Last week, SB 415 was introduced in the Senate by Senator Steve Gooch (R), Dahlonega. On Thursday, a large and diverse group of small businesses, health care providers, and trade association (including CBA) held a press conference at the State Capitol along with numerous Senators to applaud the introduction of the bill. Click Here for more information on supporters of the bill
This legislation—which was the result of months of work by the Senate Study Committee on Reducing Georgia’s Cost of Doing Business—aims to reduce frivolously litigation and ensures that small businesses, health care providers, the agriculture industry, and countless others have an even playing field in Georgia’s legal system.
For more information on the bill and the issues that it addresses, please visit https://www.balancethescalesga.com/. We urge you to contact your Senators and ask that they vote for SB 415.
The bill was presented to the Senate Insurance & Labor Subcommittee on Wednesday morning with the Committee hearing approximately two hours of testimony. On Friday afternoon, the Subcommittee heard language from the author of the bill that would amended the bill. The bill as amended received a do pass by committee substitute.