Legislative Days 39-40
March 29th, 2021, to March 31st, 2021
The Capitol is buzzing with energy as we race towards the finish with Sine Die and the end of this year’s legislative session on Wednesday. There is no match to the feeling as the final hours tick away and the last bills being considered are passed. The final gavel strike adjourning both the Senate and House was cause for celebration at just a quarter past midnight this morning. These 40 legislative days I will never forget as my first session experience, and I could not be happier that I accomplished this with Lori and representing all of you, my community banking family.
We were both down at the Capitol this week, and we had the chance to watch some of the big-ticket items of legislation get worked on to the late hours before Sine Die. The 2022 Fiscal Year Budget (H.B. 81) was adopted by both chambers, which got a cheer by many when it passed. It interesting to see feat with all its struggles in getting the budget through the process. The Tax Credit Return on Investment Act of 2021 (S.B. 6) was a compact bill that went even later in the night than the 2022 budget. This bill wraps together quite a lot of tax credits and incentives for Georgians and Georgia businesses. Seeing both get through, especially during this year with the Pandemic, was quite the accomplishment and should offer the assistance many will need.
Before Sine Die, the House took a moment to recognize the Banks and Banking Chairman Rep. Greg Morris for a Special Order. This session will be Rep. Morris’s last one as he will resign from the General Assembly and take up his Appointment to the Dept. of Transportation board.
EVP, Chief of Staff, Government & Regulatory Relations