House District #61

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2015 Legislation

Please review HB514 and HB26 and learn more about these important pieces of legislation affecting South Fulton County and the rest of the state

15th Annual Family Fun Day

Come out to Sweetwater Park on Sat May 14th for our Family Fun Day featuring the Catfish Rodeo.  Bring your kids out for a day full of fishing and other fun activities

Rep Bruce's Activities


Douglas County Community Day

  Today citizens of Douglas County met at the Capitol to discuss and rally support for legislation. State Representative Roger Bruce, attended the event, alongside State Representative Kimberly Alexander, and State Senator Donzella James. Chief among the bills discussed was HB 859. The bill deals with the possession of firearms on post secondary school campuses.

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Roger meeting with Fulton Industrial Blvd. business owners

The owners of businesses on Fulton Industrial Blvd support HB 514 the Referendum to create the City of South Fulton.  

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A day at the Capitol

A few Organizations came to the Capitol today to advocate and educate. Some of those organizations include Columbus State University and Future Farmers of America. Columbus State University It was all about the future of technology when Columbus State University came to the Capitol. They displayed technologies ranging from robotics, medical technology, cyber security, and

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Rep Roger Bruce and Presidential Canidate Hillary Clinton

Presidential Canidate Hillary Clinton visits the Georgia State Capitol and meets with members of the democratic caucus.

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HB 821 Military Spouses and Veterans Licensure Act

              Bipartisanship was a common and welcomed theme this week in the House, and I was proud to report another unanimous passage: that of House Bill 821, supporting Georgia’s military spouses and veteran population. HB 821 would require all state licensure boards to streamline the licensing process, specifically for

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Atlanta Beverage Company

Rep Roger Bruce visits with Kelly Akins of Atlanta Beverage Company which supports Rep Bruce’s Family Fun Day by contributing beverages like Yoohoo chocolate milk and water.  We get a chance to meet with the new president of the family owned business, Christopher Pirrung.  They show us their already large warehouse and tell of plans

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GLBC Meeting Concerning HB 722 Marijuana Bill

A meeting was held on Feb 1, 2016 concerning the Marijuana Bill with the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus.  GLBC was concerned with the issue of minority participation.  The bill will currently allow five growers the licenses to legally operate and GLBC asked for legislation added to the bill that at least one will be minority

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Delta Sigma Theta

  Members of Delta Sigma Theta came in today with a few items on their agenda asking Rep Roger Bruce about his stance on these things.  Some items on their agenda was issue’s of home invasion, gun violence, prison reform, and medicade expansion.  Another concern of theirs was the amount of people getting into the

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Small Business January 25, 2016

The Small Business Development Committee met on January 25, 2016 to discuss the impact of HB170 on small businesses in the State of Georgia. The committee discussed the Georgia Department of Transportation projects for the next 18 months which included bridge replacement, road maintenance, and capital maintenance. The Committee also discussed the distribution of Georgia

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Medical Marijuana January 25, 2016

The House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee met on January 25, 2016 to discuss HB722. State Representative Allen Peake, the sponsor of the bill, addressed the Committee regarding the medical benefits of cannabis oil. He urged the Committee to consider allowing the state controlled growth of marijuana for medicinal purposes. Representative Peake stated the Georgia should look

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GAWL & GABWL Breakfast at the Capitol

Rep. Bruce made an appearance today at the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers and Georgia Association of Black Women Lawyers breakfast.  

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WAKO Interview

WAOK Interview with Rashad Richey – on Sex Trafficking and HB 722, the Marijuana Bill

Rep. Roger Bruce from District 61, and Rep. Dee Dawkins-Haigler from District 91, did an interview with Rashad Richey from WAOK radio on Tuesday, January 19th. They spoke about a variety of topics. Among these topics, they talked about sex trafficking, the governor’s education bill, and HB 722 – the marijuana bill. In reference to

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waok sex trafficicking interview

Sex Trafficking Interview

  On January 19th, State Rep. Roger Bruce from District 61 did an interview on sex trafficking. The point of the interview was to gauge the extent of public knowledge on the topic. The interviewers spoke about how 13 African American young girls were coerced into prostitution and then killed. One of the names were

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Representative Roger Bruce On the Capitol Floor

HB 514 PASSES HOUSE!!!!!!!

