As the clock struck midnight on Monday, March 8, another long and arduous crossover day in the Georgia General Assembly came to a close.
Crossover Day is the deadline for a bill to pass from its origin chamber (the house or the senate) in order to be considered by (and “crossed over” to) the other chamber for that year’s legislative session. Essentially, if a bill doesn’t pass during crossover day, it doesn’t have the chance to become a law that year.
Though crossover day is filled with numerous proposed bills, here are the ones that made it (and some that didn’t) that may be of particular interest.
Bills That Passed
Bills that Didn't Pass
The journey for the bills that passed isn’t over yet, given that they now need to pass through the other chamber before they can be signed into law by the governor. Through the dedication and work of advocacy organizations, lawmakers, and other stakeholders, we hope to see by March 31, a future that includes these bills and the opportunities that will come with their provisions being passed.