Category Archives: State Rep. Jay Powell

Georgia House Committee Amends Religious Freedom Bill

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(APN) ATLANTA — Yesterday, Thursday, March 26, 2015, the House Judiciary Civil Committee voted to amend SB 129, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) bill, to expressly state that eradicating discrimination is a compelling government interest, thus prohibiting religious freedom being used as a justification for discrimination.   LGBTQI equality advocates celebrated the amendment, introduced by State Rep. Mike Jacobs […]

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Bill to Restrict Early Voting in Georgia Passes House Committee (UPDATE 1)

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(APN) ATLANTA — A Georgia House subcommittee and committee have both voted to approve a bill, HB 194, that would reduce early voting from 21 days to 12 days.   The Governmental Affairs Committee voted yesterday, Wednesday, February 11, 2015, to approve the bill.   The Election Subcommittee vited Monday, February 09, five to one to approve HB 194. ┬áState […]

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Georgia Third Party Ballot Access Bill Passes House Committee

  (APN) ATLANTA — HB 949, a bill that would slightly reduce the number of petition signatures required by an independent or third party candidate running for office in Georgia, has passed the Georgia House Committee on Governmental Affairs. While the bill would not change the percentages required for independent and third party candidates running for office statewide or locally–that […]

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