HUF 700 billion for institutions and may further increase the lending potential of
domestic credit institutions by up to HUF 5 trillion.

ICELAND

2020/04/17 Agreement on guarantee of credit institutions’ supplemental loans to businesses11

The Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs and the Central Bank of Iceland have signed an agreement laying down terms
and conditions for Treasury guarantees of credit institutions’ supplemental lending to businesses in response to the
COVID-19 pandemic. The agreement offers loan guarantees to companies facing a large temporary fall in income and
those with liquidity problems. Each credit institution can use a specific portion of the total scope of collateral. Additional
loans must be granted before the end of 2020, and the maximum loan term from issue was 18 months. The guarantee for
individual borrowers will not exceed 70%. Loans to individual borrowers will amount to a maximum of double annual
salary costs in 2019, and the company's wage costs must have been at least 25% of total operating costs in 2019. The total
amount of loans guaranteed is limited at ISK 1.2 billion.

7
    “ESMA issues new Q&A on APMs in the context of COVID-19”, European Securities and Markets Authority, April 17, 2020,
          https://www.esma.europa.eu/sites/default/files/library/esma32-51-370_qas_on_esma_guidelines_on_apms.pdf
8
    “Questions and Answers, ESMA Guidelines on Alternative Performance Measures (APMs), European Securities and Markets
           Authority”, April 17, 2020, https://www.esma.europa.eu/sites/default/files/library/esma32-51-
           370_qas_on_esma_guidelines_on_apms.pdf
9
    “Report des échéances fiscales des entreprises du mois de mai”, April 17, 2020, https://www.economie.gouv.fr/report-echeances-
           fiscales-entreprises-mai
10
     “Credit institution facilitations in the capital maintenance buffer, in several credit risk processes”, The Magyar Nemzeti B, April 17,
            2020, https://www.mnb.hu/sajtoszoba/sajtokozlemenyek/2020-evi-sajtokozlemenyek/hitelintezeti-konnyitesek-a-
            tokefenntartasi-puffernel-tobb-hitelkockazati-folyamatnal
11
     “Agreement on guarantee of credit institutions’ supplemental loans to businesses”, The Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs
           and the Central Bank of Iceland, April 17, 2020, https://www.cb.is/publications/news/news/2020/04/17/-Agreement-on-
           guarantee-of-credit-institutions-supplemental-loans-to-businesses/

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RUSSIA

2020/04/17 Bank of Russia offers credit institutions the opportunity to apply for risk premiums while restructuring
loan debt (Russian language only)12

The Bank of Russia has offered credit institutions the opportunity to apply for risk premiums while restructuring loan debt
from March 1 to September 30, 2020, and allowed credit institutions to apply previous (lower) premium when calculating
risk ratios. The Bank also declared its intent to implement Basel III standards early for retail lending.

UK

2020/04/17 Chancellor extends furlough scheme to end of June13

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended by one month to reflect continuing social distancing measures:
 move will allow firms from across UK to continue to protect millions of jobs
 scheme will continue to be monitored to ensure people and businesses can get back to work as soon as it’s safe to do
    so to drive UK economic recovery

2020/04/20 Two thirds of FTSE100 AGMs shut out shareholders amid COVID-1914

ShareAction has written to FTSE100 Chairs, concerned that two out of three FTSE100 annual general meetings (AGMs)
announced so far are going behind closed doors, indicating a trend of shareholders being shut out in the context of COVID-
19.

2020/04/20 Government launches fund to help struggling UK start-ups15

The Treasury has announced a £250m tech start-up bailout scheme, which could see the government owning half of some
of Britain's fastest-growing companies. The Future Fund, to launch in May, will provide government loans to UK-based
companies ranging from £125,000 to £5 million, subject to at least equal match funding from private investors. These
convertible loans may be a suitable option for businesses that rely on equity investment and are unable to access the
Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme. The scheme will be delivered in partnership with the British Business
Bank.

12
     “Bank of Russia offers credit institutions the opportunity to apply for risk premiums while restructuring loan debt”, The Bank of
           Russia , April 17, 2020 https://cbr.ru/press/pr/?file=17042020_125400if2020-04-17T12_49_42.htm,
13
     “Chancellor extends furlough scheme to end of June”, Gov.uk, April 17, 2020, https://www.gov.uk/government/news/chancellor-
           extends-furlough-scheme-to-end-of-june
14
     “Two thirds of FTSE100 AGMs shut out shareholders amid COVID-19”, ShareAction.org, April 20, 2020,
           https://shareaction.org/two-thirds-of-ftse100-agms-shut-out-shareholders-amid-covid-19/
15
     “Government launches fund to help struggling UK start-ups”, Gov.uk, April 20, 2020, https://www.gov.uk/guidance/future-fund

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2020/04/17 Measures in respect of Company filings AGMs and other general meetings during COVID-1916

The Financial Reporting Council has published Q&A17 agreed by the FRC and BEIS to provide companies with additional
information to assist them in meeting statutory requirements to hold meetings and file documentation at Companies
House during the COVID-19 pandemic.

2020/04/06 Case report - Re Blackfriars Ltd [2020] EWHC 845 (Ch)18

The Court dismissed an application to adjourn the trial of a claim against the former administrators of a company in
response to the restrictions introduced by the Government to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. The Court found there
was a clear and consistent message that as many hearings as possible should continue using video technology and
electronic document handling software. The parties were therefore ordered to continue to prepare for trial and to co-
operate in exploring ways in which a remote trial might safely proceed.

