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2015-2016 Regular Session - SB 275
Local Government; governing body shall not adopt policy that has effect of preventing free exercise of the right of freedom of speech by the members
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 80 of Title 36 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to general provisions regarding counties, municipal corporations, and other governmental entities, so as to provide that the governing body of any county, consolidated government, or municipality; local board of education; or any other governmental entity shall not adopt or maintain any policy, rule, or other provision that has the effect of preventing the free exercise of the right of freedom of speech by the members of the governing body and the ability of members of the governing body to discuss freely the policies and actions of such entity; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Jul/01/2016 - Effective Date
Apr/26/2016 - Act 352
Apr/26/2016 - Senate Date Signed by Governor
Mar/31/2016 - Senate Sent to Governor
Mar/24/2016 - Senate Agreed House Amend or Sub
Mar/22/2016 - House Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Mar/22/2016 - House Third Readers
Mar/10/2016 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Feb/24/2016 - House Second Readers
Feb/23/2016 - House First Readers
Feb/22/2016 - Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Feb/22/2016 - Senate Third Read
Feb/11/2016 - Senate Read Second Time
Feb/10/2016 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Jan/21/2016 - Senate Read and Referred
Jan/20/2016 - Senate Hopper
03/22/2016 Modified Structured Rule; 3/24/2016 Senate Agreed to House Substitute
Mar/24/2016 - Senate Vote #800Yea(45)Nay(1)NV(9)
Mar/22/2016 - House Vote #790Yea(138)Nay(33)NV(3)
Feb/22/2016 - Senate Vote #476Yea(52)Nay(1)NV(1)
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