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Your Action is Needed Now! The Month of March is Critical to Deciding the Status of Bills

March 03, 2021 6:18 AM | Anonymous
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The Georgia Legislature has scheduled Crossover Day on Monday, March 8, and Sine Die on Wednesday, March 31

Crossover day is the last day that a bill can be passed in the Senate and sent to the House or passed in the House and sent to the Senate. Bills that fail to get a floor vote by Crossover Day generally would not be passed this year. Sine Die is the final date for a bill to be passed by both chambers before being sent to the governor’s desk for approval or veto.


Here are updates of bills that ICM is tracking:


House Bill 272-Raise the Age Bill, would expand Juvenile Court jurisdiction to include 17-year-olds who have not committed serious crimes.

NOTE: Raise the Age bill is stuck in the rules committee... If it doesn't get a vote by MONDAY, it will get tabled and sat aside once again.

This bill is still in the House. CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TO BRING HB 272 TO THE HOUSE FLOOR FOR A VOTE BY THE FULL HOUSE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

House Bill 72-New Mothers Medicaid Expansion Act, would extend pregnancy Medicaid for women up one year postpartum.

This bill is still in the House. CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TO BRING HB 72 TO THE HOUSE FLOOR FOR A VOTE BY THE FULL HOUSE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. 

Senate Bill 33-would provide a cause of action against perpetrators for victims of human trafficking.

This bill was passed in the Senate and is now in the House. CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TO BRING SB 33 TO THE HOUSE FLOOR FOR A VOTE BY THE FULL HOUSE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

Senate Bill 34-would provide that victims of human trafficking may petition for name change under seal.

This bill was passed in the Senate and is now in the House. CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TO BRING SB 34 TO THE HOUSE FLOOR FOR A VOTE BY THE FULL HOUSE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

House Bill 163-Medicaid Express Lane Eligibility Bill, would allow the state to use data from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to identify and enroll uninsured children who are already eligible for Medicaid. 
This bill was passed in the House and is now in the Senate. CONTACT YOUR SENATOR TO BRING HB 163 TO THE SENATE FLOOR FOR A VOTE BY THE FULL SENATE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

House Bill 120- Georgia Resident In-State Tuition Act, would allow DACA students to qualify for in-state tuition for the University System of Georgia and the Technical College System of Georgia.

This bill is still in the House. CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TO BRING HB 120 TO THE HOUSE FLOOR FOR A VOTE BY THE FULL HOUSE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

House Bill 307-Georgia Telehealth Act, expands existing law to make it easier for health care providers to offer telemedicine services from home including by telephone and to allow patients to receive care at their home, workplace, or school. Insurers could not require that specific platforms to be used to deliver care or set separate deductibles for telemedicine services.

This bill has passed the House and is now in the Senate. CONTACT YOUR SENATOR TO BRING HB 307 TO THE SENATE FLOOR FOR A VOTE BY THE FULL SENATE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

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