Georgia officials – the governor, lt. governor, attorney general and members of both the house and senate – have stressed that public safety is a key concern this legislative session. It’s fitting that the first bill passed out of the Senate in 2023 Legislative Session is part of an anti-gang legislation package.

On Wednesday, the 11th day of the new session, Senators gave the okay to Senate Bill 11 – the “Georgia Fights Terrorism Act.” According to bill sponsor Sen. John Albers (R-Roswell), this legislation would provide independent and concurrent jurisdiction to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) for crimes related to terrorism. The types of terrorism outlined in the bill include domestic, cyber, biological, chemical and nuclear.   

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