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HB 405: Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency; establish state-wide system to facilitate the transport and distribution of essentials in commerce during a state of emergency; require

Voted on Monday February 27, 2017

John Pezold's thoughts

This legislation requires GEMA to institute a state-wide system to facilitate the distribution of essential goods during a declared state of emergency.
"Essentials" are defined as those that assit to preserve, protect, or sustain life, health, safety, or economic well-being

GEMA will certify certain organizations that will facilitate or are likely to facilitate in distributing goods and the bill does limit the duration of a certification during a state of emergency.
Those distributing essentials do not have to abide by curfew

More information on legis.ga.gov
John Pezold's Vote

Vote Totals

The table below breaks down the total number of votes, and marks the majority vote.

Voted Total % Majority Vote?
Yea 163 90.6% Majority Vote
Nay 0 0%
Did not vote 6 3.3%
Excused 11 6.1%