Growing up, I was a huge fan of Schoolhouse Rock. The TV series started in 1973 and ended in 2009- a pretty good run (and yes, I am old!). One of my favorite skits featured how a bill in Congress becomes a law. There is no doubt in my mind that this skit started my interest in Government Relations!
As the video and song depict, it is a long journey for a bill to become a law- and it all starts with an idea. With this in mind, we at CBA thought it would be very informative an educational to outline the timeline and process involved to turn SB157 into law here in Georgia. On our web site, we have posted a link with a rolling time line. Please note that the process started back in 2016- with an idea that a community banker shared with CBA’s Chief of Staff and EVP of Government and Regulatory relations Mrs. Lori Godfrey. https://www.cbaofga.com/sb-157.html As you can see, the timeline depicts a long journey filled with innumerable challenges and obstacles. Turning an idea into a bill is hard enough let alone guiding it through the gauntlet known as the legislative process. Frankly, it should be a challenging process! CBA fought long and hard to make SB157 and we are so pleased and thankful to have secured unanimous passage in the entire legislature. Moreover, we are extremely grateful Governor Kemp’s support throughout the process!
Please enjoy the timeline! Let us know if you have any questions.
EVP, Chief of Staff, Government & Regulatory Relations