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CA Executive Order N-80-20

California Executive Order N-80-20 signed by Governor Newsom on September 23, 2020, is summarized as follows:

California proclaimed a State of Emergency as a result of COVID-19 on March 4, 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing and other public health measures continue to affect individuals, business, and governmental agencies. Many businesses have suffered financial hardship affecting their ability to pay rent and other expenses. Numerous local jurisdictions have determined that promoting stability amongst commercial tenancies is necessary to mitigate the economic impact of COVID-19, including allowing commercial establishments to decide whether and how to remain open based on public health concerns rather than economic pressures. The circumstances warranting protections continue to exist.

The Order includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • The timeframe for the protections set forth in Executive Order N-28-20, N-66-20, and N-71-20 have been extended to March 31, 2020 with respect to commercial evictions only.
  • The requirements in Corporations Code sections 20 and 600 to request and receive the consent of shareholders for shareholders meetings to be held electronically are suspended. Under the suspension, the corporation shall afford a “reasonable opportunity to participate in the meeting.”
  • The Director of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control shall have the authority to suspend deadlines for renewing licenses upon payment of annual fees, for a period up to 30 days and shall consider funding availability in determining whether to exercise this discretion. This authorization extends through December 31, 2020.

Click here for a complete copy of Executive Order N-80-20.


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