2014 Legislative Update Week 5

Another week interrupted by a winter storm, this time by one named "Pax."  I hope all of you were safely in your homes and that you did not lose power. The House closed up shop on Tuesday and did not meet again last week.  We re-convene tomorrow and will be voting on seven bills. Before we left to avoid the storm we did pass a revised Adjournment Resolution with a schedule for the rest of the Legislative Session.  Barring future changes, the 2014 Session will end on Thursday March 20th.

Committees will once again be playing catch-up as we approach Crossover Day. You can see all bills that have passed the various Committees on the General Calendar.

Monday I sat down with Rep. Allen Peake to talk with him about HB885, known as "Haleigh's Hope Act." Listen to our conversation here

Here are the results of the most recent opinion poll taken in the vote4buzz app:

Currently a special local option sales tax (SPLOST) must be a 1% tax. Should counties be allowed to propose a SPLOST at taxes rates of less than 1%? Yes: 75%, No: 25%, Undecided: 0%

Our poll this week concerns HR108: Should the State Constitution be amended to guarantee the right to a secret ballot vote in union representation elections? 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 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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