Wednesday, March 6, 2013
A letter to constituents from the East Cobb lawmaker.
Wednesday, March 6
The following is a letter from State Rep. Don Parsons (R-East Cobb) to constituents: The 2013 legislative session is well underway with committee hearings and floor debates in full swing. We will reach a special benchmark in the 40-day Legislative Session later this week when we convene for Day 30 on Thursday, March 7th. The 30th Legislative Day is known as Crossover Day, the final day a bill can pass either the House or Senate and "cross over" to the other chamber in time to become state law. As Chairman of the House Energy, Utilities & Telecommunications Committee, and as a member of the Appropriations, Health & Human Services and Ways & Means Committees, I have been holding hearings and attending meetings in order to review and discuss…
Monday, February 25, 2013
The East Cobb Republican legislator responded to critics of HB 176, which goes to the Georgia House Rules Committee this week.
An East Cobb state lawmaker who is the chief sponsor of a major piece of wireless legislation is defending the bill as necessary for public safety and economic development. State Rep. Don Parsons, a Republican, explained in a video posted Friday that HB 176 is more than beneficial to cellular and wireless companies. The bill, known officially as the Mobile Broadband Infrastructure Leads to Development (BILD) Act, would streamline cell tower approvals by limiting the time local governments can take to act on applications. HB 176 would provide a 150-day window for approval or rejection by local governments. If those bodies take no action in that time, an application is considered approved. The legislation was approved last week by the …
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Proposed legislative maps are released by the Republican majority.
The new Georgia legislative maps unveiled on Friday would give something of a different look to state House seats in East Cobb and Northeast Cobb. But they're not expected to cut into a strong Republican majority in the area or the state. The maps were made public as the General Assembly begins a special session on Monday to approve the reapportionment changes, which are required after the release of the 2010 Census Report. East Cobb and Northeast Cobb's mostly-Republican delegations in both House and Senate are expected to be maintained, but some incumbents may file to run for 2012 in seats with different numbers and with some altered geographic lines. In the most noticeable change, the District 43 seat held by the late state Rep. Bobby…