2020/04/13 Case report - Carluccio's Ltd, Re Insolvency Act 1986 [2020] EWHC 886 (Ch)19

The High Court's decision provides guidance on how administrators may furlough a company’s employees under the
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and outlines how and in what circumstances employee contracts may be adopted by
the administrators.

See Appendix 2 for Coronavirus Response Tracker Details from Yale Program on Financial Stability (YPFS).

16
     “Measures in respect of Company filings AGMs and other general meetings during COVID-19”, Financial Reporting Council, April
          17, 2020, https://www.frc.org.uk/news/april-2020/measures-in-respect-of-company-filings-agms-and-ot
17
     “Measures in respect of Company filings, AGMs and other general meetings during COVID-19”, Financial Reporting Council, March
          28, 2020, https://www.frc.org.uk/getattachment/51dec8c7-7820-402b-b3a1-222db7220157/AGM-QA-Final-Version-Apr-
          2020.pdf
18
     “Case report - Re Blackfriars Ltd [2020] EWHC 845 (Ch)”, England and Wales High Court, April 6, 2020,
            https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Ch/2020/845.html
19
     “Case report - Carluccio's Ltd, Re Insolvency Act 1986 [2020] EWHC 886 (Ch)”, England and Wales High Court, April 13, 2020,
            https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Ch/2020/886.html

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ASIA
AUSTRALIA

2020/04/17 APRA launches new data collection to support Government’s SME Guarantee Scheme20

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has released a new reporting standard to collect data from financial
institutions taking part in the Federal Government’s Coronavirus SME Guarantee Scheme. Reporting standard ARS 920.0
Australian Government Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Guarantee Scheme must be completed weekly by all lenders
that are approved under the scheme. Under the Coronavirus SME Guarantee Scheme, the Government will provide a
guarantee of 50 per cent to small and medium enterprise (SME) lenders for new unsecured loans to be used for working
capital.

HONG KONG

2020/04/17 Banking sector launches Pre-approved principal payment holiday Scheme for corporate customers21

The Hong Kong Markets Authority has launched a Pre-approved Principal Payment Holiday Scheme for corporate
customers that have an annual sales turnover of HK$800 million or less and that have no outstanding loan payments
overdue for more than 30 days. Principal payments of loans (including revolving facilities) will generally be deferred by 6
months, whereas trade facilities, given their short-term nature, will be deferred by 3 months.

2020/04/18 Enhancements to Special 100% Loan Guarantee22

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has announced that the total guarantee commitment of the Special 100% Loan
Guarantee under the SME Financing Guarantee Scheme (SFGS) is increased to HK$50 billion. The maximum loan amount
per enterprise is increased to HK$4 million and the principal moratorium arrangement is extended to the first 12 months.

INDIA

2020/04/17 Declaration of dividends by banks (Revised)23

The Reserve Bank of India has decided that all banks shall not make any further dividend payouts from the profits
pertaining to the financial year ended March 31, 2020 until further instructions.

20
     “APRA launches new data collection to support Government’s SME Guarantee Scheme”, The Australian Prudential Regulation
          Authority, April 17, 2020, https://www.apra.gov.au/news-and-publications/apra-launches-new-data-collection-to-support-
          government’s-sme-guarantee
21
     “Banking sector launches Pre-approved principal payment holiday Scheme for corporate customers”, Hong Kong Monetary
           Authority, April 17, 2020, https://www.hkma.gov.hk/eng/news-and-media/press-releases/2020/04/20200417-3/
22
     “Enhancements to Special 100% Loan Guarantee”, info.gov.hk, April 18, 2020,
           https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/18/P2020041800446.htm
23
     “Declaration of dividends by banks”, Reserve bank of India, April 17, 2020,
           https://www.rbi.org.in/Scripts/NotificationUser.aspx?Id=11869&Mode=0

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2020/04/17 Basel III Framework on Liquidity Standards – Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR)24

The LCR requirement for Scheduled Commercial Banks is being brought down from 100 per cent to 80 per cent with
immediate effect. The requirement shall be gradually restored back in two phases – 90 per cent by October 1, 2020 and
100 per cent by April 1, 2021.

See Appendix 2 for Coronavirus Response Tracker Details from Yale Program on Financial Stability (YPFS).

24
     “Basel III Framework on Liquidity Standards – Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR)”, Reserve Bank of India, April 17,
            2020https://www.rbi.org.in/Scripts/NotificationUser.aspx?Id=11870&Mode=0

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INTERNATIONAL
2020/04/17 How different markets are handling shareholder meetings during the COVID-19 coronavirus health
emergency (International Corporate Governance Network)25

The Global Network of Investor Associations (GNIA) convened recently to provide comparative updates on how the COVID-
19 Crisis is affecting individual markets. These updates demonstrate the diverse impacts and how these relate to local
legal and regulatory frameworks. Among other things, the lockdowns in some jurisdictions and more generally restrictions
on physical gatherings are giving rise to delays in some markets or the use of technology for hybrid or virtual AGMs.

See Appendix 2 for Coronavirus Response Tracker Details from Yale Program on Financial Stability (YPFS).

