January 24, 2017

Georgia Senate refuses to stop unrecorded votes – AllOnGeorgia (video included)

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January 23, 2017

Georgia Senate refuses to stop unrecorded votes

Jessica Szilagyi

Senate Resolution 24 to stop unrecorded votes in the Georgia State Senate failed in the standing Rules committee today.

Senator Josh McKoon’s proposed resolution to end unrecorded votes was defeated with an unrecorded voice vote under Rules Chairman Jeff Mullis.

According to the Secretary of the Senate’s Office, any member of that committee could have made a motion for a recorded hand vote. Such a motion would require one third of the committee members present to be approved. No such motion was made.

The Secretary of the Senate cited Rule 2-4.1.

Following the vote, Senator McKoon told AllOnGeorgia, “I am disappointed by the decision of the Senate Rules Committee to vote down SR 24 to end the practice of unrecorded votes. Georgia citizens deserve an open and transparent government and that should include recorded votes on floor amendments. We will continue to work to educate the ordinary and decent people of Georgia who I believe will eventually demand sweeping reforms to our state government.”

Senate Majority Leader and Republican Bill Cowsert led the opposition.

Information was provided by D.A. King of Marietta who was present in the committee meeting. HERE for complete story and video


Jessica Szilagyi is statewide contributor for All On Georgia and Market Manager for Southeast Georgia. Her main focus with All On Georgia is state and local politics as well as agriculture. She’s served as a policy analyst at the State Capitol and as a campaign manager in political races across the state.

She writes for GeorgiaPol.com and has two blogs of her own: ‘The Perspicacious Conservative’, a political blog, and ‘Hair Blowers to Lawn Mowers’, a blog on moving from Atlanta to rural Georgia. Jessica is also a contributor for Fox5 Atlanta’s ‘Like it Or Not.’