Pictured: Representative Jeff Jones and "Hairy Dawg" of the Georgia Bulldogs.
On Thursday, February 15, we completed the 22nd day of the 40-day 2018 session. “Crossover Day”, which this year is on February 28th, is also the 28th of the 2018 session. This date, which can vary from session to session, is the cut-off date for legislation that has any chance of being signed into law by Governor Deal. For bills to move ahead in the legislative process, they must have passed out of each respective legislative body – the House of Representatives, in my case, or the Senate - by the end of the session day on “Crossover Day.”
For several challenging bills I am sponsoring (HB-66-Cash Wire Transfers; HB-484-Changing Driver’s License for Certain Persons; HB-879-Coal Ash Dewatering Public Notice; HB-880-Coal Ash Landfill Storage Public Notice) it means I have seven legislative days left to: 1) get the bills voted out of sub-committee, then 2) voted out of full committee. Next, 3) I have to work on the surviving bills to get them added to what we call the “Rules Calendar” by the Rules Committee; the Rules Calendar is the calendar of bills that have a chance of being voted on by the full House of Representatives. Whew! Makes me tired thinking of all the work still to be done. But I do not give up easily on legislative matters that I, and many others in our state, believe are important.Read more
Georgia driver’s license issued to illegal immigrants with “deferred action on deportation” and to legal immigrants and guest workers. Photo: GA DDS.
Georgia issues same drivers license to illegal aliens with deferred deportation as legal immigrants: DDS policy should be changed in 2018 Georgia legislative session. #SupportHB484
Thousands of veterans can receive free dental care on Saturday, June 24th, when doctors and their teams from nearly 450 Aspen Dental-branded practices in 36 states open their doors for Aspen Dental’s National Day of Service – an event that is expected to be the largest single-day oral health initiative for veterans in 2017.
Like millions of other Americans, veterans can struggle to find dental care when they need it. That’s why Aspen Dental’s Healthy Mouth Movement, a community-giving initiative launched in 2014, focuses on helping veterans get that care.
Here is how you can help:
- Please spread the word in your community! Interested veterans should call 1-844-AspenHMM (1-844-277-3646) to find a local participating practice and schedule an appointment. Space is limited and appointments are filling up fast!
- Be sure to use #HealthyMouthMovement and tag Aspen Dental when posting on social media.
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GA State Rep Jeff Jones, D167, in Athens attending the 30th annual Biennial Institute for Georgia Legislators, by UGA's Carl Vinson Institute of Government, signing up for Georgia's PeachPass to help him get around Atlanta's crazy traffic while "in session" at our State Capital.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 23, 2016
Georgia’s Underground or Shadow Economy
Out-of-State Money Wire Transfer Fee bill
By State Representative Jeff Jones (R-Brunswick)
The United States has a massive underground economy – reportedly over $1 trillion. This economy, referred to as our cash economy, includes cash transactions by drug dealers, prostitution rings and workers paid in cash for their labor. Georgia is not immune to this issue. Our state loses millions of dollars of legitimate tax revenue as do other states and the federal government as a result of this problem.
The Out-of-State Money Wire Transfer Fee bill, which I will introduce during the 2017 legislative session, proposes that wire transfer companies shall collect a fully refundable fee on out-of-state wire transfers. To be clear, this fee is 100 percent reimbursable as a tax credit when an individual files their annual Georgia Income Tax, or when the individual provides the proper paperwork. The bill also proposes that the wire transfer companies will receive compensation, similar to the “vendor compensation” paid by the Department of Revenue to vendors for their sales tax collection and reporting efforts.
Businesses, such as banks, wire transfer companies and realtors, are explicitly and specifically exempted from the fee.
According to conservative, unofficial estimates, money wire transfer fee legislation could generate between $30 and $40 million in net revenue annually in the State of Georgia after eligible individuals receive their 100 percent fee reimbursement.
Representative Jeff Jones represents the citizens of District 167, which includes a portion of Glynn, and all of Long, and McIntosh counties. He was first elected into the House of Representatives in 2014, and currently serves on the Interstate Cooperation, Motor Vehicles, and Natural Resources & Environment committees.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 27, 2016
Contact: Jeffrey Sewell
Georgia State Representative Jeff Jones never endorsed Dr. Peter Murphy in his candidacy for Glynn County Commissioner
Brunswick, Georgia - Today we learned, that paid-staff working on behalf of now Commissioner-Elect Dr. Peter Murphy, created, distributed, and promoted fraudulent posts on Facebook, and may have sent other dishonest electronic communications designed to falsify an endorsement by Representative Jeff Jones of Dr. Peter Murphy.
To be very clear, Representative Jeff Jones never endorsed Dr. Peter Murphy period. If you feel that you may have received fraudulent communications via phone, email and or social media, we encourage you to forward and or share those communications with us at: http://www.votejeffjones.com/contact_us and or by calling us at 912-386-0428.
On behalf of Rep. Jones, Thank you and God bless.
With kind regards,
Friends of Jeff Jones
The Florida Times-Union - Brunswick pastor Kenneth Adkins tweets that (Orlando Pulse Club) homosexuals got 'what they deserve'
Bishop "Pastor" Kenneth Adkins - Facebook Page Post
Bishop "Pastor" Kenneth Adkins - Facebook Page Post and Live Facebook Video of Dr. Peter Murphy and celebration party
Call Toll-Free To Make An Appointment: 844-ASPEN-HMM
Aspen Dental dentists and teams are pleased to bring free dental care to veterans nationwide once again on June 25. Nearly 400 Aspen Dental offices in 33 states will open their doors to serve veterans in their local communities as part of the Healthy Mouth Movement, a community giving initiative.
Interested veterans should call 1-844-ASPEN-HMM to find a participating Aspen Dental office and schedule an appointment in advance. During appointments on June 25, volunteer dentists and teams will focus on treating the most urgent need of each veteran by providing free services – including fillings, extractions and basic denture repair – to help get them out of dental pain.
In 2015, nearly 300 Aspen Dental practices were honored to treated more than 3,500 veterans in one single day of care in June, resulting in nearly $2 million in donated dentistry.
Feel free to check out this article and hear directly from a patient during the 2015 Aspen Dental-wide Day of Service for veterans.