Posts Tagged ‘legislative activity’

Another Bill Fails Due to GCCA Opposition Because Bill Failed to Include Pre-K

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) – Tabled for yet another year. Last-minute legislation trying to get a measure allowing casinos dies in committee this Crossover Day in Atlanta. Earlier in the legislative session, the Georgia Senate version of the casino bill also failed to make it out of committee. The opposition scrambled Friday morning after word that…

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No Pre-k Funding, GCCA Works to Block 2nd Casino Bill

Legislation that would have allowed casino gambling in Georgia is dead for the year, the bill’s sponsor told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Sen. Brandon Beach, R-Alpharetta, said he does not have the votes to get Senate Bill 79 out of the Senate Regulated Industries Committee. “I am not discouraged,” Beach said. “I will double down and…

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GCCA Works to Halt Bill that Would Expand Exemptions

GCCA lobbied against SB 24 which looked to expand exemptions for the youngest population of children. We worked with the bill sponsor and educated them about the safety concerns of this bill. The bill was pulled for further vote! Success! SB 24 (McKoon-29th) Bill to EXPAND exemptions from licensure ; nursery schools, playschools, kindergarten programs,…

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Early Ed and the 2017 Session

GCCA lobbying efforts are underway and busy with a host of bills that directly impact early care.  Our team has actively been meeting with bill sponsors, committee chairs and testifying where necessary to thwart unnecessary legislation!   SB 24 (McKoon-29th) Bill to EXPAND exemptions from licensure ; nursery schools, playschools, kindergarten programs, and other educational…

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