10:00am House Session
10:00am Senate Session
The House has approved legislation that would require six and seven year-old's to use booster car seats. Currently, the law applies to children under age six. The House approved the bill by a vote of 128-32. Children over 4 feet, 9 inches tall or over 40 pounds are exempt. The first violation would carry a fine of up to $50. A second violation has a fine of up to $100.
The state senate passed a budget Wednesday that includes two million dollars to study raising the water level of Lake Lanier. Republican Senator Butch Miller is from Gainesville where Lake Lanier sits. He says raising the pool two feet would help the region’s water needs.
State lawmakers were unable to come to an agreement Wednesday on a tax reform plan. Republicans have proposed a plan that would reduce the state income tax from 6 percent to 4.5 percent. It would add taxes on auto repair, car sales between individuals and some telecommunication services.
A new lawsuit says, Georgia is fencing out black voters with newly-created white-majority cities in Atlanta's suburbs. Georgia’s black legislative caucus says, several cities created in the last six years including John's Creek and Sandy Springs violate the federal Voting Rights Act and it has sued the governor to get them dissolved.
A legislative committee approved a tax reform plan that would lower the income tax rate and leave groceries untaxed. The new plan would lower the state income tax rate to 4.5 percent. And it would levy new taxes on car repair, car sales between individuals and some telecommunication services.