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Narcotic Treatment Center Legislation Receives Approval from Georgia House of Representatives

ATLANTA (March 17, 2016)  |  Legislation that would place a temporary moratorium on the acceptance of new applications for licensure of narcotic treatment centers passed the Georgia House of Representatives on Tuesday, March 15. Senate Bill 402 would also create a state commission to study the current licensure process, as well as the density of currently operating narcotic treatment centers within the state. The legislation was filed by Sen. Jeff Mullis (R – Chickamauga) out of growing concern over the number of Georgia’s narcotic treatment programs and the documented increase of heroin addiction. (more…)

Narcotic Treatment Center Legislation Receives Approval from Georgia House of Representatives

ATLANTA (March 17, 2016)  |  Legislation that would place a temporary moratorium on the acceptance of new applications for licensure of narcotic treatment centers passed the Georgia House of Representatives on Tuesday, March 15. Senate Bill 402 would also create a state commission to study the current licensure process, as well as the density of currently operating narcotic treatment centers within the state. The legislation was filed by Sen. Jeff Mullis (R – Chickamauga) out of growing concern over the number of Georgia’s narcotic treatment programs and the documented increase of heroin addiction. (more…)

Update from the Gold Dome

By: Sen. Jeff Mullis (R – Chickamauga)

With only nine days left in the 2016 legislative session, the Georgia Senate is now focused on reviewing House bills, approving any changes made to Senate bills by the House, and finalizing the FY 2017 general budget. The next three weeks will be a challenge, as all business for this year’s legislative session must conclude on Thursday, March 24. I remain committed to supporting legislation that will increase public safety, encourage business growth and allow hardworking Georgians to keep more money in their pockets. (more…)

Update from the Gold Dome

By: Sen. Jeff Mullis (R – Chickamauga)

This week was a busy one for the Georgia Senate. With five legislative days planned and a full committee schedule, the pressure was on meet the crossover day deadline. Only one legislative day remains for bills to pass the Senate floor and transfer over to the House for consideration. The last 10 legislative days will be used to review House bills in the Senate, as well as finalize and pass the FY 2017 general budget. (more…)

Georgia Senate Approves Legislation Dedicating Fireworks Excise Tax to Trauma Care

ATLANTA (February 24, 2016)  |  The Georgia Senate passed legislation today that will dedicate the proceeds of the excise tax on fireworks to local public safety initiatives, if approved by voter referendum. Senate Bill 350 sets the revenue allocation amounts for specific trauma care and firefighter training initiatives, while Senate Resolution 558 is the companion legislation that enacts the legislation through a proposed constitutional amendment. Sen. Jeff Mullis (R – Chickamauga) is the sponsor of both bills. (more…)