Annually Lowndes County and its cities including Valdosta feed quail to state legislators at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot in Atlanta: this is the Bird Supper.
Valdosta describes the Bird Supper:
Since the 1950s, the Bird Supper has been providing a venue for local professionals to be a catalyst for impacting legislative issues by keeping Valdosta and Lowndes County in the minds of the state officials during a half-way point of the legislative session.
Georgia legislators were there from all over the state, including numerous committee chairs.
I thanked Jeff Jones of the 167th District for his new coal ash bills, and reminded other legislators to vote for them this year, like they did his earlier ones last year:
- HB 93 Water pollution and surface-water use; notice to local governing authorities prior to the dewatering of coal combustion residual surface impoundments; provide
- HB 94 Solid waste management; safe disposal of coal ash in municipal solid waste and commercial industrial solid waste landfills; provide
I also urged legislators to vote for this year’s resolution by Jay Powell of the 171st District to stop the state from diverting funds from trust funds.
- HR 164 General Assembly; dedication of revenues derived from fees or taxes to the public purpose for which such fees or taxes were imposed; authorize – CA
According to one of their members, all but one of their current class was there. Not pictured: Jody Hall, who earlier ran over my hat with his wheelchair.
Jody was probably already on the bus during the picture taking on the steps.
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