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Georgia Legislature Adjourned for 2015

Georgia adjourned its 2015 legislative session on April 2nd without enacting any new rules for health clubs in the state.

IHRSA carefully reviewed each introduced bill, searching for legislation that would impact the health club industry either positively or negatively, prepared to notify Georgia clubs when advocacy is needed. 

At the start of the 2015 session, IHRSA prepared to defend the Georgia health club industry against the following threats regarding: 

  • Mandated use of automated external defibrillators
  • Regulation of membership contract restrictions
  • Burdensome personal trainer regulations

However, these threats did not materialize as legislation this year.

Additionally, IHRSA sought opportunities to advance legislation that would promote healthy living and incentivize joining a health club. We will continue to look for opportunities in the 2016 session.