This Week in the Senate—February 12-16, 2024

I am proud to share that we are delivering for Georgians by cutting red tape, maintaining our stellar budget, protecting law enforcement officers and pushing back against hate.

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February 21, 2024

This Week in the Senate—February 6-9, 2024

We have officially completed five weeks of legislative business under the Gold Dome, and it’s hard to believe that we are nearly halfway through the 2024 Legislative Session. While I am proud of the legislative progress we have made as a Senate body, we have plenty of work left to do for both the 17th district and our state.

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February 12, 2024

This Week in the Senate—January 29-February 2, 2024

It's been another impactful week on the Senate floor, and I'm proud of the progress we're making under the Gold Dome.

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February 6, 2024

This Week in the Senate—January 22-26, 2024

We were back on the Senate floor this week following Budget Week, and I am proud of the meaningful and impactful work the Senate has done. It was another busy and eventful week under the Gold Dome.

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February 6, 2024

First Two Weeks in the Senate—January 8-January 19, 2024

The 2024 Legislative Session is underway, and promises to be busy and action-packed. I am eager to be back under the Gold Dome to represent the hardworking constituents of the 17th Senate District.

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January 19, 2024

This Week in the Senate — March 27-31, 2023

The Georgia General Assembly closed out the 2023 Legislative Session on March 29, Sine Die. Not only did the Senate work diligently on Legislative Day 40, but we had an incredibly productive session.

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April 10, 2023

This Week in the Senate — March 20-24, 2023

Two legislative days remain in the 2023 Legislative Session and the Senate continues to work diligently towards Sine Die. As the tenth week of this legislative Session comes to a close, here are a few bills of note that received final passage in the Senate this week...

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March 28, 2023

This Week in the Senate — March 13-17, 2023

Five legislative days remain in the 2023 Legislative Session. The Senate continues to work diligently towards Sine Die. As the tenth week of this legislative Session comes to a close, here are a few bills of note that received final passage in the Senate this week...

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March 23, 2023

This Week in the Senate — March 6-10, 2023

As the ninth week of the 2023 Legislative Session ends, the Senate is eagerly approaching Sine Die, the last day of session. There are many bills that still need to be vetted through the committee process and heard on the Senate floor before bills receive their final votes and make their way to Governor Kemp’s desk to be signed into law.

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March 14, 2023

This Week in the Senate — February 27-March 3, 2023

As the eighth week of the 2023 Legislative Session comes to a close, the Senate is eagerly approaching Legislative Day 28, also known as Crossover Day. With Crossover Day a weekend away, the Senate has diligently worked to properly vet and hear legislation.

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March 14, 2023

This Week in the Senate — February 20-24, 2023

As the seventh week of the 2023 Legislative Session comes to a close, the Senate is quickly approaching Legislative Day 28, also known as Crossover Day. With less than one full week of legislative days remaining, the Senate remains hard at work to properly vet and hear legislation. I am pleased to provide you with a brief update on a few bills.

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March 1, 2023

This Week in the Senate — February 13-17, 2023

We're already halfway through the 2023 Legislative Session! This week has been busy, with 17 bills passing in the Senate. Crossover Day is approaching, so we're gearing up for a hectic day.

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February 21, 2023

This Week in the Senate — February 6-10, 2023

On Thursday we closed on Legislative Day 16, moving us one day closer to “Crossover Day.” On “Crossover Day,” which convenes on Legislative Day 28, is the last day for a bill to pass out of the chamber it was introduced and move forward for consideration in the opposite chamber. We are working diligently to ensure all bills are heard and voted before then.

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February 14, 2023

This Week in the Senate — January 30-February 3, 2023

We are now officially completed the first quarter of the legislative session, after adjourning Legislative Day 11 on Thursday. While most sessions typically get off to a slow start, we have wasted no time getting down to work and beginning the process of vetting legislation in our committees and considering our first bill on the Senate floor.

