Archive for February, 2016

Sen. Renee Unterman Recognizes Type 1 Diabetes Day at the Georgia State Capitol

ATLANTA (February 23, 2016)  |  The Georgia General Assembly recognized individuals living with type 1 diabetes as part of the first Type 1 Diabetes Day at the State Capitol. Young adults diagnosed with the disease served as legislative pages during the day in an effort to raise awareness, and legislators received literature highlighting the challenges of living with the disease. Both chambers of the Georgia General Assembly passed resolutions to recognize Type 1 Diabetes Day at the Georgia State Capitol and honor advocate efforts. (more…)

Sen. Marty Harbin Releases Statement on the Death of Justice Antonin Scalia

ATLANTA (February 22, 2016) | Sen. Marty Harbin (R – Tyrone) released the following statement on the death of Associate Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. (more…)

Sen. John Albers Hosts Job Creators Network Day

ATLANTA (February 22, 2016) | Sen. John Albers sponsored Senate Resolution 980 which proclaims February 22, 2016 as Job Creators Network Day at the state capitol. SR 980 recognizes Job Creators Network for their work with legislators to advocate for free enterprise and innovation. (more…)

Sen. Larry Walker III Applauds Senate for Passing Senate Bill 337

ATLANTA (February 22, 2016) | On Monday, the Georgia State Senate passed by an unanimous vote of 52-0 Senate Bill 337. Sen. Larry Walker III (R – Perry) sponsored SB 337, the Military Family Health Protection Act. SB 337 provides Georgia active military personnel and their dependents the right to eligibility and retention of earned priority for medical assistance or developmental disability services, even if they are temporarily stationed outside of Georgia. (more…)

Sen. Jeff Mullis Files Legislation to Study Narcotic Treatment Center Operations and Licensure Process

ATLANTA (February 19, 2016)  |  Sen. Jeff Mullis (R – Chickamauga) has filed legislation to place a temporary moratorium on new applications and licenses for new narcotic treatment centers in Georgia. Senate Bill 402 will also create a state commission to study the current licensure process and the density of narcotic treatment centers currently operating in Georgia. The legislation was filed out of growing concern over the large concentration of narcotic treatment programs and the documented increase of heroin addiction within the state. (more…)