Day 35: anti-immigrant HB125 rejected in the Senate. SB160 scheduled to be in House Committee Thursday March 21st 1:30pm CLOB 415
Wednesday 03/20/2013. Thirty-Fifth Day at the Georgia Legislative Session. Today, the Judiciary Non-Civil Committee of the Senate rejected HB125, which was added to the agenda of the committee late yesterday as we mentioned, giving clear preference to its SB160 as an alternative to fix the dreadful paperwork created for the HB87 two years ago. This is direct result of your calls, emails, petitions, and work in general to persuade the Senate to oppose HB125 in support of SB160. Congratulations for such a successful effort. However, the session is not over yet. As we mentioned before, now SB160 is on the hands of the same committee that altered HB125, and made it the dreadful bill we fought for these past weeks. An announcement for a meeting by this very same committee was released as soon as its Senate counterpart was done with HB125. As it can be imagined, SB160 is on the agenda. There is a no brainier that this is a direct reaction of the reject to HB125. The meeting is at 1:30pm at CLOB 415. Be ready for updates and upcoming calls of action of what comes out of this committee.
In case you are available, there is a press conference tomorrow Thursday 21st at 10am in Opposition to anti-immigrant Legislation in Georgia in the steps of the Capitol at Washington Street. Then you can have lunch and heat to the hearing of the House. Great job everybody, just 5 more legislative days, keep it up.