In this blog post, I share highlights from week 6 of the 2019 legislative session. You can find out about more bills the House is working on by following the Georgia House of Representatives on Facebook and Twitter.
House Bill 59: Supporting Service Members and their Families – Education Committee
HB 59, sponsored by Rep. Dave Belton (district 112), would allow parents or guardians on active military duty to pre-enroll children into school when official military orders require them to transfer into or within Georgia. Children will be able to enroll in the same way as residents within the school system – in the public school of the student’s attendance zone or in a public school in a school system in which the military base or off-base housing is located.
House Bill 158: Assisting Citizens with HIV/AIDS – Health and Human Services Committee
HB 158, sponsored by Rep. Deborah Silcox (district 52), states that persons on Medicaid or the AIDS Drug Assistance Program formulary for HIV/AIDS medications will be able to stay on their regimen even if their economic status changes. Each HIV/AIDS patient costs Medicaid $338,000. However, untreated cases would cost Medicaid $1.79 million per patient. This bill emphasizes the importance of HIV/AIDS treatment following a single-tablet regimen format. Studies show that patients are more likely to follow this regimen.
House Resolution 37: Georgia Commission on Freight and Logistics
HB 37, sponsored by Rep. Kevin Tanner (district 9), creates the Georgia Commission on Freight and Logistics. This commission would study and decide the best course of action for the future funding and policy development of the freight and logistics industries.
Thank you for visiting my blog to learn about what your representatives are working on for the state of Georgia. As the General Assembly works to pass more legislation, don’t hesitate to reach out to me with questions and concerns. Please return to my blog next week for more updates on this year’s session.
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