Legislative Update – Week 11

Friends,
Week Eleven is complete and we are in the final stretch of the 2018 Legislative Session. With two legislative days remaining, lawmakers are working early mornings and late nights to handle the business of the state before Sine Die (adjournment) on March 29.
Legislative Update
This past week, the House passed Senate Bill 139, another piece of legislation that is designed to benefit of our state’s students.
SB 139 would allow local school systems, charter schools and college and career academies to develop and submit new pathways, or focused programs of study. This measure would equip our state’s middle and high school students with the resources needed to attain jobs in high-demand fields after graduation and expand educational opportunities for all of  Georgia’s students.
The House also adopted Resolution 1414, which will examine how to best protect our state’s schools from violence and terror related attacks. It is important that we study how to best protect Georgia’s students, teachers and school staff in a fiscally and constitutionally responsible manner.
Ag Week Under the Gold Dome! 
 
This week, we welcomed Commissioner Gary Black and the Georgia Department of Agriculture to the Capitol for Ag Week.
As the state’s largest and oldest industry, agriculture generates more than $70 billion annually and supports over 70,000 jobs throughout Georgia.
We are incredibly thankful for our farmers and agri-business leaders for their hard work and efforts to keep Georgia growing!
Backing Israel 
This week, I was honored to meet Ambassador Judith Varnai Shorer – Consul General of Israel to the Southeastern United States – and express my longstanding support for one of America’s closest friends and allies.
Under the Gold Dome
On Thursday, I was honored to welcome the Social Circle Rifle Team to the State Capitol. Special Congratulations to Ashley Clegg for making the Air Rifle National Championships. Go Redskins!
Sine Die 
On Thursday night, the final gavel will fall on the 2018 Legislative Session. To watch the legislature in action, click HERE.
As always, it is an honor to represent you and your loved ones in the Georgia General Assembly.  Please feel free to call (404-656-5024) or email (bruce.williamson@house.ga.gov) with any questions or concerns.
Sincerely,
Rep. Bruce Williamson
District 115
Georgia General Assembly

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