Legislative Update – Week 10

Sine Die (adjournment) is on the horizon and state lawmakers worked diligently during Week Ten of the 2018 Legislative Session to advance conservative legislation that ensures a bright and promising future for all Georgians.
Budget Updates
The Georgia General Assembly is constitutionally mandated to pass a balanced budget every year.
This past week, the House passed its version of the FY2019 state budget (HB684), which prioritizes education, healthcare, and state infrastructure projects.
FY2019 Budget Highlights:
  • $119.5 million for K-12 enrollment growth and training.
  • $361.7 million for the Teachers Retirement System.
  • $111 million for the University System of Georgia.
  • $5.5 million for the Technical College System of Georgia.
  • $68 million for HOPE and Zell Miller scholarships.
  • $16.9 million for a 4.3% provider rate increase for nursing homes
  • $2 million to study Georgia’s infant mortality rate.
  • $2.2 million for a Department of Human Services care coordinator positions to improve mental health outcomes for foster care children.
The 2019 budget is a reflection of our priorities as a legislative body. It is now under consideration in the State Senate.
Honoring Law Enforcement
This week, we were honored to welcome law enforcement leaders from around the state for the Georgia Association of Police Chiefs’ Day at the State Capitol.
We are incredibly grateful for their service and appreciate their efforts to keep our communities safe!
Sine Die 
Georgia lawmakers gathered under the Gold Dome on January 8 to kick-off the 2018 Legislative Session. At midnighton March 29, the gavel will adjourn the session Sine Die. To watch the legislature in action, click HERE.
As always, it is an honor to represent you and your loved ones in the Georgia General Assembly.  Please feel free to call (404-656-5024) or email (bruce.williamson@house.ga.gov) with any questions or concerns.
Rep. Bruce Williamson
District 115
Georgia General Assembly

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