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Day 27 - March 6, 2006

Today the Senate passed a bill that would make it easier for new municipalities to form. Senate Bill 569 is enabling legislation for the proposed cities of Doraville, Chamblee and Dunwoody.
It took the city of Sandy Springs a half a century to incorporate but
other parts of the north metro area may not have to wait so long.

House and Senate conferees have agreed on a bill that allows some
prescriptions medicines to be ordered by e-mail and delivered by mail.
The conference committee report on House Bill 246 was adopted by a vote of 46 to two.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance of Georgia held a
press conference in front of the Capitol today. Atlanta was the latest
stop for PPA's nationwide initiative to make prescriptions accessible
for all Americans. Lawmakers Lauren Brown has that story.

Among the health care proposals on the table this session are several that would change procedures for certified nurse practitioners. Besides treating allergies and other illnesses, the operators of Minneapolis-based minute clinic have been keeping an eye on how these changes will impact the company's eight Atlanta locations.

Legislators and child advocates from Voice for Georgia's Children Today endorsed "Peach Care for All Kids," a bipartisan initiative to provide universal health care for all Georgia children. Peach Care for All Kids would enable children from families with any income to receive health care.

The House today approved a measure, paving the way for the creation of the city of Milton in North Fulton County. Representative Jan Jones said 20,000 residents would be impacted. House Bill 1470 passed 127 to 21, with opposition coming from Fulton County democrats.