Embed To embed, copy and paste the code into your website or blog: The General Assembly reconvened today for the third day of the Special Legislative Session, where all eyes were on the House of Representatives. The lower chamber took up and adopted all three of the key propositions for the Special Session:
House budget subcommittees met beginning at 7AM, quickly adopting their individual subject matter proposals, and the full Appropriations Committee gave its official stamp of approval this afternoon. Notably, the House proposal included no increase in available funds based on favorable revenue estimates in recent month.
The project, which is expected to create at least full-time jobs, will be fully operational in Renee Unterman R-Bufordmet on Tuesday to hear four bills. The Committee took no action on these bills today, but Sen. Unterman noted that she expects to take votes on Thursday.
There will be no additional presentations on these bills on Thursday. HBauthored by Rep. The bill is intended to assure that individuals have access to clean needles and disposal locations by allowing SSPs to work to curb the spread of disease while providing counseling and testing for those who are using needles.
Beth Beskin R-Atlantaseeks to add stepparents and former stepparents to the list of third parties who are permitted to petition the court for the custody of a child when paternal power is revoked from or lost by another. The list already includes grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, great aunts, great uncles, siblings, and adoptive parents.
Bill Cowsert R-Athens inquired as to whether there is a priority ranking of these individuals, to which Rep. Beskin noted there is no statutory hierarchy. Pam Dickerson D-Conyersrequires the Department of Community Health to develop standards for and hospitals, infirmaries, and health departments to post a sign that indicates locations where a newborn child may be left such that the mother can avoid criminal prosecution.
Dickerson noted that there are not currently uniform signage to designate such points. Anna Adams of the Georgia Hospital Association spoke in support of the bill but asked that the signage requirements be extended to other types of location where drop offs may occur like fire departments.
Chuck Hufstetler R-Rome asked if there were particular instances that this bill is seeking to address, to which Rep. Dickerson said there was no specific instance motivating the bill. Deborah Silcox R-Sandy Springsamends Title 31 to allow the Department of Public Health to designate perinatal facilities providing maternal or neonatal care.
The legislation requires the department to create designation criteria and procedures, as well as post a list of designated centers.
This bill was requested by the Department of Public Health to align Georgia with the 36 other states that have a similar designation program.
SBby Sen. Dean Burke R-Bainbridgewas held in Committee in an effort to allow some suggestions from the Committee to be incorporated into the legislation.DBHDD Gold Dome Report.
April 3, Georgia’s legislative session has come to an end! The House and Senate adjourned “Sine Die” late into the night on Thursday.
The session was an incredibly exciting and productive one for DBHDD. This year. Mar 16, · Representatives of the Dawson County School Board and Public Education Matters Georgia spoke in favor of the proposition. Public Education Matters did, however, warn against allowing this type of funding solution to distract from fully funding education on the state level.
If the sight of the gold dome atop our capitol inspires you, that’s a good thing.
It should. The Romans used domes, as did other ancient civilizations, and some of the most striking buildings in. After a late night at the State Capitol, the House and Senate convened today with short calendars but weighty issues.
The Senate approved HB , Governor Deal’s tax . The General Assembly reconvened today for the third day of the Special Legislative Session, where all eyes were on the House of Representatives. The lower chamber took up and adopted. Mar 16, · Representatives of the Dawson County School Board and Public Education Matters Georgia spoke in favor of the proposition.
Public Education Matters did, however, warn against allowing this type of funding solution to distract from fully funding education on the state level.