After ‘Sine Die,’ here’s what’s pending

“Sine Die!” the phrase shouted out by the Speaker of the House on day 40 each year marking the end of the legislative session. Sine Die is a Latin term meaning “without assigning a day for a further meeting.” This year’s Sine Die adjournment may have brought the bills that were introduced this year to […]

Midway point of Ga. legislative session

Monday, Feb. 23, marked the 20th day, the half-way point for the 2015 legislative session. The doors of our state Capitol are always open to the people of Georgia, and I have had the privilege of meeting with multiple impressive individuals and groups from the 72nd district. I have enjoyed the company of the Youth […]

Report on Week No. 2 of Georgia House

[Editor’s note: Rep. Ramsey’s column was sent too late for inclusion in the Feb. 6 edition.] Last week (Jan. 26-30) in the General Assembly, we convened for legislative days five through eight of our 40-day session and we took our first legislative floor vote of the session. At the beginning of last week I had […]

Ga. General Assembly convenes

On Jan. 12, 2015 the Georgia General Assembly convened for the first day of the 2015 legislative session. It is always an exciting day at the Capitol to see your legislative colleagues that you have not seen much, if at all, in the months since the last day of the prior legislative session. It is […]

Legislative update: Promoting businesses

The 2014 legislative session has gotten off to a very fast start, and the first bills are reaching the chamber for a vote of the House of Representatives. In recent years the General Assembly has dedicated significant time and effort on creating a legal and regulatory environment favorable to business expansion and job growth. Continuing […]

Week 1 report from the General Assembly

On Monday, Jan. 13, the state legislature convened for day one of the 2014 session. As always occurs the first week of the session, Georgia’s representatives, senators, state constitutional officers and members of the Georgia Court of Appeals and Georgia Supreme Court gathered in the House Chamber to hear Governor Deal deliver the State of […]

Sine die, 2013

Thursday night, March 28, just before midnight, the gavel came down and brought the 2013 legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly to a close. As always, the challenges were many, but it turned out to be a very productive session. I wanted to write a column and mention a couple of the more high […]

A review of bills passed in busy legislative session

Last Thursday as the clock struck midnight the General Assembly concluded its 40th and final day of the 2012 legislative session. It was a busy session and I believe our continued focus on jobs and the state economy led to some important measures being sent to the Governor’s desk in the final days of the […]

Reasons for tax reform bill and ‘Chase’s Law’

On Monday, March 19th, we returned to the Gold Dome to begin our 34th legislative day of the 2012 session. As the end of session draws near, we worked long hours this week to ensure the passage of several important pieces of legislation, including a measure aimed at providing needed tax relief to Georgians and […]

‘Crossover Day’ was eventful at the state Capitol’

Wednesday, March 8th, marked the 30th legislative day of the 2012 session. Known as “Crossover Day,” this critical point in the session marks the last chance for most bills to pass the legislative chamber where they are introduced. This is because by the end of Crossover Day, all legislation passed by the House must “cross-over” […]

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