Nov 06, 2018
Jun 25, 2018 - Jun 29, 2018
Made up of 56 members, the Georgia State Senate is the upper chamber of the Georgia General Assembly. Each member represents about 172,994 residents, serving two year terms not subject to term limits. The Georgia State Senate has 27 standing committes that range from Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee to Veterans, Military and Homeland Security Committee. The Senate is also constantly working in areas such as education, transportation, economic development, healthcare, and public safety to craft legislation that meets the needs of all Georgians. Primary responsibilities of a senator include: developing budget packages, making taxation decisions, passing legislation, allocating spending, and redistricting in collaboration with other senators and the house of representatives. The yearly salary for a Georgian Senator is $17,342.