A RECAP OF THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION OF THE GEORGIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY
With hundreds of bills debated each legislative session, it can be difficult to understand what happened – and more importantly how it impacts your business. That is why the Chamber produces a biennial voter guide, the Chamber Scorecard, which provides a concise final summary on the status of the bills most important to the business community.
The Scorecard not only explains the details of each major legislative initiative the organization tracks, but it also shows how each legislator voted on these issues. The Scorecard makes it easy to understand the impact each bill will have on the business community and how supportive your elected official was in the process.
In addition, the guide provides an “Honor Roll” of the elected officials who have been the most supportive of the business community during that session.
An incredible resource for staying informed as both a voter and a business leader, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce Scorecard is a resource to tracking the action under the Gold Dome.
A+ = 95-100 | A = 90-94
B+ = 85-89 | B = 80-84
C+ = 75-79 | C = 70-74
U = Below 70 (Unsatisfactory) | N/A = Not Eligible for Score
√ = Voted with the Chamber
X = Voted against the Chamber
— = Absent/Excused
To receive a grade, a legislator must be present to vote for 50% of the total scorecard votes. If the legislator is not present for 50% of the votes, the legislator will receive a “N/A.” For some legislators, certain actions were taken into account that can positively or negatively impact scores. Factors include, but are not limited to: sponsoring bills, speaking for or against bills, voting in committees, offering amendments, intentionally missing a vote when a scorecard status was communicated, and furthering the Chamber’s legislative priorities. The Chamber Champion designation is reserved for sponsors of significant Chamber-supported legislation.