Newton County Art Series has some wonderful upcoming programs. Please visit their
to take advantage of all they have to offer!
featuring Oxford Singing Children
April 14, 7pm
April 16, 2pm
Newton High School
SHREK the MUSICAL
featuring Oxford Youth Singers
April 15 & 16 7pm
April 17, 3pm
Newton High School
OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS
NAACP of Rockdale will be hosting its Annual Dinner Saturday, March 19, at 7pm at the Georgia International Horse Park
March 19 events in the Village
Great American Clean Up/Spruce Up Spruce
C.A.R.E. Fish Fry Fundraiser
A Matter of Time Art Exhibit -12 Spruce and Open House
Ribbon Cuttings for Resonance Music Academy, East Georgia Business Services, Revolution Threads, starting at 1:30pm
St. Patrick Day Shenanigans start this this weekend in the village
Whiskey Bents plays at The Social House this Saturday
Fundraiser for the Yellow River Disc Golf Course Find out more
We kicked off the ninth week of the 2016 session on Monday, March 7 with legislative day 32. With Crossover Day behind us, the House has shifted much of its focus to considering Senate Bills and monitoring any changes made in the Senate to House Bills and vice versa.
Last week, we saw the first of many bills receive final passage in the General Assembly. These bills, having passed both the House and Senate chambers, will go to Governor Deal for his consideration.
I am honored to announce that I have qualified to serve the 113th district as your legislator, and to be a part of the House Education, Game, Fish, and Parks, Judiciary Non-Civil, Juvenile Justice, Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment, and State Planning & Community Affairs Committees.
For updates throughout the year, please be sure visit my Facebook page on a regular basis and follow me on Twitter.
Please feel free to contact me. Sincerely,
I can also be reached at 678.207.6043.
Representative Pam Dickerson
|Week Nine of the 2016 General Assembly
In addition to giving final approval to many bills last week, the Senate passed the FY2017 budget, or House Bill 751. Even though HB 751 received passage in the House, the Senate version of the 2017 budget varied slightly from the original version that was passed by our body, prompting the creation of a conference committee last week.
As a bill makes its way through the legislative process, bills are likely to be changed or amended in committees or as bills pass between the House and Senate chambers. When a different version of the same bill passes in the House and the Senate, the Speaker of the House and the Lieutenant Governor will both appoint a conference committee to work out the differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill.
Once the conference committee reaches an agreement, their final version is then presented to both the House and Senate for a floor vote. If the conference committee legislation is approved by both chambers, it is then sent to the governor's desk for consideration.
I look forward to hearing the final recommendations of the conference committee appointed last week for HB 751 and seeing a final budget proposal for FY2017.
|THE WEEK AHEAD
The General Assembly reconvened on Monday for day 36 of the 40 day legislative session.
I will continue to work tirelessly to represent you and make our entire state a better place to live, work, and raise families.
I hope you will look forward to my weekly newsletters updating you on the progress of the 2016 Georgia General Assembly.
I will certainly look forward to hearing from you!