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2015 Study Committees

Study committees are those that have been appointed, or selected to perform a specific task or study a specific issue. As Senate Study Committees examine various issues, reports are released which include any findings, recommendations, or legislative proposals a committee deems appropriate.

Joint Study Committees, Commissions, and Authorities

SR 26 Coastal Greenway Joint Study Committee

Senate Appointments:
Sen. William Ligon, Co-Chair
Sen. Ben Watson
Sen. Ross Tolleson
Sen. Lester Jackson

Committee Documents:

HB 170 Special Joint Committee on Revenue Structure

Senate Appointments:
Sen. David Shafer
Sen. Bill Cowsert
Sen. Steve Henson
Sen. Judson Hill
Sen. Michael Williams
Sen. Jack Hill
Sen. Emanuel Jones

Committee Documents:

HR 395 Georgia-Alabama Joint Study Committee

Senate Appointments:
Sen. Freddie Powell Sims
Sen. Jeff Mullis
Sen. Ed Harbison
Sen. Dean Burke
Sen. Chuck Hufstetler

Committee Documents:

Senate Study Committees

SR 487 Preventing Youth Substance Use Disorders Senate Study Committee

Senate Appointments:
Sen. Renee Unterman, Chair
Sen. Josh McKoon
Sen. Fran Millar
Sen. Gloria Butler

Committee Documents:
SR 487 Extension

Sept 15 GA Council on Substance Abuse

Sept 15 Office of Behavioral Health Presentation

Sept 15 Dept. of Education Presentation

Nov 10 CEPTA, Inc. - Dr. Mancini

Nov 10 SBIRT at Grady Health - Marci Tribble

Nov 10 Mercy Care Behavioral Health Screening

Nov 10 GA Council on Substance Abuse Policy Brief

Nov 10 SAMHSA Grant - Dr. McKinnon

Nov 10 Results of GA Basics SBIRT Initiative - Dr. Johnson

Nov 10 NAPNPS & Cobb Community Coalition - Laura Searcy

Nov 10 History of SBIRT - Dr. Seale

SR 494 Effect on Georgia of Normalization of Relations with Cuba Senate Study Committee

Senate Appointments:
Sen. David Lucas, Chair
Sen. John Wilkinson
Sen. Mike Dugan
Sen. Frank Ginn
Sen. Michael Rhett

Committee Documents:
World Affairs Council Atlanta Presentation

Aug 11 GA Dept. of Economic Development Presentation

SR 560 Women's Adequate Healthcare Senate Study Committee

Senate Appointments:
Sen. Renee Unterman, Chair
Sen. Greg Kirk
Sen. Dean Burke
Sen. Nan Orrock

Committee Documents:
SR 560 Extension

Sept 14 GA OBGyn Society Presentation

Oct 26 GA Maternal Health Infant Research Group - Dr. Zertuche

Oct 26 GRU Current Status of OB in GA - Dr. Brown

Oct 26 GRU GAcorp Re-entry Program - Dr. Ray

Nov 9 DPH Czukas Regional Perinatal Centers

Nov 9 Georgia OBGyn Society Presentation

Nov 9 Emory Mary Jane Lewitt Nurse-Midwifery Education

Nov 9 Emory GME - Dr. Zaidan

Nov 9 GA ACNM Testimony

Nov 9 GRU Lucy Marion APRN Education

SR 561 Consumer and Provider Protection Act Senate Study Committee

Senate Appointments:
Sen. Dean Burke, Chair
Sen. Renee Unterman
Sen. Charlie Bethel
Sen. Burt Jones

Senate Citizen Appointments:
Manoj Shah, M.D.
Richard Smith, DDS
Mr. John Crew
Ms. Angela Waller
Ms. Cindy Zeldin
Mr. Richard Novak

