February 13, 2021

The Holland Report – 2021, Week 6

Things started picking up during legislative days 13 through 16 at the Georgia House, with bills hitting the floor for a vote every day. I also kept busy with committee, caucus, and delegation meetings. We’re taking Monday off for the holiday, and then we’re back in session on Tuesday.  Whether you’re celebrating this weekend with dumplings for the Lunar New …

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February 7, 2021

The Holland Report – 2021, Week 5

This week marked days nine through 12 on the legislative calendar. More and more bills are starting to receive hearings in committee, which may lead to more votes on the floor by next week. Meanwhile, here’s a taste of what we’ve been working on and following this week. The Higher Education committee passed HB67, which extends the carry forward provisions and the provision …

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January 31, 2021

The Holland Report – 2021, Week 4

Fueled by my usual Diet Coke, I headed to the Capitol for legislative days four through eight. The hottest item of the week was passing the Amended Fiscal Year Budget that ends June 30th. I voted yes. While I wish more funds were restored, funding was increased for public health, including replacing and modernizing the Georgia Immunization Registry, and for …

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January 23, 2021

The Holland Report – 2021, Week 3

This was an exciting week, celebrating the inaugurations of President Biden and Vice-President Harris, as well as the swearing-in of our two new Georgia Senators Ossoff and Warnock. At the state level, it’s the second week of the legislative session, and – as is often the case – the House adjourned to allow time for the Appropriations Committee to hold …

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January 16, 2021

The Holland Report – 2021, Week 2

It was my great honor and privilege to be sworn into service on Monday, the first day of the 2021 Georgia Legislative Biennial. Session looks very different now, but rest assured that myself and my fellow legislators are continuing our work of legislating, in as safe a manner as possible, masks and plexiglass and all.  Next week, we won’t be …

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January 8, 2021

The Holland Report – 2021, Week 1

Happy New Year! While we’ve finally put 2020 behind us, the very first week of 2021 seems to be giving last year a run for its money. Like many of you, I celebrated the wins of Senators-elect Warnock and Ossoff yesterday morning, only to be glued to my television in horror later in the day as rioters stormed the U.S. …

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October 11, 2020

What’s on my ballot?

Amendments Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to authorize the General Assembly to dedicate revenues derived from fees or taxes to the public purpose for which such fees or taxes were intended? (HR 164, Act No. 597) I’m a YES for this amendment as it will rightfully direct certain fees collected for environmental programs as was originally intended. Shall the Constitution …

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October 4, 2020

On Crime

Crime is a hot topic right now in House District 54 and across the state. Our community is in Atlanta Police Department Zone 2, and there is some good news to report here – most crime is actually down over this time last year. However, aggravated assaults are on the rise. Managing the APD and enforcing the law is predominately …

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