Happy New Year! On Monday, January 9th I was sworn in to continue my service to you in the Senate. I am grateful for the opportunity to help keep Georgia the #1 place to live, work, play and raise a family…
Senator John Albers (R – Roswell) was reinstated as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Public Safety for the 2023 Legislative Session. The Senate Committee on Assignments, chaired by Lt. Governor Burt Jones, is responsible for assigning the Senate body to committees.
The Senate Committee on Public Safety oversees legislation related to the security and safety of Georgia’s citizens. Additionally, the committee considers legislation related to the licensing of drivers and safety on state roads.
“I am honored to return as Chairman for the Senate Committee on Public Safety,” said Sen. Albers. “I want to thank Lt. Governor Burt Jones and the Committee on Assignments for their diligent efforts in assigning committees. I look forward to working with my colleagues in ensuring Georgian’s public safety is prioritized.”
In addition, Sen. Albers was appointed to serve as a member of the following Senate Committees:
Vice Chairman – Finance
Subcommittee Chairman – Appropriations
Regulated Industries and Utilities
Sen. John Albers serves as Chairman of the Public Safety Committee. 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]
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah & Happy New Year! Too often we are caught up in
“political correctness” and miss the reason for the season. I am proud to wish you great
tidings of joy and hope you will pass it along. To my Jewish friends let the lights lead your
way to a Happy Hanukkah…
Thank you for the great honor and privilege to serve you in elected office. I am humbled and overwhelmed to achieve another re-election victory. A very special thank you to my wife Kari, sons Will & Ryan, extended family, friends and volunteers for their unending support of me. You make the difference in every election and I am blessed.
We are all Americans and it has been a long election cycle filled with emotion and passion. Elections are a profound expression of our great republic and liberty. We should never take for granted our freedom of self-determination. Running for elected office is very difficult and I have the joys and scars of a few election cycles. Anyone who puts themselves forward to be placed on a ballot will endure a tremendous stress on themselves, families, friends and business. I respect and thank everyone who participated in the process.
Congratulations to those who won. I urge you to be magnanimous, build bridges and serve with honor. If you came up short on votes be sure to stay involved. There are many ways to serve your community. Please call personally to concede the race and find a time very soon to meet personally with your former opponent to find common ground and work together. After all, the goal of public service is just that – serving the public.
Thank you again for allowing me to serve you. Our greatest days are still ahead – God Bless Georgia & America!
All election cycles bring excitement, frustration, and media attention. I view each race like a job interview looking for someone with the proper experience, values, and record. I am proud of Governor Brian Kemp along with the Georgia Senate & House for making us the #1 place to live, work, play, and raise a family.
The fall is rapidly approaching, and it is great to see Georgia continuing to thrive. Do you remember 2 years ago or even last year? Most states were closed down, kids were unable to attend school in person and economies were faltering. Shutdowns were happening almost everywhere, but not in Georgia! Governor Brian Kemp opened our state safely and effectively by trusting people and businesses. We have been abundantly blessed by Governor Kemp’s bold leadership and have the lowest unemployment rate in state history at 2.8%!
We are halfway through 2022 and it is good to see normalcy return after the pandemic. We are blessed to live in Georgia and I am very proud of Governor Brian Kemp and my fellow legislators for our proactive work to stay the #1 place to live, work, play and raise a family.
Recently, House Bill 275, sponsored in the Senate by Senator John Albers (R – Roswell), known as the “Giving the Gift of Life Act,” was officially signed by Governor Brian Kemp.
“Many families in Georgia have experienced the difficult decision to either donate potentially life-saving organs or risk losing their insurance coverage,” said Sen. Albers. “After serving as a living donor to my son Will last year, I saw this struggle first-hand and was committed to finding a solution to ensure no potential donor would be unfairly penalized for their life saving act. HB 275 protects potential organ donors from losing their life insurance coverage, as well as incentivizes new donors by increasing the tax deduction available for organ donation. This day would not have been possible without the assistance of those who supported this measure throughout the legislative process. I want to thank Gov. Kemp for formally signing this measure into law so more Georgians will have access to life saving organ donations.”
House Bill 275 prohibits insurers from cancelling or refusing coverage under any life insurance policy due to that individual serving as a living organ donor. In addition, HB 275 increases the tax deduction for living organ donors to up to $25,000.
You can read the full text of HB 275 here: https://www.legis.ga.gov/legislation/59284
Sen. John Albers serves as Chairman of the Public Safety Committee. He represents the 56th Senate District which includes portions of Cherokee and North Fulton counties. He may be reached at his office at 404.463.8055 or by email at [email protected]