The Georgia General Assembly completed the 2023 legislative session on Wednesday, March 29th. I have returned home to District 60 (Fulton County: city of Atlanta & city of South Fulton) to spend more time in our community.
During the 40 legislative days that spanned over three months, my colleagues and I worked diligently to pass impactful and beneficial legislation on behalf of our constituents. As a result, the House sent 87 general bills, 183 local bills and three resolutions to the governor for his consideration (this does not include any Senate legislation that received final passage).
Some of the Bills that have been signed by the governor.
HB 373 – Sponsored by Rep. Sheila Jones
Designating September 11 of each year as "First Responders Appreciation Day" in Georgia
Thank you Audraine Jackson for asking me to introduce this important legislation
Voting and Elections
SB 129 - relating to primaries & elections generally; provide time off for employees to advance vote
Judiciary Non-Civil/ Public Safety
HB 497 - authorize the use of certified medication aides in penal institutions
SB 11 – enact Georgia Fights Terrorism Act
SB 44 - mandatory minimum penalties for violations of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
SB 60 - illegal for certain persons to purchase, possess, obtain, or sell or attempt to purchase, possess, obtain, or sell used, detached catalytic converters, used utility wire, or used communications copper
SB 68 - include the offense of dogfighting as racketeering activity
SB 155 - provide for offense of interfering w/ harming a public safety animal/ search & rescue animal
SB 218 - provide for the issuance of identification cards to persons completing a term of incarceration
Other Bills Signed by the Governor
HB 147 – enact Safe Schools Act; provide for a school safety anti-gang endorsement for eligible certificated professional personnel and
HB 340 - provide for daily duty-free planning periods for teachers in grades six through 12
HB 538 - provide for the "Georgia Early Literacy Act"; to require the State Board of Education to approve high-quality instructional
SB 45 - relating to health of students in elementary and secondary education, so as to provide for the care of students being treated for epilepsy or a seizure disorder
SB 211 – establish Georgia Council on Literacy to require local school systems to develop and implement five-year literacy plans for students in kindergarten through grade five
Children & Families
HB 129 - expand temporary assistance for needy families’ eligibility criteria to pregnant women
To See All Bills Signed By the Governor got to www.gov.gerogia.gov
Click the 3 lines at the top right.
Click Executive Action
Click ‘Signed Legislation’ -or- ‘Vetoed Legislation’