The Georgia General Assembly convened on Monday, January 9 for its 154th Legislative Session. I am honored that with 25 new members and nine new chairmanships, I will continue to serve you as Chairman of Public Safety and Homeland Security. I will also serve you as member on Appropriations, Governmental Affairs, Motor Vehicles, Regulated Industries, Rules, and Small Business Committees. I commit to you my undying allegiance to our Constitution and to upholding the rights it endows us.
1. HB 751 – The Fiscal Year 2017 Budget: The FY 2016 Budget is set by a revenue estimate of $23.7 billion. While, in nominal terms, this budget is the largest ever proposed, in reality, FY 2017 per capita spending under this budget – when adjusted for inflation and population growth – is on par with 1998 levels. For reference, Georgia’s population has grown by nearly 2 million people between 2000 and 2014.
FINAL REPORT OF THE HOUSE PUBLIC SAFETY AND HOMELAND SECURITY COMMITTEE
2016 Regular Session
Chairman: Alan Powell