Governor Signs Sprawling Executive Order
July 2, 2020
Governor Newsom signed Executive Order N-71-20, which addresses a number of ongoing issues related to COVID-19 and amends a several previous Executive Orders.
Some of the order’s provisions include, extending authorization for local governments to halt evictions for renters, allowing adults to obtain marriage licenses via videoconferencing, waiving eligibility re-determinations for Californians who participate in Medi-Cal, suspending face-to-face visits for eligibility for foster care, and permitting In-Home Supportive Services program caseworkers to continue caring for older adults and individuals with disabilities through video-conferencing assessments. In addition, the order extends provisions allowing for mail-in renewals of driver’s licenses and identification cards, to limit in-person transactions at the Department of Motor Vehicles.
The order also allows counties an additional 30 days to submit updated Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act and the Youthful Offender Block Grant program plans to the Board of State and Community Corrections.