2018 Capitol Update Week 8 – Gov signs tax cut into law

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Mar 4, 2018 No Comments ›› Brett

Historic 2018 session continues . . . 


This past Friday, Governor Nathan Deal signed HB 918 into law cutting Georgia’s income tax rate for the first time since 1937!. This measure will leave over $5 billion in your wallet rather than the state’s over the next five years. On Monday, March 5, the Governor will sign HB 159 the first update to Georgia’s adoption statutes in over a generation. Loving families will be better able to adopt reducing the time Georgia’s children remain in foster care while cutting the costs and burdens associated with adoption.


Cross Over Day, Night, and Morning


Wednesday, February 28 was “Cross Over Day” and the House convened at 10:00 a.m. and adjourned for the day at approximately 1:10 a.m. on Thursday morning. Cross Over Day is the deadline for a piece of legislation to pass out of its original chamber and remain eligible for consideration by the opposite chamber.


Among the bills passing the House on Cross Over Day:


  • HB 759 Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program
  • HB 410 Limiting certain fees charged by HOA/Condo Management Companies
  • HB 930 Transit Governance and Funding
  • HB 951 Establishing the Center for Rural Prosperity and Innovation
  • HB 973 Ethics in Government (Sexual Harassment Policy)
  • HB 332 Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act
  • HB 519 Establishing Step Therapy Protocols for treating various illnesses
  • HB 605 Hidden Predator Act
  • HB 673 Distracted Driving / Hands Free
  • HB 764 Lawful possession of low THC oil
  • HB 803 Trafficking Disabled Adult / Elder Person or Resident
  • HB 887 Rural Broadband Initiative
  • HR 993 A Constitutional Amendment establishing state-wide Business Courts
  • HB 995 Requiring certain disclosures and transparency in local government contracts
  • HB 834 Termination of Lease for Family Violence


Please don’t hesitate to contact me for information on these bills or any other issue of importance to you, your family, or business.


I appreciate you allowing me to serve


This is qualifying week at the Capitol. All members of the General Assembly, Representatives and Senators, are up for reelection. The primary election is on May 22 and the general election is November 6, 2018.
With your continued support, I intend to qualify for reelection. It has been a great honor, my pleasure, and a lot of fun too to serve as your Representative at the state Capitol. I hope to earn your continued support and I ask for your vote on election day.


Let me hear from you

Should you find yourself in Atlanta during the Session, please stop by and visit me at my Capitol office, and please call or email if you have any question or concerns regarding any state issue. My capitol office, phone, and email are listed below.


613-D Coverdell Legislative Office Building
Atlanta, GA 30334


Thanks again for allowing me to serve,

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