Georgia Legislative Page
Definitions used on this page.
General Assembly – The Georgia Legislature is referred to as the General Assembly. The General Assembly consists of the Senate and the House of Representatives, also referred to as the House.
HB### – House Bill number### – HB is the nomenclature given to the bills that originate in the House. If a House Bill is passed by the House of Representatives, it will go to the Senate for their approval or denial. The bill will retain the same HB number as it was introduced in the House, such as HB89.
SB### – Senate Bill number ### – SB is the nomenclature given to the bills that originate in the Senate. If a Senate Bill is passed in the Senate, it will then go to the House for their approval or denial. The bill will remain the same name as it originated, such as SB308.
Congress – Congress is the United States Congress in Washington. Congress consists of two chambers, the Senate and House of Representatives.
U.S. Representatives are frequently referred to as Congressmen.
U.S. Senators are never referred to as Congressmen.
GeorgiaCarry.Org works with the Georgia General Assembly.
How to find your state Senator and Representative:
If you are unsure of your elected officials, click here and input your address. Your state Representative and Senator information will appear.
How to contact Lt. Governor Casey Cagle:
TEL: (404) 656-5030
FAX: (404) 656-6739
Office of the Lieutenant Governor
240 State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334
How to contact Governor Nathan Deal:
The Office of the Governor
State of Georgia
203 State Capitol
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
How to use the Georgia General Assembly Website for Legislation:
The General Assembly website is the main resource for finding pre-filed bills, status of existing bills, session calendars for both the Senate and the House. Almost everything that happens in the General Assembly is available through this website. Click here for the General Assembly Website.
By going to the Senate Website when the General Assembly is in session, you can determine everything that is going on in the Senate. You can also find a list of all committees and subcommittees as well as the members who serve on the various committees and subcommittees. Click on this link to go to the Senate Website.
House of Representatives Website
By going to the House of Representatives Website when the General Assembly is in session, you can determine everything that is going on in the House. You can also find a list of all committees and subcommittees as well as the members who serve on the various committees and subcommittees. Click on this link to go to the House of Representatives Website.
Things you should know when writing your legislator:
1. Keep your communication on subject.
2. Keep your communication short and to the point. Should be 3 paragraphs or less
3. Keep your communication polite and friendly.
4. Tell them your stand on the issue(s).
5. Ask for their support on your issue.
6. Write your own Representative or Senator
A) Include your address in the letter/email so they understand you live in their district
7. Write your own letter
A) Don’t copy a pre-written format as this is not your work.
B) Do not send chain emails as they are not appreciated.
C) Emailed petitions are not appreciated as well.
8. If you are want to discuss more than one issue, send one communication per issue. This will insure your request will get counted properly. If you put 3 requests on one communication, the communication can only be put in one pile, allowing the other two requests to be ignored.
Contact methods in order of importance:
1. Personal contact – make a friend
2. Letter on paper and mailed
4. Telephone call