• April 3, 2015

    On April 2, 2015 the Georgia General Assembly adjourned the first year of a two-year session.  While the majority of the major legislation was completed before Day 40, the House and Senate both worked feverishly to pass a clean up to the transportation legislation and pass a bill with several tax break measures.  Both chambers finished shortly after midnight last night. Throughout the day the House and Senate worked on agrees and disagrees in order to push bills that had been amended in the respective chambers to final passage.

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  • April 1, 2015

    Last night ran late for both House and Senate.  The House session ended around 11:00 and the Senate completed their business close to midnight.  Both chambers gave final passage to the FY 2016 budget and the transportation funding bill before adjourning for the night.  Those measures now go to Governor Deal for his signature.  The General Assembly will reconvene tomorrow for Day 40, the final legislative day for the 2015 session.

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  • March 27, 2015

    This week the House and Senate were in session every day and committees worked long hours amending and passing bills.  We are now down to the final two days of this legislative session.  With only two days left, there is still much work to be done. The General Assembly will meet on Tuesday for Day 39 and on Thursday for the final legislative day.  Both of these days could run late into the evening.

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  • March 20, 2015

    After being in recess on Monday and Tuesday, the legislature reconvened and was in session three days.  Most of the floor action this week focused on recognition and invitation resolutions.  Among visitors to the General Assembly were former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, singer/performer Ludacris, and a group of Special Olympians Read more →

  • March 16, 2015

    The hectic and tiring Day 30 ended with the House adjourning close to 8:00 on Friday evening and the Senate adjourning a couple of hours earlier.  The legislature is in recess today and tomorrow then will convene on Wednesday and work three days.  Most of the action this week will be in committees.

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  • March 6, 2015

    The General Assembly met for four days this week and has now completed 27 legislative days.  The House and Senate have an unusual schedule next week when they are scheduled to meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday with recess days between meeting days.  There will be a multitude of committee meetings on these recess days to pass bills so they will have an Read more →

  • February 27, 2015

    While inclement weather forced the cancellation of committee meetings and closing of the Capitol on Wednesday afternoon, the legislature met as scheduled for four days this week and finished their 23rd legislative day yesterday.  We passed the midway point on Monday and are now on the downhill side of this 40-day session.  The legislature will Read more →

  • February 20, 2015

    Action at the Capitol started slowly this week.  The General Assembly had already scheduled a recess day on Monday, then Governor Deal called for the Capitol to be closed due to potential icing on the roads and it became a day off for staff due to inclement weather.  The legislature has now completed 19 legislative days and is nearly at the halfway point in Read more →

  • February 13, 2015

    The General Assembly has now completed 15 legislative days.  They will reconvene on Tuesday for another four-day week after which we will almost be at the session halfway point. The House and Senate passed a second adjournment resolution (SR 167) to set the schedule for the remainder of this session.  Following this Read more →

  • February 6, 2015

    The General Assembly convened three days this week.   They have completed 11 legislative days, and they will reconvene on Monday, February 9, for a four-day week.  The Senate Appropriations committee is meeting Monday morning when we anticipate they will pass the amended FY ’15 budget and it would then be ready for action on the Senate floor after they convene at 11:00. Read more →