Georgia Senator Ben Watson [R]

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GASB338PassA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 7 of Chapter 4 of Title 49 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to medical assistance generally, so as to increase postpartum coverage under Medicaid from six months to one year following b...
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2022-05-13
Effective Date 2022-07-01
GASB438PassA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 2 of Chapter 10 of Title 13 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to retention of contractual payments and creation of escrow accounts on contracts for installation, improvement, maintenance...
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2022-05-13
Effective Date 2022-07-01
GASB566PassA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 33 of the O.C.G.A., relating to insurance, so as to clarify that, under the Surprise Billing Consumer Protection Act, a medical or traumatic condition, sickness, or injury includes a mental health condition...
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2022-05-12
Effective Date 2022-07-01
GASB403PassA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 37 of the O.C.G.A., relating to mental health, so as to enact the "Georgia Behavioral Health and Peace Officer Co-Responder Act"; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other pu...
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2022-05-09
Effective Date 2022-07-01
GASB539PassA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 1 of Article 3 of Chapter 11 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to wiretapping, eavesdropping, surveillance, and related offenses, so as to provide that the use of any device to ...
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2022-05-09
Effective Date 2022-07-01
GASB586PassA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 2 of Article 3 of Chapter 4 of Title 32 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to exercise by counties of power to contract for road projects generally, so as to authorize the use of the design-...
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2022-05-09
Effective Date 2022-07-01
GASB610PassA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 7 of Chapter 4 of Title 49 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to medical assistance generally, so as to require the Department of Community Health to conduct a comprehensive review of pro...
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2022-05-09
Effective Date 2022-07-01
GAHB1219PassA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 1 of Chapter 11 of Title 43 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to general provisions relative to dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants, so as to revise the composition of the...
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2022-05-09
Effective Date 2022-07-01
GASB340PassA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 31-7-95 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to funding of medical education provided by hospital authorities and designated teaching hospitals, so as to revise definitions; to provide...
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2022-05-06
Effective Date 2022-07-01
GASB341PassA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 2 of Chapter 46 of Title 33 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to the prior authorizations of healthcare services, so as to provide guidelines for the prior authorization of a prescribed ...
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2022-05-06
Effective Date 2023-01-01
GASB562PassA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 1 of Article 3 of Chapter 5 of Title 50 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to general authority, duties, and procedure of the Department of Administrative Services, so as to prohibit compani...
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2022-05-04
Effective Date 2022-07-01
GASB461PassA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 17-6-1 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to when offenses bailable, procedure, schedule of bails, and appeal bonds, so as to add the offense of human trafficking as a bailable offen...
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2022-05-02
Effective Date 2022-07-01
GASB496PassA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 2 of Chapter 16 of Title 45 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to death investigations, so as to require a medical examiner's inquiry when a pregnant female dies and an inquest; to provid...
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2022-05-02
Effective Date 2022-07-01
GASB534PassA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 50 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to state government, so as to provide certain procedural requirements and considerations for the adoption of rules by state agencies that are applicabl...
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2022-05-02
Effective Date 2022-05-02
GAHB1086PassA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 31-7-18 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to influenza vaccinations for discharged patients aged 65 and older, vaccinations or other measures for health care workers in hospitals, i...
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2022-05-02
Effective Date 2022-07-01
GAHB1355PassA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 41 of Title 31 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to lead poisoning prevention, so as to update provisions to comport with nationally recognized guidelines; to revise definitions; to revi...
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2022-05-02
Effective Date 2022-07-01
GAHB203PassA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 40-2-86 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to special license plates promoting or supporting certain worthy agencies, funds, or nonprofit corporations with proceeds disbursed to the ...
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2022-05-02
Effective Date 2022-05-02
GAHB918PassA 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 the establishment of the Georgia Rare Disease Advisory Council; to provide for legislative findings; to provide for mem...
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2022-05-02
Effective Date 2022-07-01
GASB397PassA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Titles 15, 20, 25, 40, 42, and 43 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to courts, education, fire protection and safety, motor vehicles and traffic, penal institutions, and professions and business...
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2022-04-29
Effective Date 2022-07-01
GASB87PassA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 3 of Chapter 7 of Title 48 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to tax returns and furnishing of information, so as to authorize Georgia taxpayers to make certain voluntary contributions th...
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2022-04-18
Effective Date 2022-04-18
GASB396PassA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 17 of Title 2 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to the Georgia State Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), so as to rename such program the Georgia Grown Farm to Food Bank Program (F2FB);...
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2022-04-13
Effective Date 2022-07-01
GASB52Engross

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A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 1 of Title 10 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to selling and other trade practices, so as to provide for legislative findings; to provide standards for cybersecurity programs to protec...
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2022-04-04
House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
GASB218Engross

