State Banking Issues

Special Session Called for Nov. 13

Gov. Deal has called a special session to begin Nov. 13 for the limited purposes of providing emergency funding to state agencies and local governments following Hurricane Michael and ratifying Deal’s executive order dated July 30, 2018. The special session will also include providing for general law regarding taxation related to recovery and rebuilding from the impact of Hurricane Michael and taxation related to the subjects of that executive order.

Here are summaries of Hurricane Michael's impacts on the state.

Regular Session to Begin Jan. 14

The 2019 Session of the Georgia General Assembly will start Jan. 14. GBA will be represented throughout the session by our Senior Vice President for Government Relations, Elizabeth Chandler, 404.420.2027, President and CEO, Joe Brannen, 404.420.2026, and our Government Relations Consultant Steve Bridges, 404.420.2037. Contact any of them with questions about legislation, information about your legislator's stance on a particular issue or to request any other information related to the Georgia General Assembly.

This will be the first session of a 2-year legislative cycle, which means essentially that legislation not completed in the 2018 session will need to be reintroduced in a subsequent session if the author chooses to move forward.

GBA's Georgia General Assembly Legislation Tracker

Below are the banking and financial services bills we are tracking during the 2019 session. We'll update these as the session progresses: 

  • GBA Priority Bills
  • Bills We're Opposing
  • Bills We're Monitoring