Legislation Assigned to the House Motor Vehicles Committee (12)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 3/16/2020

HB 0174 SupportRequirement that License Plates on Vehicles Be Fully Displayed Including all Renewal Stickers David Wilkerson
4/2/2019 House Withdrawn, Recommitted Motor Vehicles --
2019/02/08 Report 2019/03/01 Report Debra Nesbit Traffic Enforcement
This bill requires that all license plates on vehicles be fully displayed at all times with no obstruction of view by tag holders, etc.
HB 0216 SupportCOVID-19 Liability Protections Teri Anulewicz
6/17/2020 Senate - Senate Read Second Time Motor Vehicles Public Safety -
2020/06/19 Report General County Government Kathleen Bowen
This legislation, titled the "Georgia Pandemic Business Immunity Act", seeks to provide liability protection from COVID-19 related lawsuits. County government employees and county government facilities are included as being afforded liability protection as long as those parties are acting in good faith to comply with guidelines issued by the Governor, the Georgia Department of Public Health, or the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Immunity would not apply where the government has acted recklessly or intentionally to cause harm.
 
Immunity protection is only in effect upon the Governor issuing an executive order declaring that a state of emergency or disaster exists due to COVID-19. Such immunity shall apply to causes of action that occur between the date of the declaration of a state of emergency or disaster and two years after the date of the last executive order issued by the Governor.
HB 0265 NeutralLower Annual Fee for Alternative Fueled Vehicle Spencer Frye
2/14/2019 House Second Readers Motor Vehicles --
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen Revenue & Finance
This legislation lowers the fee from $200 to $100 for alternative fueled vehicles that are not operated for commercial purposes.

The fee was included in HB 170 (2015 Georgia General Assembly Session) which significantly raised funds for transportation purposes.
HB 0269 NeutralExempt Low Speed Vehicles From Annual License Fee Spencer Frye
2/14/2019 House Second Readers Motor Vehicles --
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen Revenue & Finance

This legislation exempts low-speed vehicles from the annual fees for the licensing of the operation of vehicles.

"Low-speed vehicle" means any four-wheeled electric vehicle whose top speed attainable in one mile is greater than 20 miles per hour but not greater than 25 miles per hour on a paved level surface and which is manufactured in compliance with those federal motor vehicle safety standards for low-speed vehicles set forth in 49 C.F.R. Section 571.500 and in effect on January 1, 2001.

HB 0342 SupportStatewide Regulations for Booting Vehicles Matt Dollar
1/13/2020 Senate Recommitted Motor Vehicles Public Safety -
2019/03/29 Report Kathleen Bowen
This legislation includes similar language from HB 469 as it defines and sets statewide standards for vehicle immobilization devices and services - commonly known as "booting". This bill states that booting would be prohibited in a jurisdiction unless the local government passes an ordinance allowing booting. 
HB 0399 NeutralDigital License Plates Allowed Jeff Jones
2/22/2019 House Second Readers Motor Vehicles --
2019/02/22 Report Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen Tax Commissioner
This legislation sets standards and procedures for issuing and displaying digital license plates. Individuals would be allowed to submit an application to the county tag office indicating a preference for a digital license plate. A digital license plate provider can collect fees for the license plate hardware and services. Digital license plates would renewed annually and the Department of Revenue would be authorized to develop rules and regulations relating to the digital displays, messaging and personalization of digital license plates.  
HB 0554 NeutralMotor Vehicle Titles - Electronic Filing Jason Ridley
4/2/2019 House Withdrawn, Recommitted Motor Vehicles --
Larry Ramsey Property Tax Revenue & Finance
Under current law, motor vehicle dealers are required to submit title applications electronically. This bill would make electronic filing optional.
HB 0895 EvaluatingMaximum Fine for Offense of Failure to Obey a Traffic Control Device Ed Setzler
3/3/2020 House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute Motor Vehicles --
2020/02/07 Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts Traffic Enforcement
This bill sets the maximum fine amount for failure to obey a traffice control device (red light, speeding camera) at $100 with no points assessed to the driver's license.
HB 1082 NeutralMandatory Notification for Retrieving Motor Vehicle Held by Towing and Storage Firm Alan Powell
3/12/2020 Senate Read and Referred Motor Vehicles Public Safety -
2020/03/06 Report 2020/03/13 Report Debra Nesbit Econ. Dev. & Transportation Magistrate Court
Public Safety and Courts
This legislation sets for notification time frames for which magistrate courts must notify owners of how to retrieve their motor vehicles that are held by a towing/storage firm, repair facility or salvage dealer.
HB 1109 NeutralSpecial License Plates - Spouses of Veterans Sandra Scott
3/9/2020 House Second Readers Motor Vehicles --
Larry Ramsey Public Safety and Courts Revenue & Finance
This bill would provide for specialty license plates for spouses of armed forces veterans. 
SB 0138 NeutralDisabled First Responders Eligible for Vehicle Tags at No Cost P.K. Martin
7/1/2019 Effective Date Motor Vehicles Finance -
2019/02/22 Report 2019/03/08 Report Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts
This legislation provides that upon application and proof of disability first responders may receive free tags for their vehicles.
SB 0149 NeutralMotor Vehicle Omnibus Bill Randy Robertson
3/26/2019 House Passed/Adopted By Substitute Motor Vehicles Public Safety -
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen
This legislation combines several bills related to motor vehicles that includes fine details for the operation of a vehicle without a valid decal on license plate and establishes that three-wheeled motorcycles would be treated like two-wheeled motorcycles.
 
In addition, the bill sets standards and procedures for issuing and displaying digital license plates. Individuals would be allowed to submit an application to the county tag office indicating a preference for a digital license plate. A digital license plate provider can collect fees for the license plate hardware and services. Digital license plates would renewed annually and the Department of Revenue would be authorized to develop rules and regulations relating to the digital displays, messaging and personalization of digital license plates.  

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