Committee Documents:
Consumer and Provider Protection Act FAQ

Consumer and Provider Protection Act Summary

Consumer and Provider Act Analysis - Sen. Research

NAIC - Health Benefit Plan Network Access & Adequacy Model Act

NAIC Network Adequacy Model Act Summary

Dr. Wixon Testimony

Sept 14 Medical Association of GA Presentation

Sept 14 GA Dental Association Testimony - Fatimot Ladipo

Sept 14 GA Dental Association Testimony - Dr. Torbush

Nov 9 America's Health Insurance Plans Testimony

Nov 9 Families USA Testimony - Claire McAndrew

Nov 9 American College of Physicians Testimony - Dr. Shah

SR 564 School Construction Senate Study Committee

Senate Appointments:
Sen. Ellis Black, Chair
Sen. Lindsey Tippins
Sen. Freddie Powell Sims
Sen. Mike Dugan
Sen. Chuck Hufstetler

Committee Documents:

SR 594 Rate of Diagnosis for Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Senate Study Committee

Senate Appointments:
Sen. Renee Unterman, Chair
Sen. Josh McKoon
Sen. Gloria Butler
Sen. Fran Millar

Committee Documents:

SR 594 Extension

SR 609 Annexation, Deannexation, and Incorporation Senate Study Committee

Senate Appointments:
Sen. Elena Parent, Chair
Sen. Fran Millar
Sen. Charlie Bethel
Sen. John Albers
Sen. Frank Ginn

Committee Documents:
Jarrard & Davis Legal Opinion

Brinson, Askew, Berry Legal Opinion

Legislative Counsel 'City Lite' Legal Opinion

ACCG Revenues Shared w/Municipalities upon Incorporation

Reapportionment - New Cities Since 2005

Carl Vinson Institute Summary of Municipal Incorporation Procedures by State

Annexation Study Committee Presenter Recommendations

Aug 24 Annexation, Deannexation, & Incorporation Notes

Sept 22 Annexation, Deannexation, & Incorporation Notes

Sept 22 Dr. Wheeler Presentation

Sept 22 DCA & Fulton County



Oct 21 Annexation and School Districts

Oct 21 Financial Impact of Municipal Incorporations

Oct 21 Illogical City Boundaries

Oct 21 Senate Research Presentation

Oct 21 Fulton County Schools Position

Oct 21 Citizens Against Cityhood Comments

Oct 21 Dr. Wheeler Memos

Oct 21 Leg. Counsel Tax Cap Opinion

Nov 3 ACCG Incorporation Process Improvement Recommendations

Nov 3 Subsequent Boundary Changes Research - Senate Research Office

** Senate Preservation of the HOPE Scholarship Program Study Committee

Senate Appointments:
Sen. Brandon Beach, Chair
Sen. Rick Jeffares
Sen. Burt Jones
Sen. Jeff Mullis
Sen. Bill Cowsert
Sen. Valencia Seay
Sen. Harold Jones, II
Sen. Butch Miller
Sen. Freddie Powell-Sims

Committee Documents:
SR 4 - Preservation of HOPE Scholarship Study Committee Extension

Summary of Meetings Held - Senate Research

Sept 14 GHRC Presentation

Sept 14 GSFC HOPE Preservation

Sept 14 Georgia Gaming Commission Presentation

Sept 15 MGM Presentation

Sept 15 Sportech Presentation

Sept 15 NTRA Presentation

Sept 15 GA Lottery Presentation

** Senate Study Committee on Sexual Assault

Senate Appointments:
Sen. Renee Unterman, Chair
Sen. Lester Jackson
Sen. Dean Burke
Sen. Harold Jones
Sen. Nan Orrock
Sen. Fran Millar
Sen. Jesse Stone

Committee Documents:
SR 4 - Sexual Assault Study Committee Extension

Jan 6 GICA Title IX

Jan 6 Dr. Baxter - Dr. Marshall Memo

Jan 6 Dr. Baxter - Sen. Unterman Memo

GBI Handout 1

GBI Handout 2

University System of GA Campus Safety and Security Committee Report

**Study Committee created under the authority granted by SR 4


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