ATLANTA (July 28, 2017) | Sen. Frank Ginn (R – Danielsville) has been appointed by Lt. Governor Casey Cagle to serve as Co-Chair of the Joint Study Committee on Stream Buffers in Georgia.
“The goal of the study committee is to find legislative solutions to address the critical issue of protecting Georgia’s water supply while also protecting the rights of private property owners,” said Sen. Ginn. “My colleagues and I will work with experts and stakeholders to determine the best steps forward to find the right balance.”
“These study committees are invaluable resources for the legislature as we seek to build a stronger, more economically productive state – in which all Georgians are rewarded for their hard work,” said Lt. Governor Cagle. “Our chairmen and committee members will thoroughly evaluate these issues to determine how the state of Georgia can maximize our potential. I am confident Sen. Ginn will bring forward new ideas to build a better Georgia as we prepare for our next legislative session and beyond.”
Sen. Ginn sponsored Senate Resolution 152 which created the Joint Study Committee on Stream Buffers in Georgia. The study committee is comprised of 17 members who will determine what the best course of action will be to address water protection while also maintaining private property rights. The study committee is responsible for submitting a report of findings and recommendations, including proposed legislation, by December 31, 2017.
Follow the link below for the Lt. Governor’s press release:
For Immediate Release:
July 27, 2017
Ines Owens, Director