On Tuesday, Governor Newsom signed Executive Order N-65-20 addressing several issues in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Among its provisions, the Executive Order (EO) further extends the time limit for local governments to submit reimbursement claims under Section 4750 of the California Penal Code (PC). The time limitation, first extended in March in response to COVID-19, has been delayed for an additional 60 days.

Under PC Section 4750, counties and cities with state prisons or state hospitals within their jurisdiction are eligible to receive reimbursement for various costs related to certain crimes committed at those facilities. The reimbursements are subject to strict administrative guidelines and time limitations. The latest extension acknowledges that local administrative services are experiencing increased demand as a result of the pandemic. As such, additional time is being allowed for local jurisdictions to meet the deadlines for submission.