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Session Update: Week Eleven

On Monday, June 22, 2020, the Georgia General Assembly reconvened at the State Capitol for the final week of the 2020 legislative session. My colleague and I were in session every day last week and voted on more than 100 bills and resolutions. The last day of this extraordinary session was Legislative Day 40, or “Sine Die,” which is a Latin term meaning “without assigning a day for further meeting.” We worked long hours most days last week and passed ...
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GA 2019 Session - Update from Rep. Dale Rutledge

Session Update: Week Ten

On Monday, June 15, my colleagues and I in the Georgia General Assembly returned to the State Capitol to resume the 2020 legislative session. We suspended the legislation session indefinitely on March 13 due to the growing threat of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). During this unprecedented time, Speaker David Ralston appointed a bipartisan House committee to develop protocols on how to safely conduct the remaining eleven legislative days of the session. When we returned to the Gold Dome this week, things ...
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Dale Rutledge Legislative Session W9

Session Update: Week Nine

On Monday, March 9, 2020, the General Assembly began Week Nine of the 2020 Legislative Session. Every year, my colleagues and I meet for 40 days to work for the betterment of Georgia. On Thursday, March 12, we reached Legislative Day 28, or "Cross Over Day." Cross Over Day is a critical deadline in the General Assembly, as it is the last day a piece of legislation can pass out of its original chamber and remain eligible for consideration by ...
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Session Update: Week Eight

On Monday, March 2, 2020, the General Assembly began Week Eight of the 2020 Legislative Session. Every year, my colleagues and I meet for 40 days to work for the betterment of Georgia. We kicked off the week by unanimously passing legislation to aid in the fight against human trafficking in Georgia. House Bill 823 would allow the Georgia Department of Driver Services to revoke a person’s commercial driver’s license (CDL) and impose a lifetime CDL ban in Georgia for ...
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Dale Rutledge 2019 session week 7

Session Update: Week Seven

On Monday, February 24, 2020, the General Assembly began Week Seven of the 2020 Legislative Session. Every year, my colleagues and I meet for 40 days to work for the betterment of Georgia. This week we convened with the Senate for a joint session to hear Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold D. Melton deliver the annual State of the Judiciary address, and we conducted the people's business in various meetings. At the beginning of the week, the House passed ...
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Dale Rutledge Session Update Week 6

Session Update: Week Six

On Tuesday, February 18, 2020, the General Assembly began Week Six of the 2020 Legislative Session. Every year, my colleagues and I meet for 40 days to work for the betterment of Georgia. I will update you weekly on what is happening at the Capitol. On Wednesday, February 19, we passed one of the most important bills of the legislative session, House Bill 792, to amend the state budget for the current fiscal year. The House Appropriations Committee and its ...
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