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HB 0670 - New Fees Paid to Superior Court Clerks for Trade Name Registrations and Creation of Statewide Registry
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Tracking Level: Neutral
Sponsor: Fleming, Barry 121st (R)
Last Action: 4/24/2014 - House Date Signed by Governor
House Committee: Judy
Senate Committee: JUDY
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

This legislation increases the filing fee to register a trade name from $15.00 to $20.00.  It creates a new fee to cancel a trade name registration of $22.00 and creates a new fee to re-registering an existing trade name of $20.00.  The bill also requires $5.00 of the fee to be paid to the Superior Court Clerk's Cooperative Authority to fund the creation and maintenance of the Statewide Registry of Trade Names.  On January 1, 2020, the fees will be reducted by $5.00 and the funding of the Statewide Registry of Trade Names will be discontinued.

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2013-2014 Regular Session - HB 670
Trade names; require registration with the clerk of superior court; provisions
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 10-1-490 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to registration of businesses using trade names, so as to require registration of trade names with the clerk of superior court; to amend Article 2 of Chapter 6 of Title 15 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to clerks of superior courts, so as to establish a state-wide trade name registry; to provide for duties of clerks of superior courts; to provide for fees; to provide for related matters; to correct a cross-reference; to provide for an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Apr/24/2014 - Veto V3
Apr/24/2014 - House Date Signed by Governor
Mar/27/2014 - House Sent to Governor
Mar/20/2014 - House Agreed Senate Amend or Sub
Mar/20/2014 - Senate Passed/Adopted As Amended
Mar/20/2014 - Senate Third Read
Mar/20/2014 - Senate Taken from Table
Mar/18/2014 - Senate Tabled
Mar/10/2014 - Senate Read Second Time
Mar/07/2014 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported
Feb/24/2014 - Senate Read and Referred
Feb/21/2014 - House Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Feb/21/2014 - House Third Readers
Feb/18/2014 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Mar/28/2013 - House Second Readers
Mar/26/2013 - House First Readers
Mar/25/2013 - House Hopper
3/18/2014 Tabled in Senate; 3/20/2014 Taken from Table in Senate
Mar/20/2014 - House Vote #867Yea(161)Nay(4)NV(10)
Mar/20/2014 - Senate Vote #734Yea(48)Nay(4)NV(3)
Feb/21/2014 - House Vote #551Yea(165)Nay(3)NV(1)
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