On April 20th, 2020, Governor Brian Kemp gave an Executive Order updating Georgia citizens on COVID-19 and his plan for reopening some businesses. You can watch that here. Below you’ll find some helpful information about the new Executive Order that includes the actions that businesses must take if they choose to open as well as more information about the continued shelter-in-place order.  Governor Kemp’s Executive Order Which new entities can engage in Minimum Basic… Read More

March 30, 2020 MEMORANDUM: SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering two main options for assistance for small businesses: Paycheck Protection Program and 2) Economic Injury Disaster Loans (“EIDL”). You are eligible if you are: A small business with fewer than 500 employees; A small business that otherwise meets the SBA’s size standard; A 501(c)(3) with fewer than 500 employees; An individual who operates as a sole… Read More

This Week in the Senate | February 24 – 28, 2020 Past the Halfway Point   After passing the halfway point with the completion of our 21st Legislative Day, the Senate concluded the week by passing a number of bills that will improve our healthcare environment and enhance public safety across the state.   “Surprise billing” occurs when a patient receives medical care from a healthcare provider they believed to be in-network, but throughout the… Read More

This Week in the Senate | February 3 – 5, 2020 Momentum is Picking Up   On Wednesday, the Senate officially concluded Legislative Day 12, putting us three days closer to Day 40. While we only convened for three legislative days, our time in committees has continued to increase, resulting in numerous votes on legislation and extended debates on issues that have the potential to affect all of Georgia. This week, a few legislative proposals… Read More

This Week in the Senate | January 27- 31, 2020 Budget Hearings and Passing Legislation   This week was our busiest yet this session. While the budget remains a priority for the entire General Assembly, our efforts this week were concentrated on committee hearings to ensure bills were thoroughly debated and discussed, as well as passing legislation on the Senate floor. This week I carried HB 444 in the Senate which is designed to protect… Read More