Thanks to the efforts of Rep Roger Bruce and staff……BRUCE HAS PRODUCED AGAIN!!!!!!   Today in the house of representatives the house votes for #HB514– to allow citizens to vote yes or no on City of South Fulton, and passed the House 148-21.  Congratulations on all efforts, now we just have to get it through the senate.

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Student aid bill of Rights

Presidents calls for support on the Student Aide Bill of Rights

Every student deserves access to a quality, affordable higher education → #CollegeOpportunity — The White House (@WhiteHouse) March 11, 2015

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HB 165 Update, HB 165 is now HB 514

As some of you may know, HB165 is now HB514.  The question has been, “why has the number changed?” The short answer is that there was a fatal mistake made during the advertising of the Bill that is required before the bill could be dropped. For this type of legislation, we are required to publish an ad

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Unsung Hero’s Resolution

On Feb 17, 2015 we honored just a few of this nation’s Unsung Heroes with a resolution to thank them for their contributions during The Civil Rights Movement: Eva Kendrick, Lonnie King, Frank Halloway, Dr. Mary Anne Wilson, Willie Bolden, and Charles Black. Our world is a better place because of their tremendous courage in

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Douglas County Day

Here is Rep Bruce with some Douglas County residents meeting with Governor Deal for Douglas County Day..  

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Lets Talk House Bill 26: The Any Precinct Act

2015 Legislative Session News Lets Talk House Bill 26:  The Any Precinct Act   What’s it all about Representative Bruce?   Many Georgians tend to face more hurdles on Election Day making them less likely to vote.   Our Any Precinct Act permits registered voters to cast their ballot at any poling station in their

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Representative Bruce Gives personal guest tour of the capitol

StateRep Roger Bruce on Twitter: “Guest at our Capitol today received a personal tour. Tours of the Capitol can be arranged on most days of week.″.

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Representative Roger Bruce with a Page from Teen Challenge

  Here is Representative Roger Bruce speaking with a young student from the teen challenge academy visiting the capitol.  They are visiting as a part of a page program here at the capitol that allows younger people to come into the capitol and see how bills are passed and laws are made.  For more information

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Representative Roger Bruce with citizens of South Fulton

On the evening of January 21rst, Representative Roger Bruce met with citizens of South Fulton at Elizabeth Baptist Church to answer questions and address their concerns about House Bill 27. House Bill 27 is a referendum allowing citizens in unincorporated South Fulton the opportunity to vote for or against creating a city in South Fulton

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14th Annual Family Fun Day

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Family Fun Day is a day full of fun, food and fishing free of cost!!! This event takes place annually at Sweetwater Creek State Park. With your help and support we will be able to expose over 600 children to their first experience of fishing!!! Kids and their families will be able to enjoy fishing

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Rep. Bruce with President Obama

Affordable Healthcare Information

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State Medicaid Funding and the Affordable Care Act Medicaid covers health and long‐term care services for over 60 million low‐income Americans. States have over forty years of experience operating the program with federal matching funds. The Affordable Care Act builds upon this existing state‐based administrative structure to extend coverage to all low‐income Americans who are

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Rep. Bruce with some pages during the legislative session

Westlake High School & Sandtown Middle School Students Serve as Pages for the Capitol

Rep Bruce hosts students as pages during the legislative session. The page program provides an opportunity for students to spend a day interacting with legislators in both The House of Representatives and the Senate. They get a first hand view of how the legislative process works. It is a great opportunity to meet lawmakers and

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Support for Grandparents

Rep Bruce Supports Assistance for Grandparents

Many grandparents end up caring for grandchildren. In many instances these grandchildren would otherwise end up in foster homes and separated from families. Rep Bruce and others are pursuing state assistance for these children. The program would provide stability and care for the children at a rate less than the cost of foster care. The

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Representative Bruce with his family

Computers For Education

Ms. Vonnie Thompson, principal at A. Philip Randolph Elementary School, Rep. Roger Bruce, faculty and students stand before hundreds of computers that were donated to the school. The donation was part of 1000 computers divided between Randolph Elementary School, Sandtown Middle School and West Lake High School. The donation was arranged by Rep. Bruce from

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