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Legislative Update for Week 10

Although the current legislative session has been suspended due to concerns about COVID-19, there is still plenty of news to report from the state capitol. From the public health state of emergency, to the FY 20 amended budget, get the latest in our legislative report.

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Legislative Update: Crossover Day, Session Suspended

Reacting to the growing coronavirus crisis, the Georgia General Assembly went into “suspension” for an undetermined amount of time after meeting very briefly Friday morning. The House and Senate completed crossover day on Thursday, passing dozens of bills that just beat the deadline to clear at least one house or be dead for the session. Many others did not pass.

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Gov. Kemp Appoints Coronavirus Task Force

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has assembled a statewide task force to manage the response to the coronavirus threat. The task force brings together subject-matter experts from the private and public sectors to advise on preventive measures, strategic deployment of resources, and more.

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Legislative Update for Feb. 28

The Senate Labor and Insurance Committee approved SB 327 that modifies the requirement for businesses to provide break time and a private location for an employee who needs to express milk for her nursing child. The changes appeared to have support from both the business community and advocates for nursing mothers.

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Georgia House Modifies Budget Cuts

The budget is still the big story coming out of the Georgia capitol. The Georgia House last week modified many of the cuts recommended by Governor Brian Kemp, including cuts to county health departments. The $27.4 million FY20 amended appropriations bill has been sent over to the Senate.

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