Archive for August, 2011

New Laws Improving Early Voting for Georgians Will Be Implemented Before Next Election

ATLANTA – The United States Justice Department recently announced its decision to grant preclearance to Georgia’s House Bill 454 and House Bill 92. Introduced in the General Assembly by State Representative Mark Hamilton (R-Cumming), these laws improve Georgia’s in person, no excuse, early voting law and bring the state into compliance with the rules of the national political parties. (more…)

House Recognizes Staff Sergeant Phillips B. Casey

ATLANTA – The Georgia House of Representatives honored Staff Sergeant Phillips B. Casey to the House Chamber on Monday, August 22. Sgt. Casey was invited by State Representative Christian Coomer (R-Cartersville), who introduced House Resolution 8EX, commending Sgt. Casey for bravery and selfless service while serving as a member of the United States Army in Kandahar, Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. (more…)

Lawmakers Review Plans to Increase State Water Supply

ATLANTA – In an ongoing effort to address Georgia’s pressing water needs, the Joint Study Committee on Water Supply held a meeting at the State Capitol on Wednesday, August 24, 2011. The meeting focused on Georgia’s ongoing litigation over Lake Lanier and the activities of the Governor’s Water Task Force. (more…)

House Speaker David Ralston Releases the Following Statement Discussing the 2011 Special Session

ATLANTA— House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) today released the following statement discussing the 2011 Georgia General Assembly Special Session: (more…)

Rep. Barbara Sims Appointed to Co-Chair the Science & Technology Strategic Initiative Joint Study Commission

ATLANTA – State Representative Barbara Sims (R-Augusta) was recently appointed to serve as the Chair of the Science and Technology Strategic Initiative Joint Study Commission by House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge). The appointment was made pursuant to Senate Resolution 68. (more…)