January 23, 2008
A briefing for faculty and staff of the University System of Georgia
Issue 1 – January 14
Call to Order
Today, Jan. 14, is the first day of the 2008 session of the Georgia General Assembly. Here is a look ahead at some important dates and the session schedule:
Tuesday, Jan. 15 – Georgia Chamber of Commerce Annual Eggs and Issues Breakfast. Gov. Sonny Perdue, Speaker of the House Glenn Richardson, and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagel all are scheduled to speak.
Wednesday, Jan. 16 – Gov. Perdue’s State of the State and Budget Address
Monday, Jan. 21 – Martin Luther King Jr. Dan (Legislature not in session)
Jan. 22-23 -- Budget hearings for state agencies
Wednesday, Jan. 23 – Chancellor Erroll B. Davis addresses the Joint Appropriations Committee
Senate Adds One New Member, House Adds Two
The Georgia Senate gained a new member last summer when Bill Jackson of Appling was sworn in to replace Sen. Jim Whitehead, who resigned to run for Congress. The House of Representatives has two new members: Bill Maddox of Zebulon and Matt Ramsey of Peachtree City.
Membership of the Appropriations Committees
The membership of the House and Senate committees responsible for writing the budget appropriating funding to the state’s various agencies is as follows:
Senate Appropriations Committee
Chair: Hill, Jack; Reidsville
Vice Chair: Goggans, Greg; Douglas
Secretary: Golden, Tim; Valdosta
Members of the Appropriations Committees
Members: Balfour, Don; Snellville*; Bulloch, John; Ochlocknee; Cowsert, Bill; Athens*; Fort, Vincent; Atlanta*; Grant, Johnny; Milledgeville; Hamrick, Bill; Carrollton*; Harp, Seth; Midland*; Heath, Bill; Bremen; Henson, Steve; Tucker; Hooks, George; Americus; Johnson, Eric; Savannah; Meyer von Bremen, Michael; Albany; Moody, Dan; Alpharetta; Mullis, Jeff; Chickamauga; Murphy, Jack; Cumming; Pearson, Chip; Dawsonville*; Schaefer, Nancy; Turnersville; Seabaugh, Mitch; Sharpsburg; Seay, Valencia; Riverdale; Smith, Preston W.; Rome*; Staton, Cecil, Macon; ex-offi cio*; Tate, Horacena; Atlanta; Thomas, Don; Dalton; Thomas, Regina D.; Savannah; Thompson, Steve; Marietta; Tolleson, Ross, Perry; Unterman, Renee S.; Buford; Wiles, John J.; Marietta; exofficio*; and Williams, Tommie; Lyons.
* Members of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education, chaired by Sen. John Wiles.
House Appropriations Committee
Chair: Harbin, Ben; Evans
Vice Chairs: Butler, Mark; Carrollton; Channell, Mickey; Greensboro; Heard, John; Lawrenceville; Jones, Jan; Alpharetta; Martin, Chuck; Alpharetta; Parsons, Don; Marietta; Rogers, Carl; Gainesville; Smith, Bob; Watkinsville*; and Secretary: Penny Houston; Nashville.
Amerson, Amos; Dahlonega; Barnard, Terry; Glennville; Black, Ellis; Valdosta; Burkhalter, Mark; Duluth; Carter, Buddy; Pooler; Chambers, Jill; Atlanta; Cheokas, Mike; Americus*; Coan, Mike; Lawrenceville; Day, Burke; Tybee Island; Dollar, Matt; Marietta; Ehrhart, Earl; Powder Springs*; England, Terry; Auburn; Fleming, Barry; Harlem*; Floyd, Johnny; Cordele*; Forster, Ron; Ringgold; Gardner, Pat; Atlanta; Golick, Rich; Smyrna; Greene, Gerald; Cuthbert; Hanner, Bob; Parrott; Heard, Keith; Athens; Hembree, Bill; Winston*; Hill, Calvin; Canton; Holmes, Bob; Atlanta; Houston, Penny; Nashville; Hugley, Carolyn; Columbus; James, Lynmore; Montezuma; Jones, Sheila*; Atlanta*; Keen, Jerry; St. Simons Island; Knox, Tom; Cumming; Lane, Bob; Statesboro*; Lewis, Jeff; White*; Lucas, David; Macon; Lunsford, John; McDonough; Manning, Judy; Marietta; Maxwell, Howard; Dallas; May, Jeff; Monroe; Mills, James; Gainesville; Morris, Greg; Vidalia; Neal, Jay; LaFayette; O`Neal, Larry, Bonaire; exofficio*; Parham, Bobby; Milledgeville*; Parrish, Butch; Swainsboro; Porter, DuBose; Dublin; Powell, Alan; Hartwell; Ralston, David, Blue Ridge; Reese, Bobby; Sugar Hill; Roberts, Jay; Ocilla; Royal, Richard; Camilla*; Rynders, Ed; Albany; Setzler, Ed; Acworth; Shaw, Jay; Lakeland; Sheldon, Donna; Dacula; Sims, Chuck, Ambrose; ex-officio*; Smith, Lynn; Newnan; Smith, Richard; Columbus; Smith, Tommy; Nichols
Smith, Vance; Pine Mountain; Smyre, Calvin; Columbus; Stephens, Ron; Savannah; Walker, Len; Loganville; Watson, Stan; Decatur; Willard, Wendell; Atlanta; Williams, Roger; Dalton; and Yates, John; Griffin*.
* Members of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education, chaired by Rep. Bob Smith
Membership of the Higher Education Committees
The membership of the House and Senate committees responsible for the state’s post-secondary education legislative activities, including the affairs of the University System of Georgia, is as follows:
Senate Higher Education Committee
Chair: Harp, Seth; Midland
Vice Chair: Cowsert, Bill; Athens
Secretary: Staton, Cecil; Macon
Membership of the Higher Education Committees
Members: Chance, Ronnie; Tyrone Davenport, Gail; Jonesboro; Golden, Tim; Valdosta; Orrock, Nan; Atlanta; Thompson, Curt; Tucker; and Wiles, John; Marietta.
House Higher Education Committee
Chair: Hembree, Bill; Winston
Vice Chair: Knight, David; Griffin
Secretary: Cox, Clay; Lilburn
Amerson, Amos; Dahlonega; Ashe, Kathy; Atlanta; ; Burns, Jon; Newington; Carter, Amy; Valdosta; Cooper, Sharon; Marietta; Dempsey, Katie; Rome; Gardner, Pat; Atlanta; Hatfield, Mark, Waycross; Jackson, Lester; Savannah; Murphy, Quincy; Augusta; Sims, Chuck; Ambros; Smyre, Calvin; Columbus; and Walker, Len; Loganville.
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