Legislation Assigned to the House Education Committee (7)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 11/29/2023

HB 0297 EvaluatingChild Safety and Emergency Preparedness Act Debra Bazemore
2/10/2017 House Second Readers Education --
2017/02/10 - Report Debra Nesbit Emergency Management/Preparedness Fire Services Law Enforcement
Public Safety and Courts
This legislation enacts the Child Safety and Emergency Preparedness Act which requires community leaders and public safety officials to assist in development of Emergency Plans for all licensed early care and education centers. 
HB 0430 NeutralGovernor's Education Reform Commission - Charter Schools Buzz Brockway
7/1/2017 Effective Date Education Education and Youth -
Business and Occupation Tax Code Enforcement Fire Services General County Government Land Use/Zoning
Todd Edwards
This legislation sets statewide standards and authorization processes for charter schools by local school boards and the State Charter Schools Commission.  While an earlier version removed charter schools from local zoning and land use ordinances, the bill was amended in Senate committee to require that "the location of a charter school shall be in conformity with existing county or city comprehensive land use plans, if applicable, or existing land use patterns in the area."    
HB 0781 NeutralE-SPLOST - Use for Operating Expenses Kevin Tanner
2/22/2018 House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute Education --
Larry Ramsey Revenue & Finance Sales Tax-Local
This bill revises comprehensively ESPLOST and is contingent upon approval of an enabling constitutional amendment, HR 992. Under these companion pieces of legislation, school systems would be authorized, upon referendum approval, to use up to 50% of ESPLOST revenue for operational expenses.
HR 0319 EvaluatingEducation Sales Tax for Schools Operations James Epps
2/22/2017 House Withdrawn, Recommitted Education --
2017/02/17-Report Larry Ramsey Revenue & Finance Sales Tax-Local
This proposed constitutional amendment would authorize a county or independent school board to levy a 1 percent ESPLOST for maintenance and operation purposes within its area of operation. This new tax is in addition to the current ESPLOST for capital projects.
HR 0686 NeutralLocal Education Funding Study Committee Kevin Tanner
3/30/2017 House Passed/Adopted Education --
Larry Ramsey Revenue & Finance
This legislation creates the House Study Committee on Equitable Local Education Funding. 
HR 0992 EvaluatingE-SPLOST - Use for Operational Expenses Kevin Tanner
2/22/2018 House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute Education --
Larry Ramsey Revenue & Finance Sales Tax-Local
This proposed enabling constitutional amendment provides for the comprehensive revision of ESPLOST, allowing for the use by school districts of a portion of ESPLOST proceeds for operational expenses. If approved, it will be implemented by HB 781. This would not affect county SPLOSTs.
SR 0192 NeutralGeneral Assembly; election of local school superintendents; local boards of education by grand juries as alternative to appointment; authorize -CA John Wilkinson
3/16/2017 House Committee Unfavorably Reported Education Education and Youth -
Elections General County Government Public Safety and Courts Todd Edwards
This legislation asks the voters to approve an amendment to the Georgia Constitution regarding the selection of local school superintendents and school board members.
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