Sen. Ed Harbison Appointed to Serve on the Senate COAM Study Committee

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ATLANTA (August 18, 2020) | Sen. Ed Harbison (D – Columbus) was appointed by Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan last week to serve on the Senate COAM Study Committee. “The formation of this committee was a bipartisan effort that cleared the Senate with overwhelming support,” said Sen. Harbison. “It is imperative that lawmakers reexamine the guidelines surrounding the COAM industry to …

Sen. Lester Jackson Appointed to Serve on the Senate Educating Adult Students Study Committee

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ATLANTA (August 20, 2020) | Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan announced last week that Sen. Lester Jackson (D – Savannah) has been appointed to serve as a member of the Senate Educating Adult Students Study Committee. “The opportunities granted to an individual through furthered education are endless,” said Sen. Jackson. “As state leaders, we must do everything in our power to …

Sen. Harold Jones Appointed to Senate Law Enforcement Reform Study Committee

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ATLANTA (August 19, 2020) | Last week, Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan appointed Sen. Harold Jones (D – Augusta) to the Senate Law Enforcement Reform Study Committee. “Earlier this year, the General Assembly passed and the Governor signed into law a bill establishing a hate crime statute in Georgia,” said Sen. Jones. “While this was an important and necessary step, it …

Sen. Tonya Anderson Appointed to Senate Educating Adult Students Study Committee

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ATLANTA (August 18, 2020) | Last week, Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan appointed Sen. Tonya Anderson (D – Lithonia) to serve on the Senate Educating Adult Students Study Committee. “Adult education gives adults the opportunity to learn new skills and gain the qualifications needed to become more employable,” said Sen. Anderson. “Most jobs today expect applicants to hold a high school …

Sen. Freddie Powell Sims Appointed to the Senate Study Committee on Music Workforce Development

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ATLANTA (August 14, 2020) | Recently, Sen. Freddie Powell Sims (D – Dawson) was one of six total members appointed by Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan to serve on the Senate Study Committee on Music Workforce Development. “I am thankful to serve alongside my peers on an issue that will help revolutionize Georgia’s music industry and by extension, the state’s economy …

Rep. Gilliard to Host Empowerment Breakfast Club on the State of Education

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ATLANTA – State Representative Carl Gilliard (D-Garden City) will host the “Empowerment Breakfast Club” to discuss the state of education on Saturday, August 29, 2020, at 10 a.m. at the Empowerment Center in Garden City. Georgia State School Superintendent Richard Woods will serve as the keynote speaker during this event.

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signs bipartisan ‘second chance’ bill into law

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Governor Brian Kemp has signed legislation that will provide a process for rehabilitated Georgians to move beyond their criminal history by restricting and sealing certain conviction records – a process most states call expungement. SB 288, authored by Sen. Tonya Anderson (D-Lithonia) and guided through the House by Rep. Houston Gaines (R-Athens), received unanimous support in both the House and …

Sen. Gloria Butler Appointed to Chair Senate Study Committee on Surgical Smoke Evacuation Systems

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ATLANTA (August 10, 2020) | Sen. Gloria Butler (D – Stone Mountain) was appointed today by Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan to serve as the Chairwoman of the Senate Study Committee on Surgical Smoke Evacuation Systems. “Now, more than ever, we need to prioritize the needs and well-being of our healthcare systems, workers and their patients,” said Sen. Butler. “By recognizing …