Legislation Assigned to the House Transportation Committee (39)
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Date of Last Recorded Action: 3/16/2020

HB 0375 EvaluatingOperation of Trains at Crossings Joseph Gullett
2/21/2019 House - House Second Readers Transportation --
2019/02/22 Report Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen
This bill prohibits the operation of a train in a manner that occupies or blocks a street, road, or highway grade crossing longer than 15 minutes unless its necessary to comply with safety signals, to avoid striking an object or person on the track, due to circumstances beyond control of the train or in order to comply with federal safety regulation or federal law.
HB 0383 EvaluatingExempt Low Speed Vehicles and Electric Powered Vehicles From Annual License Fee Josh Bonner
2/22/2019 House Second Readers Transportation --
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen Transportation
This legislation exempts low-speed vehicles and electric powered personal transportation vehicles from the annual fees for the licensing of the operation of vehicles.

HB 0454 SupportRules of the Road for Electric Assisted Bicycles (E-Bikes) Kevin Tanner
7/1/2019 Effective Date Transportation Public Safety -
2019/03/01 Report 2019/03/29 Report Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen Transportation
This legislation started out as providing the legal framework for e-scooters to operate in Georgia. The as passed version just includes language from HB 215, which establishes regulations for electric assisted bicycle, "e-bikes" and defines three classes of e-bikes. E-bikes would follow the same rules of the road as human powered bikes and local governments would have the authority to allow or restrict the use of e-bikes on bicycle paths or shared paths where bicycles are permitted.
HB 0509 SupportDate Extension for Cobb Transit John Carson
3/1/2019 House Second Readers Transportation --
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen Transit
This legislation extends the date for the "Cobb County Special District for Transit" for three years from 12/1/2019 to 12/1/2022. This action allows Cobb County to have more time to plan and decide if they will provide transit county-wide or by creating a special district.
HB 0511 NeutralAtlanta-Region Transit Link Authority (ATL): Clean Up Bill Kevin Tanner
1/1/2021 Effective Date Transportation Transportation -
2019/03/01 Report 2019/03/08 Report 2020/03/06 Report Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen
This legislation mainly applies to the Atlanta-region Transit Link Authority (ATL). This bill reassigns the ATL from GRTA to GDOT, revises the election process, and how vacancies are filled for the ATL Board of Directors. Lastly, the bill extends until July 1, 2025 the use of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) used to adjust the excise tax on motor fuel.
HB 0808 NeutralTitle Ad Valorem Tax - Loaner Vehicles Martin Momtahan
1/1/2021 Effective Date Transportation Finance -
2020/01/31 2020/02/07 2020/02/21 Report 2020/06/19 Report Larry Ramsey
Property Tax Revenue & Finance
Under existing law, dealer "loaner vehicles" are exempt from TAVT for so long as they are used as loaners vehicles for customers. As amended in committee, this bill would extend to 45 days (from the current 30 days) the amount of time that such a vehicle can be loaned to one customer without such vehicle being subject to TAVT. 
HB 0820 NeutralGeorgia Freight Railroad Program Kevin Tanner
1/1/2021 Effective Date Transportation Transportation -
2020/01/31 2020/02/28 Report 2020/06/19 Report Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen
Transportation
This legislation creates a Georgia Freight Railroad Program under the authority of the Georgia Department of Transportation. Subject to appropriations, state funds could be used for the investment in railways and railroad facilities and equipment.
HB 1098 NeutralStreamlined State-wide Strategic Transportation Plan Kasey Carpenter
7/29/2020 Effective Date Transportation Transportation -
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen Transportation
This legislation streamlines the strategic plans the Georgia Department of Transportation has to complete. There will now be one state-wide strategic plan complete as opposed to a separate one to meet a state government requirement and a separate one to meet a federal government requirement. Lastly, the bill extends until July 1, 2025 the use of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) used to adjust the excise tax on motor fuel.
HR 0037 SupportGeorgia Commission on Freight and Logistics Kevin Tanner
5/7/2019 Effective Date Transportation Transportation -
2019/01/18 Report 2019/01/19 Report 2019/01/25 Report 2019/02/15 Report 2019/02/22 Report
2019/03/29 Report Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen Roads Transportation
This resolution creates a joint House and Senate Commission and is tasked with studying and assessing the freight and logistics infrastructure, investment projects and priorities in Georgia. The commission would consist of 22 members, four of which would be local government officials.
HR 0050 NeutralHouse Study Committee on a Passenger Rail Line from Savannah to Atlanta Carl Gilliard
1/30/2019 House Second Readers Transportation --
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen Transit
This resolution creates the House Study Committee on a Nancy Hanks Passenger Rail Line from Savannah to Atlanta. This committee will study the possibility, feasibility, and viability of a railway connecting Savannah and Atlanta.
HR 0368 NeutralResolution Supporting the Proposed Interstate 14 through GA Richard Smith
3/21/2019 House Passed/Adopted Transportation --
2019/03/22 Report Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen Transportation
This resolution urges support for Interstate 14, a proposed highway that would run from Interstate 10 in West Texas to Interstate 20 in Augusta, Georgia. Many counties in Middle Georgia have passed resolutions supporting this effort. More information can be found here.
HR 0910 EvaluatingConstitutional Amendment: Use of Motor Fuel Tax Collections Josh McLaurin
1/28/2020 House Second Readers Transportation --
2020/01/31 Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen Transportation Transportation Funding
This proposed constitutional amendment would broaden the use of funds from motor fuel tax collections. Currently, motor fuel tax funds are only allowed for roads and bridges. This legislation would allow motor fuel funds to be used for "any and all public transportation purposes." Public transportation definition includes: roads, bridges, rails, airports, buses, seaports, and all accompanying infrastructure and services necessary to provide access to these public transportation facilities.

