Welcome back!

Georgia State Capitol--Atlanta Georgia Photo by atlexplorer on flickr, https://www.flickr.com/photos/atlexplorer/3491664639

Georgia State Capitol–Atlanta Georgia

You might think this post is about welcoming students back for the semester! Ha!

(Seriously, we are happy to have you all back in the library. It is great to see the library and its resources in full swing.)

In fact, it is time to welcome our state legislators back to session! The Georgia General Assembly convened Monday, January 14, at 10 AM, and our representatives in the State Senate and House of Representatives are already hard at work.

If you visit the Georgia General Assembly site, you will find access to all the goings-on. If you want to review any of the 19 pre-filed (filed prior to the kickoff of the legislative session) bills in the house, go right ahead. Subject matter of prefiled bills ranges from tampon education and taxes to exempting retirement benefits from military service from income tax to repealing the 18th Amendment regarding prohibition from the Constitution of the United States.

Of course, there is plenty of other information to be found on the site as well. It is possible to follow the committee meeting schedules, and live stream the Senate chamber and the House of Representatives chamber.

If you are curious about what has happened in prior sessions, not only can you read a bit about the history of the General Assembly, which started operation in 1777 and has followed its schedule since then. It has met in all of the locations for the state capital, Savannah, Augusta, Louisville, Milledgeville, and Atlanta. You can also search for prior proposed and enacted legislation from earlier legislative sessions.

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