Category: Legislature

The Reason Does Not Change the Treason

This session the Georgia Legislature passed Senate Bill 77, which expands protection of confederate monuments in Georgia.  The bill now gives private groups the right to sue any government or person for removing a monument that “recounts the military service of any past or present military personnel of this state; the United States of America

Nuisance Bill in Legislature Will Harm Property Owners, Agriculture Community

A measure that has already passed the Georgia House of Representatives would be tremendously detrimental to private property owners and those in the agriculture community if it clears the state senate as well. The bill has pitted agricultural and conservation groups against each other as the state legislature has worked to further protect a number

SB 2 and SB 108 Pass Senate

Senate Bill 2, a bill to allow Georgia’s Electric Membership Corporations to provide broadband service, passed the Senate today. In a press release, Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan praises the Senate for passing SB 2 as a step forward in addressing rural broadband: “Broadband access is critical to Georgia’s economic future,” said Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan.

Bill Seeks to Protect Religious Views, Voluntary Prayer in Public Schools

A bill filed in the Georgia legislature seeks to prohibit discrimination of public school students and teachers on the basis of religious viewpoints or expression. House Bill 53 filed by State Representative Casey Karpenter, a Dalton Republican, would impose restrictions on local school systems in terms of how students are treated when expression religious viewpoints