News from Under the Gold Dome


The House convened last week for the ninth week of the 2024 legislative session on Monday, March 4. Now that we are past Crossover Day, we are busy in committees to vet the bills that have crossed over from the Senate. This means we didn’t pass as many bills on the House floor last week. As the committees do their jobs, the pace will pick up as we approach our final day of the Session, Sine Die.

The Georgia General Assembly is tasked only one thing by the Georgia Constitution, to pass a budget. And, unlike the Federal Budget, our budget must be balanced. Also, according to the Georgia Constitution, all budget items must originate in the House. Last week the House passed HB 916, the FY 2025 House Budget. The budget will now go to the Senate for their revisions. Once the Senate votes on their version the two documents will be referred to a conference committee comprised of three House and three Senate members. This committee will work out a compromise suitable to both chambers and then each chamber will vote to agree with the conference committee report. I have provided a detailed overview of the House budget in previous newsletters.

With the passing of the FY 2025 House budget now behind us, the House of Representatives will continue our busy schedule of committee hearings to perfect Senate bills and bring them to the House floor for votes. The House will return to session for Legislative Day 33 on Monday, March 11. Please reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns regarding the budget or other legislation.

I remain dedicated to serving your interests as your state representative, and I hope that you will contact me with any questions or concerns you may have regarding the legislative session or with any proposals or recommendations for future legislation.

You can also stay in touch by visiting our website at to watch a live stream of the House in action, as well as archived committee meetings, and review legislation that we are considering.

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Thank you for allowing me to be your representative.


Representative Butch Parrish


• Special Committee on Healthcare – Chairman

• Rules – Chairman

• Banks & Banking

• Economic Development & Tourism

• Health

• Human Relations & Aging

• Public Health

• Technology and Infrastructure Innovation


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Swainsboro, GA 30401

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