6/10/2015

Rep. Shaw named Chairman of House Industry & Labor Committee

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

4/7/2015

Rep. Shaw’s legislation approved, awaits Governor’s signature

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 MORE

3/28/2015

Final approval for medical cannabis bill as session nears end

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 MORE

3/22/2015

House resolution addresses doctor shortage in rural Georgia

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 MORE

3/17/2015

House approves Rep. Shaw’s jobs plan, metal theft bill

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

3/8/2015

Rep. Shaw continues to fight against metal theft in Georgia

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 MORE

3/1/2015

Governor announces recommendations to help rural hospitals

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 MORE

2/24/2015

House approves Rep. Shaw's insurance confidentiality bill

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 MORE

2/17/2015

Rural Caucus discusses agriculture tax exemption

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 MORE

2/7/2015

Changes coming to transportation funding proposal

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 MORE

1/31/2015

Amended FY 2015 budget approved by House

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 MORE

1/24/2015

Rep. Shaw appointed as House Deputy Majority Whip

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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1/16/2015

Rep. Shaw re-elected as Rural Caucus chair

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

1/10/2015

2015 Legislative Session gets under way

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 MORE

3/24/2014

As session ends, Governor leads effort to help rural hospitals

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 MORE

3/17/2014

House gives final approval to tax relief legislation

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 MORE

3/9/2014

House approves public assistance requirements

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 MORE

3/2/2014

Rep. Shaw announces candidacy for re-election

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

2/24/2014

House passes new state budget as session enters final month

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 MORE

2/17/2014

Rep. Shaw's legislation receives House approval

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

2/10/2014

Legislative Rural Caucus addressing variety of issues

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 MORE

2/3/2014

House delegation sponsoring local legislation

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 MORE

1/26/2014

Majority of House-approved budget supplement goes to schools

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 MORE

1/18/2014

Georgia on economic upswing, Governor tells lawmakers

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 MORE

9/23/2013

Rep. Shaw receives Champion of Small Business Award

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

5/16/2013

Rep. Shaw honored by American Association of Nurse Practitioners

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 MORE

5/16/2013

Governor signs Rep. Shaw's legislation into law

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 MORE

4/2/2013

2013 session adjourns after passage of budget, ethics legislation

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 MORE

3/24/2013

Legislation moves forward as final adjournment nears

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

3/17/2013

2014 budget, Senate legislation on House members' agenda

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 MORE

3/11/2013

2013 legislative session enters final 10 days

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 MORE

3/4/2013

Georgia New Markets Jobs Act clears House Committee

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 MORE

2/24/2013

Rep. Shaw proposes special turkey season for young and disabled hunters

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 MORE

2/17/2013

2013 legislative session nears midway point

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 MORE

2/11/2013

Update on the Georgia Agricultural Tax Exemption

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 MORE

2/4/2013

‘Georgia Grown Trail: 37’ designed to promote agri-tourism in South Georgia

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

1/27/2013

Lawmakers hear details of $19.8 billion budget plan for fiscal year 2014

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

1/18/2013

Rep. Shaw elected chairman of Georgia’s Legislative Rural Caucus

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 MORE

12/19/2012

General Assembly facing tight budget again in 2013 season

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 MORE

4/17/2012

Governor signs Rep. Shaw’s metal theft enforcement bill into law

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 MORE

4/2/2012

Rep. Shaw’s metal theft enforcement plan awaits Gov. Deal’s signature

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 MORE

3/24/2012

Tax reform measure benefits Georgia economy and taxpayers

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 MORE

3/19/2012

Lawmakers prepare for final days of 2012 session

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

3/12/2012

House overwhelmingly approves Rep. Shaw’s metal theft enforcement bill

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 MORE

3/3/2012

Long days ahead at the Capitol as ‘Crossover Day’ approaches

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 MORE

2/27/2012

Rep. Shaw’s metal theft enforcement bill OK’d by subcommittee

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.

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2/18/2012

Legislative pace increases as session passes halfway point

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 MORE

2/12/2012

Legislation a first step toward downsizing state bureaucracy

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

2/4/2012

Rep. Shaw requesting input from business community

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 MORE

1/28/2012

Rep. Shaw to introduce stronger enforcement on metal theft

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 MORE

1/21/2012

‘Go Build Georgia’ aimed at advancing skilled labor trades

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 MORE

1/13/2012

Lawmakers hear warning of HOPE Scholarship reductions

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 MORE

1/3/2012

2012 legislative session set to begin Monday, January 9

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 MORE

11/2/2011

Georgia Chamber awards Rep. Shaw with 'A' for 2011 session

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 MORE

11/2/2011

Georgia lawmakers approve changes to legislative and congressional districts

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 MORE

12/16/2010

Shaw follows in dad’s footsteps

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

LAKELAND — J... READ MORE

12/16/2010

Georgia farmers banking on olive groves

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9/29/2010

Jason Shaw Recieves NRA Endorsement and "AQ" Rating

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 MORE

9/29/2010

Jason Shaw Endorsed By Georgia’s Small Businesses

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

7/21/2010

Shaw wins GOP vote for District 176

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

7/20/2010

State Representative District 176 Primary Election Results

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 MORE

7/15/2010

See Jason's Latest Campaign Ads on YouTube

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 MORE

7/12/2010

GeorgiaCarry.org Endorses Jason Shaw for House 176

GeorgiaCarry.Org is Georgia's no-compromise voice for gun owners fighting for your right to bear arms. GCO believes that citizens of Georgia and the United States have the right to own and carry the firearm of their choice for any... READ MORE

7/11/2010

Ask for a REPUBLICAN Ballot on Tuesday July 20th!

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 MORE

7/11/2010

Nine Days Until Election

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

7/8/2010

Georgia House Speaker Ralston Endorses Jason Shaw

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

6/18/2010

Jason Announces for State House 176

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

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