|Bill Title||Description||Chamber Position|
|2019: SB 106 “Patients First Act”||
Senate Bill 106 outlines what a federal waiver pursuit would look like for Georgia. Addressing the state’s uninsured population and struggling rural health care providers has been a Georgia Chamber legislative priority for the last three years, and we look forward to working with the Kemp administration and the legislature to move this issue forward in 2019.
|2019: HB 545 Nuisances; treatment of agricultural facilities and operations and forest land; provisions||
The General Assembly has long established Georgia as a “Right to Farm” state to protect agricultural operations from frivolous nuisance lawsuits. This bill addresses vagueness and ambiguity in the law that Georgia shares with other states whose farmers have fallen victim to undue litigation. The Georgia Chamber supports adding the protections included in HB 545 so that Georgia’s #1 industry can continue to expand and thrive in the future.
|2019: HB 239 Georgia Business Court; establish||
HB 239 is the enabling legislation for the statewide business court which was overwhelmingly adopted by Georgia voters as a constitutional amendment in the 2018 General Election. The legislation will establish important components of the court such as the location of court proceedings, subject matter jurisdiction and qualification for judges.