Legislation Assigned to the House Judiciary - Non-Civil Committee (20)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 5/10/2019

HB 0660 EvaluatingProvide for Sentencing in Hate Crimes Meagan Hanson
1/23/2018 House Second Readers Judiciary - Non-Civil --
Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts Training
HB 0673 NeutralProhibit Distracted Driving John Carson
7/1/2018 Effective Date Judiciary - Non-Civil Judiciary -
2018/01/12 Report 2018/02/23 Report 2018/03/2 Report 2018/03/23 Report Debra Nesbit
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Fire Services Public Safety and Courts Traffic Enforcement Transportation
This legislation creates the offense(s) of violation of usage of a wireless telecommunications device, which prohibits the use of the device for texting, receiving or sending text, or talking on a wireless device while driving.    The fine shall be $50.00 for the first conviction; the second conviction the fine shall be $100.00; and the third offense shall be $150.00, no additional surcharges shall be assessed on any fine for distracted driving.  There is a provision that if proof is presented to the court on the first offense that the driver purchased a hands free device for future use, the charge shall be dismissed.  There is a specific exemption for law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMS or any public safety first responder during the performance of their duties.
HB 0716 NegotiatingPre-Arrest Diversion for Drug and Mental Health Treatment Act Paulette Rakestraw
1/23/2018 House Second Readers Judiciary - Non-Civil --
2018/01/26 Report Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit District Attorneys Health and Human Services
Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts Solicitors
 This legislation sets forth requirements for local law enforcement to transport any citizen request transportation to a substance abuse treatment programs as well as a number of additional administrative duties. There is no funding or resources available to assist in the provision of the required services.
HB 0746 NegotiatingState Mandated Policies and Procedures for Law Enforcement Contact with Sexual Assault Victims Scott Holcomb
1/29/2018 House Second Readers Judiciary - Non-Civil --
Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts
HB 0764 NeutralLawful Possession of Certain Quantities of Low THC Oil David Clark
3/1/2018 Senate Read and Referred Judiciary - Non-Civil Health and Human Services -
Agriculture Debra Nesbit General County Government Health and Human Services Nat. Res. & the Environment
Public Safety and Courts
HB 0768 NeutralRevision of Criminal Procedure Regarding Intellectual Disability Claims Scott Hilton
1/31/2018 House Second Readers Judiciary - Non-Civil --
Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit District Attorneys Health and Human Services Public Safety and Courts
This legislation requires the court to conduct a pre-sentence proceeding if the there is claim of intellectual disability by the accused.
HB 0802 EvaluatingElimination of the Death Penalty or Life without Parole for Defendants less than 18 Years of Age. Wendell Willard
2/5/2018 House Second Readers Judiciary - Non-Civil --
Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services Juveniles Parole
Public Safety and Courts
This legislation eliminates the death penalty or life without parole for those defendants who committeed the crime prior to the age of 18 years old.  The bill also allows for consideration of parole for those sentenced previously who where under the age of 18 when the crime was committed.
HB 0803 NeutralCreates and Expands Criminal Sanctions for Trafficking or Abusing an Elder Person Wendell Willard
7/1/2018 Effective Date Judiciary - Non-Civil Health and Human Services -
2018/02/09 Report Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services Immigration
Public Safety and Courts
This legislation creates an offense of trafficking a disabled adult and sets forth criminal penalities as well as expands criminal penalities for elder abuse.
HB 0813 NeutralAllows Previous DUI Convictions to be used in Prosecution Christian Coomer
2/6/2018 House Second Readers Judiciary - Non-Civil --
Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts Traffic Enforcement
This legislation allows previous convictions for DUI to be used in prosecution of another violations when the defendant refuses the state administered breath test.
HB 0825 NeutralMedical Examiner - Can Inter Remains if Unidentified Ricky Williams
3/12/2018 Senate Read Second Time Judiciary - Non-Civil Judiciary -
Coroners/Medical Examiners Public Safety and Courts Todd Edwards

This legislation authorizes chief medical examiners to inter unidentified human remains after the peace officer in charge has exhausted all efforts in identifying such remains.  Furthermore, the medical examiner has authority to disinter remains when he or she determines the further information can be obtained that may result in the identification of the remains.  