25
     “How different markets are handling shareholder meetings during the COVID-19 coronavirus health emergency”, International
          Corporate Governance Network, March 2020, https://www.icgn.org/how-different-markets-are-handling-shareholder-
          meetings-during-covid-19-coronavirus-health-emergency

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APPENDIX 1: U.S. STATE PENDING LEGISLATION COMPILATION
State         Bill Summary                                                                                                                            Status
Alabama       SR 49 Urges Congress to fund additional rental assistance due to coronavirus.                                                           Adopted
Alabama       HB 186 Makes supplemental appropriations; includes an appropriation of $5,000,000 from the general fund to the Department of            Enacted
              Public Health to be used for coronavirus preparedness and response activities.
Alabama       SJR 40 Urges individuals to fist bump rather than shake hands.                                                                          Enacted
Alabama       HR 107 Urges the promotion, sharing and posting of practices to reduce the spread of infectious diseases.                               Pending
Alabama       HJR 121/HJR 122 Urges the Governor to expand Medicaid coverage for new mothers in response to the current COVID-19                      Pending
              pandemic.
Alabama       HB 447 Relates to Medicaid; extends the program to provide assistance to certain state residents in recognition, in part, of            Pending
              potential economic and health impacts of a COVID-19 outbreak.
Alabama       HB 448 Relates to Medicaid; extends the postpartum coverage period for pregnant women eligible for Medicaid assistance in               Pending
              recognition, in part, of potential economic and health impacts of a COVID-19 outbreak.
Alaska        HCR 20 Extends the governor’s declaration of public health disaster emergency, makes many other rule changes related to                 Adopted
              financing the response and the role of appointed officials.
Alaska        HB 205 An Act making appropriations for the operating and loan program expenses of state government and for certain                     Enacted
              programs; appropriates $2.7 million to the city of Anchorage for response to COVID-19. Contingent upon the passage of SB 241
              or a similar bill, appropriates $5 million from the general fund to the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation for the purpose of
              preventing homelessness caused by COVID-19; appropriates $75 million from the budget reserve fund to the Department of
              Health and Human Services for the purpose of responding to the COVID-19 public health disaster emergency.
Alaska        HB 206 Appropriates $4,091,100 from the general fund to the Department of Health and Social Services, division of public health,        Enacted
              emergency programs, for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 if the cost of responding to and mitigating the risk of a COVID-19 outbreak in
              the state exceeds the amount appropriated through federal receipts.
Alaska        HB 234 Appropriates a sum of $8,500,000 to the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development for payment                  Enacted
              to municipalities impacted by commercial passenger vessel operations for responding to and mitigating the risk of a COVID-19
              outbreak. Appropriates an amount not to exceed $15,000,000 from the general fund to the Department of Health and Social
              Services to respond and mitigate the risk of a COVID-19 outbreak.
Alaska        HB 308 Relates to unemployment benefits during a period of state or national emergency resulting from a novel coronavirus               Enacted
              disease (COVID-19) outbreak.
Alaska        SB 241 Extends the March 11, 2020, governor's declaration of a public health disaster emergency in response to the COVID-19             Enacted
              pandemic; relates to the powers of the director of insurance; relates to standing orders issued by the chief medical officer; relates
              to professional licensing; relates to telemedicine and telehealth; relates to board of nursing fingerprint requirements; relates to
              the 2020 primary and general elections; relates to permanent fund dividend applications.
Alaska        HCR 17 Suspends a specific rule of the Uniform Rules of the Alaska Legislature, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.                   Pending
Alaska        HB 310 Tolls deadlines for action by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska during the public health emergency declaration; relates        Pending
              to disconnection of utility service for nonpayment; relates to regulatory assets of a utility; relates to evictions; relates to
              foreclosures.
Alaska        HB 311 Extends the governor’s declaration of a public health emergency.                                                                 Pending

