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Capitol Update – Governor Newsom & Coronavirus Series Issue #2

 November 5, 2020

California Federation of Republican Women
Sue Blair, President

By Gretchen Cox, CFRW Legislative Analyst

Governor Newsom & Coronavirus Series

MARCH 2020
Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Suspend Standardized Testing for Students in Response to COVID-19 Outbreak (3/18/20)
This order waives, pending federal approval, this year’s statewide testing for California’s more than 6 million students in K-12 schools. READ ARTICLE HERE.
Governor Newsom Takes Emergency Actions & Authorizes $150 Million in Funding to Protect Homeless Californians from COVID-19  (03/18/20)
This executive order directed the first allocation of the $500 million in emergency funding recently authorized by the Legislature for COVID-19 related activities – $150 million for local emergency homelessness actions. -The funds were to be used for purchasing trailers, and procuring hotel/motel rooms and other forms of shelter for homeless across the state. READ ARTICLE HERE.
Governor Gavin Newsom Issues Stay at Home Order (03/19/20)
This order mandates all Californian’s to stay at home or place of residence with the exception of those who have essential jobs such as healthcare, supply chain related, infrastructure related or other jobs identified as essential. READ ARTICLE HERE.
Governor Newsom Signs Order to Protect Public Health by Expanding Vote-by-Mail Options and Extending Deadlines for Presidential Primary Canvas (03/20/20)
This order mandates vote-by-mail procedures to be used in three upcoming special elections (April 7, 2020 and two on May 12, 2020), protecting public health and safety during the COVID-19 outbreak. The order also extends the deadlines for ballot counting, tabulation, and other responsibilities related to the official canvass of California’s Presidential Primary Election that could risk undermining social distancing measures, and suspends the timeframes for public hearings required by political subdivisions that are in the process of changing from an at-large method of election to district elections.
Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Fight the COVID-19 Surge (03/21/20)
The order gives the state the ability to increase the health care capacity in clinics, mobile health care units and adult day health care facilities. It also allows local governments more flexibility to utilize the skills of retired employees and reinforces the importance of the delivery of food, medicine and emergency supplies. READ ARTICLE HERE.
Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order on State Prisons and Juvenile Facilities in Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak (03/24/20)
This executive order prohibits transfer of inmates from county jails to state prison or juvenile detention centers for at least 30 days, but possibly longer as the Gov. determines necessary. It also requires the development of teleconferencing procedures for parole suitability hearings. READ ARTICLE HERE.

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