Archive for the ‘Senate Press Release’ Category

Senate Bill 15 Signed Into Law

Sen. Rhett SB 15ATLANTA (May 15, 2017) | Senate Bill 15, sponsored by Sen. Michael Rhett (D – Marietta), was signed into law on Monday, May 9, 2017. (more…)

“Briley’s Bill” Becomes Georgia Law

SB 258 Signing ATLANTA (May 15, 2017)  |  On Monday, May 8, 2017, Governor Nathan Deal signed Senate Bill 258 into Georgia law. SB 258, also known as “Briley’s Bill” after the Vidalia Heritage Academy freshman who inspired the legislation, was sponsored by Sen. Blake Tillery (R – Vidalia). (more…)

Nurse Compact Legislation Signed into Law

ATLANTA (May 10, 2017) | Governor Nathan Deal signed Senate Bill 109 into Georgia law on Monday, May, 8, 2017. SB 109 addresses several healthcare topics including the creation of a “Nurse Licensure Compact” which was originally proposed in SB 166 sponsored by Sen. Renee Unterman (R – Buford). (more…)

Rural Hospital Tax Credit Becomes Law

SB 180ATLANTA (May 9, 2017) | On Monday, Governor Nathan Deal signed Senate Bill 180 into law which will increase the cap and credit amount for donations made to rural hospitals. Senator Dean Burke (R – Bainbridge) sponsored SB 180 to continue Georgia’s efforts to ensure rural hospitals around the state receive monetary assistance. (more…)

Senate Bill 109 Signed into Georgia Law

SB 109ATLANTA (May 9, 2017) – On Monday, May 8, Governor Nathan Deal signed Senate Bill 109 into Georgia law. Sen. Michael Williams (R – Cumming) sponsored SB 109 to ensure Georgia’s EMS personnel are able to perform lifesaving duties across state lines. (more…)