Georgia Senate Votes to Approve SB 270, 32-17
March 2, 2014 - Edited to add - The video of the Senate afternoon session is now available, after the break.
Video of the Senate Debate
On this page, you will need to click on the image, featuring Sen. Steve Henson, titled Senate Day 29 PM, for video of the session including the debate on SB 270. The debate on SB 270 starts at minute mark 1:10:00.
1:10:00 Start of debate on SB 270
1:14:00 Senator Fran Millar (R), 40th, Dunwoody
1:29:00 Senator Steve Henson (D), 41st, Tucker
1:44:00 Senator Jason Carter (D), 42nd, Atlanta
1:53:00 Voting begins on 3 Amendments, a Motion to Table and the final Bill
2:04:00 End of consideration SB 270
Recording of Senate debate.
|Lakeside 5 - 2/26/14|
Ultimately, his basic argument was to 'Pass the damn bill today and let the House work out the stupid details,' which has been his game plan from the get go. He noted that the proposed new merged city would have 90,000 residents.
Amendment 1 by Sen. Millar - to remove certain areas in and around Emory University. Approved
Amendment 3 by Sen. Henson - to remove precincts on the north side of Tucker. Failed
The final Senate vote approving SB 270 - 32 For, 17 Against