Legislation filed in the Senate would create a new Innovation Commission for Georgians that would address issues facing the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) community such as transportation, housing, employment, systems management and more. Senate Bill 198, which is sponsored by Sen. Sally Harrell, D-Atlanta, and Sen. John Albers, R-Roswell, has been assigned to the Senate Committee on Health and Human Service.

Legislators, self-advocates, concerned members of the public, family members and service providers for adults with IDD stood with Sen. Harrell for the announcement of the bill, as well as the findings of a Senate Study Committee that met during the off-session to discuss a number of issues including the next steps to take to further access to waivers and wages for Georgians with IDDs and their caregivers. 

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