|SB 85 will now return to the Senate as the House modified the original bill. It will be up to our Senate to “agree” or “disagree” (I expect an agree, and certainly hope for one). Assuming they agree to the changes, the bill proceeds to Governor Deal’s desk for signature.
Another favorite highlight of the week for me was the announcement that the Millennial Action Project (MAP) out of Washington DC has tapped Rep. Dar’shun Kendrick (D-Lithonia) and me to co-chair a Georgia “Future Caucus” of legislators under 40 years of age. The caucus will focus on bipartisan approaches to legislation affecting the future of our state. In sister states they’ve tacked everything from ride-sharing programs like Uber and Lyft to red tape in the way of potential entrepreneurs. As Georgia becomes the 17th state to start a Future Caucus, I’m excited to say that it centers on one principal I have always held dear: Partisanship should never get in the way of good policy.
The House will reconvene on Monday and will be in session Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Then the following week we’re in on Tuesday and Thursday for Sine Die (our final day in session). Just two weeks left, ladies and gentlemen! Don’t forget that you can track my votes via my legislative tracker and on Twitter. You can also keep up with other legislative updates by following me on Facebook or my website.
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Go make it an Outstanding weekend!