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Sen. Kirkpatrick Selected as Vice Chair of NCSL Committee on Children, Families and Human Services.

ATLANTA, GA (Jan. 5, 2024) — Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick (R–Marietta) was recently selected to serve a two-year term as vice chair of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Children, Families, and Human Services Committee. Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick (R–Marietta) was recently selected to serve a two-year term as vice chair of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Children, Families, and

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Georgia Chamber Endorses Kay Kirkpatrick in 32nd State Senate District

Atlanta, GA – Tuesday, May 17, 2022 – The Georgia Chamber of Commerce announces its endorsement of Senator Kay Kirkpatrick, M.D. in the primary election for State Senate District 32, which includes portions of Cobb and Cherokee counties. Each election cycle, the Chamber’s Political Affairs Council vets dozens of candidates for office. After working through the endorsement process, business leaders from across the

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Senator Kay Kirkpatrick was honored with the GPC Pets’ Best Friend Award

(Left to Right) Cheryl McAuliffe, GPC Founder; Debra Berger, GA State Director HSUS; Senator Kay Kirkpatrick; Lori Trahan, President of Good Mews.On April 28, Georgia State Senator Kay Kirkpatrick was honored with the Pets’ Best Friend Award from the GA Pet Coalition, in recognition of her outstanding leadership and voting records on behalf of companion animals during her tenure in the

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Governor Brian Kemp Signs Legislation to Support Free Basic Law Enforcement Training Tuition for Former Members of the Armed Service

ATLANTA, GA (April 29, 2022) | On Monday, April 25, 2022, Governor Brian Kemp signed seven pieces of legislation to further support and encourage law enforcement officers, including Senate Bill 358, sponsored by Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick (R – Marietta), which would provide for basic law enforcement training at no cost to former members of the armed forces. “I was honored to

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Senator Kay Kirkpatrick Awarded For Conservative Excellence

The American Conservative Union Foundation’s Center for Legislative Accountability has announced that Senator Kay Kirkpatrick will be recognized at CPAC for being the highest-scoring recipient for this year’s Award for Conservative Excellence. This award is given to Georgia Republicans who personify conservative principles and pass legislation that promotes these principles in their state. Senator Kirkpatrick’s 96/100 score was based on

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AJC Opinion: Stalled insurance contract talks affect patient care

In several states around the country, stalled contract negotiations between hospital systems and insurance companies are affecting access to trusted physicians and hospitals and complicating decisions about patient healthcare. In Georgia, more than 80,000 patients no longer have in-network coverage for physicians and healthcare professionals at Wellstar Health System after negotiations between UnitedHealthcare (UHC) and Wellstar failed to result in

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SENATOR KIRKPATRICK BACKS CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY, LEGISLATION TO SHIELD THE 2ND IN STATE SENATE

(Fayetteville, GA) – Today, GA2A, formerly GeorgiaCarry.org, celebrated the passage of SB319 – “Georgia Constitutional Carry Act of 2021” – and SB259 in the State Senate. “SB 319 is the first bill on permitless carry to pass either chamber,” said Jerry Henry, Executive Director of GA2A. When permitless carry and other protections are signed by Governor Kemp, law abiding citizens

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Update on the 2020 Election

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you in the State Senate. It is an honor to represent Senate District 32 at the Capitol. Over the past month I have received many calls, emails, and social media messages concerning this past election and questions regarding the role the General Assembly plays in this process. I have tried to get back

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Majority Statement on Elections

The Georgia Senate Republicans have heard the calls of millions of Georgians who have raised deep and heartfelt concerns that state law has been violated and our elections process abused in our November 3, 2020 elections. We will fix this. Our state constitution precludes us from calling a special session due to the lack of a three-fifths majority in both

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NFIB Georgia PAC Endorses Dr. Kay Kirkpatrick in Senate District 32 Race

ATLANTA (10/19/2020) – The NFIB Georgia PAC, the political action committee of the state’s leading small business advocacy organization, has endorsed Dr. Kay Kirkpatrick in the Senate District 32 race. The PAC is comprised exclusively of NFIB members.  “Dr. Kay has shown our members that she truly understands the challenges facing Georgia’s job creators,” said Nathan Humphrey, the National Federation of Independent Business’

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Georgia Chamber Endorses Dr. Kay Kirkpatrick for 32nd State Senate District

