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2018 Legislative Update

Week 3 – January 26, 2018

Legislative Days 7-10

The Legislature completed legislative day 10 on Thursday, January 25.  Both the House and Senate are in recess until 10:00 AM on Monday, January 29.  The legislature passed an adjournment resolution which sets the calendar for the remainder of the 40-day session.  Crossover day is set for Wednesday, February 28 and Sine Die is set for Thursday, March 29.  You can review the full legislative schedule here.

Few pieces of legislation passed this week, with the major focus being on the budget subcommittees as they prepare their recommendations for the 2018 Supplemental Budget.

This week, the Senate Transportation Committee met and heard SB 324 – allowing for municipalities to contract with adjoining localities to collaborate and complete road and bridge projects, but no action was taken on the bill.  The House Natural Resources and Environment Committee met but didn’t hear any bills.

GeorgiaLink participated in a number of events.  We attended the State of Tourism breakfast on Tuesday, the Georgia Transportation Alliance breakfast on Wednesday and the James Magazine Top Lobbyist Reception on Thursday.

As you review your legislative tracking page, please feel free to give us a call with any questions.  The username is RBC and the password is dw2015.

For detailed information on specific legislation visit the General Assembly’s website here.

The Regional Business Coalition of Metropolitan Atlanta (RBC) is an organization of over a dozen of the largest and most active Chambers of Commerce throughout the metro Atlanta region.  RBC member chambers represent over 15,000 member companies who employ millions of metro Atlanta residents.  The RBC’s primary goal is to represent the interests of RBC Chamber members on regional public policy issues impacting our transportation, water and air quality and to advocate for solutions that improve metro Atlanta’s quality of life and economic vitality.