Retirement (9)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 5/10/2019

HB 0158 NeutralGambling - Georgia Destination Resort Act Ron Stephens
1/31/2017 House Second Readers Regulated Industries --
2017/02/03-Report Alcohol/Tobacco Business and Occupation Tax District Attorneys Econ. Dev. & Transportation
Economic Development General County Government Georgia Bureau of Investigation Immigration Land Use/Zoning
Public Safety and Courts Retirement Revenue & Finance Todd Edwards Tourism
This legislation, mirroring SB 79, legalizes gambling in Georgia. Two casino licenses will be granted.  One license will be granted within a county having a population of at least 900,000, will be at least a $2 billion investment, located in a convention district and have a hotel with at least 1,000 rooms.  The other license will be granted within a county with at least 450,000 people, be at least a $450 million investment, and located near a convention district.  These casinos can be open 24 hours a day, every day of the year, and will pay a 20-percent tax on gross receipts (70 percent of proceeds go to the HOPE Scholarship and 30 percent will go to a needs-based college scholarship.   
HB 0244 SupportNew Cities - Taxation for Unfunded County Pension Liabilities Mary Oliver
2/8/2017 House Second Readers Governmental Affairs --
2017/02/10 - Report Annexation/Municipalization Auditing/Budget General County Government Larry Ramsey
Property Tax Retirement Revenue & Finance
This bill establishes a process by which a county within which a new city is formed may levy a tax within the newly incorporated city to cover that area's pro-rata share of the county's unfunded pension liability.
HB 0312 SupportRetirement Plans - Allow Roth option Howard Maxwell
1/1/2018 Effective Date Retirement Retirement -
Compensation Fire Services General County Government Larry Ramsey Personnel/Employment
Retirement
This bill provides that the state retirement system, as well as retirement plans offered by counties and other local governments, may include an option for use of a qualified Roth contribution program in a deferred compensation plan. As to counties, this appears to be a restatement or clarification of existing authority provided to counties under the Georgia Constitution.
HB 0361 InactiveFulton County; Board of Education; contributions made into the pension and retirement plan by employees shall be considered employer contributions for tax purposes; provide Wendell Willard
5/9/2017 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
General County Government Local Legislation Retirement Revenue & Finance
HB 0538 NeutralFulton County; Board of Education; pension and retirement pay to teachers and employees; create system Wendell Willard
7/1/2018 Effective Date Retirement Retirement -
General County Government Local Legislation Retirement
HB 0599 NeutralIncome Tax Exemption for Military Retirement Benefits Heath Clark
3/22/2017 House Second Readers Ways & Means --
Compensation General County Government Larry Ramsey Retirement Revenue & Finance
This legislation changes the income taxability of public retirement systems for noncivilian service in the armed forces or reserves.
HB 0692 SupportDeferred Compensation Plans - Automatic Enrollment Howard Maxwell
3/9/2018 Senate Read Second Time Retirement Retirement -
2018/03/09 Report 2018/03/16 Report General County Government Larry Ramsey Retirement
This bill would allow municipalities to automatically enroll employees in deferred compensation plans and to pay certain plan costs. As amended in the Senate Finance Committee, counties would be included in such authorization.
HR 1052 EvaluatingHouse Study Committee on State Health and Retirement Benefits for Sheriff's Deputies Debbie Buckner
2/8/2018 House Second Readers Special Rules --
Debra Nesbit General County Government Insurance Insurance Law Enforcement
Public Safety and Courts Retirement Sheriff
This legislation creates a study committee to explore the possibility of providing state health and retirement benefits.
SB 0333 NegotiatingDeferred Compensation Plans - Automatic Enrollment of Municipal Employees Ellis Black
5/8/2018 Act 447 Governmental Affairs Retirement -
General County Government Larry Ramsey Retirement
This bill would allow municipalities to automatically enroll employees in deferred compensation plans and to pay certain fees from those plans.
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