President Pro-Tempore Releases Statement on Passage of SB 316

February 24, 2012

ATLANTA (February 23, 2012) – President Pro-Tempore Tommie Williams (R-Lyons) released the following statement applauding the passage of SB 316:

 “Protecting the most innocent and defenseless in our society is absolutely necessary,” said Sen. Tommie Williams. “I am proud of Senator Bethel for crafting legislation that will lengthen the time a victim has to report a crime and that offenders can be brought to justice. Georgia will continue to pass strict legislation against those convicted of sexual abuse in order to protect those most affected by these heinous crimes. We will continue to work to make Georgia safe for our children and send a clear message that Georgia has no tolerance for the sexual abuse of our children.”