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Alaska     HB 312 Relates to tolling deadlines for actions by state agencies; relates to income determinations for purposes of determining     Pending
           eligibility for certain public assistance programs; relates to forbearance from action against borrowers who owe money on state
           loans; relates to a temporary moratorium on certain mortgage foreclosures, certain evictions from rental properties, and
           disconnection of residential utilities.
Alaska     SB 242 To mitigate economic harm during novel coronavirus disease outbreak, relates to tolling deadlines for actions by state       Pending
           agencies; income determinations for purposes of determining eligibility for certain public assistance programs; forbearance from
           action against borrowers who owe money on state loans; a temporary moratorium on certain mortgage foreclosures, certain
           evictions from rental properties, and disconnection of residential utilities.
Alaska     SCR 14 Authorizes the House of Representatives and the Senate to recess for a period of more than three days.                       Adopted
Arizona    SB 1051 Relates to the Department of Health Services; appropriates $55 million from the budget stabilization fund to the public     Enacted
           health emergencies fund to pay the expenses of public health emergency responses following a state of emergency declaration by
           the Governor related to COVID-19.
Arizona    SB 1687 Provides that during the state of emergency declaration period for coronavirus disease, the Department of Economic          Enacted
           Security shall provide an exemption from state time limits for TANF and a general waiver for work requirements under TANF;
           authorizes payments to providers of behavioral health services and providers to individuals with intellectual and development
           disabilities, the elderly, and the disabled.
Arizona    HB 2910 Provides for procedures regarding public school closures related to the coronavirus disease 2019; appropriating funds       Enacted
Arizona    SB 1694 An emergency measure that permits the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) to establish an alternative             Enacted
           unemployment insurance (UI) benefit program for people impacted by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Arizona    SB 1690 Appropriates $50 million from the general fund to a newly established Crisis Contingency and Safety Net Fund. The fund      Enacted
           will provide economic assistance for housing, the homeless, small businesses, and food bank operations during the coronavirus
           public health emergency.
Arizona    SB 1028 Revises provisions related to enhanced surveillance during a state of emergency. Includes an emerging health threat as      Pending
           an event the Governor may issue an enhanced surveillance advisory in response to.
Arkansas   HR 1001 Provides for a temporary emergency procedure of the House of Representatives of the Ninety-Second General Assembly          Adopted
Arkansas   SB 2/HB 1001 Creates a "COVID-19" Rainy Day Fund. Immediately transfers $173,610,632 from the General Allotment Reserve             Enacted
           Fund to the COVID-19 Rainy Day Fund to provide for appropriations to offset revenue reductions and address needs created by
           the coronavirus.
Arkansas   SB 47 Provides for the Administrative Office of the Courts appropriation for the 2020-2021 fiscal year; declares an emergency due   Pending
           to COVID-19 necessary for the passage of this Act.
Arkansas   HB 1083 Provides for the Department of Finance and Administration appropriation for the 2020 to 2021 fiscal year; provides an       Pending
           exemption from the income tax for recovery rebates provided in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Arkansas   HR 1004 Authorizes the introduction of a non-appropriation bill to amend the income tax imposed on individuals, trusts, and         Pending
           estates.
Arkansas   SR 5 /HR 1005 Authorizes the introduction of a non-appropriation bill to prohibit elective procedures during the Coronavirus        Pending
           Disease 2019, also known as coronavirus, public health emergency.
Arkansas   HB 1082 Provides appropriations for the 2020 to 2021 fiscal year; appropriates $2.1 billion to the Department of Finance and        Pending
           Administration from the Disaster Assistance Fund for miscellaneous workforce investment programs; appropriates funds from the
           Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act for several expenditures, including the Pandemic Unemployment
           Compensation Program; authorizes public entities to gather, meet and conduct an open public meeting through electronic means
           during a disaster emergency, among other things.
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California    SB 117 Appropriates $100 million for local education agencies to purchase protective equipment and supplies and labor related to      Enacted
              cleaning school sites.
California    SB 89 Appropriates $500 million from the General Fund for purposes related to the COVID-19 Proclamation of Emergency.                 Enacted
              Allows the appropriation to be increased in $50 million increments up to a total to not exceed $1 Billion.
California    AB 828 Provides a temporary moratorium on foreclosures and unlawful detainer actions during the COVID-19 emergency and                Pending
              until 15 days after the state of emergency has ended.
California    SB 915 Prohibits the management of a mobile home park from terminating or attempting to terminate the tenancy of a resident           Pending
              who is impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic during a declared state of emergency or local emergency related to the
              COVID-19 pandemic; provides that a resident impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic shall have a certain amount of time to notify
              the management of their need for additional time to pay rent, utilities or other charges.
California    SB 939 Makes it unlawful to evict the tenant of a commercial property during the COVID-19 Emergency.                                  Pending
California    SB 943 Authorizes wage replacement benefits to workers who take time off work to care for a minor child whose school has been         Pending
              closed due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak.
California    SB 1276 Eliminates the requirement for local domestic violence centers to provide cash or in-kind matches for funds they receive      Pending
              from non-state sources, in response to funds received from federal, COVID-19 stimulus.
California    SB 1322 Authorizes a notary public to apply for registration with the Secretary of State to be a remote online notary public, while   Pending
              promoting physical distancing during the COVID-19 outbreak, so long as there is a declaration of a state emergency by the
              Governor related to the COVID-19 virus.
California    AB 3216 Requires certain workforce protections related to family and medical leave due to the coronavirus.                            Pending
California    SB 1435 Requires the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development, in cooperation with the Office of Planning and           Pending
              Research, to track specified information regarding California opportunity zone investments and to post some of that information
              on the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development's internet website, in recognition of the COVID-19 public health
              crisis, the importance of keeping people housed to curb the spread of diseases, and to anticipate the need for affordable housing
              following major job losses during the COVID-19 emergency.
California    SB 1088 Would require a city, county, or continuum of care to use at least 12% of specified homelessness prevention or support        Pending
              moneys for services for domestic violence survivors experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Addresses increase in domestic
              violence incidents as a result of the state’s shelter-in-place order.
Colorado      HJR 1006 Concerns a request to the Supreme Court of the state of Colorado to render its opinion upon a question regarding the         Adopted
              length of legislative session outlined in the state Constitution.
District of   R 772 Declares the existence of an emergency with respect to the need to provide authority to the Executive and to address            Adopted
Columbia      critical needs of District residents and businesses during the current public health emergency.
District of   R 784 Declares the existence of an emergency with respect to the need to provide additional authority to the Mayor and to             Adopted
Columbia      address critical needs of District residents and businesses during the current public health emergency including wage
              replacement, business relief and additional authorities and exemptions regarding health, public safety, consumer protection, and
              government operation, and to authorize and provide for the issuance, sale, and delivery of certain District of Columbia notes and
              bonds.
District of   B 718 Provides, on an emergency basis, authority to the Executive and to address critical needs of District residents and             Enacted
Columbia      businesses during the current public health emergency including wage replacement, business relief, and additional authorities
              and exemptions regarding health, public safety and consumer protection.

