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Bill to Raise Pay for Georgia Lawmakers and Statewide Officials Rejected

Georgia Senators had a vote of 33-20 that rejected a bill that would raise their own pay. A similar bill was withdrawn from the General Calendar and recommitted to the Rules Committee on March 3, 2021 in the House of Representatives. On the same day, the house bill was then favorably reported by the Committee Substitute. According to the State Compensation Commission(read below), lawmaker pay has been the same since 1999.

The First Reader Summary for Senate Bill 252: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 1 of Chapter 7 of Title 45 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to general provisions regarding salaries and fees for public officers, so as to revise the compensation of certain public officials; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

The First Reader Summary for House Bill 675: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 28-1-8 and Article 1 of Chapter 7 of Title 45 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to salary and allowances of members and officers of the General Assembly and general provisions regarding salaries and fees for public officers, respectively, so as to revise the compensation, expenses, and allowances of certain public officials; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

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