Sen. Mike Dugan Joins Governor Deal for Bill Signings

DuganATLANTA (April 25, 2014) | Sen. Mike Dugan (R- Carrollton) joined Governor Nathan Deal at the Capitol yesterday for the signing of legislation affecting District 30 and legislation he has worked on throughout the legislative session.

“The bills signed into law today will provide more proficient services for judiciary, public safety and administrative entities throughout the state and District 30,” said Sen. Dugan.  “I am thankful for the support of the local delegation as well as my colleagues in the State Senate in the passage of these bills.  I look forward to continuing initiatives that protect Georgians and provide more efficient government at the lowest cost to taxpayers as possible.”

House Bill 449 will prohibit audio recordings of emergency 911 calls from being requested under the Georgia Open Records Act if the call contains distressed speech or cries of an individual who passed away during the call or contains speech or cries of someone who was a minor at the time the call.

House Bill 742 establishes one additional judgeship for the Coweta Judicial Circuit of Georgia and outlines the duties and powers of the judge who fill this position.  The judge serving in the position created by this bill will serve initial terms expiring on December 31, 2016 and for four-year terms thereafter beginning on January 1, 2017.

House Bill 911 will add acts of strangulation to the definition of aggravated assault. Currently, the definition of strangulation only encompasses person to person strangulation; HB 911 adds that a person who commits strangulation with an object or device shall also be considered under aggravated assault.

House Bill 944 will create a Board of Elections and registration for Douglas County.  The bill lays out the composition of the board and the selection and appointment of members.  The board shall be re-formed effective January 1, 2015, until such date, members of the board since January 1, 2014, shall continue to serve.


For Immediate Release:

April 25, 2014

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Jennifer Yarber, Director
Emily Williams, Communications Associate