Welcome to Legislative Week Three
On Monday, January 27, the General Assembly returned to the Gold Dome for the third week of the 2020 legislative session. The House convened on the House floor every day this week to take up business, and also spent more time in our committees and subcommittees to carefully review proposed budget and begin hearings on various legislative initiatives. A number of bills move out of committee this week for further review by the House Rules Committee prior to coming to the House floor.
As we go through the legislative session, some of the legislation that is introduced is the result of work that we do in study committees, councils and commissions that hold meetings after session ends. After the 2019 legislative session, my colleagues and I spent time studying several important issues that impact our state to prepare for the 2020 session. Personally, I continued my service to Georgia and House District 49 as a member of the
Rural Development Council and the Special Committee on Economic Growth
. In additional to these committees the House authorized the
Georgia Commission on Freight & Logistics and the House Study Committee on Maternal Mortality
. Each of these groups issued in-depth final reports that included policy recommendations, which will guide us as we craft sound and effective legislation this session. Some of these recommendations were presented in committees this week, and several pieces of legislation have already been introduced this session as a result of their dedicated work.
The Georgia House, with input from around the State of Georgia and from national experts, is working for you to craft solutions to allow Georgian more opportunities.
Please contact me with your input and thoughts on proposed legislation that may impact our community.
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