Days remaining in the 2017 Legislative session: 19
Both the House and Senate go in at 10 and the lower chamber (that’s the House) has a full slate of 14 bills on its calendar.
Among them: House Bill 37 from Rep. Earl Ehrhart, R-Powder Springs, that would cut off state funding to Georgia colleges that declare themselves “sanctuary” campuses that defy President Donald Trump’s immigration policy. It will likely be the first bill to face serious opposition in the House this year.
The House committee schedule is comparatively light.
The Senate is tackling five bills on its floor debate calendar, including leadership’s effort to boost regional transit planning in Senate Bill 6.
Transportation committees from both chambers will then meet jointly at 2 p.m. in Room 606 of CLOB to talk about transit planning efforts.
And at 2 p.m. in Room 307 of CLOB, the Senate Education and Youth Committee will look at SB 98, which would allow local school systems to tap into their capital building funds and build more pre-k classrooms across Georgia.