News from Representative Jimmy Pruett  
Georgia House District 149 
August / September 2016 

  • Agriculuture
  • STAR- ACT
  • New Laws 
Committee Work

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Constituent Services
Rep. Pruett is dedicated to serving the people of District 149! Below is a list of services available to all residents in Rep. Pruett's district.

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Contact Rep. Pruett:
Rep. Jimmy Pruett
401-D State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334

404-656-7855

  It is hard to believe that we are now in the last quarter of 2016. As you can imagine, we have already begun focusing on issues that may arise during the 2017 session. Medicaid expansion, education reform, telecommunication  access in rural areas, as well as healthcare will be major components of the upcoming session. 

I have received a number of inquiries about the upcoming amendments on the November ballot. My next update will cover what those amendments are and what they mean for Georgia. In the meantime, p lease reach out to me directly if you have any questions regarding issues. Thank you for allowing me the honor of working on your behalf! It is a pleasure to do so and I look forward to what the future holds for our great state and district!

Georgia Agriculture  

It is no secret that Georgia's Agricultural industry is key to our state's economic wellbeing. In fact, Agriculture is Georgia's largest and oldest industry and contributes over $70 billion annually to our state economy. In fact, one in seven Georgians work in agriculture, forestry or related fields. According to USDA Georgia farmers currently operate over 40,000 farms, which encompass approximately 9.3 million acres of land. Although nicknamed, "The Peach State", Georgia is also ranked as top producers in chicken, blueberries, peanuts and pecans.  In order to protect the well being of our AG Industry, we make sure that legislation and sound policy on the state level is passed each year to benefit our Georgia farms. 

STAR ACT  

Atlanta, Ga.| Georgia Governor Nathan Deal took a big step to help abused animals in the state when he signed the State Taxpayer Animal Relief Act (STAR-Act), SB 356 into law earlier last week. The legislation establishes a legal process so that anyone who has had his or her animals lawfully seized due to cruelty may be required to pay for the animals' care while the cruelty case is prosecuted.  If the defendant refuses to pay, he or she will have to forfeit the animals that can then be placed in a new home. 


New Laws

It is hard to believe that summer has come to an end and a new school year has begun! While many of us enjoyed vacations and a relaxing summer, Georgia government was in full swing. While the rest of the world celebrates the New Year on January 1st, the state of Georgia celebrates beginning anew on July 1st

The first day of July is not only the start of our state's fiscal year; it is also the day when most laws passed in the previous session go into effect. Below you will find a quick review of major bills passed, now officially set in Georgia code. 

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