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Friday, 25 February 2022 16:02

2022 Legislative Session: Week Seven

It was a lighter week from a legislative standpoint as the House and Senate were in Session for two days with a committee day in between. Local redistricting issues continue to take much of the time on the calendar and the debate over certain maps in larger cities has grown quite partisan. Add in some hot-button social issues and the temperatures inside the Capitol have grown as warm as the afternoon temperatures we’ve been enjoying lately. 

That being said, there are priorities that the two sides can agree on such as the full funding of the state’s K-12 education formula, teacher raises and efforts to promote public safety like the Georgia INFORM Act. While we still don’t have confirmation on a hearing date in the House yet, the legislators who have been educated on the issue are enthusiastic in their support. Georgia Retailers is looking forward to a hearing being scheduled on the bill shortly after Crossover Day occurs on March 15th.

The General Assembly has now completed 20 Legislative Days of the 40 Day Session.
Next week’s schedule is as follows:

  • Monday (2/28) – Legislative Day 21
  • Tuesday (3/1)– Legislative Day 22
  • Wednesday (3/2)– Committee Work Day
  • Thursday (3/3) – Legislative Day 23
  • Friday (3/4)– Legislative Day 24

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