GBAN Legislative Update - March 27, 2017

Walt Farrell

Published March 28, 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 and Senator voted on this Georgia Chamber Scorecard priority.

Legislative Calendar Tuesday, March 28th will be legislative day 39. Thursday, March 30th will be legislative day 40, Sine Die. Please make sure to look for our final GBAN Legislative Update of the 2017 session in your inbox next Monday, April 3rd.

Legislation of Interest Friday, legislative day 38, went well into the evening as both the House and Senate looked to move important pieces of legislation. Please click the following link to view all Chamber supported legislation that saw movement on Friday.

Governor Perdue Confirmation Hearing Last Thursday, Governor Perdue answered questions from the Senate Agriculture Committee on his way to becoming the nation’s next Secretary of Agriculture. You can view the hearing, here, and read the AJC’s rundown of what took place. Political Engagement Early voting starts today for the open 6th Congressional District seat to replace Secretary Tom Price, and for the open State Senate District 32 seat. Election Day for both races will be held on April 18th. Click here for more information.