Promise Made — Promise Kept!
Senator Chip Rogers has earned the nickname “Georgia’s Senate Workhorse.” Never afraid to take on tough issues, big or small, Senator Rogers has garnered respect on both sides of the political aisle. The lesson of hard work he learned growing up in Cobb County has made a difference. His list of legislative accomplishments is significant and widespread.
Transparency in Government Act — Georgia Public Policy Foundation calls it “the most significant long-term reform” to emerge from the 2008 session. The measure, authored by Senator Rogers, requires state expenditures be placed on a searchable Website so taxpayers can see how their money is spent.
Property Tax Protection - Senator Rogers passed through the Senate a constitutional amendment limiting the annual increase in property assessments to help protect property owners from being taxed off their land.
Spending Reform - Senator Rogers passed through the Senate a Constitutional Amendment known as the Taxpayer Protection Act that limits the amount state spending can grow.
Dog Fighting Law - Senator Rogers’s four-year effort to pass a Dog Fighting Bill resulted in one of the nation’s strongest laws against the torture of pets. Georgia is now ranked as having the third strongest dog-fighting law in America.
Credit Freeze Law - Representative Calvin Hill and Senator Rogers teamed up to pass Georgia’s first credit freeze law. WSB radio personality Clark Howard personally lobbied for this bill and calls it one of the nation’s best credit freeze laws.
Pro - Life - The Georgia Right to Life has endorsed Senator Rogers in every campaign dating back to 2002. Senator Rogers is a strong pro-life advocate and has a ten - year legislative record for consistently fighting for the lives of the unborn. Senator Rogers has sponsored a long list of pro-life legislation and has a 100% voting record with the Georgia Right to Life.
Identity Theft Law - Senator Rogers single-handedly wrote Georgia’s tough new identity theft law to help stop the fastest growing crime in the nation.
Identity Protection - Senator Rogers created the law to prohibit the public posting of any person’s social security number without their approval.
Removal of Fingerprint Requirement - Senator Rogers and Representative Barry Loudermilk joined efforts and removed the fingerprint requirement for Georgia driver’s licenses and had all previous fingerprint records destroyed. No driver’s license fingerprints had ever been used to solve a crime in Georgia, but the state database of fingerprints created a serious identity theft target to the detriment of
Immigration Enforcement - Senator Rogers authored the nation’s strongest state law requiring that federal immigration laws be enforced at the state level. The measure was so successful that it has become the “model bill” for states all across America.
Sales Tax Holiday - Senator Rogers and Representative Lynn Smith passed the Sales Tax Holiday bill. Two weekends a year, purchases of school items, clothing, computer equipment, and energy efficient appliances are sales tax free.
Second Amendment Protection - Representative Tim Bearden and Senator Rogers passed historic legislation allowing firearms license holders greater freedom to exercise Second Amendment rights. Some have called this the best self-protection legislation to pass the General Assembly in decades.
Grade Integrity Act - Senator Rogers wrote the law that allows teachers to give the actual grade earned by students in the classroom. Under this law, teachers are no longer forced to change a grade without just cause.
Georgia Manufacturing Jobs - Senator Rogers led the way to protect manufacturing. He sponsored and passed bills in the Senate to offer $22 million in tax incentives for Georgia manufacturers and to create high-paying manufacturing jobs.
Protecting Swimming Pools and Swim Teams - Senator Rogers wrote the new law that prevents the state from indiscriminately shutting down swimming pools without scientific evidence and data.
Sexual Offenders - Senator Rogers teamed up with Representative Sue Burmeister to require that all registered sex offenders have their photo published in the local newspaper.
Motor Fuel Tax Cut - Senator Rogers and Representative Martin Scott passed a law eliminating the sales tax on motor fuel used in public transportation.
NASCAR License Plate - Senator Rogers created the new Georgia NASCAR license plate with funds going to support the Office of Highway Safety and HERO units.
These are just a few of the many legislative accomplishments by Senator Chip Rogers.
The last eight years have seen Senator Rogers set a new standard for communicating with constituents. As a State Representative, and State Senator, Chip Rogers has hosted more than 200 town hall meetings. It is believed to be the most town hall meetings hosted by any elected official in Georgia.