Every week during the legislative season, our legislative liaison Scott Maxwell provides an update on bills related to public health. Find out what happened during the week ending March 6, 2020.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has assembled a statewide task force to manage the response to the coronavirus threat. The task force brings together subject-matter experts from the private and public sectors to advise on preventive measures, strategic deployment of resources, and more.
The Senate Labor and Insurance Committee approved SB 327 that modifies the requirement for businesses to provide break time and a private location for an employee who needs to express milk for her nursing child. The changes appeared to have support from both the business community and advocates for nursing mothers.
In recognition of the public health contributions of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists throughout our state, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has proclaimed March 11, 2020 “Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day” in Georgia.
The budget is still the big story coming out of the Georgia capitol. The Georgia House last week modified many of the cuts recommended by Governor Brian Kemp, including cuts to county health departments. The $27.4 million FY20 amended appropriations bill has been sent over to the Senate.
The GPHA Epidemiology Section, in partnership with the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Georgia Southern University, is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 1 p.m. entitled “Tips for a Successful Presentation.”
While the General Assembly was technically in recess last week, committees were still meeting to discuss proposed cuts to the Georgia budget. Get the details in this week’s Legislative Report from Scott Maxwell, our legislative liaison.
The General Assembly is in recess all this week for a “budget break” as legislators strategize for dealing with proposed cuts to mental health, county health departments and more.
This week’s legislative report includes information about a new sales tax on certain online purchases that will bring millions of dollars in increased revenue to the state. The report also outlines several legislative efforts to reduce the smoking and vaping rate in Georgia, especially among youth.
The deadline to submit a nomination for GPHA Section Awards has been extended until Friday, February 7, 5:00 pm. Nominations are now closed for the Sellers-McCroan Award.