Kemp announces overhaul of Citizen’s Arrest Statute

Release: Governor Kemp Announces Overhaul of Citizen's Arrest Statute Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced bipartisan legislation to overhaul Georgia's citizen's arrest statute. The bill is being carried by Kemp Administration Floor Leader Representative…

New Georgia legislation may allow ex-felons to vote

Release: Democratic State Legislators Introduce Legislation to End Felony Disenfranchisement in Georgia ATLANTA – State Representatives Josh McLaurin (D-Sandy Springs), Bee Nguyen (D-Atlanta), Gregg Kennard (D-Lawrenceville), Kim Schofield (D-Atlanta), Rebecca Mitchell (D-Snellville) and Erick Allen…

Gov. Kemp signs new healthcare legislation

Release: Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today signed several pieces of legislation to ensure a safer and healthier Georgia. Among the bills signed at a ceremony at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital were bills to reduce…

Kemp issues statement on signing of HB 426

Release: Kemp, Duncan, Ralston Issue Statements on Signing of HB 426 JUNE 29, 2020 Atlanta, GA - Governor Brian P. Kemp, Lieutenant Governor Duncan, and Speaker David Ralston today issued the following statements following the signing…

Georgia > Transportation, Schools, Religion lead State Agenda

ATLANTA -- Three provocative pieces of legislation are on track to floor votes in the General Assembly. Georgia lawmakers' Thursday calendars include a multi-million dollar transportation funding package, Gov. Nathan Deal's proposal to allow state…

Atlanta > House to Consider Transportation Bill, Among…

ATLANTA -- The state House is expected to consider key components of HB 170, the Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Monday at the Capitol.  It headlines other legislation under consideration in Atlanta. HB 170, sponsored…

Ga. Lawmakers Cash in on Lobbyist Gifts Before…

ATLANTA, GA - Some Georgia lawmakers took great advantage of lobbyist gifts just before the New Year. A new law takes effect January 1st that will tighten regulations on gifts received by members of the…