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:

Click on this link, enter your personal information, and look for your State Senator District.  It will say “Georgia Senate” in the lower right hand corner.  Then click on the District number it shows, and you will be taken directly to your Senator’s web site, where you can find contact information.  If the page does not have contact information, then write down the District Number and visit the following link

Contact information for your Senator by District (click on the correct number)

or

Contact information for your Senator by name (district numbers are also listed, click on the name for more info)

How to find your state Representative: Please note Representatives are not as easy to locate as Senators.

Click on this link, enter your personal information, and look for your State Representative District.  It will say “Georgia House” in the lower right hand corner.  Please make a note of the District Number shown at this location.  Then click on the District number it shows, and you will be taken directly to the House Members by District.  The only information you will get from this page is your Representative’s name and email address if they have one.

After you have determined your Representative’s name, click on this link for the complete list of Representatives, by name. Find your Representative’s name and click on “Fact Sheet” for contact information.

How to contact Lt. Governor Casey Cagle:

TEL: (404) 656-5030
FAX: (404) 656-6739

Mailing Address:

Office of the Lieutenant Governor
Administrative Staff
240 State Capitol
Atlanta, GA  30334

Follow this link for email contact form for Lt. Governor Cagle

How to contact Governor Nathan Deal:

Tel: 404-656-1776

Fax: 404-657-7332

Mailing Address:

The Office of the Governor
State of Georgia
203 State Capitol
Atlanta, Georgia 30334

Follow this link for email contact form for Governor Deal.

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.

Senate 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 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
3. Email
4. Telephone call
5. Fax

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