Monthly Archives: February 2012

2012 Legislative Update: Week Seven

Tweet The pace of the Legislature has picked up dramatically.  We are approaching day 30 known as "crossover day" when bills must pass either the House or the Senate in order to be considered by the other body.  The Legislative days are getting longer as more measures are being voted on each day.   I…

2012 Legislative Update: Week Six

Tweet Happy Presidents Day! The bills I've been working on are moving forward. HR1151, which would create a study committee to look at the system of care we provide for victims of human trafficking, has been assigned to Senator Unterman's Health and Human Services Committee. It will be considered after the 30th Legislative Day, when the House…

2012 Legislative Update: Week Five

Tweet The bills I've been working on are moving forward. HR1151, which would create a study committee to look at the system of care we provide for victims of human trafficking, passed the House on Tuesday by a vote of 166-1. It moves to the Senate where's it's been assigned to Senator Unterman's Health and Human Services…

2012 Legislative Update: Week Four

Tweet This week was another full week for the Georgia Legislature. I've been working hard of several pieces of legislation.  On Friday I introduced HB899 at the request of Secretary of State Brian Kemp. This bill is what's known as a Departmental "clean-up" bill. The Elections Division of the Secretary of State's office, working with…

Care Needed For Victims Of Human Trafficking

Tweet HR1151, a resolution I’m working on, received some press yesterday. A commission would create more avenues of assistance and look at refining laws to better help victims of sex trafficking. Lisa Williams, who works with girls rescued in metro Atlanta from sex trafficking rings, spoke to a legislative subcommittee Wednesday, telling them she asked…

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