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Order a copy of the Governor’s budget

Agency Heads and Fiscal Officers:

The Governor’s budget reports will be available as PDF documents on the OPB website on Friday, January 16, 2015 at 9:00 AM.

OPB has teamed with DOAS and IKON to make available bound copies of the full report through the DOAS Document Solution Service Center located in the Sloppy Floyd Building.  Agencies and the public can purchase hard copies of the reports through the service center.  The cost of the Amended FY 2015 budget report is $10.00.  The cost of the FY 2016 budget report is $15.00.  Payment may be made by cash, P-Card or credit card.  No checks will be accepted.

Those interested in pre-ordering printed copies of the Governor’s budget reports may send an email to the following address:

Your email should include contact information and the number of copies of the Amended FY 2015 and FY 2016 budget reports you want to order; IKON Print Center staff will contact you in return to arrange payment and pick up.  Pre-ordered copies of the reports may be picked up at the DOAS Document Solution Center in the Sloppy Floyd Building beginning Friday, January 16, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.  Agencies can purchase as many copies as needed.

Which 2014 bills were signed into law?

The bill signing period for the 2014 Legislative Session has concluded.

Governor Deal had three options when reviewing bills and resolutions sent to his desk. He could sign or veto each lithuanian webcams xxx bill, or free online anal sex stories he could choose to do neither. Unlike the president, the governor doesn’t have a “pocket veto.” If he does nothing, the bill becomes law without his signature. An actual veto is required to kill a bill that was sent to him. Last year, Gov. Deal vetoed five bills. This year, he vetoed 10.

To see a complete list of all legislation that Gov. Nathan Deal signed, click here. You can find an explanation of some of the new laws on

To see a list of the bills Gov. Deal vetoed, click here.

Georgia’s 2014 Legislative Session: What you Need to Know

January 13, 2014, marked the first day of the 2014 Georgia Legislative Session.

The General Assembly, consisting of 180 Georgia Representatives and 56 Georgia Senators, will gather inside the gold dome of the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta to work vigorously on the 2014 and 2015 state budgets, discuss proposed bills and resolutions, and generally conduct the business of the state.

This, Georgia’s 152nd Legislative Session, will last 40 days. Each day the General Assembly convenes, a day is officially notched in the calendar, but the two houses can remain in recess for several days or even a week at a time.

Important Days During the Legislative Session:

  • State of the State Address – Governor Nathan Deal sets the tone for the session by talking about the present and future concerns that the legislature needs to address. He also introduces his budget for both chambers to then review. This year, the State of the State Address will take place on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 11 a.m. To read last year’s State of the State, visit the Governor’s website.
  • Crossover Day – This day typically occurs on the 30th day of the session. All bills in each chamber must be approved by this day so that they can then move to the other chamber for discussion and review. For example, a bill in the Senate must pass the Senate by this day in order to be considered by the House. If a bill does not pass its initial chamber, it can no longer move forward this year, but its hopes for passage may lie for another year.
  • Sine Die – This is the very last day of session. “Sine Die” is Latin for “without day.” In our context it means that we aren’t going to assign a day for a further meeting. By declaring Sine Die, we are adjourning the General Assembly, indefinitely causing the 40-day legislative session to officially come to an end.

Helpful Resources:

  • You can keep up with what’s going on during the session with live broadcasts from the Housethe Senate or both chambers at the same time.
  • All pre-filed bills for the 2014 Legislative Session can be found at
  • The Blog will feature frequent updates from legislators throughout the session.
  • To find more events and the happenings around the Capitol, be sure to look at the calendar of events.
  • The directory of Georgia’s state leadership can be found here.
  • You can find a listing of Georgia agencies on Twitter (here) and on Facebook (here).