2014 Legislative Update Week 3

The third week of the 2014 Legislative session has come and gone and thanks to Winter Storm Leon not much Legislative action took place this week.  I hope all of you and your children got home safely last Tuesday.

There were two notable bills introduced last week:  The "Safe Carry Protection Act" seeks to change provisions relating to carrying weapons and the issuance of weapons carry licenses. It is similar to a bill I voted for last year.  I will keep a close watch on this bill as it moves through the committee process.  I plan to vote in favor of HB875, unless changes are made to this bill that I find unacceptable.

The second bill of note introduced last week (HB885)  seeks to expand the use of medical marijuana in Georgia to include children who suffer from diseases that cause seizures. Since the 1980's Georgia has allowed Doctors to prescribe medical marijuana for patients with cancer of glaucoma.  This bill would continue and slightly expand that law.  At this time I am undecided on this bill.  I am open to the concept behind the bill but I fear the slippery slope.  California sought to expand the use of medical marijuana and now they have a system that I consider to be a farce.  I do not want to see that happen here in Georgia.  I have a poll on this topic in the "vote4buzz" iPhone app.  Please vote in the poll or email me your opinion on this subject.

To vote in our weekly polls you need to download the "vote4buzz" iPhone app. Search for "vote4buzz" in the App Store or click here

You can watch each day's Legislative session online here. House Committee hearings also can be viewed online:  Click here for more information.

There are also a number of ways to stay in touch with me:

1) Download the "vote4buzz" app for your iPhone.  Search for "vote4buzz" in the App Store or click here.  In the app you'll be able to participate in "flash polls" on various issues.For those of you with Android phone, a version of the "vote4buzz" app will be available soon.
2) "Like" my page on Facebook.
3) Follow me on Twitter.
4) Follow me on Instagram.
5) Visit my You Tube channel to see videos, including videos from last year's online Town Hall meetings.

You can also contact or visit me at the Capitol:

Email: buzz.brockway@house.ga.gov
Capitol Office: 504-B Coverdell Legislative Office Building Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Capitol Phone: 404-656-0188

I covet your prayers and value your feedback.  Feel free to contact me any time.

Buzz Brockway
Representative, State House District 102

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