Georgia House Passes FY 15 Budget

February 20, 2014

The State of Georgia’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget has made it out of the Georgia House of Representatives.

The FY 2015 budget, also referred to as House Bill 744, is the $20.8 billion state budget plan for the upcoming fiscal year beginning on July 1st, 2014.

In the budget, 54.1 percent of state revenues are designated for education, health and human services agencies are authorized to receive 23.1 percent of available funds and 8.4 percent of revenues are allocated for public safety agencies.

House Bill 744 passed with a nearly unanimous vote of 169 yeas to 4 nays.

Now, the State Senate has to pass the legislation, and it has to be signed by Governor Nathan Deal before becoming official.