State Senator Lester Jackson 2016 Proposed Legislation

Georgia Senator, Dr. Lester G. Jackson, III
Georgia Senator, Dr. Lester G. Jackson, III

Last Thursday, February 4, many of Savannah’s leadership attended Savannah/Chatham Day at the Georgia Capitol. During the session, Georgia Senator Lester Jackson addressed the audience highlighting the proposed legislation for 2016. They include:

Greater Chatham County Security Surveillance Infrastructure package for ($1.4M); to include Savannah State, Savannah Chatham County Public Schools (SCCPSS), the Savannah Police Department, Port Wentworth and Garden City

Principal or Designee as a voter registrar in every High School

Use of Drones for Police Officers

Sexual Assault on College Campus (Ramsey Bill – SB37)

Fair Pay Bill for Chiropractors

Pay increase for Savannah Chatham County School Board members (to $18.5K); Increase for Board President (to $25K)

Resolution for the Hispanic Chamber (Seed money)

Gun Control Bill (all counties)

Censorship for city, county and school board members

Drop Out Bill ( Increase drop out age from 16 to 17.5)

Business Property Tax Relief for Downtown

Tech Building for Savannah Chatham Public Schools ($5M)

Job Program for Delinquents

ASU Allied Health Building ($22M)

Tax Exempt Status for Head Start Program

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