State House of Representatives Unanimously Passes Legislation Designating Georgia “Purple Heart State”

ATLANTA (March 17, 2014) | Today, the Georgia House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 276 by a vote of 167–0. Sen. Ed Harbison (D- Columbus), Chairman of the Senate Military, Veterans and Homeland Security Committee, sponsored SB 276 which would proclaim Georgia a “Purple Heart State.”

“I would like to thank my colleagues in the House for their swift action on such an important piece of legislation,” said Sen. Harbison.  “The bill goes a long way in ensuring our veterans receive every accolade for their distinguished service and sacrifice for our great nation.  I look forward to Gov. Deal’s prompt action on SB 276 so that Georgia will forever be known as a “Purple Heart State.””

If signed into law, this legislation designates Georgia as a “Purple Heart State,” honoring our combat wounded veterans for their service and sacrifice in allowing the United States of America to maintain its independence.

SB 276 will now head to Gov. Nathan Deal’s desk for consideration.


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