2015 Legislative Summary

Georgia’s 2015 Legislative Session is over, but its impact will be felt for some time.

The 18-member Senate Democratic Caucus entered this legislative term one member shy of its ability to block state constitutional amendments. While Democratic numbers haven’t allowed the caucus to block simple majority bills on the floor for some years, the Caucus has shown an ability to stand together to fight for improving legislation introduced by the Republican controlled legislature.

GA Senate Democrats Release Plan to Address Failing Schools

This week the Georgia Senate Democrats unveiled their counter to the Governor's School Takeover initiative. We unveiled SB 124, the "Unlocking the Promise" Community Schools Act. This legislation would create a grant program to establish UP Community Schools that would serve as comprehensive service delivery centers that offer academic, health care, and community involvement programs in addition to existing classroom instruction.

The text of the bill can be found here:

Georgia Senate Democratic Caucus 2015 Legislative Agenda

The Georgia Senate Democratic Caucus has introduced over 50 bills and resolutions to improve the lives of Georgians across the state. Their agenda includes legislation concerning the Economy, Education, Ethics, Elections, Healthcare, Women in the Workplace, Immigration & the effort to ensure that All Lives Matter. Click Read More to download a copy of the 2015 Legislative Agenda.

 

 

Senator Vincent Fort Hosts Public Hearing on Law Enforcement Reform Legislation

Join Georgia Senate Democratic Whip Vincent Fort for a Public Hearing on Law Enforcement Reform Legislation where he will discuss the "All Lives Matter" Legislative Package

When: January 22nd 2015, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Georgia State Capitol Room 450, Atlanta, GA 30334

Legislation to be Discussed:

  • No Knock Warrants
  • Police Body Cameras
  • Grand Jury Reform
  • Repealing Stand your Ground
  • Hate Crimes

Moving Georgia Forward

As the 2015 Georgia State General Assembly convenes for legislation this year, many thoughts are on the minds of Georgia’s citizens. But the main thought on everyone’s minds would have to be the thought of what comes next? What will be the key issues facing Georgia this year? And finally, what will be done to fix them?

Thompson Files Medical Marijuana Legislation - 'We have the opportunity to provide doctors with an additional tool'

Atlanta, Ga. - November 24, 2014 - Georgia State Senator Curt Thompson (D-Norcoss) today pre-filed legislation that would legalize medical marijuana, along with a separate measure that would legalize and regulate marijuana retail sales to adults.

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