PBAGA Legislative News
115th US Congress Update August 2018

September 5, 2018

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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115th US Congress Update July 2018

August 8, 2018

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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115th US Congress Update June 2018

July 3, 2018

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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115th US Congress Update May 2018

June 6, 2018

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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115th US Congress Update April 2018

May 2, 2018

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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115th US Congress Update March 2018

April 2, 2018

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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PBA of Georgia Legislative Update

March 5, 2018

The Georgia Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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115th US Congress Update February 2018

March 2, 2018

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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PBA of Georgia Legislative Alert

February 6, 2018

The Georgia Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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115th US Congress Update January 2018

February 5, 2018

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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115th US Congress Update December 2017

January 3, 2018

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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115th US Congress Update November 2017

December 4, 2017

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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115th US Congress Update October 2017

November 1, 2017

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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115th US Congress Update September 2017

October 2, 2017

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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115th US Congress Update August 2017

August 31, 2017

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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115th US Congress Update July 2017

July 31, 2017

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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115th US Congress Update June 2017

June 30, 2017

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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115th US Congress Update May 2017

June 1, 2017

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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PBA of Georgia Legislative Update - Senate LEO Pay Task Force

May 25, 2017

The Police Benevolent Association of Georgia is committed to keeping you informed of legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits. The Governmental Affairs department will be providing periodic updates on the actions of the Georgia Legislature while in session. Included is a summary of bills of interest introduced during last month, as well as updates on those reported in the previous reports.

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115th US Congress Update April 2017

May 10, 2017

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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PBA of Georgia Legislative Update

May 10, 2017

The Police Benevolent Association of Georgia is committed to keeping you informed of legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits. The Governmental Affairs department will be providing periodic updates on the actions of the Georgia Legislature while in session. Included is a summary of bills of interest introduced during last month, as well as updates on those reported in the previous reports.

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115th US Congress Update March 2017

April 3, 2017

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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115th US Congress Update February 2017

March 6, 2017

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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PBA of Georgia Legislative Update

February 24, 2017

The Police Benevolent Association of Georgia is committed to keeping you informed of legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits. The Governmental Affairs department will be providing periodic updates on the actions of the Georgia Legislature while in session. Included is a summary of bills of interest introduced during last month, as well as updates on those reported in the previous reports.

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115th US Congress Update January 2017

February 2, 2017

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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114th US Congress Summary

January 3, 2017

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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114th US Congress Update November 2016

December 6, 2016

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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2016 PBAGA Endorsed Candidates

October 13, 2016

This is a list of all of the endorsed candidates that the PBAGA has endorsed in 2016. We would like to congratulate each of these candidates on their endorsements and we hope to work with them into the future to help make the law enforcement profession better for our members. Please show your support for these candidates at the polls.

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114th US Congress Update September 2016

October 5, 2016

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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114th US Congress Update July 2016

August 2, 2016

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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114th US Congress Update June 2016

July 1, 2016

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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114th US Congress Update May 2016

May 31, 2016

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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The Atlantic Chapter of the PBA of Georgia endorses candidates in upcoming elections

May 13, 2016

The Atlantic Chapter of the Police Benevolent Association of Georgia held a political screening for candidates running for various elected offices in the upcoming May 24th election.

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The North Georgia Chapter of the PBA of Georgia endorses candidates in upcoming elections

May 13, 2016

The North Georgia Chapter of the Police Benevolent Association of Georgia held a political screening for candidates running for various elected offices in the upcoming May 24th election.

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114th US Congress Update April 2016

May 2, 2016

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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The CSRA Chapter of the PBA of Georgia endorses candidates in upcoming elections

April 19, 2016

The Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) Chapter of the Police Benevolent Association of Georgia held a political screening for candidates running for various elected offices in the upcoming May 24th election.

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114th US Congress Update March 2016

April 4, 2016

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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Georgia Legislative Update

March 7, 2016

The following bills in the Georgia General Assembly have had action taken on them. There are other bills of interest, but no action has been taken in committee yet.

