Vol #10, Issue 8

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March 8, 2019

Immediate Action Needed
Progressing Legislation
SupportHB 0034 - Qualifications and Removal of Development Authority Directors
NeutralHB 0076 - Locals May Reduce State Distance Restrictions on Alcohol Sales
NeutralHB 0101 - Expand Sales Tax Exemption on All-terrain Vehicles
SupportHB 0118 - Revises Offense of Transmitting False Alarm and Creates Offense of Causing Harm or Injury to Emergency Responder
SupportHB 0182 - Sales Tax on Out of State Vendors
NeutralHB 0183 - Ad Valorem Taxation - Right to Appeal when no Property Tax Return filed
NeutralHB 0196 - Public Retirement Systems - Board Member Training
SupportHB 0201 - Rules and Regulations for Live-Aboard Vessels
SupportHB 0220 - Reauthorize Hazardous and Solid Waste Trust Funds
NegotiatingHB 0264 - EMSC Transparency Bill
SupportHB 0276 - Sales Tax - Marketplace Facilitators
NeutralHB 0282 - Increase the Number of Years Law Enforcement Agencies are Required to Preserve Certain Evidence
NeutralHB 0288 - Superior Court Filing Fees
NeutralHB 0307 - Abandoned Motor Vehicle Act
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
NeutralHB 0344 - Ad Valorem Tax Exemption - Habitat for Humanity
SupportHB 0349 - Tax Allocation Districts - Amend County Powers
NeutralHB 0352 - Sales Tax Exemption - Projects of Regional Significance
NegotiatingHB 0365 - Title Ad Valorem Tax - Used Cars and Tax Rate
SupportHB 0382 - GA Outdoor Stewardship Act - Clean Up Bill
NeutralHB 0388 - Development Impact Fees - Exemption for Affordable Housing Projects
SupportHB 0394 - Allow Fire Chiefs to Train Personnel or Volunteers to Assist in Regulating the Flow of Traffic
NeutralHB 0405 - Level 1 Freeport Exemption - Remanufacture of Goods
NeutralHB 0406 - Joint Development Authorities - Annual Reporting for Tax Digest Purposes
NegotiatingHB 0447 - Sales Tax Exemption On Jet Fuel
NeutralHB 0456 - Local Government Audits - Annual Reports for Certain Small Governments
NeutralHB 0458 - Prohibition of Class B Fire Fighting Foam
NeutralHB 0470 - Require Collection and Analysis of DNA for Individuals Charged with Felony Offenses
NeutralHB 0493 - Local Plan Review and Permitting - Expand Private Party Participation
NeutralHB 0499 - Broadband - Authorize Use of Electric Easements
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
NeutralHB 0545 - Limitations On Nuisance Claims Against Agriculture Facilities and Operations
SupportHB 0551 - Prohibit Access to Kratom by Persons Under the Age 18
SupportSB 0002 - Authorize EMCs to Provide Broadband Service and Utilize Electric Easements
NeutralSB 0020 - Banking Improvement Zones
SupportSB 0029 - Clarification of Waiver of Immunity for Sheriff's Deputies and Employees in Motor Vehicle Claims
NegotiatingSB 0058 - Private Civil Actions Regarding False Claims
NegotiatingSB 0065 - Title Ad Valorem Tax - Used Car Valuation and Lowering of Tax Rate
NeutralSB 0077 - Military Monuments - Prohibit their Removal and Increase Penalties for Damaging, Removing
NeutralSB 0110 - Creation of State-wide Business Court
NeutralSB 0117 - Public Retirement Systems - Require Payment of Full Actuarial Cost of Creditable Service Benefits
NeutralSB 0119 - Tax Incentives - Require Economic Analysis
NeutralSB 0121 - Increase the Length of Time Prescription Information is Retained
NeutralSB 0131 - Georgia Major Airport Authority Act
NeutralSB 0138 - Disabled First Responders Eligible for Vehicle Tags at No Cost
NeutralSB 0146 - Alcohol - Liquor Tastings and Brunch Referendum
NeutralSB 0153 - Registration and Regulation of Companies Providing Trauma Scene Cleanup Services
SupportSB 0157 - Depositories of Public Funds - Reciprocal Deposits
NegotiatingSB 0162 - Short Term Rentals - Local Governments Cannot Prohibit
OpposeSB 0171 - Constitutional Officers - An Additional 5 percent Pay Raise to All
SupportSB 0177 - Reapportionment - Conditions on County Submission
NeutralSR 0264 - Creation of a Joint Emergency Medical Services Study Committee
What's New
SupportHB 0576 - Fines, Bond Forfeitures and Court Costs Owed to Counties Moves to #1 Priority in Partial Payments

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