January 10, 2022 to January 14, 2022
The 2022 Legislative Session kicked off on Monday, January 10, 2022 and we completed days one through four of this 40 day legislative session so far. H.R. 570 was introduced and outlines the adjournment schedule through day seven of the 40-day session. Next week, the Legislature will use the days for Joint Appropriation (budget) hearings and will not convene formally for a legislative day. The 2022 session will be the second session of a two-year term of the Georgia Assembly. So, all bills introduced during the 2021 session that did not pass and were not defeated will be live bills for the 2022 session. This year, CBA has partnered with Fiveash-Stanley, Inc. for our grassroots lobbying efforts year round.
The session began with all of the formalities and resolutions to open and start both chambers. Day one was short and sweet as many were anxious to watch the Georgia Bulldogs play in the National Championship Game. The session reconvened for Day 2 on Wednesday morning. On Thursday, the chamber combined for a Joint session for the Governor’s State of the State address. Day 5 of the session will be January 24, 2022, so there will be no blog updates next week. One of the items that we typically expect during the first week is an updated list of Committee Chairs and Assignments for both chambers. As of the writing of this blog, the updated Committee assignments had not be publicized.
EVP, Chief of Staff, Government & Regulatory Relations