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On legislative day after filing, bill is
formally introduced. In chamber,
bill’s title is read during period of
Immediately after 1st reading,
presiding officer assigns bill to
a standing committee.
In the House only, on next legislative day,
Clerk reads bill’s title (2d reading) in chamber,
although actual bill is now in committee.
In Senate, 2d reading comes after bill is
reported favorably from committee.
Clerk or Secretary prepares a General Calendar
of bills favor-ably reported from committee.
For first 15 days of session, presiding officer calls up
bills from this calendar for floor action.
Bill is reported favorably by committee
and returned to Clerk or Secretary.
Bill considered by committee.
Author and other legislators may testify.
If controversial, public hearings may be held.
Governor may sign bill or do nothing,
and bill becomes law. Governor may veto bill,
which requires two-thirds of members of
each house to override.
Act and other laws enacted at the session
are printed in the Georgia Laws series.
Also, act is incorporated into the Official Code
of Georgia Annotated.
Act becomes effective the
following July 1, unless a different effective
date is provided in act.
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