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A state senator has proposed a bill that would make it mandatory to report child abuse to a law enforcement agency. Current law requires teachers, doctors, nurses and counselors to report suspected abuse. Sponsor Sen. Renee Unterman says her bill would expand the category of mandatory reporters.
The hazing-related death of a Florida A&M University student from Georgia has state lawmakers taking another look at the state’s hazing laws.
Georgia’s top university official asked lawmakers Tuesday to table a controversial bill. It would bar illegal immigrants from attending any of the state’s 35 public colleges and universities. The bill would affect about 300 students, or one tenth of one percent of students enrolled in the University System of Georgia.
The Georgia Senate has approved legislation that would give a special hunting permit to children with terminal illnesses. Senate Bill 309, also known as Taylor's Law, was approved by a vote of 53-1. Sen. Rick Jeffares of Locust Grove, says the issue was brought to his attention last fall by the family of Taylor Gramling, who was nearing the end of her battle with leukemia.
State Democrats have filed a bill seeking to lower requirements for technical college students who receive HOPE grants. Republicans in the majority have so far not filed any bills on HOPE but it’s the second measure from Democrats aimed at increasing access to the state’s college scholarship programs.