Georgia Governor Announces New Legislation To Protect Children, Reduce Crime, And Help Families In Need

On Monday, Republican Georgia Governor Brian Kemp announced multiple pieces of legislation that will assist in his plan to “set Georgia on a path of greatness for generations to come,” which he discussed during his State of the State address last week. 

“Last week, I shared with the General Assembly how we can build on the achievements of the last four years and keep Georgia the best place to live, work, and raise a family,” Kemp wrote on Twitter. “This week, we will introduce the legislative bills that will help us do just that.”

“Rest assured, if you come after our kids in Georgia, we will come after you. As promised, we have introduced a bill that increases penalties for gang members who seek to recruit children into a life of crime,” he continued. “Last year, I directed @GeorgiaDOAS to identify and address challenges facing minority-owned, women-owned, & veteran-owned businesses. Today, we introduced legislation incorporating their recommendations, furthering our position as a place where everyone can succeed.”

 “Supporting our law enforcement is essential to building safe communities. To better recruit and retain officers, we’re proposing a program that will repay up to $20,000 in loans for up to 800 officers in exchange for 5 years of service,” Kemp added. “Building on our successes of the past in supporting new mothers in need, today my administration introduced legislation that expands eligibility in Georgia for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) to pregnant women.”

“This afternoon, we introduced bipartisan legislation that will make our classrooms safer. There is no higher priority than keeping our students, teachers, and personnel safe!” Kemp concluded.

 

 

D & B Staff

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