Urgent: Action Needed in Georgia House
Do-Or-Die for Microchip Bill
S.B. 235, introduced by Senator Chip Pearson the latter part of the 2009 session, started in the Senate the same bill that remains blocked in the House. It’s a bill requiring personal consent before a microchip could be implanted in that person. His intent was to introduce the bill in 2009, so he could work it through the system early this year, which he did. It passed the Senate 47 – 2 on February 4th. Although it requires personal permission for a human to be implanted with a microchip, it does not prevent voluntary implantation for those choosing implants.
Interestingly, when a microchip bill reached the House floor in 2008, I asked Representative Austin Scott to vote for it. Instead of agreeing to vote for it, he explained this to me, “I won’t vote for any bill that says I can’t microchip my children!” However, under the personal permission concept, parental authority over minors would allow parents to have minor children implanted with a microchip, just as parents now authorize other surgeries for minor children.
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