Capitol Connection E-Newsletter – December 2020
Review Your Legislative Toolkit to Get Prepared for the 2021 Legislative Session
As the 2021 legislative session approaches, Georgia counties should be in full gear to stay informed, get involved, and make a difference on helping craft sound public policy for the State of Georgia.  ACCG’s 2021 Legislative Toolkit is designed to inform individuals about major issues and concerns that counties share in an effort to spark dialogue amongst communities and promote awareness of the Guiding Principles and the Policy Agenda ACCG will actively pursue on their behalf during the 2021 session of the Georgia General Assembly. Before the session begins, county officials are encouraged to take time to review the toolkit and discuss these top issues with their state legislators. County officials are also encouraged to use the toolkit as a guide throughout the session.

Questions regarding any issues outlined in the Toolkit should be directed to a member of the policy staff.

Reminder: Update Your County’s ACCG County Legislative Coordinator (CLC)
Annually, ACCG asks counties to update their county’s designated CLC to ensure the most accurate data is reflected in our records. The CLC’s primary responsibilities are to relay pertinent information about current legislation to county commissioners and county management and to maintain an open line of communication with ACCG to ensure county-specific information is readily available for legislators. ACCG encourages all counties to participate and designate a CLC prior to the legislative session. To confirm, update, or appoint your county’s CLC for 2021, please contact Tottianna Davis at or (404) 522-5022.
2021 Legislative Session Begins on January 11
The 2021 session of the Georgia General Assembly session will convene on Monday, January 11. Senators and Representatives have already pre-filled legislation. See list of Senate pre-filed legislation here and House pre-filed legislation here. The ACCG policy staff will once again use a tracking database, publish a weekly Legislative Update and host a weekly Facebook Live update during the session. 

Reminder: Immigration Reports Due December 31
The Immigration Report Collection System managed by the Department of Audits and Accounts (DOAA) opened on November 1st for the reporting period of Dec. 1, 2019, through Nov. 30, 2020. The due date to complete the report is Dec. 31, 2020. Please start preparing early to ensure that you have all the information needed to file the report by the deadline. More information can be found here.
NACo's Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC)/ Rural Action Caucus (RAC) Virtual Symposium
On Dec. 10, this virtual event will bring together urban and rural county leaders from across the country to exchange ideas and share solutions in an informative, interactive and problem-solving virtual event. Hear the latest federal and legislative news from Washington, DC, and connect with national experts, innovators and elected leaders on topics of common interest, including supporting the health, local economy, food security and public safety of our county residents. Click here for more details.
Questions? Email the
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Review the
2021 Legislative Toolkit