Special session called for hurricane relief

The special session will be convened for the limited purposes of providing emergency funding to state agencies and local governments following Hurricane Michael.

Georgia legislators will assemble Nov. 13 for a special session to provide emergency funding to state and local governments following Hurricane Michael.

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal called for the session of the Georgia General Assembly, which will convene Nov. 13.

“Many of Georgia’s communities were severely impacted by Hurricane Michael as families, businesses and farmers sustained significant financial losses,” said Deal. “In response, I have asked the General Assembly to reconvene and take immediate action to provide relief funding and spur economic recovery for the affected areas. Our state appropriations need to be amended to minimize financial losses following the storm and to ensure Georgia’s continued prosperity in the coming months. I look forward to working with the General Assembly and the leadership of both chambers to provide much-needed support for those affected by Hurricane Michael.”

The special session will be convened for the limited purposes of providing emergency funding to state agencies and local governments following Hurricane Michael and ratifying Deal’s executive order dated July 30, 2018. The special session will also include providing for general law regarding taxation related to recovery and rebuilding from the impact of Hurricane Michael and taxation related to the subjects of that executive order.

Source: Georgia Office of the Governor.

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