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About State Legislatures

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Legislative Sessions and the Coronavirus

NCSL is tracking the impact the coronavirus (COVID-19) may have on state legislatures, including suspension or postponement of legislative sessions.

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Continuity of State Government and Elections Webinar

With states suspending activities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, learn what actions are being taken from NCSL's experts to ensure representative democracy continues. View NCSL’s recorded webinar to learn more.

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ABOUT STATE LEGISLATURES

About State Legislatures

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Continuity of Legislature During Emergency

NCSL has compiled information for legislatures to consider in developing or reviewing a continuity of government plan. 

 

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Coronavirus and State Legislatures in the News

NCSL is tracking the impact the coronavirus (COVID-19) may have on state legislatures, including suspension or postponement of legislative session or committee hearings, reduced public access or temporary closure of state capitols and remote participation. Check back often for updated news articles.

 

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Podcast | Continuity of State Government & Elections

This podcast is the first in a series NCSL is producing to focus on how states are taking action in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Hear from Natalie Wood, director of NCSL’s Center for Legislative Strengthening, as she discusses steps legislatures have taken in response to the pandemic.

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Dust Off Your IT Pandemic Plans

In addition to reporting on the technical, social and health aspects of the virus, Scott McPherson has specific advice for IT managers and outlines some of the questions they should address. He recommends they “dust off those old pandemic plans.”

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