ATLANTA – State Representatives Sandra Scott (D-Rex), Kim Schofield (D-Atlanta) and Viola Davis (D-Stone Mountain) today issued the following statements regarding the U.S. Senate recently confirming Ketanji Brown Jackson as the first Black female justice to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court:
Georgia House Adopts Rep. Gilliard’s Legislation to Encourage Creation of Gullah Geechee Heritage Society
ATLANTA – State Representative Carl Gilliard (D-Savannah) today announced that the Georgia House of Representatives adopted House Resolution 625, which allows the House to officially encourage the state to establish a Georgia Gullah Geechee Heritage Society.
Rep. Gilliard to Host “Empowerment Series” Event for Rental, Utility Assistance
ATLANTA – State Representative Carl Gilliard (D-Garden City) will host an “Empowerment Series” event to support residents in need of rental and utility assistance on Monday, April 11, 2022, at 3 p.m. at the Southwest Regional Library Auditorium in Savannah.
Rep. Gilliard to Hold Press Conference on Legislation to Address Lynching Cold Cases
ATLANTA – State Representative Carl Gilliard (D-Savannah) will hold a press conference to announce legislation to address Georgia’s lynching cold cases on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. at the South Wing Steps of the Georgia State Capitol.
Rep. Neal’s Legislation to Create HOPE Scholarship Small Business Grants Approved by House Subcommittee
ATLANTA – State Representative Yasmin Neal (D-Jonesboro) today announced that House Bill 1530, legislation to create HOPE scholarship small business grants, was recently approved by the House Regulated Industries Lottery Oversight-Gaming Subcommittee on March, 9, 2022.
Rep. Mandisha A. Thomas’ Solar Power Awareness Measure Incorporated into Bill Approved by House Committee
ATLANTA – State Representative Mandisha A. Thomas (D-South Fulton) today announced that portions of House Bill 966, or the Solar Consumer Awareness Act, was recently incorporated into legislation that was approved by the House Energy, Utilities & Telecommunications Committee on March 9, 2022. Sponsored by State Rep. Joseph Gullett (R-Dallas), HB 1494 now includes provisions from Rep. Thomas’ legislation to …
Rep. Erica Thomas Will Not Seek Re-election
ATLANTA – State Representative Erica Thomas (D-Austell) today announced that she will not seek re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives. She will continue to serve the remainder of her current term in office, which will expire when the Georgia General Assembly convenes for the 2023 legislative session. Rep. Thomas also issued the following statement:
Rep. Thomas Announces House Passage of Legislation to Incorporate City of Mableton
ATLANTA – State Representative Erica Thomas (D-Austell) today announced that the Georgia House of Representatives passed House Bill 839, legislation which would create a ballot referendum for area residents to consider incorporating the City of Mableton. HB 839, sponsored by Rep. Thomas, will now head to the Senate for consideration.
Rep. Mallow Introduces Legislation to Eliminate Death Penalty, Life Without Parole for Minors
ATLANTA – State Representative Derek Mallow (D-Savannah) recently introduced House Bill 1542, legislation which would eliminate the possibility of the death penalty or life without parole for inmates who were convicted as minors.
Rep. Schofield Presents Urban Farming Legislation to House Agriculture & Consumer Affairs Committee
ATLANTA – State Representative Kim Schofield (D-Atlanta) recently presented House Resolution 880, legislation that would encourage local governments to combat food deserts through urban farming, during a House Agriculture & Consumer Affairs Committee meeting on Tuesday, March 8.