Banks County Commission Chairman says Representative Gasaway has done nothing for Banks County. Here's the truth:

New Banks County DFACS Building

The former Banks County DFACS building was known as one of the absolute worst facilities statewide. When Representative Gasaway took office in 2013, one of his top priorities was a new DFACS building for Banks County. He was very familiar with the situation because he had served on the Banks County Foster Care Citizens Review Panel for 10 years. Rep. Gasaway had his first meeting with state officials about a new building in July 2013. The ribbon cutting on the the new DFACS building was held in December 2015. The Banks County Commission Chairman wants to take all of the credit for the new DFACS building. But people familiar with what really happened say something different:

  • Larry O'Neil, former Majority Leader - Georgia House of Representatives... Representative Gasaway said Banks County had to have a better DFACS facility, and we worked together to get it done.
  • Steve Stancil, Executive Director - State Properties Commission... Representative Gasaway pushed for the necessary funding for this facility and got it.


Banks County Commission Chairman says Representative Gasaway has never introduced any legislation for Banks County. Here's the truth:

Creation of Banks County Board of Elections - House Bill 223
(2013 - 2014 legislative session)

At the request of the Banks County Board of Commissioners, including the current Chairman, Representative Gasaway introduced legislation to create a Banks County Board of Elections. This legislation, authored by Rep. Gasaway, was approved by the Governor of Georgia on May 1, 2013.

A BILL to be entitled an Act to create a board of elections and registration for Banks County and to provide for its powers and duties; to provide for the composition of the board and the selection and appointment of members; to provide for the qualification, terms, and removal of members; to provide for oaths and privileges; to provide for meetings, procedures, and vacancies; to relieve certain officers of powers and duties and to provide for the transfer of functions to the newly created board; to provide for certain expenditures of public funds; to provide for compensation of members of the board and personnel; to provide for offices and equipment; to provide for the board's performance of certain functions and duties for certain municipalities; to provide for submission under Section 5 of the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965, as amended; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

In addition to this legislation, Representative Gasaway has sponsored and supported numerous pieces of legislation that have directly benefited the citizens of Banks County.

Banks County Commission Chairman says Representative Gasaway has never brought in any state money for Banks County. Here's the truth:

Rep. Gasaway delivers $$ for Banks County

Here are just a few examples of state funding brought to Banks County by Representative Gasaway:

  • Because of Rep. Gasaway's votes in the legislature, hundreds of thousands of dollars in new state funds have flowed into Banks County as part of the new and improved Local Maintenance Improvement Grant Program (LMIG)
  • Rep. Gasaway brought in additional state money:
    $100,000 to fix a large culvert on Wynn Lake Road
    $100,000 to improve Bennett Road
    $100,000 for gravel to improve various roads in Banks County
  • Maysville City Park: Rep. Gasaway supported a grant request for funding for the new Maysville City Park. In April 2015, the city of Maysville was awarded $100,000 to help fund the park. Families are enjoying the park today.
  • Rep. Gasaway assisted the City of Homer and Banks County Fire Departments in getting surplus fire-fighting equipment from the Georgia Forestry Commission (November 2017)


Banks County Commission Chairman says Representative Gasaway has never introduced any legislation. Here's the truth:

Rep. Gasaway has authored, co-signed, and supported numerous pieces of legislation during his 6 years in the Georgia General Assembly

Here are just a few examples:

2013-2014 Regular Session - HR 354
Erwin, Christopher B; Georgia's School Superintendent of the Year; commend

A RESOLUTION recognizing and commending Christopher B. Erwin, Georgia's 2013 School Superintendent of the Year; and for other purposes.

2013-2014 Regular Session - HB 507
Georgia Firearms Freedom Act; enact

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 4 of Chapter 11 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to dangerous instrumentalities and practices, so as to exempt certain firearms from federal regulations; to provide for a short title; to provide for requirements; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

2013-2014 Regular Session - HR 473
Banks County Leopards Wrestling Team; congratulate

A RESOLUTION Congratulating the Banks County Leopards Wrestling Team; and for other purposes.

