2019 POLICY PRIORITIES

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BIOMANUFACTURING WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Grow Georgia’s biomanufacturing workforce and improve opportunities for young people in rural communities by investing in cutting-edge teacher training workshops which provide students with access and opportunity to high-paying and innovative jobs in the life science industry.

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & TAX REFORM

Preserve existing tax exemptions and economic development incentives related to life sciences companies and organizations. Enact new tax policies and incentives to spur company and capital formation, and job growth.

  • Create matching grant program for recipients of National Institutes of Health SBIR and STTR grants.
  • Promote tax incentives to support emerging technology companies, including but not limited R&D tax credits to offset losses and tax exemptions on research equipment and manufacturing.
  • Fund Invest Georgia to encourage equity investment in Georgia bioscience and high technology companies.
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UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Increase FY 2018-19 funding levels for college and university life sciences-related research through allocations to the Georgia Research Alliance and the University System of Georgia.

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PATIENT ACCESS

Ensure patients’ access to innovative therapies in any modifications to commercial health insurance plans and the State’s Medicaid and state employee health plans. Monitor Medicaid program and oppose reductions in state funding.

Assist healthcare providers in their efforts to improve patient outcomes.

Support modifications to commercial health insurance, Medicaid, and state employee health plans, which promote patient access to adequate provider networks and enhance plan transparency while balancing competition within the industry.

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REGENERATIVE AND REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE

Georgia should support the federal regulations governing research and technology applications in regenerative and reproductive medicine.

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STEM EDUCATION STANDARDS

Continue to support and promote strong Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) education in our K-12 public education system.

2019 POLICY PRIORITIES

BIOMANUFACTURING WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Grow Georgia’s biomanufacturing workforce and improve opportunities for young people in rural communities by investing in cutting-edge teacher training workshops which provide students with access and opportunity to high-paying and innovative jobs in the life science industry.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & TAX REFORM

Preserve existing tax exemptions and economic development incentives related to life sciences companies and organizations. Enact new tax policies and incentives to spur company and capital formation, and job growth.

  • Create matching grant program for recipients of National Institutes of Health SBIR and STTR grants.
  • Promote tax incentives to support emerging technology companies, including but not limited R&D tax credits to offset losses and tax exemptions on research equipment and manufacturing.
  • Fund Invest Georgia to encourage equity investment in Georgia bioscience and high technology companies.

UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Increase FY 2018-19 funding levels for college and university life sciences-related research through allocations to the Georgia Research Alliance and the University System of Georgia.

PATIENT ACCESS

Ensure patients’ access to innovative therapies in any modifications to commercial health insurance plans and the State’s Medicaid and state employee health plans. Monitor Medicaid program and oppose reductions in state funding.

Assist healthcare providers in their efforts to improve patient outcomes.

Support modifications to commercial health insurance, Medicaid, and state employee health plans, which promote patient access to adequate provider networks and enhance plan transparency while balancing competition within the industry.

REGENERATIVE AND REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE

Georgia should support the federal regulations governing research and technology applications in regenerative and reproductive medicine.

STEM EDUCATION STANDARDS

Continue to support and promote strong Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) education in our K-12 public education system.