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District of   B 719 Provides, on a temporary basis, authority to the Executive and to address critical needs of District residents and businesses   Pending
Columbia      during the current public health emergency including wage replacement, business relief, and additional authorities and
              exemptions regarding health, public safety and consumer protection.
District of   B 727 Authorizes and approves the issuance of District of Columbia general obligation notes to finance general governmental           Pending
Columbia      expenses, necessary due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, including operating or capital expense in an aggregate
              principal amount not to exceed $300,000,000.
District of   B 734 Provides, on an temporary basis, additional authority to the Mayor and to address critical needs of District residents and      Pending
Columbia      businesses during the current public health emergency including wage replacement, business relief, and additional authorities
              and exemptions regarding health, public safety, consumer protection, and government operation, and to authorize and provide
              for the issuance, sale, and delivery of certain District of Columbia notes and bonds.
District of   PR 781 Declares the existence of an emergency with respect to the need to authorize and approve the borrowing of funds by the         Pending
Columbia      District through the issuance and sale of the general obligation in an aggregate principle amount not to exceed $300,000,000.
District of   B 733 Provides, on an emergency basis, additional authority to the Mayor and to address critical needs of District residents and      Enacted
Columbia      businesses during the current public health emergency including wage replacement, business relief, and additional authorities
              and exemptions regarding health, public safety, consumer protection, and government operation, and to authorize and provide
              for the issuance, sale, and delivery of certain District of Columbia notes and bonds.
Florida       SR 1934 Declares the Florida State University Seminoles basketball team, by virtue of tremendous skill on the court and the heart     Adopted
              and spirit shown by the players and coaches this basketball season, the 2020 NCAA basketball champions by default upon
              cancellation of the NCAA tournament due to concerns raised by the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
Florida       HB 5001 Relates to General Appropriations Act; appropriates $27,296,000 from the Federal Grants Trust Fund to the Department          Eligible for Governor
              of Health to spend federal dollars approved in the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act,
              2020; appropriates $25,150,000 from the General Revenue Fund to the Department of health to address the coronavirus
              outbreak.
Georgia       SR 5 Concurs with Governor Brian P. Kemp's Executive Order declaring a public health state of emergency.                              Adopted
Georgia       HB 792 Transfers $100 million from the Revenue Shortfall Reserve to combat the spread of the coronavirus.                             Enacted
Guam          B 322 An act to amend § 50102 and § 50105 of chapter 50, title 11, Guam code annotated, relative to authorizing I Maga’Hågan          Pending
              Guåhan to issue direct payments to assist families during the COVID‐19 pandemic.
Guam          B 333 An act relative to the rapid and transparent implementation of federal and local assistance programs related to COVID‐19        Pending
Guam          B 336 An act to direct the expedited procurement of critical medical supplies to save lives on Guam during the COVID‐19               Pending
              pandemic through the amendment of §19803 of chapter 19, title 10, Guam code annotated.
Guam          B 337 An act relative to compensating essential employees retroactively with COVID-19 response differential pay consistent with       Pending
              Executive Order 2020-08.
Guam          B 340 An act relative to the issuance of unconditional cash payments to eligible Guam residents under the state of public health      Pending
              emergency due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, to be known as the Recovery Income Support and Empowerment
              (Rise) Act of 2020.
Guam          B 319 An act to add a new § 26202.2 to article 2 of chapter 26, title 11, Guam code annotated; to add a new § 26203(k)(38) and a      Pending
              new § 26203(k)(39) to chapter 26, title 11, Guam code annotated; to add a new § 28106(i) and a new § 28106(j) to chapter 26,
              title 11, Guam code annotated; to create the income tax refund deposit fund and making appropriations thereto; to authorize
              temporary reductions in the levelized energy adjustment clause (LEAC) rates; and, to provide additional support to the marianas
              regional fusion center; all relative to providing immediate economic relief to families and businesses affected by the COVID‐19
              pandemic.
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Guam     B 323 An act to amend § 26203.2 of article 2, chapter 26, title 11, Guam code annotated, relative to providing limited exemptions     Pending
         to small businesses under the “Dave Santos Small Business Enhancement Act” to mitigate impacts resulting from the COVID‐19
         pandemic.
Guam     B 326 An act to add a new section § 32120.1 division 2 chapter 32 of title 10, Guam code annotated, and add a new section             Pending
         63507 article 5 chapter 63 of title 10, Guam code annotated, relative to specifying hazard pay recipients in light of the COVID‐
         19 pandemic.
Hawaii   HR 54 Establishes the select house committee on COVID-19 economic and financial preparedness.                                         Adopted
Hawaii   SR 146 Urges the Governor to create a color-coded advisory system to address the rapidly changing threat of COVID-19.                 Adopted
Hawaii   SCR 242 Relates to the recess of the thirtieth Legislature, regular session of 2020.                                                  Adopted
Hawaii   HR 57/HCR 74 Requests the Department of Health to prioritize the containment and control of COVID-19 to those with a high             Pending
         probability of contracting and dying from the virus, such as the residents of care homes, nursing homes, and adult foster homes,
         their caregivers, and people with known comorbid medical conditions.
Hawaii   HR 64 Urges all commercial airlines operating in Hawaii to thoroughly clean and disinfect their aircraft between flights to prevent   Pending
         the spread of illnesses and diseases, including COVID-19.
Hawaii   HCR 127 Urges the President of the United States, United States Congress, United States Department of Health and Human                Pending
         Services, and United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fully support Hawaii in the screening, prevention and
         containment of COVID-19.
Hawaii   SCR 152 Urges state and private health care networks to allow sick employees to take time off without fear of retaliation or          Pending
         retribution in light of COVID-19.
Hawaii   HR 171 Strongly urging the Governor of the state of Hawaii to take additional precautions to prevent a coronavirus outbreak in        Pending
         Hawaii.
Hawaii   HB 1629 Makes appropriations from the general revenues of the State to support the Department of Health and the Department            Pending
         of Defense activities to detect, contain, mitigate, and respond to the coronavirus, or COVID-19.
Hawaii   SB 75 Appropriates a sum of $10.5 million out of the general revenues for fiscal year 2019 to the Department of Health,               Pending
         Department of Transportation, and the Department of Defense for the public health response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019, or
         COVID-19, outbreak. Authorizes the governor to approve transfer of these appropriated funds between agencies of the state, as
         necessary.
Hawaii   HB 2459 Requires the department of health to conduct a study relating to the development and disbursement of vaccinations for         Pending
         modern disease outbreaks and procedures associated with medically authorized exemptions from mandatory vaccinations.
         Allows the department of health to partner with federal partners or universities to conduct relevant research for this study.
         Requires a report to the legislature.
Hawaii   SR 166 Requests all executive branch departments and agencies to inform the Hawaii Senate and House of Representatives when           Adopted
         implementing their plans and procedures relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Idaho    HB 529 Provides civil immunity for architects, engineers, and contractors during disasters in response to a declared national,        Enacted
         state or local emergency, disaster or catastrophic event.
Idaho    SB 1398 Makes an appropriation to the Catastrophic Health Care Program for the upcoming fiscal year.                                  Enacted
Idaho    SB 1428 Makes an appropriation to the Division of Human Resources for the current fiscal year; provides for advanced sick leave       Enacted
         and paid administrative leave; declares an emergency.

