EMS/Ambulance (21)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 5/8/2018

HB 0149 NeutralRequirement for Counties to Use Only GBI Approved Trauma Scene Cleanup Services and Consolidation of Fire Services Alan Powell
3/29/2018 Senate - Senate Disagreed House Amend or Sub Public Safety and Homeland Security Public Safety
2017/03/06 - Report 2018/03/16 Report 2018/03/23 Report Business and Occupation Tax Code Enforcement
Coroners/Medical Examiners Debra Nesbit Emergency Management/Preparedness EMS/Ambulance Fire Services
Forfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add Ons Georgia Bureau of Investigation Health and Human Services Law Enforcement Nat. Res. & the Environment
Public Safety and Courts Sheriff Solid Waste
This legislation preempts county and city governments from requiring licenses or permits for trauma scene waste management practitioners or regulated waste transporters.  When hiring a company to cleanup or remove trauma scene waste, counties and cities must hire a company approved by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.  This bill was amended to include S.B. 319 which provides for the Consolidation of all Fire Services into a separate state agency.
HB 0163 WatchProhibition for Use of Wireless Devices While Operating a School Bus Betty Price
1/31/2017 House Second Readers Public Safety and Homeland Security -
Debra Nesbit Econ. Dev. & Transportation EMS/Ambulance Fire Services Law Enforcement
Public Safety and Courts Traffic Enforcement
This legislation prohibits the use of handheld wireless telecommunication devices while driving.  An exception is provided for law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMS personnel and ambulance drivers during the performance of their duties.
HB 0251 SupportAllow EMS Personnel Access to Private Property During Declared State Emergency Darrel Ealum
7/1/2017 Effective Date Public Safety and Homeland Security Public Safety
2017/02/03-Report 2017/03/06 - Report 2017/03/17 - Report Debra Nesbit Emergency Management/Preparedness
EMS/Ambulance Fire Services Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts
This legislation gives EMS and all first responders the right to enter private property during a disaster declared by the governor, for search and rescue, debris removal and providing aid.
HB 0426 SupportExpands Number of RN's Allowed to Practice Under a Physician in EMS Operations Sharon Cooper
2/22/2017 House Second Readers Health & Human Services -
2017/02/24 - Report Debra Nesbit EMS/Ambulance Health and Human Services Public Safety and Courts
This legislation would expand the number of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses who are allowed to work under a physician in an EMS operations conducted by or on behalf of any county or municipality which employs a full time medical director.  Identical bill dropped in the Senate, S.B. 242.
HB 0498 EvaluatingProhibition Against Broadcaster Giving Personally Identifiable Visual Information of a Victim Brian Strickland
2/28/2017 House Second Readers Judiciary -
Debra Nesbit EMS/Ambulance Fire Services Health and Human Services Law Enforcement
Public Safety and Courts
This legislation creates a cause of action against a broadcaster depicting an accident or trauma scene to provide personally identifiable visual information or identification of a victim.
HB 0703 SupportCreation of the Governor's Office of Public Safety Support Bill Hitchens
5/7/2018 Act 439 Public Safety and Homeland Security Public Safety
2018/01/26 Report 2018/02/09 Report 2018/03/16 Report Debra Nesbit Emergency Management/Preparedness
EMS/Ambulance Fire Services Health and Human Services Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts
This legislation creates the Governor's Office of Public Safety Support which will provide peer to peer counseling for public safety officers who experience traumatic events.  This office will be housed within the Department of Public Safety and will be staffed by employees of the department.  The legislation is contingent on funding.
HB 0889 EvaluatingDefinition Change for Those Eligible for the Georgia Indemnification Fund Payments Micah Gravley
2/15/2018 House - House Committee Favorably Reported Public Safety and Homeland Security -
2018/02/16 Report Debra Nesbit EMS/Ambulance Fire Services Law Enforcement
Public Safety and Courts
This legislation creates a new definition of public safety officer that includes all law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicans, emergency management specialist, state highway employees and prison guards.  The bill also clarifies eligibility for payment of benefits in certain circumstances.
