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2014 GNA Legislative Wrap Up

Wednesday, April 2, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jeremy Arieh
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On Thursday, March 20, the Georgia General Assembly adjourned Sine Die to conclude one of the fastest legislative sessions in recent memory.  Lawmakers set a lightning quick schedule in 2014, so they could adjourn with time to fundraise in prep for the upcoming May 20 primaries.  Day 40 was marked by tension between leadership in the House and Senate on two major issues – the expansion of gun rights and legislation to allow the use of cannabis oil to treat children with certain seizure disorders.  Ultimately, a new gun bill passed both chambers (House Bill 60), while the medical marijuana bill died in the 11th hour after a House and Senate stalemate.  Governor Deal has announced he will explore ways to implement the use of cannabis oil treatment, along with mandating that insurance companies cover treatment of children with autism, using executive order.

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