The Senate reconvened for week three after a busy week of budget hearings and committee meetings. It was also a very productive week in that we've finally got the ball rolling on a number of pieces of legislation that are sure to benefit the people of Georgia.
We also heard the first two bills of the session on the floor last week-signaling that the 2016 legislative session is well underway. Senate Bill 137 would expand current Georgia law to allow corporations to collect full property insurance payouts when a residence is completely destroyed by fire, and was unanimously passed. Senate Bill 263 would allow police officers who are retiring or injured on-the-job to retain their badge and firearm as compensation.
Again, thank you for allowing me to serve you. As I discussed with my friend Chuck Williams, in his
, it is an honor to hold this "seat of the people." Things are continuing to advance under the Gold Dome and I will keep you updated throughout the legislative session. Please, if you need anything at all let me know. I am here for you!