Georgia lawmakers are looking for ways to address what some are calling “a hiring crisis with regard to law enforcement officers” across the state. Monday, Secretary of the Senate Majority Caucus, Sen. Larry Walker, R-Perry, introduced the “Back the Blue Act,” – legislation that he says will address this crisis.

Senate Bill 110 would provide financial support for Georgia’s sheriff’s departments by establishing a voluntary “check off” on auto insurance premium invoices to allow Georgians to conveniently donate $3 to local law enforcement. According to Walker, these donations would be collected by insurance companies, then remitted to the Georgia Department of Insurance. The Insurance Commissioner would then distribute the donations equally to the Sheriff of each county in Georgia. 

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