Ethics (7)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 5/10/2019

HB 0090 NegotiatingLand Purchase - Illegal for Board Member to Discuss if Conflict of Interest Robert Gasaway
3/30/2017 House Withdrawn, Recommitted Judiciary Non-Civil --
2017/01/27-Report Criminal Procedure Econ. Dev. & Transportation Economic Development Eminent Domain/Condemnation
Ethics General County Government Procurement Public Safety and Courts Todd Edwards
This legislation makes it a misdemeanor for members of the board of commissioners, city council, school board or local board or authority to knowingly and intentionally vote, attempt to influence a vote, or be present in executive or closed session when their respective body is considering or discussion the acquisition of property if the member has direct or indirect ownership interest in the property, or any business in which the member serves in a fiduciary capacity has an ownership interest in the property.      
HB 0399 NegotiatingEthics - No Longer Filing Campaign Disclosure Reports at Local Level Wendell Willard
2/21/2017 House Second Readers Judiciary --
2017/02/24 - Report Elections Ethics General County Government Todd Edwards
This legislation amends the Ethics in Government Act in many areas, particularly to charges, hearings and evidence before the ethics commission, and penalties for violations.  Of possible concern to county commissioners is that campaign contribution disclosure reports can only be filed on paper (for a $40 fee) or directly on the ethics commission's Web site.  Candidates may no longer file with their local election superintendent.  ACCG would like to have all the aforementioned methods available to candidates.        
SB 0022 EvaluatingCampaign Contributions Cannot be made by Businesses Receiving More than $50,000 in Contracts Joshua McKoon
1/23/2017 Senate Read and Referred -Ethics -
Elections Ethics General County Government Procurement Todd Edwards
This bill prohibits any business whose contracts with local governments exceed $50,000 annually from contributing to any candidates for the office responsible for awarding said contracts.  Violating contracts can be voided within 90 days following the discovery of the violation.    
SB 0107 NeutralElections - Campaign Finance Disclosure Report Date Change Francis Millar
2/20/2018 House Second Readers Governmental Affairs Ethics -
2017/02/03-Report Elections Ethics General County Government Todd Edwards
This legislation changes the filing date of campaign contribution disclosure reports.
SB 0273 NeutralBoard of Ethics of DeKalb County; jurisdiction and manner of appointment; change Elena Parent
3/30/2017 Senate Disagreed House Amend or Sub Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Ethics General County Government Local Legislation
SR 0034 EvaluatingCreation of State-wide Grand Juries Joshua McKoon
1/23/2017 Senate Read and Referred -Judiciary -
Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit District Attorneys Ethics General County Government
Health and Human Services Procurement Public Safety and Courts

This legislation asks the voters to approve an amendment to the Georgia Constitution establishing statewide grand juries.  These grand juries would investigate public officials, government vendors and recipient of goods and services provided by the Department of Community Health.  

SR 0036 NeutralEthics Commission - Create Dedicated Funding Joshua McKoon
1/23/2017 Senate Read and Referred -Appropriations -
Ethics General County Government Todd Edwards
This legislation asks the voters to approve that a fixed portion of the state's budget be devoted to funding the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission. 
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