NC House Select Committee on COVID-19

Various subcommittee “working groups” of the newly appointed North Carolina House of Representatives of Select Committee on COVID-19 are continuing to meet remotely this week, to begin the preliminary work to develop possible legislative responses to the COVID-19 crisis. Earlier today, the Working Group on Economic Support met to discuss the initial impacts of COVID-19 on small business in North Carolina. As part of the discussion, the subcommittee was presented with the concerns of the business community regarding the impact of various local government “stay at home” orders around the State, especially in areas that conflict with the Governor’s statewide “stay at home” order.

Also meeting remotely today, the Working Group on Continuity of State Operations, heard from city and county government representatives on the impact of COVID-19 on local government operations throughout the state.

The General Assembly is currently set to return for its regular “short session” on April 28, 2020, although plans for an earlier return for special COVID-19 related legislation purposes or a later start for the regular session are still not certain at this time.