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ATLANTA (June 23, 2020) | Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan today urged the House to quickly pass the Law Enforcement Bill of Rights legislation that passed the Senate this morning, saying it provides much needed protections for first responders. The bill outlines protections for officers under investigation and establishes a penalty for hate crimes committed against a first responder based solely on their job.
ATLANTA (June 23, 2020) | Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan said the legislation passed by the Senate today delivers on his promise of a strong, meaningful and bipartisan hate crimes bill. HB 426 passed by an overwhelming margin of 47-6.
ATLANTA (May 29, 2020) | Today Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan released the following statement on the proposed Hate Crimes legislation:
ATLANTA (May 13, 2020) | Lt. Governor Duncan issued the following statement today on the reconvening of the 2020 legislative session.
ATLANTA (May 6, 2020) | Today Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan announced that he will cut his state salary by fourteen percent for the 2020-2021 budget cycle.
ATLANTA (April, 6 2020) | Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan issued the following statement today on the passing of state Senator Jack Hill, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee.
ATLANTA, GA – The Georgia General Assembly will suspend the 2020 legislative session indefinitely after Friday, March 13, the 29th Legislative Day. The suspension is out of an abundance of caution and in the interest of health and safety of members, staff and the public given the prevalence of the Coronavirus. Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan and Speaker of the House David Ralston have mutually agreed to suspend the session and resume at a future date to be determined.
ATLANTA (March 10, 2020) | Today, Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan expressed his support for the passage of Senate Bill 386 – which allows additional access to education and learning opportunities for students with special needs through the expansion of the Special Needs Scholarship program.
ATLANTA (March 10, 2020) | Today, Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan announced the Senate will continue to allow access to the Senate chamber by pastors of the day, Senate pages and guests.
ATLANTA (March 4, 2020) | Today, Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan praised the committee passage of Senate Bill 386, which broadens the Special Needs Scholarship – allowing more eligible families to utilize the scholarship.