ATLANTA - State Rep. Jason Shaw (R-Lakeland) has been appointed by Speaker David Ralston and the Committee on Assignments to serve as Chairman of the House Industry & Labor Committee.
The Industry & Labor Committee hand... READ MORE
Thursday, April 2, was the 40th and final day of the 2015 session of the Georgia General Assembly. I am pleased that during the last week of the session, a number of legislative proposals that I introduced received final approval ... READ MORE3/28/2015
Only two legislative days remain in the 2015 session of the Georgia General Assembly. With final adjournment scheduled for Thursday, April 2, the House of Representatives and the Senate are working to resolve several major issues,... READ MORE3/22/2015
On March 19, the House of Representatives adopted HR 302, which strives to increase the number of doctors in Georgia through a plea to Congress. Currently Georgia faces a shortage of doctors, particularly in rural parts of the sta... READ MORE3/17/2015
Two legislative proposals that were detailed in last week's report received overwhelming approval by the House of Representatives this week.
On March 11, House members voted 151-18 to approve HB 439, the New Markets J... READ MORE
The House Regulated Industries Committee voted March 5 to approve legislation I have introduced in an effort to crack down further on the problem of metal theft in Georgia. In 2012, I introduced and passed the most effective tool ... READ MORE3/1/2015
On Feb. 23, Gov. Nathan Deal released the final report and recommendations from the Rural Hospital Stabilization Committee, which was created last year to identify and provide solutions to address the financial struggles of Georgi... READ MORE2/24/2015
On Feb. 19, the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to approve legislation I introduced to provide for insurance compliance self-evaluative privilege. HB 162 would protect the confidentiality of communications in order t... READ MORE2/17/2015
The Georgia Legislative Rural Caucus, which I chair, met Feb. 11 and received information from the Georgia Farm Bureau and the University of Georgia Center for Agribusiness & Economic Development on the Georgia Agriculture Tax Exe... READ MORE2/7/2015
The House Transportation Committee held its first hearing this week on the proposed Transportation Funding Act, which is intended to provide an additional $1 billion per year in revenue to shore up and improve the state's transpor... READ MORE1/31/2015
The House voted unanimously Jan. 29 to approve amendments to the state budget for the remainder of fiscal year 2015, which ends June 30. Changes to the $20.9 billion budget add $276 million worth of appropriations, 70 percent of w... READ MORE1/24/2015
This week, I was honored to receive another leadership post in the House of Representatives when I was appointed by House Majority Whip Matt Ramsey to serve as a member of the Deputy Whip team for the House Majority Caucus.
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During the first week of the 2015 legislative session, I was honored to have been re-elected as chairman of the Georgia Legislative Rural Caucus for another two years.
The Rural Caucus, the second largest caucus in the... READ MORE
The 2015 session of the Georgia General Assembly convenes Monday, January 12, the first of 40 legislative days for members of the House of Representatives and the Senate to address the major issues facing our state. I am honored t... READ MORE3/24/2014
The 2014 legislative session reached final adjournment in the late hours of Thursday, March 20. The previous day, members of the Georgia Legislative Rural Caucus, which I chair, and officials with the state Department of Community... READ MORE3/17/2014
The House of Representatives voted March 13 to give final approval to legislation that would provide a number of sales tax exemptions and other state tax relief, including a two-year extension of the sales tax holiday periods for ... READ MORE3/9/2014
On March 3, the House of Representatives voted to approve HB 138, which would prohibit the use of electronic benefit transfer cards, issued as part of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Family program, in liquor stores or adult bo... READ MORE3/2/2014
This week is Georgia’s qualifying period for candidates seeking public office in 2014, and I am pleased to announce my candidacy for re-election to a third term as State Representative for House District 176.
As chairm... READ MORE
With the 2014 session of the Georgia General Assembly now in its final month, the House of Representatives passed three major legislative measures last week – the fiscal year 2015 state budget plan, the Safe Carry Protection Act a... READ MORE2/17/2014
Last week, the House of Representatives voted to approve several pieces of legislation that I co-sponsored. These included:
• HB 645, which would allow insurers to offer policyholders electronic policy processing and in... READ MORE
At the midway point of the 2014 session of the Georgia General Assembly, the Legislative Rural Caucus, which I chair, is addressing a number of issues facing the communities and residents of rural Georgia, which makes up about two... READ MORE2/3/2014
At the request of city and county governments in House District 176, and in cooperation with my fellow members of the House of Representatives from our area, I am sponsoring and co-sponsoring a number of local legislative measures... READ MORE1/26/2014
A majority of the additions to the state budget for the remainder of fiscal year 2014, as approved Jan. 24 by the House of Representatives, will go toward K-12 education funding to account for increased enrollment and to enhance I... READ MORE1/18/2014
The 2014 Georgia legislative session convened Jan. 13 in Atlanta, and following a positive State of the State address by Gov. Nathan Deal, members of the House of Representatives got to work on numerous proposals that will be cons... READ MORE9/23/2013
State Rep. Jason Shaw was recently presented with the Champion of Small Business award from the National Coalition for Capital.
