Legislative Resources

2016 Legislative Summary

The Georgia General Assembly adjourned its 2015-2016 session on March 24, 2016. Legislation passed will have an effect, both for the good and for the bad, on all of Georgia's families, schools, and businesses.  
 

2015 Legislative Summary

Georgia’s 2015 Legislative Session is over, but its impact will be felt for some time.

The 18-member Senate Democratic Caucus entered this legislative term one member shy of its ability to block state constitutional amendments. While Democratic numbers haven’t allowed the caucus to block simple majority bills on the floor for some years, the Caucus has shown an ability to stand together to fight for improving legislation introduced by the Republican controlled legislature.

Georgia Senate Democratic Caucus 2015 Legislative Agenda

The Georgia Senate Democratic Caucus has introduced over 50 bills and resolutions to improve the lives of Georgians across the state. Their agenda includes legislation concerning the Economy, Education, Ethics, Elections, Healthcare, Women in the Workplace, Immigration & the effort to ensure that All Lives Matter. Click Read More to download a copy of the 2015 Legislative Agenda.

 

 

2014 Legislative Summary

Georgia’s 2014 Legislative Session is over, but its impact will be felt for some time.

The 18-member Senate Democratic Caucus entered this legislative term one member shy of its ability to block constitutional amendments. While Democratic numbers haven’t allowed the caucus to block simple majority bills on the floor for some years, this was the first time Democrats worked within a Republican Super Majority.

Additionally, passing Democratic legislation faced greater odds this year because of Sen. Jason Carter’s announced bid to replace Republican Governor Nathan Deal. GOP political maneuvering for the November elections was at an all-time high.

Despite these overwhelming odds, Senate Democrats worked as a team on priority legislation that would improve access and funding for education, create jobs and foster an environment for economic growth, while working towards honest and transparent government.

The majority of bills in the Democratic Caucus’ legislative package were never given a committee hearing. Still, there were legislative successes, measured both by passing and working to defeat legislation and in obtaining funding for critical programs.

The attached document recaps the Senate Democratic Caucus’ work in 2014.