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Illinois   HB 5607 Amends the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code. Requires the                   Pending
           Department of Public Health to conduct a study, subject to appropriations, of the state's disease response preparedness, in
           particular studying the state's preparedness against the coronavirus. At the request of the Department, requires other state
           agencies, in particular the Emergency Management Agency, to support the Department's efforts.
Iowa       SB 2408 Relating to state and local finances by making and supplementing appropriations. Waives the instructional time                Enacted
           requirement for schools that close in order to prevent or contain the spread of COVID-19.
Kansas     HCR 5025 Ratifies and provides the continuation of the March 12, 2020, state of disaster emergency declaration for the state of       Adopted
           Kansas.
Kansas     SB 66 Part of a larger budget bill. Appropriates a sum of $65 million to coronavirus response funding. $50 will be directed to        Enacted
           coronavirus expenditures and $15 million will be appropriated for emergency management related to the coronavirus.
Kansas     SB 386 Appropriates $1 million to the Division of Public Health for coronavirus prevention.                                           Pending
Kentucky   SR 296 A resolution honoring the teachers, classified employees, bus drivers, janitorial/custodial staff, and other individuals who   Adopted
           are delivering meals to Kentucky's students while schools are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Kentucky   SR 321 A resolution honoring Kentucky Mist Distillery for its help during the COVID-19 pandemic.                                      Adopted
Kentucky   SR 323 Resolution honoring the late American singer-songwriter John Prine.                                                            Adopted
Kentucky   SR 332 Commends Governor Andy Beshear, the entire Executive Branch, Kentucky's mayors and their administrations, health               Adopted
           care workers, grocery store employees, sanitation personnel, court personnel, school district workers, truck drivers and
           warehouse workers, the entire staff of the Legislation Research Commission, and all other Kentuckians who have courageously
           served their fellow citizens during the COVID-19 crisis.
Kentucky   SB 150 In response to the coronavirus public health emergency, waives various professional and business licensing fees; provides      Enacted
           for unemployment benefits; provides for the Coronavirus Hotline.
Kentucky   SB 177 Relates to education and declaring an emergency; allows a school district to request approval for additional student           Enacted
           attendance days under an emergency nontraditional instruction plan when the district is closed due to the state of emergency
           declared by the Governor related to COVID-19.
Kentucky   HB 356 Makes appropriations for the operations, maintenance, support, and functioning of the Judicial Branch of the                   Enacted
           government of the Commonwealth of Kentucky; authorizes, for the during of a state of emergency, the Chief Justice to declare a
           judicial emergency to protect the health and safety of court employees, elected officials and the general public, and to extend any
           statutory timelines and statutes of limitations for court filings.
Kentucky   HR 135 A Resolution encouraging the Legislative Research Commission to establish the Kentucky Emergency Preparedness Task             Pending
           Force.
Kentucky   HB 449 Provides definitions of terms related to disaster or emergency-related work; exempts disaster response employees and           Pending
           disaster response businesses from income tax beginning on or after January 1, 2020, and before January 1, 2024; exempts
           disaster response businesses beginning on or after January 1, 2020, and before January 1, 2024; excludes the income of a disaster
           response employee and a disaster response business from local tax; excludes a disaster response business from certain permit
           requirements.
Kentucky   SJR 246 Directs the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to assess Kentucky's preparedness to address the coronavirus and           Pending
           report to the General Assembly.
Kentucky   SB 282 Requires employers to provide accrued paid sick leave to employees. Provides mechanism for employees to accrue paid            Pending
           sick leave; establishes guidelines for employers to calculate paid sick leave for employees; sets forth manner in which paid sick
           leave can be used; creates a civil penalty for violation of provisions.

