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Final words on 2024 Georgia legislative session

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Summarized by the Alliance for Fort Eisenhower
Published May 15, 2024

The 2024 session of the Georgia Legislature is in the history book. Gov. Brian Kemp has finished signing or vetoing legislation passed during the session and the postmortems are underway.

The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce held its annual post-legislative breakfast on May 9. The keynote speaker was one of the leaders of the Georgia Legislature, House Speaker Jon Burns.

Burns touched on some of what he sees as the most important bills passed during the session, most of which the governor has signed.

He started with the legislature’s consistency in passing a budget that is balanced, in accordance with Georgia law. After that he said, came the question of what to do with the $15 billion surplus.

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