Governor Sonny Perdue's proposed tobacco tax increase was defeated by the house after lengthy debate this afternoon. House Bill 379
The remaining pieces of the Governor's Ethics legislation were passed by the Senate today. Senate Bill 168 and Senate Bill 108
Georgia's water resources have been the subject of continued
A bill that could garner new federal dollars for Georgia's nursing homes was passed by the House today. House Bill 526
Legislation that would give the Public Service Commission oversight of utilities' powers of eminent domain are gaining more attention under the gold dome. House Bill 22 and House Bill 671 are being heard before the House Judiciary Commercial Law Subcommittee this afternoon. Lawmakers Nwandi Lawson has more.
If you refuse a breathalyzer test when stopped on suspicion of DUI, you could be charged with a crime. Senate Bill 13
Employers may soon have a tax incentive to create new full-time jobs. House Bill 422
As the war on international terrorism continues, a Georgia Senate committee hears from missile defense expert Riki Ellison. The Senate Veterans and Military Affairs Committee also considered Senate Resolution 232, urging Congress to enact a nationwide missile defense system. Correspondent Hamilton Northcutt has more on that story.
The Senate today passed several bills that aim to protect Georgia's children from sexual predators. Senate Bill 101 would prohibit convicted sexually violent predators from residing near schools and areas where children congregate. Senate Bill 51 would make it a felony to solicit children for sexual purposes over the internet. Senate Bill 52
Parents, make sure your child is properly buckled up. The House today passed a bill that would require all children age 6 and under to ride in a child safety restraint. Under current law, children 4 years of age and under must ride in car seats. House Bill 217 does include some exemptions for medical and physical reasons.
The Senate also passed two bills dealing with adoption today. Senate Bill 55