Crossover Day Has Passed; Some Bills Stranded as Others Advance

The Georgia legislative session has advanced beyond “Crossover Day,” the deadline by which a bill must have passed at least one chamber and moved to the other chamber, or be stranded until next year.

Our legislative liaison Scott Maxwell of Mathews & Maxwell has an update on the status of bills involving public health as well as other issues, including HB 83. This bill, introduced by Demetrius Douglas (Stockbridge-D), mandates at least 30 minutes of supervised, but unstructured recess daily for schoolchildren in grades K-5. Douglas played football for the University of Georgia before a brief stint in the NFL, and says recess is an important tool in fighting obesity in children. The bill passed the House by an overwhelming margin.

Click here to view the full legislative update for March 8, 2019.