Archive for March, 2010

Sen. Judson Hill’s Healthcare Choice Protection Measure One Step Closer to Law

ATLANTA (Mar. 31, 2010) – State Sen. Judson Hill’s (R-Marietta) legislation protecting Georgia’s current rights on health care choice continues its momentum through the Georgia General Assembly Wednesday.  Senate Bill 317, approved by the House Health and Human Services Committee after passing the Senate last week, would prohibit mandatory participation in any healthcare system.  (more…)

Sen. Fort’s Statement on East Point’s Late Compliance with State Audit Requirements

“The city of East Point has finally complied with state audit requirements.  I strongly urged the city of East Point to come into compliance because East Point citizens have a right to know the status of their city’s finances.   The city had deficiencies in their audits for the years 2004 to 2008.  The 2009 audit was two months late.  Hopefully, the city will maintain their compliance in the future.  I will do everything in my power to make sure that happens.”


Jace’s Law Establishing Home Day Care Provisions Passes the Senate

ATLANTA (March 30, 2010) – The Senate on Friday unanimously passed Sen. Freddie Powell Sims’ (D-Albany) bill, which mandates an immediate investigation and closure of Family Home Day Care centers if a child dies under the facility’s care. Sen. Sims was inspired to create the legislation (SB 451) after hearing about the death of her four month old constituent Jace Hester.


Sen. Grant Works to Put Quality Peace Officers on Georgia’s Streets

ATLANTA (March 26, 2010) – Today, State Sen. Johnny Grant (R-Milledgeville) lead the Senate to unanimously pass legislation that allows law enforcement agencies to require more stringent background checks when hiring new officers. Senate Bill 373 will ensure a higher caliber of officers throughout Georgia. (more…)

Senator Butterworth Appointed Chairman of State and Local Government Committee

ATLANTA (March 25, 2010) – State Sen. Jim Butterworth (R-Clarkesville) was recently appointed chairman of the Senate Committee on State and Local Government by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and the Committee on Assignments. This appointment became necessary after Senator Lee Hawkins resigned from the State Senate to run for higher office. (more…)