Coroners/Medical Examiners (13)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 5/10/2019

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 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 0249 NeutralAdds Death by Overdose to List of Causes of Death Which Law Enforcement Must Provide Notice to the Cornor Kevin Tanner
7/1/2017 Effective Date Judiciary Non-Civil Health and Human Services -
Coroners/Medical Examiners Debra Nesbit General County Government Health and Human Services Open Records/Meetings Act
Public Safety and Courts
This legislation includes death by apparent drug overdose as a suspicious death that law enforcement must report to the coroner and may require investigation by the coroner.
HB 0351 NeutralElections - Allow District Attorneys, Coroners and Constitutional Officers to Run Non-Partisan Allen Peake
2/16/2017 House Second Readers Governmental Affairs --
Clerk of Court Coroners/Medical Examiners District Attorneys General County Government Public Safety and Courts
Sheriff Tax Commissioner Todd Edwards
This legislation would allow the General Assembly, through local legislation, to make elections for sheriffs, coroners, tax commissioners and superior court clerks nonpartisan.
HB 0476 InactiveDougherty County; coroner and deputy coroners; provide compensation Gerald Greene
5/3/2017 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Compensation Coroners/Medical Examiners General County Government Local Legislation
HB 0589 InactiveWalton County; change compensation of coroner Hugh Williamson
5/4/2017 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Compensation Coroners/Medical Examiners General County Government Local Legislation Public Safety and Courts
HB 0783 NeutralRepeal of Inactive Boards Panels and Authorities Michael Caldwell
3/29/2018 Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute Code Revision Government Oversight -
Coroners/Medical Examiners Debra Nesbit General County Government Health and Human Services Law Enforcement
Nat. Res. & the Environment Public Safety and Courts
This legislation repeals boards, panels and authorities that have long been inactive or no longer relevant or needed.
HB 0814 SupportCoroners - Counties Allowed to Set Salary Ricky Williams
3/12/2018 Senate Read Second Time Governmental Affairs State and Local Governmental Operations -
2018/02/02 Report 2018/02/16 Report 2018/02/23 Report 2018/03/09 Report Compensation
Coroners/Medical Examiners General County Government Public Safety and Courts Todd Edwards

This legislation authorizes counties to establish the compensation of coroners and deputy coroners, unless said salaries are already covered by local legislation.  Counties with a population of less than 34,999 must continue to offer the state's minimum salaries.  Counties are able to offer COLAs and longevity increases (which are currently required), but there can be no double dipping on state, then local COLAs.  Counties can elect not to set these salaries, but maintain the status quo spelled out in state law.          

HB 0825 NeutralMedical Examiner - Can Inter Remains if Unidentified Ricky Williams
3/12/2018 Senate Read Second Time Judiciary - Non-Civil Judiciary -
Coroners/Medical Examiners Public Safety and Courts Todd Edwards

This legislation authorizes chief medical examiners to inter unidentified human remains after the peace officer in charge has exhausted all efforts in identifying such remains.  Furthermore, the medical examiner has authority to disinter remains when he or she determines the further information can be obtained that may result in the identification of the remains.  

HB 1072 NeutralHenry County; annual salary for coroner and deputy coroner; provide Geoff Cauble
3/23/2018 Senate Read and Referred Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Compensation Coroners/Medical Examiners Local Legislation
SB 0096 NeutralAuthorize Registered Nurses to Make Pronouncement of Death Ben Watson
7/1/2017 Effective Date Health & Human Services Health and Human Services -
2017/03/17 - Report Coroners/Medical Examiners Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services Public Safety and Courts
This legislation allows registered nurses to make a pronouncement of death in nursing homes, assisted living and hospice facilities.
SB 0192 NeutralNon-Partisan Elections Rick Jeffares
2/17/2017 Senate Read and Referred -Ethics -
Clerk of Court Coroners/Medical Examiners District Attorneys General County Government Public Safety and Courts
Revenue & Finance Sheriff Tax Commissioner Todd Edwards
This legislation authorizes, via subsequent adoption of local legislation, the non-partisan election of candidates for the offices of district attorney, sheriff, coroner, tax commissioner and clerk of superior court.   
SB 0265 InactiveForsyth County; compensation of the coroner and deputy coroner; provide Michael Williams
5/2/2017 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Compensation Coroners/Medical Examiners General County Government Health and Human Services Local Legislation
Public Safety and Courts
SB 0327 SupportEliminate Requirement for a Medical Examiner Inquiry if a Death Occurs without an Attending Physician John Albers
5/3/2018 Act 351 Judiciary - Non-Civil Public Safety -
2018/01/19 Report 2018/03/23 Report Coroners/Medical Examiners Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts
This legislation eliminates the requirement for a medical examiner inquiry if there is no attending physican at the time the death occured.  An inquiry may be conducted if the medical examiner deems appropriate.
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