State Action on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

9/22/2020

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The National Conference of State Legislatures brings you up-to-date, real-time information about bills related to and responding to COVID-19 that have been introduced in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

You can search legislation starting in 2020 by state, topic, keyword, year, status or primary sponsor using the state legislation database below. You can further analyze this legislation using NCSL’s Power BI state legislation data visualization.

COVID-19 topics included in the database and the data visualization include, but are not limited to, budgeting and revenue, child welfare, commerce, criminal justice, education, elections, employment, finance, health access and coverage, housing and homelessness, labor and retirement, legislative operations, public health, workforce and more.

Bill information in the database and the visualization is updated each day. New measures are added as they are introduced or identified by NCSL staff.

For more detailed information or analysis on state legislative efforts by topic, please visit NCSL Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for States. This page is updated daily to reflect new resources in policy areas ranging from education to health care costs and access. You can keep updated on the number of confirmed cases of and deaths from COVID-19 in the United States using regularly updated webpages from state health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For the latest updates on other state-specific resources and actions, see the National Governors Association webpage.

COVID-19 State Legislation Data Visualization

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COVID-19 State Legislation Database

COVID-19 State Legislation Database

For faster performance, please use the fields below to filter your results. If you select nothing, the default search will pick up all topics and states in the most recent session year available. The full text of bills is available by clicking on the bill number. This feature is available for bills from 2015 and later.

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COVID-19: General Legislation relating to addressing matters to COVID-19, not reflected in the other categories.
Criminal Justice: General Bills or resolutions that impact law enforcement, corrections agencies, supervision, courts, or justice-involved individuals.
Education: Higher Education Appropriation/Budget/Finance Legislation related to appropriations, budgets, and finance for higher education institutions including colleges and universities.
Education Higher Education General Legislation related to college and universities and the COVID-19 pandemic including, housing/dining refunds, student financial aid and student loans and other postsecondary education issues.
Education: PreK-12 Accountability Legislation relating to COVID-19-related changes to each state’s process of using student performance measures to evaluate school performance.
Education: PreK-12 Appropriation/Budget/Finance Legislation relating to education appropriations, budgets, and finance matters related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Education: PreK-12 General Legislation relating to addressing matters in public education related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Elections and Redistricting: Census Legislation relating to the 2020 Census and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Elections and Redistricting: Elections Bills or resolutions that impact elections.
Elections and Redistricting: Redistricting Legislation relating to redistricting and other matters regarding the process of redrawing or revising representational boundaries.
Employment, Labor and Retirement: Licensing in Times of Emergencies Legislation related to any changes states are making to the way they regulate occupations and to their occupational licensing requirements and processes as a result of COVID-19.
Employment, Labor and Retirement: Pensions and Retirement Measures related to pensions and retirement. Including contribution rates and funding issues, cost-of-living adjustments, plan design changes, governance and investment policy, and re-employment after retirement.
Employment, Labor and Retirement: Unemployment Insurance Any and all measures addressing unemployment compensation measures related to COVID-19. Including, but not limited to, trust fund solvency, federal changes, qualifications, staffing, claims and employer contributions.
Employment, Labor and Retirement: Employee Protections and Workers Compensation Measures addressing workers' compensation insurance coverage of COVID-19, including situations where COVID-19 is presume to be a work-related condition.
Employment, Labor and Retirement: General Legislation related to labor & employment policy not captured within the other categories.
Fiscal: Commerce Legislation related to insurance (not health); alcohol sales and regulation; price gouging; electronic/virtual notarization and other sales transactions.
Fiscal: Consumer Protection Legislation relating to mortgages, foreclosures, other consumer loans; consumer debt collection; credit reporting; and waiving fees/deadlines/requirements for consumer contracts.
Fiscal: Economic Development Legislation related to economic development and small businesses, including, but not limited to loans, tax incentives and credits, task forces or committees.
Fiscal Federal Relief Funding - Legislation related to federal COVID-19 relief packages, including, but not limited to, appropriations, authorizations, special funds, tax changes, and oversight.
Fiscal: FY 2020 Budget and Revenue Measures Legislation related to fiscal year 2020 budget and revenue measures in response to COVID-19, including general fund supplemental appropriations, rainy day funds, transfer authorizations, tax changes and collections.
Fiscal: FY 2021 Budget and Revenue Measures Legislation related to fiscal year 2021 budget and revenue measures in response to COVID-19, including general fund appropriations, budget shortfall actions (i.e. bonds and borrowing), tax changes and collections.
Fiscal: General Legislation relating to addressing fiscal matters related to the COVID-19 pandemic, not reflected in the other categories.
Fiscal: Liability Legislation related to immunity for civil liability for medical professionals, businesses, volunteers and groups producing equipment or opening facilities to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Health: Access and Coverage Legislation related to private insurance coverage for COVID-19 testing and treatment, premium grace periods, special enrollment periods, Medicaid coverage and telehealth.
Health: Appropriations, Budget and Finance Legislation related to appropriations, budgets or finance for Medicaid, health facility and workforce capacity, and disease preparedness and response activities.
Health: General Legislation relating to addressing health matters related to the COVID-19 pandemic, not reflected in the other categories.
Health: Public Health Legislation related to the public health response to COVID-19 including research, emergency declarations, data collection and reporting, tracing, testing, treatment and vaccines (not insurance coverage).
Helath: Workforce Legislation related to scope of practice laws, provider recruitment strategies and liability protections for health care workers.
Human Services: Child Welfare Legislation relating to foster care, visitation requirements, workforce classifications, licensing requirements for foster families, child abuse and neglect prevention during the COVID-19 state of emergency.
Human Services: Early Care and Education Legislation relating to availability and quality of child care, subsidies, early childhood governance structures, early childhood teachers and the workforce, home visiting and other child and family supports during the COVID-19 state of emergency.
Human Services: General Legislation relating to human services matters, related to the COVID-19 pandemic, not reflected in the other categories.
Human Services: Household Economic Security and Public Assistance Legislation addressing public assistance programs and other matters related to household economic security during the COVID-19 state of emergency.
Human Services: Housing, Homelessness and Youth Homelessness Legislation addressing rental assistance, eviction moratoriums and other housing-related services and supports for people experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 state of emergency.
Legislative Operations Bills or resolutions changing legislative procedures or operations, such as changes in calendars or deadlines, temporary adjournment or postponement of session and other procedures.
Legislative Oversight of Executive Authority Bills or resolutions changing legislative procedures or operations, such as changes in calendars or deadlines, temporary adjournment or postponement of session and other procedures.
Legislative Remote Meetings/Voting Bills or resolutions to allow for remote floor sessions or remote committee hearings, as well as allowing members to vote remotely.
Transportation: General Bills or resolutions regarding surface transportation, public transportation, traffic safety, state DOT operations and more.

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