Vol #10, Issue 7

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Immediate Action Needed
Progressing Legislation
SupportHB 0031 - State Fiscal Year 2020 Budget
NeutralHB 0033 - Weapons Permit - Renewal Extension for Active Military
NeutralHB 0076 - Locals May Reduce State Distance Restrictions on Alcohol Sales
NeutralHB 0093 - Solid Waste Management - Notification Requirements for Coal Ash Pond Dewatering
NeutralHB 0134 - Repeal of Population Cap for Disposition of Law Library Funds
NeutralHB 0168 - Sales Tax Exemptions - Nonprofit Health Centers
SupportHB 0174 - Requirement that License Plates on Vehicles Be Fully Displayed Including all Renewal Stickers
NeutralHB 0183 - Ad Valorem Taxation - Right to Appeal when no Property Tax Return filed
NeutralHB 0196 - Public Retirement Systems - Board Member Training
EvaluatingHB 0198 - Elimination of the Certificate of Need Requirement for all Health Care Facilities Except Long Term Care Facilities
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)
NeutralHB 0242 - Framework for the Regulation of Massage Therapy
NeutralHB 0257 - Revision of the Organization of the Council of Magistrate Court Judges, Increase in Surety Bond Amount
SupportHB 0276 - Sales Tax - Marketplace Facilitators
NeutralHB 0307 - Abandoned Motor Vehicle Act
NeutralHB 0313 - Ad Valorem Taxation - Exemption for Certain Charitable Institutions
SupportHB 0314 - Boat Titles
SupportHB 0316 - Elections - Voting Machine Replacement and Elections Bill of 2019
SupportHB 0317 - Removal of Collection Receptacles - Jurisdiction Removed from Superior Court and Given to Magistrate and Municipal Courts
SupportHB 0322 - Georgia Procurement Registry - Revisions to Local Government Mandate
NeutralHB 0328 - Sets Forth Permitting Requirements for Body Artists and Body Art Studios (Tattoo Studios)
NeutralHB 0352 - Sales Tax Exemption - Projects of Regional Significance
NegotiatingHB 0365 - Title Ad Valorem Tax - Used Cars and Tax Rate
SupportHB 0378 - Rental Car Excise Taxes - Collection by Marketplace Facilitators
SupportHB 0379 - Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax - Revise Reporting Requirement
SupportHB 0382 - GA Outdoor Stewardship Act - Clean Up Bill
NeutralHB 0387 - Allows Private, Nonprofit and Volunteer Fire Departments to Levy a Property Lien for Unpaid Services Requested by the Property Owner
NeutralHB 0405 - Level 1 Freeport Exemption - Remanufacture of Goods
NeutralHB 0406 - Joint Development Authorities - Annual Reporting for Tax Digest Purposes
NeutralHB 0417 - Comprehensive Regulation of Trauma Scene Cleanup Services
NegotiatingHB 0428 - Communications Services Tax
NeutralHB 0445 - Shore Protection
SupportHB 0448 - Hotel/Motel Taxes - Collection by Online Facilitators
NeutralSB 0020 - Banking Improvement Zones
SupportSB 0029 - Clarification of Waiver of Immunity for Sheriff's Deputies and Employees in Motor Vehicle Claims
SupportSB 0031 - No Liability for Law Enforcement Officers Performing Duty at the Scene of an Emergency
NeutralSB 0045 - Pari-mutuel Wagering on Horse Races Authorized in Georgia
NegotiatingSB 0065 - Title Ad Valorem Tax - Used Car Valuation and Lowering of Tax Rate
SupportSB 0066 - Small Cell (5G) Legislation - ACCG Compromise Language
SupportSB 0071 - Proceeds from Sale or Lease of Hospital by Hospital Authority - Expands Use of Funds to Health Care for Indigent Residents
NeutralSB 0119 - Tax Incentives - Require Economic Analysis
NeutralSB 0146 - Alcohol - Liquor Tastings and Brunch Referendum
SupportSB 0157 - Depositories of Public Funds - Reciprocal Deposits
OpposeSB 0171 - Constitutional Officers - An Additional 5 percent Pay Raise to All
What's New
