ATLANTA | Today, Lt. Governor Burt Jones issued a statement on the passage of the Senate substitute to House Bill 301, which would bolster enforcement of Georgia’s existing law against sanctuary cities. House Bill 301 would rescind sovereign immunity and immediately cease state funding for local governments that engage in sanctuary policies.

“Local officials like the ones in Athens who refuse to follow the law and allow violent illegals to roam free must be held accountable,” said Lieutenant Governor Burt Jones. “The Georgia Senate substitute to HB 301 gives teeth to our existing law on sanctuary cities by finally giving citizens a way to ensure that local governments who implement dangerous sanctuary policies answer for their actions.”

For more information on House Bill 301, please click here.


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