Week Nine Session Update

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It is hard to believe that we have already completed nine weeks of the legislative session. Friday, March 10th, brought to a close day 31. With the Crossover deadline behind us, we began to concentrate on hearing and voting on the many Senate bills up for review. The final days of any session are hectic as we work to ensure … Read More

2017 Session Overview

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It has been nearly two months since the 2017 legislative session of the General Assembly came to a close. Although session came to an end, we continued to work with the Governor’s office in hopes of getting our bills signed into law. Per Georgia law, Governor Deal is given 40 days after session adjourns to either sign or veto proposed … Read More

Week Eleven Session Update

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Friday, March 24th brought to a close legislative day 38 of 40. As our Sine Die deadline approaches, we have another hectic week ahead of bill review, votes and resolutions. Last week we passed measures dealing with healthcare, our military community and criminal justice reform. We also passed the 2018 FY budget. Click here for more…

Week Ten Session Update

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Thursday, March 16th marked the 35th day of the 2017 legislative session. We had a productive week of committee hearings and policy debate as both the House and Senate passed bills now under consideration by Governor Deal. Initiatives such as healthcare and public safety remain top priorities as we make our way through the final days of session. Click here … Read More

Week Eight Session Update

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We returned to Capitol Hill for week eight of the legislative session, Monday, February 27th. This week was especially intense as Friday marked the Crossover Day deadline, which means all bills that did not pass out of the House by midnight will not have time to complete the legislative process in the Senate by day 40. We considered numerous bills … Read More

Week Seven Session Update

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On Tuesday, February 21, we reconvened for the seventh week of the 2017 legislative session. We completed day 24 on Friday, and we are now all working against the Crossover Day deadline which takes place this Friday. It was a productive week under the Gold Dome as we drafted, discussed and passed legislation to address a number of critical issues … Read More

Week Six Session Update

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Friday, February 17 marked day 20 of the 2017 legislative session, meaning we have reached the halfway point of this year’s session! With only 20 remaining days to get legislation passed, we  are well aware of the rapidly approaching “Crossover Day” deadline. Crossover day is extremely  important as it is the last day that bills can transfer or “crossover” to the other chamber … Read More

Week Five Session Update

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Friday, February 10th brought to a close the 16th legislative day. That means by the end of next week, we will be halfway through this year’s session! Last week under the Gold Dome could have been deemed, “Firefighter Protection Week,” as we passed a number of bills for the benefit of our brave firefighters. Georgia’s firefighters selflessly risk their lives … Read More

Week Four Session Update

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On Monday, January 30th, we reconvened for a hectic fourth week of our 2017 Session. Several committee and Subcommittee hearings met to diligently work through various bills, including measures dealing with public safety and agriculture.  Click here to continue…

Week Three Session Update

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On Monday, January 23rd, we returned to Capitol Hill to resume the 2017 legislative calendar, ending this week with the completion of session day 8. As we continue to move forward, there is no shortage of committee meetings, legislative debate and Capitol day events. This week we also passed, the first of many, budget measures.  Click here to continue…