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8th of November 2019

Keeping Current @ the Capitol: Maternal Mortality Study Committee, Meeting Three

The third convening of the House Maternal Mortality Study Committee (MMSC) was held November 7 at 1:00-3:00PM. The MMSC is chaired by Chairwoman Sharon Cooper (Marietta) and Chairman Mark Newton (Augusta). Legislative members of the MMSC include Representatives Chuck Efstration (Dacula), Deborah Silcox (Sandy Springs), Darlene Taylor (Thomasville), Carolyn Hugley (Columbus), and Valencia Stovall (Forest […]


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HMHBGA Staff

5th of November 2019

HMHBGA 2020 Legislative & Policy Agenda

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia (HMHBGA) is excited to announce the release of our 2020 Legislative & Policy Agenda. HMHMBGA is dedicated to working with key stakeholders and policymakers to promote sound maternal and infant health policies. During the 2019 legislative session we collaborated with partners and stakeholders to successfully advocate for the […]


18th of October 2019

Keeping Current @ the Capitol: Maternal Mortality Study Committee, Meeting Two

The second convening of the House Maternal Mortality Study Committee (MMSC) was held October 17 at 1:00PM. The MMSC is chaired by Chairwoman Sharon Cooper (Marietta) and Chairman Mark Newton (Augusta). Legislative members of the MMSC include Representatives Chuck Efstration (Dacula), Deborah Silcox (Sandy Springs), Darlene Taylor (Thomasville), Carolyn Hugley (Columbus), and Valencia Stovall (Forest […]


20th of September 2019

Keeping Current @ the Capitol: Maternal Mortality Study Committee, Meeting 1

The House Maternal Mortality Study Committee (MMSC) convened for the first time September 19, 2019 from 1-3 PM. The MMSC is chaired by Chairwoman Sharon Cooper (Marietta) and Representative Mark Newton (Augusta). Legislative members of the MMSC include Representatives Chuck Efstration (Dacula), Deborah Silcox (Sandy Springs), Darlene Taylor (Thomasville), Carolyn Hugley (Columbus), and Valencia Stovall […]

HMHBGA Staff

3rd of April 2019

2019 Legislative Session Wrap Up

Sine Die was April 2, 2019 – Here’s What Happened: After months of committee meetings, heated debates, and quiet resolutions, the 2019 Georgia legislative session came to a close this week. Please note that, while uncommon, all passed bills are subject to veto by the Governor. The Governor has 40 days to sign or veto […]


27th of March 2019

Keeping Current @ The Capitol: Week of March 25th

Week of March 25, 2019: With the last day of the General Assembly on April 2, 2019, this is the last full week of the legislative session. Policymakers will be working hard to get their bills through Committees in the opposite chamber and to the chamber floor before next Tuesday. Some bills that have amendments […]


20th of March 2019

Keeping Current @ The Capitol: Week of March 18th

Week of March 18, 2019: Charles Johnson Receives Senate Proclamation Today, HMHB Program Advisory Committee member, 2017 Wetzel Award Winner and maternal mortality advocate received a proclamation in his honor delivered by Senators Burt Jones (R-25th) and Freddie Powell Sims (D-12th). “I am here as a guest, but I am also here to respectfully demand […]


14th of March 2019

Keeping Current @ The Capitol: Week of March 11th

Week of March 11, 2019: What Happened on Crossover Day? Last Thursday, March 7, was Crossover Day – the last day of the session where a bill must pass from one chamber to the next if it is to be considered during the current legislative session. Below is a breakdown of what moved forward and […]


4th of March 2019

Keeping Current @ The Capitol: Week of March 4th

Week of March 4, 2019: Thursday is Crossover Day! Thursday, March 7, 2019, is Crossover Day! This is the last day that a bill originating in one chamber must pass so that it can go over to the other chamber for consideration. For example, a House bill must go through committee and be passed by […]


26th of February 2019

Keeping Current @ The Capitol: Week of February 25th

Week of February 25, 2019: Certificate of Need Reform Moves After Hearing Yesterday HB 198 (Matt Hatchett, R-Dublin) was approved by a 10-4 vote in the special House committee on health care access yesterday. This was after contentious testimony from a number of healthcare groups last week on how dramatic changes to the Certificate of […]