VETO, Webster defines it as a constitutional right to reject a decision or proposal made by a law-making body. I describe it as a Very Engaging Terrifying Outcome.
In the political area it was officially stated in V13 that GA SB-153 never was never sent through GORRC (Georgia Occupational Regulation Review Council). GORRC’s job is to ensure that if the State of Georgia is considering any new occupational regulation whether the unregulated practice of an occupation may harm or endanger the health, safety, and welfare of citizens of this state and whether the potential for harm is recognizable. After the dust settled that was a political ploy to ensure to a certain political faction as to who oversees the powers of the state, I learned a long time ago to ALWAYS have a plan “B” in place, and that we do have in GA HB-417. The day we place a bill in the Senate Hopper, a duplicate version of the bill was placed in the House Hopper. A summer meeting will be held at the capitol on moving forward with a bill that is not only needed in the State of Georgia, but on to set a foundation for other bills to be duplicated and enhanced in other states. Yes, the five stages of grief were well in play, and it took some time to face what all really happened. I look forward to the International Bio-Summit conference this August in Texas and share how you can engage in legislation in your state and to learn from what we have done in Georgia.
Gordy Powell sits on ABRA's Marketing, Public Relations and Government Affairs Committee.
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