Bill Signing Update

Walt Farrell

Published May 28, 2019

Press Release

Tuesday, April 2 marked the final day of the first Session of the Georgia General Assembly under Governor Brian Kemp’s administration.

Governor Kemp and his team had until May 12 to vet legislation passed by the General Assembly and decide whether to sign or veto those bills. Bills on which the governor took no action will become law according to the enactment date outlined in the legislative proposal.

Throughout the 2019 Legislative Session, the Georgia Chamber tracked approximately 285 bills while officially supporting 42 of those measures. Governor Kemp has signed all 42 of the Chamber-supported bills into law.

Of those 42 supported measures, the Georgia Chamber designated those most impactful to the business community as Scorecard bills. Below are the Scorecard bills that have been signed into Georgia law.

  • Senate Bill 108: Competencies and Core Curriculum; computer science in middle school and high school
  • Senate Bill 106: Patients First Act
  • House Resolution 37: Georgia Commission on Freight and Logistics
  • House Bill 353: Insurance; create the crime of staging a motor vehicle collision
  • House Bill 224: Investment Tax Credit, Quality Jobs Tax Credit, and Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit

To view all 42 Chamber-supported bills signed into law by Governor Kemp, click here.

Any bills that did not receive final passage in 2019 will remain eligible for consideration in 2020 as the second year of the two-year legislative term.

The Georgia Chamber commends the governor and his team for their continued focus on keeping our state among the best for business, and we congratulate him on a successful first session.

To view a full list of the bills that have been signed into law by the governor, click here.