Vol #10, Issue 11

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

March 29, 2019

Immediate Action Needed
Progressing Legislation
SupportHB 0031 - State Fiscal Year 2020 Budget
NeutralHB 0033 - Weapons Permit - Renewal Extension for Active Military
SupportHB 0075 - Clarify Law on Passing a Stopped School Bus
NeutralHB 0085 - Organ Procurement Organizations Sales Tax Exemption
SupportHB 0182 - Sales Tax on Out of State Vendors
SupportHB 0201 - Rules and Regulations for Live-Aboard Vessels
NeutralHB 0213 - Georgia Hemp Farming Act
SupportHB 0220 - Reauthorize Hazardous and Solid Waste Trust Funds
SupportHB 0224 - Tax Credits for Job Creation in Rural Counties
NeutralHB 0242 - Framework for the Regulation of Massage Therapy
NegotiatingHB 0264 - EMSC Transparency Bill
SupportHB 0276 - Sales Tax - Marketplace Facilitators
NeutralHB 0288 - Superior Court Filing Fees
NeutralHB 0315 - Local Bids - Consultants Who Help Draft Must Disclose any Conflict of Interest
SupportHB 0321 - Extension of the Hospital Provider Fee for Medicaid Financing Program and Transparency Requirements for Hospitals
SupportHB 0322 - Georgia Procurement Registry - Revisions to Local Government Mandate
SupportHB 0342 - Statewide Regulations for Booting Vehicles
NeutralHB 0344 - Ad Valorem Tax Exemption - Habitat for Humanity
NeutralHB 0345 - Prohibition of Shackling Female Inmates in Labor or Postpartum
NeutralHB 0352 - Sales Tax Exemption - Projects of Regional Significance
NegotiatingHB 0365 - Taxation of Ride-Sharing
SupportHB 0379 - Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax - Revise Reporting Requirement
SupportHB 0382 - GA Outdoor Stewardship Act - Clean Up Bill
SupportHB 0454 - Rules of the Road for Electric Assisted Bicycles (E-Bikes)
NeutralHB 0458 - Prohibition of Class B Fire Fighting Foam
NeutralHB 0470 - Require Collection and Analysis of DNA for Individuals Charged with Felony Offenses
NeutralHB 0472 - Revision of Procedures Concerning Removal of Children from the Home to Meet Requirements of the Federal Families First Act
SupportHB 0492 - Require Writ of Possession be Made within 30 Days in Dispossessory Proceedings in Magistrate Court
NeutralHB 0499 - Broadband - Authorize Use of Electric Easements
SupportHB 0507 - Ad Valorem Taxes - Criteria for Determination of Value
SupportHB 0551 - Prohibit Access to Kratom by Persons Under the Age 18
SupportHR 0037 - Georgia Commission on Freight and Logistics
NeutralHR 0051 - Joint Georgia-North Carolina and Georgia-Tennessee Boundary Line Commission
SupportHR 0164 - Dedication of Trust Funds (Constitutional Amendment)
SupportSB 0002 - Authorize EMCs to Provide Broadband Service and Utilize Electric Easements
SupportSB 0006 - Felony Offense for Use of Drone to Deliver Contraband to or Photograph Any Correctional Facility
SupportSB 0017 - Authorization for Telephone Coops to Provide Broadband Service
SupportSB 0031 - No Liability for Law Enforcement Officers Performing Duty at the Scene of an Emergency
SupportSB 0038 - Exemptions from Electronic Filing Fees in State and Superior Court
NeutralSB 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 0077 - Military Monuments - Prohibit their Removal and Increase Penalties for Damaging, Removing
NeutralSB 0103 - Priority Airport Parking Spaces for Veterans
SupportSB 0106 - Patient's First Act - Allow Governor to Apply for Medicaid Waivers
NeutralSB 0110 - Creation of State-wide Business Court
NeutralSB 0119 - Tax Incentives - Require Economic Analysis
SupportSB 0120 - Georgia Tax Credit Business Case Act
NeutralSB 0121 - Increase the Length of Time Prescription Information is Retained
NeutralSB 0131 - Georgia Major Airport Authority Act
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
NeutralSB 0208 - Revision to Implied Consent Law for Driving Under the Influence
SupportSB 0216 - Ad Valorem Taxes - Allow Pre-Payment Agreements
NeutralSR 0024 - Highway Trust Fund Allocation Process
What's New
NeutralHR 0591 - Preempt Local Design Standards - House Study Committee on Workforce Housing
SupportSR 0479 - Senate Study Committee: E-Scooters and Other Innovative Mobility Options
NeutralSR 0483 - Elections - Study Committee on County Boards of Elections and Registration

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