Legislation Assigned to the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee (44)
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Date of Last Recorded Action: 5/10/2019

HB 0034 WatchOpen Proceedings for Board of Pardons and Parole Jesse Petrea
1/12/2017 House Second Readers Public Safety and Homeland Security --
Debra Nesbit District Attorneys General County Government Open Records/Meetings Act Parole
Probation Public Safety and Courts Superior Court
This legislation makes the records relating to the supervision of probationers and parolees open records, as well as makes other changes to the probation and parole system.
HB 0079 NeutralRequire Law Enforcement to Purge Tag Reader Information John Pezold
7/1/2018 Effective Date Public Safety and Homeland Security Public Safety -
2018/02/16 Report 2018/03/09 Report Debra Nesbit Econ. Dev. & Transportation General County Government
Law Enforcement Open Records/Meetings Act Public Safety and Courts Traffic Enforcement
This legislation allows law enforcement to use high speed cameras to capture images of license plates.  However, the data captured from the images may not be used for anything other than law enforcement purposes.  The data must be destroyed no later than 30 months after it is collected unless the data is needed for law enforcement purposes.  The collected data is exempt from the open records law.
HB 0149 NeutralRequirement for Counties to Use Only GBI Approved Trauma Scene Cleanup Services and Consolidation of Fire Services Alan Powell
3/29/2018 Senate Disagreed House Amend or Sub Public Safety and Homeland Security Public Safety -
2017/03/06 - Report 2018/03/16 Report 2018/03/23 Report Business and Occupation Tax Code Enforcement
Coroners/Medical Examiners Debra Nesbit Emergency Management/Preparedness EMS/Ambulance Fire Services
Forfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add Ons Georgia Bureau of Investigation Health and Human Services Law Enforcement Nat. Res. & the Environment
Public Safety and Courts Sheriff Solid Waste
This legislation preempts county and city governments from requiring licenses or permits for trauma scene waste management practitioners or regulated waste transporters.  When hiring a company to cleanup or remove trauma scene waste, counties and cities must hire a company approved by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.  This bill was amended to include S.B. 319 which provides for the Consolidation of all Fire Services into a separate state agency.
HB 0156 NeutralGuns - No License Required Matt Gurtler
1/31/2017 House Second Readers Public Safety and Homeland Security --
Firearms/Carry Laws General County Government Public Safety and Courts Todd Edwards
This legislation enacts the Georgia Constitutional Carry Act of 2017.  It does away with Georgia's weapons license and allows anyone to carry a firearm unless they are prohibited by law from possessing a weapon or long gun.   
HB 0163 WatchProhibition for Use of Wireless Devices While Operating a School Bus Betty Price
1/31/2017 House Second Readers Public Safety and Homeland Security --
Debra Nesbit Econ. Dev. & Transportation EMS/Ambulance Fire Services Law Enforcement
Public Safety and Courts Traffic Enforcement
This legislation prohibits the use of handheld wireless telecommunication devices while driving.  An exception is provided for law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMS personnel and ambulance drivers during the performance of their duties.
HB 0251 SupportAllow EMS Personnel Access to Private Property During Declared State Emergency Darrel Ealum
7/1/2017 Effective Date Public Safety and Homeland Security Public Safety -
2017/02/03-Report 2017/03/06 - Report 2017/03/17 - Report Debra Nesbit Emergency Management/Preparedness
EMS/Ambulance Fire Services Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts
This legislation gives EMS and all first responders the right to enter private property during a disaster declared by the governor, for search and rescue, debris removal and providing aid.
HB 0280 NeutralGuns - Campus Carry Mandi Ballinger
7/1/2017 Effective Date Public Safety and Homeland Security Judiciary -
2017/02/10 - Report 2017/03/06 - Report Firearms/Carry Laws General County Government Public Safety and Courts
Todd Edwards
This legislation allows for the licensed, concealed carrying of handguns on the property of a public technical school, vocational school, college or university, or other public institution of postsecondary education - applying to all license holders.  Firearms will continue to be prohibited from athletic events, student housing (including fraternity and sorority houses), preschool or childcare space, college career academy or other specialized school,  any room used for classes in which high school students are enrolled, rooms where disciplinary proceedings are conducted,      
HB 0286 NeutralGuns - No License Needed Heath Clark
2/10/2017 House Second Readers Public Safety and Homeland Security --
2017/02/10 - Report Firearms/Carry Laws General County Government Health and Human Services Probate Court
Public Safety and Courts Todd Edwards
This legislation allows those eligible for a Georgia weapons carry license to legally carry a weapon without said license.  All other provisions and restrictions in current law remain the same and local governments may still prohibit weapons carry in government buildings provided there is screening in place by security personnel. Note that folks can still apply for and receive carry licenses if they desire "administrative confirmation of their right" to carry a weapon.            
HB 0292 InactiveGuns - 2017 Omnibus Bill I Rick Jasperse
5/8/2017 Effective Date Public Safety and Homeland Security Judiciary -
2017/02/10 - Report 2017/03/06 - Report Airports Correctional Institutions/Jail Econ. Dev. & Transportation
Firearms/Carry Laws General County Government Georgia Bureau of Investigation Government Immunity Law Enforcement
Probate Court Probation Public Safety and Courts Sheriff Todd Edwards

