Senate Bill 332 INFORM Consumers Act Passes Committee- Set for Floor Vote Next Tuesday
SB 332 by Sen. John Albers, the Georgia Inform Consumers Act, was passed unanimously by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday despite objections from a few prominent online marketplaces. The marketplaces claim that they want a federal solution rather than a “patchwork” approach by the states. That argument was brushed aside by members of the committee as they had been briefed before and during the meeting that the bill was almost identical to the federal legislation. Judiciary Committee Chairman Brian Strickland noted that if the federal bill passes, it will supersede the state legislation.
SB 332 continued to move forward on Thursday when the Senate Rules Committee put it on the calendar for a floor vote by the full Senate next Tuesday, February 1st.
Georgia Computer Data Privacy Bill Introduced in Senate
SB 394, introduced on Wednesday by Sen. Greg Dolezal, has quickly become a hot topic for the entire business community. Georgia Retailers has started reviewing the legislation and will work in conjunction with other business groups to provide legislators with feedback on the impact the legislation may have on business operations.
The General Assembly has wrapped up 8 days of the 40 Day Session. Next week's legislative days will be Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.