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Under the Gold Dome: Day 40

Full coverage of the 2011 legislative session

POSTED: April 15, 2011 12:26 a.m.

Senate

Senate Bill 285: Revise disclosure requirements for lobbyists.
SB 287: Allow members to be a part of the Regents Retirement Plan in lieu of the Teachers Retirement System.
SB 288: Allow pharmacists and nurses to give vaccines according to vaccine protocol agreements with physicians.
SB 289: Require public school students to take one course containing online learning.
SB 290: Create the Georgia Innocence Inquiry Commission to investigate and determine credible claims of factual innocence that allow individuals to waive their rights.
Senate Resolution 601: Urge U.S. Senate members to oppose ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

House

House Bill 644: Enact the Commission to Implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to plan and coordinate federal health reform and involve state agencies, policymakers and health care providers.
HB 645: Reduce employee contribution to the Superior Court Clerks' Retirement Fund.
HB 646: Give provisions for a health information exchange, carriers and health maintenance organizations and provide incentives to health care providers to use electronic health records.
HB 647: Allow the revenue commissioner to disclose whether a person filed state tax returns.
HB 648: Allow certain fees and assessments to be dedicated to funding legal services for indigent persons accused of crimes and delinquent acts.
HB 649: Enact the Georgia Self-Service Storage Facility Act of 2011 to provide for towing of motor vehicles and watercraft and provide for a delay in filing an owner's lien if an occupant is deployed overseas by the armed services.
HB 650: Allow local governments to use the Georgia Procurement Registry in addition to the official legal organ and other media outlets for advertisement of certain bid opportunities for goods and services and public works construction contracts.
HB 651: Repeal the state code relating to charter system earnings for each full-time equivalent student.
HB 652: Provide an advisory referendum election for Augusta-Richmond County.
HB 653: Prohibit the use of restraints on pregnant female inmates under certain circumstances.
HB 654: Enact the Locally Initiated Funding for Educational-Choice to provide for the establishment of grant programs by local school systems and authorize local boards of education to make them available to its students to attend participating schools.
HB 655: Require the establishment of a provider choice system for the vaccines for children programs operated by the Department of Community Health.
House Resolution 880: Create the House Study Committee on Open Loop Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems to analyze the current status of the approval process of the Environmental Protection Division of the Department of Natural Resources as it relates to open loop geothermal heating and cooling systems.
HR 881: Limit the functions performed in incorporated areas by any county with more than 90 percent of its citizens residing in one or more municipal corporations and provide that any other functions performed in the unincorporated area shall be funded only from special district fees, assessments and taxes.
HR 977: Allow certain fees and assessments to be dedicated to funding legal services for indigent persons accused of crimes and delinquent acts.

Both chambers also passed various resolutions to recognize special days and people.

Carolyn Crist



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