State Rep. Chuck Efstration (R-Dacula)
March 10, 2014 to March 13, 2014 (Legislative Days 35 through 38)
This has been a very busy week as several of my bills passed both houses of the General Assembly and are now off to be considered by Governor Deal!
On Monday, the State Senate considered HB 770, my bill to create a new criminal offense of Home Invasion. Senator Hunter Hill presented the bill on the floor and it received bipartisan support, passing 44-6. Because certain changes were made to the bill, it returned to the House of Representatives. On Wednesday, the House agreed to the changes, passing HB 770 by a vote of 149-3. This bill will now be considered by Governor Deal.
On Thursday, House Bills 938 and 939 were passed by the State Senate. Having previously been passed by the House, these bills will now be considered by Governor Deal. This legislation will make the offices of Chief Magistrate Judge and Probate Court Judge nonpartisan in Gwinnett County.
Aaron Murray Visits
Members of the House were very excited to meet UGA quarterback Aaron Murray when he visited Wednesday. Go Dawgs!