Governor Deal Signs Georgia First Informer Broadcast Act
GAB President Bob Houghton, GAB Legislative Committee Members, GBI, GEMA, and GAB Member Broadcasters and staff members joined Governor Nathan Deal in his office as he signed the Georgia First Informer Broadcast Act into law April 24.
During times of emergency the public turns to their local broadcast radio and TV stations for updates and public safety information. GFIBA grants certified broadcasters access to disaster-affected areas for the purpose of insuring transmission of emergency related information to the citizens of Georgia. Primarily GFIBA allows broadcasters access to their studios, towers and transmitter sites during emergencies and ensure that valuable supplies and equipment needed to stay on the air will not be impeded by emergency lines. First Responders regularly use the airwaves to share accurate, timely information including the re-routing of roads and highways during evacuation.
Thanks to all of our members and partners who went above and beyond to help make this day a reality.