The Georgia Chamber Public Affairs Team was hard at work this session ensuring that Georgia remained the top state for business. In addition to tracking nearly 300 pieces of legislation, the Chamber team supported dozens of bills aimed at making Georgia a better place to live and work. Specifically, Chamber Scorecard legislation House Bill 192 and Senate Bill 70 were passed overwhelmingly by both chambers and sent to the Governor’s desk for his signature. HB 192 is a huge step toward making Georgia’s legal climate more business-friendly, while SB 70 will help our hospitals receive the state and federal funds they need to serve our communities.
Multiple pieces of legislation aimed at spurring economic growth in rural Georgia passed the General Assembly. The Chamber is excited to work with our partners in the General Assembly to ensure that the economic growth enjoyed by our state in recent years continues to benefit every region of Georgia.
An issue key to Georgia’s future is the education of our students. The Chamber supported multiple pieces of legislation that would give under-performing schools better tools and guidance to help their students achieve, and would give military families the flexibility to send their child to the school of their choice.
While the Georgia Chamber continues to advocate on behalf of our membership and Georgia businesses, please make sure to stay informed on bills passed by the state legislature and how your elected officials voted on important pieces of legislation by viewing our Chamber Scorecard and our weekly GBAN Legislative Updates.