Legislation Assigned to the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee (42)
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Date of Last Recorded Action: 3/16/2020

HB 0002 EvaluatingGeorgia Constitutional Carry Act of 2019; enact Matt Gurtler
2/6/2019 House Second Readers Public Safety and Homeland Security --
2019/01/31 Report Firearms/Carry Laws General County Government Todd Edwards
HB 0033 NeutralWeapons Permit - Renewal Extension for Active Military Eddie Lumsden
7/1/2019 Effective Date Public Safety and Homeland Security Veterans, Military and Homeland Security -
2019/03/01 Report 2019/03/29 Report Todd Edwards
This legislation enables active duty military service members to have an extension on renewing their weapons carry license.  If said license expires while the service member is on active duty outside the state, the individual has within six months of their return to renew it, via the presentation of their official military orders, without being required to obtain a new license.     
HB 0058 WatchProhibit those Convicted of a Misdemeanor Family Violence Offense from Possessing a Firearm Rhonda Burnough
1/30/2019 House Second Readers Public Safety and Homeland Security --
Debra Nesbit Firearms/Carry Laws
This legislation prohibits those persons convicted of a misdemeanor offense of family violence from receiving, possessing, or transporting firearms.
HB 0074 WatchRide Share Drivers No Restrictions on Weapons Carry Scot Turner
1/30/2019 House Second Readers Public Safety and Homeland Security --
2019/01/31 Report Debra Nesbit Firearms/Carry Laws Public Safety and Courts
This legislation prohibits ride share network services and transportation referral services from disallowing drivers who are weapons carry license holders from possessing weapons in a vehicle used for ride share purposes, whether directly employed by ride share service or a contractor.
HB 0075 SupportClarify Law on Passing a Stopped School Bus Bill Hitchens
1/30/2019 House Second Readers Public Safety and Homeland Security --
2019/01/31 Report 2019/03/29 Report Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts Roads
Traffic Enforcement
This legislation clarifies when it is illegal to pass a stopped school bus on a divided highway.  This clarification is part of ACCG's 2019 Policy Agenda.  The language of this bill is the same as SB 25.
HB 0113 NeutralDistracted Driving Prohibit Individuals Under 18 from using Stand-Alone Electronic Devices John Carson
2/25/2020 House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute Public Safety and Homeland Security --
Debra Nesbit Forfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add Ons Public Safety and Courts Traffic Enforcement
This legislation prohibits any individual under the age of 18 from using a stand alone electrtonic device or wireless telecommunications device while driving.  The bill also eliminates the first offense waiver and raises the fine by $50 respectively for first, second and third offenses.  The legislation also requires points to be assessed on driver's license for each offense.  Additionally a $50 surcharge is assessed on each offense with the "intent" that the funds will be used for the Georgia Trauma Commission.
HB 0122 WatchGuns - Remove Exemptions for Carrying in School Safety Zones Robert Trammell
2/7/2019 House Second Readers Public Safety and Homeland Security --
Firearms/Carry Laws Intern 1 Todd Edwards
This legislation removes recently-enacted exemptions for carrying a weapon in school safety zones.  
HB 0137 EvaluatingPersons Convicted of Family Violence Offenses Prohibited from Possessing or Carrying Firearms Debra Bazemore
2/7/2019 House Second Readers Public Safety and Homeland Security --
Debra Nesbit Firearms/Carry Laws
This legislation prohibits anyone convicted of a offense family from possessing or carrying a firearm.
HB 0165 EvaluatingRequire Probate Court to Submit Fingerprints for All Weapons Carry License and Renewal License Robert Trammell
2/8/2019 House Second Readers Public Safety and Homeland Security --
2019/02/08 Report Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts
This legislation requires the probate judges to direct local law enforcement to process fingerprints for all weapons carry license applications as well and license renewal applications through a fingerprint background check with GBI. 
HB 0205 WatchDepartment of Driver's Services Must Include Instructions for Best Practices for Safety of all Parties During a Traffic Stop Billy Mitchell
2/11/2019 House Second Readers Public Safety and Homeland Security --
Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts Traffic Enforcement
This legislation requires the Department of Driver Services to include instructions for best practices for facilitating safety for all parties during a traffic stop into their driver's manual.
