“We shouldn’t be subsidizing illegal activity on the part of elected officials,” Trammell said. “If they’re not going to work and do their job, they don’t need to be getting paid by the taxpayers.”
Trammell is seeking an amendment to the Georgia Constitution that would cover the insurance commissioner and other state officials. For a constitutional amendment to pass, two-thirds of both the state House and Senate would have to approve it, along with a majority of Georgia voters.
Trammell also sponsored a bill that would apply to other elected officials whose positions aren’t named in the state constitution. That legislation could pass if it received majorities in the House and Senate.
No other measures were filed Friday, the first day bills could be introduced in advance of the legislative session that starts Jan. 13.