Week 3: Legislative Update

February 10, 2017

Friends,

The 2017 Legislative Session is humming along as Georgia lawmakers begin the arduous task of vetting thousands of bills through the committee process.

Advocacy Day at the Capitol

Earlier in the week, I was encouraged to see one of my favorite parent advocates, Heidi J. Moore, during Georgia Council on Developmental DisabilitiesAdvocacy Day at the Capitol! I am proud to support their efforts for more DD waivers and funding for inclusive post secondary education for individuals with disabilities in Georgia.

Beer Freedom Legislation 

The question of allowing craft brewers to sell their beer to customers to go has been an ongoing debate in the General Assembly. SB 85 is compromise legislation introduced in the State Senate that will allow breweries to sell a case of beer to customers that they can take to go. I look forward to this legislation
working it’s way through the process and voting “yes” to pass it in the House.

University of North Georgia Scholarship

Georgia offers 42 scholarships per year to local high school seniors who attend the UNG – University of North Georgia and commission as officers in the Georgia Army National Guard after graduation. If you are interested and need a nomination letter, please contact me directly. For details, click HERE.

Breakfast with Gov. Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal

Honored to attend a breakfast for Freshman Legislators with Governor Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal at the Governor’s Mansion. We certainly appreciate the Governor and First Lady welcoming us into the General Assembly.  We discussed a variety of topics including education, juvenile justice reform, and the pending water wars case.

House Page Program

We have just a couple more open slots to serve as a page for the 2017 session.   If you have a son/daughter/grandchild who is 12-years old or older and would like to experience the Georgia Capitol – please encourage them to apply for the House Page Program!

You can send an email directly to my Administrative Assistant Tammy Warren to sign-up today: Tammy.Warren@house.ga.gov

Information on the Page Program

Watch the Legislature Live

Did you know that you can watch the General Assembly and committee meetings online anytime?  This is a fantastic, transparent tool to give you daily access to your government at work for you. Click HERE for a real-time camera feed from the Georgia State Capitol.

Stay Connected

Join us this Saturday morning for the first in a series of Meet & Greets across the District.  This is an excellent opportunity to discuss bills, new ideas, and everything going on at the Capitol.  We will be meeting at: 9:00AM – Atlanta Bread @ The Forum – 4880 Peachtree Corners Cir, Peachtree Corners, GA.

Below are additional dates, you’re welcome to join:

  • February 25th, 9:00AM – Dunkin Donuts – 4009 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Peachtree Corners, GA
  • March 11th, 9:00AM – 45, South Café – 45 S Peachtree St, Norcross, GA
  • March 25th, 9:00AM – Duluth Rexall Pharmacy – 3165 Buford Hwy, Duluth, GA

As always, thank you for your strong and continued support.  If I can ever be of service, please feel free to call/text my cell at 404.951.8902, or e-mail: Scott.Hilton@house.ga.gov.

Sincerely,

Rep. Scott Hilton
Georgia General Assembly
District 95