Georgia General Assembly convened Monday, January 11, and will run for 40 days (non-consecutive)

2021 Legislative Session Calendar

SB 82: Meetings of the 2021 regular session of the General Assembly during the period of Tuesday, February 9, 2021, through Monday, March 1, 2021, are as follows:
Monday, March 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . convene for legislative day 25

HR 264:  Meetings of the 2021 regular session of the General Assembly during the period of Tuesday, March 2, 2021, through Wednesday, March 31, 2021, shall be held in accordance with the following schedule:
Tuesday, March 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . committee work day
Wednesday, March 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . convene for legislative day 26
Thursday, March 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . committee work day
Friday, March 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . convene for legislative day 27
Monday, March 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . convene for legislative day 28 (Crossover)
Tuesday, March 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . convene for legislative day 29
Wednesday, March 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . convene for legislative day 30
Thursday, March 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . convene for legislative day 31
Monday, March 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . convene for legislative day 32

HR 264

Advocacy Information & Opportunities - 2021

How a bill becomes a law in Georgia:
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Find you state legislator:
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Advocacy Days at the Capitol 

STPP Advocacy Day
January 28, 10:00 a.m.

JRP Justice Day 2021
February 25, 9:30 a.m.

Certain Legislation

Preschool to Prison Pipeline -- OPPOSE SB 42

Raise the Age - SUPPORT HB 272

Probation/Parole/Policing Reform - SUPPORT SB 105

EMI GEORGIA NETWORK is a member of the JUSTICE REFORM PARTNERSHIP
For a more comprehensive list of bills that we support and oppose, please click on the links below:
(1) Bills we support

(2) Bills we oppose


ISSUES OF CONCERN
End Juvenile Life without Parole – JLWOP

Support Access for Juvenile Voting Rights
- The right to vote is one of the fundamental rights of being an American citizen. In Georgia, persons who are 17 years and 6 months of age can register to vote (GA. CODE ANN. Section 21-2-217(c)). In Georgia, persons who are 18 years of age can legally vote. Our youth, regardless of condition or station in life, are entitled to that right. End Mass Incarceration Georgia Network is calling upon county election officials to ensure that the youth of Georgia, who are under the supervision of a Department of Juvenile Justice facility and who are of eligible age, be afforded all opportunities to (1) register to vote and to (2) cast their ballots in all applicable elections held in the state of Georgia.

Education bill that can disenfranchise students of color and students living in and with poverty -- HB 60 Wes Cantrell - Provide for the establishment of educational scholarship accounts (school voucher bill)

GBPI - Lawmakers have filed HB 60, a bill that would enact a voucher program to take hundreds of millions of dollars of state money away from public schools and send them to private schools. This year’s bill also targets public schools that have not completely restarted their in-person instruction due to COVID-19 and prevents taxpayers from discovering which private schools receive their tax dollars.