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Legislature 2013

March 5, 2013

Legislative update: State Rep. Rusty Kidd (I-Milledgeville)



HB 141 – Kidnapping; human trafficking, Rep. Edward Lindsey

Requires certain businesses (bars, primary airports, bus stations, truck stops, etc.) to post a national human trafficking hotline number.

HB 154 – Workers Compensation, Rep. Mark Hamilton

Establishes a 400 week pay out on medical for non-catastrophic case, beginning July 1, 2013. Mileage and expenses will be paid within 15 days instead of 30. Requires a good faith effort on return to work, or otherwise a loss of reinstatement of benefits. Interest payments will be lowered from 7% to 5% on advances. Pay-out increases of 5% will take place on July 1, 2013.

HB 424 – Bullying, Rep. Keisha Waites

Proposes legislation to require annual reporting of bullying incidents.

SB 94 – Advanced Practice Nurses; imaging, Senator Fran Millar

Eliminates the term “life threatening situations” in order for Advanced Practice Nurses to order imaging (X-rays and other scans)


Representative Rusty Kidd can be reached at: (Office) 478 452-1354, (Capitol) 404 656-0202 or


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