Archived Reports

2020 Page Capitol Report Archive

(These reports from the Capitol reflect activity only for the legislative day indicated.)

Day 28, Part 1 (March 12, 2020)
  • Legislature & Many School Districts Suspend Indefinitely
  • Partial Report from PAGE
  • Senate & House Approve Changes to Amended FY 2020 Budget
  • House Passes REACH Scholarship Reduction
  • Senate Passes Whole Child, Period Products, and Career Academy Bills; Other Bills Did Not Receive a Vote
Day 27, Part 2 (March 10, 2020)
  • Busy Day at the Capitol – Partial Report from PAGE
  • New Adjournment Resolution – Sine Die April 2
  • Senate Passes Educator Evaluation Legislation and Several Other Education Bills
  • House Ed Committee Passes Child Entertainer and Whole Child Bills
  • House Committee Hears Bill Exempting Schools from Paying Plant Vogtle Financing Costs Up Front

Day 27, Part 1 (March 10, 2020)
  • Busy Day at the Capitol – Partial Report from PAGE
  • Senate Approves Controversial Voucher Bill
  • House Passes FY 2021 Budget Reducing Educator Pay Raise from $2,000 to $1,000 for 2020-2021
  • House Passes Flat Tax Income Tax Reduction
  • Family Leave and Bill Allowing Home Schooled Students to Enroll in College & Career Academies Pass

Day 26 (March 9, 2020)
  • Senate Scheduled to Vote Tomorrow Morning on Harmful School Voucher Bill – Your Help Needed
  • House Appropriations Cuts Proposed Educator Pay Raise from $2,000 to $1,000
  • PAGE Responds to Proposed Pay Raise Reduction & Proposed Income Tax Cut – Vote Expected Tomorrow – Contact Reps Now
  • COVID-19 Press Conference

Day 25 (March 5, 2020)
  • Teacher Evaluation Review, REACH Scholarship Reductions, and Homeschool Legislation Pass House Ed
  • Senate Ed Passes College Entrance Exam, and College and Career Academy Bills
  • House Begins Conference Committee Process for Amended Fiscal Year Budget; Approves Bill Expediting IEP Review for Foster Care Students
  • Senate Approves Bill Defining ‘On-Time’ Graduation Rate
  • Senate Committee Approves Career Academy Bill

Day 24 (March 4, 2020)
  • Senate Committee Approves Voucher Expansion Bill
  • House Committee Revises Proposed Student Loan Forgiveness Program for Teachers
  • Senate Committee Passes Teacher Evaluation Bill, Work-Based Learning Bill, and Others
  • Senate Committee Holds Bill Allowing Police Departments Operated by School Districts to Use Speed Detection Devices

Day 23 (March 3, 2020)
  • Senate Passes Bill Reducing the Number of High-Stakes Assessments
  • Charter School, Retirement, School Allotment, & Dual Enrollment Bills Pass House
  • Bill Allowing Homeschooled Students to Participate in Public School Sports & Extracurriculars Moves Forward
  • House Judiciary Subcommittee Hears Bill on Criminalizing the Sharing of Obscene Materials in Public Schools
  • House Subcommittee Approves Cuts to Need-Based Financial Aid Program

Day 22 (March 2, 2020)
  • Senate Committee Approves Amended FY 2020 Budget
  • Senate Ed Holds College & Career Academies & School Impact Fee Legislation, Passes Whole Child Bill
  • Referendum on Daylight Saving Time Passes Senate

Day 21 (February 28, 2020)
  • Special Needs Private School Voucher Program Should Not Be Expanded Without An Evaluation
  • House Retirement Passes Teacher Return to Work Bill, Again

Day 20 (February 27, 2020)
  • Committee Examines Career Academy and Dual Enrollment Bills
  • House Ed Committee Passes Bills Including Legislation Expediting IEP Review for Foster Care Students

Day 19 (February 26, 2020)
  • Senate Ed Hears Controversial Voucher Bill
  • House Higher Education Committee Has Hearing on Bill Providing Stipends for Teachers in Rural and Turnaround Schools
  • PSC Budget, Student Transportation Funding Discussed at Committee Hearing

Day 18 (February 25, 2020)
  • Harmful Voucher Bill in Senate Committee Tomorrow – Gear Up for Advocacy
  • Hearing on Daylight Saving Time Referendum
  • Senate Passes Bill Allowing Teacher Retirement System to Invest in Alternative Investments
  • House Academic Achievement Subcommittee Passes Charter School “Clean-Up” Bill

