As we strategy the primary week of the 2021 session, I need to thanks all for putting your belief in me to proceed to symbolize District 151 in Atlanta. This upcoming session could have some notable variations, notably as we implement precautions to cut back the unfold of COVID-19, however the common construction of our session will stay the identical.
Members of the Georgia Basic Meeting are elected in even-numbered years and are sworn in and seated the next January. The Georgia Structure requires that the Basic Meeting enter into its legislative session by the second Monday in January annually. The Georgia Structure additionally units 40 days as the utmost variety of days that the Basic Meeting could be in session annually. Legislative classes are organized in two-year durations that line up with the election cycle. This yr’s session would be the first half of the complete 2021-2022 session, and the second half will start in January 2022.
The primary week of this yr’s session began with the swearing-in of all Basic Meeting members, together with our latest Home members who we’re excited to welcome to the Capitol. In any case Home members have been sworn in, we elected the Home’s management, the speaker of the Home and the speaker professional tem, who have been voted on by all Home members. This yr, our caucus renominated Speaker David Ralston, 158-11, thereby persevering with his service as speaker since 2010. Speaker Ralston and Speaker Professional Tem Jan Jones will proceed to serve of their present roles.
Rep. Terry England, chairman of the Home Appropriations Committee, and Sen. Blake Tillery, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, have already been arduous at work on the funds. The funds for Fiscal Yr 2022, which begins on July 1, might be accomplished towards the tip of the session, and revisions to the funds for Fiscal Yr 2021, which is able to finish on June 30, might be accomplished far more rapidly. The funds might be considered one of our highest priorities this session as we cope with the repercussions of COVID-19 and its impression on Georgians and their lives. We may also be turning our consideration to election regulation and giving Georgians renewed confidence in our election course of’s safety and accuracy.
The Home Republican Caucus will deal with the impression of COVID-19 on Georgians’ well being and livelihoods. We are going to proceed our efforts to decrease well being care prices, which has taken on renewed significance in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, we are going to assist our companies and faculties as they search to function safely whereas offering important companies to all Georgians.
I hope that you just all will be a part of me in praying for our nation and our nation’s capital after the regrettable occasions that passed off on Jan. 6 in the USA Capitol constructing. Peaceable protests are an indicator of American democracy, however violence in opposition to different People, notably in opposition to regulation enforcement, is inexcusable. I hope that all of us can transfer ahead, united by our love for our nation, towards therapeutic and reconciliation.
As we start this subsequent session, I sit up for listening to your suggestions on payments that we are going to think about within the legislature. Thanks all for permitting me to symbolize Georgia Home District 151. It’s actually an honor to give you the results you want and this nice state. When you have any suggestions, don’t hesitate to name (404) 656-5105, or electronic mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gerald Greene represents Home District 151 within the Georgia Basic Meeting, the place he serves as Chairman of the Home State Properties Committee. District 151 consists of all or a part of Clay, Early, Calhoun, Dougherty, Randolph, Terrell and Quitman counties.