Legislation that would establish the Georgia Council on Literacy has committee approval and could be headed for a vote by the full House early next week. The House Education Committee gave a “do-pass” recommendation to SB 211 by Sen. Billy Hickman, R-Statesboro, after the sponsor made some changes to the bill at the recommendation of the governor’s office.

According to Hickman the changes provide for a consolidation of the governor’s existing literacy council with the council that would be created by SB 211 and expands the number of appointees. Also, under the newer version of the bill, members of the council would not be responsible for setting the state literacy metric. 

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