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Date of Last Recorded Action: 5/10/2019

HB 0015 NegotiatingMandatory Electronic Filing for Civil Cases in Superior and State Courts Wendell Willard
3/30/2017 Senate Conference Committee Appointed 46th, 30th, 19th Judiciary Judiciary -
2017/01/27-Report 2017/03/06 - Report 2017/03/17 - Report Civil Procedure Clerk of Court
Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts
This legislation mandates all clerks of superior court accept electronically filed cases by January 1, 2018.  The cost of such filing shall not exceed $7.00.  The bill includes a hardship clause that extends that deadline for six months for counties who need additional time.  An amendment was added to the bill that prohibits the Council of the Superior Court Clerks, any state entity, or governing authority of any local government from keeping any portion of the fee.  NOTE:  This bill has been added to SB 407, the Governor's Criminal Justice Reform Bill.
HB 0076 InactiveClerks of Court - Revisions to Recording Maps, Plats and Plans Rick Jasperse
5/8/2017 Effective Date Judiciary Judiciary -
2017/01/27-Report 2017/02/03-Report 2017/02/10 - Report 2017/03/06 - Report 2017/03/17 - Report
Clerk of Court General County Government Land Use/Zoning Todd Edwards

This is clean up legislation for HB 1004 from the 2016 legislative session.  All maps, plats, plans and condominium plans must now be submitted electronically to the clerk of superior court.  The remainder of the bill was worked out over the interim between counties, cities, surveyors, engineers, architects and the clerks, specifying the format for the submittal of plats and plans, required data for plats, which plats must be certified by land surveyors, and other certification required for plats.  Attempts to add language stating that maps not creating new roads or utilities do not need local approval prior to submittal to the clerk were unsuccessful. 

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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 0120 WatchRevision of Notary Law Andrew Welch
1/26/2017 House Second Readers Judiciary --
Clerk of Court Debra Nesbit Forfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add Ons Public Safety and Courts Sheriff
This law revises the requirements for becoming and performing as a public notary.  
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 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 0197 SupportRequirements for Solicitation Regarding Conveying Real Estate Sam Teasley
7/1/2017 Effective Date Judiciary Judiciary -
Clerk of Court Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts
This legislation requires advertisements for services to obtain copies of deeds, mortgages and liens to include a notification that the advertisement is not a bill or official government document.
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 0368 OpposeMandated Salary Supplement for Superior Court Clerks Barry Fleming
2/16/2017 House Second Readers Judiciary --
2017/02/17-Report Clerk of Court Compensation Debra Nesbit General County Government
Mandate Public Safety and Courts Training

This legislation provides an additional $200 per month supplement to be paid by the county for superior court clerks who complete voluntary training with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government and become a "certified superior court clerk".  Clerk's are mandated to complete this training to become a "certified superior court clerk" upon election under current law that has been in effect since 1998.  All training and reasonable travel expenses are currently the responsibility of the county.  Essentially this is a $200 per month salary increase for superior court clerks.

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 0553 InactiveCobb County; State Court; change salary of chief deputy clerk and clerk; provisions Albert Reeves
5/3/2017 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Clerk of Court Compensation Local Legislation Public Safety and Courts State Court
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 0661 NeutralEnforcement of state tax liens Hugh Williamson
2/20/2018 Effective Date Ways and Means Finance -
Clerk of Court Larry Ramsey Property Tax Revenue & Finance Tax Commissioner
This bill makes substantial revisions to the procedures for transmitting, filing, recording, access to, and territorial effect of tax liens issued by the Department of Revenue. As drafted, it does not affect liens/executions for county or city taxes.
HB 0744 EvaluatingFull-time Students Exempt from Jury Duty Renitta Shannon
1/29/2018 House Second Readers Judiciary --
Civil Procedure Clerk of Court Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts
This legislation allows full-time students an exemption from Jury Duty whether they are on campus or online.
HB 1036 NeutralFulton County; Superior Court; tax parcel identification number be included on documents recorded in real property records; require Charles Martin
5/8/2018 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Clerk of Court Local Legislation Property Tax
SB 0095 InactiveRequire State Agencies to Provide Data Needed at No Cost to Superior Court Clerks to Keep Jury Lists Updated Jesse Stone
5/9/2017 Effective Date Judiciary Judiciary -
2017/02/17-Report Clerk of Court Debra Nesbit Parole Public Safety and Courts
State Court Superior Court
This legislation amends the collection of data for the statewide master jury list.
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 0132 SupportJudicial Council Shall Promulgate Case Disposition Forms for Superior and State Court Blake Tillery
1/1/2018 Effective Date Judiciary Judiciary -
Civil Procedure Clerk of Court Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts State Court
Superior Court
This legislation changes how forms are promulgated for state and superior court to provide a more accurate case count for the determination of the need for additional judgeships.
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 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 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.   
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