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Legislative Updates

GBAN Legislative Update – April 3, 2017

Sine Die Update Thursday, March 30 was the last legislative day of the 2017 session of the Georgia General Assembly. Both chambers went well past midnight as they continued to consider legislation. Below are a few highlighted bills that moved through the state legislature this session. Chamber Scorecard Legislation House Bill 192: Banks, trust companies, and corporations; responsibilities and standard of care of directors and officers;…

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GBAN Legislative Update – March 27, 2017

Scorecard Alert House Bill 192, sponsored by Rep. Beth Beskin (R – Atlanta) and carried by Senator John Kennedy (R – Macon), passed the Senate on Friday by a vote of 41-10. We thank the bill sponsors and members of the General Assembly for their hard work to pass HB 192 and keep Georgia the top state for business. Find out how your State Representative…

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GBAN Legislative Update – March 17, 2017

Legislative Calendar Monday, March 20 will be legislative day 36. The General Assembly will be in session Wednesday, March 22, for legislative day 37, and Friday, March 24, for legislative day 38. Legislation of Interest House Bill 192: Banks, trust companies, and corporations; responsibilities and standard of care of directors and officers; change provisions Status: Chamber Scorecard – Support Bill Author: Representative Beth Beskin (R…

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GBAN Legislative Update – March 10, 2017

Legislative Calendar Monday, March 13th will be legislative day 32. The legislature will be in session through Thursday, March 16th for legislative day 35. Legislation of Interest House Bill 192: Banks, trust companies, and corporations; responsibilities and standard of care of directors and officers; change provisions Status: Chamber Scorecard – Support Bill Author: Representative Beth Beskin (R – Atlanta) HB 192 aims to return to…

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GBAN Legislative Update – March 6, 2017

Crossover Day Friday, March 3, legislative day 28, was Crossover Day under the Gold Dome. Georgia Public Broadcasting has the archived footage of all the action, here. Legislative Calendar Today, Monday, March 6rd was legislative day 29. Thursday, March 9th will be legislative day 30 with legislative day 31 occurring this Friday, March 10th. Legislation of Interest House Bill 155: Georgia Musical Investment Act; enact…

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GBAN Legislative Update – February 24, 2017

Action Alert House Bill 192, sponsored by Rep. Beth Beskin (R – Atlanta) is a Chamber scorecard measure aimed at protecting fair, reasonable decision making by corporate boards and directors from frivolous lawsuits. This legislation is vital for businesses across Georgia. Without passage of this measure, Georgia’s legal and business climate will be severely diminished; forcing businesses to locate elsewhere. Please follow this link to…

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GBAN Legislative Update – February 17, 2017

Action Alert House Bill 192, sponsored by Rep. Beth Beskin (R – Atlanta) is a Chamber scorecard measure aimed at protecting fair, reasonable decision making by corporate boards and directors from frivolous lawsuits. This legislation is vital for businesses across Georgia. Without passage of this measure, Georgia’s legal and business climate will be severely diminished; forcing businesses to locate elsewhere. Please follow this link to…

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Special Master Hands Georgia Win in Water Wars

“I recommend that the Court deny Florida’s request for relief.” With that recommendation to the U. S. Supreme Court, Special Master Ralph Lancaster has brought to a close the latest episode in the long-running water wars between Florida and Georgia. The Special Master’s report stated that: “Florida has not proven by clear and convincing evidence that any additional streamflow in the Flint River resulting from…

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Georgia Chamber Commends Governor Deal

The Georgia Chamber Commends Governor Deal, General Assembly on Senate Bill 70 The Georgia Chamber of Commerce applauds Governor Nathan Deal and his administration for their dedicated efforts to ensure that Georgia’s hospitals have the financial assistance they need. With Governor Deal’s signature of Senate Bill 70 on Monday, Georgia’s healthcare network will be able to continue providing exceptional service to the citizens of our…

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GBAN Legislative Update – February 10, 2017

Legislative Calendar Tuesday, February 14th will be legislative day 17. The calendar will run through Friday, February 17th for legislative day 20. Legislation of Interest House Bill 73: Income tax credit; incentives to promote the revitalization of rural Georgia downtowns; provide Status: Support Bill Author: Representative Penny Houston (R – Nashville)  HB 73 is a tax credit aimed at revitalizing rural downtowns and is supported by the Georgia Department of…

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