ATLANTA (March 3, 2022) | Today, Senate Bill 537, sponsored by Sen. Harold Jones II (D – Augusta), passed the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Consumer Affairs. SB 537 would create the Georgia Food Security Advisory Council, which will be charged with eradicating food insecurity in Georgia.
ATLANTA – State Representative Mike Glanton (D-Jonesboro) commends the House passage of House Bill 1064, legislation which would create a tax exemption for military retirement income. Rep. Glanton previously co-sponsored similar legislation, House Bill 7, during the 2019 legislative session to create this tax exemption for military retirees.
ATLANTA – State Representatives Sandra Scott (D-Rex), Kim Schofield (D-Atlanta), Rhonda Burnough (D- Riverdale) and Viola Davis (D-Stone Mountain) recently filed complaints with the State Bar of Georgia against three attorneys who were involved in the Ahmaud Arbery homicide case. The State Bar of Georgia responded to each complaint and dismissed the grievances.
ATLANTA (February 13, 2022) | Senator Kim Jackson introduced the bipartisan “Second Chance” Hemp Farming Bill, SB 481, which allows persons with a misdemeanor or a felony (with certain restrictions) to grow industrial hemp, bringing Georgia in alignment with federal law.
ATLANTA – State Representative Donna McLeod (D-Lawrenceville) today announced her plans to continue her work on House Bill 71, legislation that would study the state’s education funding formula and the benefits of mandating pre-kindergarten and kindergarten education. Rep. McLeod made her announcement and discussed HB 71 during a press conference earlier today.
ATLANTA (February 9, 2022) | Today, Sen. Harold Jones II (D – Augusta), released the following statement on Senate Bill 457 and Senate Bill 458, relating to the redistricting of the Richmond County Commission and Richmond County Board of Education:
ATLANTA – State Representative Mandisha Thomas (D-South Fulton) will host the “Heart of the Matter Cardiologist” virtual health summit on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, from 6- 8 p.m. To register for this virtual event, please click here.
ATLANTA (February 3, 2022) | Today, Senator Donzella James (D – Atlanta) held a private event for her constituents and colleagues at the Capitol to honor and celebrate the life and legacy of Rosa Parks. Sen. James presented The Rosa Project, a foundation formed to raise funds in honor of Rosa Parks, with a resolution recognizing the many accomplishments of Rosa Parks …
ATLANTA – State Representative Viola Davis (D-Stone Mountain) seeks to make constituents aware that a local referendum would be required to change the composition/number of members on the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners. Rep. Davis recently consulted the Georgia General Assembly Office of Legislative Counsel regarding recent efforts to change the county’s super district commission seats and/or add new regular …
ATLANTA – State Representative Sandra Scott (D-Rex) recently introduced House Bills 962 and 971, legislation that would require gun owners to store their firearms in a secure manner and report if a firearm has been lost or stolen.