•  
  •  
Black lawmakers celebrate legislative gains

...with the additional revenues created by HB 170."A press release from the Democrats...Senate Democrats' involvement in crafting HB 170." The DOT resolution establishes a...be used for the allocation of funds from HB 170 to minority contractors. The DOT will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-20/black-lawmakers-celebrat
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
Georgia Legislature heads for closing day

...language of a bill by Bethel with Smith's HB 429, which deals with end-of-life coverage...that the state Senate has passed his bill, HB 225, and another by Rep. Rich Golick, R-Smyrna, HB 190, requiring Uber and similar companies to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-01/georgia-legislature-head
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
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
Lauds paper's support for HB 387

...failure to make criminals obey laws just because those laws are on paper. However, there is a more important reason to support HB 387: frivolous lawsuits are a lightly-disguised handcuff on Miss Liberty. This country seems to be begging for shackles whenever...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/02/21/op_254067.shtml
Opinion columns
Georgia lawmakers seek curb on cops

...which limits use of no-knock warrants,- HB 69 which aims to safeguard the driving data...permission or a warrant to access it,- HB 74 which prohibits any state or local agency...indefinitely under a 3-year-old federal law,- HB 93 which requires police agencies to destroy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-02-01/georgia-lawmakers-seek
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