2013-2014 Regular Session - HB 873
Stephens County Public Facilities Authority Act; enact

A BILL to be entitled an Act to create the Stephens County Public Facilities Authority; to provide for a short title; to provide for definitions; to provide for its purpose; to provide for its powers; to provide for the membership of the authority and their terms of office, qualifications, and compensation; to provide for the issuance and sale of revenue bonds and other obligations; to provide for the security for such revenue bonds and other obligations; to provide for refunding revenue bonds and other obligations; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

2013-2014 Regular Session - HB 741
Water resources; issuance of sludge land application permits; revise certain requirements

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 5 of Title 12 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to water resources, so as to revise certain requirements related to issuance of sludge land application permits; to require consistency with existing local zoning ordinances; to require that public hearings be held within jurisdiction of the governing authority where the proposed land application site is located; to provide for an effective date; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

2013-2014 Regular Session - HB 917
Foreclosure; procedure for confirmation of sales; modify

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 1 of Article 7 of Chapter 14 of Title 44 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to foreclosure in general, so as to modify the procedure for confirmation of foreclosure sales; to provide for conditions and limitations; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date and applicability; and for other purposes.

2015-2016 Regular Session - HB 505
Physical therapists; licensure and regulations of therapists and therapy assistants; revise various provisions

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 33 of Title 43 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to physical therapists, so as to revise various provisions regarding the licensure and regulation of physical therapists and physical therapy assistants; to revise definitions; to include additional powers of the State Board of Physical Therapy; to revise provisions regarding use of titles; to revise provisions regarding granting licenses and discipline of licensees; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

2015-2016 Regular Session - HB 56
Searches; use of no-knock search warrants; provisions

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 2 of Chapter 5 of Title 17 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to searches with warrants, so as to provide for the use of no-knock search warrants; to provide for definitions; to change provisions relating to the issuance of search warrants; to provide for written policies relating to no-knock search warrants; to change provisions relating to when search warrants may be executed; to change provisions relating to the use of force in executing a search warrant; to change provisions relating to quashing a search warrant or suppressing evidence due to technical deficiencies; to provide for annual reporting of search warrant information; to provide for related matters; to provide for effective dates and applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

2015-2016 Regular Session - HB 442
Crimes and offenses; abuse of government office; provide definitions

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 1 of Chapter 10 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to abuse of governmental office, so as to provide definitions; to provide for related matters; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

2017-2018 Regular Session - HR 1259
Hoyt Dean "Dink" McCoy Memorial Highway; Banks County; dedicate

A RESOLUTION honoring the life of Mr. Hoyt Dean "Dink" McCoy and dedicating a road in his memory; and for other purposes.

2017-2018 Regular Session - HB 1011
Martin, Town of; mayoral term; change certain provisions

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend an Act to provide a new charter for the Town of Martin, approved March 18, 1980 (Ga. L. 1980, p. 3215), as amended, particularly by an Act approved March 21, 1989 (Ga. L. 1989, p. 3883), so as to change certain provisions relating to the mayoral term; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

2017-2018 Regular Session - HB 90
Crimes and offenses; abuse of governmental office; provide definitions

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 1 of Chapter 10 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to abuse of governmental office, so as to provide definitions; to provide that it shall be illegal for an elected member of a county or municipal governing authority or local board of education or a member of a development authority to participate in the discussion regarding or to vote upon the question of whether such county, municipality, school system, or development authority should purchase real property if such member has a substantial interest in such property or if any business in which such member serves in a fiduciary capacity has any interest in such property, including liens and security instruments; to provide a penalty; to provide for related matters; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

2017-2018 Regular Session - HB 525
Ad valorem tax; property; clarify that buffer areas along waterways be considered in assessment of fair market value

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 48-5-2 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to definitions relative to ad valorem taxation of property, so as to clarify that buffer areas along waterways shall be considered in assessment of fair market value for ad valorem tax purposes; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

2017-2018 Regular Session - HB 962
Excise tax; rooms, lodging, and accommodations; change certain provisions regarding levy and collection of such tax

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 3 of Chapter 13 of Title 48 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to the excise tax on the furnishing for value to the public of any rooms, lodgings, or accommodations, so as to change certain provisions regarding the levy and collection of such tax; to provide that certain counties levying a certain form of such tax shall only be authorized to levy a new tax after a certain date; to provide for certain conditions for expenditures of such tax revenue; to change certain provisions authorizing certain counties and municipalities to levy such tax under certain conditions; to provide for requirements and limitations with respect thereto; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

2017-2018 Regular Session - HB 975
Solid waste management; collection of fee for disposal of coal combustion residuals; provisions

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 2 of Chapter 8 of Title 12 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to solid waste management generally, so as to provide for collection of a fee by local governing authorities for the disposal of coal combustion residuals in municipal solid waste disposal facilities; to amend Chapter 13 of Title 48 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to specific, business, and occupation taxes, so as to provide for an excise tax on the disposal of coal combustion residuals; to provide for the method for the collection of the excise tax; to provide for the enforcement and implementation of the excise tax; to provide for definitions; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.