HB 292 is this year's omnibus gun bull.  Georgia will recognize carry licenses for those moving here from other states (which have reciprocity laws with Georgia) for 90 days, so long as the person abides by Georgia's laws; probate judges are authorized to provide information on gun safety; DNR must post a link on its Web site for hunting gun safety course information; folks who legally change their name can get a free replacement license (if within 90 days of their license registration); retired law enforcement officers from other states do not need a license.  Any sheriff or retired sheriff, deputy or retired deputy sheriff, member or retired member of the Georgia State Patrol, member of retired member of GBI and retired law enforcement officer can carry a gun into a courthouse, unless the Sheriff providing security for the courthouse provides a lock box and screens out all other weapons by security personnel.                

 

HB 0334 EvaluatingGuns - Those w Restraining Orders Cannot Get Weapons License Keisha Waites
2/15/2017 House Second Readers Public Safety and Homeland Security --
Criminal Procedure Firearms/Carry Laws General County Government Probate Court Public Safety and Courts
Todd Edwards
This legislation would prohibit individuals against whom a restraining order or protective order has been issued from obtaining a weapons carry permit.
HB 0350 NeutralRequirement For Tobacco Product be Prohibited Within Guard Lines of County Correctional Facilities Alan Powell
3/30/2017 House Withdrawn, Recommitted Public Safety and Homeland Security --
Alcohol/Tobacco Correctional Institutions/Jail Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts
This legislation makes it illegal to be under the influence of tobacco while inside the guard lines of a county correction insitution (CI).
HB 0405 NeutralGEMHSA to Establish State-wide System for Transport and Distribution During State of Emergency Bill Hitchens
7/1/2017 Effective Date Public Safety and Homeland Security Public Safety -
2017/02/17-Report Debra Nesbit Econ. Dev. & Transportation Emergency Management/Preparedness Law Enforcement
Public Safety and Courts
This legislation requires Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMHSA) to implement a state-wide system for transport and distribution for essentials during a declared start of emergency.  GEMHSA will develop a certification process for businesses and entities that can facilitate transport and distribution of essentials.
HB 0406 InactiveGuns - Expand Reciprocity with Other States Alan Powell
4/5/2017 Effective Date Public Safety and Homeland Security Judiciary -
Firearms/Carry Laws General County Government Public Safety and Courts Todd Edwards
This legislation makes minor revisions to Georgia's weapons reciprocity law.   
HB 0452 NeutralGBI Shall Post on Website Aliens Released From Federal Custody/Measures to Address Domestic Terrorism Jesse Petrea
7/1/2017 Effective Date Public Safety and Homeland Security Public Safety -
Correctional Institutions/Jail Debra Nesbit General County Government Georgia Bureau of Investigation Immigration
Public Safety and Courts Sheriff
This legislation requires the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to publicly post on their website information on aliens who are released who are released from federal custody and notify the sheriff's offices within 12 hours.  SB 1 was added to this legislation which sets forth requirements for domestic terrorism.
HB 0458 SupportAllow Automated Speed and Traffic Safety Devices in School Zones without Permit Alan Powell
3/6/2017 Senate Read and Referred Public Safety and Homeland Security Government Oversight -
2017/03/06 - Report Debra Nesbit Econ. Dev. & Transportation Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts
Sheriff Solicitors Traffic Enforcement
This legislation changes the use of radar and automated traffic enforcement safety devices, to allow an agent to operate automated devices without a permit or P.O.S.T. certification in school zones.
HB 0472 NeutralMotor Vehicles - Rules for Speed Coordination (Platooning) James Epps
7/1/2017 Effective Date Public Safety and Homeland Security Transportation -
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen Public Safety and Courts Traffic Enforcement
This legislation provides that the non lead vehicle in a procession when speed is coordinated automatically is exempt from the prohibition against following too closely.
HB 0474 SupportDriver's Manual Shall Include Best Practices for Drivers During a Traffic Stop Carolyn Hugley
1/8/2018 Senate Recommitted Public Safety and Homeland Security Public Safety -
Debra Nesbit Econ. Dev. & Transportation Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts Traffic Enforcement
This legislation requires that the drivers' manual developed by the Department of Driver Services include best practices during a traffic stop by law enforcement.
HB 0487 SupportLeave with Pay for Certain State Employees to Participate in Disaster Relief Services Josh Bonner
3/15/2018 Senate Read Second Time Public Safety and Homeland Security Public Safety -
Compensation Debra Nesbit Emergency Management/Preparedness General County Government Public Safety and Courts