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February 9, 2023

This Week in the Senate — January 23-27, 2023

After a tedious week of hearing budget proposals, the Senate came back to order on Monday, January 23 for the fifth day of the Legislative Session. The Senate body has increased activity, and the pace has officially picked up under the Gold Dome.

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January 31, 2023

This Week in the Senate — January 17-20, 2023

On Monday of this week, Senate offices were closed in observance of the holiday honoring the life, legacy and vision of Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King's influence on this nation cannot be overstated.

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January 24, 2023

This Week in the Senate — January 9-13 2023

The Georgia Senate convened on January 9, 2023 for the first time this year, marking the beginning of the First Session of the 157th Georgia General Assembly. The first day of a new biennium often brings many changes, but this year we have seen a historic number of them.

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January 19, 2023

“Hope Won” with Passage of HB 1013 in Georgia

Unanimous vote in House and Senate for legislation focused on making mental health matter signed into law by Governor Brian Kemp.

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May 2, 2022

This Week in the Senate: March 14 - 18, 2022

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March 22, 2022

Finding Innovation in an Ancient Approach to Employment in Georgia: Why SB 379 is the Right Move for Workers, Employers and the State

Learn more about why Senate Bill 379 is good for employees, workers, and the state, and what Brian Strickland is doing about it.

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March 10, 2022

The Value of Connecting Workers and Small Business Owners: Brian Strickland Files SB 379 to Launch Apprenticeship Program in Georgia

Ben Stickland is out to improve the landscape for small business owners and workers. Learn more about his support of Senate Bill 379!

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March 10, 2022

Three Impactful Reasons Why Brian Strickland Was Proud to Support Senate Bill 360

Here is Why Brian Strickland supports Senate Bill 360! Read to learn more and support Brian Strickland for Georgia!

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March 10, 2022

This Week in the Senate: February 21 - 25, 2022

With two more legislative days under our belts, we have now officially hit the halfway point of the 2022 Legislative Session. To this point, the Senate has been exceedingly productive, having passed a total 45 Senate Bills and Resolutions throughout our first 20 days of business. This week, in particular, saw the Senate advance measures that extended educational opportunities to more students and granted parents more oversight in the education of their children.

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March 1, 2022

This Week in the Senate - Feb 14 - 17, 2022

With Thursday’s adjournment signifying the end of our 18th legislative day, we are quickly approaching the halfway point of the 2022 Legislative Session. This week, a total of fifteen bills and resolutions passed on the Senate Floor, many of which carried bipartisan support. Now that the budget is in the Senate’s hands, that, too, has become one of the key fixtures of our work this week.

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February 18, 2022

This Week in the Senate — March 29-31 2021

On Thursday, March 31, the Senate officially adjourned Sine Die, bringing an end to the 2021 legislative session. While a long and, in many ways, unprecedented session, the General Assembly still addressed many of the issues of most concern to our constituents and took further steps to promote health, safety and economic development as we continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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April 12, 2021

This Week in the Senate — March 22-25 2021

We have just completed our penultimate week of the 2021 legislative session. All committees have wrapped up their work and have passed out all legislation that will have the opportunity to become law this year.

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March 30, 2021

This Week in the Senate — March 15-19 2021

Four more legislative days have come and gone and our time under the Gold Dome is beginning to dwindle. This week was a productive one, with committees convening to consider long lists of House Bills and senators presenting their legislation in House committees to carry their bills over the finish line.

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March 24, 2021

This Week in the Senate — March 8-11 2021

Crossover Day has officially come and gone and the Senate is already hard at work considering the many bills passed that were passed over from the House.

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March 17, 2021

This Week in the Senate — March 1-5 2021

After a week of alternating days between the chamber voting on legislation and carefully vetting legislation in committees, the Senate has set the stage for a busy but productive Crossover Day.

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March 11, 2021

Sen. Brian Strickland Leads Passage of Bipartisan Prison Reform Bill Senate Press Release

Senate Bill 105, sponsored by Sen. Brian Strickland (R – McDonough), successfully passed the Senate with unanimous support on Thursday, February 25, 2021.

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March 3, 2021

This Week in the Senate — February 22-26 2021

Week seven under the Gold Dome brought us five legislative days in which we passed numerous bills and held several committee meetings. As we inch closer to Crossover Day, our days here in the Capitol have stretched longer, but are nonetheless crucial to passing comprehensive bills.

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March 3, 2021

This Week in the Senate — February 16-18 2021

This week, the Senate completed its busiest week to date, passing a total of 10 bills and holding multiple committee meetings to properly vet legislation before it receives a vote on the Senate floor.

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March 3, 2021

This Week in the Senate — February 8-11 2021

On Friday, the Senate completed the fifth week of the legislative session. As we wrapped up legislative day sixteen, we feel strongly that we have continued to tackle the issues of the utmost importance to Georgians.

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February 16, 2021

This Week in the Senate — January 26-29 2021

After a long and busy day on Friday, the Senate wrapped up its third week of the 2021 legislative session. This week, the Senate took an important first step in fulfilling our constitutional obligation of passing a balanced budget.

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February 5, 2021

This Week in the Senate - January 11-14, 2021

The first week of the first term of the 156th General Assembly has officially concluded, and we are off to a busy start.

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January 19, 2021

Update on the 2020 Election

Please see my update concerning the 2020 election and the call for a special session of the General Assembly.

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December 9, 2020

Only The Best, For Our Senior Citizens

We’ve all heard the horror stories and can admit that nursing homes, or agencies for caregivers, aren’t thought of as always best care facilities. With an increase of elder care lawyer cases, there is a lack of regulation and oversight in the caregiver for elderly facilities.

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September 21, 2020

What is a Surprise Medical Bill?

There is a growing need for medical insurance and billing literacy in our communities due to an increase in surprise medical billing. Surprise medical billing is when individuals that are facing medical challenges come home from hospitals to find excessive bills for items that they thought were covered by insurance.

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September 21, 2020

Protecting Our First Responders

The news bombards us with stories of cyber crime, illegal immigrant crime, gang violence, missing persons, people being held hostage, school shootings, riots with active shooters and criminal profiling. With today’s social climate, our First Responders are finding it more difficult than ever to do their jobs, which is to protect Georgia citizens.

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September 21, 2020

This Week in the Senate: Week Seven GA 2020 Legislative Session

This Week in the Senate | February 24 – 28, 2020 Past the Halfway Point

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September 8, 2020

This Week in the Senate: Final Week of the 2020 Legislative Session

This Week in the Senate | June 22 – 26, 2020: Sine Die

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September 8, 2020

Governor Kemp’s Executive Order | Coronavirus & Businesses Update

On April 20th, 2020, Governor Brian Kemp gave an Executive Order updating Georgia citizens on COVID-19 and his plan for reopening some businesses. You can watch that here. Below you’ll find some helpful information about the new Executive Order that includes the actions that businesses must take if they choose to open as well as more information about the continued shelter-in-place order.

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September 8, 2020

SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus

SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus

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September 8, 2020

This Week in the Senate: Week Four GA 2020 Legislative Session

This Week in the Senate | February 3 – 5, 2020 Momentum is Picking Up

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September 8, 2020

In 2023 the Georgia State Senate District 17 will encompass parts of Walton, Newton, Henry, and Morgan with over 150,000 registered voters. Brian Strickland entered his third full term in the Georgia Senate in 2021. Brian, his wife Lindsay, and their two children reside in McDonough, GA. Through Brian’s leadership position at the capitol where he fights for District 17, and all of Georgia, he has impacted Georgia for the better through various executed actions.  Not only did Brian support the First Responder bill which aids police, firefighter, and EMS personnel but he was a key player in the passing of the Georgia Criminal Justice reform bills and Georgia Surprise Medical bills. Above and beyond that, Brian labored to bring funding to Southern Crescent Technical College making it one of the top technical schools in Georgia and is constantly raising the bar in the fight against human trafficking.

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