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A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 5 of Title 45 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to vacation of office, so as to provide for the suspension of compensation for certain public officers who are suspended because of indict...
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2022-04-04
Senate Conference Report Lost
GAHR204Engross

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A RESOLUTION recognizing Judge Willie J. Lovett, Jr., and dedicating a building in his memory; and for other purposes.
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2022-04-04
Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
GASB558Engross

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A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 2 of Title 32 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to the Department of Transportation, so as to amend notice provisions relative to meetings for the election of board members; to provide f...
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2022-04-04
Senate Agreed House Amend or Sub As Amended
GAHB1425Engross

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A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 9 of Chapter 12 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to access to medical cannabis, so as to authorize the Governor to issue initial Class 1 and Class 2 production licenses for ...
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2022-04-04
Senate Tabled
GASR857PassA RESOLUTION recognizing and commending Senator Tyler Harper; and for other purposes.
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2022-04-04
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR860PassA RESOLUTION recognizing and commending Senator Burt Jones on his outstanding public service; and for other purposes.
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2022-04-04
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR859PassA RESOLUTION recognizing and commending Senator Michelle Au on her outstanding public service; and for other purposes.
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2022-04-04
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR861PassA RESOLUTION recognizing and commending Senator Jen Jordan on her outstanding public service as a Georgia state senator; and for other purposes.
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2022-04-04
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR856PassA RESOLUTION recognizing and commending Senator Bruce Thompson on his outstanding public service; and for other purposes.
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2022-04-04
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR858PassA RESOLUTION recognizing and commending Dr. Lester G. Jackson III on his outstanding public service as a Georgia State Senator; and for other purposes.
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2022-04-04
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR873PassA RESOLUTION recognizing and commending Senator Michelle Au on her outstanding public service; and for other purposes.
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2022-04-04
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR862PassA RESOLUTION recognizing and commending Geoffrey L. Duncan for his extraordinary service as Georgia's Lieutenant Governor; and for other purposes.
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2022-04-04
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR874PassA RESOLUTION recognizing and commending Dr. Lester G. Jackson III on his outstanding public service as a Georgia state senator; and for other purposes.
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2022-04-04
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR875PassA RESOLUTION recognizing and commending Senator Jen Jordan on her outstanding public service as a Georgia state senator; and for other purposes.
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2022-04-04
Senate Read and Adopted
GASB82Engross

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A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 11 of Title 31 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to emergency medical services, so as to clarify that the prudent layperson standard is not affected by the final diagnosis given; to amen...
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2022-04-01
House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
GASB256Engross

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A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 12, Code Section 16-12-4, Code Section 19-11-9, Chapter 2 of Title 26, Title 31, and Code Section 43-18-75 of the O.C.G.A., relating to conservation and natural resources, cruelty to animals, location of ab...
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2022-04-01
House Postponed
GASB456Engross

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A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 31 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to health, so as to provide requirements relating to the use of abortion-inducing drugs; to provide for definitions; to prohibit abortion-inducing drug...
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2022-04-01
House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
GASR650Engross

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A RESOLUTION creating the Senate Study Committee to Review Education Funding Mechanisms; and for other purposes.
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2022-04-01
Senate Passed/Adopted
GASR658Engross

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A RESOLUTION supporting the people of Ukraine during the crisis caused by the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation; and for other purposes.
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2022-04-01
Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
GASR770Engross

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A RESOLUTION creating the Senate Study Committee on People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Waiver Plan Access; and for other purposes.
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2022-04-01
Senate Passed/Adopted
GASB342Engross

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A 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 annual reporting regarding mental health parity in healthcare plans; to provide definitions;...
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2022-03-30
House Withdrawn, Recommitted
GASR826Intro

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A RESOLUTION encouraging any organization that administers or conducts high-risk athletic activities for children 14 and under on property owned, leased, managed, or maintained by the state of Georgia to make accessible to athletic directors and coac...
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2022-03-30
To Senate Rules Committee
GASR829PassA RESOLUTION recognizing the 57th Annual Community Observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day, May 1, 2022; and for other purposes.
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2022-03-30
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR824Intro

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A RESOLUTION recognizing Senator Jeff Mullis and dedicating an intersection in his honor; and for other purposes.
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2022-03-30
To Senate Transportation Committee
GASB142Engross

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A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 27 of Title 50 of the O.C.G.A., relating to lottery for education, so as to provide for the lottery game of sports wagering in this state; to provide for and revise certain definitions; to provide for ove...
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2022-03-29
House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
GASR784PassA RESOLUTION honoring the life and memory of Sergeant Kerry Lee Eason; and for other purposes.
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2022-03-28
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR769PassA RESOLUTION recognizing and commending Senator Emanuel D. Jones; and for other purposes.
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2022-03-25
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR777PassA RESOLUTION recognizing the benefits of biomarker testing as a necessary part of precision medicine; and for other purposes.
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2022-03-25
Senate Read and Adopted
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