This legislation allows state employees who are certified disaster service volunteers with the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary to be given p to 15 days of leave per year to assist county emergency management agencies. 

HB 0541 EvaluatingGuns - Prohibit Certain Persons from Owning or Transporting Brian Strickland
3/9/2017 House Second Readers Public Safety and Homeland Security --
Correctional Institutions/Jail Criminal Procedure Econ. Dev. & Transportation Firearms/Carry Laws Health and Human Services
Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts Todd Edwards
This legislation prohibits individuals convicted of [domestic] simple assault, simple battery, battery, or pointing or aiming a gun at another from receiving, possessing or transporting firearms.   
HB 0657 NeutralGuns - Unlawful to Provide to a Felon on Probation Jesse Petrea
7/1/2018 Effective Date Public Safety and Homeland Security Judiciary -
2018/02/09 Report Firearms/Carry Laws Probate Court Public Safety and Courts Todd Edwards
This legislation makes it a felony to knowingly and intentionally provide a firearm to another person who is on probation as a felony first offender.   
HB 0672 NeutralLocal School Boards May Apply for and Use Speed Detection Devices Erica Thomas
2/6/2018 House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute Public Safety and Homeland Security --
2018/01/12 Report Debra Nesbit Econ. Dev. & Transportation Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts
Traffic Enforcement
 This legislation adds local school boards to law enforcement agencies that may apply for and use speed detection devices for the patrol of public elementary or secondary schools.
HB 0699 SupportAcceptance of Military Firefighter Training as Required Basic Firefighter Certification Dave Belton
7/1/2018 Effective Date Public Safety and Homeland Security Public Safety -
2018/02/09 Report 2018/03/09 Report Debra Nesbit Fire Services Public Safety and Courts
Training
This legislation allows military firefighter training in lieu of the required basic firefighter training for full time firefighters, upon the approval of the Firefighters Standards and Training Council.
HB 0703 SupportCreation of the Governor's Office of Public Safety Support Bill Hitchens
5/7/2018 Act 439 Public Safety and Homeland Security Public Safety -
2018/01/26 Report 2018/02/09 Report 2018/03/16 Report Debra Nesbit Emergency Management/Preparedness
EMS/Ambulance Fire Services Health and Human Services Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts
This legislation creates the Governor's Office of Public Safety Support which will provide peer to peer counseling for public safety officers who experience traumatic events.  This office will be housed within the Department of Public Safety and will be staffed by employees of the department.  The legislation is contingent on funding.
HB 0737 NeutralCourt Ordered Blood Test for those Arrested who have Significant Exposure to HIV, Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C to Protect Law Enforcement Officers Clay Cox
2/5/2018 House Committee Favorably Reported Public Safety and Homeland Security --
2018/01/26 Report Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services Insurance Insurance
Law Enforcement Personnel/Employment Public Safety and Courts
 This legislation allows law enforcement to request those arrested who have significant exposure to HIV, Hepatitis B, or hepatitis C to have a blood test in order to protect their personal health.  If the arrestee refuses a judge may order the test be administered with the cost to be borne by the officer, arrestee, or the Department of Public Health.  The determination of payment for the test shall be made by the judge issuing the order.
HB 0751 Support911 Legislation - Georgia Emergency Communications Authority Act Alan Powell
7/1/2018 Effective Date Public Safety and Homeland Security Public Safety -
2018/01/26 Report 2018/02/09 Report 2018/02/16 Report 2018/03/09 Report 2018/03/16 Report
911 Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services Public Safety and Courts Revenue & Finance
This legislation is similar to 911 legislation passed last year.  It increases the prepaid fee to $1.50, eliminates cost recovery, and reduces the administrative fee retained by the providers from 3 percent to 1 percent.  Please click here for a detailed summary by section.  Please click here for talking points.
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