Vol # 11, Issue 4

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

February 7, 2020

Immediate Action Needed
Progressing Legislation
SupportHB 0244 - EMCs - Public Service Commission to Determine Pole Attachment Fees
OpposeHB 0523 - Short-Term Rentals - Preemption of Local Regulations
NeutralHB 0545 - Limitations On Nuisance Claims Against Agriculture Facilities and Operations
NeutralHB 0808 - Title Ad Valorem Tax - Loaner Vehicles
SupportHR 0935 - Georgia Commission on Freight and Logistics
NeutralHR 1023 - Sovereign Immunity - Waiver for Certain Non-Monetary Claims
SupportSB 0123 - Solid Waste: Landfills, Host Fee & Trust Funds
SupportSB 0159 - Regulations for e-Scooters
NeutralSB 0289 - Mobile Home Permitting and Taxation
EvaluatingSB 0298 - Changes the Age for Purchase of Tobacco Products and Vaping Products from 18 to 21
SupportSB 0302 - Economic Analysis of Tax Credits and Exemptions
NeutralSB 0319 - Requirements for Building Below Category II Dams
SupportSB 0322 - Development Impact Fees - Optional Exemption for Affordable Housing
What's New
NegotiatingHB 0674 - Streamlined Permitting for Alcoholic Beverage Licenses
NeutralHB 0854 - Battery-Charged Electric Fences
SupportHB 0858 - Notice Requirement for a Pending Sale of Unclaimed Property by Law Enforcement
NeutralHB 0859 - Penalty for Tinting of Motor Vehicle Windshields
OpposeHB 0866 - Home Rule Violation: New Process to Abolish County Police Department Bypassing County Commissioners
NeutralHB 0867 - City Annexation of County Owned Airports
OpposeHB 0868 - Sales Tax Exemption - Ride-Sharing, Taxis and Limos
NeutralHB 0878 - Allow Local Government to Adopt Ordinances and Resolutions Regarding Possession of Less than an Ounce of Marijuana
OpposeHB 0879 - Alcohol - Omnibus Bill: Home Delivery, Streamlined Permitting and Sunday Sales
NeutralHB 0881 - Addition of Ambulance Services to Locations Required to Become a Safe Place for Newborns
SupportHB 0882 - Sales Tax Exemptions - Food Banks and Food for Hunger/Disaster Relief
NeutralHB 0886 - Animals - Vets Must Scan for Microchip to Verify Proper Owner
OpposeHB 0891 - Sales Tax Exemption - Admission Tickets to Fine Arts Performances
EvaluatingHB 0895 - Maximum Fine for Offense of Failure to Obey a Traffic Control Device
SupportHB 0897 - Timber Harvesting: Changes to County Ordinance & New Notification Website
NeutralHB 0898 - Zoning Decisions May Take Into Consideration School Overcrowding
SupportHB 0901 - GEFA Loans for Land and Water Conservation Projects
NeutralHB 0909 - Increase in Age to Purchase Tobacco and Tobacco Related Objects, Vapor Products
SupportSB 0338 - Animal Dealers - Change License Requirements
SupportSB 0341 - Re-employment of Retired Certified Peace and Correctional Officers During Disasters and Emergencies
SupportSB 0342 - Creation of a Standards and Training Council for Volunteer Firefighters and Departments
SupportSB 0344 - Allow Certain Criminal Proceedings to be Conducted by Video Conference
NeutralSB 0345 - Department of Public Health Requirements for Permitting Festivals and Short Term Events
SupportSB 0362 - Livestock Running at Large - Change Fees for Impounding
NeutralSB 0371 - Georgia Freight Railroad Program
EvaluatingSR 0654 - Constitutional Amendment: Use of Motor Fuel Tax Collections

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