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  • State Rep. Matt Ramsey (GA) 5:46 am on August 3, 2012 Permalink |
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    Georgia passes law mandating drug testing for welfare recipients

    Bill: HB861 (PDF)

    Sponsored by Reps. Ramsey, Harden, et al., and signed into law by Gov. Deal, HB861 creates the Social Responsibility and Accountability Act, which mandates that the Georgia Dept. of Human Services shall create an established drug test to be administered to each applicant for temporary assistance for needy families (TANF). “It is the intent of the General Assembly to (1) Ensure that TANF funds are ultimately utilized for the intended purpose of alleviating the effects of poverty and are not diverted to illicit drug use (2) Protect children of poverty by ensuring such funds strengthen family life and reduce 19 the danger that illicit drugs will be introduced into the home environment.

    Also: “Gov. Deal signs bill requiring drug tests for benefits”

    “Liberal groups powerless to stop drug testing for welfare benefits in Georgia Legislature”

    “Drug testing and public assistance states”

  • State Rep. Matt Ramsey (GA) 8:20 pm on July 21, 2011 Permalink |
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    Georgia enacts comprehensive ban on illegal immigration:

    Bill: HB 87 (PDF)

    Modeled after Arizona’s SB1070 and signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal in 2011, Georgia’s Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011 requires private employers to use employment eligibility verification system, provides for the investigation of illegal alien status, and authorizes law enforcement officers to enforce federal immigration laws.

    Also: “Georgia governor signs Arizona-style immigration bill into law”

    “Georgia approves tough immigration bill modeled after Arizona’s”

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