Georgia Senator Ben Watson [R]

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GASB321EngrossA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 34 of Title 43 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to physicians, assistants, and others, so as to revise provisions relating to the number of physician assistants and advanced practice re...
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2020-03-13
To House Regulated Industries Committee
GASB375EngrossA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 7 of Chapter 12 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to sale or distribution to, or possession by, minors of cigarettes and tobacco related products, so as to provide for additi...
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2020-03-13
To House Ways and Means Committee
GASR793EngrossA RESOLUTION creating the Joint Private Financing of Infrastructure Study Committee; and for other purposes.
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2020-03-13
To House Governmental Affairs Committee
GASB417EngrossA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 34 of Title 43 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to physicians, assistants, and others, so as to revise provisions relating to criminal background checks for certain health care professi...
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2020-03-13
To House Health and Human Services Committee
GASB418EngrossA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 1 of Article 5 of Chapter 9 of Title 45 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to the Georgia State Indemnification Fund, so as revise when indemnification shall be paid in instances of a heart ...
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2020-03-13
To House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee
GASB432EngrossA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 25 of Title 33 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to life insurance, so as to require annual notification to policy owners and requested beneficiaries of the existence of such policies; t...
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2020-03-13
To House Insurance Committee
GASB482EngrossA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 53 of Title 31 of the O.C.G.A., relating to the Office of Health Strategy and Coordination, so as to provide for a state all-payer claims database; to amend Code Section 33-6-4 of the O.C.G.A., relating t...
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2020-03-13
To House Health and Human Services Committee
GASB489EngrossA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 2 of Article 1 of Chapter 8 of Title 40 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to lighting equipment of motor vehicles, so as to repeal provisions requiring an amber strobe light upon low-speed ...
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2020-03-13
To House Motor Vehicles Committee
GASR950PassA RESOLUTION recognizing and commending the Mercer Rural Health Innovation Center; and for other purposes.
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2020-03-13
Senate Read and Adopted
GASB411IntroA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 2 of Article 4 of Chapter 3 of Title 46 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to corporate purposes and powers of electric membership corporations, so as to require electric membership corporat...
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2020-03-12
Senate Tabled
GASB391EngrossA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 1 of Chapter 24 of Title 33 of the O.C.G.A., relating to general provisions regarding insurance, so as to require health insurers to provide coverage for early refills of a 30 day supply of certain prescr...
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2020-03-12
To House Special Committee On Access to Quality Health Care
GASR937PassA RESOLUTION recognizing May 1, 2020, as Maternal Mental Health Day at the state capitol; and for other purposes.
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2020-03-12
Senate Read and Adopted
GASB313EngrossA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 64 of Title 33 of the O.C.G.A., relating to regulation and licensure of pharmacy benefits managers, so as to provide extensive revisions regarding pharmacy benefits managers; to provide for related matter...
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2020-03-10
To House Special Committee On Access to Quality Health Care
GASB323EngrossA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 43 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to professions and businesses, so as to provide patient protection measures for patients undergoing sedation in certain settings; to provide for patien...
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2020-03-09
To House Health and Human Services Committee
GASB372EngrossA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend various titles of the O.C.G.A., so as to modernize, clarify, and update provisions relating to public health; to amend Article 1 of Chapter 10 of Title 17 of the O.C.G.A., relating to procedure for sentencing and...
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2020-03-09
To House Health and Human Services Committee
GASB390IntroA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend various titles of the O.C.G.A., so as to streamline the process of litigation and reduce costs for Georgia's industries, small businesses, and citizens; to amend Title 9 of the O.C.G.A., relating to civil practic...
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2020-03-09
Senate Read Second Time
GASB395EngrossA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 4 of Chapter 7 of Title 31 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to county and municipal hospital authorities, so as to revise the standard of indigency relating to portioning of proceeds fr...
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2020-03-09
To House Special Committee On Access to Quality Health Care
GASR907PassA RESOLUTION recognizing March 5, 2020, as Patient-Centered Physicians Coalition of Georgia Day at the state capitol; and for other purposes.
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2020-03-09
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR645EngrossA RESOLUTION urging the Georgia Building Authority to provide for certain space within the former state judicial building to be used for the implementation of a workplace wellness program for the General Assembly and state agencies; and for other pur...
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2020-03-05
To House State Properties Committee
GASB397IntroA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 3 of Chapter 27 of Title 50 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to bona fide coin operated amusement machines, so as to change the number of bona fide coin operated amusement machines that...
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2020-03-05
Senate Read Second Time
GASR263IntroA RESOLUTION creating the Senate Emergency Medical Services Study Committee; and for other purposes.
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2020-03-04
Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
GASB351EngrossA BILL to be entitled an Act to provide for the holding of a nonbinding, advisory referendum election to determine whether the qualified electors of the State of Georgia desire to continue the advancement of time from standard time to daylight saving...
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2020-03-04
To House State Planning and Community Affairs Committee
GASR888PassA RESOLUTION recognizing and commending the members of the Savannah St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee, General Chairman Lawrence E. Edgerly, and Grand Marshal of the 2020 St. Patrick's Day Parade Michael Roush Sr., on the upcoming occasion of the 20...
