HB60, having passed both chambers was returned to the House this morning for the House to agree to a change that was made in the Senate Judiciary Non-Civil Committee and was subsequently passed as a substitute bill in the Senate. In order for the bill to go any further in the process, it was necessary for the House to agree or disagree and go to a conference committee. They also had the option of amending HB60 one time and sending it back to the Senate, which is the option they took.
The House agreed to the Senate changes in HB60 and offered an amendment to HB60 to include the addition of most of the language in HB875. The only noteworthy language change is the removal of the $100 fine for carrying on campus. Carrying on campus will revert to present law. The rest of the bill is basically intact as HB875 passed the House originally with some clerical changes that needed to be made. This amendment basically makes HB875 no longer in play and puts HB60 as the Safe Carry Protection Act.
The House voted to send the amended bill back to the Senate by a 119-51 vote. After the bill passed, there was a motion to transmit the bill to the Senate immediately and that passed as well. The bill is now on the Senate Floor. The next action must come from the Senate. The Senate now has the same options the House had earlier today.
What do we need you to do now?
Continue to Contact Officials
Now, we need you to continue to contact the Governor Nathan Deal, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, President Pro Tempore David Shafer and your Senator in that order. We need you to call, write, FAX and email the above people if at all possible. We would like to see everyone’s email box and voice mail full if they are not already full. We need to send the following message to everyone in those positions:
Simply tell them you are a “member of GeorgiaCarry.Org and you want this bill passed as it passed the House. There is no reason for the State of Georgia to continue to deny your God given constitutionally enumerated rights to self-protection. It is time the Senate passes a good gun bill that allows law-abiding citizens to protect themselves wherever they might be. Please pass HB60 as it was amended and passed by the House.”
It is imperative that we let these people know that we want to see HB60 passed as it was amended and passed the House. Be short and to the point in all communications with your senator. As we have stated in the past and continue to state, please show your elected officials respect when contacting them in any manner. Threats of never voting for them get you nowhere very quickly and hurt, rather than help our cause.
Contact Information for Governor Nathan Deal
The Office of the Governor
State of Georgia
203 State Capitol
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Address for mail:
206 Washington Street
Suite 203, State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334
Contact Information for the Lt. Governor, Casey Cagle
Office of the Lieutenant Governor
Contact Information for President Pro Tempore, David Shafer
P.O. Box 880Duluth, GA 30096Phone: (404) 497-0048Email: firstname.lastname@example.org