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SenJohnAlbers-largerSenator John Albers represents the 56th Senate District, which includes portions of North Fulton county. 404-463-8055, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

20 February 2018

Serving Your Community

Written by Senator John Albers

We are currently in the midst of the 2018 legislative session. In the coming months, I will have more specific updates on the bills and resolutions that passed and may impact you. This month, I have focused on our community and serving others. Martin Luther King, Jr. said it best, "Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?"

23 January 2018

Commissioner and Department of Fire Safety and Potential State Income Tax Removal

Written by Senator John Albers

The 2018 Legislative Session is well under way at the State Capitol. My colleagues and I have been busy with constituent visits to the Capitol, vetting proposed legislation in committee meetings, and debating and voting on legislation on the senate floor. We have been discussing and reviewing several issues including property taxes, the proposal of removing the state income tax, and the creation of the Commissioner and Department of Fire Safety.

19 December 2017

Legislative Session 2018

Written by Senator John Albers

The 2018 legislative session and 155th General Assembly will convene on January 8. During the upcoming session, my colleagues and I plan to address several key topics. Along with new legislation, we will review reports from the study committees that have been meeting during the interim.

20 November 2017

The Spirit of Giving

Written by Senator John Albers

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and 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 true tidings of joy! To my Jewish friends, may the light of the season illuminate your life as bright as the menorah.

23 October 2017

What it Means to be a Public Servant

Written by Senator John Albers

When I think of what it means to be a public servant, I think of men and women who want to make a difference and have a positive impact on the lives of others. They want to do the best they can for the people who elected them and who they represent at different levels of government. People who put their name on the ballot to run for public office are volunteering for a position that will allow them to give a voice and power to their fellow community members. They truly believe they can make a difference for their local community, state and nation.

25 September 2017

Tax Exemption Study — The Three Bucket System

Written by Senator John Albers

During the 2017 Legislative Session, I sponsored Senate Resolution 222, which created the Senate Special Tax Exemption Study Committee. I was appointed by Lt. Governor Casey Cagle to serve as chairman of the six member committee. Members of the study committee are working hard with the Department of Revenue, Senate Research, Pew Charitable Trusts and others to examine the costs, benefits and purpose of all current state tax exemptions. The study committee is responsible for submitting a report of findings and recommendations, including proposed legislation, by December 1, 2017.

22 August 2017

New GA Laws on the Books

Written by Senator John Albers

This summer, over 100 bills went into effect as Georgia law. While there are certainly bills that made the headlines, there are also several bills that didn’t receive as much attention that you need to be aware of. Below is list of some of the laws that could directly affect you, your family or your neighbors. They were passed by both the Senate and House, were signed by Governor Deal, and went into effect on July 1:

24 July 2017

You Can Catch More Flies With Honey…

Written by Senator John Albers

Summer is often a time when Americans across the country are able to sit back and relax, as they enjoy a reprieve from the normal hustle and bustle of everyday life. The kids are out of school, families start taking vacations, and we are able to focus more on the things that truly make us happy. This summer, I’ve had the chance to reflect on what the past few months of my life have been like and have thought seriously about the current state of our country.

22 June 2017

Because of the Brave...

Written by Senator John Albers

Happy Independence Day! Each year on this day, it’s true that we come together for barbeques, fireworks and family time to celebrate this historic event, but it means much more than that. For me, July 4th stands for freedom – a privilege that Americans have and the rest of the world strives to emulate. In some places around the world, people don’t have the right to think, believe, speak, worship or act as they choose. Fortunately for those of us who live in the U.S., we are free to do any of these things, which allows us the opportunity to pursue our dreams.

23 May 2017

In Review — the 2017 Legislative Session

Written by Senator John Albers

The 2017 legislative session was very busy and productive with both chambers vetting, debating and passing legislation that will have a positive impact on how Georgians live, work and play.

20 April 2017

Memorial Day 2017

Written by Senator John Albers

On Monday, May 29th, we take a break from our busy lives to remember our greatest heroes, those who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect and preserve our freedom and liberty. This day, we pause as Americans to remember and give thanks.

20 February 2017

Six Priorites for Georgia

Written by Senator John Albers

The 154th General Assembly convened on January 9th, and the Georgia Senate is prepared to start off the 2017 session on the right foot. Our majority caucus outlined six priorities that Senate Republicans hope to work toward during this legislative session. Each was designed with the peoples’ interests in mind, because Georgia’s priorities are our priorities.

26 January 2017

The Process of Bills and Budgets

Written by Senator John Albers

On January 9, 2017, the Georgia General Assembly convened for the first term of the 154th Legislative Session, and I had the privilege of being sworn in for my fourth term.

From the start of the session, the Senate and the House of Representatives will meet for fourty days to discuss, vet and vote on legislation. During the interim, I worked to draft the “Bring Back Small Business” legislation, which is designed to reduce the regulatory burden small businesses face. It will create a one-stop shop for all small businesses when it comes to permit processing and applications and will provide incentives for small business owners who hire new staff.

22 December 2016

Let Freedom Ring

Happy New Year! Thank you for the great honor and privilege to serve you in elected office. I was humbled and overwhelmed to achieve another landslide re-election victory in November.  We return to the Senate on January 9th and will be sworn in for the next legislative biennial at the Georgia Capitol.

22 November 2016

The Patriot Flight

The first Patriot Flight was founded in 2016 by the Roswell Rotary. The Patriot Flight brought our first responders — fire, police and EMS, to visit the 9/11 Memorial in New York City. Thank you to all who helped along the way, from sponsors to volunteers. The trip was an overwhelming success and will be replicated by others.
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