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Bill to allow secrecy for execution drug sellers in South Carolina dies in Senate committee

...bill that would keep secret the names of companies that sell execution drugs to South Carolina died Thursday in a Senate committee, but the idea remains alive in the Legislature.The Senate Corrections and Penology Committee voted 7-7 on the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-26/bill-allow-secrecy-execu
Ga. Senate committee passes medical marijuana bill

...and sickle cell anemia. The Senate committee deleted fibromyalgia but left...Unterman, the chairwoman of the Senate committee, had to warn the packed hearing...contradictory scientific studies.The Senate committee substitute, like Peake's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-03-19/ga-senate-committee-passes-medical-
Georgia lawmakers set for committee meeting to combine House, Senate medical marijuana bills

...will make a pitch to a powerful Senate committee later this week to meld two...have a bill voted out of the Senate committee Thursday," Peake told The...governor."He said he hopes the Senate committee refrains from making too many...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-16/georgia-lawmakers-set-co
Georgia House Speaker Ralston hopes for quick vote on medical marijuana bill

...Lawmakers hope to wrap up the session's 40 working days April 2.After an emotional, lengthy hearing Thursday, a Senate committee approved a bill granting legal use of cannabis oil for cancer, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, seizure disorders...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-23/georgia-house-speaker-ralston
Deal to sign medical marijuana legislation into law

...I didn't think we could top the emotion of coming out of HB1 passing the first time in the House and then the Senate committee, but we just blew it off the top today," Peake said. "It's just been a mission for me to get the refugee families...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-03-25/deal-sign-medical-marijuana-leg
Georgia 'religious freedom' bill stalls in committee

...that perception," he said.The measure does have a narrow path forward. McKoon overcame a similar roadblock in a Senate committee before the chamber overwhelmingly supported the bill in a floor vote.Committees can resume debate on tabled bills...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-26/georgia-religious-freedo
Gas tax change would hit out-of-state drivers, House speaker says

...Ralston was comparing the thinking behind the House version of a sweeping transportation-funding bill to what a Senate committee proposed Wednesday. The two versions differ in many ways, mostly with the Senate setting a nickel lower per-gallon...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-20/gas-tax-change-would-hit
Ga. House extends suits for child-sex victims

...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 session.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-16/ga-house-extends-suits-c
Supporters try to reinforce SC's Freedom of Information Act

...restructuring of the act, which has stalled for several years, passed the House a month ago, but is stuck in a Senate committee. That bill creates an Office of Freedom of Information Act Review that would decide appeals when a public body rules...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-14/supporters-try-reinforce
Senate lawmakers make big changes to Georgia transportation bill

ATLANTA - A key Senate committee on Tuesday approved significant changes to a bill aimed at raising $1 billion for Georgia's transportation needs.A House version...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-03-17/senate-lawmakers-make-big-chang