Georgia Senator Ben Watson [R]

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GASB16PassA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 34 of Title 43 of the O.C.G.A., relating to physicians, assistants, and others, so as to enter into an interstate compact known as the "Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Act"; to authorize the Georgia ...
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2019-07-01
Effective Date
GASB18PassA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 7 of Title 33 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to kinds of insurance, limits of risks, and reinsurance, so as to provide definitions; to provide that direct primary care agreements are ...
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2019-07-01
Effective Date
GASB100PassA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 1A of Article 2 of Chapter 5 of Title 46 of the O.C.G.A., relating to telephone system for the physically impaired, so as to change certain provisions relating to the establishment, administration, and opera...
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2019-07-01
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GAHB62PassA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 1 of Chapter 1 of Title 31 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to general provisions relating to health, so as to require certain notice in a mammogram report to patients with dense breast...
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2019-07-01
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GASB177PassA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 1 of Title 28 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to the General Assembly generally, so as to provide the requirements for consideration of local legislation revising existing districts or...
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2019-07-01
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GASB167PassA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 15-11-211 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to relative search by DFCS, so as to provide that a foster placement for a child adjudicated as a dependent child may be deemed as the ch...
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2019-07-01
Effective Date
GASB184PassA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 1 of Article 1 of Chapter 18 of Title 45 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to the state employees' health insurance plan, so as to provide that services covered under the state health benef...
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2019-07-01
Effective Date
GASB207PassA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 10 of Title 49 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to the Georgia Board for Physician Workforce, so as to change the name of such board to the Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce; to re...
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2019-07-01
Effective Date
GAHR239PassA RESOLUTION designating the Savannah Logistics Technology Innovation Corridor as an official technology innovation corridor in Georgia; and for other purposes.
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2019-05-07
Effective Date
GAHB445PassA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 2 of Article 4 of Chapter 5 of Title 12 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to shore protection, so as to revise various provisions relative to shore protection; to revise and add definitions...
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2019-05-03
Effective Date
GAHB525PassA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 4 of Chapter 7 of Title 50 of the O.C.G.A., relating to the Georgia International and Maritime Trade Center, so as to dissolve the Georgia International and Maritime Trade Center Authority; to rename the ...
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2019-04-28
Effective Date
GASR19EngrossA RESOLUTION creating the Georgia Commission on Freight and Logistics; and for other purposes.
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2019-04-02
House Withdrawn, Recommitted
GASB71EngrossA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 4 of Chapter 7 of Title 31 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to county and municipal hospital authorities, so as to revise provisions relating to the sale or lease of a hospital by a hos...
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2019-04-02
House Withdrawn, Recommitted
GASR202EngrossA RESOLUTION creating the Joint Study Committee on Evaluating and Simplifying Physician Oversight of Midlevel Providers; and for other purposes.
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2019-04-02
Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
GASR264EngrossA RESOLUTION creating the Joint Emergency Medical Services Study Committee; and for other purposes.
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2019-04-02
House Withdrawn, Recommitted
GASR318EngrossA RESOLUTION creating the Senate Commission on Freight, Innovation, and Logistics; and for other purposes.
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2019-04-02
Senate Passed/Adopted
GASR333EngrossA RESOLUTION recognizing the 100th Anniversary of the March First Movement and Korea's declaration of independence from the Empire of Japan; and for other purposes.
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2019-04-02
Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
GAHB559PassA BILL to be entitled an Act to create the Bryan County Public Facilities Authority; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
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2019-04-02
Effective Date
GASR433EngrossA RESOLUTION creating the Senate Reducing Georgia's Cost of Doing Business Study Committee; and for other purposes.
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2019-04-02
Senate Passed/Adopted
GASR512PassA RESOLUTION honoring the life and memory of Brandon Adams; and for other purposes.
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2019-04-02
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR263IntroA RESOLUTION creating the Senate Emergency Medical Services Study Committee; and for other purposes.
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2019-03-26
Senate Read Second Time
GASR454IntroA RESOLUTION urging Georgia's congressional delegation and the United States Congress to amend the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 so as to authorize the study of medical marijuana in Georgia and all other states; and for other purposes.
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2019-03-26
To Senate Regulated Industries and Utilities Committee
GASR435IntroA RESOLUTION urging the State of Georgia to increase its cigarette excise tax to offset indigent health care costs; and for other purposes.
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2019-03-25
To Senate Finance Committee
GASR447PassA RESOLUTION commending the Johnson High School girls basketball team for winning the 2019 GHSA 3A State Basketball Championship; and for other purposes.
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2019-03-25
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR388PassA RESOLUTION honoring the life and memory of Alton W. Lawson; and for other purposes.
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2019-03-21
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR375PassA RESOLUTION recognizing and commending Dr. G.P. "Bud" Peterson upon his retirement as president of Georgia Tech; and for other purposes.
