Probate Court (36)
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Date of Last Recorded Action: 3/22/2019

HB 0081 SupportHospital Authorities and Contractors Intercept Income Tax Returns to Pay Medical Bills Tom McCall
3/1/2018 Senate Read and Referred Ways and Means Finance
2017/01/27-Report 2018/02/23 Report 2018/03/2 Report Clerk of Court Debra Nesbit
Forfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add Ons Health and Human Services Hospital Authority Indigent Health Care Juveniles
Magistrate Court Probate Court Public Safety and Courts Revenue & Finance State Court
Superior Court
This legislation allows health care facilties created, formed or operated on behalf of a hospital authority to intercept tax refunds to pay outstanding medical bills. 
HB 0126 NeutralRestructure of Judicial Qualifications Commission Wendell Willard
7/1/2017 Effective Date Judiciary Judiciary
Debra Nesbit Magistrate Court Probate Court Public Safety and Courts State Court
Superior Court
This legislation changes the provisions governing the Judicial Qualifications Commission.
HB 0159 NeutralAdoption Code Rewrite Albert Reeves
9/1/2018 Effective Date Judiciary Judiciary
Clerk of Court Debra Nesbit Forfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add Ons Health and Human Services Open Records/Meetings Act
Probate Court Public Safety and Courts Sex Offender
This legislation substantially revises and modernizes the adoption laws in Georgia. 
HB 0169 NeutralCharlton County; probate judge; provide nonpartisan elections John Corbett
1/1/2018 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations
Elections General County Government Local Legislation Probate Court Public Safety and Courts
HB 0185 WatchAllow Associate Probate Judges to Also Serve as a Judge Advocate in the Military Christian Coomer
3/27/2018 Senate Tabled Judiciary Judiciary
Debra Nesbit General County Government Personnel/Employment Probate Court Public Safety and Courts
This legislation allows fulltime associate probate court judges to serve as a judge advocate general or other military role in a military reserve.  Under current law, full time associate probate judges are not allowed to practice law outside of his or her role as judge.  
HB 0281 NeutralGeorgia Tenant Victim Protection Act for Victims of Domestic Violence Scott Holcomb
2/9/2017 House Second Readers Judiciary -
Clerk of Court Constables/Marshals Debra Nesbit District Attorneys General County Government
Health and Human Services Juveniles Law Enforcement Magistrate Court Open Records/Meetings Act
Probate Court Public Safety and Courts Sheriff Solicitors State Court
Superior Court
This legislation allows victims of family violence, stalking, harrassment, and sexual assault to terminate their lease with limited penalties. 
HB 0286 NeutralGuns - No License Needed Heath Clark
2/10/2017 House Second Readers Public Safety and Homeland Security -
2017/02/10 - Report Firearms/Carry Laws General County Government Health and Human Services Probate Court
Public Safety and Courts Todd Edwards
This legislation allows those eligible for a Georgia weapons carry license to legally carry a weapon without said license.  All other provisions and restrictions in current law remain the same and local governments may still prohibit weapons carry in government buildings provided there is screening in place by security personnel. Note that folks can still apply for and receive carry licenses if they desire "administrative confirmation of their right" to carry a weapon.            
HB 0292 InactiveGuns - 2017 Omnibus Bill I Rick Jasperse
5/8/2017 Effective Date Public Safety and Homeland Security Judiciary
2017/02/10 - Report 2017/03/06 - Report Airports Correctional Institutions/Jail Econ. Dev. & Transportation
Firearms/Carry Laws General County Government Georgia Bureau of Investigation Government Immunity Law Enforcement
Probate Court Probation Public Safety and Courts Sheriff Todd Edwards

HB 292 is this year's omnibus gun bull.  Georgia will recognize carry licenses for those moving here from other states (which have reciprocity laws with Georgia) for 90 days, so long as the person abides by Georgia's laws; probate judges are authorized to provide information on gun safety; DNR must post a link on its Web site for hunting gun safety course information; folks who legally change their name can get a free replacement license (if within 90 days of their license registration); retired law enforcement officers from other states do not need a license.  Any sheriff or retired sheriff, deputy or retired deputy sheriff, member or retired member of the Georgia State Patrol, member of retired member of GBI and retired law enforcement officer can carry a gun into a courthouse, unless the Sheriff providing security for the courthouse provides a lock box and screens out all other weapons by security personnel.                

 

HB 0334 EvaluatingGuns - Those w Restraining Orders Cannot Get Weapons License Keisha Waites
2/15/2017 House Second Readers Public Safety and Homeland Security -
Criminal Procedure Firearms/Carry Laws General County Government Probate Court Public Safety and Courts
Todd Edwards
This legislation would prohibit individuals against whom a restraining order or protective order has been issued from obtaining a weapons carry permit.
HB 0355 InactiveCobb County; Probate Court; change compensation of chief deputy, assistant chief deputy and executive assistant John Carson
5/2/2017 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations
Compensation General County Government Local Legislation Probate Court Public Safety and Courts
HB 0367 NegotiatingPublic Employees Privacy Protection Brian Strickland
2/16/2017 House Second Readers Judiciary -
2017/02/17-Report Correctional Institutions/Jail Debra Nesbit District Attorneys Econ. Dev. & Transportation
Georgia Bureau of Investigation Juveniles Law Enforcement Magistrate Court Mandate
Nat. Res. & the Environment Open Records/Meetings Act Probate Court Public Safety and Courts Sheriff
Solicitors State Court Superior Court
This legislation allows certain public safety and judicial officials to execute a certificate of redacted information that requires counties to redact the home address and telephone number of the public safety or judicial official and their relatives from the county's website or other Internet access point within the county's control.
HB 0407 InactiveCobb County; Probate Court; change salary of superior court clerk, deputy clerk, executive assistant and executive secretary John Carson
5/2/2017 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations
Clerk of Court General County Government Local Legislation Probate Court Public Safety and Courts
Superior Court
HB 0420 InactiveCobb County; Probate Court; change compensation of judge and clerk Stacey Evans
5/2/2017 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations
Clerk of Court Compensation General County Government Local Legislation Probate Court
Public Safety and Courts
HB 0453 NeutralAdd Chief Magistrate Judge to County Law Library Board David Dreyer
7/1/2017 Effective Date Judiciary Special Judiciary
Clerk of Court Debra Nesbit District Attorneys General County Government Magistrate Court
Probate Court Public Safety and Courts Solicitors Superior Court
This legislation adds the chief magistrate court judge to the county law library board of trustees. 
HB 0557 NeutralClayton County; Probate Court; change compensation of judge Valencia Stovall
5/3/2018 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations
Compensation Local Legislation Probate Court Public Safety and Courts
HB 0572 InactiveChatham County; Recorder's Court; revise responsibilities of chief judge; provisions Ron Stephens
5/4/2017 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations
Local Legislation Probate Court Public Safety and Courts State Court
HB 0573 InactiveCook County; Probate Court; judge shall have jurisdiction to try misdemeanor cases where defendant waives jury trial and pleads guilty; provide Penny Houston
4/20/2017 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations
Local Legislation Probate Court Public Safety and Courts
HB 0630 NeutralIncrease Surety Bond Requirement For Probate Judges Mary Oliver
1/29/2018 House Withdrawn, Recommitted Judiciary -
2018/01/12 Report Clerk of Court Debra Nesbit Elections Probate Court
Public Safety and Courts

This legislation makes several changes and updates to the laws that govern probate courts.  One of those changes is to increase the required surety bond from $25,000 to $100,000. 

HB 0657 NeutralGuns - Unlawful to Provide to a Felon on Probation Jesse Petrea
7/1/2018 Effective Date Public Safety and Homeland Security Judiciary
2018/02/09 Report Firearms/Carry Laws Probate Court Public Safety and Courts Todd Edwards
This legislation makes it a felony to knowingly and intentionally provide a firearm to another person who is on probation as a felony first offender.   
SB 0015 NeutralWeapons License - Expand Eligibility for Free Permit for Law Enforcement Michael Rhett
7/1/2017 Effective Date Judiciary Non-Civil Judiciary
2017/01/13-Report Firearms/Carry Laws Forfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add Ons General County Government Probate Court
Public Safety and Courts Todd Edwards

This legislation allows certain former law enforcement officers to receive a weapons carry license without having to pay the permit fee.  To be eligible, the individual must have served in law enforcement for at least ten years but left as a result of a disability caused in the line of duty and receives benefits under the Peace Officers' Annuity and Benefit Fund or from a county, city, state, state authority or federal retirement system.

SB 0073 NeutralRecorder's Court of Chatham County; chief judge; revise the responsibilities Ben Watson
2/24/2017 House Second Readers Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations
Local Legislation Magistrate Court Probate Court Public Safety and Courts
SB 0091 NeutralGuns - Cannot Sell to Terrorists Steve Henson
1/30/2017 Senate Read and Referred -Public Safety
Firearms/Carry Laws General County Government Open Records/Meetings Act Probate Court Public Safety and Courts
Todd Edwards
This legislation prohibits the sale or transfer of firearms to individuals who are known or suspected terrorists without judicial review.
SB 0099 NeutralJudicial Procedure for Purging Information from NCIC and Change of Definition of Knife in Weapons Carry Statute Elena Parent
3/30/2017 House Withdrawn, Recommitted Judiciary Non-Civil Public Safety
2017/03/06 - Report 2017/03/24 - Report Clerk of Court Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit
District Attorneys Firearms/Carry Laws General County Government Georgia Bureau of Investigation Health and Human Services
Open Records/Meetings Act Probate Court Public Safety and Courts Solicitors
This legislation allows individual's who have been involuntarily hospitalized to have the records purged and not included in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.  This bill was amended to change the definition of Knife in the possession and carrying of a concealed weapon statute from 5 inches to 12 inches.
SB 0136 NeutralGuns - Training Required Emanuel Jones
2/8/2017 Senate Read and Referred -Judiciary
Firearms/Carry Laws General County Government Probate Court Public Safety and Courts Todd Edwards
This legislation requires certain individuals to meet a training requirement in order to obtain a weapons carry license.
SB 0142 SupportAutomated Traffic Safety Devices in School Zones John Kennedy
2/9/2017 Senate Read and Referred -Government Oversight
2017/02/10 - Report Clerk of Court Debra Nesbit General County Government Law Enforcement
Open Records/Meetings Act Probate Court Public Safety and Courts Solicitors State Court
Superior Court Traffic Enforcement
This legislation allows and sets forth guidelines for the use of automatic traffic enforcement safety devices in school zones by local sheriffs and law enforcement.
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