Archive for January, 2015

Sen. Charlie Bethel Releases Statement on Senate Bill 1 Vote Today

ATLANTA (January 29, 2015)  |  Sen. Charlie Bethel (R – Dalton) has released the following statement on the Georgia State Senate’s unanimous approval of Senate Bill 1 (SB 1) today: (more…)

Sen. Renee Unterman Honors Retiring Gwinnett County Public Servants

ATLANTA (January 29, 2015)  |  Sen. Renee Unterman (R – Buford) recognized the distinguished careers of three retiring Gwinnett County public servants in the Senate Chamber this week. Gwinnett residents Ari Russell, Chief of Police Charles M. Walters and Kim Conroy were honored with Senate Resolutions 17, 18, and 21, respectively. (more…)

Senate Adopts Resolution Declaring Today Autism Awareness Day at the Georgia State Capitol

Ava and AlbersATLANTA (January 28, 2015) | Sen. Albers (R- Roswell) sponsored Senate Resolution 56 declaring January 28, 2015 Autism Awareness Day at the state capitol.


Augusta Senate Delegation Honors Interfaith Coalition at Capitol

ATLANTA (January 26, 2015)  |  Today, three Georgia state senators honored the Augusta Interfaith Coalition, a nonprofit community service organization in the Augusta-Richmond County area. Senator Harold Jones II (D-Augusta), Senator Jesse Stone (R-Waynesboro), and Senator Lester Jackson (D-Savannah), recognized the organization on the floor of the Senate.


Insured Children’s Autism Treatment Guarantee Advances Under the Leadership of Sen. Charlie Bethel

ATLANTA (January 26, 2015)  |  Senate Bill 1 received a unanimous “do pass” recommendation from the Senate Insurance and Labor Committee today and will advance to the Senate Rules committee for calendar consideration. Sen. Charlie Bethel (R – Dalton) provided an overview of SB 1 during a press conference earlier in the day announcing the 2015 legislative priorities of the Senate Majority Caucus. The proposed legislation seeks new guidelines for the coverage of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in children up to six years old, including diagnostics and medically necessary treatments or therapies. Sen. Bethel is the primary sponsor of the legislation, which is also fully supported by the Senate Majority Caucus.