Monday's session was short, with both chambers adjourning around 11 a.m. after passing and assigning bills to committees.
Senate assigned to committee:
SR 15: Create a Joint Committee on Water Supply, which would conduct a comprehensive analysis of the state's strategic needs for 11 additional water supplies, including without limitation the identification of creative financing 12 options for water reservoirs and other opportunities for water supply enhancement. The committee is directed to make a report of its findings and recommendations by Dec. 31.
SR 10: Recognize and commend Judge Sidney O. Smith, Jr., a Gainesville native, for his public service to the community. Introduced by Sen. Butch Miller.
SR 11: Recognize Jan. 25 as School Choice Day.
SR 12: Recognize and commend Jason Flowers, who served in the Boy Scots of America program for seven years and was an executive with the Atlanta Area Council.
SR 13: Declare Jan. 12 as Addiction Recovery Awareness Day.
SR 14: Recognize Feb. 4 as National Wear Red Day for heart disease.
House assigned to committees:
HB 41: Change some Superior Court fees
HB 42: Repeal the prohibition of term "wholesale" so it will no longer be considered false advertising
HB 43: Prohibit purchase and use of mountaintop removal coal mining for the generation of electricity
HB 44: Loosen restrictions for shop owners to charge theft of shopping carts
HB 45: Create the American Laws for Georgia Courts Act so no foreign laws can be imposed that conflict with the Constitution
HB 46: Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act to detail how documents are inspected and subpoenas are served
HB 47: Offer health insurance with accident and sickness policies approved in other states
HB 48: Allow certain free port exemptions
HB 49: Change name of State Board of Technical and Adult Education to State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia
HB 50: Require state government agencies to state in rules, regulations and guidelines when the provisions become applicable
HB 51: Require recycling deposit amount to be on beverage containers
HB 52: Create terminology for disabled persons with service dogs to enter schools, colleges and universities
HR 28: Urge the Capitol Arts Standards Commission to authorize the placement of a portrait of Coretta Scott King on the second floor of the Capitol building next to the portrait of Martin Luther King Jr.