State Rep. Dar’shun Kendrick (D-Lithonia) has pre-filed and introduced several House bills during the first week of the 2021 legislative session to promote “black wealth” across the state. Rep. Kendrick will discuss the proposed legislation during an upcoming virtual press conference on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at 9 a.m. via Zoom. Advanced registration is required; to register for the press conference, please click here.
“The Black community continues to be marginalized in its efforts to create wealth, and COVID-19 has further exasperated this issue by costing thousands of Black Georgians their jobs and businesses,” said Rep. Kendrick. “I am committed to focusing my efforts during the 2021 legislative session on introducing legislative solutions that would help build wealth among the Black community. These bills would not only help create new wealth, but they could also help rebuild the economic losses our families and neighbors have experienced this last year.”
For more information on House Bill 30, which would require the Georgia Department of Revenue to publish the racial composition of Georgia corporations that receive state tax credits, please click here.
For more information on House Bill 26, which would reinstate the “Angel Investor” tax credit and allow HBCUs to qualify as a “qualified business,” please click here.
For more information on House Bill 27, which would establish a tax credit for Georgia’s HBCU entrepreneurship programs, please click here.
For more information on House Bill 70, which would require the state’s statutory boards to reflect Georgia’s general population, please click here.
For more information on House Bill 29, which would require the state to issue an annual report regarding the wealth of certain demographics in Georgia, please click here.
For more information on House Resolution 12, which would urge Georgia to support current pending federal legislation to appoint a study committee on reparations of African Americans in the U.S., please click here.
For more information on House Resolution 13, which would urge U.S. Congress to remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act, please click here.
In addition to the “black wealth” bills, Rep. Kendrick also introduced House Bill 69, which would remove qualified immunity for law enforcement officers with negligent and/or dangerous behaviors. For more information on HB 69, please click here.
Representative Dar’shun Kendrick represents the citizens of District 93, which includes portions of DeKalb and Gwinnett counties. She was elected to the House of Representatives in 2010 and currently serves on the Interstate Cooperation, Judiciary Non-Civil, Juvenile Justice and Small Business Development committees.