District Attorneys (22)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 5/10/2019

HB 0034 WatchOpen Proceedings for Board of Pardons and Parole Jesse Petrea
1/12/2017 House Second Readers Public Safety and Homeland Security --
Debra Nesbit District Attorneys General County Government Open Records/Meetings Act Parole
Probation Public Safety and Courts Superior Court
This legislation makes the records relating to the supervision of probationers and parolees open records, as well as makes other changes to the probation and parole system.
HB 0137 NeutralRestriction of Contingency Fees for Appointed Assistant District Attorneys in Forfeiture Action Scot Turner
3/7/2018 Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute Judiciary Judiciary -
Clerk of Court Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit District Attorneys Forfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add Ons
Public Safety and Courts Revenue & Finance
This legislation prohibits district attorneys from compensating appointed assistant district attorneys on a contingent basis by percentage of assets realized from a forfeiture.
HB 0158 NeutralGambling - Georgia Destination Resort Act Ron Stephens
1/31/2017 House Second Readers Regulated Industries --
2017/02/03-Report Alcohol/Tobacco Business and Occupation Tax District Attorneys Econ. Dev. & Transportation
Economic Development General County Government Georgia Bureau of Investigation Immigration Land Use/Zoning
Public Safety and Courts Retirement Revenue & Finance Todd Edwards Tourism
This legislation, mirroring SB 79, legalizes gambling in Georgia. Two casino licenses will be granted.  One license will be granted within a county having a population of at least 900,000, will be at least a $2 billion investment, located in a convention district and have a hotel with at least 1,000 rooms.  The other license will be granted within a county with at least 450,000 people, be at least a $450 million investment, and located near a convention district.  These casinos can be open 24 hours a day, every day of the year, and will pay a 20-percent tax on gross receipts (70 percent of proceeds go to the HOPE Scholarship and 30 percent will go to a needs-based college scholarship.   
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 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 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 0578 NeutralAtlanta Judicial Circuit; Superior Court; provide for administration of budget of district attorney; provisions Roger Bruce
3/15/2017 House Second Readers Intragovernmental Coordination --
Auditing/Budget District Attorneys Local Legislation Public Safety and Courts
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 0768 NeutralRevision of Criminal Procedure Regarding Intellectual Disability Claims Scott Hilton
1/31/2018 House Second Readers Judiciary - Non-Civil --
Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit District Attorneys Health and Human Services Public Safety and Courts
This legislation requires the court to conduct a pre-sentence proceeding if the there is claim of intellectual disability by the accused.
HB 0969 EvaluatingIncrease in Burden of Proof in Civil Forfeiture Proceedings Scot Turner
2/26/2018 House Postponed Judiciary --
2018/02/23 Report Debra Nesbit District Attorneys Forfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add Ons Public Safety and Courts
Revenue & Finance
 This legislation increases the burden of proof from preponderance of evidence to clear and convincing evidence in civil asset forfeiture proceedings.
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 0079 NeutralGambling - Georgia Destination Resort Act Brandon Beach
1/30/2017 Senate Read and Referred -Regulated Industries and Utilities -
2017/02/03-Report Alcohol/Tobacco Business and Occupation Tax District Attorneys Econ. Dev. & Transportation
Economic Development Forfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add Ons Georgia Bureau of Investigation Land Use/Zoning Public Safety and Courts
Todd Edwards Tourism
This legislation, mirroring HB 158, legalizes gambling in Georgia.  Two casino licenses will be granted.  One license will be granted within a county having a population of at least 900,000, will be at least a $2 billion investment, located in a convention district and have a hotel with at least 1000 guest rooms.  The other license will be granted within a county with at least 250,000 people, be at least a $450 million investment, and located near a convention district. Casinos can be open 24 hours a day, every day of the year, and will pay a 20-percent tax on gross receipts - 70 percent of proceeds go to the HOPE scholarship and 30 percent will go to a needs-based college scholarship.  .  .          
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 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 0174 NeutralCriminal Justice Reform and Certification Procedures for Veterans and Family Treatment Accountability Courts John Kennedy
7/1/2017 Effective Date Judiciary Non-Civil Judiciary -
Correctional Institutions/Jail Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit District Attorneys Forfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add Ons
General County Government Health and Human Services Indigent Defense Open Records/Meetings Act Parole
Probation Public Safety and Courts Superior Court
This legislation changes the laws regarding use of accountability courts for non-violent felons and provides procedures for the certification of veterans and family drug treatment accountability courts.
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.   
SR 0034 EvaluatingCreation of State-wide Grand Juries Joshua McKoon
1/23/2017 Senate Read and Referred -Judiciary -
Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit District Attorneys Ethics General County Government
Health and Human Services Procurement Public Safety and Courts

This legislation asks the voters to approve an amendment to the Georgia Constitution establishing statewide grand juries.  These grand juries would investigate public officials, government vendors and recipient of goods and services provided by the Department of Community Health.  

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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