The Georgia Republican Party’s State Committee takes up the Resolutions proposed at the May State Convention today. As you recall, these Resolutions could not be voted on because a quroum no longer existed.
Robert Lee is live blogging the event so you can follow the play by play here.
An alternative has been offered by the folks pushing to switch Georgia to a caucus State. Apparently they now wish to form a Study committee to look at the issue.
As I type, a few of the less controversial Resolutions have passed, one has failed:
1:42p: WHAT?!? The resolution honoring Sue Everhart passed without discussion? High drama… Joking aside, we should be saying thank you to our previous Chairman who did a significant part to build this party.
1:44p: We honor the military in the Republican Party, and we oppose using foreign law in the interpretation and application of American law in American courts. Who. Knew.
1:48p: Our first disagreement. Someone brought up LEED certification in discussion of the forestry resolution. Most of the room is looking around and wondering what LEED certification is and how it helps us cut down trees faster.
1:52p: Someone brings up a good point. Resolutions should be used to speak to major, pressing issues of the Republican Party and not engage ourselves in a legislative debate…and calling to question brings up a question about how the vote went. First standing vote of the Committee. DRINK!
1:55p: Initial look is the resolution discouraging the use of LEED certification will fail. As the final count comes in…
1:58p: 48 aye, 95 nay. Resolution fails. Trees rejoice all across Georgia, and the GOP strengthens its street cred with Granolas everywhere. Now onto civil forfeiture, which has been flooding my inbox the past couple of days with the floor speeches that are about to be given.
We’ll have more updates when warranted.
Via Robert Lee here are the outcomes:
3:41p: Just as a quick update, if I’m not mistaken, resolutions break down as thus:
Honoring Sue Everhart – PASS
LEED Opposition – FAIL
Civil Forfeiture – TABLED
Nominating Conventions/Study Committee – FAILED
Common Core Opposition – PASSED
State Party Platform – FAILED
Honoring Military – PASS
American Law for Georgia Courts – PASS