Georgia Senator Ben Watson [R]

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GASR11PassA RESOLUTION recognizing and commending Lieutenant Colonel David C. Simons upon the occasion of his retirement from the Georgia Air National Guard; and for other purposes.
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2018-11-16
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR7PassA RESOLUTION recognizing and commending Senator Fran Millar on his outstanding public service; and for other purposes.
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2018-11-14
Senate Read and Adopted
GAHB700PassA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 20-3-374 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to service cancelable loan fund and authorized types of service cancelable educational loans financed by state funds and issued by the Geo...
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2018-07-01
Effective Date
GAHB422PassA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 1 of Chapter 4 of Title 38 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to the Department of Veterans Service, so as to authorize incorporation of a nonprofit corporation as a public foundation; to...
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2018-07-01
Effective Date
GAHB739PassA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Subpart 1 of Part 6 of Article 6 of Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to employment of certificated professional personnel in elementary and secondary education, so as to g...
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2018-07-01
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GAHB701PassA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 45-20-110, relating to definitions for drug testing for state employment, so as to allow for testing for all forms of opioids; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for othe...
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2018-07-01
Effective Date
GAHB657PassA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 1 of Article 4 of Chapter 11 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to general provisions regarding dangerous instrumentalities and practices, so as to make unlawful the knowing and ...
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2018-07-01
Effective Date
GASB333PassA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 2 of Chapter 18 of Title 45 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to deferred compensation plans, so as to provide that the governing authority of a municipality may pay costs or fees associ...
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2018-05-08
Act 447
GASB342VetoA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 1 of Chapter 2 of Title 40 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to registration and licensing of motor vehicles generally, so as to permit the owner or operator of a vehicle which has a val...
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2018-05-08
Veto V20
GASB357VetoA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 31 of the O.C.G.A., relating to health, so as to create the Health Coordination and Innovation Council of the State of Georgia; to amend other provisions of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated so as to p...
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2018-05-08
Veto V21
GAHB354VetoA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 4 of Chapter 7 of Title 50 of the O.C.G.A., relating to the Georgia International and Maritime Trade Center, so as to reconstitute the Georgia International and Maritime Trade Center Authority; to provide...
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2018-05-08
Veto V1
GASR821PassA RESOLUTION recognizing Augusta as an official Cyber Security and Information Technology Innovation Corridor and Savannah as an official Logistics Technology Innovation Corridor in Georgia; and for other purposes.
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2018-05-08
Act 480
GASB444PassA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 6 of Title 49 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to services for the aging, so as to create the Georgia Alzheimer's and Related Dementias State Plan Advisory Council; to provide for legis...
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2018-05-08
Act 469
GASB397PassA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 37 of Title 36 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to the acquisition and disposition of real and personal property generally, so as to allow municipalities to hire state licensed real est...
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2018-05-03
Act 363
GASB395PassA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 10 of Chapter 7 of Title 50 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to the Defense Community Economic Development Fund, so as to create the Georgia Joint Defense Commission; to provide for the...
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2018-05-03
Act 399
GASR1164PassA RESOLUTION recognizing and commending the students and teachers of Islands High School for their exemplary work with Teens in the Driver Seat; and for other purposes.
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2018-03-29
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR1162PassA RESOLUTION commending and congratulating Gabriella Guidera; and for other purposes.
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2018-03-29
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR1163PassA RESOLUTION commending and congratulating Abigail Floyd; and for other purposes.
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2018-03-29
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR1165PassA RESOLUTION commending and congratulating Cera Schulke; and for other purposes
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2018-03-29
Senate Read and Adopted
GASB191EngrossA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Titles 12, 22, and 50 of the O.C.G.A., relating to conservation and natural resources, eminent domain, and state government, respectively, so as to provide for the regulation and permitting of petroleum pipelines...
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2018-03-27
House Postponed
GASB328PassA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 2 of Chapter 7 of Title 48 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to imposition, rate, computation, and exemptions from state income tax, so as to provide for the expiration of certain income...
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2018-03-27
Act 292
GASB325EngrossA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 34 of Title 43 of the O.C.G.A., relating to physicians, assistants, and others, so as to enter into an interstate compact known as the "Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Act"; to authorize the Georgia ...
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2018-03-27
House Passed/Adopted By Substitute
GASR761EngrossA RESOLUTION creating the Senate Study Committee on Dyslexia; and for other purposes.
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2018-03-27
Senate Passed/Adopted
GASR1063EngrossA RESOLUTION creating the Senate Study Committee on Certificate of Need Reform; and for other purposes.
