GEORGIA SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE – 2018
Day Thirty-one, March 7, 2018
Tuesday – Legislative Day Thirty – March 6, 2018 (workday) ACTION
Senate Committee – Veterans, Military and Homeland Security
HB 700 Georgia Student Finance Authority, service cancelable education loans; include graduate degree programs. DO PASS
House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Tax Reform 133 CAP
SB 378 “Georgia Measuring Success Act DO PASS
A tax bill shall not be adopted by the House of Representatives or the Senate unless an economic analysis of the bill has been completed in accordance with this Code section.
Senate Economic Development and Tourism Committee 125 CAP
HB 642 Local government; provide definitions – NO ACTION TAKEN
HB 843 Revenue and Taxation; tax credits; include any census tract in a county that contains a federal military installation and industrial park. DO PASS
HB 951 Education; establish Center for Rural Prosperity and Innovation DO PASS
Wednesday – Legislative Day Thirty-one March 7, 2018
House and Senate Convene at 10:00 a.m.
The Senate and House did not have any education related bills that we are tracking on their calendar for Wednesday. However, the House did passed a local legislation bill that was from a previous calendar.
HB 964 Rockdale County Board of Education salary adjustment
House and Senate Committee Meetings
7:30 a.m. House Appropriation Education Subcommittee CAP 341
HB 684 FY 19 Education Budget DO PASS With Changes
8:00 a.m. Senate Finance – Public Policy Subcommittee 328 CLOB
HB 664 Income Tax; Deduction from income for contributions to savings trust accounts; revise DO PASS
1:00 p.m. House Education Subcommittee on Academic Support 415 CLOB
SB 330 “Green Agricultural Education Act” three component model DO PASS
SB 401 Individual Graduation Plans; guidance in career oriented aptitudes and career interests DO PASS
2:00 p.m. House Education Subcommittee on Academic Innovation 415 CLOB
SB 30 Sustainable Community School Operational Grants – Hearing Only
SB 362 Education; providing for the establishment of an assessment pilot
2:00 p.m. House Retirement Committee 515 CLOB
SB 293 Relating to retirement allowances, disability benefits, and spouses’ benefits so as to repeal existing provisions related to the employment of beneficiaries of the Teacher Retirement System of Georgia; to require certain public employers to make employer and employee contributions to such retirement system on behalf of certain employed beneficiaries. NO VOTE
2:30 p.m. Full House Appropriations Committee Meeting 341 CAP
HB 684 FY 19 Budget DO PASS with changes
3:00 p.m. Senate Education and Youth Committee Meeting 450 CAP
HR 898 Create a Joint Study Committee on the Establishment of a State Accreditation Process. DO PASS
HB 655 Quality Education Act. Require every public school to post sign containing telephone number to receive reports of child abuse.
NO VOTE Amended with HB 762
HB 494 Early Care and Learning. Revise certain provisions for safety of children in early care and education program. NO VOTE
HB 853 Quality Basic Education Act; provide that children placed in psychiatric residential treatment facilities may not be charged tuition.
3:00 p.m. House Setzler Subcommittee of Judiciary (non – civil) 606 CLOB
SB 315 Computer Crimes; create a new crime of unauthorized computer access; penalties NO REPORT
3:00 p.m. House Higher Education Committee 403 CAP
SB 82 HOPE; need-based HOPE scholarship and grant; create DO PASS
3:00 p.m. Senate Finance Committee
HB 664 Income Tax; Deduction from income for contributions to savings trust accounts; revise DO PASS Will change 529 contributions to $4,000 single – $8,000 married.
Friday, March 9, 2018 will be Legislative Day thirty-two.
If I can be of assistance to you with any of the activities of the 2018 legislative session, please contact me.
Georgia School Superintendents Association