ATLANTA – Governor Brian Kemp signed House Bill 373 into legislation recognizing September 11th as First Responders Appreciation Day in GA.
State Representative Sheila Jones (D-Atlanta) announced that Governor Brian Kemp signed House Bill 373 into law on Wednesday, April 26, 2023. Sponsored by Rep. Jones, this legislation recognizes September 11 as First Responders Appreciation Day in Georgia.
“I am proud to carry this legislation that celebrates and honors Georgia’s first responders,” said Rep. Jones. “The sacrifices made by first responders exemplifies the heroic and dangerous work that first responders do across our state, and it is abundantly fitting that we recognize this day in their honor.”
September 11 will now be recognized annually as First Responders Appreciation Day in Georgia. Under this bill, state agencies, educational institutions, members of the media and all Georgians are encouraged to participate in programs and activities that show appreciation to first responders.
HB 373 received final passage by the Georgia Senate on March 20, 2023.
For more information on HB 373, please click here.
*Editor’s Note: A photo from the bill signing ceremony is attached.
Representative Sheila Jones represents the citizens of District 60, which includes portions of Fulton County (the city of Atlanta & the city of South Fulton). She was elected to the House of Representatives in 2004 and currently serves on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education. She also serves on the Health, Juvenile Justice and Transportation committees.