Solicitors (16)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 5/10/2019

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 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 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 0458 SupportAllow Automated Speed and Traffic Safety Devices in School Zones without Permit Alan Powell
3/6/2017 Senate Read and Referred Public Safety and Homeland Security Government Oversight -
2017/03/06 - Report Debra Nesbit Econ. Dev. & Transportation Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts
Sheriff Solicitors Traffic Enforcement
This legislation changes the use of radar and automated traffic enforcement safety devices, to allow an agent to operate automated devices without a permit or P.O.S.T. certification in school zones.
HB 0540 InactiveCobb County; State Court; change salaries of certain staff of solicitor-general Albert Reeves
5/3/2017 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Compensation General County Government Local Legislation Public Safety and Courts Solicitors
HB 0635 SupportCreation of At-Risk Adult Protection Investigative/Coordinating Teams in each Judicial Circuit Sharon Cooper
7/1/2018 Effective Date Human Relations and Aging Health and Human Services -
2018/01/12 Report 2018/02/09 Report 2018/03/23 Report Debra Nesbit District Attorneys
Georgia Bureau of Investigation Health and Human Services Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts Solicitors
This legislation amends the Disabled Adults and Elder Persons Protection Act, to require the creation and implementation of at-risk adult protection investigative/coordinating teams in each judicial circuit.  These teams will be formed at the direction of the district attorney and will include local law enforcement, aging services and any other agency as deemed appropriate by the district attorney.
HB 0716 NegotiatingPre-Arrest Diversion for Drug and Mental Health Treatment Act Paulette Rakestraw
1/23/2018 House Second Readers Judiciary - Non-Civil --
2018/01/26 Report Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit District Attorneys Health and Human Services
Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts Solicitors
 This legislation sets forth requirements for local law enforcement to transport any citizen request transportation to a substance abuse treatment programs as well as a number of additional administrative duties. There is no funding or resources available to assist in the provision of the required services.
HB 0978 NeutralUse of Cameras and Automated Devices to Enforce Law Regarding School Buses and Enforcement of Speed Limits in School Zones Chad Nimmer
7/1/2018 Effective Date Public Safety and Homeland Security Public Safety -
2018/03/2 Report 2018/03/23 Report Debra Nesbit Econ. Dev. & Transportation General County Government
Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts Revenue & Finance Solicitors State Court

This legislation allows private companies to place cameras in school zones and enforce civil penalties for speeding in school zones.   The fine is $75 for the first offense and $125 for subsequent offenses with an additional processing fee up to $25 assessed per offense. Additionally, should a local government chose to use cameras in school zones, signs must be placed within the approaching school zone warning drivers of the use of speed detection cameras. Money collected from such fines are to be used by the local governing body only for law enforcement or public safety initiatives. 

This bill also allows private companies to operate and maintain cameras placed on school buses. Additionally, the bill reduces the civil penalty for passing a school bus that has its stop sign activated from $300 to $250. This fine is to be paid to the governing body of the law enforcement agency. 

SB 0045 WatchProhibition of Any Device Used to Film Under or Through a Person's Clothing Larry Walker
3/24/2017 House Withdrawn, Recommitted Judiciary Non-Civil Judiciary -
2017/03/06 - Report 2017/03/24 - Report Correctional Institutions/Jail Debra Nesbit District Attorneys
Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts Solicitors
This legislation makes it a crime to surreptitiously record a person under or through a person's clothing to view their body or undergarments.  There is an exception for law enforcement and prosecutors investigating and prosecuting criminal offenses and retailers that provide surveillance in a customer changing room.
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 0127 NeutralVictim's may Assert Rights When Law is not Followed John Kennedy
5/8/2018 Act 468 Judiciary - Non-Civil Judiciary -
Clerk of Court Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit District Attorneys General County Government
Government Immunity Public Safety and Courts Solicitors State Court Superior Court
This legislation amends the Crime Victim's Bill of Rights to allow a victim to bring to the attention of the court allegations that the law has not been followed.
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.
SB 0154 EvaluatingAdditional Penalties for Assault and Battery Against Public Safety Officer While on Duty Gregory Kirk
3/27/2018 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 0435 NeutralEnforcement of and Use of Cameras in School Zones and on School Buses Brandon Beach
2/23/2018 Senate Read Second Time -Public Safety -
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen Law Enforcement Open Records/Meetings Act Probate Court
Public Safety and Courts Revenue & Finance Roads Solicitors State Court
Traffic Enforcement
This legislation allows cameras to be placed in school zones but prior to the placement of such devices, a permit should be otbained from the Georgia Department of Transportation. A civil penalty for speeding in such zone is $75 for a first violation and $125 for any subsequent violation with an additional processing fee of $25 assessed. Additionally, should a local government chose to use cameras in school zones, signs must be placed within the approaching school zone warning drivers of the use of speed detection cameras. 
 
The bill also reduces the civil penalty for passing a school bus that has its stop sign activated. 
SR 0146 WatchConstitutional Amendment to Provide Certain Rights and Enforcement of those Rights of Victims of Crime John Kennedy
5/8/2018 Act 467 Judiciary - Non-Civil Judiciary -
Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit District Attorneys Government Immunity Health and Human Services
Juveniles Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts Solicitors State Court
Superior Court
This legislation asks the voters to approve an amendment to the Georgia Constitution establishing rights of victims due to an act committed in violation of the criminal or juvenile delinquency laws.
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