Legislative Updates

Legislative Wrap-Up: June 2020

After an unprecedented session, the General Assembly adjourned. Following a recess in mid-March, the House and Senate returned at the end of May to adjust the budget, address loss of revenue from COVID-19, and other timely measures. Our highlights from the session are below. Final Bill Report - June 2020 (View/Download/Print PDF)

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Legislative Update Week of 6-15-20

Update/Memo Last week, the Senate passed Governor Lee’s proposed budget. The $39.4 billion plan: eliminates raises previously approved for teachers and some other public employees, adds $50 million to fund state-worker buyouts and $200 million to ease the pandemic burden on county and city governments, and allows the administration to raid certain funds within

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Legislative Update Week of 6-8-20

Update/Memo The General Assembly gaveled back into session Monday, June 1. Highlights of the week included a presentation on Gov. Bill Lee's proposed revisions to the budget for fiscal year 2020/2021 by Butch Eley, Commissioner of Finance and Administration to the Senate and House Finance Committees. The revised budget includes significant budget cuts in

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Legislative Update Week of 6-1-20

Update/Memo House and Senate Committees reconvened this past week.  The House debated a variety of bills, including Governor Bill Lee’s permit-less carry bill, which passed out of subcommittee. The Senate only held one Committee, Senate Finance, and heard from Butch Eley, Commission of Finance and Administration. Commissioner Eley gave an overview of federal funding

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