Category: SEC Primary

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Feb

Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections for February 18, 2016

Alexander Stephens, who was born in Crawfordville, Taliaferro County, Georgia, was inaugurated as Vice President of the Confederate States of America on February 18, 1861. Stephens graduated from Franklin College, later known as the University of Georgia, and served in the Georgia legislature. Stephens opposed Georgia’s secession. One year later, Georgia’s delegation to the Confederate Congress, numbering ten members, was sworn in.

Ina Dillard was born on February 18, 1868 in Oglethorpe County Georgia. She married Richard Russell, who served on the Georgia Court of Appeals and as Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court. Their son, Richard B. Russell, Jr., would be elected to the Georgia House of Representatives, where he served as Speaker and became the youngest Governor of Georgia in the 20th Century. In 1932 he ran for United States Senate and was elected.

In 1936, Russell was elected to his first full term in the Senate over former Governor Eugene Talmadge. In 1952, Russell ran for the Democratic nomination for President and he was an early mentor for Lyndon B. Johnson, who later served as President. Russell served on the Warren Commission that investigated the assassination of President Kennedy.

Russell served as Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee for many years. Russell was an acknowledged leader within the Senate, and especially among Southern members, and he led much of the opposition to civil rights legislation and the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Under the Gold Dome

SENATE COMMITTEE MEETINGS

12:00 PM RULES – UPON ADJOURNMENT 450 CAP

1:00 PM INSURANCE AND LABOR 450 CAP

1:00 PM Finance Subcommittee B 328 CLOB

2:00 PM JUDICIARY 307 CLOB

3:00 PM JUDICIARY NON-CIVIL 307 CLOB

3:00 PM TRANSPORTATION 125 CAP

4:00 PM Rules Subcommittee 125 CAP

4:00 PM NATURAL RES & ENV’T 450 CAP

HOUSE COMMITTEE MEETINGS

7:30 AM APPROPRIATIONS 341 CAP

8:00 AM Juvenile Justice Efstration Sub 406 CLOB

8:00 AM W&M Public Finance and Policy Sub 133 CAP

9:00 AM RULES 341 CAP

1:00 PM Pak Sub Judiciary Non-Civil 606 CLOB

2:00 PM BUDGET & FISCAL AFFAIRS OVERSIGHT 506 CLOB

2:00 PM MOTOR VEHICLES 406 CLOB

2:00 PM SMALL BUSINESS 515 CLOB

2:00 PM TRANSPORTATION – Canceled 506 CLOB

2:00 PM JUDICIARY CIVIL 132 CAP

3:00 PM Judiciary Civil Caldwell Sub 132 CAP

3:00 PM Regulations Sub 406 CLOB

4:00 PM BANKS & BANKING 506 CLOB

4:00 PM Telecommunications Sub 403 CAP

4:00 PM Professions-Boards-Commissions Sub 406 CLOB

SENATE RULES CALENDAR

SB 277 – Protecting Georgia Small Businesses Act; neither a franchise/franchisee employee shall be deemed employee of franchisor (I&L – Albers)

SB 309 – Education; high school that receives state funding cannot participate in athletic association which prohibits religious expression on clothing of student athletes (ED&Y – Stone)

SB 314 – Nurses; advanced nursing practices; revise certain provisions; provide for changes to roles and definitions (H&HS – Unterman)

SB 329 – Education; expand provisions relating to awarding of high school diplomas based on certain dual credit coursework (H ED – Tippins)

HOUSE RULES CALENDAR

Open Rule

HB 676 Accountability, Change Management, and Process Improvement Act of 2015; enact (Substitute)(GAff-Brockway-102nd)

HB 876 Animals; license and surety requirements of livestock dealers and market operators; update (A&CA-Pirkle-155th)

Modified Open Rule

HB 777 School buses; drivers use cellular telephones in similar manner as a twoway radio; allow (Substitute)(PS&HS-Dudgeon-25th)

HB 826 Medical practice; physicians; provide for certain requirements for advertisement or publication of representations of board certification
(Substitute)(H&HS-Price-48th)

HB 879 Elementary and secondary education; seal of biliteracy for high school graduates with a high level of proficiency in one or more foreign languages in addition to English; provide (ED&T-Taylor-79th)

Modified Structured Rule

HB 745 Public property; extend automatic repeals of certain provisions relating to writing off small amounts due to the state; provisions (B&FAO-Ehrhart-36th)

HB 772 Elections; advanced voting with regard to Saturday voting; revise period of time (GAff-Clark-147th)

HB 783 Controlled substances; Schedules I and IV; change certain provisions (Substitute)(H&HS-Broadrick-4th)

HB 847 Crimes and offenses; fraud in obtaining public assistance; redesignate and revise Code Sections (JudyNC-Clark-98th)

HB 927 “Appellate Jurisdiction Reform Act of 2016″; enact (Substitute) (Judy-Coomer-14th)

Legislation & Local

The State House Committee on Interstate Cooperation recommended that the full House “do pass” House Bill 929, to enact the “Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote.” Continue Reading..