2019-2020 Legislative Session
House Bill 227 prohibits insurance companies from discriminating against victims of abuse and sexual assault. This has been signed into law by the Governor.
House Bill 282 increases the time period local law enforcement is required to hold evidence from sexual assault cases. Currently, local law enforcement preserves evidence for 10 years, but with the Governor's signature, law enforcement will keep evidence for a period of 50 years. This is critical for pending sexual assault cases and has been signed into law by the Governor.
House Bill 522 repeals the “exact match” voter policy that placed over 50,000 voter registrations. Most of the content of this bill was accepted as an amendment to House Bill 316 (Section 6), a comprehensive voting bill that has been signed into law by the Governor. While I did not support House Bill 316 as a whole, the bill provided a mechanism to repeal “exact match.” Voter registrations will now be processed as “active” registrations.
House Bill 670 is a public safety bill that expands the list of documents accepted to obtain a driver's license. This will help non-citizens, individuals who identify as transgender, homeless individuals and those who have may not have access to the documents currently listed under the Department of Driver Services.
House Bill 714 places restrictions on the use of solitary confinement in our prison system. This will eliminate the use of solitary confinement for juveniles, those over the age of 65, pregnant women, individuals who identify as LGBTQ, and individuals who suffer from mental illness or have intellectual, developmental, or physical disabilities.
I honored advocates, nonprofits, and organizations who have demonstrated a commitment to our neighborhoods and communities.
House Resolution194 celebrated the contributions of immigrants and refugees to the Georgia economy
House Resolution 597 observed the 100th Anniversary of the Charter of Local 613 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
House Resolution 740 honored the AJC Peachtree Road Race and their upcoming 50th Peachtree Road Race on July 4, 2019
House Resolution 848 commemorated the 50th National Vietnam Veterans Day