Cannabis, plastic bags targets of prefiled legislation

  • A Democrat in the House has state cannabis laws, marijuana, in her sights for the new session.
    A Democrat in the House has state cannabis laws, marijuana, in her sights for the new session.
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Plastic grocery bags, marijuana and pay for suspended elected officials are targets of legislation prefiled by members of Georgia’s General Assembly ahead of the 2020 session set to start Jan. 13.
Of the 11 prefiled bills and resolutions in the state House of Representatives, two seek to address compensation for officials who are suspended because of indictment for a felony. House Bill 742 and the accompanying House Resolution 874, both introduced by Minority Leader Rep. Robert Trammell, D-Luthersville, removes language from the current law that says suspended elected officials who are facing felony indictment “shall continue to receive the compensation from his office,” leaving only language that says the officials “shall not be entitled to receive the compensation.”
House Resolution 874 seeks to amend the Georgia Constitution to reflect the changes as well.  

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