State Sen. Jason Anavitarte

The Georgia General Assembly has wrapped up four weeks of legislative work, each week marked by significant progress for Georgians and a steadfast commitment to our shared goal of making Georgia the premier destination to call home. It’s with great pride that I highlight the achievements I’ve collaborated on with my Senate colleagues, serving on behalf of Georgia’s 31st Senate District.

This week brought encouraging developments, notably with Senate Bill 344 receiving a favorable report from the Senate Rules Committee. This bill proposes a five-day exemption period on sales and use taxes for firearms, ammunition, and gun safes, scheduled for a Senate floor vote as early as Tuesday, February 6. It’s heartening to see bipartisan agreement recognizing firearm possession as a fundamental right under our Second Amendment, crucial for recreational hunting. Moreover, aligning the exemption period with hunting season ensures our state’s hunters can procure necessary supplies ahead of each season.

Additionally, I’m pleased to report that Senate Bill 420 has been referred to the Senate Committee on Regulated Industries and Utilities. This vital legislation seeks to restrict certain foreign individuals and entities from acquiring specific agricultural lands, safeguarding our agricultural interests.

Looking ahead, I anticipate further progress in the Georgia Senate next week as we continue with legislative business, including Senate chamber proceedings and committee hearings. While the 2024 Legislative Session has been underway for nearly a month, there remains ample work ahead. As always, I want to invite students between the ages of 12 and 18 to serve as a Capitol Page. I encourage any students interested in the legislative process who want to spend a day at our Capitol to apply for our program using the link:

Please never hesitate to contact my office regarding any legislative matter. I look forward to assisting you as the 2024 Legislative Session continues.

Sen. Jason Anavitarte serves as Chair of the Senate Majority Caucus. He represents Senate District 31 which includes Paulding and Polk Counties. He can be reached at 404.656.9221 or at

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