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Crossover Day 2021 in Georgia: Election reform, health care reforms pass

Crossover Day 2021 in Georgia: Election reform, health care reforms pass

Today is Crossover Day in Georgia, a big day for passing bills in the state legislature. Below is a live stream of the progress made by the legislature today. If you're not sure what Crossover Day is, click here. Refresh to see updates. Health Care Reform: The house passed HB 454, unanimously. The bill would require insurance companies to continue to cover doctors who are dropped from the insurance company after open enrollment at the in-network rate. Election Reform: The Georgia Senate passed SB 241 by a vote of 29-20. The bill would set up a voter intimidation and illegal…
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Georgia’s hands-free law is decreasing traffic fatalities

Georgia’s hands-free law is decreasing traffic fatalities

Traffic fatalities in Georgia have steadily decreased since lawmakers started passing laws addressing distracted driving, according to information released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. According to the traffic safety administration, Georgia’s total traffic fatalities have decreased by about 4.5 percent since 2016. State Representative John Carson, a Republican from Marietta, attributes the success of Georgia’s hands-free law to the work of the 2017 House Study Committee on Distracted Driving, which first provided recommendations to the House after learning of the traffic fatalities from 2016. After the hands-free Georgia law was enacted in 2018, Georgia began to experience a…
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