GA HB538 | 2023-2024 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 5-2)
Status: Passed on April 13 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-04-13 - Effective Date 2023-07-01
Text: Latest bill text (Comm Sub) [PDF]


A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the O.C.G.A., relating to elementary and secondary education, so as to provide for the "Georgia Early Literacy Act"; to require the State Board of Education to approve high-quality instructional materials to be used for teaching students in kindergarten through third grade; to provide for definitions; to provide for legislative findings and intent; to provide for a short title; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

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Georgia Early Literacy Act; enact


Roll Calls

2023-03-29 - House - Agree To Senate Substitute: House Vote #355 (Y: 164 N: 0 NV: 5 Abs: 10) [PASS]
2023-03-27 - Senate - Passage By Substitute: Senate Vote #312 (Y: 48 N: 1 NV: 3 Abs: 4) [PASS]
2023-03-06 - House - Passage: House Vote #208 (Y: 174 N: 0 NV: 2 Abs: 3) [PASS]


2023-04-13 Effective Date 2023-07-01
2023-04-13 Act 9
2023-04-13HouseHouse Date Signed by Governor
2023-04-05HouseHouse Sent to Governor
2023-03-29HouseHouse Agreed Senate Amend or Sub
2023-03-27SenateSenate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
2023-03-27SenateSenate Third Read
2023-03-27SenateSenate Taken from Table
2023-03-27SenateSenate Tabled
2023-03-21SenateSenate Read Second Time
2023-03-21SenateSenate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
2023-03-07SenateSenate Read and Referred
2023-03-06HouseHouse Passed/Adopted By Substitute
2023-03-06HouseHouse Third Readers
2023-03-02HouseHouse Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
2023-02-27HouseHouse Second Readers
2023-02-23HouseHouse First Readers
2023-02-22HouseHouse Hopper

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Bill Comments