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Autism bill passes Ga. Senate; House backs trafficking fines

...percent pay raises to appellate level judges, district attorneys, public defenders and superior court judges.Under provisions of HB 279, approved 43-9, superior court judges also get an extra 5 percent raise at the start of the fiscal year July 1 if they...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-31/autism-bill-passes-ga-se
Georgia Senate passes ride sharing bill that apparently will let Uber, Lyft keep operating

...the state legislature overwhelmingly stands for innovation and greater choice and opportunity."Another ride sharing bill, HB 190, sponsored by Rep. Rich Golick, R-Smyrna, remains in limbo, however, with time running out in the current session...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-26/georgia-senate-passes-ride
Key bills fail to make crossover deadline

...expand legalized gambling to horse racing.HB 16: Students who chose to attend magnet...the deadline was passed for this year.HB 41: Rep. Earnest Smith, D-Augusta...officials can accept payment for speeches.HB 42: Smith's bill sought to honor a Republican...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-14/key-bills-fail-make-cros
Ga. House extends suits for child-sex victims

...that shares responsibility for the assault would have to meet the tougher standard of proof for clear and convincing evidence.HB 17 will be assigned to a Senate committee Wednesday in time for consideration in the final 10 days of the current legislative...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-16/ga-house-extends-suits-c
Bill for Todd Gurley is last passed Friday

...amateur status of players are to blame."The real harm is the unreasonable restrictions on the student athletes," he said.Now HB 3 heads to the Senate for the final 10 days of the current legislative session. If it passes, it must be signed by the governor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-14/bill-todd-gurley-last-pa
Private probation legislation returns

...misdemeanor cases and city ordinance violations.HB 310 would return tolling powers to the...cannot be jailed because he is indigent, HB 310 allows factors that a court "may...a day for alcohol-use monitoring.If HB 310 becomes law, it will address one of Deal's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-02-21/private-probation-legi
Bill to legalize fireworks opposed

...forward.The proposals, House Bill 15 and HB 110, were independently crafted to allow...Turner, R-Holly Springs, the author of HB 15. "If you're not enforcing it, you're...into state coffers under a tax created by HB 110, said its sponsor, Rep. Jay Roberts...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-17/bill-legalize-fireworks-
Ga. road-funding vote shows split

...draft an amendment that would have kept their gasoline taxes at the present level while those in the rest of the state rose with HB 170, but the Legislative Counsel advised him that would be unconstitutional."Believe me, if I could have done it, I would...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-06/ga-road-funding-vote-sho
Georgia may lower state income tax

...former chairwoman of the economics department at Georgia Institute of Technology, served on the commission and has reviewed HB 445. Her computer models ? and the three others she's compared it to -- came up with the employment and income projections...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-02/ga-republicans-take-anot
Augusta history marker cited in bill to preserve past monuments

...or Fleming to speak. After it passed, she gave them their chance and then took another vote, both unanimously in support of HB 50."I think it's a bill that protects all of us, each and every one of us," Sims said.Next the bill heads to the full...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-05/augusta-history-marker-c