At the start of the legislative session, Governor Deal addressed the need for increased attention to public safety on Georgia’s waterways. Senate Bill 136 does exactly that.
In a 146-17 vote the Georgia House of Representatives passed SB 136, a measure to lower the legal intoxication limit for boaters and hunters.
The Senate unanimously approved a bill that would make it a crime to pilot a boat with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher and increase penalties for those caught boating drunk.
More than 500 state employees work for the Georgia Department of Defense in jobs ranging from sanitation services to human resources and public affairs.
Last Monday, Governor Deal issued an Executive Order updating GEMA's authorization to implement the Georgia Emergency Operations Plan in a State of Emergency.
During the past several years, a surge of young adults and teens have skirted the illegality of marijuana by purchasing and smoking instead a synthetic form of the drug.