Archive for March, 2017

Sen. Burt Jones Honors Mr. Brian Burdette in the Senate

4Q8A9805ATLANTA (March 14, 2017) | Sen. Burt Jones (R – Jackson) honored the career and public service achievements of Mr. Brian Burdette in the Senate today. (more…)

Sen. Tillery Hosts Coach Greg James in the Senate Chamber

4Q8A2618ATLANTA (March 9, 2017)  | Sen. Blake Tillery (R – Vidalia) welcomed Vidalia High School (VHS) Indians head baseball coach Greg James to the Senate chamber today. Coach James has served as the head coach at VHS for 30 years and the baseball team has won two state championships under his leadership. (more…)

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…)