ATLANTA (July 1, 2021) | Today, Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan announced the members of five Senate Study Committees: SR 281 (Senate Study Committee on Violence against Health Workers), SR 283 (Senate Study Committee on Improving Access to Healthy Foods and Ending Food Deserts), SR 192 (Senate Study Committee on Age of Mandatory Education), SR 151 (Senate Study Committee on Sickle Cell Anemia), and SR 203 (Senate Study Committee on Outdoor Learning).

“The Senate’s priorities reflect those of Georgians across the state: community health and safety, education, and health care,” said Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan. “These study committees will allow our Senators to explore policy solutions to critical issues that impact each Georgia family. Our Senate members work diligently, in and out of session, to ensure Georgia remains a great state to live, work, and raise a family, and I know these study committees will be a continuation of that great work.”

The Senate Study Committee on Violence against Health Workers (SR 281) will be chaired by Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick (R – Marietta). The Senate members appointed to serve on this committee are:

Sen. Butch Miller (R – Gainesville)
Sen. Steve Gooch (R – Dahlonega)
Sen. Valencia Seay (D – Riverdale)
Sen. Michelle Au (D – Johns Creek)

Sen. Sheila McNeil (R – Brunswick)

Sen. Bo Hatchett (R – Cornelia) Ex- Officio

The Senate Study Committee on Improving Access to Healthy Foods and Ending Food Deserts (SR 283) will be chaired by Sen. Harold Jones II (D – Augusta). The Senate members appointed to serve on this committee are:

Sen. Steve Gooch (R – Dahlonega)

Sen. Billy Hickman (R – Statesboro)

Sen. Russ Goodman (R – Cogdell)

Sen. Freddie Powell Sims (D – Dawson)

The Senate Study Committee on Age of Mandatory Education (SR 192) will be chaired by Sen. Chuck Payne (R – Dalton). The Senate members appointed to serve on this committee are:

Sen. Gail Davenport (D – Jonesboro)

Sen. Lindsey Tippins (R – Marietta)

Sen. John Albers (R – Roswell)

Sen. Lester Jackson (D – Savannah)

The Senate Study Committee on Sickle Cell Anemia (SR 151) will be chaired by Sen. Ed Harbison (D – Columbus). The Senate members appointed to serve on this committee are:

Sen. Gloria Butler (D – Stone Mountain)

Sen. Kim Jackson (D – Stone Mountain)

Sen. Tonya Anderson (D – Lithonia)

Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick (R – Marietta)

The Senate Study Committee on Outdoor Learning (SR 203) will be chaired by Sen. Sheikh Rahman (D – Lawrenceville). The Senate members appointed to serve on this committee are:

Sen. Sally Harrell (D – Atlanta)

Sen. Jen Jordan (D – Atlanta)

Sen. Ed Harbison (D – Columbus)

Sen. Burt Jones (R – Jackson)

These study committees were established pursuant to SR 151, 192, 203, 281, and SR 283 which the Senate adopted during the 2021 legislative session.

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