David Southerland
Executive Director


The 2024 legislative session began on January 8, 2024. Learn more about current policy objectives and statements from AIA National.

Weekly Reports

Each week our lobbyist firm, Peachtree Government Relations prepares weekly legislative reports for our members. These reports contain important updates about session, committees, and state-wide offices.

March 8, 2024

Georgia’s 2024 electoral race surged ahead this week with the commencement of qualifying procedures for state and federal positions. At the end of the fourth qualifying day, 92 candidates qualified to run for State Senate, and 306 qualified to run for State House. Read the report >

CROSSOVER DAY: February 29, 2024

Thursday, February 29th was Crossover Day at the Georgia General Assembly. This deadline mandated that legislation originating in one chamber needed a favorable vote to progress to the other body. Any bill failing this test would be considered dead for the current session. The Georgia House forwarded 72 bills and resolutions to the Senate, while the Senate passed approximately 50 measures and sent them to the House. Read the report >

February 23, 2024

Week 6, there were several committee meetings but notably this week, the Senate passed a bill creating Pre-K programs in school districts around Georgia, continuing efforts by the state to improve reading levels of our students.. Read the report >

February 9, 2024

This week, there were several committee meetings each day, each covering a wide range of topics. Major election bills altering Georgia’s voting system have been highly contentious, most notably potentially taking out barcodes from use in ballot voting. Read the report >

February 2, 2024

This week there were dozens of meetings, each covering a wide range of topics. A prominent vote on the Senate floor took on sports betting. The bill passed the Senate with an amendment requiring a Constitutional amendment, and the bill is not being sent to the House to be dealt with. Taking a step back from bills, one event has trumped all that comes from the legislation. Read the report >

January 26, 2024

With over thirty committee meetings scheduled over the course of the week, the Legislature was in full swing with multiple prominent issues arising such as election regulations, anti-semitism, early education funding, school choice, and the legalization of sports betting. Read the report >

January 12, 2024

It was a great first week with a few pertinent issues coming back into play quickly such as sports betting, Alzheimer’s state plans, and mental health solutions. Annual events such as the Eggs and Issues Breakfast along with Governor Kemp’s State of the State address were held on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. Read the report >

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