Archive for January, 2017

Rep. Dollar Introduces Bill to Promote Music Industry in Georgia

ATLANTA — State Representative Matt Dollar (R-Marietta) today introduced House Bill 196, legislation that would promote the growth of Georgia’s music industry. The legislation would provide for state tax exemptions on royalty income for musicians in order to retain local talent and attract new talent to Georgia. (more…)

EDITORIAL: Would “Destination Resorts” in Georgia Boost our Economy? Don’t Bet On It!

By State Representative Wes Cantrell (R-Woodstock)

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Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver Files Bill Expanding Juvenile Court Jurisdiction

ATLANTA – State Representative Mary Margaret Oliver (D-Decatur) recently filed House Bill 53, legislation that would allow minors under the age of 18 to be tried in the juvenile court, rather than being tried as adults. (more…)

Rep. Tom Taylor Named Chairman of House Economic Development & Tourism Subcommittee on Film & Entertainment

ATLANTA – State Representative Tom Taylor (R-Dunwoody) was recently named Chairman of the House Economic Development Subcommittee on Film and Entertainment. This subcommittee was recently created to consider legislation that will continue to promote the state of Georgia as a destination location for film, video gaming and digital entertainment projects. (more…)

Rep. Waites to Propose Legislation for Owners of Dangerous Dogs

ATLANTA — State Representative Keisha Waites (D-Atlanta) announced today that she will introduce legislation during the 2017 Legislative Session that would require owners of dogs with potentially violent and aggressive behaviors to register for special ownership permits and would include language allowing local municipalities and jurisdictions to increase fines and penalties related to dog attacks. Rep. Waites’ announcement comes after a violent dog attack last week in Fulton County in which a 6-year-old boy was killed, as well as another dog attack this week in the same neighborhood. (more…)