Atlanta Municipal Court Judge Gary Jackson was one of the judicial representatives who witnessed Gov. Nathan Deal’s signing of House Bill 370 at the Georgia Capitol on May 8.

The legislation amends the Georgia Code to enable the Council of Municipal Court Judges to create and administer savings and deferred-compensation plans for its members. Jackson, a Jewish native Atlantan who got his law degree from the University of Georgia, is the president of the council. He also is the founder of Gate City B’nai B’rith’s Pinch Hitter Program.

H.B. 370 was sponsored by Republican Reps. Scott Hilton of Peachtree Corners, Matt Hatchett of Dublin, Jay Powell of Camilla and Barry Fleming of Harlem.