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2016 Legislative Session Begins

Wednesday, January 20, 2016   (0 Comments)
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2016 GEDA Legislative Report #1

by Jim Finch, GEDA Legislative Monitor

January 19, 2016


The 2016 session of the Georgia General Assembly convened on Monday, January 11, 2016.  The House and Senate agreed to an initial calendar that runs through Monday, February 1, 2016—Day 13 of the 40 day legislative calendar.

Governor Deal presented his State of the State address to members of the General Assembly, constitutional officers, members of the judiciary, and members of the consular corps on Wednesday, January 13, 2016.  The Governor stated that an “Ocean of Opportunity” lies ahead for Georgia’s Ship of State.

There was little activity on legislation.  Except for organizational meetings, most House and Senate Committees did not meet during the week. Week two of the session, which begins Wednesday, January 20, 2016, will be devoted to budget hearings for the FY-2016 continuation budget and the FY-2017 “General Appropriations Act”. 

GEDA will provide updates on specific legislation of interest to the GEDA membership and budget overviews for selected state agencies.

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