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What is the GA State Legislature?

The GA State Legislature is the governing body responsible for making and enacting laws in the state of Georgia. It consists of two chambers: the GA House of Representatives and the GA Senate.

The GA State House consists of 180 districts 

The GA State Senate consists of 56 districts

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​The GA State Legislature impacts the daily lives of 11 million Georgians far more directly than the Federal Government.

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NO COMPETITION

The GA State Legislature districts in both the House and the Senate are gerrymandered to give Republicans advantages, and ensure that they remain in power.

 

As a result of the census in 2020, new legislative district maps were drawn.  The non-partisan Princeton Gerrymandering Project graded the 2021 district maps (drawn by Republicans):

 

Fair Districts GA reviewed election results from 2018, 2020, and the 2021 runoff and rated only 5 of GA’s 236 legislative districts as “competitive” (~2%).

 

The 2030 Project analyzed 2022 election results data and discovered that over half of GA Legislative seats were uncontested:

  • GA State House:  95 of 180 races were uncontested (~53%)

  • GA State Senate: 30 of 56 races were uncontested (~54%)

BAD LEGISLATION

With their majority in the GA Legislature, the Republican party has proven that they do not represent what Georgians want:

(SB = Senate Bill, HB = House Bill)

ISSUE

WHAT THE GOP HAS DELIVERED

WHAT GEORGIANS WANT

Guns

  • SB 319 (2022) removes the permit requirement to carry a concealed handgun

Housing

  • Affordable housing

Health Care

  • SB 140 (2023) bans gender affirming care for transgender youth and criminalizes doctors for providing it
     

  • HB 481 (2019) imposed a “heartbeat” abortion ban
     

  • Limit new hospital construction

Environmental protections

  • A bipartisan coalition of 90 House legislators co-sponsored a bill to protect the Okefenokee swamp

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