Scott Maxwell, legislative liaison for GPHA, provides weekly reports on activity concerning public health throughout the state legislative session.
In his Legislative Report for the week ending January 13, Maxwell begins, “The Georgia General Assembly opened up its 2017 session on Monday with the usual pomp and circumstance appropriate to the occasion. They then cranked out four legislative days during the week, getting down to the nitty gritty business of introducing new legislation, posturing on controversial issues and considering budgets. (FY 17 amended gets attention first, followed in a couple of weeks by FY 18.)”