Archive for April, 2013

Rep. Jason Spencer Comments to Opinion from the Attorney General Dated April 22, 2013

ATLANTA— State Representative Jason Spencer (R-Woodbine) today released the following statement regarding a letter he recently received from the Georgia Department of Law that addresses the validity of expenses made by the City of St. Marys Hospital Authority (SMHA): (more…)

Rep. Waites to Propose Legislation for Owners of Dangerous Dogs

ATLANTA — State Representative Keisha Waites (D-Atlanta) announced today that she will introduce legislation in the 2014 Legislative Session that will require pet owners that have dogs with a history of aggressive and violent behavior to register for a special permits to own the dog. The legislation will also include other requirements such as mandatory obedient classes in a hope to curb aggressive behavior that can lead to deadly attacks. (more…)

Rep. Dickey’s Legislation Signed Into Law by Governor

ATLANTA – State Representative Robert Dickey (R-Musella) commented today on Governor Nathan Deal signing into law House Bill 298, legislation, which provides for an Agriculture Commodity Commission for Georgia Grown products. Sponsored by Rep. Dickey, HB 298 passed the General Assembly with broad, bipartisan support during this year’s legislative session, receiving a vote of 161 to 1 in the House and a vote of 49 to 0 in the Senate. (more…)

Rep. Carter Appointed to Fiscal Affairs Subcommittee

ATLANTA – State Representative Amy Carter (R-Valdosta) was recently appointed to the Joint Fiscal Affairs Subcommittee by Governor Nathan Deal pursuant to O.C.G.A 28-5-21. This subcommittee is responsible for approving changes in agency funding after the General Assembly has adjourned for the year. The subcommittee also advises the Governor on budget changes. (more…)

Georgia Legislators Head to South Carolina for First Savannah River Basin Joint-State Caucus Meeting

ATLANTA – Members of Georgia’s Savannah River Basin Legislative Caucus will travel together tomorrow to Columbia, South Carolina, where they will meet with their counterparts in the South Carolina state legislature. During this rare joint-state caucus meeting, state legislators from Georgia and South Carolina who represent districts along the Savannah River will meet to discuss issues pertaining to the Savannah River. (more…)