ACLU of Georgia

ACLU of GA Priority Bills to Watch in the 2023 Legislative Session

Each year, we review hundreds of bills introduced in the Georgia Legislature for civil liberties implications, identifying those bills that we are going to advocate for or against and developing strategies accordingly.

We educate legislators and the public about ACLU-GA positions, draft legislation on priority issues, lobby on bills affecting civil liberties, testify or arrange for testimony on bills, and build coalitions to pursue pro-active legislative initiatives or battle anti-civil liberties legislation. 

Below are just a few of the many priority bills that we will be actively working on throughout this legislative session. 

Visit the Georgia General Assembly website to search all legislation from the current session.

Bill Number

Summary

Status

VOTING RIGHTS
Provides for the sealing of ballots in secure containers and chain of custody procedures.

01/11/23 – House Hopper
01/13/23 – House Read and Referred
01/23/23 – House Second Readers

CRIMINAL LEGAL REFORM
Establishes a mandatory minimum for crimes committed with a firearm.

1/24/23 – Senate first Readers

CRIMINAL LEGAL REFORM
Establishes a mandatory minimum for posession of a firearm by a person with a prior conviction, on probation, a first offender, and a forcible or domestic violence felony. Enhances the Gang statute, and allows propensity evidence in gang cases, elder abuse cases and domestic violence cases

1/24/23 – Senate First Reader