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2018-03-27
Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
GAHB647EngrossA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 2 of Title 31 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to the Department of Community Health, so as to provide for a pilot program to provide coverage for the treatment and management of obesit...
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2018-03-27
Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
GASR1095PassA RESOLUTION commending the Pinewood Christian girls basketball team for winning the GISA Class 3A State Basketball Championship; and for other purposes.
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2018-03-23
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR1094PassA RESOLUTION recognizing April, 2018, as Child Abuse Prevention Month at the state capitol; and for other purposes.
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2018-03-23
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR1096PassA RESOLUTION commending and congratulating William Durden Gagel; and for other purposes.
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2018-03-23
Senate Read and Adopted
GASB354EngrossA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 20-4-21 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to tuition fees, so as to require that the Technical College System of Georgia classify certain active duty service members as in-state for...
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2018-03-21
House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
GASB491IntroA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 31 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to health, so as to provide for certain definitions relative to state health planning and development; to provide for exemptions; to permit payment of ...
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2018-03-21
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
GASR1089PassA RESOLUTION honoring the life and memory of Sheriff Bruce C. Beggs; and for other purposes.
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2018-03-21
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR983IntroA RESOLUTION creating the Joint Study Commission on Low THC Medical Oil Access; and for other purposes.
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2018-03-19
Senate Read Second Time
GASR1021PassA RESOLUTION honoring the life and memory of Dr. H. Kenneth Walker; and for other purposes.
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2018-03-15
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR1005PassA RESOLUTION recognizing and commending Mayor Jonathan McCollar; and for other purposes.
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2018-03-12
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR1004PassA RESOLUTION recognizing and commending Crider Foods; and for other purposes.
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2018-03-12
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR996PassA RESOLUTION recognizing and commending Delia Mobley, the Statesboro Rotary Clubs' 2018 Citizen of the Year; and for other purposes.
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2018-03-12
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR979PassA RESOLUTION recognizing and commending the members of the St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee, Chairman Brian Counihan, and Grand Marshal Michael Aloysius Kenny on their roles in the 2018 St Patrick's Day Parade in Savannah, Georgia; and for other pu...
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2018-03-09
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR981PassA RESOLUTION commending the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Georgia, and recognizing May 6-12, 2018, as National Nurses Week at the state capitol; and for other purposes.
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2018-03-09
Senate Read and Adopted
GASB359EngrossA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 33 of the O.C.G.A., relating to insurance, so as to establish standards for carriers and health care providers with regard to payment under a managed care plan in the provision of emergency medical care; to...
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2018-03-05
To House Insurance Committee
GASB414EngrossA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 17 of Title 43 of the O.C.G.A., relating to charitable solicitations, so as to allow local governing authorities to issue written notices for the failure to clean and maintain collection receptacles; to a...
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2018-03-05
To House Governmental Affairs Committee
GASR955PassA RESOLUTION recognizing March 19, 2018, as Georgia Hearing Day at the state capitol; and for other purposes.
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2018-03-05
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR950PassA RESOLUTION commending University System of Georgia Outstanding Scholars on Academic Recognition Day for 2018; and for other purposes.
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2018-03-01
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR936PassA RESOLUTION commending Taiwan for its relations with the United States; and for other purposes.
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2018-02-28
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR916IntroA RESOLUTION creating the Senate Special Tax Exemption Study Committee; and for other purposes.
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2018-02-26
To Senate Finance Committee
GASB435IntroA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 8 of Chapter 6 of Title 40 of the O.C.G.A., relating to school buses, so as to revise the enforcement of civil monetary penalties regarding violations of the duties of a driver when meeting or overtaking ...
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2018-02-23
Senate Read Second Time
GASR903PassA RESOLUTION recognizing and honoring the military commanders of the 94th Airlift Wing at Dobbins Air Reserve Base; and for other purposes.
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2018-02-23
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR848PassA RESOLUTION recognizing March 5, 2018, as Council for Quality Growth Day at the state capitol; and for other purposes.
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2018-02-21
Senate Read and Adopted
GASB459IntroA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 6 of Title 31 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to state health planning and development, so as to convert a destination cancer hospital to a hospital facility for certificate of need re...
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2018-02-21
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
GASB462IntroA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 6 of Title 31 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to state health planning and development, so as to exempt integrated surgery centers from certificate of need requirements; to provide for...
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2018-02-21
To Senate Economic Development and Tourism Committee
GASR808PassA RESOLUTION recognizing March 14, 2018, as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day at the capitol and commending law enforcement officers in Georgia; and for other purposes.
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2018-02-20
Senate Read and Adopted
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