Georgia NAACP Addresses Legislative Priorities On "Crossover Day"

Updated: Mar 31

"Crossover Day" is the deadline for a bill to pass out of either legislative chamber. Bills that fail to do so are no longer in consideration during the current session.


Tequeria Barrett /

[Atlanta, GA] The Georgia General Assembly has considered two measures that the Georgia NAACP has specifically contributed towards over the past several months - House Bill 469 and Senate Bill 106. With success in both chambers and now officially “crossed over”, the final step is heading to Governor Brian Kemp for signature.

House Bill 469, a bill that fully repeals Georgia’s citizens arrest statute, is sponsored by State Representative Bert Reeves and fully endorsed by the Georgia NAACP.

This bill is the by-product of the countless hours of work by the Southern Center for Human Rights, members of the Just Georgia Coalition, a bipartisan coalition of state legislators, and most importantly the Arbery family and Brunswick community.

Senate Bill 106, a bill that requires wraparound services to be offered to school children in grades Kindergarten to 3rd Grade prior to suspension or expulsion, is sponsored by State Senator Gail Davenport and fully endorsed by the Georgia NAACP.

This bill has received national attention through the Council on Black Health, 100 Black Men of America, Black Women’s Health Imperative, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and the National Black Child Development Institute.

“The passage of these two pieces of legislation is evidence that the power of the people of Georgia have the ability to move toward a new day in age of freedom. We will continue to work with our state legislature as they both move toward full adoption and signing into law by Governor Brian Kemp,” concludes Rev. James Woodall, State President of Georgia.

### About The Georgia NAACP

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has had an unbroken presence in Georgia since 1917. The Georgia NAACP maintains a network of units throughout Georgia, from cities to small rural counties. The Georgia NAACP has been the most effective and consistent advocate for African American civil rights in Georgia. You can read more about the Georgia NAACP’s work and mission at

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