Yesterday afternoon, the Georgia House of Representatives passed HB 173, a bill that would set forth a comprehensive statutory framework for interpreting restrictive covenant agreements. The current version of the bill is linked here. The final vote was a resounding 137 in favor and 22 against. HB 173 will now progress to the Georgia Senate for consideration. The bill passed the House on cross-over day, the last day in which a bill can pass one house of the Georgia Assembly in order to be considered by the other.