Gold Dome Report
2016 Legislative Session Concludes Early Friday Morning
The Georgia General Assembly went into the early hours of Friday morning with the House gaveling out at midnight and the Senate working until just after 12:30am.
GHCA Government Affairs staff will release a full report Monday with information on all bills that passed or failed in the closing days of session.
Top GHCA Priorities Received Passage in 2016 Session
As has been reported over the course of session, GHCA’s two top priorities, liability reform and increased funding, received passage and now await the Governor’s signature. HB 920, sponsored by Rep. Trey Kelley (R-Cedartown), passed out of the Senate last week and was given final approval Tuesday when the House agreed to changes made in the Senate. Also on Tuesday, the House and Senate gave final approval to the FY2017 Appropriations Act. This budget granted a 3% increase to the existing 2012 cost report, resulting in $36 million in new funding to Georgia nursing centers.