Archive for December, 2014

Sen. Ronald Ramsey Pre-Files Bill to Efficiently Fill Vacant Public Officer Seats

Sen Ramseyheadshot07cBIGATLANTA (December 23, 2014) | State Senator Ronald Ramsey (D- Lithonia) pre-filed Senate Bill 10 this week.  The bill seeks to streamline the process of filling vacant elected seats due to the suspension of a public official by allowing the Governor to authorize temporary replacements after 180 days. (more…)

Sen. Renee Unterman Champions “Safe Harbor” Legislation with Candlelight Vigil and Press Conference

Sen. Unterman and a Vigil Attendee

Sen. Unterman and a Vigil Attendee

ATLANTA (December 12, 2014)  |  Sen. Renee Unterman (R – Buford) hosted a press conference and candlelight vigil on Thursday, December 11, in support of proposed legislation for child victims of human trafficking. Senate Bill 8, also known as the “Safe Harbor” bill, was pre-filed on Thursday morning to address several inconsistencies in the prosecution of human trafficking cases in Georgia. The press conference and candlelight vigil were held with the full support and assistance of advocacy groups Street Grace, Wellspring Living, youthSpark and Georgia Cares. Speakers included Rev. Dr. Scott Weimer and Rabbi David Spinrad, as well as Sen. Unterman. (more…)

Sen. Renee Unterman to Pre-File “Safe Harbor” Legislation Tomorrow Morning

ATLANTA (December 10, 2014)  |  Sen. Renee Unterman (R – Buford) will officially pre-file legislation in the Georgia Senate to further the protection of child victims on the morning of Thursday, December 11. The “safe harbor” legislation will address inconsistencies in the prosecution of human trafficking cases at the state level, impose harsher punishments on those convicted of this terrible crime, and create a funding mechanism to provide for the care and rehabilitation of child sex trafficking victims. (more…)

Sen. Vincent Fort Issues Statement on New Developments Surrounding Fort McPherson/Tyler Perry Land Deal

ATLANTA (December 5, 2014) | Sen. Vincent Fort (D- Atlanta) has released the following statement regarding reports that Tyler Perry may have withdrawn his offer to purchase portions of Fort McPherson:

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Sen. Ronald Ramsey Host Westwood College Students

Ramsey_WestwoodCollegeATLANTA (December 5, 2014) | State Senator Ronald Ramsey (D- Lithonia) recently hosted students from Westwood College in the Georgia Senate to complete a class assignment. (more…)