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Louisiana   SCR 22 Requests the State Board Elementary and Secondary Education to suspend statewide standardized assessments for the             Pending
            2019-2020 school year due to COVID-19.
Louisiana   SCR 31 Requests the Department of Economic Development and the Department of Revenue to develop an incentive package                 Pending
            that will make Louisiana the domestic prescription drug manufacturing leader for the United States.
Louisiana   SCR 33 Temporarily suspends video draw poker device operation fees due to mandatory closure of establishments in response to         Pending
            coronavirus pandemic.
Louisiana   HR 20 Urges and requests Attorney General Jeff Landry to ensure a swift, effective, and unified response to price gouging.           Pending
Louisiana   HCR 22 Urges and requests the Public Service Commission to temporarily prohibit energy and water companies from                      Pending
            disconnecting services.
Louisiana   HCR 23 Suspends laws regarding legal deadlines, including prescription and preemption, in recognition of the effects of the          Pending
            COVID-19 outbreak.
Louisiana   HCR 25 Provides for the suspension of all civil prescriptive, preemptive, filing, and other deadlines in response to the COVID-19    Pending
            Public Health Emergency declared by the Governor.
Louisiana   HCR 34 Suspends the severance taxes levied on oil, natural gas, distillate and condensate.                                           Pending
Louisiana   HCR 39 Temporarily suspends the payment of video draw poker device operation fees due to the closure of licensed                     Pending
            establishments as a result of Coronavirus disease.
Louisiana   HCR 40 Directs the Department of Revenue to develop data on the projected impact the coronavirus pandemic will have on state         Pending
            business revenue and on net operating loss carry forward tax deductions for future tax filings.
Louisiana   HCR 43 Suspends the corporation franchise tax levied on domestic and foreign corporations and the initial tax levied on certain      Pending
            business entities subject to the corporation franchise tax in an effort to mitigate some financial losses suffered by businesses.
Louisiana   SB 426 Requires health insurance coverage for COVID-19 diagnostic testing.                                                           Pending
Louisiana   SB 445 Provides relative to limitation of civil liability for medical personnel and healthcare providers during public health        Pending
            emergency.
Louisiana   SB 449 Requires reporting of contagious or infectious diseases to first responders.                                                  Pending
Louisiana   SB 450 Exempts from seizure payments received under federal law coronavirus relief.                                                  Pending
Louisiana   SB 469 Provides relative to professional and occupational licensing boards and commissions during declared emergencies.              Pending
Louisiana   SB 475 Provides relative to workers' compensation claims filed by essential workers in the workplace.                                Pending
Louisiana   SB 477 Provides relative to business interruption insurance.                                                                         Pending
Louisiana   SB 481 Provides for suspension of certain laws pertaining to elementary and secondary education for students impacted due to         Pending
            the coronavirus public health emergency.
Louisiana   SB 499 Provides relative to the regulation of business entities during a public health emergency.                                    Pending
Louisiana   SB 500 Relative to state agencies; to provide relative to the administration and regulation of state agencies during an emergency;   Pending
            to provide for terms, conditions, procedures, requirements, and effects; and to provide for related matters.
Louisiana   SB 506 Requires property insurance policies insuring commercial and residential buildings to cover cost of disinfecting              Pending
            fumigation.
Louisiana   SB 511 Suspends certain legal requirements as a result of emergency health measures relative to the coronavirus.                     Pending
Louisiana   HB 774 Relative to post-emergency public procurement following COVID-19; to require purchases from Louisiana vendors in              Pending
            certain circumstances; to provide time limits; to provide exceptions; and to provide for related matters.
Louisiana   HB 805 Relative to the effect of obligations during certain emergencies and disasters; to provide for the suspension of              Pending
            prescription and preemptive periods and other legal deadlines; and to provide for related matters.
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Louisiana   HB 826 Provides limited liability for healthcare providers, certain real estate owners, and certain private persons, firms, or         Pending
            corporations during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Louisiana   HB 846 Provides relative to the Competitive Projects Payroll Incentive Program; expands businesses eligible to participate in the      Pending
            program to include those engaged in cybersecurity, renewable or a recycling process, agri-bio industry or COVID-19.
Louisiana   HB 851 Provides for the use of federal funds appropriated to Louisiana through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic               Pending
            Security Act for workforce training; to provide for the appropriation, administration, and use of the Workforce Training Rapid
            Response Fund; and to provide for related matters.
Louisiana   HB 856 Provides relative to limitations of liability related to the preparation, conditions or delivery of food or other supplies in   Pending
            good faith in response to the COVID-19 state of emergency.
Louisiana   HB 858 Requires coverage for business interruption claims due to coronavirus disease 2019; provides for the scope of coverage;         Pending
            provides for applicability; provides for retroactive application; provides for effectiveness; and provides for related matters.
Louisiana   HB 862 Provides for the Coronavirus Business Recovery and Growth Program.                                                              Pending
Louisiana   HB 868 Provides relative to the continuity of the legislature in times of emergency or disaster.                                       Pending
Louisiana   SB 495 Creates a private fund, called the Business Compensation Fund, to expedite certain property insurance claims, resolve           Pending
            disputes, and provide coverage for losses sustained as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Provides for contributions to and
            disbursements from the fund.
Louisiana   HCR 27 Provides consent for the adjournment of the 2020 Regular Session of the Legislature for a period longer than three days         Adopted
            to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
Maine       HB 1547 Permits the State Controller to transfer up to $11 million from the Reserve for General Fund Operating Capital to a            Enacted
            COVID-19 response refund to address funding needs related to the novel coronavirus.
Maine       SB 676 Directs the Department of Health and Human Services to amend certain rules to provide for reimbursement of case                 Enacted
            management services delivered through telehealth to targeted populations; makes other changes necessary for the delivery of
            telehealth services to be expanded to include case management services.
Maine       SB 789 Provides the Governor, on a temporary basis, with additional powers for the duration of the state of emergency declared         Enacted
            by the Governor due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
Maine       HB 1516 Makes supplemental appropriations and allocations for the expenditures of the general fund; includes one-time funding          Enacted
            to respond to COVID-19.
Maine       HB 1549 Requires a postsecondary educational institution in the State that temporarily suspends classes and requires students,         Pending
            staff and faculty to remain of campus due to an infectious disease, including COVID-19 to take certain actions around student
            reimbursement, faculty compensation and allowing students to remain on campus.
Maryland    HB 732 Relates to annual gross revenues derived from digital advertising services; provides that the sales and use tobacco tax         Eligible for Governor
            collected in fiscal year 2021 will be distributed, in part, to expenditure accounts of State government to fund costs associated
            with COVID-19.
Maryland    HB 932 Relates to sales and use tax revenue; provides that the sales and use tax collected in fiscal year 2021 on the sale or use of   Eligible for Governor
            a digital product or code will be distributed, in part, to expenditure accounts of State government to fund costs associated with
            COVID-19.
Maryland    SB 190 Part of a larger budget bill for fiscal year 2021. Makes a $10 million supplemental appropriation to the Department of          Eligible for Governor
            Health for the current fiscal year to address coronavirus preparedness expenses.
Maryland    SB 192 Part of the Budget Reconciliation Act; authorizes a transfer up to $100,000,000 from the Revenue Stabilization Account to       Eligible for Governor
            fund costs associated with COVID-19.

