From state Sen. Ed Tarver, sponsor of the the legislation discussed here:
SB 7 is not redundant. It provides for sworn testimony to committees and subcommittees of the General Assembly and for criminal charges for falsely swearing to such committees or subcommittees. Code Section 16-10-20 of the O.C.G.A. criminalizes "false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement[s] or representation[s] ... in any matter within the jurisdiction of any department or agency of state government ...." The Georgia Supreme Court has held that the General Assembly is not a state department or agency. See Coggin v. Davey, 233 Ga. 407 (1975). Also, "[t]he General Assembly, including its committees, commissions and offices, is not subject to a law unless named therein or the intent that it be included be clear and unmistakable." Harrison Co. v. Code Revision Comm., 244 Ga. 325 (1979). A criminal law must be strictly construed against the state; if there is any ambiguity, it must be resolved in favor of liberty. Knight v. State, 243 Ga. 770 (1979). I am not aware of any circumstance where a member of the General Assembly sought to have someone prosecuted under 16-10-20 for making a false statement to the General Assembly.It still seems to me that 16-10-20 doesn't speak to who the lie is told to, but only makes it illegal to lie about "any matter within the jurisdiction of any department or agency of state government or of the government of any county, city, or other political subdivision of this state."
But I am not the Georgia Supreme Court. And you're lucky. Because I'd jam you up.