ATLANTA (March 1, 2021) | Senate Bill 105, sponsored by Sen. Brian Strickland (R – McDonough), successfully passed the Senate with unanimous support on Thursday, February 25, 2021.
“Senate Bill 105 is the most consequential bills of this legislative session,” said Sen. Strickland. “With its passage, we are not only saving the state millions of dollars on unnecessary probation services, but we are helping thousands of Georgians that have proven they are ready to transition out of the criminal justice system and focus on employment, getting a home and leading a family,” Georgia should incentivize those that have made a mistake to serve their time, pay their restitution, and not get back into trouble again. Senate Bill 105 is the right thing to do when it comes to fiscal responsibility, public safety and justice.”
Senate Bill 105 would create more pathways for prisoners’ early release by allowing for shortening or early termination of probation in certain cases. An individual currently on probation would be considered, as long they have served as least three years on probation, are current on all fines, and have not been convicted of a new major crime.
To read the full text of the bill, please visit the following link: https://www.legis.ga.gov/legislation/59433
Georgia State Senate District 17 encompasses parts of Newton, Henry, and Rockdale counties with nearly 150,000 registered voters. Brian Strickland entered his second full term in the Georgia Senate in 2020. 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.