Archive for April, 2014

Rep. Calvin Smyre Comments on Statue of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Capitol Grounds Bill Signing

ATLANTA – State Representative Calvin Smyre (D-Columbus) commented today on Governor Nathan Deal signing into law House Bill 1080, legislation that authorizes the placement of a statue of Martin Luther King, Jr. on the grounds of the State Capitol. Sponsored by Rep. Smyre, Dean of the House, HB 1080 received bipartisan support from House and Senate leadership, as well as the Office of the Governor. HB 1080 was signed into law by Governor Deal on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at a bill signing ceremony at the State Capitol. (more…)

Governor Signs HB 135, 494 Sponsored by Rep. Welch

ATLANTA—State Representative Andy Welch (R–McDonough) wrapped up a successful 2014 legislative session after Governor Deal signed into law two bills that Rep. Welch sponsored. House Bill 135 was signed into law on Tuesday, April 15 and 494 on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. (more…)

Gov. Deal Signs Rep. Mabra’s Legislation to Protect Accident Victims from Ambulance Chasers

Pictured from left to right: Dawn Mabra, Governor Nathan Deal, and Representative Ronnie Mabra.

ATLANTA—State Representative Ronnie Mabra (D–Fayetteville) commented today on Governor Nathan Deal signing into law House Bill 828. Sponsored by Rep. Mabra, HB 828 takes measures to protect accident victims from “ambulance chasers,” or attorneys and doctors who are eager for insurance claims. HB 828 passed unanimously in both the House and Senate during this year’s legislative session. (more…)

Rep. Sandra Scott Serves as Guest Speaker for First Graduating Class of Orange Duffle Bag Initiative

ATLANTA— State Representative Sandra Scott (D-Rex) appeared as a guest speaker for the Clayton County first graduating class of the Orange Duffle Bag (ODB) Initiative on Saturday, April 26, 2014. ODB is a 12-week after school program that provides at-risk teens and young adults programs to improve their educational success, ongoing advocacy, support to their guardians and caring adults, and service to the community. (more…)

Rep. Jason Spencer Comments on Healthcare Freedom Act, Signed Today by Governor

ATLANTA – State Representative Jason Spencer (R-Woodbine) commented today on Governor Nathan Deal signing into law House Bill 943, legislation which establishes that neither the State of Georgia, or any of its departments, will use money or human resources to advance the voluntary expansion of the state’s eligibility in the Affordable Care Act. Rep. Spencer introduced the language of HB 943 that was originally contained in HB 707, which was sponsored by Rep. Spencer during this year’s legislative session. HB 943 was signed into law by Governor Deal today, Tuesday, April 29, 2014. (more…)