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2019-03-18
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR361PassA RESOLUTION commending the Georgia residents who have Type 1 Diabetes and whose families continually educate and advocate and recognizing March 14, 2019, as Type 1 Diabetes Day at the state capitol; and for other purposes.
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2019-03-14
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR332PassA RESOLUTION recognizing and commending Coach Geoff Collins upon his selection as head coach of the Georgia Tech football team; and for other purposes.
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2019-03-13
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR326PassA RESOLUTION celebrating Peachtree City's 60th Anniversary; and for other purposes.
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2019-03-13
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR323PassA RESOLUTION recognizing and commending the members of the 2019 St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee, General Chairman Lawrence E. Edgerly, and the Grand Marshal of the 2019 St. Patrick's Day Parade, Gerald Patrick Counihan, Sr., on the upcoming occasi...
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2019-03-11
Senate Read and Adopted
GASB56EngrossA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 33 of the O.C.G.A., relating to insurance, so as to establish standards for carriers and health care providers with regard to payment under a managed care plan in the provision of emergency medical care; to...
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2019-03-08
To House Insurance Committee
GASR296PassA RESOLUTION recognizing and commending the Georgia Aerospace Industry for its significant beneficial impact to the people and economy of the State of Georgia; and for other purposes.
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2019-03-07
Senate Read and Adopted
GASB182EngrossA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 4 of Chapter 4 of Title 27 of the O.C.G.A., relating to seafood, so as to provide for mariculture development; to amend Code Section 12-5-295 of the O.C.G.A., relating to applicability of activities in co...
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2019-03-05
To House Game, Fish & Parks Committee
GASB210IntroA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 15 of Article 6 of Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to miscellaneous provisions under the "Quality Basic Education Act," so as to provide for recess for students in k...
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2019-03-05
Senate Read Second Time
GASR293PassA RESOLUTION commending Charles "Bo" Bowen, Esquire, for his contributions to the entertainment industry of Georgia; and for other purposes.
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2019-03-05
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR277PassA RESOLUTION commending and congratulating Katerina Rozmajzl, Miss Georgia 2019; and for other purposes.
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2019-03-04
Senate Read and Adopted
GASB203IntroA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 2 of Chapter 3 of Title 9 of the O.C.G.A., relating to specific periods of limitation, so as to prohibit retroactive application of certain limitations of actions; to amend Code Section 9-10-5 of the O.C....
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2019-02-27
To Senate Judiciary Committee
GASB151IntroA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 31 of the O.C.G.A., relating to health, so as to provide for improvements in the state's health care system and coordination of state health related entities; to provide for legislative findings and declara...
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2019-02-22
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
GASB155IntroA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 1 of Chapter 12 of Title 51 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to general provisions regarding damages, so as to provide that in an action to recover damages from death or injury only act...
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2019-02-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
GASR225PassA RESOLUTION honoring the life and memory of James Harold Shepherd, Sr., cofounder of the Shepherd Center; and for other purposes.
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2019-02-22
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR215IntroA RESOLUTION honoring the life of Patrol Officer Anthony Christie and dedicating an interchange in his memory; and for other purposes.
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2019-02-21
To Senate Transportation Committee
GASB136IntroA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 10 of Title 15 of the O.C.G.A., relating to magistrate courts, so as to remove statutory requirements for officers and the executive committee of the Council of Magistrate Court Judges; to allow senior ma...
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2019-02-21
Senate Withdrawn Bill/Res Consideration
GASR216PassA RESOLUTION recognizing and commending STEM Academy; and for other purposes.
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2019-02-21
Senate Read and Adopted
GASB145IntroA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 33 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to insurance, so as to require insurers to develop selection standards for provider participation; to provide for definitions; to provide for tiered ne...
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2019-02-21
To Senate Insurance and Labor Committee
GASB123IntroA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 8 of Title 12 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to waste management, so as to eliminate the coal ash surcharge imposed by host local governments regarding municipal solid waste disposal ...
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2019-02-19
To Senate Natural Resources and the Environment Committee
GASR190PassA RESOLUTION commending the Emergency Management Association of Georgia and recognizing February 20, 2019, as Emergency Management Association Day at the state capitol; and for other purposes.
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2019-02-19
Senate Read and Adopted
GAHB29PassA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend an Act to incorporate the City of Skidaway Island, approved May 7, 2018 (Ga. L. 2018, p. 3784); to provide for compliance with constitutional requirements; to provide an effective date; to provide for related mat...
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2019-02-15
Effective Date
GASB98IntroA BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 2 of Title 21 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to elections and primaries generally, so as to authorize the use of ranked voting for runoffs by overseas citizens and military personnel;...
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2019-02-14
To Senate Ethics Committee
GASR139PassA RESOLUTION recognizing February 20, 2019, as Physician's Day at the state capitol and saluting the physicians of Georgia; and for other purposes.
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2019-02-12
Senate Read and Adopted
GASR121PassA RESOLUTION honoring the life and memory of David Sovchen; and for other purposes.
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2019-02-11
Senate Read and Adopted
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