Georgia Chamber Commends Governor and General Assembly on Passage of HB 479

Atlanta – April 1 – The Georgia Chamber commends Governor Kemp and the Georgia General Assembly on the passage of HB 479 to repeal Georgia’s antiquated citizen’s arrest law. Originally crafted in 1863, the state’s current law allows for gross negligence within our judicial system, as seen in the case of Ahmaud Arbery’s senseless murder in 2020.

We are grateful for the bipartisan efforts of our state leaders to build on the Hate Crimes legislation passed last year and proactively move us all toward a more inclusive future.

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