The Coronavirus Special Committee was set up to consider matters that specifically relate to the Corona crisis. This photo was taken during the meeting of 17th April. Photo: Storting.
The Government has tabled a proposal to extend the Corona Act by a month. If the matter is adopted in the Storting, the temporary legislation will now run until 27th May 2020.
The first reading of the bill is timetabled for Tuesday 21st April. The proposal was put to the Storting on Friday 17th April, and is currently under consideration in the Coronavirus Special Committee, which was set up to consider matters that specifically relate to the Corona crisis.
The Corona Act is a piece of temporary legislation that aims to mitigate the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. It gives the King (i.e. the Government) the authority to add to or depart from certain legislation as far as is necessary to safeguard the intention of the law.
The Corona Act was passed unanimously in the Storting on Saturday 21st March. It was approved after a second reading on Tuesday 24th March.