Legislative Report for Jan. 26

Scott Maxwell, legislative liaison for GPHA, provides weekly reports on legislative activity concerning public health throughout the state legislative session.

The report for Week #3, ending January 26, includes an update on the legislative schedule for the session.

From the report:

“Perhaps the biggest news coming out of the General Assembly last week is the passage of the adjournment resolution that schedules meeting days through the end of the session. Often a contentious debate between houses in any year, threatening to stretch out the session gave the House possible leverage over the Senate, where presiding officer Casey Cagle is anxious to start campaigning full time for Governor, and several senators are also running for higher office. Settling this issue clears the way for better cooperation over legislation like the budget. Crossover Day is now set for February 28 and adjournment sine die is scheduled for March 29.”

Click here to read the full legislative report, including a look at the session schedule.