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114th US Congress Update February 2016

March 2, 2016

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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HB 941 - Urgent Action Needed

February 9, 2016

HB 941 is the proposed bill that greatly alters a law enforcement officers right to be in grand jury. You will no longer have an absolute right to be in the grand jury throughout the presentment. You will be notified at least 20 days before the grand jury hears a presentment against you.

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114th US Congress Update January 2016

February 2, 2016

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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Georgia Legislative Update

January 29, 2016

The following bills in the Georgia General Assembly have had action taken on them. There are other bills of interest, but no action has been taken in committee yet.

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HB 591 Update

January 15, 2016

HB 591 (POAB Funding) was tabled in the House Retirement Committee on January 15, 2016.

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114th US Congress Update December 2015

December 28, 2015

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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114th US Congress Update November 2015

December 1, 2015

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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114th US Congress Update October 2015

November 5, 2015

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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2015 PBAGA Endorsed Candidates

November 4, 2015

This is a list of all of the endorsed candidates that the PBAGA has endorsed in 2015. We would like to congratulate each of these candidates on their endorsements and we hope to work with them into the future to help make the law enforcement profession better for our members. Please show your support for these candidates at the polls.

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114th US Congress Update September 2015

October 3, 2015

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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114th US Congress Update August 2015

September 8, 2015

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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The Central Savannah River Area Chapter of the Police Benevolent Association of Georgia Endorses Sean Frantom for Augusta-Richmond County Commission District 7

March 2, 2015

The Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) Chapter of the Police Benevolent Association of Georgia (PBAGA) recently held candidate screenings for officials seeking office in the up-coming election for Augusta-Richmond County Commission. During the screening process Sean Frantom demonstrated why his experiences and values make him uniquely qualified to represent the voters of Augusta-Richmond County. He also demonstrated he is committed to making strong, effective law enforcement a priority, not only to properly invest in our law enforcement officers and agencies but also to keep our community a safer place to live, work, and play. That is why the CSRA Chapter of the PBAGA is proud to announce their support by endorsing Sean Frantom for District 7 Commissioner.

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HB 60 Update

August 21, 2014

Former Houston Circuit District Attorney, Kelly Burke, answers some of the main points of the law.

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2014 PBAGA Endorsed Candidates

July 9, 2014

This is a list of all of the endorsed candidates that the PBAGA has endorsed in 2014. We would like to congratulate each of these candidates on their endorsements and we hope to work with them into the future to help make the law enforcement profession better for our members. Please show your support for these candidates at the polls.

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Congratulation to all of the PBA of GA endorsed candidates in Richmond County

May 21, 2014

Below is a list of all of the winning candidates that the Police Benevolent Association of Georgia, CSRA Chapter endorsed in Augusta-Richmond County. We would like to congratulate each of these candidates and we hope to work with them into the future to help make the law enforcement profession better for our members.

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The Atlantic Chapter of the Police Benevolent Association of Georgia announces endorsements of Cornell Harvey for Mayor and Robert Emmitt Nolan for South Ward Commissioner

October 4, 2013

The Atlantic Chapter of the Police Benevolent Association of Georgia (PBAGA) recently held candidate screenings for those officials seeking office in the up-coming election.

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113th US Congress Update September 2013

October 4, 2013

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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The Middle Georgia County Chapter of the Police Benevolent Association of Georgia announces endorsement of Sam Hart for Mayor of Macon-Bibb

September 13, 2013

The Middle Georgia Chapter of the Police Benevolent Association of Georgia (PBAGA) recently held candidate screenings for those officials seeking to become the Mayor of the new Macon-Bibb consolidated government.

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PBA of Georgia 2013 State Legislative Report (May)

May 30, 2013

The 2013 Georgia General Assembly ended on March 28, 2013 after 40 legislative days. A total of 972 bills were introduced in the House and Senate. Much of the PBA lobbying time at the Capitol was successfully spent changing objectionable language in bills impacting our membership.

