Georgia House Speaker David Ralston has named the member of a House committee that will study school security in the state - and they include two representatives from northeast Georgia, Tommy Benton of Jefferson and Rick Jasperse of Jasper.
Jasperse will serve as the chairman of the committee.
The other members are:
Rep. Mandi Ballinger – Vice Chair (R-Canton)
Rep. Heath Clark (R-Warner Robins)
· Rep. Katie Dempsey (R-Rome)
· Rep. Eddie Lumsden (R-Armuchee)
Rep. Randy Nix (R-LaGrange)
· Rep. Brian Prince (D-Augusta)
· Rep. Valencia Stovall (D-Forest Park)
The first meeting of the committee will be held May 14, at 10:00 a.m. at the Dawson County Board of Education Professional Development Center in Dawsonville.
This study committee is created by House Resolution 1414 and will examine public policy related to the security of school campuses in Georgia. The full text of HR 1414 may be found here: http://www.legis.ga.gov/legislation/en-US/Display/20172018/HR/1414.