The Capitol Express

The Georgia General Assembly completed Day 25 on Friday, March 1st, highlighted by the passing of the FY 2020 Budget, in HB 31.

The session continues to move quickly with Legislative Day 28, Crossover Day,  coming this Thursday on March 7th.  Crossover Day is the day which bills must have passed either the House or the Senate to have an opportunity to pass as standalone legislation this year.
Please continue to use the
Daily Legislative Reports link in the right panel of this email to see the daily work and reach out to me with your thoughts or if I can be of assistance.

Some other bills of interest that passed the House the Week of 2/25//2019:

  • HB 105 income tax exemption for monies received as payments from Federal Disaster Relief from Hurricane Michael.
  • HB 26 allows Georgia to have interjurisdictional licensing for Psychologists - better access for Georgia patients.
  • HB 228 raises the minimum age of marriage in Georgia to 17 years old to protect our young citizens.  Thanks to the Alpharetta citizens that came down and spoke with me in favor of this measure.
On Friday the House passed the FY 2020 Budget, HB 31 .

Link to full FY 2020 House Version Budget Highlights


My hope is that The Capitol Express to be an asset for you as citizens of the 49th District. Please spread the word, forward the email, and let me know the items you'd like to see highlighted.

Please encourage your friends and neighbors to go to to learn more and to join our list for legislative updates by clicking the link "Join Our Mailing List" in the frame on the right of this email.

We will convene for Legislative Day 21 on Monday, February 25th and will remain hard at work for you, focused on delivering results for Georgians.

If I can be of service please contact me via the information below.

Yours in Service for Georgia,

First name

Representative Chuck Martin
District 49
On the web:
Phone: (404) 656-5064
Address: 417 Capitol Building, Atlanta, GA 30334

Student Leadership Johns Creek at the Capitol

On Wednesday, February 27th, I was pleased to join my colleagues in the House to welcome Student Leadership Johns Creek to the State Capitol.

Great opportunity to hear about Georgia Tech from President Peterson

As Chairman of the House Committee on Higher Education, I will work closely with Dr. Peterson and others in the University System of Georgia and the Technical College System of Georgia to provide the best possible educational opportunities for Georgians.

There are exciting things happening on North Avenue and our committee looks forwards to learning more and spreading the word.

Meeting with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Shelia Miller

Enjoyed a great visit with Shelia Miller from the Gates Foundation.

Look forward to having the foundation back to speak to the entire committee and provide information we can use as we continue to work together to provide Georgians the best path to and through the higher education process on their way to rewarding and economically productive careers.

Great to meet some of Georgia's future doctors!
Great time meeting and talking with Vijay and Leila, a medical student and medical resident, about  ways to provide more healthcare options for Georgians! 

These young doctors and future doctors are impressive and their opinions are important as we work together for Georgians!

Thanks for being involved and your commitment to help me learn more about how we can continue to improve healthcare opportunities for Georgians.
In This Issue...
Student Leadership Johns Creek
GaTech President Peterson
Gates Foundation - Sheila Miller
Future Doctors at the Capitol
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