The General Assembly homepage (legis.ga.gov) links to the names and precincts of representatives and senators. The directory lists the office phone number and email for each congressman. Some legislators have also listed their home addresses and district phone numbers.
Citizens can look for representatives on the floors of the House or Senate or their offices. Legislators’ phone numbers and office locations can be found on the General Assembly website at legis.ga.gov.
When parliament is in session, volunteer pages (mostly schoolchildren) typically deliver messages to parliamentarians on the floor. Lawmakers have yet to decide what the Pages program will look like after being suspended since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Page Desk is located directly in front of the main doors leading to both meeting rooms on the 3rd floor of the Houses of Parliament.
Members of the public are not permitted to enter the chambers of the House or Senate during the session.
Legislators often leave the chamber to meet with voters, especially voters.
The offices of the top legislators are located in the Capitol. The rest are located in the Coverdell Legislative Building across Mitchell Street (officially known as Capitol Square). If you must come to the Houses of Parliament, be prepared to go through metal detectors.
Keep track of your bill’s progress with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s dedicated Legislative Navigator. You can also explore the rich background of your legislators, including key contributors and recent votes. It is located at legislativenavigator.ajc.com.
Go to legis.ga.gov and look for the law search box in the top right corner of the website. You can enter the invoice number (if known) or search by keyword. This allows you to view the bill in its entirety, track it through committees, and see roll call votes. Lists of committee meetings can also be found on both the House and Senate websites.
Copies of the bill are located in the House Clerk’s Office (Room 309) and the Senate Clerk’s Office (Room 353). Each has a desk where bills can be requested.
Notices of committee hearings are posted daily on bulletin boards outside each office, and a schedule of meetings is displayed on monitors in the Legislative Building.
You can also contact us by phone.
House Clerk’s Office: 404-656-5015; Senate Secretariat Secretary: 404-656-5040.
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Head to the Houses of Parliament
take malta Georgia State University Station on the East-West Line is a short walk from the Capitol. Most people drive their cars, even though parking is limited.
Parking is often a minimum of $5 per day and often more.
Several options: Pete Hackney Parking Deck (162 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive); Steve Polk Parking Plaza (65 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive); 90 Central Parking (accessible from Central Avenue and Cortland Street).
while you are there
Wheelchair-accessible restrooms are located on the 1st, 3rd and 4th floors of the Houses of Parliament, with additional facilities on the 2nd floor.
There are vending machines on the first floor where you can buy coffee, sodas and snacks. Cafe 244 (244 Washington St. SW) serves breakfast daily until 10 AM and lunch from 11 AM to 1:30 PM. The food court on the bottom floor of the Sloppy Floyd Building maintains similar hours and features more options.
Dozens of monuments dot the grounds and interiors of the Capitol.
Liberty Plaza is a public gathering space across Capitol Avenue from the Gold Dome, perfect for lunch on a nice day or to watch the regular protests and rallies during the show It’s a place. The square has an outdoor amphitheater and several statues, including replicas of the Liberty Bell and the Statue of Liberty.
follow the money
Visit ethics.ga.gov, the website of the Georgia Government’s Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission (formerly the State Ethics Commission), to learn more about campaign finance disclosures, lobbyist disclosure reports, and how lawmakers matter to taxpayers. Check your legislator’s personal financial report on important issues. return.
Lobbyists are required to submit disclosures twice a month during the session. You can also request a hard copy at the Commission’s office in the Sloppy Floyd Building. Please call 404-463-1980 for more information.
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speak at a hearing
The actual work on the bill takes place in committees and subcommittees, which are the forums for consideration.
Contact a member of the committee by phone, mail, or email to have your voice heard.
However, speaking directly before a committee is usually one of the most effective ways to reach out to legislators. The experience can be a little daunting, but legislators often welcome input from taxpayers. Most committees have speaker sign-up sheets. Keep your remarks short and to the point.
watch the action
Visit legis.ga.gov and look for the link under Upcoming Events. Many committees in both houses are streamed online. Find the House Archives at legis.ga.gov/house/media-services and scroll down the page to[メディア]select the tab[ビデオ リソース]look below. Archives of Senate meetings can be found under “Video Resources” at legis.ga.gov/senate/press-office. Only full committee meetings, not breakout sessions, are live streamed online.
Proceedings in the House and Senate most often begin at 10:00 a.m., but members often arrive earlier. If you want to catch a member of parliament before the day’s session, wait at the top of the south stairwell on the 3rd floor. People can usually find members of parliament in velvet rope-marked areas outside Parliament, and each chamber also has a gallery on her fourth floor of the Houses of Parliament.
There are monitors in the third floor hallway that transmit live feeds from the House and Senate.
You’ll have to compete with the lobbyists crowding the corridors for a good spot.
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