Archive for April, 2011

Representative Mark Hamilton Named One of 2011’s Most Influential Georgians

ATLANTA – The February/March 2011 edition of James Magazine named State Representative Mark Hamilton (R-Cumming) one of the Most Influential Georgians of 2011. (more…)

“Health Care Compact” Bill Signed by Governor

ATLANTA– House Bill 461, the interstate “Health Care Compact” bill, was signed into law by Governor Nathan Deal on Wednesday, April 20, 2011. Introduced by State Representative Rick Jasperse (R-Jasper), this legislation is aimed at protecting Georgia’s 10th Amendment right to regulate healthcare within the state. (more…)

General Assembly Passes Legislation to Ensure Career and College Readiness

ATLANTA – The Georgia General Assembly passed House Bill 186 on Thursday, April 14, 2011, by a vote of 154 to 4 in the House and a vote of 53 to 0 in the Senate. Sponsored by State Representatives Randy Nix (R-LaGrange) and Steve Davis (R-McDonough), this legislation establishes broader education options for high school students to ensure their career and college readiness by requiring a stronger coordination between high schools, colleges, and technical schools. (more…)

Rep. Edward Lindsey Comments on Signing of SB 79

ATLANTA— State Representative Edward Lindsey (R-Atlanta) today released the following statement regarding the governor’s signing of Senate Bill 79: (more…)

House Passes Legislation Creating Study Committee on the Horse Racing Industry

ATLANTA – The Georgia House of Representatives passed House Resolution 643 on Thursday, April 14, 2011, with a vote of 157 to 7. Introduced by State Representative Harry Geisinger (R-Roswell), this legislation creates the House Study Committee on the Horse Racing Industry. (more…)