States consider legislation in response to the coronavirus pandemic

In recent days, state lawmakers nationwide have taken action on legislation in response to the coronavirus outbreak. With the help of BillTrack50, we are compiling information on all of that legislation.

As of March 23, 2020, legislatures in 29 states and Washington, D.C., had taken up at least 184 bills related to COVID-19. Lawmakers in New Jersey had taken up 30 relevant bills, more than any other state and 16 percent of the nationwide total.

Of the 184 introduced bills, 40 (or 22 percent) had been enacted into law. New Jersey had enacted seven related bills, more than any other state and 18 percent of the nationwide total.

The following states and jurisdictions had enacted legislation related to the outbreak (the number of enacted bills is listed parenthetically): Alaska (1), Alabama (1), California (2), Florida (1), Hawaii (4), Kentucky (1), Massachusetts (3), Maryland (3), Maine (1), Michigan (1), Minnesota (2), New Jersey (7), New York (2), Oklahoma (2), Pennsylvania (1), Rhode Island (3), South Carolina (1), Washington (3), and Washington, D.C. (1).



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Jerrick Adams

Jerrick Adams is a staff writer at Ballotpedia. Contact us at editor@ballotpedia.org.

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