The measure seeks to toughen punishments for crimes committed “because of the actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, mental disability, or physical disability of such” by creating a new code section
A bill filed in the Georgia House that would restrict local government power and strengthen private property rights of landowners was met with strong opposition in the House Rules committee on Wednesday morning.
Senator David Perdue Announces New Subcommittee Chairmanships
Georgia Right to Life (GRTL) said Monday that the organization is encouraged by legislation that has been introduced in the Georgia House of Representatives that could save thousands of innocent lives.
Private corporations would not be able to operate correctional facilities in Georgia under a new bill proposed by a number of state representatives. The bill follows a state audit that showed private prisons are not more cost effective for taxpayers over state-run prisons.
“This legislation allows Georgia to leverage federal aviation funds to directly benefit rural airports, create jobs, and spur economic growth in surrounding communities.”
Georgia lawmakers would have to jump through additional hoops before adopting legislation to offer tax credits and to impose new tax credits under two measures introduced this week.
Landlords would not be permitted to retaliate, as defined by the state, against tenants who complain about landlord services if a new measure filed in the Georgia House passes.
One of the licensing fees was reduced, but more regulation was imposed across the board.
"Georgia is fast becoming the Cyber Capital of the World, so we must have a workforce ready to take on the jobs of the 21st century," said Governor Kemp.