The Georgia House of Representatives cast a whopping 392 votes over 40 days, excluding attendance votes.
Jan Tankersley, who represents parts of Bulloch and Bryan counties, voted NO 1.79% of the time. She skipped a total of 7 votes during the 40-day session. A “skipped” vote is recorded as “Not Voting,” though the representative was present on the House floor. When lawmakers are absent, they are instead marked ‘Excused,’ so a ‘Not voting’ mark means the representative was present but simply did not cast a vote on the measure at hand.
- HB 322 changing the bid process for local governments
- HB 198 which would have loosened Certificate of Need regulations and opened the marketplace for hospitals
- A handful of local legislation pieces impacting Douglas and Clayton counties.
Tankersley supported the heartbeat bill, the hate crimes legislation, in-state cultivation of marijuana, an extension on the hospital bed tax, and a number of tax credits and exemptions for some Georgia businesses.
Among the bills Tankersley skipped:
- HB 92 which changes how municipal court judges obtain continuing education hours.
- HB 213 which allows industrial hemp to be grown in Georgia
- HB 516 relating to the regulation of structural engineers.
- HB 346 which regulates relationships between landlords and tenants
- SB 18 – the Direct Primary Care Act to allow doctors to negotiate with patients outside of insurance without additional regulation from the state
- HB 84 relating to the insurance regulations in the state
Tankersley was also the lead sponsor of HB 456 which reduces the number of local governments subject to annual financial audits.