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Due to inclement weather conditions, the Raleigh office will be closed today, Jan. 21, 2022.

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February 15, 2022

FinTech and Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs)

Continuing the FinTech University series, join chair of Nelson Mullins FinTech and Regulation Practice and moderator, Richard Levin, and attorneys Jon Talcott, Andy Tucker, and Peter Strand for this one-hour session, "FinTech and SPACs." Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit will be sought for all attorneys requesting. Certificates of attendance are available upon request for CPE purposes. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.

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Gold Dome

Jan. 10, 2022

Gold Dome Report – Legislative Day 1

With many legislators rushing to appointments in Indianapolis this evening, the first day of the 2022 Georgia Legislative Session concluded as quickly as it began–but not before Glory, Glory rang through the hallways as jarringly as the voting bells. The Georgia Constitution (which requires the General Assembly convene on the second Monday of January) was indeed the only reason Representatives and Senators convened today; it was clear that most hearts (and some bodies) were already at Lucas Oil Stadium where the Georgia Bulldogs will contest the Alabama Crimson Tide for the National Championship tonight.

The chambers gaveled in, set a schedule for the first seven legislative days, and then called it a day. Not much else to see under the Gold Dome today, so not much to see in the #GoldDomeReport, either. Read on for the legislative schedule, then get back to the last taste of college football until August. Have no fear, though–we will be back on Wednesday.

In this Report:

  • Legislature Sets Schedule through Legislative Day 7
  • New Legislation
  • What’s Next

Legislature Sets Schedule through Legislative Day 7

During its brief convening today, the General Assembly made quick work approving an adjournment resolution setting its schedule through Legislative Day 7. The schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, January 11

In Adjournment

Wednesday, January 12

Legislative Day 2

Thursday, January 13

Legislative Day 3

Friday, January 14

Legislative Day 4

 

 

Monday, January 17-Friday, January 21

In Adjournment – Budget Hearings

 

 

Monday, January 24

Legislative Day 5

Tuesday, January 25

Legislative Day 6

Wednesday, January 26

Legislative Day 7

New Legislation

The following legislation of interest has been prefiled in the House:

H.B.856

General Assembly; establishment of the Legislative Commission on the Disparate Impact of COVID-19; provide

GA Rep. Kim Schofield (D-GA-060)

https://www.legis.ga.gov/legislation/60979

H.B.858

Innocent Georgian Process Improvement Act; enact

GA Rep. Sandra Scott (D-GA-076)

https://www.legis.ga.gov/legislation/61026

H.B.867

Truth in Prescription Pricing for Patients Act; enact

GA Rep. Mark Newton (R-GA-123)

https://www.legis.ga.gov/legislation/61050

 

The following legislation of interest has been prefiled in the Senate:

S.B.323

Revenue and Taxation; state income tax; repeal in its entirety (PF)

GA Sen. Butch Miller (R-GA-049)

https://www.legis.ga.gov/legislation/60971

S.B.324

City of Buckhead; incorporate (PF)

GA Sen. Brandon Beach (R-GA-021)

https://www.legis.ga.gov/legislation/60999

What’s Next

The General Assembly will be in adjournment Tuesday, January 11, and will return for Legislative Day 2 on Wednesday, January 12, at 11 a.m.