Legislative Tracker

HB 683 Supplemental appropriations; State Fiscal Year July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018

Voted on Tuesday February 6, 2018

Michael Caldwell's thoughts

The state fiscal year runs from July 01 to June 30 of each year. Because the General Assembly meets at the halfway point during this fiscal year, we are able to "sure up" and correct the budget estimates for the remaining portion of the year as things become more accurate and concrete. We do this every year through the "supplemental" (or little) budget.

Original FY2018 budget passed on 22 March 2017.
$24.9 Billion total appropriations.
HB 683 adds $306.7 million (1.2 percent) to the appropriation due to higher than expected collections.

Few highlights:
More than $100M (102.1) of this funding goes toward K12 enrollment growth (added 7,515 new students in Georgia over the period).
Another $25+ million goes toward the Department of Transportation for airport expansions (matched with some local funds).
$23+ million is dedicated to disproportionate share hospitals (as recommended by the Governor)
$10.7 million toward the Georgia Student Finance Commission to support 4.720 new dual enrollment students.

More information on legis.ga.gov

Vote Totals

The table below breaks down the total number of votes, and marks the majority vote.

Voted Total % Majority Vote?
Yea 167 95.4% Majority Vote
Nay 8 4.6%
Did not vote 0 0%
Excused 0 0%

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