HB 0992 NeutralDeletion of Outdated Requirements for External Defibrillators Jodi Lott
3/29/2018 Senate - Senate Conference Committee Appointed 50th, 56th, 11th Public Safety and Homeland Security Public Safety
911 Debra Nesbit EMS/Ambulance Fire Services Health and Human Services
Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts
This legislation eliminates sections of the statute relating to external defibrillators that are no longer relavent.
SB 0040 SupportExpand Scope of Practice To Allow EMS Emergency Authorization to Transport Mental Ill Renee Unterman
3/30/2017 House Withdrawn, Recommitted Health & Human Services Health and Human Services
2017/01/27-Report 2017/03/06 - Report 2017/03/24 - Report Debra Nesbit EMS/Ambulance
Health and Human Services Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts
This legislation allows emergency medical service (EMS) personnel to transport a person within the county to a an emergency receiving facility if EMS has been dispatched in response to an emergency if EMS believes that there is probable cause to believe that the person is mentally ill requiring involuntary treatment, and EMS has consulted with the emergency receiving facility physician, who is of the opinion that it is in the best interest that the person be immediately transported to the facility.
SB 0081 SupportState Health Officer Allow Certain Persons and Entities Access to Opiod Antagonists Renee Unterman
3/15/2018 House - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute Health & Human Services Health and Human Services
2017/03/06 - Report 2018/03/16 Report Debra Nesbit EMS/Ambulance General County Government
Health and Human Services Open Records/Meetings Act Public Safety and Courts
This legislation enacts the Jeffrey Dallas Gay, Jr., Act, which allow the state health officers to allow certain persons and entities to obtain opioid antagonists and administer to persons believed to have overdosed on opioids.
SB 0102 SupportCreate Office of Cardiac Care Within the Department of Public Health Butch Miller
7/1/2017 Effective Date Health & Human Services Health and Human Services
2017/02/03-Report 2017/03/06 - Report 2017/03/10 - Report Debra Nesbit EMS/Ambulance
Health and Human Services Hospital Authority Public Safety and Courts
This legislation creates the Office of Cardiac Care within the Department of Public Health to establish a program that identifies emergency cardiac care centers to ensure rapid triage, assessment, treatment and transport of patients who experience cardiac arrest, heart attack or complications.
SB 0109 SupportAuthorize the Recognition of Emergency Medical Services Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact and Nurse Licensure Compact Michael Williams
7/1/2017 Effective Date Health & Human Services Public Safety
Debra Nesbit Emergency Management/Preparedness EMS/Ambulance Health and Human Services Public Safety and Courts
This legislation enacts the Recognition of Emergency Medical Services Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact, and the Nurses Licensure Compact which allows reciprocity with other states licensure requirements for these two disciplines.
SB 0121 InactiveState Health Officer May Issue Standing Order For Access to Opioid Antagonists Butch Miller
4/18/2017 Senate Date Signed by Governor Judiciary Non-Civil Health and Human Services
2017/03/24 - Report Debra Nesbit EMS/Ambulance General County Government Law Enforcement
Open Records/Meetings Act Public Safety and Courts
This legislation enacts the Jeffrey Dallas Gay, Jr. Act, which will allow certain people or entities to obtain and administer opioid antagonists to those believed to have over dosed on opioids.
SB 0154 EvaluatingAdditional Penalties for Assault and Battery Against Public Safety Officer While on Duty Gregory Kirk
3/27/2018 House - House Passed/Adopted By Substitute Judiciary Non-Civil Public Safety
2017/02/17-Report Correctional Institutions/Jail Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit District Attorneys
Econ. Dev. & Transportation EMS/Ambulance Fire Services Juveniles Law Enforcement
Magistrate Court Probate Court Probation Public Safety and Courts Solicitors
State Court Superior Court Traffic Enforcement
This legislation provides for tort liability for those who commit an offense of aggravated assault and aggravated battery against a public safety officer, as well as for the parents of any youth who commit the offense.  There is also an additional penalty assessed dedicated to the Georgia State Indemnification Fund.  The language from this legislation was added to SB 160 "Back the Badge".
