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29th of June 2020

2020 Legislative Session Wrap Up

Georgia General Assembly Sine Die After a suspended session, adjusting to the COVID-19 pandemic, and weathering budget cuts Georgia’s 2020 legislative session ended on June 26, 2020. Below is a summary of what happened.  Maternal Health Items Restored As reported in the the last Keeping Current @ the Capitol® issue, a number of maternal health items were in […]


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23rd of June 2020

Action Alert – Support Tobacco Tax Increase

Contact members (see below) of the Senate Rules Committee and ask them to support HB 882 to increase the tobacco tax to $1.35 per pack.  Contact These Legislators In response to the current pandemic, state agencies have been asked to cut their budgets by 11%, which affects a number of critical maternal health services. Additional revenue from this […]


17th of June 2020

Action Alert – Keeping Current @ The Capitol

Contact members of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee and ask them to vote YES on HB 1114 which extends Pregnancy Medicaid coverage from 2 months to 6 months following birth of a child for mothers to access critical postpartum care. They meet at 3:30PM today so please email them prior to 3:00PM! Contact These Legislators Please contact […]


Postpartum Medicaid Action Alert

Contact members of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee and ask them to vote YES on HB 1114 which extends Pregnancy Medicaid coverage from 2 months to 6 months following birth of a child for mothers to access critical postpartum care. They meet at 3:30PM today so please email them prior to 3:00PM! Contact These Legislators […]


11th of June 2020

Keeping Current @ the Capitol – Week of June 8, 2020

Georgia General Assembly Expected to Resume June 15 The Georgia General Assembly plans to return to session on June 15. The legislative session was suspended on March 13 (legislative day 29) due to concerns about the potential spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Virtual and in-person committee meetings began in May and will continue before the start of session. Learn more about the session reconvening here. Budget Cuts Impact […]


12th of May 2020

Keeping Current @ the Capitol – Week of May 11, 2020

Georgia General Assembly Expected to Resume June 11 The Georgia General Assembly plans to return to session on June 11. The legislative session was suspended on March 13 (legislative day 29) due to concerns about the potential spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Virtual and in-person committee meetings will be held throughout this month. On May 7, the […]

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17th of March 2020

Keeping Current @ the Capitol – Week of March 16, 2020

Georgia General Assembly Suspended Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan and Speaker of the House David Ralston announced on March 12, 2020 that the Georgia General Assembly would suspend session indefinitely after Friday (legislative day 29). This decision was made in response to concerns about the potential spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The legislative session is expected to […]

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10th of March 2020

Keeping Current at the Capitol – Week of March 9, 2020

Momentum for Postpartum Medicaid Extension In Georgia, over half of births are covered by the state’s Pregnancy Medicaid program. These services are critical for ensuring the health of the mother and baby throughout the perinatal period. Unfortunately 60 days after a mother delivers their baby, Medicaid coverage ends, leaving many new mothers without access to […]

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3rd of March 2020

Keeping Current at the Capitol – Week of March 2, 2020

2020 HMHBGA Legislative & Policy Agenda The link above will take you to our official 2020 legislative agenda. The items below are bills we are monitoring throughout the session. Legislation on this list is not necessarily endorsed by HMHBGA.  House Legislation HB 577 – Working for Two (Park Cannon, D-Atlanta) Would require certain accommodations in the workplace […]

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25th of February 2020

Keeping Current at the Capitol – Week of February 24, 2020

Legislators “Taking the Well” for Postpartum Medicaid Extension This week, Representatives Renitta Shannon (D-Decatur) and “Able” Mable Thomas (D-Atlanta) as well as Senators Nan Orrock (D-Atlanta), Jennifer Jordan (D-Atlanta) and Zahra Karinshak (D-Duluth) spoke during House and Senate Chambers to advocate for postpartum Medicaid extension. Each legislator spoke about the benefits extension would have on improving Georgia’s maternal […]

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