Taylor Votes: HB 751 – The Fiscal Year 2017 Budget

Tom’s vote: YES The FY 2016 Budget is set by a revenue estimate of $23.7 billion. While, in nominal terms, this budget is the largest ever proposed, in reality, FY 2017 per capita spending under this budget – when adjusted for inflation and population growth – is on par with…

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Taylor Votes: HB 34 – The Georgia Right to Try Act

Tom’s vote:  YES The Georgia Right to Try Act grants some terminally ill patients faster access to investigational drugs that have passed phase one in the three-phase FDA drug approval process. The bill only grants access to investigational drugs, biological products, or devices for eligible patients with terminal illnesses whose…

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Taylor Votes: HB 727 – Fireworks Regulation

Tom’s vote:  YES HB 727 regulates where and when fireworks can be exploded. This bill makes it unlawful to explode fireworks within five yards of an overhead obstruction or across or into a public road. Fireworks may not be used in close proximity to electric plants, waste water treatment plants,…

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Taylor Votes: HB 768 – The ABLE Program

Tom’s vote: YES HB 768 establishes the Georgia ABLE Program (‘Georgia Achieving a Better Life Experience’), modeled after education savings plans under Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code, whereby disabled individuals can save private funds in tax-exempt accounts to pay for qualified disability expenses without becoming ineligible for Medicaid…

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Taylor Votes: SB 18 – Rewarding our Veterans in Education

Tom’s vote:  YES SB 18 requires the Technical College System of Georgia to establish policies for granting academic credit to active duty military or veteran students for college-level learning acquired prior to their enrollment. Training and experience from military service must be substantially related to the coursework credit given by…

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