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Saturday, 08 February 2014

February 8--  State Representative Greg Morris of Vidalia provides information on the current session of the state legislature in his "Capitol Report."

"Events at the State Capitol are moving at a rapid pace. We are on target for the fastest session in recent history.  With a session as fast-paced as this, it means I can’t get back home as much as I would like. Hopefully this communication helps you know what is going on. 

ImageAnna Bullard and her daughter Ava were in Atlanta as we continue to work to help families with autistic children by passing “Ava’s Law.”  I co-sponsored House Resolution 1222 to recognize Ava’s accomplishments by not just coping, but thriving with autism.  She and her family were warmly received by the members of the General Assembly. Ava is an inspiration to all and a hope to families across Georgia affected by autism.

Issues to watch over the next week are:

1)  Budget – As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I’ve been working with other members on the FY 2015 Budget.  Our goal is a balanced budget without raising taxes. Hopefully the budget will be ready for a vote this week.

2)    HB 875 – This bill would greatly increase the areas you would be allowed to carry a concealed weapon in Georgia. There have been questions raised about the mental health language in the bill.  The bill has been amended to help resolve this and I would ask my constituents to read the newest version and let me know your thoughts.  This bill has been endorsed by the NRA and Georgia Carry.

3)    HB 702 & HB 772 – My bills relating to the placement of the 10 Commandments on the Capitol grounds and drug testing for food stamp recipients are undergoing some changes and tweaks as I meet with other legislators and lawyers to produce the best version possible.  I expect to have committee hearings on both very soon 

Remember you can go to www.legis.ga.gov and watch committee hearings and floor debate live for the issues that matter to you. If you have questions on our fight to maintain conservative principles, you can email me at greg.morris@house.ga.gov. Please call me in Atlanta at 404-656-5115 or on my cell at 912-293-0725. I’m honored to represent you and your values at the Capitol.

 

 

 
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