Vol #11, Issue 1

*Click on the title of each bill to access more information from the ACCG Legislative Tracking Database.

January 17, 2020

Immediate Action Needed
Progressing Legislation
SupportHB 0276 - Sales Tax - Marketplace Facilitators
What's New
EvaluatingHB 0724 - Allow Counties to Adopt Ordinances Governing Sentences for Possession of Marijuana in Unincorporated Areas of the County
NeutralHB 0726 - Require Law Enforcement Agencies to Enter Report of Missing Persons into Database Maintained by the Department of Justice
OpposeHB 0730 - Sales Tax Exemption - Major Sporting Events
WatchHB 0754 - Change Date of Incorporation of Local Ordinances for Drug Free Zones
EvaluatingHB 0756 - Coal Ash Storage Requirements
OpposeHB 0757 - Elections - Add Special Election Primaries at County Expense
WatchHB 0760 - Authorization for Additional Discretion for First Responders Transporting Mentally to Emergency Receiving Facility
OpposeHB 0765 - Magistrate Court Judges and Clerks Increase in Minimum Compensation
OpposeHB 0775 - Homestead Exemption - Deployed Military Service Members
NeutralHB 0778 - Ad Valorem Taxation - Exemption from State Taxes for Business Property
SupportHB 0779 - Title Ad Valorem Tax - Change Local Distribution Formula
NeutralHR 0811 - Urging Resolution: Study Impacts of Commercial Spaceport
EvaluatingSB 0280 - Single Use Plastic Bag Ban
EvaluatingSB 0292 - State-Wide Application of Minimum Standard Codes; local governments prohibiting the of use of wood in construction; provision; repeal
NeutralSB 0295 - Constitutional Officer Pay Raise Clarification
EvaluatingSB 0297 - Coal Ash Storage Requirements
EvaluatingSB 0298 - Changes the Age for Purchase of Tobacco Products and Vaping Products from 18 to 21
SupportSB 0300 - Elections - State to Provide Local Grants for Voting Rights Education

News & Notes


Policy Center Resources

Policy Staff

Clint Mueller

Legislative Director

Policy Areas: Revenue and Finance and Economic Development and Transportation

Phone: 404.522.5022

Email: cmueller@accg.org

Todd Edwards

Deputy Legislative Director

Policy Areas: General County Government

Phone: 404.522.5022

Email: tedwards@accg.org

Debra Nesbit

Associate Legislative Director

Policy Areas: Health and Human Services, Public Safety and the Courts

Phone: 404.522.5022

Email: dnesbit@accg.org

Kathleen Bowen

Legislative Associate

Policy Areas: Federal, Natural Resources and the Environment

Phone: 404.522.5022

Email: kbowen@accg.org

Monique Jackson

Policy Meetings & Communications Coordinator

Phone: 404.522.5022

Email: mjackson@accg.org

Larry Ramsey

Deputy General Counsel

Deputy General Counsel

Phone: 404.522.5022

Email: lramsey@accg.org