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HB 44: General appropriations; State Fiscal Year July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018

Voted on Friday February 17, 2017

John Pezold's thoughts

HB 44 is the FY 2018 budget. Set to begin July 1, 2017, this year's annual budget totaled $24.9 billion in state revenues. It's just over $1.2 billion more than the FY 2017 budget.

Highlights from the FY 2018 budget include a 2% merit raise for teachers, a 20% raise for state law enforcement, and $600,000 for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to test and process the backlog of untested rape kits (an initiative we passed during the 2016 legislative session)

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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 167 92.8% Majority Vote
Nay 1 0.6%
Did not vote 2 1.1%
Excused 10 5.6%