Photo: wiki commons a shell game
Many citizens investigators are at Georgia Capitol building today, the last day of the legislative session, known as "Sine Die."
Yesterday, some asute eyes spotted changes appearing in certain bills and some changes were shocking.
One example if SB 145, sponsored by Sen. Shawn Still, which began as a short 3-page Bill dealing with lawn "leaf blowers", then suddenly included 36 pages dealing with New Government Entities, "deannexing" of properties, and requirements including "Energy Efficiency". "Water Efficiency", "Renewable Energy" and "Resiliency." Clearly not simple requirements nor simple legislation when it takes nearly forth pages to cover the subjects.
Given this shell-game dynamic, where does the infamous "mental health bill " HB 520 stand? We hope that reason will cause it to be tabled until a time when the actuals needs can be considered carefully and transparently. For today we and many others will watch carefully........
The vigilence and investigations continue today with the work of hundreds of honest citizens asking difficult, but vital, questions about the process.