2017 Legislative Summary

The Georgia General Assembly adjourned its 2017 session on March 30. There were 296 Senate bills introduced this year and 640 introduced in the House. Forty-seven percent of bills introduced were passed.

Going into the 2017 legislative session, which began January 9, legislation that would have made casino gambling legal in Georgia dominated the news. However, casino legislation fizzled early on.

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NEWS Release

Georgia Senate Democrats Pick Up Seat, Hold Leadership Elections

‘We will continue our fierce determination to build bonds in communities’

ATLANTA- November 11, 2016 – The Georgia Senate Democratic Caucus met Thursday to welcome its newest member, determine its leadership team for 2016 -2018, and plan for the 2017 legislative session.

Senator-elect Tonya Anderson (D-43) joined the caucus Thursday. Anderson defeated incumbent Republican JaNice VanNess, giving Democrats an additional vote in the Georgia Senate.… Read more