Distracted Driving: Every year, thousands of Georgians die in car wrecks caused by distracting driving. The House passed HB 673 to restrict smartphone usage in Georgia while operating a vehicle. This proposed legislation is now under consideration in the Senate.
Mental Illness: Under HB 999, people with a history of mental illness will be unable to purchase or own a firearm under certain conditions. This legislation ends a state requirement to purge the records of those who are unwillingly committed for mental health treatment after five years. It is a common sense step to take in the direction of protecting the public at large, while still protecting our Second Amendment Rights.
Rural Growth: HB 951 establishes a Center for Rural Prosperity and Innovation (CRPI), which will be tasked with helping rural communities grow and thrive. Recommended by the House Rural Development Council, the CRPI will be housed within a University System of Georgia institution.