Legislation Links

 

Quick access to the Georgia General Assembly, Senate and House Members, Senate and House Meeting Notices, and Legislation can be found at the General Assembly's website -  www.legis.ga.gov.   Also, here are the direct links to selected House and Senate Committees:

 

House Retirement Senate Retirement
House Insurance Senate Insurance and Labor
House Health and Human Services Senate Health and Human Services

  

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To view Georgia Senate website and contact senators, click here.

 

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 View video of remarks by ERS director Jim Potvin and GSRA Legislative Committee Chair Chuck Freedman before the Senate Retirement Committee on 2/15/21

The Senate Retirement Committee met on Feb. 15 for its second time. Added to the agenda late was SB 167 by Sen. Nan Orrock, a long-time GSRA member and friend. SB 167 removes the prohibition against GSEPS COLAs and mandates semi-annual 1.5% COLAs except in certain conditions. Here is a video of the meeting 450 CAP: 450 CAP on Livestream
GSRA Legislative representatives Chuck Clay and Chuck Freedman attended the meeting. Sen. Orrock speaks at 16:30, Freedman at 24:25, ERS executive director Jim Potvin at 39:00 and Orrock again at 1:07:30.

At 44:22, Mr. Potvin disputed Freedman's assertion that the costs for COLAs were included in the state's employer contributions--known as "ARCs" or "ADECs"--prior to 2009. GSRA maintains its position, regardless of whether or not the COLAs were "prefunded" or "ad hoc," terms which Mr. Potvin uses as part of his position. Mr. Potvin makes several points some of which we agree with and some of which we do not.

View video of remarks by ERS director Jim Potvin and GSRA Legislative Committee Chair Chuck Freedman before the Senate Retirement Committee on 2/03/21

The Senate Retirement Committee met on Feb. 3.. It has a new chairperson, Sen. Randy Robertson, and several new members. The purpose of yesterday's meeting was to introduce the committee's members to parties impacted by the committee's actions and for such parties to provide an overview of their organizations and objectives. Several individuals spoke including ERS director Jim Potvin and GSRA Legislative Committee Chair Chuck Freedman. Freedman's remarks begin at 41:10, and Potvin's remarks begin at 32:30 of this video: Retirement 2/3/21 - from 450 CAP

Retirement 2/3/21 - from 450 CAP

450 CAP by GA Sen Chamber on Livestream

 GSRA president Jim Sommerville could not be present for this meeting, but he did attend this session's first meeting of the House Retirement Committee -- which also has a new chairperson -- on Tuesday. He was not invited to address that committee.

  • ACTION ALERT: 4/13/20 - GSRA BOARD ASKS MEMBERS TO CONTACT ERS BOARD.

     

  • President Jim Sommerville sends letter (4/13/2020) to the GSRA Membership asking members to contact the ERS Board regarding letter sent below on 4/3/2020.

 

  • President Jim Sommerville sends letter (4/3/2020) to the ERS Board asking the Board to approve a COLA for all eligible state retirees and to instruct the actuaries to include future COLAs as part of the ADEC formula.
  • GSRA Legislative Liason Chuck Freedman testifies before the Senate Health and Human Services Committee in support of  SB359 on Surprise billing. Click here to view the VIDEO. Note: the audio fails at 6:09 and resumes at 7:40. 

 

  • Click HERE to view letter and HERE to view questionnaire sent to Legislators by GSRA President Jim Sommerville 

   

2018 GSRA Day at the Capitol and GSRA/GPHSA Legislative Reception on January 31 a big success!

 

Click here to view VIDEO of Georgia House of Representatives honoring/declaring GSRA Day at the Capitol!

 

Click here to view official GA House Resolution 964 honoring Georgia's retirees, Georgia State Retirees Association (GSRA) and GSRA Day at the Capitol! 

 

Click here to view official GA Senate Resolution 657 honoring Georgia's retirees, Georgia State Retirees Association (GSRA) and GSRA Day at the Capitol!

 

Click here to download/view a PowerPoint display of GSRA Day at the Capitol pictures!