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:
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.
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.
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.
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: