By: Sen. Brian Strickland (R – McDonough) This week, the Senate took up and passed 28 bills and with next week representing our biggest legislative deadline of the session so far, our work shows no signs of slowing down. I was also honored this week to sponsor a comprehensive update on how our state tackles the issue of human trafficking. Senate Bill 158, or the “Anti-Human Trafficking Protective Response Act”, is designed to help our… Read More


  The Senate reconvened on March 5th for the 9th week of this year’s legislative session. My colleagues and I met for 3 legislative days and spent the other two days of the week on committee meetings reviewing House bills. In this blog post, I’ll share highlights from session including info on special guest visits. Feel free to reach out to me with questions or concerns about the bills my colleagues and I are working… Read More


Hospitality during Hurricane Irma This month began with a tropical storm that forced several out of their homes in search of refuge. As Henry County returns to normal after the hurricane, I want to address the kindness that so many of you extended to Hurricane Irma evacuees. Thank you for opening your city, homes, churches, and businesses to help out our Florida neighbors! Read this article with statements from grateful evacuees that found safety in… Read More


Tuesday, February 21st marked the beginning of the seventh week of the 2017 legislative session. With Crossover Day quickly approaching, my colleagues and I worked hard to draft, discuss, and pass legislation that addresses the pressing issues that are facing Georgia. This week was full of long hours and hard work, but resulted in several key pieces of legislation being passed. The following were discussed and passed this week on the House floor: House Bill… Read More


  The sixth week of the 2017 legislative session began Tuesday, February 14th. During this week my colleagues and I completed the halfway point of the session, or legislative day 20. With “Crossover Day” quickly approaching, we are working hard to use our remaining 20 legislative days to complete our business. This week marked the passage of several important bills, including House Bill 44 or the Fiscal Year 2018 (FY 2018) state budget. House Bill… Read More