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Social Work 3600: Social Welfare Policy: Find & Track a GA Bill

Guide to social policy resources with special emphasis on Georgia legislation and policy

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.

This GA General Assembly document describes how to track legislation.

Find Your District and Legislators

Use the Georgia General Assembly site to learn about your bill's sponsor. Click House Members List or Senators by Name.

Use this grid to find out when certain HOUSE committees are meeting. Use this grid to find out when certain SENATE committees are meeting.

Having trouble finding your districts and representatives? Here are some options.

Find and Track a Bill

Georgia General Assembly Homepage
Search by bill number (HB for House bills or SB for Senate bills) or topic. Avoid items marked HR or SR (House and Senate Resolutions).

Georgia General Assembly Search Legislation page
Allows you to review and search all bills and resolutions for the current and past regular sessions.

Tracking a Bill Through The General Assembly

LexisNexis Congressional
***Can only be used on the Law Library, in the Urban Life Building
Select "State Capital," then "Bills."  Limit to Georgia.

Find Advocate/Lobbyist Groups

Georgia Interest Groups (GA scope, from Project VoteSmart)
This guide will help you to identify special interest groups in the state of Georgia that are relevant to the topic of your bill.

Georgia Lobbyist Search
This will be helpful if you have the name of a lobbyist group, but are having trouble contacting them for some reason. You can search by individual name (i.e. Joe Smith) or by group name.

Political Advocacy Groups (national scope)
Directory of U.S. lobbyists in such areas as Aged Population, Health, and Homeless & Poor

View the current Georgia Code

Georgia Code (Lexis-Nexis)
Compiles and codifies parts of each current law into a subject arrangement by title.

(Remember you must click the + signs to expand a section of the code.)