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Under the Gold Dome: Day 32
Full coverage of the 2011 legislative session
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Highlights

The Senate’s legislation on Sunday sales of alcohol began its trip through the House, easily passing through the first committee Tuesday.

After less than 10 minutes of testimony and discussion, the House Regulated Industries Committee overwhelmingly passed the bill. It is expected to move to the chamber floor for a vote next week.

The committee vote came less than a week after the Senate approved Senate Bill 10. The measure had been stalled
for five years.

Senate

Senate Bill 264: Provide for election of mayor and council members in Coolidge.

House

House Bill 571: Approve a new charter for the town of McIntyre.
HB 572: Change compensation for Twiggs County Board of Education members.
HB 573: Create a Brooks County board of elections and registration.
HB 574: Create a board of education for the Dalton Independent School System.
HB 575: Allow the Redevelopment Powers Law in Tunnell Hill to carry out community redevelopment, create tax allocation districts and issue tax allocation bonds.
HB 576: Allow the Redevelopment Powers Law in Varnell to carry out community redevelopment, create tax allocation districts and issue tax allocation bonds.
HB 577: Allow the Redevelopment Powers Law in Whitfield County to carry out community redevelopment, create tax allocation districts and issue tax allocation bonds.
HB 578: Give income tax credit for citizenship expenses for low-income families.
HB 579: Change corporate limits for Norcross.
HB 580: Create a Barrow County Governing Authority Study Commission.
HB 581: Exempt the Forsyth County Superior Court chief deputy clerk and office manager from the application to the Forsyth County Civil Service System.
HB 582: Provide a new charter for the town of Parrott.
HB 583:
Exemption of ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes in Lavonia.
HB 584: Change how committee members are appointed in Hartwell.
HB 585: Change compensation for probate court judges in Rockdale County.
HB 586: Provide election of a chief magistrate in Rockdale County.
House Resolution 640: Create the House Family Economic Security Study Committee to determine the extent of poverty throughout the state and develop a comprehensive plan to address the needs of the average Georgian.
Both chambers also passed various resolutions to recognize special days and people.

Carolyn Crist

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