Archive for February, 2013

Rep. Waites Introduces Piedmont Altamaha Rail Authority Act

ATLANTA — State Representative Keisha Waites (D-Atlanta) today announced the introduction of House Bill 306. This legislation would create the Piedmont Altamaha Rail Authority, and grant it the power needed to build, operate, and maintain a rail road system that would run between Bibb and Clayton counties.

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Rep. Dollar Sponsors Legislation to Simplify HOPE Application

ATLANTA — State Representative Matt Dollar (R-Marietta) today announced the introduction of House Bill 324. This legislation would remove the new requirement that HOPE scholars have to fill out the lengthy and invasive Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.

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Rep. Scott Sponsors Legislation to Change Tattoo Studio Requirements

ATLANTA — State Representative Sandra Scott (D-Rex) today announced the introduction of House Bill 118. This legislation would require tattoo studios to notify patrons that tattoos in certain locations could disqualify them from joining the military.

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House Passes Pharmacy Reimbursement Bill

ATLANTA— The Georgia House of Representatives passed House Bill 179 on Friday, February 22, 2013, by a unanimous vote of 161-0. Sponsored by state Representative Andy Welch (R–Locust Grove), HB 179 would remove a penalty from current law that costs pharmacies thousands of dollars for minor clerical errors.

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Bi-Partisan Duo Challenges Georgia Power on Nuclear Cost Overrun Profiteering

ATLANTA — State Representatives Jeff Chapman (R-Brunswick) and Karla Drenner (D-Avondale Estates) today announced that they are cosponsoring House Bill 267. HB 267 would limit the amount of profit that Georgia Power is eligible to recover from residential and small business ratepayers for cost overruns incurred in the construction of two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle in east Georgia.

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