Why was the bill introduced? What problem is the bill attempting to solve?
Who/what will be most affected by the bill?
What research (direct or indirect) has been done on the issue?
Is there a government agency (federal, state, county) that regulates this issue?
Does the government or another agency compile statistics related to the issue?
GA Legislative Process
Here is a Georgia Public Broadcasting guide on how a bill becomes a law. See page 7 for a great written description, and page 8 for a flow chart. There is also a video on how a bill becomes a law as well as a video on thelegislative process.