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Rick Jasperse State Representative District 11 Georgia

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REPORT FROM THE CAPITOL (4/5/2021)

We returned to the Gold Dome on Monday, March 29 for the final two days of the 2021 legislative session. The last day of session, Legislative Day 40, is commonly referred to as "Sine Die," which is a Latin term meaning "without assigning a day for further meeting." On Sine Die, it is typically a ver...


REPORT FROM THE CAPITOL (3/29/2021)

As you can imagine, it's busy at the General Assembly with just a few days left in the 2021 session. House members are presenting their bills in Senate committees and Senators to our House committees. Voting on bills that will change how Georgians are educated, get healthcare, and vote were on tap t...


REPORT FROM THE CAPITOL (3/22/2021)

Elections bills bring out passion in everyone. We all know how important it is to our way of government. House Bill 531 was written by the House Special Committee on Election Reform to re-tool the mechanics of a flawed system. The elections of 2018 and 2020 created a lack of confidence and trust by ...


REPORT FROM THE CAPITOL (3/14/2021)

This past week was a busy one, and I'll have to tell you very long, because on Monday night we stayed there till 11:30 pm. Monday was Crossover Day, where a bill had to pass out of the House to be acted on by the Senate this year. The committees have been very busy the last week or so passing legisl...


REPORT FROM THE CAPITOL (3/4/2021)

I haven't written about it a lot in these articles, but work on next year's budget is moving right along. The committee chairmen who work on the budget focus almost entirely on this for weeks, and the committee members of these subcommittees work alongside the Chairman making sure we are spending yo...


REPORT FROM THE CAPITOL (2/28/2021)

Do I ever not say "It's a busy week"? Well, this one was! All committees and members are pushing to get ready for Crossover Day, which will be on Monday, March 8. It's the day a bill must pass the House and cross over to the Senate for them to review. I have the honor to serve on the Rules Committe...


REPORT FROM THE CAPITOL (2/22/2021)

Week 6 has passed of the 2021 legislative session. We are about halfway through the session, and it's almost tomato seed-planting time for me. The meetings are many, and one-on-one discussions about legislation are nonstop. I have been getting lots of emails and phone calls about bills that are in c...


REPORT FROM THE CAPITOL (2/15/2021)

It's been a busy week at the General Assembly, and the next two will be busier, as bills are heard in committees and decisions are made whether they should move forward or not. The two most important committees this year are of course our Budget committee and the Elections Integrity committee. Both ...


REPORT FROM THE CAPITOL (2/8/2021)

It was good to see a few folks from our community at the Capitol this week. It has been so quiet under the Gold Dome, since groups of kids and interested parties are not here. I miss the visitors from all over Georgia. The building isn't closed at all; just with Covid and all, folks are not coming. ...


REPORT FROM THE CAPITOL (2/1/2021)

It's funny how fast a week can pass in the legislature. Our sessions are filled with "morning orders" which is a time for legislators to speak for a minute or so on whatever they want. This time has been taken generally talking about the loss of community leaders and friends and family due to Covid ...


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