Archive for January, 2016

The Georgia Senate is Rocking and Rolling

The Senate reconvened for week four after a busy third week of budget hearings and committee meetings. It was also a very productive week in that we’ve finally got the ball rolling on a number of pieces of legislation that are sure to benefit the people of Georgia. We also heard the first two bills of the session on the floor last week—signaling that the 2016 legislative session is well underway. Senate Bill 137 would expand current Georgia law to allow corporations to collect full property insurance payouts when a residence is completely destroyed by fire, and was unanimously passed. Senate Bill 263 would allow police officers who are retiring or injured on-the-job to retain their badge and firearm as compensation. (more…)

Senator JaNice Van Ness Receives Committee Appointments

ATLANTA (January 29, 2016)  |  Sen. JaNice Van Ness (R – Conyers) has been recently appointed to the Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority Oversight Committee (MARTOC) by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, and to three Senate Subcommittees. The Subcommittees are Healthcare Delivery and Pharmacology, which both fall under the Health and Human Services Committee, and the Academic Achievement Subcommittee, which falls under the Education and Youth Committee. (more…)

Sen. John Albers Introduces Georgia Personal Data Security Act

ATLANTA (January 26, 2016) | Sen. John Albers (R – Roswell) works to keep Georgians personal information protected from identity theft with the Georgia Personal Data Security Act introduced Thursday. (more…)

Senator Bruce Thompson Speaks for Keep Bartow Beautiful

KGBATLANTA (January 26, 2016)  |  Senator Bruce Thompson (R – White) met with Keep Bartow Beautiful advocates today and delivered a public service announcement in support of their initiatives and efforts (more…)

Sen. John Albers Introduces Protecting Georgia Small Businesses Act

ATLANTA (January 25, 2016) | Sen. John Albers (R – Roswell) Thursday introduced Senate Bill 277, which would protect Georgia’s small businesses from federal government overreach. (more…)