A similar resolution has been introduced in the Senate - SR 654.  
HR 0935 SupportGeorgia Commission on Freight and Logistics Kevin Tanner
8/5/2020 Effective Date Transportation Transportation -
2020/01/31 2020/02/07 2020/02/21 Report 2020/06/19 Report Econ. Dev. & Transportation
Kathleen Bowen Transportation
This resolution extends the work of the Georgia Commission on Freight and Logistics for an additional year. The Commission will continue to study solutions for trucking, rail, and air cargo, including reducing the driving risks for truck drivers and other motorists, expanding dedicated lanes for moving freight, and reducing traffic impacts in and out of the ports and around key metropolitan areas. 

Click here to view the 2019 Georgia Commission on Freight and Logistics Report.
HR 1283 NeutralDr. Randy Valimont Memorial Highway; Spalding County; dedicate Karen Mathiak
2/28/2020 House Second Readers Transportation --
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HR 1325 NeutralAsa Daniels, Jr., Interchange; Dooly County; dedicate Patty Bentley
3/3/2020 House Second Readers Transportation --
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HR 1326 NeutralVivien Harmon Memorial Highway; Fulton County; dedicate Patricia Gardner
3/3/2020 House Second Readers Transportation --
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HR 1328 NeutralKicklighter Overpass; Chatham County; dedicate Carl Gilliard
3/3/2020 House Second Readers Transportation --
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HR 1366 NeutralWesley Frank Weaver Memorial Mile; Marion County; dedicate Mike Cheokas
3/5/2020 House Second Readers Transportation --
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HR 1387 NeutralC. Arthur Howard, Jr., Highway; Screven County; dedicate Jon Burns
3/9/2020 House Second Readers Transportation --
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HR 1388 NeutralAlbert W. Thompson Memorial Bridge; Muscogee County; dedicate Calvin Smyre
3/9/2020 House Second Readers Transportation --
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HR 1389 NeutralCongressman Jack T. Brinkley Memorial Interchange; Muscogee County; dedicate Calvin Smyre
3/9/2020 House Second Readers Transportation --
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HR 1392 NeutralJames "Jimmy" Smith, Jr., Intersection; City of Augusta; dedicate Sheila Nelson
3/9/2020 House Second Readers Transportation --
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HR 1431 NeutralMaggie Bell Cheatham Cartwright Bridge; City of Keysville; dedicate Gloria Frazier
3/12/2020 House Second Readers Transportation --
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HR 1432 NeutralPFC Charles E. Day and SFC Jerome Day Bridge; Coffee County; dedicate Dominic Lariccia
3/12/2020 House Second Readers Transportation --
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HR 1444 NeutralJessye Norman Memorial Interchange; Richmond County; dedicate Henry Howard
3/13/2020 House Second Readers Transportation --
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