How We Get Things Done
GCCA employs the lobbying team from True North Strategies and, together, with GCCA's Executive Director, Legislative VP and Legislative Committee, work to educate and advocate for our industry with Georgia's legislators and key policy makers throughout the year.
The general areas in which we lobby are:
- Child Care Licensing
- Georgia Pre-K Funding and Policies
- CAPS Funding
- Other Business Legislation at the State and Federal Level
Legislation At Work
There are times when regulations must be promulgated through legislation. Georgia’s legislative session runs for forty days beginning in January.
The 2017 Georgia legislature has ended . We had a very successful session defensively to block many bills that were not provider friendly. In addition, the approved budget included both increases for Georgia Pre-K as well as the first time state increase of funds for the CAPS program.
To view our impact on the session for providers, 2017 GCCA Legis Wrap Up
DECAL puts forth their legislative agenda at the end of the prior year and GCCA works with DECAL to ensure that the legislation will be easily understood by providers. 2017 Legislative and Regulatory Focus
GCCA works throughout the session to thwart unnecessary, burdensome new legislation that does not increase safety for children. We run DEFENSE during session for our industry!
To find a past bill, click here and select either SB ( Senate Bill) or HB ( House Bill) and the bill number to see where it is in the legislative process.
Find Your Elected Official
It is imperative our elected officials hear from those in their districts, “constituents”. Please become part of the process and find your elected state officials. GCCA will often release a CALL TO ACTION to contact your state legislator during session. When they are contacted by their constituent, they LISTEN! Your voice matters.
Click here to find your local legislator.