Newsom Signs Executive Order on Various Deadlines Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

This week, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-65-20 addressing a number of issues in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The order extends the timeframe for local governments to submit claims for reimbursements to the State Controller’s Office (SCO) and extends expiration dates for Medical Marijuana Identification Cards (MMIC). Any MMIC that would otherwise have expired between March 4, 2020, and any day within 60 days from the date of the executive order (May 19, 2020) shall remain valid for an additional 60 days. Retailers licensed by the Bureau of Cannabis Control must accept MMICs issued that have an expiration date on or after March 4, 2020, as valid during the 60-day period provided by the executive order. This extension does not include recommendations issued by physicians.

The order also waives the 10 percent cash or in-kind matching requirement for state grants awarded to domestic violence service providers, waives the deadline to verify grade point average and certification requirements for Cal Grant applicants, and suspends programmatic deadlines for entities receiving funding from the Energy Commission. The order further