Criminal Procedure (13)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 3/16/2020

HB 0309 NeutralCriminal Record Restriction on Certain Misdemeanors and Felonies Upon Completion of Sentence and Payment of Restitution Gregg Kennard
2/19/2019 House Second Readers Judiciary --
Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts
This legislation requires the clerk of court and GCIC to restrict access to the criminal records of persons convicted of certain misdemeanors and felonies upon completion of their sentence and payment of all restitution.  Serious felonies and certain misdemeanors involving sex offenses, DUI, etc. are not eligible for record restriction.
HB 0528 WatchGeorgia Crime Information Center Record Restriction in Certain Circumstances Mandi Ballinger
3/1/2019 House Second Readers Judiciary - Non-Civil --
Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts
This legislation provides for record restriction in certain felonies and misdemeanors for individuals who have completed all aspects of their sentence.
HB 0549 EvaluatingGeorgia Crime Information Center; fees associated with filing for record restrictions or the inspection and correction of criminal records; reduce Sandra Scott
3/4/2019 House Second Readers Judiciary - Non-Civil --
Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts
HB 0754 WatchChange Date of Incorporation of Local Ordinances for Drug Free Zones Roger Bruce
1/15/2020 House Second Readers Judiciary - Non-Civil --
2020/01/17 Report Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts
This legislation changes the date of incorporation of local ordinances regarding intent to distribute controlled substances of marijuana within drug free zones to July 1, 2020.
HB 0878 NeutralAllow Local Government to Adopt Ordinances and Resolutions Regarding Possession of Less than an Ounce of Marijuana Spencer Frye
2/5/2020 House Second Readers Judiciary - Non-Civil --
2020/02/07 Code Enforcement Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit General County Government
Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts
 This legislation enables local jurisdictions to adopt ordinances or resolutions pertaining to criminal charges for possession of marijuana less than one ounce.
HB 0994 NeutralGang Legislation Albert Reeves
3/13/2020 Senate Read and Referred Judiciary - Non-Civil Assignments -
2020/02/28 Report 2020/03/06 Report 2020/03/13 Report Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit
Health and Human Services Juveniles Public Safety and Courts
This legislation is the Governor's Gang bill and revises numerous code sections within the statute to allow services to juveniles who are convicted of gang related offenses.  
HB 1036 OpposeAsset Forfeiture Steve Tarvin
2/28/2020 House Second Readers Judiciary - Non-Civil --
2020/02/28 Report Civil Procedure Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit Forfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add Ons
Public Safety and Courts
This legislation requires that proceeds from a judicial sale as a result of asset forfeiture be remitted to the Indigent Care Trust Fund and the Safe Harbour for Sexually Exploited Children.  Under current law the proceeds from Judicial sales stay at the local level to fund law enforcement activities.
HB 1083 NegotiatingRequire Law Enforcement of Verify Immigration Status Prior to Release Jesse Petrea
3/9/2020 House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute Judiciary - Non-Civil --
Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit General County Government Government Immunity Immigration
Public Safety and Courts
This legislation requires that law enforcement verifiy immigration status of anyone arrested for ICE detain orders.  Release of a person who does have detain order can subject the local government to liability for the actions of that person and waives the soverign immunity.
HB 1086 NegotiatingRequirement for Conclusion of Criminal Proceeding Prior to Civil Forfeiture Proceedings Ed Setzler
3/5/2020 House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute Judiciary - Non-Civil --
2020/03/06 Report Civil Procedure Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit Forfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add Ons
Public Safety and Courts
This legislation requires the court to stay civil forfeiture proceedings during the pendency of the criminal proceedings unless the owner or interest holder of the property waives such stay.
SB 0222 NeutralCreation of Criminal Justice Reform Council Jesse Stone
4/2/2019 House Withdrawn, Recommitted Judiciary - Non-Civil Judiciary -
2019/03/15 Report Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts
This legislation re-creates the Criminal Justice Reform Council to provide ongoing comprehensive review of the criminal justice system.  The Council sunset date is June 30, 2022.
SB 0402 NeutralElimination of OR Bonds (Release on Own Recognizance) Now Unsecured Judicial Release Randy Robertson
1/1/2021 Effective Date Judiciary - Non-Civil Public Safety -
2020/02/28 Report 2020/03/06 Report Correctional Institutions/Jail Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit
Public Safety and Courts Sheriff
This legislation eliminates the ability for judges to set a bond and then release accused on their own recognizance.  The legislation requires conditions for unsecured judicial release and the judge must state the reason for the release.
SB 0415 NeutralTort Reform Bill Steve Gooch
3/12/2020 Senate Tabled -Insurance and Labor -
Civil Procedure Criminal Procedure General County Government Government Immunity Larry Ramsey
Public Safety and Courts
This bill makes significant changes to procedures and rules of evidence for various civil tort actions, including limiting premises liability claims. 
SB 0446 SupportCash Bonds and Unclaimed Cash Bonds Change Length of Time Court must Hold Larry Walker
1/1/2021 Effective Date Judiciary - Non-Civil Public Safety -
2020/06/19 Report Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit Forfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add Ons Public Safety and Courts
Sheriff
This bill will allow courts to hold cash bonds that are unclaimed for no more than two years, under existing law they must hold those funds for seven years.  Funds not claimed after notice will revert to the county.
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