Archive for April, 2010

Georgia House of Representatives Passes Legislation to Increase Safety of Golf Carts

ATLANTA — The Georgia House of Representatives yesterday passed SB 519 by a vote of 147-2.  Carried in the House by state Representative Barbara Sims (R-Augusta), the legislation sets safety feature requirements for golf carts and other “electric low speed vehicles” if local governments allow operation of these vehicles after sunset. (more…)

Rep. Ed Rynders’ Legislation to Protect School Employee Pay Heads to the Governor’s Desk
House Bill 977 puts school administrators and other school employees on a level playing field

ATLANTA — The Georgia State Senate passed House Bill 977 by a vote of 39-0 on Tuesday, April 27th.  Sponsored by Representative Ed Rynders (R-Leesburg), HB 977 prevents a school system from increasing the pay of administrators when that school system has furloughed other school employees. (more…)

House Passes Regulatory Reform Legislation

ATLANTA — The Georgia House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 148 on Tuesday, April 27, 2010, by a vote of 92-60.  Carried in the House by state Representative Lynn Smith (R-Newnan), SB 148 will subject existing regulatory boards to periodic review by the Georgia Occupational Regulatory Review Council and allow the General Assembly to evaluate the efficiency of state agencies. (more…)

Georgia State Representative Elly Dobbs Volunteers for Dancing Stars of Atlanta

ATLANTA— State Representative Elly Dobbs (D–Atlanta) will compete as a celebrity dance contestant in Dancing Stars of Atlanta, a fundraising benefit for the Georgia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.  The event will be held at 6:00 PM on May 16, 2010 at the Foundry at Puritan Mill. Dancing Stars of Atlanta will feature 10 celebrity dancers paired with 10 professional dancers, all raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Association by gaining votes in a one night gala dance competition (more…)

Georgia House of Representatives Passes Legislation to Expand Law Abiding Citizens’ Rights to Carry Firearms

ATLANTA — The Georgia House of Representatives passed SB 291 yesterday by a vote of 120-37.  Carried in the House by state Representative Katie Dempsey (R-Rome), SB 291 updates Georgia’s concealed firearms laws. (more…)