HB 0837 EvaluatingMandates Statewide Uniformity in Policies Concerning Local Law Enforcement Contact with Sexual Assault Victims Mary Oliver
2/7/2018 House Second Readers Judiciary - Non-Civil --
2018/02/09 Report Debra Nesbit Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts
This legislation requires that local law enforcement agencies adopt standard policies regarding contact with all sexual assault victims and failure to comply with this will result in loss of state and federal funding.
HB 0860 NeutralCriminal Sanctions for Hosting Under 21 Events with Alcohol Emory Dunahoo
2/12/2018 House Second Readers Judiciary - Non-Civil --
Alcohol/Tobacco Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit General County Government Health and Human Services
Juveniles Public Safety and Courts Traffic Enforcement
This legislation sets forth criminal sanctions for hosting an event where alcohol is served to persons under age 21.
HB 0910 EvaluatingProhibition of Sexual Extortion by Dissemination of Illicit Material and Provision of Criminal Penalities Paulette Rakestraw
2/14/2018 House Second Readers Judiciary - Non-Civil --
Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts
HB 0917 NeutralUpdate of Terminology Relating to Technology in Criminal Code Matt Dollar
3/29/2018 House Agreed Senate Amend or Sub As Amended Judiciary - Non-Civil Judiciary -
Debra Nesbit Forfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add Ons Public Safety and Courts
This legislation updates the current statutes to update terminology to include current technology that may be used in the commission of a crime.
SB 0039 NeutralIncrease Penalty Provisions for Pimping and Pandering Renee Unterman
3/21/2018 House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute Judiciary - Non-Civil Judiciary -
2018/03/23 Report Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts Sex Offender
This legislation requires those convicted of pimping and pandering to register on the sexual offender registry.
SB 0127 NeutralVictim's may Assert Rights When Law is not Followed John Kennedy
5/8/2018 Act 468 Judiciary - Non-Civil Judiciary -
Clerk of Court Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit District Attorneys General County Government
Government Immunity Public Safety and Courts Solicitors State Court Superior Court
This legislation amends the Crime Victim's Bill of Rights to allow a victim to bring to the attention of the court allegations that the law has not been followed.
SB 0327 SupportEliminate Requirement for a Medical Examiner Inquiry if a Death Occurs without an Attending Physician John Albers
5/3/2018 Act 351 Judiciary - Non-Civil Public Safety -
2018/01/19 Report 2018/03/23 Report Coroners/Medical Examiners Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts
This legislation eliminates the requirement for a medical examiner inquiry if there is no attending physican at the time the death occured.  An inquiry may be conducted if the medical examiner deems appropriate.
SB 0369 NeutralRequirement for Jurisdictions to Deduct a $5.00 Fee from Pre-Trial Diversion Program Fees to Fund the Peace Officer Annuity and Benefit Fund. Gregory Kirk
5/8/2018 Act 463 Judiciary - Non-Civil Public Safety -
2018/02/02 Report 2018/02/09 Report 2018/02/16 Report 2018/03/16 Report Clerk of Court
Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit Forfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add Ons Magistrate Court Public Safety and Courts
This legislation creates a new fee to be assessed and collected from the fees charged for pre-trial programs to fund the Peace Officer's Annuity and Benefit Fund (POAB).  The legislation requires counties to remit $5.00 of the funds they collect from pre-trial participants to fund the diversion program to the POAB.
SB 0407 SupportCriminal Justice Reform Brian Strickland
5/7/2018 Act 416 Judiciary - Non-Civil Judiciary -
2018/02/16 Report 2018/02/23 Report 2018/03/23 Report Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts
This bill is the Governor's annual criminal justice reform bill.  Please click here for a detail summary of the original bill.  H.B. 15 was added to this legislation and it requires attorneys to electronically file all civil cases in state and superior court.  The maximum a vendor may charge is $30.00 per side with $2.00 of each electronic filing to be retained by the county off set the costs of equipment, etc.
SR 0146 WatchConstitutional Amendment to Provide Certain Rights and Enforcement of those Rights of Victims of Crime John Kennedy
5/8/2018 Act 467 Judiciary - Non-Civil Judiciary -
Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit District Attorneys Government Immunity Health and Human Services
Juveniles Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts Solicitors State Court
Superior Court
This legislation asks the voters to approve an amendment to the Georgia Constitution establishing rights of victims due to an act committed in violation of the criminal or juvenile delinquency laws.
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