Sen. John Albers: This Week Under the Gold Dome

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Sen. John Albers: This Week Under the Gold Dome

Your Georgia Desk

From Senator John Albers

John Albers

This Week Under the Gold Dome

The 2015 Legislative Session has been off to a quick start with more than 100 Senate Resolutions having been read and adopted and more that 70 Senate Bills being read on the senate floor. This week has been very exciting for me.

On January 26, SR 42 was presented to and adopted by the General Assembly as we recognized members of the Georgia National Guard for their unwavering commitment to our nation’s freedom. This came at a very special time in my family’s life, as my oldest son, Will, left for basic training that same day.  I cannot begin to express how proud I am of not only my son, but of all the men and women who put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe at home.

I was honored to stand in front of my colleagues and friends to present SR 56, commending January 28, 2015 as Autism Awareness Day. I was joined by Ava Bullard, the inspiration behind Ava’s Law, who visited the chamber to voice her concerns about Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). She encouraged all of the legislators to vote “yes” on Senate Bill 1, a bill which will provide up to $35,000 in insurance coverage for children six years and under who have ASD.

The Senate celebrated a bi-partisan victory on Thursday as we unanimously passed SB 1. If you support this legislation, I strongly encourage you to reach out to your representatives and urge them to vote ‘Yes’. This legislation will ensure children and families affected by ASD will be able to receive the care and support they need.

 

I was very excited to have Kendall Sullivan as my Page on the senate floor on Tuesday as well.

This session promises to be full of important legislation and I will keep you updated on bills passing through the Senate as they do. I am honored to represent District 56 at the Capitol. Please feel free to contact my office at any time to talk about pending legislation or address other concerns in our district – my door and phone lines are always open!

 

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