Archive for April, 2015

Senate Bill 129 Gets Support from 11 of Georgia’s Congressional District Republican Party Conventions

ATLANTA (April 20, 2015)  |   Over the weekend, 11 of Georgia’s Congressional District Republican Party Conventions passed a resolution urging the Georgia General Assembly to pass Senate Bill 129 as it passed the Senate. These resolutions specifically referenced support for SB 129, which is narrowly drawn to reflect the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act language as it passed into law in 1993.

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Sen. Gloria Butler Sponsors Resolution Honoring Runell “Nell” Brooks Foster

ATLANTA (April 17, 2015) | Sen. Gloria Butler (D – Stone Mountain) sponsored Part VIII of Senate Resolution 126 on February 2, commending Mrs. Runell “Nell” Brooks Foster for her contributions to Gwinnett County and naming the intersection of U.S. Highway 78 and Rosebud Road in her honor. (more…)

Senate Democrats Actions on HB 170 Prompt Passage of GDOT Resolution

ATLANTA (April 16, 2015) | Today, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) passed a resolution establishing guidelines when selecting contractors for projects funded under House Bill 170, also known as the Transportation Funding Act of 2015. Sen. Vincent Fort (D- Atlanta), along with Sens. Steve Henson (D-Tucker), Horacena Tate (D- Atlanta) and David Lucas (D- Macon), commend GDOT for their unprecedented resolution, a positive first step towards an inclusive and fair selection process when awarding contracts to minorities with the additional revenues created by HB 170. (more…)

Sen. Ed Harbison Recognized by Georgia Military Officers Association of America

ATLANTA (April 16 , 2015)  |  The Georgia Military Officers Association of America recently presented Sen. Ed Harbison (D – Columbus) with the 2014 Joseph C. Barto, Jr. Service Award for his support of Georgia Veterans.

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Georgia Senate Passes Bill for the Sale of Fireworks

ATLANTA (April 8, 2015) | House Bill 110, carried by Sen. Jeff Mullis (R – Chickamauga), will allow the sale and regulation of consumer fireworks in Georgia. The bill passed by a vote of 43 to 7 on March 31, 2015. The bill will keep fireworks revenue in-state and greatly improve fireworks safety by defining regulations for sale and use in Georgia.

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