Title 28, Chapter 11, Section 4
(a) All members of the General Assembly shall be authorized and
encouraged to attend and complete a series of instructional classes
or courses relating to the organization and operation of state
government in general, and the role and powers of the General
Assembly in particular. Such courses or classes shall include, but
not be limited to, such general topics as the Georgia Constitution,
the role of each branch of state government, the organization of
state government, the role of state government in the U.S. federal
system, the relationship of state and local government, sources of
state and local revenue, and the state budgeting process.
Additionally, such courses or classes shall include, but not be
limited to, topics specifically related to the General Assembly,
such as constitutional and statutory law, bill drafting, the
legislative process, committee operations, parliamentary rules of
procedure, the appropriation process, legislative customs and
traditions, duties and responsibilities of members, ethics and rules
of conduct, legislative oversight of the executive branch, local
legislation, constituent service, legislative use of computers, the
Internet, distance learning, public policy issues on the legislative
agenda, and such other matters as deemed necessary and appropriate
by the board.
(b) All expenses incurred by an incumbent member of the General Assembly related to the course of training and education authorized by subsection (a) of this Code section, including the reasonable costs of housing, travel, meals, instructors, and instructional materials, may be paid from state funds appropriated to the legislative branch for such purposes or from other such funds as become available. In addition, all such expenses shall constitute ordinary and necessary expenses for purposes of subsection (a) of Code Section 21-5-33 and may be reimbursed to members-elect of the General Assembly from campaign contributions.