Note: The following item was provided by State Sen. Jason Anavitarte for publication. -Kte
Our third week under the Gold Dome has come and gone, with the 2024 Legislative Session is in full swing. Over the first three weeks, I’ve been inspired by what I’ve heard from Georgians around the state; and I am ready to fight for West Georgia’s priorities under the Gold Dome.
I also proudly announced my intention to introduce the “Second Amendment Lawsuit Protection Act.” When Georgia passed my Constitutional Carry legislation during the 2023 Legislative Session, I promised Georgians that the only permit they’ll need to carry a weapon in the State of Georgia is the 2nd Amendment. This legislation not only recognizes my promise to Georgians and members of the 31st District but also sends a strong message to gun manufacturers that Georgia is the right place to do business. Georgia’s gun owners can rest assured that they will be able to protect their families without needless government interference.
I am happy to report that Senate Resolution 158, which I authored, was passed on the Senate floor. SR 158 designates the Northwest Georgia Logistics Corridor as an official logistics growth corridor. This designation would be critical for West Georgians, and it’s long past time that we recognize this area as a corridor for emerging growth. As our state continues to grow, I will make sure that Georgia’s momentum as a state caters to businesses of all sizes and translates to opportunity for all.
The week continued with a number of important committee meetings and floor debates. I supported a multitude of measures brought to the Senate floor for a vote, including House Bill 30, legislation defining antisemitism. After three years of hard work, HB 30 will now move on to the Governor’s desk and will soon be signed into law. There is certainly no place for antisemitism in the state of Georgia, and I’m proud to support the official passage of legislation supportive of Georgia’s Jewish population. This is an accomplishment that every Georgian should be proud of.
The next week will surely bring additional opportunities for the Senate body to pass meaningful legislation, and I intend to push forward with my commitment to highlight your concerns to the legislative body. Please don’t hesitate to contact my office for assistance regarding legislative matters. It is my honor to serve Georgia’s 31st District.
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 Jason.email@example.com