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2020-03-04
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR690EngrossA RESOLUTION encouraging the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Trust Fund and other entities to support implementation of the Coastal Georgia Greenway; and for other purposes.
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2020-03-03
To House Natural Resources and Environment Committee
GASR880PassA RESOLUTION recognizing and commending Georgia State University's Legislative Health Policy Certificate Program and Advanced Health Policy Institute; and for other purposes.
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2020-03-03
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR851PassA RESOLUTION commending Thomaston-Upson Community Heart & Soul and recognizing March 2, 2020, as Thomaston-Upson Community Heart & Soul Day at the state capitol; and for other purposes.
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2020-03-02
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR852PassA RESOLUTION recognizing and commending the Miss Georgia Peach Scholarship Pageant and the 2019 Georgia Peach Queens; and for other purposes.
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2020-03-02
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR644IntroA RESOLUTION urging the Georgia Building Authority to provide for certain space within the former state judicial building to be used for the implementation of a workplace wellness program for the General Assembly and state agencies; and for other pur...
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2020-02-28
Senate Read Second Time
GASB303EngrossA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 24 of Title 33 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to insurance generally, so as to provide for greater transparency of prices for nonemergency health care services; to provide for a short...
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2020-02-27
To House Special Committee On Access to Quality Health Care
GASB352EngrossA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 33-20C-2 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to online provider directories, so as to provide for certain coverage requirements concerning providers that become out-of-network during ...
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2020-02-27
To House Insurance Committee
GASB123EngrossA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 8 of Title 12 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to waste management, so as to eliminate the coal ash surcharge imposed by host local governments regarding municipal solid waste disposal ...
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2020-02-26
To House Natural Resources and Environment Committee
GASB359EngrossA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 33 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to insurance, so as to provide for certain consumer protections against surprise billing; to provide mechanisms to resolve payment disputes between ins...
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2020-02-26
To House Special Committee On Access to Quality Health Care
GASR546IntroA RESOLUTION encouraging local law enforcement agencies, psychiatric facilities, doctors, and therapists to purchase and freely distribute Mental Health Alert Wristbands to those suffering from mental illness; commending Ms. Dottie Bailey for develop...
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2020-02-21
Senate Read Second Time
GASR754PassA RESOLUTION recognizing February 19, 2020, as Physician's Day at the state capitol and saluting the physicians of Georgia; and for other purposes.
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2020-02-19
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR749PassA RESOLUTION recognizing February 25, 2020, as YMCA Day at the state capitol and commending the YMCAs of Georgia for the important work they do in communities across the state to promote a healthy spirit, mind, and body; and for other purposes.
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2020-02-19
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR718PassA RESOLUTION recognizing and commending Trevor Lawrence for his leadership qualities; and for other purposes.
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2020-02-18
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR729PassA RESOLUTION recognizing February 18, 2020, as Georgia Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Day at the state capitol; and for other purposes.
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2020-02-18
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR743PassA RESOLUTION recognizing and commending Georgia physicians Patrice Harris, MD; Sara H. "Sally" Goza, MD; and Jacqueline Fincher, MD, as presidents of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American College of Ph...
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2020-02-18
Senate Read and Adopted
GASB348IntroA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 33 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to insurance, so as to provide for certain insurer requirements concerning provider network classification; to require the Department of Insurance to a...
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2020-02-03
To Senate Insurance and Labor Committee
GASR676PassA RESOLUTION recognizing February 4, 2020, as Obesity Care Awareness Day in Georgia; and for other purposes.
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2020-01-31
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR652PassA RESOLUTION designating September as Veteran's Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month in Geogia; designating Pantone 395 as the official color associated with veteran suicide and prevention activities in Georgia; and for other purposes.
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2020-01-31
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR675PassA RESOLUTION honoring the life and memory of Dr. James C. Metts Jr.; and for other purposes.
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2020-01-31
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR653PassA RESOLUTION recognizing February 5, 2020, as Public Health Day at the state capitol; and for other purposes.
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2020-01-31
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR626PassA RESOLUTION recognizing February 7-14, 2020, as Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week at the state capitol; and for other purposes.
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2020-01-29
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR635PassA RESOLUTION recognizing and commending the Savannah Children's Choir; and for other purposes.
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2020-01-29
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR628PassA RESOLUTION recognizing and commending R. Derril Gay, PhD, for his years of distinguished service to the citizens of Georgia and the public safety net system and for his service as a public policy advisor to the Georgia Association of Community Serv...
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2020-01-29
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR634PassA RESOLUTION recognizing January 28, 2020, as Georgia's Addiction Recovery Awareness Day at the state capitol; and for other purposes.
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2020-01-29
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR625PassA RESOLUTION recognizing February 5, 2020, as State Action Day for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society; and for other purposes.
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2020-01-29
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR603PassA RESOLUTION commending and congratulating Dr. Ángel Cabrera as the 12th president of Georgia Tech; and for other purposes.
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2020-01-28
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR579PassA RESOLUTION commending the Georgia Academy of Audiology and recognizing January, 28, 2020, as Georgia Academy of Audiology Day at the state capitol; and for other purposes.
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2020-01-28
Senate Read and Adopted
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