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Maryland        SB 1079 Allows the Governor to transfer by budget amendment up to $50,000,000 from the Revenue Stabilization Account to               Enacted
                fund costs associated with the coronavirus. Requires the Governor to provide the Legislative Policy Committee with at least 7
                days for review and comment before transferring funds from the Account. Makes the Act an emergency measure.
Maryland        SB 1080/HB 1663 Authorizes the Governor to take certain actions in a state of emergency, including prohibiting cost-sharing by        Enacted
                carriers for disease testing, immunization and any associated costs; retailers from increasing the sale or rental price of any good
                or service by more than 10%; and employers from terminating quarantined or isolated employees.
Massachusetts   HB 4616 Addresses challenges faced by municipalities, school districts and state authorities resulting from COVID-19 related to       Enacted
                supportive housing, collection of taxes and fees, high school graduation, standardized testing, school budgets and 3-year plans.
Massachusetts   HB 4502 Appropriates $95,000 for the Executive Office of Education to contain, treat and prevent the coronavirus. This bill           Enacted
                requires a report to the legislature by June 1, 2020, with recommendations if additional funds and action are needed.
Massachusetts   HB 4561 Makes appropriations for the fiscal year 2020 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for other      Enacted
                activities and projects. Includes a reserve of $15,000,000 to support the commonwealth’s monitoring, treatment, containment,
                public awareness and prevention efforts against COVID-19.
Massachusetts   HB 4598 Addresses challenges faced by municipalities and state authorities resulting from COVID-19 related to town meetings,          Enacted
                annual budgets, deficit amortization, local permits, the authority of the chief executive officer of a city or town, the temporary
                employment of a former or retired employee, and to allow certain licensed establishments to sell alcoholic beverages for off-
                premises consumption.
Massachusetts   SB 2599 Authorizes waiver of the one week waiting period for unemployment benefits.                                                   Enacted
Massachusetts   SB 2608 Grants the authority to postpone 2020 municipal elections in the commonwealth and increase voting options in                  Enacted
                response to the declaration of emergency to respond to COVID-19.
Massachusetts   HB 4571 An Act Designating September 14, 2020 as a Legal Holiday in order to facilitate the postponement of the Boston                Pending
                Marathon amidst the 2020 COVID-19 outbreak.
Massachusetts   HB 4580 Addresses challenges in town governance resulting from COVID-19.                                                              Pending
Massachusetts   HB 4586 Addresses challenges faced by municipalities, school districts and state authorities resulting from COVID-19.                 Pending
Massachusetts   HB 4593 Facilitates the delay of income tax filing deadline.                                                                          Pending
Massachusetts   HB 4611 Relative to creating a presumption of job relatedness for certain public safety personnel and first responders suffering      Pending
                from incapacitation or inability to perform their duties as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection or exposure.
Massachusetts   HB 4615 Provides for a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures during the coronavirus Emergency.                                     Pending
Massachusetts   HB 4622 Relates to relief payments for recipients of the transitional aid to families with dependent children and emergency aid to    Pending
                the elderly, disabled and children programs within the Department of Transitional Assistance.
Massachusetts   HB 4625 Expands unemployment insurance benefits to certain employees due to the COVID-19 emergency declaration.                       Pending
Massachusetts   HB 4626 Appropriates funds to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency for emergency funding for certain homeless                Pending
                services.
Massachusetts   HB 4627 Relates to providing certain state employees sick leave for Coronavirus disease related absences.                             Pending
Massachusetts   HB 4631 Relative to state employees performing core function during the Massachusetts state emergency related to COVID-19             Pending
                emergency declaration.
Massachusetts   HB 4634 Relates to financial assistance, health care access and small business grants in response to the coronavirus outbreak.        Pending
Massachusetts   HB 4635 Relates to the reporting of coronavirus positive cases and mortalities in long term care facilities and elder housing.        Pending
Massachusetts   SB 2618 An Act providing additional support to those affected by the novel coronavirus through the unemployment insurance             Pending
                system.
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