The Union Recorder

Legislature 2013

March 5, 2013

Legislative update: State Sen. Burt Jones (R-Jackson)

ATLANTA — HB 55 allows investigators to conduct wiretapping state-wide regardless of the county in which a warrant was issued. Investigators who do not have the resources to build listening stations within their jurisdiction will now be able to legally conduct wiretapping at any listening station in Georgia, providing they have a warrant.

 

SB 65 authorizes licensed professional counselors to perform emergency evaluations of individuals who are mentally ill or alcohol or drug dependent and to issue a certificate stating that such a person requires involuntary treatment.

 

SB 66 amends Title 15 of the state code to increase the penalties imposed for contempt of superior and state courts.

 

SB 91 repeals the “Emerging Crops Fund Act” since similar funds are already available for farmers.

 

SB 87 repeals the Roadside Markets Incentive Program. The program was established in 1967. The Department of Agriculture has requested this change due to the program no longer being funded.

As we move forward, I am committed to supporting policies that promote business growth and get Georgians back to work. As always, it is a pleasure to serve you, the constituents of the 25th Senate District. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact my office at 404.656.0082 or via email at burt.jones@senate.ga.gov.

Sen. Burt Jones represents the 25th Senate District which includes Baldwin, Butts, Greene, Jasper, Morgan and Putnam counties and portions of Bibb, Jones and Walton counties. He may be reached at 404.656.0082 or via email at burt.jones@senate.ga.gov.

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