Georgia Senate Says, “Tell The Truth!”

Senate Bill 7, the legislation authored by Augusta Democrat Ed Tarver passed out of the Georgia Senate today with little fanfare.

Only one Senator, Don Balfour (R – Snellville), voted against the measure.

According to Tarver, the “Truth in Testimony Act” gives the chair of a committee or sub-committee the discretion to administer an oath affirming the testimony an individual gives is true. The bill also allows for sworn testimony to be recorded.

State Sen. Seth Harp (R – Midland) called it a “sad day” when the Senate has to pass legislation mandating truth telling in front of legislative panels.

“I’m sorry to say that [truth telling] is not happening a lot,” Harp said during the short debate of the bill. [We’re] going to tell these people that if you come before these committees, you’re going to tell the truth.”

SB7 cleared the Senate by committee substitute and now heads over to the House for its consideration.

8 comments

  1. Anonymole says:

    Great, now call every member of the House and Senate before the Ethics Committee and ask them if the are current on their taxes.

  2. VeryFast says:

    Great, now call every member of the House and Senate before the Ethics Committee and ask them if the are current on their taxes.

    I agree

  3. lol @ Anonymole.

    Ask them also how much money they made by passing the bail out and stimulus bill. I’m convinced they had a financial stake in the social agenda and the corporations that got the money.

    Senator Chambliss’ staff admits to having a financial stake in a contractor at Robins AFB. Follow the money. Marshall, Chambliss, Kingston, Isakson…they all get money from the corporations, their lawyers and lobbyists.

    These people don’t have to tell the truth. Bills are passed without them reading them. And Americans stand by and do nothing. There is no accountability in government because king can do no wrong.

    I watch as senators and other politicians are FINALLY getting arrested and investigated. I have asked for the investigation of certain Georgia politicians and Federal agents have requested my documentation and evidence. I GLADLY turned it over.

    I hope Georgia politicians are next to hit the news with their backscratching deals at Robins AFB with the contractors and lobbyists.

    There is no truth in Congress. Just money and sweetheart deals.

  4. joe says:

    So if I go before a legislative panel, I have to tell them the truth even though they seldom tell me the truth? Doesn’t sound fair.

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