Gold Dome Update  
Highlights from the House  
2017 Session Review

It has been nearly two months since the 2017 legislative session of the General Assembly came to a close. Although session came to an end, we continued to work with the Governor’s office in hopes of getting our bills signed into law. Per Georgia law, Governor Deal is given 40 days after session adjourns to either sign or veto proposed legislation. If no signature or veto was taken by this year’s May 9th deadline, the legislation automatically becomes law, effective July 1. This year we took action on a number of important measures. Education, healthcare, public safety and military affairs were top priorities as we continue our efforts to move Georgia forward. Below you will find a highlight of major bills passed during our 40 days on Capitol Hill.      

Please click the image below for your wrap-up of the 2017 Legislative Session!

If you are interested in learning more about the bills listed above, or other legislation passed this session please visit, and click on the legislation tab. Although session is adjourned for the remainder of the year, our schedules remain hectic with study committees, constituent issues, legislative panels and district events. Special thanks to the many organizations who have invited us to join them! 
On May 8th, we had the pleasure of attending Governor Deal's bill signing ceremony for a number of measures important to our community. I’m thankful to Governor Deal and my colleagues in the House and Senate for helping pass House Bills 340, 470 and Senate Bill 104. These pieces of legislation reflect our commitment to the well-being of our citizens, and I’m confident that each measure will greatly benefit all Georgians. I’m proud of our diligent work this session, and I look forward seeing to the positive impacts these measures will have on our state. Click here for full release. 
A huge thanks to our Robins Regional Chamber for giving us the opportunity to update our community on measures addressed during the 2017 legislative session.

Mothers Day weekend we had the pleasure of attending various events across middle Georgia! Pictured below:  Georgia Military College Mother's Day Parade, the Warner Robins Veterans Park ribbon cutting, as well as, the Museum of Aviation Jam Fest. 

Hopefully, we will see you at future events! In the coming months, you will continue to receive monthly updates on major issues affecting Georgia citizens. As always, thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve our community. It is an honor to work on your behalf under the Gold Dome. If you have questions regarding our efforts in working towards simple, smart and effective government, please don’t hesitate to contact me at any time. 


Shaw Blackmon

Representative Shaw Blackmon
House District 146
Phone: 404-656-0177
Address: 501-E Coverdell Legislative Office Building
Atlanta, Georgia 30334

Rep. Shaw Blackmon represents District 146.  He currently serves as a Deputy Whip and as a member of  Ways & Means, Economic Development and Tourism, Special Rules, Insurance and
Governmental Affairs Committees. Shaw is also a member of the Military Affairs Working Group.