HB 0236 OpposeAllows Any First Responder to Engage in Emergency Transport of Patients Roger Bruce
2/13/2019 House Second Readers Public Safety and Homeland Security --
2019/02/15 Report Debra Nesbit EMS/Ambulance Fire Services Health and Human Services
Public Safety and Courts
This legislation circumvents the current process for obtaining an EMS zone through the rules of the Department of Public Health to provide EMS services.
HB 0279 WatchDepartment of Revenue Agents Approved Use of Department Vehicles for Off-Duty Jobs Eddie Lumsden
5/10/2019 Veto V4 Public Safety and Homeland Security Public Safety -
Debra Nesbit Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts
This legislation allows Department of Revenue Agents to use department vehicles for approved off duty jobs.
HB 0289 EvaluatingGeorgia Firearms and Weapons Act; enact Mary Oliver
2/15/2019 House Second Readers Public Safety and Homeland Security --
Debra Nesbit Firearms/Carry Laws Public Safety and Courts
HB 0338 NeutralEstablishment of Appointment Procedures for the Georgia State Firefighter Association and the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs Micah Gravley
4/2/2019 House Withdrawn, Recommitted Public Safety and Homeland Security --
Debra Nesbit Fire Services Intern 1
This legislation increases the number of members on the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council from 11 to 13 members, and requires that one additional member be the president of the Georgia State Firefighters Association of his or her designee and one additional member be the president of the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs or his or her designee.
HB 0361 EvaluatingCrimes and offenses; training requirement for certain persons making application for a weapons carry license or renewal license; provide Pedro Marin
2/21/2019 House Second Readers Public Safety and Homeland Security --
Debra Nesbit Firearms/Carry Laws Public Safety and Courts
HB 0394 SupportAllow Fire Chiefs to Train Personnel or Volunteers to Assist in Regulating the Flow of Traffic Ginny Ehrhart
4/2/2019 House Withdrawn, Recommitted Public Safety and Homeland Security --
2019/02/22 Report 2019/03/08 Report Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts
This legislation allows fire chiefs to train their personnel or volunteers to aid in directing the flow the traffic.
HB 0403 EvaluatingProhibit Private Corporations from Operating Penal Institutions or Detention Facilities Scott Holcomb
2/22/2019 House Second Readers Public Safety and Homeland Security --
Correctional Institutions/Jail Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts
HB 0417 NeutralComprehensive Regulation of Trauma Scene Cleanup Services Alan Powell
1/1/2021 Effective Date Public Safety and Homeland Security Regulated Industries and Utilities -
2019/03/01 Report Debra Nesbit Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts
This legislation provides for system of registration for persons or entities providing trauma cleanup services.  After January 1, 2020 is shall be public policy that all trauma care cleanup services must be registered through the GBI.
HB 0435 EvaluatingGeorgia Red Flag Protective Order Act; enact Matthew Wilson
2/26/2019 House Second Readers Public Safety and Homeland Security --
Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts
HB 0469 SupportStatewide Regulations for Booting Vehicles Matt Dollar
4/2/2019 House Withdrawn, Recommitted Public Safety and Homeland Security --
2019/03/01 Report Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen
This legislation 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 0487 SupportDisaster Relief Act Josh Bonner
1/1/2021 Effective Date Public Safety and Homeland Security Public Safety -
Debra Nesbit Emergency Management/Preparedness Public Safety and Courts
This legislation provides for leave with pay for certain employees of state agencies in order to participate in specialized disaster relief.
HB 0604 EvaluatingLaw enforcement officers and agencies; certain males to report certain events; require Park Cannon
3/14/2019 House Second Readers Public Safety and Homeland Security --
Debra Nesbit
HB 0636 EvaluatingUse of Force Data Collection Act; enact Renitta Shannon
3/22/2019 House Second Readers Public Safety and Homeland Security --
Debra Nesbit Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts
HB 0726 NeutralRequire Law Enforcement Agencies to Enter Report of Missing Persons into Database Maintained by the Department of Justice Darlene Taylor
1/14/2020 House Second Readers Public Safety and Homeland Security --
2020/01/17 Report Debra Nesbit Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts
This bill requires that law enforcement to report missing persons to designated databases upon the determination the person is indeed missing.
HB 0760 WatchAuthorization for Additional Discretion for First Responders Transporting Mentally to Emergency Receiving Facility Sharon Cooper
1/16/2020 House Second Readers Public Safety and Homeland Security --
2020/01/17 Report Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services Law Enforcement
This legislation expands the jurisdiction of law enforcement to transport those believed to be in mental health crisis.
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