News from Representative Jimmy Pruett  
Georgia House District 149 
2018

  • Amendment Review
  • Special Session
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.

- School Visits & Student Engagement

 

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Page Program 


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Event / Meeting Updates

 

- State Agency Assistance                         

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

404-656-7855
TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO EARLY VOTE. This Tuesday, remaining Georgia voters will flock to the polls to choose their new state leadership. Early voting numbers are record high, which is great news for democracy!  In our district alone, the average early vote for 2018 shows a 171% increase than this time in 2014. 

Aside from those seeking elective office, voters will also determine the fate of five constitutional amendments and two statewide referendums. If approved these amendments will officially change the current state constitution. I have taken the liberty of explaining each amendment and state referendum below in my full highlight below.  

I think it is safe to say, we are ALL ready for the elections to be over! As we head into the final weekend of campaigning, I can't help but to reflect over how much the political rhetoric has changed over the last few years. It greatly saddens me that the days of civility and respectful discourse have seemingly dissipated. It is my prayer that we return to the days where we can "agree to disagree" and do so in a manner that would make our Mama's proud. I have many friends from ALL walks of life and the Georgia we are seeing, is NOT the Georgia I know.  I ask each of you to remember, that regardless of differing policy ideas or party politics- most of us are under the Gold Dome for the right reasons. To serve our state, our communities and her citizens which we hold dear. 

Thank you for allowing me to serve you. May God bless each and every one of you and may he continue to bless our great state. 


Amendment Overview

Georgia votes will have the last say on whether or not we officially change our state Constitution.  Amendment wording can be tricky; to cut down on confusion and misinformation, I have taken the liberty of explaining each amendment and state referendum below.  


Special Session 

We recently received news that Governor Deal has called a Special Session set to convene one week after the election, November 13th. The Georgia General Assembly will be reviewing budget changes due to the devastation recently caused by historic Hurricane Michael. Per Georgia law, we will be required to meet at least five days. I will of course keep you updated on any other pertinent news which may arise during the Special Session. 
 


As released October 23, from the press office of Governor Deal...
 
Gov. Nathan Deal today notified House Speaker David Ralston and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle that he plans to call for a special legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly. The special session is set to convene on Tuesday, Nov. 13.
"Georgia was severely impacted by Hurricane Michael and many communities across our state sustained heavy financial losses," said Deal. "In response, I will ask the General Assembly to take immediate action and lead the way in spurring rapid economic recovery for southwest Georgia communities. Our state budget also needs to be amended to ensure that we adequately cover our obligations. I hope to work quickly with the General Assembly in the coming days to provide support to the Georgia communities that need it most." 
The regular session of the 2018 General Assembly adjourned sine die on March 29, 2018. Article V, Section II, Paragraph VII of the Constitution of the State of Georgia grants the governor the power to convene a special session of the General Assembly.