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HB 482 gets signed into law

April 22, 2013

This bill amends OCGA 42-2-16 and 42-9-9 to allow certified corrections and parole officers with at least 20 years of honorable service to retain their department issued weapon and badge upon retirement.

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PBA of Georgia 2013 State Legislative Report (April)

April 1, 2013

The 2013 Georgia General Assembly ended on March 28, 2013. The following bills have passed both the House and Senate this year. HB 55 has already been signed into law by the Governor. But the Governor has up to 40 days to sign or veto the other bills or they will become law on the effective date of the bill without his signature.

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113th US Congress Update February 2013

March 11, 2013

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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PBA of Georgia 2013 State Legislative Report (March)

March 5, 2013

March 1st was the 27th legislative day. Under normal circumstances, a bill originating in one chamber must cross over to the other chamber by the 30th legislative day to have any chance of passing this year. Those bills that do not pass this year may be held over until next year.

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The Southern States PBA official stand on gun control in America

March 1, 2013

In light of all the recent gun control debates arising in America today, the Southern States PBA would like to display our support for the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution. This is our official stance on the matter.

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PBA of Georgia 2013 State Legislative Report (February)

February 4, 2013

The Georgia Legislature convened on January 14, 2013. It is in session for a maximum of 40 legislative days and usually adjourns in late March or early April. The primary focus is, of course, the budget.

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2012 PBAGA Endorsed Candidates

July 17, 2012

This is a list of all of the endorsed candidates that the PBAGA has endorsed in 2012. We would like to congratulate each of these candidates on their endorsements and we hope to work with them into the future to help make the law enforcement profession better for our members. Please show your support for these candidates at the polls.

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PBAGA Legislative Update 03-13-12

March 13, 2012

The Second Term of the 2011-12 Legislative Session began on January 9, 2012. This session may last up to 40 legislative days and is anticipated to end sometime in late March or early April. The 30th Day is known as cross over day and is in theory the last day a bill can cross from one chamber to the other.

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PBAGA Legislative Update - February 2012

February 21, 2012

The Second Term of the 2011-12 State Legislative Session began on January 9, 2012. This session may last up to 40 legislative days and is anticipated to end sometime in late March or early April.

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112th US Congress Update December 2011

February 3, 2012

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits. The Governmental Affairs department will be providing periodic updates on the actions of Congress while in session. Included is a summary of bills of interest introduced during this past month, as well as updates on those reported in the previous report. Reporting of these bills are information purposes only, to you as a PBA law enforcement professional, and do not reflect the PBA's support or opposition on any specific bill.

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PBAGA Legislative Update - January 2012

January 31, 2012

The Second Term of the 2011-12 State Legislative Session began on January 9, 2012. This session may last up to 40 legislative days and is anticipated to end sometime in April. Any bill that did not pass in the First Term may be carried over to the Second Term.

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PBAGA Final State Legislative Summary - 2011

June 1, 2011

The First Term of this Legislative Session ended on April 14, 2011. Any bill that did not pass in the First Term may be carried over to the Second Term which begins January 9, 2012.

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2010 PBAGA Elected Candidates

November 12, 2010

This is a list of all of the winning candidates that the PBAGA endorsed in 2010. We would like to congratulate each of these candidates and we hope to work with them into the future to help make the law enforcement profession better for our members.

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2010 PBA of Georgia State Legislative Summary

May 12, 2010

The Second Session of the 2009-10 Term of the Georgia State Legislature began January 11, 2010 and ended April 29, 2010. The following bills of interest passed both the House and the Senate and are pending in the Governor's Office.

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Georgia News
PBA of Georgia Legislative Update

March 5, 2018

The Georgia Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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PBA of Georgia Legislative Alert

February 6, 2018

The Georgia Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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PBA of Georgia Legislative Update - Senate LEO Pay Task Force

May 25, 2017

The Police Benevolent Association of Georgia is committed to keeping you informed of legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits. The Governmental Affairs department will be providing periodic updates on the actions of the Georgia Legislature while in session. Included is a summary of bills of interest introduced during last month, as well as updates on those reported in the previous reports.

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