ATLANTA (December 30, 2008) – State Senator John Douglas (R-Social Circle) has pre-filed Senate Bill 14 to help protect school children from sexual predators. The bill simply amends current state law by adding that no one on the National Sex Offender Registry or the state sexual offender registry can be elected to serve on a local board of education.
Archive for December, 2008
By Sen. Chip Pearson
ATLANTA (December 19, 2008) – During this hopeful season we are reminded of the many blessings we enjoy, and we renew our sense of what is important in our lives. We gather with our family and friends to share old traditions and create new ones.
The news tells us stories of families’ Christmas celebrations being less this year due to economic hardships. We hear, “How do I tell my children that there will be less presents under the tree?” (more…)
ATLANTA – (December 18, 2008) Sen. Regina Thomas (D-Savannah) will end her term as state Senator of the 2nd District on January 11, 2009. Sen. Thomas has represented District 2 for almost 15 years, first serving in the House of Representatives from 1995 to 1998 and then in the Senate beginning in 2000. Senator-Elect Lester Jackson (D-Savannah) will succeed Thomas on January 12, 2009, when the legislative session convenes.
ATLANTA – (December 18, 2008) Sen. Emanuel Jones (D-Decatur) was interviewed by FOX Sports this week regarding his leadership in changing Georgia sex offender laws so they are appropriately applied to the crimes committed. The cases of Marcus Dixon and Genarlow Wilson, both charged with sexual offenses after having teenage consensual sex, demonstrated the need for sentencing reform. Dixon now plays for the Dallas Cowboys. Sen. Jones’ interview will air this Sunday, December 21 at 12:00 p.m. on the Fox Sports network.