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All search fields are optional except Session, which always has a value. Use all other fields to narrow your search. The more criteria you enter, the more restrictive your search will be.
  • Session: Will return all legislation from the selected session.
  • Member: Will return all the legislation sponsored by the selected member. This includes bills sponsored in both chambers.
  • Committee: Will return all legislation that was last assigned to the selected standing Committee.
  • Georgia Code Title: Will return all legislation of the selected Georgia Code Title.
  • Bill Type: Will return all legislation of the selected bill type.
  • Number: Will return all legislation with the selected number.
  • Keywords*: Will return all legislation that contains the selected word(s) in any published version of the legislation (not just the current version).

Example 1:
Bill Number: 1

Will return four matches (HB1, HR1, SB1, and SR1).

Example 2:
Bill Type: House Resolution
Number: 1

Will return only one match, HR1.

Example 3:
Keywords: Kindergarten

Will return all the legislation containing the word Kindergarten in any published version.

Example 4:
Member: Senator X
Committee: Education (House)

Will return all the legislation sponsored by X AND was last assigned to the House Education Committee.

Example 5:
Member: Senator X
Committee: Education (House)
Keyword: Kindergarten

Will return all the legislation sponsored by Senator X AND was last assigned to the House Education Committee AND contains the word Kindergarten in any version.

 

*There are multiple options for refining your search using the Keywords field.

  • Normal
    List all words to search with a space separating each word. Capitalization is ignored.
    [ local tax ] will return all legislation that either contains the word local or tax.

  • Phrase ("")
    To search for the exact words in that exact order without any change use double quotes around the set of words.
    [ “local tax” ] will only return legislation that contains the exact phrase ‘local tax’ in that exact order.

  • Inclusion (+)
    To force inclusion of certain words, place a plus sign immediately before the word. The plus sign should appear immediately before the word and should be preceded with a space.
    [ local +tax ] will return all legislation that contains the word local and the word tax.

  • Exclusion (-)
    To exclude certain words, place a minus sign immediately before the word. The minus sign should appear immediately before the word and should be preceded with a space.
    [ local -tax ] will return all legislation that contains the word local excluding legislation that includes the word tax.

  • Wildcard (*)
    The * is a placeholder for any unknown term(s) similar to what was entered.
    [ tax* ] will return all legislation that contains the words tax, taxation, or taxidermy.

  • Noise
    Common words, like 'the,' 'a,' and 'for,' are usually considered noise and are ignored. Numbers are also considered noise and are ignored.