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10th of April 2018

2018 Legislative Session Wrap Up

Sine Die was March 29, 2018 – Here’s What Happened: Please note that, while uncommon, all passed bills are subject to veto by the Governor. The Governor has 40 days to sign or veto legislation after the session ends. If he fails to sign or veto, the bill then becomes law on the effective date […]

HMHB Staff

26th of March 2018

Keeping Current @ the Capitol: Week of March 26, 2018

Here’s the latest at the Capitol: NEW UPDATES SB 314 –¬†Consumer Coverage and Protection for Out-of-Network Care Act (Chuck Hufsteler, R-Sandy Springs): This act will establish standards for carriers and health care providers with regard to payment under a managed care plan in the provision of emergency medical care. This bill will provide disclosures for […]

HMHB Staff

19th of March 2018

Keeping Current @ the Capitol: Week of March 19, 2018

Here’s the latest at the Capitol: ONGOING UPDATES HB 769 – Micro Hospitals, Rural Recommendations (Rick Jasperse, R-Jasper): A comprehensive bill to implement the recommendations of the rural hospital coalition committee. This includes the rural hospital tax credit, streamlining and creating efficiencies, establishing micro hospitals, establishing physicians incentives for rural practice, creating a powerful innovation […]


12th of March 2018

Keeping Current @ the Capitol: Week of March 12, 2018

Here’s the latest at the Capitol: NEW UPDATES HB 184 – Georgia Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (Park Cannon, D-Atlanta) This bill would have provided reasonable accommodations to job applicants and employees for circumstances related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related conditions. It also would have provided for a civil cause of action for unfair employment practices. […]

HMHB Staff

5th of March 2018

Keeping Current @ the Capitol: Week of March 5, 2018

Crossover Day was last Wednesday. Here’s what happened. Thanks to You, We Stopped Tobacco Products From Harming More Infants & Mothers in Georgia!   NEW UPDATES HB 877 – Modified Risk Tobacco (Chad Nimmer, R-Blackshear) A bill to cut the tobacco tax in half for so called “modified risk” tobacco products has passed the House […]


26th of February 2018

Keeping Current @ the Capitol: Week of February 26, 2018

ACTION ALERT:¬† HB 877 – Modified Risk Tobacco (Chad Nimmer, R-Blackshear) A bill to cut the tobacco tax in half for so called “modified risk” tobacco products has passed the House Ways and Means committee and is now in the Rules committee awaiting a vote on the House Floor. Health advocates agree that this is […]


20th of February 2018

HMHB Honors 3 Legislators with Wilen Award

HMHB Honors 3 Legislators with Charlotte Wilen Advocate of the Year Award Tuesday, February 20, 2018, Atlanta GA: Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia is proud to announce the winners of the Charlotte Wilen Advocate of the Year Award. We will be honoring three incredible lawmakers who made positive impact in the 2017 legislative […]


12th of February 2018

Keeping Current @ The Capitol: Week of February 12, 2018

HB 382 – Place the Georgia Commission on Women Under Department of Public Health (Jimmy Pruett, R-Eastman) This bill would place the Georgia Commission on Women (GCW) under the purview of the Department of Public Health. The Georgia General Assembly along with Gov. Zell Miller created the GCW in 1992. The mission of the Commission […]

Advocacy Committee

6th of February 2018

Keeping Current @ The Capitol: Week of February 6, 2018

Keeping Current @ the Capitol: The Advocacy Bulletin for Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia Legislative Calendar 2018 The schedule for the remainder of the legislative session has been set. Crossover day – the day that legislation must move from one chamber to the other in order to be considered in 2018 – will […]

Advocacy Committee

29th of January 2018

Keeping Current @ the Capitol Week of January 29, 2018

Keeping Current @ the Capitol: The Advocacy Bulletin for Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia And We’re Back! After a very short week due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and three consecutive days of State closure, the Georgia General Assembly went back in session on Monday, January 22. Budget hearings for State […]