About HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, GEORGIA
The Georgia General Assembly, Georgia's legislative branch of
government, makes the laws and sets the policies for the state.
Consisting of a House of Representatives and a Senate, the General
Assembly represents the needs and wants of Georgia's some 9
million residents. More than 50 Senators and some 190
Representative meet yearly to conduct business. Georgia's
law-making process requires appropriation bills to originate in the
House and both bodies' approval in order to become law.
Members of both houses are elected for two-year terms in office.
The state has an annual budget of about $18 billion.