2023-24 Legislation Rubrics

Each year the Georgia General Assembly has 1000s of bills to consider.

As a non-profit, it is not Sci4Ga’s mission to decide if these bills are good or bad, but we do evaluate them based on a rubric that focuses on “what the science says.”

See below for a summary of bills we are monitoring. Check out our Quick Guide to the GA General Assembly to learn how a bill becomes a law, and also what the bill status means.

Read our 2021-22 Legislative Overview which outlines our decision-making process and the evaluation rubric.

Want to Advocate for Change? Check out our #SpeakUpForScience guide to get started on effective communication and advocacy. Including How to Contact your Policymaker.

Check out our Legislative Priorities. Read about our ongoing Issues of Interest.

Bills that Crossed Over

  • HB 300 – Decommissioning of solar power installations at the end of their lifespan
  • HB 464 – A free of charge universal screener for school districts (in regards to literacy)
  • HB 1146 – Removes the requirement that a local government provide a letter of approval for expansion of private water supply operations.
  • HB 1170: Section 1 – Emergency overdose medication
  • HB 1170: Section 2&3 – Ban Puberty Blockers
  • HB 1192 Suspending a tax break on data centers
  • HB 1223 – Close a sludge dumping loophole
  • HB 1312 – Pause EV Taxes
  • SB 63 – Increase number of offences that require bail.
  • SB 360 – allow state funding for Pre-K capitol expenses
  • SB 429 – Committee chairs can demand a cost/benefit study of “any bill” by the Dept. of Audits and Accounts.  All currently existing rules and regs must be subject to cost/benefit analysis every 7 years.    
  • SB 457 – Create a Consumer Utility Counsel to represent consumers before the Public Service Commission

Bills that Did not Crossover

  • HB 1043 – Blockchain Basics Act
  • HB 1154 – Maternal Mental Health and Lactation Services
  • SB 284 – Quality Basic Education Act
Updated on March 19, 2024
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