This is an easy one for me. The gist of this bill is to take businesses from elected judges and allow them to go into a court with appointed judges. And yes, it has to get passed by the State house & senate. The GA house is currently 115 R to 64 D; the senate is 37 R to 19 D – so I think unless those get pretty drastically changed we will get a “business court” that leans towards businesses.
For me, this bill is 100% about the judges being appointed instead of elected. I will grant, they only get 5-year “terms” and they have to be approved and blah blah blah. I am 3-4 steps removed from them and frankly, I’m also kind of pissed the GA wants to build a special place JUST for businesses. Why not a special court of rapists? Or murders? Or black people? Or women? Or…. it’s bullshit. If “corporations are people” (grumble grumble grumble) they need to have to deal with the same court system every other person deals with.