SB 0160 SupportBack the Badge Act Tyler Harper
7/1/2017 Effective Date Judiciary Non-Civil Public Safety
2017/02/17-Report 2017/03/17 - Report Clerk of Court Correctional Institutions/Jail Criminal Procedure
Debra Nesbit District Attorneys EMS/Ambulance Fire Services Health and Human Services
Juveniles Law Enforcement Magistrate Court Probate Court Probation
Public Safety and Courts Sheriff Solicitors State Court Superior Court
Traffic Enforcement
This legislation provides exclusive jurisdiction of 13 to 17 year olds who commit an offense of aggravated assault or aggravated battery against a public safety official.  This legislation includes HB 116, HB 258, and SB 154 which gives superior court full jurisdiction for juvenile cases involving aggravated assault, increasing sentences for assaulting a police officer, and additional penalties for those convicted of assaulting a public safety officer while on duty.
SB 0228 EvaluatingProhibits Improper Operation of Emergency or Law Enforcement Vehicles by Elected Officials Joshua McKoon
3/5/2018 House - House Second Readers Rules Public Safety
Debra Nesbit EMS/Ambulance Fire Services Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts
This legislation makes it criminal for employees operating emergency vehicles in a manner other than prescribed by law.
SB 0242 SupportExpands Number of RN's Allowed to Practice Under a Physician in EMS Operations Renee Unterman
7/1/2017 Effective Date Health & Human Services Health and Human Services
2017/03/06 - Report 2017/03/17 - Report 2017/03/24 - Report Debra Nesbit EMS/Ambulance
Health and Human Services Public Safety and Courts
This legislation would expand the number of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses who are allowed to work under a physician in an EMS operations conducted by or on behalf of any county or municipality which employs a full time medical director.  
SB 0277 Evaluating"Consumer Coverage for Emergency Medical Care Act" Michael Williams
3/13/2017 Senate Read and Referred -Insurance and Labor
Debra Nesbit EMS/Ambulance Health and Human Services Insurance Insurance
This legislation enacts the Consumer Coverage for Emergency Medical Care Act. 
SB 0318 SupportAllow EMS to Involuntarily Transport Persons Having a Psychotic Episode Michael Rhett
3/5/2018 House - House Second Readers Health and Human Services Health and Human Services
2018/03/2 Report Debra Nesbit EMS/Ambulance Health and Human Services Public Safety and Courts
This legislation establishes a pilot program to be administered by the Department of Community Health to allow emergency medical technicans with rthe permission of a physician involuntarily transport patients who are having a mental health episode. 
SB 0367 SupportAllows Payment Indemnification Death or Disability Payment to be Awarded to the Estate of Deceased Public Safety/First Responder Gregory Kirk
3/29/2018 Senate - Senate Disagreed House Amend or Sub Public Safety and Homeland Security Public Safety
2018/02/02 Report 2018/02/09 Report 2018/02/16 Report Correctional Institutions/Jail Debra Nesbit
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Emergency Management/Preparedness EMS/Ambulance General County Government Health and Human Services
Insurance Insurance Law Enforcement Personnel/Employment Public Safety and Courts
This legislation allows the payment of death benefits to the estate of a law enforcement officer; firefighter; emergency medical technician, emergency management specialist, state highway employee or prison guard.
SR 1170 NeutralStudy Committee - Are Local Fees Going Toward Intended Purposes? Jack Hill
3/29/2018 Senate - Senate Read and Adopted --
911 Alcohol/Tobacco Animal Control Broadband Business and Occupation Tax
Code Enforcement Econ. Dev. & Transportation EMS/Ambulance Fire Services Fireworks
Forfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add Ons Franchise Fees General County Government Health and Human Services Impact Fees
Land Use/Zoning Nat. Res. & the Environment Open Records/Meetings Act Probate Court Public Safety and Courts
Revenue & Finance Roads Sewer/Septage Sheriff Solid Waste
State Court Superior Court Tax Commissioner Todd Edwards Traffic Enforcement
Water Quality
Following much discussion over the past several years regarding the redirection of state-collected fees from their intended purposes, this Senate study committee (consisting of 5 senators) will examine whether or not local government fees are fairly and equitably imposed and whether the monies collected from them are being appropriately used and directed for the purpose(s) for which they are intended.  Examples of fees cited by this resolution include: storm water management fees, fire service fees, and traffic add-on fees.            
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