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Clayton legislators exert influence at ‘Gold Dome’

Senators, Representatives assigned to prestigious legislators committees

— Clayton County legislators are in positions that allow them to influence legislation that addresses some of the most important issues facing Georgia.

They were assigned by the leaders of their respective chambers recently to high-profile committees, including budgets, appropriations, government oversight, education, interstate cooperation and public safety.

In the State Senate, Sens. Gail Davenport (D-Jonesboro) and Valencia Seay (D-Riverdale) were assigned to the Senate’s influencial Appropriations Committee. Their assignment gives them a voice in funding allocations for state agencies and departments.

Davenport will sit on the committee’s General Government and Higher Education subcommittees while Seay sits on the Community Health and Public Safety subcommittees.

Davenport, who is the chairwoman of the Clayton County Legislative Delegation, was also assigned to the Special Judiciary, State Institutions and Property, Urban Affairs and Veterans, Military and Homeland Security committees.

Seay was also assigned to the Government Oversight, Public Safety and Science and Technology committees. She is also an ex-officio member of the Transportation committee.

“I’m honored to participate in these different committees,” said Seay in a written statement. “It is through the committee process that robust debate can stitch together beneficial public policy for all Georgians.”

Over in the State House of Representatives, longtime Rep. Darryl Jordan (D-Riverdale) has been assigned to the House’s influencial Budget and Fiscal Affairs Committee, while Rep. Mike Glanton (D-Jonesboro) was assigned to the Appropriations Committee’s Education Subcommittee.

The Budget and Fiscal Affairs committee is tasked with overseeing spending programs in the state budget. Meanwhile, as is the case in the Senate, the appropriations committee’s main duty is to handle the budgets for state agencies and departments.

Glanton is also a member of the separate Education Committee, which handles all legislation pertaining to Pre-K through 12th-grade education.

Other House committee assignments include:

• Rep. Demetrius Douglas (D-Stockbridge) — Banks & Banking, Intragovernmental Coordination and Motor Vehicles committees.

• Glanton — Defense & Veterans Affairs and Public Safety and Homeland Security committees.

• Jordan — Banks & Banking, Motor Vehicles and Transportation committees.

• Rep. Ronnie Mabra (D-Fayetteville) — Code Revision, Higher Education and Judiciary committees.

• Rep. Sandra Scott (D-Rex) — Human Relations & Aging, Legislative & Congressional Reapportionment, Science and Technology and Special Rules committees.

• Rep. Valencia Stovall (D-Ellenwood) — Code Revision, Interstate Cooperation and Small Business Development committees.

• Rep. Keisha Waites (D-Atlanta) — Interstate Cooperation, Juvenile Justice, Public Safety and Homeland Security, Special Rules and Transportation committees.

Comments

OscarKnight 1 year, 8 months ago

...These Worthless Legislators, from this county, is nothing but a joke in our State Capital.

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OscarKnight 1 year, 8 months ago

.....Let us see how our State Legislators, from Clayton County, votes on this Bill :

http://senatepress.net/responsible-welfare-bill-passes-senate.html

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OscarKnight 1 year, 8 months ago

2011-2012 Regular Session [SB 292]

Senate Vote #604

N : DAVENPORT, 44TH

N : SEAY, 34TH

http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/en-US/vote.aspx?VoteID=8909

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OscarKnight 1 year, 8 months ago

.......I would like to know why Davenport and Seay voted NO for Drug Testing for those, that receives Government Welfare Assistance; When the employed might be screened for illegal drugs, prior to being hired, once a year, and subject to random drug testing ? .......I ask this, because, I had to walk this chalk line for over twenty years with my employer, and every cent, that I earned, was brought into this county.

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OscarKnight 1 year, 8 months ago

......More proof that these worthless legislators caters to freeloaders, illegal drug users, and ignorance !!!

.........Now; We begin to see why our county is so messed up !!!

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OscarKnight 1 year, 8 months ago

.....Not once, have I seen where our Legislative Branch ever supported any Self Defense Bill, under The Gold Dome. Let us follow them on this Bill :

.....2013-2014 Regular Session - HB 35 Firearms; carrying and possession of by an administrator within a school safety zone or school building; provide

http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/en-US/display/20132014/HB/35

......We have already talked about this before :

http://www.news-daily.com/weblogs/oscarknight/2012/dec/18/gun-free-safe-zones/

http://www.news-daily.com/users/photos/2012/dec/16/60310/

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OscarKnight 1 year, 8 months ago

....Be assured; It this Bill comes up for a Vote, these Votes will be posted on every News Agency, and Every Clayton County Forum that will allowed it to be posted.

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OscarKnight 1 year, 8 months ago

......For those of us, that has equity in this county, I seriously doubt that these State Legislators don't fill our cups with fair Representation in our Gold Dome.

...Sad, but, true.

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