Friday marks that time of year when the Georgia legislature reaches out from May and reminds that yes, what they do actually matters and has an impact. Whether that impact is positive or negative may depend on your point of view but the impact cometh nonetheless. July 1 is the day when many laws that were passed in the previous session go into effect. And there are plenty.

The 115 page summary document laying out the new laws and regulations covers 53 different topics from agriculture to “Waters of the State”. Well over 150 bills were passed by the Legislature that are outlined in the report by the Legislative Services Committee. 

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