Archive for March, 2017

Sen. John F. Kennedy Champions Victims’ Rights

ATLANTA (March 8, 2017) | Sen. John F. Kennedy (R – Macon) sponsored Senate Resolution 146, Marsy’s Law, which passed by a vote of 50-4 last Friday. The resolution passed alongside Senate Bill 127, which serves as counterpart legislation for the Georgia Code. (more…)

Sen. John Wilkinson Honors Distinguished Paralympian McKenzie Coan

4Q8A2009 copyATLANTA (March 8, 2017) | Sen. John Wilkinson (R – Toccoa) on Monday recognized four-time Paralympic champion McKenzie Coan in the Senate Chamber with Senate Resolution 80. (more…)

Sen. Tillery’s Youth Scholarship Winner’s Bill Passes Georgia Senate

4Q8A1430ATLANTA (March 7, 2017)  | Sen. Blake Tillery (R – Vidalia) welcomed his Youth Legislator Scholarship Competition winner, Briley Braddy to the chamber on Crossover Day. Her essay from this contest inspired Sen. Tillery to draft and sponsor Senate Bill 258 which bars a holder of public funds owed to a municipal government from holding civil office. Currently, Georgia law prohibits holders of public funds due to a county or state from holding such office. This bill extends that prohibition to holders of city funds as well.  (more…)

Sen. Donzella James Celebrates Ghana Day at the Capitol

ATLANTA (March 7, 2017) | Sen. Donzella James (D – Atlanta), along with Sen. Nan Orrock (D – Atlanta) and Georgia House Representative Able Mable Thomas (D – Atlanta) celebrated Ghana Day at the Capitol on Monday, March 6 by hosting representatives from Georgia’s Ghanaian community. (more…)

Sen. Matt Brass Passes First Bill

4Q8A1518 cropATLANTA (March 4, 2017) | Senator Matt Brass (R – Newnan) passed Senate Bill 153, his first bill, on the Senate floor on Friday, March 3.  (more…)