PTA Legislative News

Relevant legislative news and information.

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  • PTA Legislative News Spring 2020

    • All Georgia voters should take the time to check their voter registration status.  You can check your voter status, find your polling location, and see your ballot at the My Voter Page (MVP) here.
    • If you care about an issue, you can make your voice heard by calling, emailing or writing your representatives.  The following are the names and contacts for your state representatives and congresswoman:

     

    State Senator for District 32 is Kay Kirkpatrick, Capitol Address: 110 - D State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334, Phone: (404) 656-0150 kay.kirkpatrick@senate.ga.gov.

     

    State Representative for District 45 is Matt Dollar Capitol Address: 401-K State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 Phone: (404) 656-5138, (404) 656-5139.

     

    US Congress for the 6th District is Lucy McBath.  Go to https://mcbath.house.gov/

     

    • Here are the State Bills the Georgia PTA is tracking.  Please consider contacting your representative to give your opinion.

     

    1. Georgia PTA supports SB 367 which reduces the number of required milestone state assessments.
    2. Georgia PTA opposes SB 386 which would expand special needs student vouchers.  The PTA opposes vouchers in any form.
    3. SB 298; SB 375; HB 809; HB 909; HB 864; SR 435:  Georgia PTA supports these bills relating to the regulation and taxation of nicotine and vaping products and raises the age to purchase these products from 18 to 21.
    4. Georgia PTA supports HB 783/SB 343 raising the compulsory age of attendance from 16 to 17.

    Check out this great newsletter from the Georgia Legislative Committee explaining how laws are made in Georgia and how your voice can be heard by your representatives.

    For more information please contact your Legislative Chair, Susan Floyd, through her website at http://susanfloydlaw.com/.

 

ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE

  1. Express your opinion to your county commissioner.  Here is how to locate your county commissioner.
  2. Attend a Board Meeting.  The schedule for the Board of Commissioner meetings are here.

 

Also, see below for other great legislative resources.

 

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