Update on Progress of Senate Bills

SB1, the Zero-Based Budgeting Act, passed the Senate 50-0, with 2 excused (neither from SWGA). This means all local State Senators voted for the measure, which is a very good thing. It is now in comittee in the State House of Representatives.

SB8, the bill allowing students to carry EpiPens at school, favorably made it out of committee. (Health and Human Services)

SB10 has been recommitted to committee. (Health and Human Services)

SB13, making it easier for a judge to use life without parole as a sentence, has been read on the Senate Floor again after making it out of committee favorably. Senator John Crosby (R-Americus) was on this committee. (Judiciary)

SB18, dealing with creating a registry of scenic areas, hasn’t even been read on the Senate floor the first time yet and is showing as ‘Senate Prefile’. I can’t imagine this is good for this bill’s chances.

SB22 creating the Georgia Coordinating Council for Rural and Human Services has been read on the Senate floor a second time after having made it favorably out of committee. (Transportation)

SB24, the Probation Management Act cosponsored by Sen. John Crosby (R-Americus), has been read on the Senate Floor for a second time after having made it favorably out of committee. (State Institutions and Property)

SB39, the TAD Transportation bill, has made it favorably out of committee. (Transportation)

SB42 creating the Georgia Public Standards Agency has made it favorably out of committee. Senator John Crosby (R-Americus) is on this committee. (Judiciary)

SB52 creating a registry for metal thieves has been recommitted to committee. State Senators John Crosby(R-Americus) and Freddie Powell-Sims(D-Albany) are both on this committee. (Public Safety)

SB53 allowing the Governor to appoint ‘special officers’ has also been recommitted to committee. This is also the Public Safety committee that both Sen. John Crosby(R-Americus) and Freddie Powell-Sims(D-Albany) are on.

SB61 and SB62, both pertaining to insurance issues, have been favorably reported by committee. (Insurance and Labor)

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