Henry County bills pass state house

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On Monday, March 29, the state house convened for its 39th legislative day. Two Henry County bills passed during the local calendar. The bills — SB 285 & SB 286 — now head to the governor’s desk to await his signature. Update: SB 306 passed the state house on Wednesday, March 31. Governor Kemp signed the bill on Friday, April 2.

Georgians praise murder conviction in George Floyd case as win for justice

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The Georgia Democratic Party and ACLU are among those praising a Minnesota jury’s verdict Tuesday afternoon after it found a former Minneapolis police officer guilty of murdering George Floyd. The Hennepin County jury deliberated 10 hours before finding Derek Chauvin guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, charges that come with a maximum 40-year sentence.

The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus and Chairwoman Sen. Tonya Anderson Applaud the Passage of House Bill 479

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ATLANTA (March 10, 2021) | In response to the Georgia House adopting House Bill 479, the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus Chairwoman Senator Tonya Anderson (D – Lithonia) issues the following statement: “The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus is on record in supporting House Bill 479, legislation that would end the practice of citizen’s arrest in Georgia. I am proud the House …

Proposed bill makes image-based revenge a felony

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Scorned lovers should think twice about posting nude photos of their exes on the web. The Georgia Senate agreed to changes made to Senate Bill 78, sponsored by Sen. Harold Jones II (D – Augusta) March 31. If signed by Governor Brian Kemp, SB78 makes it a felony to post photographs or videos expressing nudity or sexually explicit conduct by […]

State lawmakers react on voting law impacts in GA

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ATLANTA, GA (WJBF)– Many Georgia based companies have come under pressure to take a stance after the voting rights law was recently passed. “We increased access,  and increased voter integrity. I think it is disappointing whether it’s Coke, or Delta, or MLB. They are caving to loud, strident, progressive crowds.” Said Jesse Petrea.

Georgia’s Legislative Black Caucus calls on business community to oppose voting reform bills

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Georgia’s Legislative Black Caucus is joining civic groups trying to engage the private sector in pushing back against voter reform bills moving through the state legislatures. “Our whole message to the business community leaders is we cannot afford for them to be silent,” said Rep. Derrick Jackson, D-Tyrone, vice-chair of the Legislative Black Caucus. They say as the largest legislative …

Rep. Gilliard Launches Nationwide Effort to Repeal Citizen’s Arrest Laws

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ATLANTA – State Representative Carl Gilliard (D-Garden City) today announced that he will launch a nationwide effort to repeal citizen’s arrest laws in other U.S. states. “In light of the tragic murder of Amhaud Arbery and the outdated and antiquated laws of yesteryear, it is time that we move the nation forward,” said Rep. Gilliard. “We must allow the professionals, …

Rep. Sandra G. Scott, Clayton County Delegation, Commissioner Sonna Gregory to Host a White Flag Memorial Ceremony Honoring Clayton County Citizens Lost Due to COVID-19

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ATLANTA – State Representative Sandra G. Scott (D-Rex), along with other members of the Clayton County Legislative Delegation and Clayton County Commissioner Sonna Gregory, will host a white flag memorial ceremony to honor Clayton County citizens lost due to COVID-19 on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 10 a.m. at the Historic Clayton County Courthouse in Jonesboro.

Georgia Senate Passes Anti-“Revenge Porn” Bill

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ATLANTA (March 10, 2020) | On Friday, March 5, 2021, the Georgia Senate passed Senate Bill 78, sponsored by Sen. Harold Jones II (D – Augusta). SB 78 would make it a felony to distribute sexually explicit content on a pornographic website with the intent of harassing or causing financial harm to the victim.