Following up on HB452 the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee passed this bill thru the committee at this morning’s 10:00 a.m. meeting despite the sponsor, Representative Petrea, unaware that the registry would include a photo, home address, and digital mapping capabilities of undocumented families because one member was arrested for a crime. The sponsor and others on the committee equated this need for this registry of undocumented immigrants on par with that of Georgia’s Sex Offender Registry.
The members of the committee needs to hear that you are disappointed in their passing this bill. Please contact the members of the Public Safety and Homeland Security subcommittee with an email. In the “to” column cut and paste:
Members of the Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee,
I am disappointed in your passing HB 452 out of committee. Clearly Representative Petrea’s intention is to facilitate state discrimination with this bill and does not have a clear understanding of his own bill with his inability to address the level of personal information that would be shared publicly by this act.
Please take a public stance against HB 452 making it to the House for a floor vote. Discriminatory legislation like this are in opposition to Georgia’s founding and our longstanding reputation for hospitality.
I welcome all newcomers, including refugees and immigrants, to Georgia and to my community and expect the state legislature to reflect those same ideals.
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