The 154th Legislative Session of the Georgia General Assembly has Begun!
Just in case you missed it, Monday, January 9, 2017, marked the first day of the 154th Legislative Session of the Georgia General Assembly and the first day of the 2017-2018 term!
As such, all 180 members of the Georgia House of Representatives took the oath of office and were formally sworn in. With an ambitious agenda to navigate and only 40 legislative days to complete our work, my colleagues and I got straight to work.
During an eventful first week of the 2017 session, the House convened to take up business, committees began meeting to discuss legislation, and Governor Nathan Deal delivered his seventh annual State of the State address on Wednesday, January 11, before a joint session of the House and Senate. During this annual speech, the governor presented the current conditions and goals of our state government for the year ahead.
We also received our committee assignments for the 2017-2018 legislative term. I am honored to announce that Speaker Ralston and the Committee on Assignments appointed me to serve on the Banks and Banking, Economic Development and Tourism, Industry and Labor, and Science and Technology Committees.
Also know that you are always welcome to visit me at my capitol office, which is located at 611-A in the Coverdell Office Building. You may also call my capitol office at 404-656-0314, or I can be reached via email at email@example.com.
I welcome you to reach out to me and share your thoughts and opinions as the legislative session progresses.
Now that session is underway, I want you to know that I will be working diligently on behalf of our entire district while at the capitol.
I hope you will take the opportunity to review my updates to stay informed on legislative matters that affect our district and state. Thank you for allowing me to serve as your representative.
Representative Pedro “Pete” Marin