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Update from the Gold Dome

By: Sen. Jeff Mullis (R – Chickamauga)

The General Assembly took a break from the regular legislative schedule during the week of January 19 – 23 to attend budget briefings and review the funding requests presented by state agencies. While the Governor’s budget recommendations are certainly a guiding framework, it is up to the House and Senate to finalize the general FY 2016 and the amended FY 2015 appropriations bills—right down to the very last line item. While the amended FY 2015 bill has already passed the House and is now undergoing review in the Senate, the general FY 2016 budget will take much longer to evaluate.


Update from the Gold Dome: Week 1

By: Sen. Jeff Mullis (R – Chickamauga)

The 153rd legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly began on Monday January 12, with a ceremonial call to order by Lt. Governor Casey Cagle. The first day of the legislative session is always filled with necessary organizational votes and procedures, and this year was no different. The full Senate body confirmed second terms for both President Pro Tempore David Shafer (R – Duluth) and Secretary of the Senate David Cook, and also approved the rules that will govern us throughout the next two-year term. All 56 state senators took the oath of office and were sworn in by State Supreme Court Justice Hugh Thompson, with family members and friends present.


Sen. Jeff Mullis Named One of Georgia’s Most Influential People

ATLANTA (January 8, 2015)  |  For the seventh consecutive year, Georgia Trend magazine has named Sen. Jeff Mullis (R – Chickamauga) to its Power List of “100 Most Influential Georgians.” The list highlights individuals who have accomplished something significant for the state and have had a positive impact on the livelihood of all Georgians. (more…)

Sen. Jeff Mullis to Chair Senate 9-1-1 System Modernization Study Committee

ATLANTA (July 7, 2014)  |  Lt. Governor Casey Cagle has selected Sen. Jeff Mullis (R — Chickamauga) to chair the Senate 9-1-1 System Modernization Study Committee. Over the next several months, this study committee will analyze the Georgia Emergency Telephone Number 9-1-1 Service Act of 1977 and subsequent amendments; specifically looking for areas where the law can be improved or updated. The committee’s work will emphasize the role of mobile communications in both the collection and dissemination of information that is most valuable in an emergency situation.

“Emergency response is a crucial function of state and local government,” said Sen. Mullis. “With new telecommunications technologies being created and implemented, it is important to look at ways we, as a state, can improve and adapt to best serve the people of Georgia. This issue is near and dear to me, and I’m thankful for this opportunity.”

“I’m happy to appoint Sen. Mullis to the Senate 9-1-1 System Modernization Study Committee and look forward to thoroughly evaluating their findings,” said Lt. Governor Casey Cagle. “Sen. Mullis has been a leader on these issues, and I’m thankful he’s lending his time and expertise to the important work this committee will perform.”

Sen. Mullis is a former City of Chickamauga Fire Chief. This experience has provided him with extensive knowledge and keen insight regarding Georgia’s emergency communications systems.

The passage of Senate Resolution 1203 during the 2014 legislative session created the Senate 9-1-1 System Modernization Study Committee. As stated in the resolution, the committee consists of five members of the Senate including at least two members from the of the Senate’s standing committee Regulated Industries and Utilities Committee, as appointed by the Lt. Governor.

The committee must report its findings on or before December 1, 2014.


For Immediate Release:
July 7, 2014

For Information Contact:
Jennifer Yarber, Director

Sen. Jeff Mullis Announces New Tax Incentives for Local Amusement Park

ATLANTA (May 12, 2014)  |  Sen. Jeff Mullis (R – Chickamauga) is proud to announce that as of April 18, 2014, the South’s favorite family amusement park – Lake Winnepesaukah of Rossville – is the first tourism destination approved for a tax incentive under the Georgia Tourism Development Act. With the addition of their $5 million new water park expansion, SOAK YA, Lake Winnepesaukah is helping Georgia continue to both draw new visitors and keep familiar ones returning. The ten year agreement involves a partial sales tax refund for Lake Winnepesaukah on the increased revenues due to the addition of SOAK YA Water Park in 2013. (more…)