ACLU of Georgia

Bill Tracker

ACLU of GA Priority Bills to Watch in the 2022 Legislative Session

Click on the bill number to go to the Georgia General Assembly website and learn more information.

These are the statuses of the bills following Sine Die, the last day of the legislative session. To become a law, the governor must sign it. To learn more about the legislative process, click here.

Bill Number



Prevents creation of explicit “free speech zones” at public higher education institutions

3/4/22 Passed House 93-62; 4/4/22 Passed Senate

Anti-protest bill

3/15/22 Passed Senate 31-21 by substitute; 3/17/22 House Second Readers

School library censorship bill

3/8/21 Passed Senate; 3/25/22 Passed House

Prohibits mandating of Covid-19 vaccine passports

3/4/22 Passed Senate; 3/29/22 Passed House

Classroom Censorship: Adopts definitions of "divisive concepts" including race, skin color, and ethnicity and "racial scapegoating/stereotyping" as prohibited speech relating to education and state government. Being referred to as the “governor’s bill”

3/11/22 Passed Senate 32-20 by substitute; 3/16/22 House Second Readers

Gives GBI original jurisdiction over election crimes

3/8/22 Passed Senate; 4/4/22 Passed House

Bans trans students from participating in school sports

2/24/22 Passed Senate 34-22, 3/1/22 House Second Readers

Parental Bill of Rights

2/22/22 Passed Senate 33-21; 2/28/22 House Second Readers

Providing limits for abortion-inducing drugs

3/1/22 Passed Senate 31-22; 4/1/22 Passed House Health and Human Services Committee

Mandates cash bail for all felony offenses

3/15/22 Passed Senate 30-22; 4/1/22 Passed House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee

Unmask Georgia Students Act: bans creation or enforcement of mask requirements

3/1/22 Passed Senate; 3/25/22 Passed House

Mental Health Parity Act

3/8/22 Passed House; 3/30/22 Passed the Senate unanimously 166-0.

Classroom censorship

3/4/22 Passed House; 4/1/22 Passed Senate by Substitute; 4/4/22 House Agreed to Senate substitute as amended; 4/4/22 Senate agreed to House amendment

Georgia Women’s CARE Act

2/22/22 Passed House; 3/29/22 Passed the Senate Judiciary committee by Substitute

Parental Bill of Rights. Being referred to as the “governor’s bill”

3/4/22 Passed House; 4/1/22 Passed Senate

Student Technology Protection Act

2/24/22 Passed House 131-26; 3/29/22 Passed Senate Committee

Providing for the definition of antisemitism

2/28/22 Passed House 141-19; 3/29/22 Passed the Senate Judiciary committee

Workplace protection against sex discriminations

3/15/22 Passed House 172-0; 4/4/22 Passed Senate

Elections Frankenbill

3/15/22 Passed House 98-73 by substitute; 3/29/22 Passed Senate Ethics Committee