"I am honored to have received this award from the National Coalition for Capital," said R... READ MORE
State Rep. Jason Shaw (R-Lakeland) has been selected to receive the 2013 State Award for Nurse Practitioner Advocate, presented by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners to recognize the efforts of individuals who have ma... READ MORE5/16/2013
Gov. Nathan Deal traveled to South Georgia to sign into law HB 207, introduced by Rep. Jason Shaw to establish a special two-day extension of turkey season for young and mobility impaired hunters. Rep. Shaw also added an amendment... READ MORE4/2/2013
On Thursday, March 28, the 2013 legislative session came to an end when the House and Senate completed the 40th and final legislative day. It was a good session of which Georgia taxpayers can be proud. Several of the General Asse... READ MORE3/24/2013
Last week, several legislative measures that I sponsored or co-sponsored moved through the state Senate and took a step closer to becoming law.
HB 103, which would authorize the Commissioner of Insurance to approve non-... READ MORE
With only six legislative days remaining in the 2013 session of the General Assembly, last week’s activities in the House of Representatives took place primarily at the committee level, examining legislation that had been approved... READ MORE3/11/2013
Thursday, March 7, marked the 30th legislative day of the 2013 session. Known as “Crossover Day,” this critical point in the session marks the last chance for most bills to pass the legislative chamber from where they originated.... READ MORE3/4/2013
Now that the 2013 legislative session is almost three-quarters of the way through, the House of Representatives is handling more legislation than at any other time this session. Your legislators spend longer days at the Capitol an... READ MORE2/24/2013
As a means of promoting the sport of turkey hunting among young people and providing additional access for disabled hunters, I introduced legislation to establish a special turkey-hunting permit and extended turkey season for youn... READ MORE2/17/2013
Thursday, Feb. 14, was the 18th legislative day of the 2013 session of the General Assembly, meaning we are near the halfway point of the session. Last week, the House of Representatives approved and sent to the Senate several pro... READ MORE2/11/2013
Last year, the Georgia General Assembly enacted legislation granting authority to the state Department of Agriculture to issue agricultural sales tax exemption certificates to qualified agriculture producers. Since the first of th... READ MORE2/4/2013
To help promote agri-tourism as an economic development tool, I have introduced legislation (HR 48) that would designate a scenic highway route through South Georgia as “Georgia Grown Trail: 37.”
As the resolution state... READ MORE
Last week, members of the Georgia House and Senate Appropriations Committee met in joint session for initial hearings on the $19.8 billion state budget for fiscal year 2014 proposed by Gov. Nathan Deal.
The plan reflect... READ MORE
On Jan. 16, I was honored to have been elected by my colleagues in the General Assembly as chairman of the Legislative Rural Caucus, made up of House of Representatives members and Senators from rural districts throughout the stat... READ MORE12/19/2012
The 2013 legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly will convene Monday, Jan. 14. As has been the case for several years, the major task for lawmakers will be to balance the annual state budget in the midst of a slow econ... READ MORE4/17/2012
On Monday, April 16, Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law legislation I introduced that will crack down on the growing problem of metal theft in our state. HB 872 was written and is being enacted as a response to the rapidly increasin... READ MORE4/2/2012
On the 40th and final day of the 2012 session of the Georgia General Assembly, final agreement was reached by the House of Representatives and the Senate on legislation I introduced to help combat metal theft, a serious crime that... READ MORE3/24/2012
Last week was a most productive week in the House of Representatives as the 2012 legislative session approaches final adjournment, scheduled for Thursday, March 29. Legislation on two priority initiatives, tax reform and criminal ... READ MORE3/19/2012
With legislation passed by the Senate now working its way through the committee process in the House of Representatives, and vice versa, last week was relatively quiet in terms of action on the House floor.
