SUMMARY OF THE 2022 LEGISLATIVE SESSION
The 2022 Session of the 156th Georgia General Assembly convened on January 10, 2022, and adjourned Sine Die on April 4, 2022. During the session, the General Assembly passed legislation spanning a wide range of subject matters, including comprehensive mental health treatment reform, revisions to weapons carry license laws, a state income tax cut, and various local redistricting bills. Additionally, the FY 2023 State Budget is based on an increase in the revenue estimate to $30.2 billion, a 10.8 percent increase over FY 2022. Among other items, the budget provided restoration of budget reductions across the judicial branch and cost of living adjustments for all State employees.
A significant number of bills affecting Georgia’s judiciary passed, including HB 916, the Judicial Council’s Superior and State Court Appellate Practice Act, and the creation of three additional superior court judgeships. Other bills supported by the Judicial Council which passed this session deal with surety bonds (HB 1183) and settlements involving minors (HB 620).
To view the summaries of all bills tracked by the Judicial Council/Administrative Office of the Courts, please visit the Judicial Council/AOC Legislative Tracking Website at legislation.georgiacourts.gov.
To view all bills introduced during the Georgia General Assembly’s 2022 session, please visit www.legis.ga.gov/. To view the bills signed by the Governor in 2022, visit https://gov.georgia.gov/executive-action/legislation/signed-legislation/2022-signed-legislation.