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Monday, February 13, 2023 - Legislative Day #17
Archive of Past Legislative Alerts

Three Bills Heard in House
Education Subcommittees

Subcommittees of the House Education Committee met this afternoon to consider three bills.

HB 32, a bill to require the use of video instant replay in high school football state championship games, was passed out of a subcommittee of the House Education Committee.  The full committee will take up the legislation next.

HB 51 was heard in a House Education Committee subcommittee today.  The legislation would allow the use of "vehicles other than school buses for the transport" of any student.  Current law, adopted in 2021, allowed the use of such vehicles to transport students receiving special education services and students who were homeless as defined by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.  The subcommittee took no action on the bill.

HB 141, which would require every student age eight through 18 to undergo a suicide screening at the beginning of each school year, was heard today in a House Education subcommittee.  No vote was taken.  Several legislators expressed concerns with the bill.
This Week at the State Capitol

The General Assembly convened today to begin the 17th day of the 40-day sessionAdjournment is scheduled to be on March 29.

Committee meeting this week include:

Tuesday: The Senate Education Committee is scheduled to meet at 2:30 p.m. in Room 450 of the State Capitol.  There has been no agenda posted as of yet.  The meeting will be broadcast at: https://vimeo.com/showcase/9027934?autoplay=1.

Wednesday: Another meeting of the Senate Education Committee and the Senate Higher Education Committee on literacy education has been posted for 2:00 p.m. in 307 Coverdell.  Live stream:

Thursday: The Senate Retirement Committee holds a meeting at 1:00 p.m.  There is no agenda yet for the meeting, which may be viewed at: 
https://vimeo.com/showcase/9076493?autoplay=1.  It is possible that SB 105, eliminating the cap on the multiplier used to calculate PSERS benefits, could be heard.

State Board of Education Meets This Week

The State Board of Education will hold committee meetings this Wednesday and will meet in full on Thursday.  Both may be watched at the Department of Education's YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/@GeorgiaDepartmentofEducation/featured.  The agenda is here.


Next Legislative Alert will be Tuesday, February 14

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