Atlanta, Georgia – Friday, October 16, 2020 – The Georgia Chamber of Commerce announces its endorsement of Dr. Kay Kirkpatrick for State Senate District 32, which includes all or portions of Cobb and Fulton Counties. Each election cycle, the Chamber’s Political Affairs Council (PAC) vets dozens ofcandidates for office. After working through the endorsement process, business leaders from across the state are confident that,

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The Next Generation of Healthcare in Georgia

After recent years of healthcare priorities being placed on the backburner in Georgia— because of “pure politics,” say sources at the Capitol— the issue came roaring to the forefront this year. The COVID-19 health crisis seeped into every nook and cranny of weakness across the system and wreaked havoc. Rural hospitals that have limited coverage, an onerous insurance process and

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Session 2020 – Legislative Wrap Up

Banking and Financial Institutions Creating Banking Improvement Zones Effective: January 1, 2021 Senate Bill 20, sponsored by Sen. Michael Rhett (D – Marietta), would allow for the establishment of banking improvement zones in under-served areas as authorized by the Department of Community Affairs. Local gov- ernments within banking improvement zones would be able to deposit funds into the banks with

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Governor Kemp Signs Legislation Allowing For Early Prescription Refills During Emergencies

ATLANTA – On Wednesday, Governor Brian Kemp was joined by Commissioner John F. King, State Senator Kay Kirkpatrick, and State Representative Ron Stephens for the signing of legislation to allow for early prescription refills during a state of emergency. Senate Bill 391, which was carried by Senator Kirkpatrick on behalf of the Insurance and Safety FireCommissioner’s Office, allows for the early refill of

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Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick on an Overview of the Legislative Session

ATLANTA (August 5, 2020) | Today, Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick (R – Marietta) joined Governor Brian P. Kemp for the final signing of bills for the 2020 legislative session. In total, the session saw the passage of 342 bills and resolutions, including local and general, 11 of which were legislation carried or sponsored by Sen. Kirkpatrick.   “In spite of the challenges of

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Chamber’s Marquee Mondays return — with social distancing

CUMBERLAND — The Cobb County Chamber of Commerce met for breakfast in smaller numbers and spaced out Monday for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic canceled its Marquee Monday events. The gathering at the Coca-Cola Roxy at the Battery, which saw about 100 people, featured Georgia House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, and a panel of Cobb County state lawmakers

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Georgia Senate backs maternal mortality bill

Georgia senators unanimously approved a bill Monday designed to cut back on the state’s stubbornly high maternal mortality rate.  An amended version of House Bill 1114 now heads back to the House, where legislators have only a few days to act before the end of the 2020 session.  The measure, which senators cleared 48-0, would extend Medicaid for low-income mothers from two to six months following the

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Around Town – Marietta Daily Journal

After confining herself to her east Cobb bedroom for two weeks to recover from a COVID-19 infection, state Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick said she wants people to know they will get through this pandemic and that most folks are going to be fine. Kirkpatrick, who is also a physician, said she first noticed symptoms when she came down with a fever on March

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Nonprofit food donations allowed in Georgia Senate bill

Legislation allowing nonprofit groups to make sandwiches for needy children during summer cleared the Georgia Senate on Thursday. Senate Bill 345, dubbed the “Save Our Sandwiches Bill,” came after state health inspectors halted a Marietta-based summer food program after nearly 24 years of serving free homemade sandwiches to thousands of school children. A technicality in state law barred the nonprofit

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Georgia State Senator Recovers From Coronavirus: ‘I’m really lucky’

A Georgia state senator who contracted coronavirus said she has almost fully recovered. “I’m actually feeling well,” said Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick, R-Marietta.  “So much better now that I have the run of my house, which just started yesterday.  [I’m] still coughing some, but no fever for four days, which is what it took to get out of isolation.”  Kirkpatrick is one of five

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Senate Votes to Regulate Cosmetic Surgery Centers

A Cobb County senator said she wants Georgia to better regulate cosmetic surgery centers, where botched procedures have taken a number of lives in recent years. State Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick, a Marietta Republican, said “medispas” receive business licenses through the secretary of state’s office, but — because they are not categorized as health care facilities — don’t have to adhere

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Kirkpatrick Works to Save Food Program

A program by a Marietta nonprofit to provide sandwiches for hungry children may be saved by a law change being pushed through the Georgia General Assembly by Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick, East Cobb. The “Save our Sandwiches” or “SOS” bill, SB 345, was introduced by Kirkpatrick in the Senate on Jan. 31 and passed unanimously out of the Health and Services

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