Day 17 (February 24, 2020)
  • ACTION ALERT: Contact Your Senators and Ask Them to Oppose Private School Vouchers
  • Senate Education and Youth Committee Passes Bill Cutting Back High Stakes Testing
  • Senate Passes Bill to Annually Review Tax Credits

Day 16 (February 21, 2020)
  • Two New Private School Voucher Bills Could Carry Big Cost
  • New Proposal to Reduce State Assessments
  • Your Input Needed on Educational Impact of Daylight Saving Time
  • Georgia School Nurses Association and Georgia STOMP Webinar for School Nurses on Feminine Hygiene Product Distribution

Day 15 (February 20, 2020)
  • Houses Passes TRS USG Bill
  • Charter School Allotment Bill Passes Subcommittee
  • House Education Committee Passes Bill Renaming Voucher Program

Day 14 (February 19, 2020)
  • House Approves Revised 2020 Budget
  • House Does Not Move TRS Bill
  • Senate Retirement Committee Passes TRS Alternative Investment Bill
  • Senate Education Committee Considers Raising Age of Compulsory Attendance

Day 13 (February 18, 2020)
  • PAGE Day on the Hill 2020
  • Retirement Committee Hears But Doesn’t Vote on Controversial TRS Bill
  • House Appropriations Committee Approves Revisions to the 2020 Budget
  • House Education Subcommittee Passes Foster Care IEP Bill

Budget Hearing and Committee Report (February 14, 2020)
  • Kemp Presses for Statewide Educator Raises During News Conference at McEachern HS
  • Amended Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Moves Forward in the House
  • Senate Begins Review of Amended Fiscal Year 2020 Budget
  • House Appropriations Education Subcommittee Examines Educator Retirement
  • Senate Education and Youth Committee Hears Coach Safely Act & CAPS Program Bill

Legislative Budget Analysis (February 12, 2020)

Day 12 (February 5, 2020)
  • Budget Disagreement Under Gold Dome – Calendar Reset
  • Education Appropriations Committee Examines Gov. Kemp’s Proposed FY 2021 Budget
  • Vaping Bill Clears Senate Subcommittee

Day 11 (February 4, 2020)
  • TRS Bill Held – Now Limits COLAs to Once Annually for All Educators & Prohibits Use of Unused Sick Leave Toward Retirement for New Hires
  • Gov. Kemp Holds Press Conference Announcing Rollback of High-Stakes Testing
  • Return-to-Work Bill Gains Committee Approval

Day 10 (February 3, 2020)
  • Alterations to the Teacher Retirement System Would Constrain Cost Growth and Future Educator Benefits – Action Alert
  • Senate Finance Committee Takes Steps toward Improved Fiscal Transparency

Day 9 (January 31, 2020)
  • Short Day for the House and Senate
  • HB 109, the TRS Bill from 2019, Resurrected for Committee Hearing on Tuesday

Day 8 (January 30, 2020)
  • Educator Pay Raise Controversy
  • Joint House and Senate Ed Committee Explores Student Literacy, Top 10 Ed Issues & More
  • House Education Committee Assigns Legislation to Subcommittee
  • New Regulations on Vaping Proposed

Day 7 (January 29, 2020)
  • Lawmakers Debate Student Loan Forgiveness Bill for Teachers
  • Education Agency Staff Describe Cuts to the Amended Fiscal Year 2020 Budget
  • Retirement Committee Hears Bill Allowing TRS to Invest in Alternative Investments

Day 6 (January 28, 2020)
  • Senate Passes Revised Dual Enrollment Bill
  • House Retirement Passes Bill Eliminating University System Payment to TRS; Holds Return to Work Legislation for Edits

Day 5 (January 27, 2020)

House Subcommittee Passes School Safety Plan Development Exemption

Day 4 (January 16, 2020)
  • Kemp Delivers State of the State and Releases Proposed Budget
  • Salary Hike for Educators
  • QBE Protected but Budget Cuts Loom
  • Senate Higher Ed Committee Passes Bill Changing Dual Enrollment

Day 3 (January 15, 2020)
  • Renewed Discussion about Changes to Dual Enrollment Program
  • Georgia Professional Standards Commission Presents to House Higher Ed Committee

Day 2 (January 14, 2020)
  • House Retirement Hears Controversial TRS Bill
  • 2020 PAGE Legislative Priorities

Day 1 (January 13, 2020)
Pushing for a Third Private School Voucher Program