Last week, the Legislature was in recess all week; however, members were working all week on upcoming bills and attending budget hearings. This week, we completed days five through seven even with the predicted snow event on Tuesday. The House did convene in the afternoon of Day 6 though the Senate was not in session. Committee meetings began, but most of the meetings were formalities such as setting rules and introducing new members. Next week, committee meetings should begin focusing on reviewing/approving proposed bills.
Other bills that CBA is tracking:
HB 5 was introduced by Rep. Park Cannon (D), Atlanta. The bill would prohibit an employer from relying upon salary history information when making certain decisions about an applicant during the hiring process CBA will monitor this bill.
HB 42 was introduced by Rep. Scot Turner (R), Holly Springs. The bill would prohibit the professional licensing board from refusing to issue a license or suspending or revoking the license of a person who is in default of a student loan. CBA will monitor this bill.
HB 81 was introduced by Rep. Todd Jones (R), South Forsyth. The bill would prohibit certain restrictive covenants regarding information technology employees. CBA will monitor this bill.
SB 38 was introduced by Sen. William T. Ligon, Jr. (R), Brunswick. The bill deals with excluding certain types of filings from the electronic filing requirements of superior and state courts. The bill would allow individuals who are not attorneys to file such pleadings and documents in paper form. CBA will monitor this bill.
HB 116 will be introduced by Rep. Dewey McClain (D), Lawrenceville. The bill would increase the minimum wage rate from $5.15 to $15.00. CBA will monitor this bill.