Georgia lawmakers plan for eventual return to Capitol

Georgia legislators are preparing to get back to work when the coronavirus subsides.

House Speaker David Ralston appointed a committee Thursday to make recommendations and review protocols for when the General Assembly reconvenes.

The legislative session has been suspended since March 13, leaving the state's 2021 budget and hundreds of other bills pending.

"None of us can know what the remainder of the session will look like," wrote Ralston, a Republican from Blue Ridge, in a memo to House members. "All we can know is that how we conduct our business will be significantly different than when we suspended the session."

Ralston appointed three Republicans and two Democrats to the committee.

The Republicans are Majority Leader Jon BurnsMajority Caucus Chairman Matt Hatchett and Rep. Mark Newton. The Democrats are Minority Leader Bob Trammell and Rep. William Boddie.

Ralston also named Chief of Staff Spiro Amburn, House Clerk Bill Reilly, Director of Constituent Services Holli Pitcock and House Messenger Betsy Theroux to the committee.