Archive for February, 2017

Rep. Hilton’s Bill Supporting Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Passes House

ATLANTA – The Georgia House of Representatives today unanimously passed House Bill 343, authored by State Representative Scott Hilton (R- Peachtree Corners). This bill would update outdated terminology in current Georgia criminal law by replacing the terms “mental retardation” and “mentally retarded” with “intellectual disability.” (more…)

Rep. Carson Introduces Legislation to Establish House Study Committee on Distracted Driving

ATLANTA – State Representative John Carson (R-Marietta) recently introduced House Resolution 282, legislation that would create the House Study Committee on Distracted Driving. (more…)

Rep. Glanton’s Educating Children of Military Families Act Passes House

ATLANTA – The Georgia House of Representatives today unanimously passed House Bill 148, the Educating Children of Military Families Act. Authored by State Representative Mike Glanton (D-Jonesboro), the bill would authorize the Department of Education to create unique identifiers for students whose parent or guardian is an active-duty military service member or reserve member of the National Guard. (more…)

Rep. Thomas Hosts Haitian Day at the Capitol

ATLANTA – State Representative Erica Thomas (D-Austell) hosted Haitian Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. In celebration of Haitian Day, Rep. Thomas presented House Resolution 264 during a morning order in the House chamber recognizing May 2017 as Haitian Month in Georgia. (more…)

Rep. Gurtler and Others Introduce Legislation to Repeal $5 Hotel/Motel Tax

ATLANTA – State Representative Matt Gurtler (R-Tiger) recently introduced House Bill 364, legislation that would repeal the $5 per night hotel/motel tax which was established by HB 170 and passed during the 2015 legislative session. (more…)