The first, House Bill 770, will create the new criminal offense of home invasion in Georgia.
"This bill will protect Georgians by isolating the most severe cases of intrusion into the home, a distinction that does not currently exist in the burglary statute," Efstration said in a released statement. "This new criminal offense will save lives by allowing judges to give life sentences when an armed offender breaks into a home to commit a violent offense."
House Bill 938 and House Bill 939 will make the offices of chief magistrate judge and probate court judge nonpartisan in Gwinnett County.
"Consistent with the standards for judicial ethics, judges should make decisions based upon the law and principles of justice, not principles of partisanship," Efstration explained. "I’m proud of the bipartisan support for these bills to strip partisan affiliation from the bench and allow Gwinnett voters to elect judges on the same ballot."
- Georgia Now Offers Online Voter Registration
- Voter Registration Deadline for General Primary Is April 21
- Gwinnett County Now Hiring Poll Officials
- Gwinnett Students Will Begin 2014-2015 School Year Earlier Than Planned Due to Elections
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