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NOTES FROM THE SENATE, FEBRUARY 15, 2019
LEGISLATION PASSED THIS WEEK
SB6: Makes it unlawful to use drones to transport contraband into prison grounds or to photograph prison facilities.
SB16: "Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Act"; Allows for expedited licenses for licensed health care professionals of other states. Requires each applicant as a health care professional to have satisfactory reports from a fingerprint records check report conducted by the Georgia Crime Information Center. Creates the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission. (More)
NOTES FROM THE SENATE, FEBRUARY 8, 2019
SCHOOL BUS PASSING LEGISLATION PASSES

The Senate passed SB 25, clarifying 2018 legislation on passing a stopped school bus and correcting a drafting error from the bill.

A bill passed in the 2018 Session that changed state law concerning when a driver must stop for a stopped school bus. (More)
NOTES FROM THE SENATE, FEBRUARY 1, 2019
GOVERNOR EMPHASIZING MENTAL HEALTH

Governor Kemp has put funding for mental health services front and center in his budget proposals this year. In all three recent speeches, to the Legislators attending the Biennial in December, in his State of the State address and in his remarks to the Joint Appropriations Committee last week, Gov. Kemp mentioned the addition of funding in schools to address children's issues and new funding to meet a wide range of Behavioral Health needs statewide. (More)

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