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SB 0010 - "Jaye Mize Law"; promoting illegal drag racing and laying drags; provide for an offense

Tracking Level: Monitor
Sponsor: Emanuel Jones (D)
Last Action: 3/10/2021 - House - House Second Readers
Senate Committee: Judiciary
House Committee: Judiciary - Non-Civil
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

SB 10 provides criminal offenses for knowingly promoting, advertising, attending a drag race and laying drags. Under the bill, those who solely observe at a drag race are guilty of a misdemeanor, while those who knowingly promote or advertise a drag race are guilty of a misdemeanor of high and aggravated nature. Those who directly lay drags will receive 8 points towards the Georgia Point System. SB 10 additionally defines “high performance vehicles” and requires owners of such vehicles to register and pay a fee of $35 for a special license plate. Those who own or operate a high performing vehicle without the license plate are guilty of a misdemeanor. Lastly the bill punishes those who drag race on highways or drive recklessly in public or private driveways, airport runways, or parking lots with a misdemeanor of high and aggravated nature and subjects them to a fine of at least $2,500.

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