This Issue Brief has been updated to reflect expanded nonprofit public benefit corporate emergency powers in AB 663 (Chen). Effective January 1, 2022, governing boards have expanded emergency powers in anticipation of or during a declared emergency to take any action that it determines to be necessary or appropriate to respond to the emergency, mitigate the effects of the emergency, or comply with lawful federal and state government orders. Bylaws may include provisions implementing the above emergency powers. The potential impact of this Bill would enhance the ability of an auxiliary organization governing boards to take needed action in emergency situations. Download the issue brief here.