Legislative Update 2-24-18


Crossover Day is fast approaching and state lawmakers are working around the clock to advance legislation that ensures a bright and prosperous future for Georgia families.  Bills that do not “crossover” before the February 28th deadline will not be considered during the final days of the 2018 Legislative Session.


Tax Reform

While the looming deadline is daunting, we are making incredible progress in the State House.

On Thursday, I was proud to vote for HB 918, a sweeping tax reform package that will give Georgia citizens more than $5 billion in tax relieve over the next five years.

HB 918 cuts the top income tax rate from 6% to 5.75%, doubles the state standard deduction, and puts Georgia on the path to lowering the rate to 5.5% by 2020.


My Legislation 

This week, the State House passed HB 847, which allows the practice of psychology through telemedicine across state lines.

If passed by the Senate and signed by Governor Deal, The Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact will enhance access to quality, mental health services.





State of the Judiciary

Georgia’s Supreme Court Chief Justice P. Harris Hines delivered the “State of the Judiciary” address to a joint session of the House and Senate on Thursday.  We appreciate his service on the bench and wish Justice Hines the very best in his upcoming retirement.




House Page Program

Applications for House Pages are still being accepted.  If you have a student (age 12-18) who is interested in government, this is an engaging, hands on experience.

Apply at the House Page Program website.  I look forward to seeing some of our students this year at the capitol!




As always, please feel free to call (404-656-0254) or email (joyce.chandler@house.ga.gov) with any questions or concerns you may have.


Rep. Joyce Chandler

District 105

Georgia General Assembly

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