TAG Capitol Update: March 13, 2015

March 13, 2015

       

 TAG CAPITOL UPDATE          Technology: Where Georgia Leads


Solar Financing Bill Passes Senate Committee

 

Mike Dudgeon's (R-Johns Creek) House Bill 57, the Solar Power Free-Market Financing Act of 2015, allows third-party financing for large corporations, small business and homeowners. HB 57 was passed and adopted by the Georgia House of Representatives and has been introduced to the Senate for Review. The bill was presented and passed through the Senate Regulated Industries Committee and will be presented to the Senate floor.

  

 

 

Tesla Bill Passes House Floor

 

HB 393 will reduce restrictions for companies such as Tesla to sell zero emission vehicles in the state of Georgia. The bill was passed through the House Motor Vehicle Committee and was passed/adopted by the House. 

  

 

 

Senate Passes SR 69: Georgia STEM Day


Georgia STEM Day is a day for schools & companies to raise awareness, celebrate and engage in activities involving science, technology, engineering and math! Last year's event attracted over 620,000 students from 50 different school districts in the state. TAG & TAG-Ed are excited to announce that the Georgia Senate passed SR 69, recognizing May 8 as Georgia STEM Day.

 

 

 

Senate Passes SR 114: Joint Entrepreneur in Residence Study Committee

 

The entrepreneur in residence program is a simple and powerful way of bringing into government the types of individuals who have been successful in starting new business and who can help support entrepreneurs by making it easier for them to deal with government. The study committee will provide recommendations on ways to streamline and improve government procedures impacting entrepreneurs, improve programs available to entrepreneurs, and provide guidance to entrepreneurs in navigating government programs and requirements. The Senate passed SR 114 and will be review by the House. 

 

  

 

 

HR 103: Georgia Day of Code is being Introduced to the Senate Floor Wednesday March 18

 

HR 103 is a resolution supporting Georgia Day of Code December 10 and the strengthening computer programming courses in K-12 education. The resolution was passed/adopted by the house and an identical resolution is being introduced to the Senate floor Wednesday March 18. The purpose of the resolution is to show the importance of computer programming by recognizing December 10 as Day of Code for Georgia, and for schools, educators, parents, and policy makers to encourage participation. 

 

  

 

 

 

 

In This Issue

State:


Solar Power Financing Bill Passes Senate Committee

Tesla Bill Passes House Floor


Senate Passes SR 69: Georgia STEM Day


Senate Passes SR 114: Joint Entrepreneur in Residence Study Committee

HR 103: Georgia Day of Code is Being Introduced to the Senate Floor Wednesday March 18

 

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