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New state law named in
honor of Marion Co. teenager

Governor Brian Kemp signs Logan's Law during a special ceremony. Looking on are
Sen. John Albers, Ralph and Heather Stuart, Marty Kemp, and Rep. Mike Cheokas.

Logan Stuart

From the May 5, 2021 issue
of The Journal

By Richard Harris
   A Marion County teenager now has a Georgia law named in her honor. Governor Brian Kemp signed "Logan's Law" in a special ceremony at the State Capitol on Monday, May 3.
   The law, introduced by Rep. Mike Cheokas, is named for Logan Stuart, 18, who is severely autistic and has additional special needs. The law, which will go into effect July 1, creates a voluntary database of special needs residents that can be accessed by first responders when responding to calls.
   As Logan's parents, Ralph and Heather Stuart know about the everyday challenges facing families with special needs members. However, they also know, through their professional lives, of an additional challenge others may not think of.
   Mrs. Stuart is the longtime Marion County Probate Judge and Mr. Stuart has many years of experience as a law enforcement officer. Through those roles, they both from time to time witnesses challenging situations involving first responders and those with special needs. The new law will ...
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