Vol #10, Issue 5

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

February 15, 2019

Immediate Action Needed
Progressing Legislation
NeutralHB 0024 - Appointments to Local Boards, Authorities and Commissions
NeutralHB 0035 - Sales Tax Exemption on Poultry Diagnostic and Disease Monitoring Services
NeutralHB 0085 - Organ Procurement Organizations Sales Tax Exemption
SupportHB 0182 - Sales Tax on Out of State Vendors
NeutralHB 0183 - Ad Valorem Taxation - Right to Appeal when no Property Tax Return filed
SupportHB 0184 - Small Cell (5G) Legislation - ACCG Compromise Language
NeutralHB 0186 - Reform of Certificate of Need Process for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities
SupportHR 0037 - Georgia Commission on Freight and Logistics
SupportHR 0164 - Dedication of Trust Funds (Constitutional Amendment)
SupportSB 0017 - Authorization for Telephone Coops to Provide Broadband Service
NeutralSB 0020 - Banking Improvement Zones
SupportSB 0025 - Passing Stopped School Bus
SupportSB 0038 - Exemptions from Electronic Filing Fees in State and Superior Court
SupportSB 0066 - Small Cell (5G) Legislation - ACCG Compromise Language
SupportSR 0044 - Resolution Supporting the Proposed Interstate 14 through GA
NeutralSR 0173 - Joint Georgia-North Carolina and Georgia-Tennessee Boundary Line Commission
What's New
SupportHB 0201 - Rules and Regulations for Live-Aboard Vessels
NeutralHB 0208 - Locals Can Contract for Utilities for up to 20 Years
NeutralHB 0213 - Georgia Hemp Farming Act
SupportHB 0215 - Rules of the Road for Electric Assisted Bicycles (E-Bikes)
OpposeHB 0219 - Tax Assessment - Listing of Applicable Regulations
SupportHB 0220 - Reauthorize Hazardous and Solid Waste Trust Funds
NeutralHB 0223 - Notification Exemptions for Farms re: Pesticides and Air Emissions
OpposeHB 0236 - Allows Any First Responder to Engage in Emergency Transport of Patients
SupportHB 0239 - Establish the Georgia Business Court/Exempt Counties from Paying Mandatory Civil E-Filing Fee
EvaluatingHB 0241 - Indoor Air Quality Assessments Required of All Public Buildings
NeutralHB 0242 - Framework for the Regulation of Massage Therapy
OpposeHB 0243 - Telecom - Another Attempt to Reduce Local Right of Way Fees - Another State Double Standard
SupportHB 0244 - EMCs - Reduce their Poll Attachment Rates for Cable and Telecom Providers
NeutralHB 0246 - Removes the Prosecuting Attorney's Council from Paying for Depositions
NeutralHB 0257 - Revision of the Organization of the Council of Magistrate Court Judges, Increase in Surety Bond Amount
NeutralHB 0262 - Addition of a Circumstance of Death in which the Coroner or Medical Examiner is Authorized to Investigate
SupportHB 0276 - Sales Tax - Marketplace Facilitators
EvaluatingHB 0278 - Require Conclusion of Criminal Proceedings Prior to Civil Forfeiture
NeutralHB 0282 - Increase the Number of Years Law Enforcement Agencies are Required to Preserve Certain Evidence
EvaluatingHB 0283 - Elections - Numerous Changes to Election Law
NeutralHB 0288 - Superior Court Filing Fees
NeutralHB 0294 - Exemption for Building Materials Advertised For Bid Prior to TSPLOST Approval
EvaluatingHB 0295 - Requirement for Judges to Stay Civil Forfeiture Proceedings in Criminal Cases
NeutralHB 0298 - Public Retirement Systems - Payments to Beneficiaries Convicted of Certain Crimes
OpposeHB 0302 - Local Design Standards Preempted
NegotiatingHB 0311 - Sovereign Immunity - Waiver for Certain Claims
NeutralHB 0312 - Title Ad Valorem Taxes - Reductions relating to Service Members Killed or Disabled in Service
NeutralHB 0313 - Ad Valorem Taxation - Exemption for Certain Charitable Institutions
SupportHB 0314 - Boat Titles
NeutralHB 0315 - Local Bids - Consultants Who Help Draft Must Disclose any Conflict of Interest
SupportHB 0316 - Elections - Voting Machine Replacement and Elections Bill of 2019
SupportHB 0322 - Georgia Procurement Registry - Revisions to Local Government Mandate
SupportSB 0071 - Proceeds from Sale or Lease of Hospital by Hospital Authority - Expands Use of Funds to Health Care for Indigent Residents
EvaluatingSB 0074 - Elimination of the Certificate of Need Requirement for all Health Care Facilities Except Long Term Care Facilities
NeutralSB 0082 - New GDOT Position - Chief Innovation Officer
NegotiatingSB 0084 - Guns - Counties Must Provide Free Renewal Licenses
NeutralSB 0095 - Locals Can Contract for Utilities for up to 20 Years
NeutralSB 0098 - Elections - Overseas Military Voters Could Rank Order of Preference
NeutralSB 0103 - Priority Airport Parking Spaces for Veterans
EvaluatingSB 0105 - 'Georgia Firearms and Weapons Act'

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