The General Assembly has had an active week with four legislative days and a number of bills moving through the committee process. The 56 members of the State Senate have filed 495 bills to date and 488 resolutions. The House, with 180 members, has seen 1315 bills filed so far in addition to 756 resolutions. As we move closer to Crossover Day (March 15th) the pace will continue to pick up in terms of both the number of bills filed and the amount of legislation working through the process.
Notable action this week includes expected passage of the Supplemental Budget for FY22 in the House today. The Supplemental budget includes significant investments in education including a $2000 pay raise for teachers. That bill will now go to the Senate for additional committee work and passage.
The FY23 budget is being worked on in the House Appropriations Committee and is expected to come to the floor in the next few weeks.
Sen. John Albers to Hold Press Conference Supporting Georgia INFORM Act
The sponsor of the Georgia Inform Act (SB 332), Sen. John Albers, is planning a press conference for next Tuesday to continue the public information campaign on organized retail crime (ORC) and how SB 332 helps protect consumers in the state. Georgia Retailers will be involved in the press conference to support the efforts and continue the momentum to pass this important legislation. The bill has been assigned to the House Judiciary Committee and Georgia Retailers and its members have been busy educating members of the committee. The response to the bill has been positive and a committee hearing is expected once the committee works through some more House bills.
The General Assembly has now completed 15 Legislative Days of the 40 Day Session.
Next week’s schedule is as follows:
- Monday-Legislative Day 16
- Tuesday – Legislative Day 17
- Wednesday – Committee Work Day
- Thursday – Legislative Day 18
- Friday – Out of Session