Archive for May, 2016

Sen. Elena Parent Celebrates Deal’s Veto of ‘Campus Carry’

ATLANTA (May 3, 2016) | Sen. Elena Parent (D – Atlanta) thanks Gov. Nathan Deal for vetoing House Bill 859, which would have allowed the legal carry of concealed handguns on the campuses of universities and colleges in Georgia. (more…)

The “Shawn Smiley Act” Becomes Law

ATLANTA (May 3, 2016) | On Tuesday, Governor Nathan Deal signed into law House Bill 54, known as the “Shawn Smiley Act.” HB 54 provides tuition grants to children of law enforcement and public safety officers killed or disabled in the line of duty. The bill was authored by Rep. Keisha Waites and carried by Sen. Nan Orrock (D – Atlanta) in the Senate. HB 54 in its final form was passed on the last day of the 2016 legislative session and goes into effect on July 1, 2016. (more…)