Governor Sonny Perdue's 65% solution bill, requiring local school districts to spend 65% of funds in the classroom, got final legislative approval. Senator Ronnie Chance
The Senate Insurance and Labor Committee passed a motor vehicle liability bill
The state Senate voted today to toughen the state's DUI laws. Senator Bill Hamrick says too many DUI cases are being overturned in the courts because the current statutes are too vague. The DUI measure, Senate Bill 502 passed 51 to one and goes to the House.
A bill that would institute a sentence of life in prison without parole for anyone committing murder who has previously committed three felonies, closing a loophole in the three-strikes-and-you're-out statute, received a Do-Pass recommendation from a House Judiciary Non-Civil Subcommittee this morning. Representative Tim Bearden presented Senate Bill 57.
The House Human Resources and Aging Committee gave a Do-Pass to legislation today that allows religious and faith-based organizations to receive public funding
An attempt to amend the Georgia Civil Practice Act to allow plaintiffs an opportunity to re-file court papers failed to pass the House today. Supporters of House Bill 1195