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Policy News & Updates

Metro Atlanta Chamber’s (MAC) core mission is to increase economic prosperity and job creation across the 29-county metro Atlanta region. As the #1 advocacy team in Georgia, the MAC Public Policy Team works to ensure Georgia policy makers understand the important issues impacting businesses in and around Atlanta.

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Public Policy

Policy News & Updates

Metro Atlanta Chamber’s (MAC) core mission is to increase economic prosperity and job creation across the 29-county metro Atlanta region. As the #1 advocacy team in Georgia, the MAC Public Policy Team works to ensure Georgia policy makers understand the important issues impacting businesses in and around Atlanta.

Latest Updates

March 4, 2021

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Senate Bill 168, sponsored by Senator Larry Walker (R-Perry), unanimously passed the full Senate late yesterday afternoon. This legislation allows Georgia corporations’ to conduct remote shareholder meetings.... Read More

March 2, 2021

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Yesterday, the Georgia Senate passed Senate Bill 185, sponsored by Senator Bo Hatchett, which gives Georgia taxpayers a level playing field. ... Read More

March 2, 2021

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Senate Bill 169, sponsored by Senator Larry Walker (R-Perry), unanimously passed the full Senate today. This legislation allows for the acceptance of electronic signatures and corporate seals for surety bonds.... Read More

February 25, 2021

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Senate Bill 105, sponsored by Chairman Brian Strickland, unanimously passed the full Senate today. This legislation clarifies the 2017 probation reforms and streamlines the various processes for early termination of probation.... Read More

February 16, 2021

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On Tuesday, Governor Brian Kemp announced a legislative proposal to repeal and replace Georgia’s 150-year-old Citizen’s Arrest Statute. House Bill 479 will close dangerous legal loopholes that could be used to justify future acts of vigilantism against Georgians. It will also ensure that private businesses, Georgia citizens, and law enforcement retain the ability to defend themselves when necessary.... Read More

February 10, 2021

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The Metro Atlanta Chamber applauds the Georgia House of Representatives for passing House Bill 112, which extends the COVID-19 safe harbor liability law for another year.... Read More

February 3, 2021

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Teacher recruitment, partnership with HBCUs, and supporting vets as teachers are just a few of the ways Georgia Governor Kemp outlined his latest initiative to bolster Georgia’s teaching workforce.... Read More

February 1, 2021

This latest round of grants, totaling $180,000, is furnished through investor donations collected at the Metro Atlanta Chamber’s 2020 Annual Meeting.... Read More

January 29, 2021

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Rep. Houston Gaines (R-Athens) has reintroduced a bill that nearly passed the General Assembly in 2020. ... Read More

January 27, 2021

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The Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) public policy team recently welcomed two new full-time team members: Natasha DiFiore, Director of Legal Affairs, and Afy Okoye, Government Affairs Coordinator.... Read More

January 26, 2021

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An agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has formally granted Georgia use of Lake Lanier for drinking water, a big step toward securing a long-term water supply for a growing metro Atlanta.... Read More

January 22, 2021

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A newly-published report, “Georgia Leading the Way: The Logistics Workforce for the Future", outlines that the supply chain and logistics industry is a prime opportunity area for Georgia’s continued economic growth. ... Read More

January 15, 2021

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In his state of the state address, Governor Brian Kemp (R-GA) outlined several increases over last year's tough budget.... Read More

January 6, 2021

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The metro Atlanta business community stands united in calling for an end to the violence taking place in Washington, D.C. and across our nation.... Read More

December 7, 2020

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Talking to educators, school administrators, industry representatives and education advocates on Thursday, December 3rd, Georgia Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan highlighted how important technical and computer education efforts are to the long-term economic health of the state.... Read More

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