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    Laura Ross

    Thanks to Scott Holcomb and Elena Parent. It’s ridiculous that it was so hard to get justice for rape victims.

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    The Brookhaven Post

    The Bill in its various stages was approved unanimously THREE TIMES in the House. In the Senate it passed 55-1. The Lone “No” vote was Senator Marty Harbin. http://www.senate.ga.gov/senators/en-US/member.aspx?Member=850

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    Lil Woolf

    Many thanks to Rep Holcomb and all who worked tirelessly to get this bill passed. Senator Unterman behaved in a shameful way and needs to be replaced.

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    Paula

    Many thanks to Elena Parent for making this happen. She gave up her own bill to make sure Rape Victims can get their justice. Kudos to her!

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    Eddie E.

    Thanks for the hard work Representative Holcomb!
    It is truly a shame that a bill so obviously important to solving and potentially preventing crimes against women was blocked while truly stupid and unnecessary legislation sailed through with massive support of the legislative majority.
    It is an honor to be Represented by an individual who maintains a clear concept of Public Service!

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    Eddie E.

    Elena’s bill is another one that should have sailed through and been signed into law by now. It is ridiculous that our State is one of the few holdouts that DO NOT REPORT to the Feds individuals who have met the criteria to prevent purchase of a firearm due to mental instability issues.
    I guess focusing on reality would rob the General Assembly of the time they need to concentrate on manufactured outrages.

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    Riley OConnor

    I’m glad that this got done, no matter how it had to be wrangled. It is worthy legislation, the reason that we pass laws. Who knows why Rene Unterman acted the way that she did, but I’m not prepared to move to Buford just so that I can vote against her.

    That said, I attended a “Constituents” meeting (a meeting for ALL residents of my District, not just the purely Democratic ones) earlier in the legislative session. On several occasions at that meeting, there was talk by our elected officials about how the Republicans were acting in a high handed manner. Certainly there is truth to that, but I found myself remembering the days of Tom Murphy, when the Democrats acted in a high handed manner toward the few Republicans that were in the General Assembly. It’s not pretty, but it is the political process in action, trying to reconcile widely different opinions.

    A number of our elected representatives are retiring after this session, for any number of reasons. Personally, I’m figuring that the coarseness of today’s political process has something to do with it, but for an unvarnished look at the inside baseball of the legislative process, this blog item does it well:

    http://www.georgiapol.com/2016/03/24/how-a-bill-becomes-law-from-a-retiring-rep/

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    Flubber

    I love the end-run around Unterman! Well done.

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