Today, April 23, 2014 at approximately 1:00 PM, Governor Nathan Deal signed HB60 into law with around 500 people (mostly GCO Members) in attendance. After the signing, all were treated to a BBQ lunch courtesy of Speaker Ralston. Speaker Ralston stated the attendance at this signing ceremony was much larger than any he had attended. There were many news media from all around the country and at least one international news media represented.
Looking on as Governor Nathan Deal signs HB60 is from left to right – Chairman John Meadows, Representative Mandi Ballinger, Representative Dusty Hightower, Representative Timothy Barr, Representative Emory Dunahoo, Representative Rick Jasperse and Speaker David Ralston. The bluish green tie next to Speaker Ralston belongs to Chairman Alan Powell.
HB60 has an effective date of July 1, 2014. Thanks to all who attended and those who spent a lot of time and effort contacting your elected officials in order to get this bill signed. This is a great day for freedom.