• HR 288 (S. Jones/D): House Study Committee on Minority Business Participation in State Contracts; Created the House Study Committee on Minority Business Participation in State Contracts; and for other purposes.

  • ​​​​​​​​​​HB 267 (K. Alexander/D): The Paid Sick Leave Act; Requires all employers to implement paid sick leave for employees; to provide for exceptions; to specify purposes for which paid sick leave may be taken and the rate at which paid sick leave accrues; to require advance notice of intention to use sick leave under certain circumstances; to provide for verification of the need for sick time in certain circumstances; to provide for record keeping; to prohibit discrimination against an employee for inquiring about or using paid sick leave; to make a violation of an unlawful practice subject to the jurisdiction of the Department of Labor; to authorize a civil action for any violation; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.


  • HR 714 (Dr. C. Powell/D): Powell, Dr. C. Clayton; 90th birthday; honoring Dr. C. Clayton Powell on the occasion of his 90th birthday; and for other purposes.

  • HR 142 (Able Mable Thomas/D): Clark Atlanta University Day at the capitol; February 1, 2017; recognized. Commending Clark Atlanta University for its outstanding achievements and recognizing February 1, 2017, as Clark Atlanta University Day at the state capitol; and for other purposes.

  • HR 429 (Able Mable Thomas/D): Foot Soldiers: Class of 1964; documentary; commended the documentary Foot Soldiers: Class of 1964; and for other purposes.


  • HR 125 (Able Mable Thomas/D): Jackson, Bishop Reginald; African Methodist Episcopal Church; Recognizing and commending Bishop Reginald Jackson and the African Methodist Episcopal Church; and for other purposes​.


2016 Legislative Session

  • HR 1577 (Able Mable Thomas/ D): House Study Committee on Georgia Minority Participation in the Film and Television Production Industry; Creates the House Study Committee on Georgia Minority Participation in the Film and Television Production Industry. The committee shall be composed of seven members to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives. STATUS: Signed by Governor

  • HB 614 (V. Stovall/D): Landon Dunson Act; Allows video monitoring camera equipment to be installed in self-contained, special education classrooms. Participation from local schools would be voluntary; and access to the footage would be strictly limited to school administration, parents who request permission, law enforcement, and court officers via subpoena.  The cameras will be used for educational and safety monitoring purposes. STATUS: Signed by Governor


  • HB 54 (K. Waites/D): Tuition grants; children of officers killed in line of duty who attend University System institutions and meet certain requirements.  House Bill 54 would allow an additional funding source to provide free college tuition to children of fallen public safety officials. This funding source would help supplement a grant that is already administered by the Georgia Student Finance Commission and would be obtained by adding a voluntary donation option to the Georgia Income Tax forms, as well as Georgia Motor Vehicle Driver's License forms. STATUS: Signed by Governor

2017-2018

Legislative Session

  • HB 44 HB 44 (D. Ralston/R): Budget; Adopted Fiscal Year 2018 budget of $24.9 billion.

  • HB 86 (M. Oliver/D): Domestic relations; Increases the scope of offenses for mandatory reporters of child abuse to include suspicion of a child being involved in sex trafficking for the purpose of sexual servitude.

  • HB 222 (S. Blackmon/R): HOPE; Allows a member of the Georgia National Guard or a member of a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States located in Georgia to be classified as a legal resident under eligibility requirements for HOPE scholarships and grants.

  • HR 240 (S. Cooper/R): Joint Study Committee on Reforming HIV Related Criminal Laws; Creates a Georgia House of Representatives study committee that will identify barriers to access for adequate health care particularly related to asthma, HIV, adult obesity, and low immunization rates.

  • SB 16 (B. Watson/R): Low THC Oil; Increases the list of conditions that are eligible for treatment with medical cannabis.

  • SB 174 (J. Kennedy/R): Accountability Courts; Part of Criminal Justice Reform. Provides a certification of peer review process to improve veteran court divisions, procedures, and align with the standards of other accountability courts.

  • SB 176 (J. Kennedy/R): Driving Privileges; Part of Criminal Justice Reform. Limits the conditions under which traffic violations may lead to incarceration or bond.

  • SB 186 (L. Tippins/R): HOPE for Dual Enrollment; Caregiver Educational Consent Act; Allows students who received a high school diploma through dual enrollment to be eligible for up to 30 degree hours of the HOPE grant, provided the student meets residency requirements.

  • SB 201 (B. Miller/R): Sick Leave; Requires companies with more than 25 employees and which do not offer ESOPs to allow employees to use sick leave for the care of an immediate relative, e.g., child, spouse, grandchild, grandparent, or parent or any dependents.

  • HB 280 (M. Ballinger/R): Campus Carry; Allows licensed holders to keep their weapon on their person while in or on any building or real property owned by or leased to any technical school, vocational school, college, university, or other institution of postsecondary education.

  • HB 315 (D. McClain and M. Thomas/D): Minimum wage; Provides an increase in the minimum wage; to provide a credit toward the minimum wage for employers of tipped workers; to eliminate various eligibility exemptions from the minimum wage; to provide for related matters; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.


  • HB 184 (W. Boddie/D): Georgia Pregnant Works Fairness Act; enact the Georgia Pregnant Workers Fairness Act; to provide for a short title; to provide for intent; to provide for definitions; to provide for notice of rights; to provide for reasonable accommodations to job applicants and employees for circumstances related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related conditions; to provide for a civil cause of action for unfair employment practices; to require the Department of Labor to develop courses and educate the public on such accommodations; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
GEORGIA STATE REPRESENTATIVE - DISTRICT 56

"Able" Mable Thomas