Fire Services (13)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 3/16/2020

HB 0195 SupportIncrease Benefit Amount Payable by the Georgia Firefighters' Pension Fund Tommy Benton
7/1/2020 Effective Date Retirement Retirement -
Debra Nesbit Fire Services Public Safety and Courts
This legislation increases the benefit amount payable to beneficiaries after a member of the Georgia Firefighters' Pension Fund upon death from $5,000 to $10,000.
HB 0236 OpposeAllows Any First Responder to Engage in Emergency Transport of Patients Roger Bruce
2/13/2019 House Second Readers Public Safety and Homeland Security --
2019/02/15 Report Debra Nesbit EMS/Ambulance Fire Services Health and Human Services
Public Safety and Courts
This legislation circumvents the current process for obtaining an EMS zone through the rules of the Department of Public Health to provide EMS services.
HB 0338 NeutralEstablishment of Appointment Procedures for the Georgia State Firefighter Association and the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs Micah Gravley
4/2/2019 House Withdrawn, Recommitted Public Safety and Homeland Security --
Debra Nesbit Fire Services Intern 1
This legislation increases the number of members on the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council from 11 to 13 members, and requires that one additional member be the president of the Georgia State Firefighters Association of his or her designee and one additional member be the president of the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs or his or her designee.
HB 0387 NeutralAllows Private, Nonprofit and Volunteer Fire Departments to Levy a Property Lien for Unpaid Services Requested by the Property Owner Eddie Lumsden
7/1/2019 Effective Date Judiciary Judiciary -
2019/02/22 Report 2019/03/01 Report 2019/03/22 Report Debra Nesbit Fire Services
Public Safety and Courts
House Bill 387 establishes a new category of allowable liens to include those in favor of private, non-profit, volunteer fire departments for debts which stem from the performance of their services that are requested by property owners.
HB 0458 NeutralProhibition of Class B Fire Fighting Foam Joseph Gullett
7/1/2019 Effective Date Natural Resources and Environment Natural Resources and the Environment -
2019/03/08 Report 2019/03/22 Report 2019/03/29 Report Debra Nesbit Fire Services
Public Safety and Courts
HB 458 prohibits the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in Class B firefighting foam during training, unless it is used at a training facility capable of preventing the release of the foam into the environment. The bill does not restrict the use of foam containing PFAS for fire-fighting operations. 
HB 0857 NeutralProhibition - Burning Chemically Treated Wood Products Alan Powell
8/4/2020 Effective Date Natural Resources and Environment Regulated Industries and Utilities -
2020/03/13 Report Air Quality Fire Services Health and Human Services Kathleen Bowen
Nat. Res. & the Environment Public Safety and Courts

This legislation prohibits biomass plants in Georgia from burning wood products treated with creosote or naphthenate compounds.

See article here for more details. 

HB 0881 NeutralAddition of Ambulance Services to Locations Required to Become a Safe Place for Newborns Sharon Cooper
3/13/2020 Senate Read and Referred Health and Human Services Assignments -
2020/02/07 2020/03/13 Report Debra Nesbit EMS/Ambulance Fire Services
Health and Human Services Public Safety and Courts
This legislation requires that ambulance services become one the mandated locations for a Safe Place for Newborns.  All ambulances will be required to place a sign on their vehicles indicating that they are a Safe Place for Newborns.
HB 1017 NeutralRevise when Dependents of Public Officers/Employees Qualify for Payment from Georgia State Indemnification Fund Dominic Lariccia
7/1/2020 Effective Date Public Safety and Homeland Security Public Safety -
Correctional Institutions/Jail Debra Nesbit Emergency Management/Preparedness EMS/Ambulance Fire Services
Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts
This legislation provides for benefits to be payable to the guardian of those public officers/employees who suffer organic brain injury.
HB 1103 SupportRequires Department of Human Resource Notify Locals when a Personal Care Home or Child Caring Agency is Licensed to Operate Calvin Smyre
3/9/2020 House Second Readers Health and Human Services --
2020/03/06 Report Debra Nesbit Fire Services General County Government Health and Human Services
Land Use/Zoning Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts
This legislation requires that the Commissioner of DHS notify the local law enforcement agency, fire department, licensing department, planning and zoning department of the county or municipality, as applicable in which such personal care home, child caring institution, or foster care home. 
SB 0019 SupportHigher Education Grants for Public Safety Officers Michael Rhett
1/17/2019 Senate Read and Referred -Higher Education -
2019/01/25 Report Debra Nesbit EMS/Ambulance Fire Services Law Enforcement
Public Safety and Courts Sheriff
This legislation would create a new tuition grant program for public safety officers that have been employed for at least 36 months and are pursuing their first baccalaureate degree.  Public safety officers shall maintain full-time employment as a public safety officer for a period of sic months for each grant payment received.
SB 0248 EvaluatingGeorgia Firefighters' Pension Fund; monthly dues, tax on premiums and maximum monthly benefit amount payable; increase John Albers
3/10/2020 House Second Readers Retirement Retirement -
2020/03/13 Report Debra Nesbit Fire Services Public Safety and Courts
SB 0342 SupportCreation of a Standards and Training Council for Volunteer Firefighters and Departments Burt Jones
1/1/2021 Effective Date Public Safety and Homeland Security Public Safety -
2020/02/07 2020/02/21 Report 2020/02/28 Report Debra Nesbit Fire Services
Public Safety and Courts
This legislation proposes a replica of the Firefighter and Standards and Training Council specific to volunteer fire departments.  The propsed entity would be the Georgia Volunteer Fire Service Council and the entity would have rule making authority for all volunteer fire departments in the State of Georgia.
SB 0418 NeutralGeorgia State Indemnification Fund to Pay in Instances of Heart Attack of Public Safety Officer Bruce Thompson
6/15/2020 House Second Readers Public Safety and Homeland Security Public Safety -
Correctional Institutions/Jail Debra Nesbit EMS/Ambulance Fire Services Law Enforcement
Public Safety and Courts
This legisaltions requires that the State Indeminfication Fund pay in instances of a heart attack where a public safety officer resulting in a disability or death.
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