The Act amends the Georgia Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act to provide the attorney general with concurrent authority to prosecute criminal gang activity alongside local prosecuting attorneys in Georgia. Modeled after a similar act that created concurrent authority for the attorney general to prosecute human trafficking crimes, the Act seeks to enhance the government’s investigation and prosecution of gang crimes in the state by making the effort more corroborative, coordinated, and multi-jurisdictional.
Alex Norton & Sam Collier,
HB 1134: Amendments to the Georgia Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act,
Ga. St. U. L. Rev.
Available at: https://readingroom.law.gsu.edu/gsulr/vol39/iss1/5