News from Representative Jimmy Pruett  
Georgia House District 149 
October 2016 

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

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How in the world did 2016 fly by so quickly? Before we know it, we will be ringing in a new year and a new session. Prior to session there are a number of issues that voters must address in the upcoming election. 

Who will be the next President? Will incumbents with general election opposition return to the state house in January? How will study committee reports affect future legislation? And last but certainly not least, will the constitutional amendments on the general election ballot pass or fail? 

I sincerely hope that you have studied and familiarized yourself with the upcoming amendment questions, but just in case, this issue explains each amendment. If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know. I am here for you and I can only do my job in representing you, if I hear from you.  Thank you for allowing me the honor of working on your behalf! It is an honor and pleasure to work on behalf of our district, the great state of Georgia and YOU. 

Amendments - General Election 

Soon after the completion of the 2016 session, I began receiving a number of questions in regards to the upcoming amendments on the November general election ballot. Anytime the General Assembly wants to "change" the Georgia Constitution, we are required to first pass the proposal with a 2/3 vote in both the Senate and the House. Further, proposals passed will then move to the general election ballot, allowing Georgia citizens to have the final say. I know that amendment wording can be tricky so to cut down on the confusion and misinformation, I have taken the liberty of explaining each amendment below.

Rural Broadband Survey

As many of you have personally experienced, we are in dire need of stronger internet connections in rural areas of the state. A study committee has been working diligently over the last few months to address this issue. I firmly believe that with more and more folks telecommuting each year, that they would most certainly move out of Atlanta to other parts of the state if they had access to adequate broadband services. Please take the time to fill out the survey below as this will greatly help determine how we will address this issue during the legislative session and years to come. 

New Ramp- Horse Creek!

On October 18th,  we celebrated the opening of the new Horse Creek boat ramp. Below is an article with great pictures and coverage from the event. Thanks to all whom took the time to attend! This is a great example of how important it is for state and local Governments to work together and communicate.

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