Posts Tagged ‘#gapol’

Sen. Tyler Harper Appointed to COPS Task Force

ATLANTA (May 25, 2017) | Sen. Tyler Harper (R – Ocilla), along with five other Georgia State Senators, has been appointed by Lt. Governor Casey Cagle to serve on the Compensation of Police and Sheriffs (COPS) Task Force. (more…)

Sen. John Wilkinson Appointed to COPS Task Force

ATLANTA (May 25, 2017)  |  Sen. John Wilkinson (R – Toccoa) was recently appointed to the Compensation of Police and Sheriffs (COPS) Task Force by Lt. Governor Casey Cagle. The responsibility of the COPS Task Force is to examine the compensation needs of law enforcement officers and to consider ways to encourage retention and attract service in the field. (more…)

“Cove’s Law” Signed into Georgia Law

HB 241CLEVELAND (May 24, 2017) | On Monday, May 8, 2017, Governor Nathan Deal signed House Bill 241 into Georgia law. Senator Steve Gooch (R – Dahlonega) carried HB 241 in the Senate to ensure Krabbe disease would be added to the list of metabolic and genetic conditions a baby is screened for at birth. Ms. Brooke Adams Nix, a White County teacher, brought to light the need for HB 241 and worked with Sen. Gooch and his colleagues to get Cove’s Law passed and signed into law. (more…)

Sen. Renee Unterman to Host Mental Health Summit

ATLANTA (May 15, 2017)  |  Sen. Renee Unterman (R – Buford), along with Superior Court Judge Kathryn Schrader, will hold a Mental Health and Substance Abuse Summit at the Gwinnett County Courthouse on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 6:00pm. They will be joined by Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Commissioner Judy Fitzgerald, collaborative stakeholders and state and local community leaders.


The purpose of the summit is to bring together mental health stakeholders to discuss community based therapy services for people in need.


WHO:               Sen. Renee Unterman and Superior Court Judge Kathryn Schrader


WHAT:             Mental Health and Substance Abuse Summit


WHEN:             Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.


WHERE:          Gwinnett County Courthouse


                           75 Langley Drive

                           Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046


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For Immediate Release:
May 19, 2017

For Information Contact:

Ines Owens, Acting Director
(404) 656-0028

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…)