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Sen. John Albers Celebrates Signing of Legislation to Support Public Safety in Georgia

Friday, May 17, 2024

Today, Sen. John Albers (R–Roswell) expressed gratitude for Governor Brian P. Kemp’s recent signing of crucial public safety legislation. These bills, including Senate Bill 335 and Senate Bill 472 take further steps to enhance safety measures and protect communities.

“Ensuring the safety and security of our communities is paramount. I am proud to see these important measures signed into law,” said Sen. Albers. “I would like to thank Lt. Governor Burt Jones and Governor Brian Kemp for their continued support of these initiatives throughout the duration of the legislative session. Governor Kemp’s signature represents our state’s unwavering commitment to protecting our citizens, our industries and supporting our law enforcement professionals to better serve all Georgians.”

Among the signed measures is SB 335, the “Safeguarding Adopted Children from Sexual Violence Act,” which will safeguard adopted children from sexual violence. This measure was brought forth by Cherokee County District Attorney, Susan K. Treadaway, a champion for children and public safety.

SB 472, the “Combating Organized Retail Crime Act,” was also signed into law last week. This measure will create protections for businesses to combat organized online retail crimes. 

“District Attorney Susan K. Treadaway has also been a champion for prosecution and educating others to battle against criminal street gangs and organized retail crim.”, said Sen. Albers.

“It is a priority of my office to eradicate all forms of organized crime in Cherokee County, and we are proud to work with retailers and law enforcement to identify and prosecute these offenders to the full extent of the law,” said District Attorney Susan K. Treadaway. “I would also like to thank Sen. Albers for introducing both pieces of legislation. We appreciate his partnership and efforts to ensure success in the prosecution of these types of crimes.”

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Sen. John Albers serves as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Public Safety. He represents the 56th Senate District which includes portions of Cherokee, Cobb and North Fulton counties. He may be reached at his office at 404.463.8055 or by email at [email protected]