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Georgia Senate Passes Bill for the Sale of Fireworks

ATLANTA (April 8, 2015) | House Bill 110, carried by Sen. Jeff Mullis (R – Chickamauga), will allow the sale and regulation of consumer fireworks in Georgia. The bill passed by a vote of 43 to 7 on March 31, 2015. The bill will keep fireworks revenue in-state and greatly improve fireworks safety by defining regulations for sale and use in Georgia.

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Georgia Senate Expands the Use of SPLOST Proceeds

ATLANTA (March 16, 2015) | Senate Bill 122, sponsored by Sen. Jeff Mullis (R – Chickamauga), will allow Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) funds to be used for the repair of capital outlay projects. (more…)

“Tanja’s Law” Receives Approval from the Georgia Senate

 ATLANTA (March 3, 2015) |  Senate Bill 72, which determines new punishments for harming or killing a law enforcement animal, passed the Georgia State Senate on Friday, February 20. The legislation is also called “Tanja’s Law” after a Walker County K-9 who was killed in June 2014. Sen. Jeff Mullis (R – Chickamauga) was the bill’s sponsor, which passed by a vote of 46 to 3. (more…)

Update from the Gold Dome

By: Sen. Jeff Mullis (R – Chickamauga)

The General Assembly took a break from the regular legislative schedule during the week of January 19 – 23 to attend budget briefings and review the funding requests presented by state agencies. While the Governor’s budget recommendations are certainly a guiding framework, it is up to the House and Senate to finalize the general FY 2016 and the amended FY 2015 appropriations bills—right down to the very last line item. While the amended FY 2015 bill has already passed the House and is now undergoing review in the Senate, the general FY 2016 budget will take much longer to evaluate.

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Update from the Gold Dome: Week 1

By: Sen. Jeff Mullis (R – Chickamauga)

The 153rd legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly began on Monday January 12, with a ceremonial call to order by Lt. Governor Casey Cagle. The first day of the legislative session is always filled with necessary organizational votes and procedures, and this year was no different. The full Senate body confirmed second terms for both President Pro Tempore David Shafer (R – Duluth) and Secretary of the Senate David Cook, and also approved the rules that will govern us throughout the next two-year term. All 56 state senators took the oath of office and were sworn in by State Supreme Court Justice Hugh Thompson, with family members and friends present.

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