EvaluatingHB 0438 - Prohibit Use of Restraints on any Child Appearing in Juvenile Court
EvaluatingHB 0439 - Require Juvenile Court Judges to be Elected in the Judicial Circuit in which the Judge is to Serve
EvaluatingHB 0440 - Increase Juvenile Court Jurisdiction to Include Children Under the Age of 18
NegotiatingHB 0447 - Sales Tax Exemption On Jet Fuel
SupportHB 0454 - Rules of the Road for Electric Assisted Bicycles (E-Bikes)
SupportHB 0457 - Violation of Seat Belt Law may be Considered in any Civil Action as Admissible Evidence
OpposeHB 0461 - Ad Valorem Property Taxes - Exemption for Non-Profit Multi-Family Housing
OpposeHB 0465 - Water Customer Bill of Rights
SupportHB 0469 - Statewide Regulations for Booting Vehicles
NeutralHB 0471 - Revision to Implied Consent Law for Driving Under the Influence
OpposeHB 0477 - Exempt Apartment/Condo's from Public Health Rules
NeutralHB 0482 - Boards of Equalization - Authorization of Multiple Meeting Places
NegotiatingHB 0485 - Step Down Sunset of the Judicial Operations Fund Fee
SupportHB 0492 - Require Writ of Possession be Made within 30 Days in Dispossessory Proceedings in Magistrate Court
NeutralHB 0493 - Local Plan Review and Permitting - Expand Private Party Participation
NeutralHB 0499 - Broadband - Authorize Use of Electric Easements
NeutralHB 0504 - Ad Valorem Taxes - Exemption for Certain Government-Owned Property
SupportHB 0507 - Ad Valorem Taxes - Criteria for Determination of Value
SupportHB 0511 - Transit: New State Agency, Funding and Incentives
SupportHB 0514 - Creation of the Georgia Behavioral Health Reform and Innovation Commission
OpposeHB 0518 - Automatic Qualification for EMS Zone Within Boundaries of Existing Zones
OpposeHB 0523 - Short-Term Rentals - Preemption of Local Regulations
SupportHB 0524 - Creation of Foundation to Fund the Georgia Apex Program
EvaluatingHB 0537 - Voting Machines - Must Be Made in America
SupportHB 0541 - Wireless Service Providers Required to Make Call Location Information Available to Law Enforcement
EvaluatingHB 0542 - Creation of a Charity Care Exchange for Purchase and Sell of Charity Care Credits
EvaluatingHB 0544 - Revise Procedures Regarding Emergency Involuntary Treatment of Mentally Ill
NeutralHB 0545 - Limitations On Nuisance Claims Against Agriculture Facilities and Operations
NeutralHR 0378 - Gambling - Authorize all Betting and Gambling if Approved by a New Commission
NeutralSB 0153 - Registration and Regulation of Companies Providing Trauma Scene Cleanup Services
EvaluatingSB 0164 - Elimination of Release of Accused on Their Own Recognizance
OpposeSB 0172 - Local Government Design Standards Preempted
SupportSB 0177 - Reapportionment - Conditions on County Submission
OpposeSB 0180 - Increase of Base Salary of Magistrate Judges
SupportSB 0194 - Public Safety and Judicial Facilities Authorities
NeutralSB 0197 - Ad Valorem Taxes - Exemption for Habitat for Humanity
EvaluatingSB 0198 - Alcohol - Sale of Alcohol Ice Cream without Local Alcohol Permit
NegotiatingSB 0201 - EMSC Transparency Bill - Requirement to Open Up EMS Zones Every Five Years
EvaluatingSB 0205 - Alcoholic Beverages; issuance of the call and the setting of dates for elections relating to the question of Sunday sales during certain hours; provisions; change
NeutralSB 0208 - Revision to Implied Consent Law for Driving Under the Influence
SupportSB 0216 - Ad Valorem Taxes - Allow Pre-Payment Agreements
NeutralSB 0221 - %26quot;The Religious Freedom Restoration Act%26quot;
SupportSR 0263 - Creation of Senate Emergency Medical Services Study Committee
NeutralSR 0264 - Creation of a Joint Emergency Medical Services Study Committee

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