Yesterday, Georgia's House Judiciary Committee passed House Resolution 178 , which would enable the non-compete legislation enacted last year. The Resolution and the following constitutional amendment are necessary because of prior court rulings stating that the Georgia's legislature lacks the authority to act in this area. The Daily Report indicated that the Resolution would be carried in the Georgia Senate by Sen. William S. Cowsert, R-Athens. If passed by both the House and the Senate, then on the general election ballot in November 2010, Georgia's voters would have an opportunity to approve the proposed constitutional language.