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: Continue reading “Sen. Charlie Bethel Releases Statement on Senate Bill 1 Vote Today”
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. Continue reading “Sen. Renee Unterman Honors Retiring Gwinnett County Public Servants”
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.
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.