But there we... READ MORE
On March 7, the Georgia House of Representatives voted 168-2 to approve legislation I introduced to address the growing problem of metal theft in our state. HB 872 would place additional purchasing requirements on secondary metal ... READ MORE3/3/2012
With “Crossover Day” - the 30th day of the session and final legislative chance that most bills have to pass the House of Representatives and make their way to the Senate, and vice versa - scheduled for Wednesday, March 7, members... READ MORE2/27/2012
I am pleased to report that my legislation to address the growing problem of metal theft in our state was favorably reported by a House Judiciary subcommittee last week and is now awaiting action by the full committee.
Friday, Feb. 17, was the 21st legislative day of the 2012 General Assembly, meaning we have passed the halfway point of the session. In the past week, the number of bills making it to the House of Representatives floor began to in... READ MORE2/12/2012
Last week, the House of Representatives approved legislation that will begin the process of implementing Gov. Nathan Deal’s plan to reduce the budget by consolidating a number of state agencies.
HB 642 would abolish the... READ MORE
I am seeking input from small business owners in Berrien, Clinch, Lanier and Lowndes counties for a special initiative currently underway by the Georgia House of Representatives to review and evaluate Georgia’s current regulatory ... READ MORE1/28/2012
Since the beginning of the 2012 legislative session, I have been working with my colleagues on legislation to address the growing problem of metal theft in our state. Copper, aluminum, brass and bronze are in high demand among cri... READ MORE1/21/2012
This week, Gov. Nathan Deal announced the launch of a new skilled labor advancement initiative, “Go Build Georgia.” The program will address the skilled labor shortage in our state through public outreach designed to educate young... READ MORE1/13/2012
According to a presentation made Jan. 9 by the Georgia Student Finance Commission to a Joint Economic Development & Tourism Committee, students receiving the HOPE Scholarship could see a 38 percent reduction in their HOPE benefits... READ MORE1/3/2012
At the beginning of the 2011 legislative session, Gov. Nathan Deal called on the Georgia General Assembly to address problems in the criminal justice system by adding probation and treatment options for offenders with drug addicti... READ MORE11/2/2011
State Rep. Jason Shaw (R-Lakeland) has earned an "A" grade from the Georgia Chamber of Commerce for his strong support of the state's business community during the 2011 legislative session. The Chamber released its first true l... READ MORE11/2/2011
Following action in special session by the Georgia General Assembly, Gov. Nathan Deal has signed into law proposed maps with new boundaries for all 180 districts of the state House of Representatives and all 56 districts of the st... READ MORE12/16/2010
November 3, 2010
Shaw follows in dad’s footsteps
He’s elected new state representative
Dean Poling The Valdosta Daily Times The Valdosta Daily Times Wed Nov 03, 2010, 01:12 AM EDT
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The National Rifle Association announced on September 24, 2010 that it publically endorses Jason Shaw for the Georiga State House of Representative for District 176. Shaw recieved an "AQ" rating which shows Georgia voters that Sha... READ MORE9/29/2010
The National Federation of Independent Business, Georgia’s leading small business association, has endorsed Jason Shaw in the 176th District House race.
The endorsement was made by NFIB/Georgia SAFE (Save America’s Free... READ MORE
Dean Poling, The Valdosta Daily Times
VALDOSTA — As Jason Shaw took a step closer to following in his father’s footsteps Tuesday, his dad remained by his side throughout the evening.
“He’s been beside me th... READ MORE
Click on the following link to view the election returns beginning at 7:30 pm today. Join us at the Rivers Farmhouse at 7:00 pm as we watch the election returns come in. Help us spread the word about voting! Go vote today between ... READ MORE7/15/2010
Help us spread the word about Jason Shaw. Please feel free to forward these ads to all of your family and friends! Please do not forget to vote on July 20th! Ask for a REPUBLICAN Ballot and vote JASON SHAW to be our next state rep... READ MORE7/12/2010
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Please remind your family, friends, and fellow supporters that they will need to ask for a REPUBLICAN ballot on Tuesday, July 20th to vote for Jason! Let's send a conservative leader who can help deliever for South Georgia to Atla... READ MORE7/11/2010
With just nine days left before the votes are counted in the Tuesday, July 20, General Primary/Special Election, Republicans Jason Shaw, 38, and Aleta Larger, 44, have been pounding the proverbial pavement.
The Valdosta... READ MORE
Albany Herald, Terry Lewis Staff Writer
TIFTON, Ga. — Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston was more than 30 minutes late to a scheduled gathering of South Georgia business leaders at the Tifton-Tift County Chamber... READ MORE
Valdosta Daily Times, Jessica Pope Staff Writer
Jason Shaw, 37, announced on Friday his plans to run for his father’s House District 176 seat.
“I’m excited,” he said. “It’s a new challenge, and I hope and pra... READ MORE