The Georgia House is proposing an appropriations Bill that includes a number of elements associated with the Mental Health Bill 520, a bill which the public resoundingly rejected last year.
Rep. Matt Hatchett introduced the appropriations measure which is also sponsored by Jon Burns.
Interestingly while they propose to allocate large amounts of funding, they have avoided re-introduction of HB 520 itself. Why? Because they know it would be met this year with opposition likely greater than last year?
The Georgia Freedom Caucus is also providing information on the Appropriations Bill and calling out the concerns.
Citizens who want to share their concerns with Rep. Matt Hatchett or Jon Burns can contact them via: