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March 18, 2013

Sen. Jones speaks on Senate progress

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MILLEDGEVILLE —

Identifying the property’s worth is the hold up. Atlanta and Wilkinson County appraisers’ numbers don’t match up.

“We’ve got to find a common number to trade on,” the senator said.

People licensed to carry a firearm could bring their guns in bars, churches and school areas under legislation given initial approval last Thursday by Georgia lawmakers. House Bill 512 has not been placed in a senate committee yet, according to Jones.

Under the plan school administrators could arm employees, a move that Republican backers say would deter attacks on school. The University System of Georgia is split on the idea of students carrying firearms.

“No. 1 I’m for our second amendment rights to bear arms and don’t want to do anything to weaken our laws,” Jones said. “We want to listen to all sides involved and make sure we are doing the right thing for all citizens.”

Georgia continues backing up its strong gun state mentality with Senate Bill 101 that removes “burdensome” reporting requirements for firearms dealers and recognizes out-of-state weapons carry licenses in Georgia.

The bill, now in the House, also prohibits the state from creating and maintaining a database of weapons carry license holders. It lowers the age from 21 to 18 for activity duty military, with specific training, to obtain a carry license as well.

In the remaining legislative days the General Assembly is working to balance the state budget.

The Senate and House agreed on the FY2013 amended budget, totaling $19.3 billion in total state funds. Jones said appropriations members would continue analyzing the proposed $19.8 billion FY2014 budget. 

Jones plans on visiting with the Central State Hospital Local Redevelopment Authority and Georgia College President Dr. Steve Dorman in the coming weeks.

“I’m looking forward to seeing those guys and having them tell me what their plans are for future growth in Milledgeville,” Jones said. 

Citizens with questions or concerns are encouraged to contact the senator’s office at (404) 656-0082 or via email at burt.jones@senate.ga.gov. 

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