ATLANTA (November 20, 2015) | Sen. Renee Unterman (R – Buford) was honored Thursday with the 2015 Champion of Children Award from the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA). The Foundation highlighted Sen. Unterman’s work on Senate Bill 3, also known as the Supporting and Strengthening Families Act.
“I am honored to receive the Champion of Children Award from the Foundation for Government Accountability,” said Sen. Unterman. “Being a voice for Georgia’s children is a top priority of mine, and I look forward to persistently working with my colleagues in the 2016 legislative session to generate legislation that will continue to improve the lives of children and families all over Georgia.”
“It was clear to us from the beginning that no one worked harder than Sen. Unterman on providing a safety net for the children of Georgia,” said a representative from FGA. “Her work on Senate Bill 3, The Supporting and Strengthening Families Act, will have an impact on the wellbeing of Georgia’s children for decades to come.”
Senate Bill 3 provides an alternative for parents who must temporarily waive parental rights due to circumstances such as military service or substance abuse treatment. The bill also clearly defines the form necessary for executing a written power of attorney for the care of a child.