GEORGIA CHAPTER PLATFORM LEGISLATION STATUS—4-15-15
Update on Alzheimer's-Related Issues in Georgia General Assembly; Update on Federal Legislation
We wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU to each of you who has taken action on one of our alerts this year, or joined us at the Capitol to work the '"rope line,'" or joined us at Alzheimer's Awareness Day at the Georgia State Capitol. Your VOICE means so much when you reach out to your legislators to ask them to take action. So, take pride in the work that we accomplished during the 2015 Georgia Legislative Session this year--it would not have happened without you!
However, it is just as important to say THANK YOU to our legislators as it is to ask them for their support. So, for one final time this year, we are asking you to help us thank our Georgia legislators for their support of Georgians living with Alzheimer's and their families, by helping to ensure their safety, quality planning with them--not just for them, support services, and continuing to support the implementation of the Georgia Alzheimer's and Related Dementias State Plan. For this reason, we ask you to help us to thank every Georgia legislator one last time. Please write a hand-written "thank-you" note to
Please go to the House or Senate listing of the individual representative or senator, and click on their name to find his/her mailing address:
If you do not know who your state senator and state representative are, please go to: act.alz.org/findarep, and enter your e-mail address, zip+4, or home address.
UPDATE ON GEORGIA LEGISLATION:
To find the final copy of any of these bills as passed, go to the Georgia General Assembly home page: www.legis.ga.gov. On the top left-hand side of the vertical menu bar down the left-hand side of the page, determine whether the document you wish to look up is a bill or a resolution, and in which chamber it began. Then,
About the Governor’s Consideration: Signing, Not Signing, or Vetoing a Bill— Following Sine Die, the midnight adjournment of the Georgia General Assembly on the last day of each year’s legislative session, the Governor may take the following actions on any bill:
Interested in looking up Federal or State Legislation? These two sites will help:
For Federal Legislation:
For Georgia Legislation:
To check the status of a bill in the Georgia Legislature, or to see a photo of your GA state senator or GA state representative, go to: www.legis.state.ga.us. On the left-hand menu bar, click on "Search Legislation" to find a specific bill. On the same menu bar, click on "Picture Book," to find a photo of your legislator. It sometimes takes a little time for the picture book to be updated during the first year of the two-year session.