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Since November 2018 we have accomplished an incredible amount for our district. More progress has been made in this time for the people of Dade and Walker Counties than any other point in time since 2010. 

As your Representative, I will continue to bring a fast pace, level head and strong voice to every single issue brought forward, even those difficult to discuss.

It has been a great privilege meeting each of my fellow legislators who represent all 10.43 million Georgian citizens, even those across the aisle. Today, my team and I reaffirm our promise to each of you and my colleagues to represent the District with open minds, open hearts and a strong voice. Over the next six months, we will continue making District 1 Georgia's best district without regard to the status quo representation our people have had for so very long.


Sincerely,
 
Rep. Colton Moore



News

Monday, March 18, 2019 12:00 AM

Capitol Recap: Georgia lt. gov thinks two terms should be enough



No Deal? State Rep. Colton Moore, R-Trenton, cast one of only two votes opposing House Resolution 1, which calls for naming the state’s new judicial building after former Gov. Nathan Deal.

The vote came with risks for the freshman legislator because it put him at odds with Ralston, the resolution’s sponsor.

The resolution, meant to honor Deal for his work in overhauling the state’s criminal justice system, has now passed both chambers.

But Moore isn't giving up.

He has now taken his case to Deal’s successor, Gov. Brian Kemp, using a thing they call a letter. He’s urged Kemp to veto HR 1.


Sunday, March 17, 2019 10:00 AM

State Rep. Colton Moore vents about his school tax bill that's gone nowhere



State Rep. Colton Moore said his bill to change a school tax break for the elderly in Dade County is dead, and he believes one of the most powerful members of the Legislature helped spike it.

Moore, R-Trenton, said he met with legislative counsel four times over the last three weeks to explain how he wanted his bill to look. Each time, the draft came back differently than he requested. After the most recent drafts came back Wednesday and Thursday, he said he was giving up.

But Moore, a freshman who has not been afraid to criticize his party's leadership, has a theory on why he's had so much trouble. He believes state Sen. Jeff Mullis, R-Chickamauga, has orchestrated confusion to hold him back.


Friday, March 15, 2019 10:00 AM

NWGA Republicans oppose hate crime legislation passed by House



The Georgia House of Representatives voted Thursday to approve a bill that would increase penalties for crimes committed against certain classes of people.

A number of state representatives from northwest Georgia opposed the measure, including Eddie Lumsden, Steve Tarvin, and Colton Moore, and they joined a few other a Republicans in their dissent. Katie Dempsey was absent. The measure passed 96-64.

House Bill 426 is sponsored by State Representative Chuck Efstration and has the bipartisan support of Republicans Deborah Silcox and Ron Stephens and Democrats Calvin Smyre, Karen Bennett, and Karla Drenner. It passed narrowly, 96-64, with a number of Republicans voting NO.


Monday, March 11, 2019 1:00 PM

6 Georgia State Representatives Co-Sponsor Constitutional Carry



Kennesaw, Georgia — Constitutional Carry (House Bill 2) was officially dropped into the “House Hopper” on January 31, 2019 at the Capitol in Atlanta.

Lead sponsor State Rep. Matt Gurtler was joined by State Reps. Kevin Cooke, Emory Dunahoo, Michael Caldwell, David Stover, and Colton Moore as original cosponsors of the legislation.

If you don’t see your State Represenative’s name listed, send them an email encouraging them to support Constitutional Carry (HB 2)


Monday, March 11, 2019 10:00 AM

The Jolt: On the unspoken costs associated with new voting machines



We’ve told you before of state Rep. Colton Moore, R-Trenton, who cast one of two votes in the House against HR 1, a resolution to name the state’s new judicial building after former Gov. Nathan Deal. Moore has now written a letter to Brian Kemp, asking the new governor to veto HR 1, which has now been approved by both chambers. Read more from the AJC in the link above.


Friday, March 8, 2019 2:38 PM

GOP state lawmakers approve 'heartbeat' abortion bans



ATLANTA — Georgia and Tennessee joined a string of states moving to enact tough abortion restrictions when Republican House lawmakers passed bans on most abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected.

Also on Friday morning, about half a dozen protesters stood outside the capitol dressed like characters from Margaret Atwood's "The Handmade's Tale," a dystopian novel about an overarching, male-dominated government that uses women as machines for reproduction. The protesters wore red capes and dresses with white bonnets that covered their down-turned faces. They held hangers with the words "NOT A MEDICAL DEVICE" on them.

"They are freaky-scary," State Rep. Colton Moore, R-Trenton, said after walking past them. (Moore voted to approve the heartbeat bill.)


Thursday, March 7, 2019 4:21 PM

North Georgia sheriffs concerned about proposed bill allowing THC oil sales

 

Georgia lawmakers are proposing legislation that would allow the growing of cannabis and selling of THC oil in the state.

But several sheriffs throughout the state are against this bill, saying it could lead to the legalization of marijuana.

Georgia Representative Colton Moore is one of many Georgia lawmakers in favor of passing a bill, allowing THC oil to be created and distributed in the state.

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He says this bill is for medicinal use only.

"You would have to get a prescription from a doctor. And you could only go to one of these medical oil places with a prescription and access it,” Moore said.


Thursday, March 7, 2019 1:00 PM

House Bill 179 suggests removing disciplinary measures from factoring into Georgia schools' ratings

In the Georgia House, a new bill has been introduced, which would allow school teachers and administrators to utilize discipline in schools without having it negatively impact their school’s climate ratings.

House Bill 179 was introduced to representatives by Rep. Colton Moore, R-Trenton, who was sworn into office on Jan. 14. Others in support of his bill include Reps. Ken Pullin, R-Zebulon; Emory Donahoo, R-Gainesville; and Steve Tarvin, R-Chickamauga.

Currently, discipline measures such as suspensions, alternative school assignments and expulsions are negatively reflected back on the success of the school, which indirectly encourages teachers and administrative staff to report far less discipline issues due to fear of their school’s score dropping.


Thursday, March 7, 2019 10:51 AM

Georgia legislator asks Gov. Kemp to veto bill to name new state courthouse for former governor Nathan Deal

 

A Georgia legislator is voicing his concerns to a bill that would rename the new, $127 million State of Georgia Appellate Courthouse for a former governor.

House Resolution 1, passed in both the Georgia House and Senate, would rename the building as the “Nathan Deal Judicial Center.”

"In light of this, I request you veto any Resolution that names a living person to a building equal to the reach and influence of our State Capitol," Moore's memo requests.


Wednesday, March 6, 2019 8:36 PM

Rep. Colton Moore Calls On Governor Kemp To Veto Bill Naming New State Appellate Courthouse For Nathan Deal



Rep. Colton Moore, of Dade County, has asked new Governor Brian Kemp to veto a bill that would name the new state Supreme Court building for former Governor Nathan Deal.
He said:

"SUBJECT: Veto HR1 Our State’s Highest Courts Must Remain Neutral and Impartial

"Dear Governor Kemp, House Resolution 1, which has passed the House and Senate, seeks to rename one of the most important and expensive government buildings in Georgia history. The new $127 million State of Georgia Appellate Courthouse will hold the highest, most precious courts of justice in Georgia. Should this Resolution obtain your approval, the building would be renamed the “Nathan Deal Judicial Center.”


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