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SB 0235 - Offenses Against Public Order; offense of wearing a mask, hood, or device which conceals the identity of the wearer; revise

Tracking Level: Monitor
Sponsor: Ben Watson (R)
Last Action: 4/21/2021 - Effective Date 2021-07-01
Senate Committee: Health and Human Services
House Committee: Judiciary - Non-Civil
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

SB 235 amends Article 2 of Chapter 11 of Title 16 of the OCGA to clarify that a mask wearer must intend to conceal their identity to be guilty of misdemeanor. The bill also provides an exception for the misdemeanor crime of wearing a mask in public for masks worn in compliance with health provider or agency orders to curb the spread of infectious diseases. 

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