Rep. Jason Spencer to Withdraw House Bill 3

ATLANTA — State Representative Jason Spencer (R-Woodbine) announced that he will withdraw House Bill 3, legislation that he pre-filed on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. Rep. Spencer stated:

“After further consideration, I have decided to not pursue HB 3 in the upcoming 2017 legislative session due to the visceral reaction it has created.

“While this bill does not contain language that specifically targets any group, I am mindful of the perception that it has created. My objective was to address radical elements that could pose a threat to public safety. However, further consideration dictates that other solutions will need to be considered.  In conclusion, anti-masking statutes have been upheld as constitutional (State v Miller, 1990), and HB 3 would withstand legal scrutiny, but not political scrutiny.”

Representative Jason Spencer represents the citizens of District 180, which includes Camden, Charlton, and Ware counties. He was elected into the House of Representatives in 2010, and currently serves as the Secretary of the Special Rules Committee. He also serves on the Game Fish & Parks, Human Relations & Aging, and Juvenile Justice committees.

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Posted November 17th, 2016 in Jason Spencer. Tagged: , .