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HB 43: Supplemental appropriations; State Fiscal Year July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017

Voted on Thursday January 26, 2017

John Pezold's thoughts

This is the FY2017 Amended Budget, which makes any changes to the budget passed for this fiscal year during the previous legislative session.

A few changes were made and/or added after revenue receipts showed a substantial increase.

A few things:

--$222 million from the K-12 midterm adjustment reserve to fund enrollment growth
--An additional $5 million to the Governor's Emergency Response fund
--$118.7 million in funding that came from the HB 170 transportation tax increase that wasn't projected and the remaining amount being general tax collections above and beyond what was forecasted.
--a 20% pay increase for state level law enforcement officers as well as 612 new vehicles for public safety agencies to rotate high mileage vehicles out of their fleet

More information on legis.ga.gov
John Pezold's Vote

Vote Totals

The table below breaks down the total number of votes, and marks the majority vote.

Voted Total % Majority Vote?
Yea 173 96.1% Majority Vote
Nay 1 0.6%
Did not vote 2 1.1%
Excused 4 2.2%