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Gold Dome Report — 2021 Legislative Session

Legislators and lobbyists alike faced a new reality under the Gold Dome in 2021 as the legislative session began amid the global COVID-19 pandemic. After the second half of last year’s bifurcated session provided a framework...more

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Georgia Prohibits COVID-19 ‘Vaccine Passports’ For Public Employers, Also Limiting Private Employers

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While many states have issued orders prohibiting inquiries about an individual’s COVID-19 vaccination status, Georgia has become the first to restrict public employers from requiring proof of a COVID-19 vaccination as a...more

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Georgia Legislation Brings New Approach to State NIL Laws

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In early May, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed into law House Bill 617 on name, image and likeness (NIL) law. The Georgia law which governs compensation that student-athletes will be eligible to receive for...more

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2022 Statewide Elections

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Last week, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed into law Senate Bill 221 (SB 221) creating a new category of political committee under state law that will substantially change the political fundraising and spending landscape in...more

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Georgia: 2021 Post-Session Review

On May 10, the 2021 General Session of the Georgia General Assembly officially came to a close with the end of the governor’s 40-day window to sign or veto legislation. While Georgia’s election legislation (SB 202), which was...more

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State Name, Image, And Likeness Laws With July 1st Effective Dates Continue To Grow

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The race to enact Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) legislation moves forward on a state-by-state basis while the NCAA continues to hold its promised formal NIL legislation in abeyance while awaiting one of several federal...more

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Georgia offers another dose of COVID relief: Governor enacts temporary property tax relief for manufacturers

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has signed into law House Bill 451, which provides temporary ad valorem tax relief to Georgia manufacturers to mitigate the economic and logistical disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. ...more

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Georgia’s Move to Eliminate Face Covering Requirement And Other COVID-19 Mitigation Measures Doesn’t Mean You Should Relax Safety...

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Some Georgia businesses might believe that Governor Brian Kemp’s April 30 Executive Order that further eliminates many of the COVID-19 safety requirements that were present in past executive orders – including removing the...more

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Georgia Passes Bill To Extend COVID-19 Legal Immunity Protection A Year; Governor Considering

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Following up on Georgia’s “COVID-19 Pandemic Business Safety Act,” passed and signed into law in 2020, the Georgia legislature has passed a one-year extension to the liability protection, to July 14, 2022. The bill has been...more

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Georgia Eliminates Many COVID-19 Mitigation Measures As OSHA Ramps Up Enforcement

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Georgia Governor Brian Kemp issued an March 12 Executive Order — effective through March 31 — that eliminates many of the requirements for businesses that were present in past executive orders but keeps in place an assortment...more

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Gold Dome Report — Legislative Day 23

Whew! The pace is becoming fever pitched as lawmakers push toward crossover day! Sports betting remains a hot topic - both on the Floor and in committee. We report more on that below. Yet, Georgia’s management of the pandemic...more

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Gold Dome Report — Legislative Day 18

Education was the theme on the floors of the Georgia House and Senate today as each body approved measures impacting K-12 teachers and students around the state. The Senate signed off on two such bills, including Governor...more

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Gold Dome Report — Legislative Day 15

The Georgia General Assembly is over halfway to Crossover Day, and new legislation continues to fill the hoppers each day. In these first 15 days of the 2021 Legislative Session, lawmakers have introduced 746 propositions —...more

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Gold Dome Report — Legislative Day 10

Today, one needed to have his or her skates on (or the ability to click a mouse quickly) to catch all the action as House and Senate committees began hearing bills and resolutions. Gaming was in particular focus today, with...more

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Gold Dome Report — Budget Hearings, Day 2

Amidst a transition of power in our nation's Capital, the Georgia General Assembly continued its review of Governor Kemp’s budget recommendations for FY 2021 Amended and FY 2022. The focus for much of the day was on safety...more

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Gold Dome Report — Budget Hearings, Day 1

The House and Senate Appropriations Committees convened jointly to begin their review of Governor Kemp’s proposals for the Amended FY21 and FY22 State Budgets revealed last week. With most members participating remotely via...more

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Gold Dome Report — Legislative Day 4

The General Assembly closed the first week of its 2021 Legislative Session with a look ahead at Governor Kemp’s plans for the State’s budgets and his expected legislative initiatives. Before a joint session of the House and...more

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Gold Dome Report — Legislative Day 3

It’s become tradition for lawmakers and lobbyists that the first Wednesday of each new legislative session start with an early morning surrounded by hundreds of their closest friends at the Georgia World Congress Center...more

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Georgia Adopts Latest CDC Exposure Guidance Reducing Coronavirus Quarantine Period To 7 To 10 Days

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Georgia Governor Brian Kemp issued a December 30 Executive Order — effective through January 15 — that reduces the coronavirus quarantine period for those exposed to the COVID-19 virus to either seven or ten days for most...more

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Georgia 2021 Legislative Preview

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Members of the Georgia General Assembly will convene on Monday, January 11, 2021 to commence the first year of the two-year biennial session. Members of the legislature will welcome 10 new senators and 26 new representatives...more

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New Georgia law confines statutory lien waivers to a claimant’s lien rights

On August 5, 2020, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed into law a revised version of Georgia’s mechanics’ and materialmen’s lien statute. Under the new law, a claimant’s submission of a statutory lien waiver will only impact...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Pandemic Protection – Ohio Joins Other States and Provides Immunity from COVID-19-Related Lawsuits

This month, Ohio joined several other states, including Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, in passing legislation protecting businesses and healthcare providers from liability related to COVID-19. House Bill (H.B.) 606...more

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New Georgia Law Provides Protection to Nursing Moms

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On August 5, 2020, Georgia Governor Kemp signed into law “Charlotte’s Law,” providing additional workplace protections to working mothers who need to express breast milk during working hours. Charlotte’s Law went into effect...more

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Opioid Guidance, Lactation Breaks, and Liability Shields: Recent Employment News You Might Have Missed

In case you missed it, below are a few of the most recent employment law updates that may have gotten lost in the onslaught of the 24-hour news cycle. EEOC Issues Opioid Accommodation Guidance - While employers have...more

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Georgia Changes Lien Law

On August 5, 2020, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed a new law, Senate Bill 315, changing Georgia’s lien law statute, O.C.G.A. 44-14-366. The new statute, effective January 1, 2021, makes clear that lien waivers only waive...more

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