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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE – 2018

Day Thirty-four, March 14, 2018

 

 Wednesday, March 14th was legislative day thirty-four.

 

HOUSE RULES CALENDAR

 

There were no education related bills that GSSA is tracking on the House Rules Calendar for Wednesday.

 

House Consent Calendar

SB 398        Talbot County Board of Education compensation adjustment  PASSED

 

SENATE RULES CALENDAR

 

There were no education related bills that GSSA is tracking on the Senate Rules Calendar for Wednesday.

 

Senate Consent Calendar

SB 481        Putman County Board of Education compensation  PASSED

 

 

COMMITTEE MEETINGS

 

House Government Affairs Committee

 

SB 363           Elections and Primaries; time for opening and closing of the polls

DO PASS

 

Senate Education and Youth Committee

 

SR 972        Resolution encouraging local educational agencies to follow the Georgia Department of Education Gifted Program rules and guidelines

                   NOT HEARD – HOLD

 

HB 718       Education; excuse up to five absences of students with parents in service of the armed forces of the United States – primarily Wounded Warrior events

                   DO PASS

 

HB 739       Tracy Rainey Act — allows eligible military spouses to receive teaching certificates.

                   DO PASS

 

 

House Energy, Utilities, Telecommunications Committee

 

SB 426           “Broadband Infrastructure Leads to Development (BILD) Act”

DO PASS SUBSTITUTE

 

 

Thursday, March 15, 2018 will be the thirty-fifth day of the legislative session.

 

The House and Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m. this morning.

 

HOUSE RULES CALENDAR

 

There are two education related bills that GSSA is tracking on the House Rules Calendar for Thursday.

 

SB 82             Create a needs based HOPE scholarship and grant

 

SB 330           “Green Agriculture Education Act” Provide a three-component model, grades K-5  (Substitute)

 

SENATE RULES CALENDAR

 

There is one education related bill that GSSA is tracking on the Senate Rules Calendar for Thursday.

 

HB 844          Georgia Commission on Hearing Impaired and Deaf Persons; revise provisions

 

 

COMMITTEE MEETINGS — Thursday, March 15, 2018

 

Upon adjournment of the House – House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Public Finance and Policy                              403 CAP

 

 SB 402          “Achieving connectivity Everywhere (ACE) Act”

 

 

2:00 p.m.     House Judiciary Committee (Civil)                                            132 CAP

 

SB 338           Modify requirements for agency rule making

 

The Senate has several other committee meetings posted with no agenda as of this time.

 

Both the House and Senate may add committee meetings during the course of the day.

 

 

Monday, March 17, 2018 will be legislative day thirty-six.

 

If I can be of assistance to you with any of the activities of the 2018 legislative session, please contact me.

 

Michael Surma

Legislative Liaison

Georgia School Superintendents Association

mmsurma@comcast.net

404-909-1639

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