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Rick Jasperse State Representative District 11 Georgia

Report From The Capitol

REPORT FROM THE CAPITOL (1/19/2018)

SORRY I missed sending you a note last week. I just didn't get it done before heading back to the capitol for the third week of the session. For the past two weeks we have began the state budget process, which is the most important responsibility we have during the entire legislative session, The jo...


UNDER THE GOLD DOME (4/11/2017)

The 40th and final Session day came to a close after 1 AM, Friday, March 31st! Major issues were put to rest, while others await further debate in 2018. I am sorry I didn't get this in last week’s news, but after the week of the 31st I was exhausted. My sweetheart, Marcia, had hip surgery that morni...


UNDER THE GOLD DOME (3/27/2017)

Monday, March 20th marked legislative day 36 of 40 of the 2017 legislative session. Sine Die, the last day of the session is this Thursday! As our deadline quickly approaches, we had another hectic week of legislation review, votes, and resolutions that are now under consideration by Governor ...


UNDER THE GOLD DOME (3/20/2017)

It is hard to believe that we have ten weeks down and two weeks to go, until we adjourn the 2017 legislative session! We had a busy week of committee hearings and policy debate as both the House and Senate passed bills now under consideration by Governor Deal. Murray County Leadership was at the Cap...


REPORT FROM THE CAPITOL (3/13/2017)

We returned to the Gold Dome on Monday, March 6 for legislative day 29, which began the ninth week of the 2017 session. Since we completed Crossover Day the Friday before that, the House began to focus on legislation that was already passed by our counterparts in the Senate. We spent much of our tim...


REPORT FROM THE CAPITOL (3/6/2017)

We were back to work on Monday for our eighth week at the Gold Dome, leading up to Friday, which was Crossover day. Crossover Day marks a crucial deadline for the Georgia General Assembly. This is the last day for bills to pass the legislative chamber from which they first started. As a result, Cr...


REPORT FROM THE CAPITOL (2/27/2017)

On Monday we were back under the Gold Dome, discussing, amending, voting for and against legislation. It might surprise you that many bills are killed in committee and a few on the floor each week. Many more are changed substantially in the important committee process where members of a committee c...


REPORT FROM THE CAPITOL (2/20/2017)

I returned to the State Capitol and went back to work on Monday, February 13, to complete legislative day 20 by the end of the week, meaning we reached the halfway mark of the session. We have 20 legislative days remaining to complete our business, and “Crossover Day” is rapidly approaching. As ...


REPORT FROM THE CAPITOL (2/13/2017)

We returned to the Gold Dome on Tuesday, February 7 to begin the fourth eventful week of the legislative session, which included a full schedule of House committee activity and hearings on many important topics. We are pretty busy every day, so I can’t go to every committee meeting at the Capitol. ...


UNDER THE GOLD DOME (2/6/2017)

On Monday, January 30th, we reconvened for a hectic third week of the 2017 session. Committee and subcommittee hearings were in full swing as we considered various bills. We also addressed measures dealing with public safety and agriculture on the House floor. Most importantly, Pickens Leadership...


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