The first prisoners of war were moved to Andersonville on February 25, 1864.
The United States Congress pass the Legal Tender Act on February 25, 1862, allowing the government to pay its bills with paper money it printed.
In 1867, the first Reconstruction Act was passed by a Republican-dominated U.S. Congress, dividing the South into five military districts and granting suffrage to all male citizens, regardless of race. A politically mobilized African American community joined with white allies in the Southern states to elect the Republican party to power, which in turn brought about radical changes across the South. By 1870, all the former Confederate states had been readmitted to the Union, and most were controlled by the Republican Party, thanks in large part to the support of African American voters.
On January 20, 1870, Hiram R. Revels was elected by the Mississippi legislature to fill the Senate seat once held by Jefferson Davis, the former president of the Confederacy. On February 25, two days after Mississippi was granted representation in Congress for the first time since it seceded in 1861, Revels was sworn in.
On February 25, 1876, the first Georgia state law against abortion was passed.
On February 25, 1999, Johnny Isakson was sworn into Congress from the Sixth District, a seat vacated by the resignation of then-Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.
Under the Gold Dome Today
As of the time of this writing, the House and Senate plan to convene today at 10 AM for Legislative Day 22 and to convene on Thursday for LD 23.
Governor Deal has declared a state of emergency beginning at 2 PM today for 50 counties, including Fulton, where the State Capitol is located.
Gov. Nathan Deal this evening ordered state government offices in the affected areas to close at noon [today] and declared a state of emergency for disaster preparedness starting at 2 p.m.
This may affect legislative committee meetings scheduled today and we won’t attempt to prognosticate whether Session will be changed from tomorrow.
|8:00am – 9:00am||House Appropriations Committee – 341 cap|
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||Senate Rules Upon Adjournment – 450 cap|
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||House Interstate Cooperation – 415 clob|
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||House Academic Innovations Sub of Education – 403 cap|
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||Senate Public Safety Committee – 310 clob|
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||Senate Insurance & Labor Committee – 125 cap|
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||Senate Education & Youth Committee – 307 clob|
|2:00pm – 2:30pm||House Elections Sub of Govtal Affairs – 406 clob|
|2:00pm – 3:00pm||House Retirement Committee – 515 clob|
|2:00pm – 3:00pm||House Defense & Vets Affairs – 415 clob|
|2:00pm – 3:00pm||Senate Finance Committee – mezz 1|
|2:00pm – 3:00pm||House State Properties Committee – 403 cap|
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||Senate State Institutions & Property – 125 cap|
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||Senate Judiciary Non Civil – 307 clob|
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||Senate Transportation Committee – 450 cap|
|3:00pm – 5:00pm||House Fleming Sub of Judiciary Civil – 403 cap|
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||Senate Regulated Industries & Utilities – 310 clob|
|4:00pm – 5:00pm|
Senate Rules Calendar Unavailable
House Rules Calendar
Modified Structured Rule
HB 59 – State tort claims; waiver of sovereign immunity for declaratory judgment or injunctive relief; provide (Substitute)(Judy-Willard-51st)
HB 85 – Alcoholic beverages; sale or furnishing to patients or inmates of Central State Hospital and sale or possession near or upon the grounds; change certain provisions (RegI-Harrell-106th)(AM# 36 0490)
HB 211 – Controlled substances; Schedule I, III, and IV; change certain provisions (JudyNC-Broadrick-4th)
HB 261 – Alcoholic beverages; sale during certain times on Sunday in commercial service airports owned or operated by a municipal governing authority; provide (Substitute)(RegI-Harrell-106th)
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