For your reference, we have a tracking document that can be accessed at any time on our website that will show the bills we are tracking/monitoring. They are highlighted in different colors of importance for your convenience and are sorted from the top of the sheet by bill/resolution number. We are keeping everything up to date as much as possible, given the circumstances surrounding the pandemic.
New Bill that CBA is Tracking
H.B. 681 was introduced in the House on Wednesday, March 3rd by Rep. Bill Yearta (R), Sylvester. The bill relates to competencies and core curriculum relative to quality basic education and provides a course of study in financial literacy for students in tenth or eleventh grade. The bill was assigned to the Education committee. The bill was presented in the House Education committee last week on Friday and received a vote of DO PASS by committee substitute. A new substitute bill was presented and passed in the Rules committee for a minor language change that the Board of Education wanted adjusted. Finally, the bill was voted on in the House and passed with a vote of 169 – 2. The bill was introduced in the Senate and was assigned to the Education & Youth committee.
H.B. 733 was introduced in the House by Rep. Tyler Smith (R), Bremen. The bill relates to definition regarding guaranteed asset protection waivers. The bill was assigned to the Insurance committee.
H.B. 746 was introduced in the House by Rep. Marvin Lim (D), Norcross. The bill relates to an employer’s duty to provide a safe place of employment. The bill was assigned to the Industry & Labor committee.
S.B. 291 was introduced in the Senate by Sen. Jennifer Jordan (D), Atlanta. The bill relates to compensation for occupational disease and includes COVID-19 within the meaning of occupational disease for essential workers. The bill was assigned to the Insurance & Labor committee.
This is a bill we are tracking that did NOT cross over this session. However, it was presented in committee after Crossover Day:
H.B. 664 Georgia Industrialized Buildings Act sponsored by Rep. Mesha Mainor (D), Atlanta. The bill was presented in the House Agriculture & Consumer Affairs committee for a hearing only. Rep. Mainor described the alternative uses of unused shipping containers to become modular homes.
EVP, Chief of Staff, Government & Regulatory Relations