Archive for February, 2013

Sen. Mike Crane Hosts Pages

ATLANTA (February 27, 2013) – Sen. Mike Crane (R-Newnan) hosted pages from Senate District 28th today in the State Senate.

“It’s a great privilege to host pages at the State Capitol,” said Sen. Crane.  “Their participation in state government is a sign of their future leadership roles and an excellent educational experience.”

Paging has been a tradition in Georgia’s government since the early 1800’s.  Students 12 and over serve as messengers, delivering notes to legislators while they are in chamber. This experience provides them with hands-on exposure to politics, how a bill becomes a law and the functions of the state legislature.

To learn more about how to become a page, go online http://www.senate.ga.gov/hr/en-US/PageProgram.aspx.

RELEASE
For Immediate Release:
February 6, 2013

For Information Contact:
Jennifer Yarber, Interim Director
Kate Greer, Broadcast Specialist
Kate.Greer@senate.ga.gov
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Sen. Mike Crane Hosts Newnan Youth Council at the Capitol

ATLANTA (February 27, 2013) – Sen. Mike Crane (R-Newnan), Rep. Carl Von Epps (D-LaGrange) and Rep. Lynn Smith (R-Newnan) hosted the Newnan Youth Council at the State Capitol on February 26.  (more…)

Sen. Fort Rallies Gun Safety Advocates on Capitol Steps

ATLANTA (February 27, 2013) – Yesterday, Senator Vincent Fort (D- Atlanta) held a rally urging the State Legislature  to pass gun safety legislation as well as commemorate the first anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s tragic murder. (more…)

Sen. Albers Introduces Bill to Protect Our Most Vulnerable

ATLANTA (February 27, 2013) – Sen. John Albers (R –Roswell) introduced Senate Bill 207 on Monday, February 25. This legislation would allow private home care providers to obtain first offenders information on job applicants. (more…)

Senator McKoon Applauds Passage of SB 135

ATLANTA (February 26, 2013) – The Senate passed Senate Bill 135 by a vote of 32 to 16 to allow law enforcement agencies to collect DNA samples from those arrested for a felony. (more…)