Friday, June 4, 2004

Seabaugh to serve on Senate committee studying youth crime

State Sen. Mitch Seabaugh, who represents part of west Fayette County, has been named to the Senate Study Committee on Youth and Crime.

The committee will issue a report and recommendations on the topic when the Senate reconvenes in 2005.

“I am honored to be chosen to serve on this committee,” Seabaugh said. “We need to examine our current law more carefully, especially where our children are concerned. Everyday we are hearing more incidents of children committing violent crimes. I am saddened by this fact and feel that it’s time we take a look at our laws and make some necessary changes.”

The committee’s first meeting was Wednesday afternoon, but it will meet four more times this year: Wednesday, July 7; Thursday, Aug. 5; Thursday, Sept. 2; and Thursday, Oct. 7. All meetings will be held at 1:30 p.m. in room 450 of the State Capitol building.

The committee is made up of Sen. Bill Hamrick, R-Carrollton, who will chair the committee, and members Sen. Preston Smith (R-Rome), Sen. Horacena Tate (D-Atlanta) and Sen. Renee Unterman (R-Loganville).

“I am pleased to have Senator Seabaugh serve on the committee,” Hamrick said. “He is very dedicated to youth issues in Georgia and can always be counted on as proven by his outstanding work ethic.”

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