April 10, 2019

The Holland Report – 2019 Legislative Session Wrap-Up

And, scene. That’s a wrap! Last Tuesday was Sine Die, the fortieth and final day of the legislative session. It’s hard to believe that a year ago today I hadn’t even won the Democratic Primary, and now I have my first session in the Georgia House under my belt. You know, I ran for office because I believed I could …

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March 25, 2019

The Holland Report – 2019, Week 9

March 25th marks Day 36 of the 40-day session of the General Assembly. REMINDER: You have until April 1st to file for the Fulton County Homestead Tax Exemption. If you qualify, please file this week. Information can be found here. One controversial bill continues to dominate coverage in the press and conversations at the Capitol – HB 481, the so-called …

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March 18, 2019

The Holland Report – 2019, Week 8

Last week was busy, both under the Gold Dome and out and about in District 54. Under the Gold Dome HB 481 – the 6-week abortion ban is being considered in the Senate. The most controversial bill this session, HB 481, which restricts access to abortion as early as six weeks gestation, before many women know they are pregnant, is …

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March 11, 2019

Fulton County’s Homestead Tax Exemption Changes: What You Need to Know

First and foremost, it is important to note that April 1, 2019 is the deadline to file for homestead exemptions. Fulton County residents who purchased a new home in 2018, made changes to their deed, or who may qualify for a new special exemption should apply. Several new homestead exemptions were approved by voters in November 2018. Most of the …

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March 11, 2019

The Holland Report – 2019, Week 7

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness…” ~ A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens Want the good news first, or the bad? Actually, I’ve already decided. You know how the average annual …

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March 4, 2019

The Holland Report – 2019, Week 6

I wanted to focus this legislative update on some of the more positive and interesting legislation that I was happy to support and which passed the House last week. HB 64 (Rep. Brian Prince) requires child welfare agencies to determine whether a parent or guardian of a child who is the subject of abuse allegations is on active duty in …

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February 28, 2019

The Holland Report – 2019, Week 5

NOTE: We held this week’s update so we could bring you the developments that took place over the past week and a half on HB 316 – the omnibus voting machines / election reform bill. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret …

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February 19, 2019

The Holland Report – 2019, Week 4

Last week – week four – marked the first full week of consecutive work days for the Georgia General Assembly. It started and ended with voting issues. On Monday Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, addressed a group of bipartisan legislators from the House and Senate and answered our questions about a myriad of topics related to voting. He told us …

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February 11, 2019

The Holland Report – 2019, Week 3

The pace picked up during Week 3 of the Georgia General Assembly. Friday marked Day 11 of the 40-day Legislative Session. Below is a short video recap for you. Please share it with your fellow District 54 constituents. As always, my aim is to keep you informed about work we are doing at the Capitol, remain transparent and visible throughout …

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February 4, 2019

The Holland Report – 2019, Week 2

Though we only met officially for three legislative days this week, it was quite busy. I wanted to share some of the highlights with you. LEGISLATION This week I signed on as co-sponsor on two bills. The first (no official bill number yet) aims to repeal the controversial 2017 measure (HB 280) commonly known as “Campus Carry”, which allowed for …

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