When President Trump signed the March 13, proclamation declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak, a number of federal actions impacting community associations were enforced. Federal regulatory agencies mandated moratoriums on mortgage foreclosures and evictions and instituted loan forbearance programs. Congress passed stimulus legislation impacting small businesses, employees, and individuals.
As of March 18, NCSL reports 16 states and one territory have postponed their legislative sessions: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virgin Islands, and Wisconsin. Some are considering scheduling special sessions for later this year. Many of these postponements and suspensions will last until the end of March when legislators will reassess the status of the COVID-19 pandemic.