2023 Georgia State Senate Study Committees Announced

Staff Report

Monday, March 13th, 2023

Today, Lt. Governor Burt Jones announced the introduction of four priority Senate Study Committees which will expand the critical work on his 2023 legislative priorities.

“My commitment to addressing priorities of the 2023 Legislative Session will continue with the work of these study committees,” said Lt. Governor Burt Jones. “I want to thank each of the sponsors for their dedication to lead a thorough review and analysis of issues impacting Georgia’s children, workforce, businesses, and healthcare. My staff and I look forward to working with all of the study committee members, stakeholders, and citizens from around Georgia on these important issues.”

Senate Resolution 85: The Senate Occupational Licensing Study Committee sponsored by Senator Larry Walker (R – Perry) addresses Georgia’s current occupational licensing laws and requirements.

Senate Resolution 275: Senator John Albers (R – Roswell) sponsored the Senate Study Committee on Expanding Georgia’s Workforce, which will examine current practices, pilot programs, private-public partnerships, and initiatives by industries across Georgia to increase workforce opportunities.

Senate Resolution 279: The Senate Study Committee on Certificate of Need (CON) Reform sponsored by Senator Greg Dolezal (R – Cumming) will address CON reform policies that will preserve the ability of hospitals to continue to provide open access to all patients in a community.

Senate Resolution 282: Senator Kay Kirkpatrick (R – Marietta) sponsored the Senate Study Committee on Foster Care and Adoption, which will review current guidelines and processes related to foster care and adoption.

Appointments to all of the study committees will be announced after Sine Die, which is on March 29, 2023. The study committees will hold meetings around Georgia and notices regarding meetings will be shared with the public.

For additional information on these study committees, please follow this link: https://www.legis.ga.gov/search?ch=2&d=2&s=1031&p=1