He is a man on a mission and was a committed community servant for many years prior to entering electoral politics. Mayo, who represents House District 84 located in DeKalb County, was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2008, during one of the most exciting election cycles in U. S. history. His committee assignments include: Appropriations, Education, Insurance, and Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment. He serves on the Georgia World Congress Center Legislative Overview Committee, which manages the Georgia Dome, World Congress Center and Centennial Park.
House Bill 405 requires governance training for charter school board members. A primary cause of charter school failure is poor board governance. This bill seeks to curtail the number of poorly managed charter schools by requiring charter school boards to participate in annual governance training. Additionally, HB 405 requires high schools to disclose students’ grade point average as calculated for HOPE Scholarship qualifying. This bill passed the House and Senate in 2014.
House Bill 31 requires the use of hands free communication devices while operating a motor vehicle. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, drivers who use hand-held devices are four times more likely to get into crashes serious enough to injure themselves. The goal of this bill is to decrease the number of auto accidents caused by distracted drivers. Assigned to the Motor Vehicles Committee.
House Bill 390 establishes a referendum to allow DeKalb County residents to vote on a 1% sales tax for transportation infrastructure projects. Passed the House Ways and Means Committee but did not receive the requisite number of votes to pass the House of Representatives.
House Bill 1040 provides access to the HOPE Scholarship for homeless and independent incarcerated youth. Upon successful completion of high school these students are currently ineligible for the HOPE Scholarship. The bill provides residency for this vulnerable group of children to qualify for the HOPE Scholarship without waiting 12 months upon release from state custody. Assigned to the House Higher Education Committee.