Archive for December, 2015

Joint House-Senate Task Force on Garnishment Reform Prepares Legislation for the 2016 Session

ATLANTA (December 30, 2015) | The Joint House-Senate Task Force on Garnishment Reform, co-chaired by Rep. Wendell Willard (R – Sandy Springs) and Sen. Jesse Stone (R – Waynesboro), has drafted legislation rewriting Georgia’s code related to garnishment. (more…)

Senate Consumer and Provider Protection Act Study Committee Report Released

ATLANTA (December 21, 2015) | The Senate Consumer and Provider Protection Act Study Committee, chaired by Sen. Dean Burke (R-Bainbridge), released the final report and committee recommendations Monday. The Committee consisted of Sens. Charlie Bethel (R- Dalton), Burt Jones (R- Jackson), and Renee Unterman (R- Buford), as well as industry experts John C. Crew, Strategic Healthcare Partner; Richard Novak, Cigna; Manoj Shah, MD, Medical Association of Georgia; Richard Smith, DDS, Georgia Dental Association; Angela Waller, RDH, Tift Regional Dental Group; Cindy Zeldin, Georgian for a Healthy Furture. (more…)

Larry Walker, Jr. Officially Sworn In As State Senator

4Q8A8658 cropATLANTA (December 18, 2015)  |  Senator Larry Walker, Jr. (R- Kathleen) was officially sworn into his first term as a Georgia State Senator by Houston County Superior Court Judge George Nunn during a ceremony at the State Capitol Friday. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle presided.  (more…)

Senate Annexation, Deannexation and Incorporation Study Committee Report Released

ATLANTA (December 16, 2015) | Senators Elena Parent (D- Atlanta), John Albers (R- Roswell), Charlie Bethel (R- Dalton), Frank Ginn (R- Danielsville) and Fran Millar (R- Atlanta) gave final approval for the Senate Annexation, Deannexation and Incorporation Study Committee report released Wednesday. (more…)

Senator Dean Burke Delivers Commencement Address at Georgia Southwestern

Sen Burke Commencement cropAMERICUS (December 15, 2015) | Senator Dean Burke (R- Bainbridge) delivered the commencement address to the last class of 2015 at his alma mater, Georgia Southwestern State University on Saturday. (more…)