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. Continue reading “The “Shawn Smiley Act” Becomes Law”