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Date of Last Recorded Action: 3/22/2019

HB 0014 InactiveClarification - All Fees Collected By the Sheriff Go To General Fund Jeff Jones
5/1/2017 Effective Date Judiciary Judiciary
2017/01/13-Report 2017/03/10 - Report Debra Nesbit Forfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add Ons Public Safety and Courts
Revenue & Finance Sheriff
During the 2010 legislative session, a bill was passed and enacted dealing with juries.  Inadvertently, language requiring sheriffs to remit fees collected to the county within 30 days of receipt was deleted from this particular code section.  This legislation simply adds the language back. 
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 0149 NeutralRequirement for Counties to Use Only GBI Approved Trauma Scene Cleanup Services and Consolidation of Fire Services Alan Powell
3/29/2018 Senate Disagreed House Amend or Sub Public Safety and Homeland Security Public Safety
2017/03/06 - Report 2018/03/16 Report 2018/03/23 Report Business and Occupation Tax Code Enforcement
Coroners/Medical Examiners Debra Nesbit Emergency Management/Preparedness EMS/Ambulance Fire Services
Forfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add Ons Georgia Bureau of Investigation Health and Human Services Law Enforcement Nat. Res. & the Environment
Public Safety and Courts Sheriff Solid Waste
This legislation preempts county and city governments from requiring licenses or permits for trauma scene waste management practitioners or regulated waste transporters.  When hiring a company to cleanup or remove trauma scene waste, counties and cities must hire a company approved by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.  This bill was amended to include S.B. 319 which provides for the Consolidation of all Fire Services into a separate state agency.
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 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 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 0391 SupportAdditional Sites For Safe Place for Newborns David Clark
7/1/2017 Effective Date Juvenile Justice Special Judiciary
Debra Nesbit Fire Services Health and Human Services Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts
Sheriff
This legislation amends the Safe Place for Newborns Act of 2002 by adding police and fire stations to safe place locations.  The bill also allows for reimburse by the Department of Human Resoures for any expenses prior to the department taking possession of the child.
HB 0446 Support9-1-1 Local Government Authority and Increased Revenue for 9-1-1 Centers Alan Powell
3/30/2017 House Withdrawn, Recommitted Energy, Utilities & Telecommunications -
2017/02/24 - Report 911 Debra Nesbit Forfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add Ons General County Government
Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts Revenue & Finance Sheriff
This legislation creates the Local Government 9-1-1 Authority which will provide coordination, planning, enforcement of statutory requirements for the payment of 9-1-1 fees, auditing, and development of best practices and standards for the operation of 9-1-1 Centers.  For a section by section summary click here.  For talking points click here.  Identical legislation dropped in Senate S.B. 222.
HB 0452 NeutralGBI Shall Post on Website Aliens Released From Federal Custody/Measures to Address Domestic Terrorism Jesse Petrea
7/1/2017 Effective Date Public Safety and Homeland Security Public Safety
Correctional Institutions/Jail Debra Nesbit General County Government Georgia Bureau of Investigation Immigration
Public Safety and Courts Sheriff
This legislation requires the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to publicly post on their website information on aliens who are released who are released from federal custody and notify the sheriff's offices within 12 hours.  SB 1 was added to this legislation which sets forth requirements for domestic terrorism.
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 0465 NeutralIndustrial Hemp Commission John Pezold
2/24/2017 House Second Readers Judiciary Non-Civil -
Agriculture Econ. Dev. & Transportation Georgia Bureau of Investigation Health and Human Services Kathleen Bowen
Law Enforcement Nat. Res. & the Environment Public Safety and Courts Sheriff
This legislation creates the Industrial Hemp Commission. This commission will oversee, regulate and promote the research and development of industrial hemp and hemp products in Georgia. 
HB 0558 NeutralClayton County; Superior Court; compensation of sheriff; change provisions Valencia Stovall
5/3/2018 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations
Compensation Local Legislation Public Safety and Courts Sheriff
HB 0859 OpposeCash Payments for Scrap Metal by Secondary Metal Recyclers Robert Gasaway
2/12/2018 House Second Readers Regulated Industries -
2018/02/09 Report Debra Nesbit Nat. Res. & the Environment Public Safety and Courts Sheriff
Solid Waste
This legislation amends the statute to allow for cash payments by secondary metal recyclers up to purchases of $200.00.  Purchases over $200.00 must be paid by check or electronic transfer.
HB 0966 EvaluatingProhibit Juveniles from Appearing in Court in Shackles Mary Oliver
2/22/2018 House Second Readers Juvenile Justice -
Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services Juveniles Public Safety and Courts
Sheriff
This legislation prohibits the shackling of juveniles appearing in court.
HB 1010 NeutralCherokee County; maximum salary amount and authority of the sheriff; provisions Wesley Cantrell
5/8/2018 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations
Compensation Local Legislation Sheriff
HR 1052 EvaluatingHouse Study Committee on State Health and Retirement Benefits for Sheriff's Deputies Debbie Buckner
2/8/2018 House Second Readers Special Rules -
Debra Nesbit General County Government Insurance Insurance Law Enforcement
Public Safety and Courts Retirement Sheriff
This legislation creates a study committee to explore the possibility of providing state health and retirement benefits.
HR 1138 EvaluatingCreation of Excise Tax on Sale of Contact Lenses and Spectacles to Fund Sheriff's Deputy Compensation Al Williams
2/15/2018 House Second Readers Ways and Means -
Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts Revenue & Finance Sales Tax-Local Sheriff
This proposed amendment to the constitution, if ratified in a statewide election, will allow the General Assembly to dedicate the proceeds of any excise tax imposed by general law on prescription contact lenses and spectacles for the purpose of funding wage compensation of deputy sheriffs.
SB 0084 SupportGuns - Authorize Locals to Destroy Unclaimed Firearms Lester Jackson
1/30/2017 Senate Read and Referred -Public Safety
Firearms/Carry Laws Forfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add Ons Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts Sheriff
Todd Edwards
This legislation revises the procedures to dispose of firearms seized by law enforcement.  It allows local law enforcement agencies to destroy the firearm rather than being required to auction it off. 
SB 0150 EvaluatingManadatory Written Agreements Between Local Law Enforcement and Local School Boards Emanuel Jones
2/10/2017 Senate Read and Referred -Education and Youth
2017/02/10 - Report 2017/02/17-Report Debra Nesbit General County Government Juveniles
Law Enforcement Procurement Public Safety and Courts Sheriff
This legislation mandates a written agreement between local law enforcement and local school boards for the procedures and parameters for School Resource Officers provided under contract or MOU, by local law enforcement.
SB 0155 NeutralCreation of the Local Law Enforcement Officer Compensation Commission Gregory Kirk
2/28/2017 House Second Readers Governmental Affairs Public Safety
2017/02/17-Report 2017/03/06 - Report Compensation Debra Nesbit General County Government
Law Enforcement Personnel/Employment Public Safety and Courts Sheriff
This legislation creates the Local Law Enforcement Officer Compensation Commission to be housed within the Department of Administrative Services.  The Commission shall include a CEO of county or municipal corporation law enforcement agency, a sheriff , the Executive Directors of ACCG and GMA, two members of the Senate, and  two members of the House of Representatives, with the DOAS Commissioner serving as the chair.  The commission must meet at least semi-annually and provide on-going review of salaries and benefits using data required to be submitted by governing authorities.
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.   
SB 0222 Inactive9-1-1 Local Government Authority and Increased Revenue for 9-1-1 Centers John Kennedy
5/9/2017 Veto V9 Judiciary Regulated Industries and Utilities
2017/02/24 - Report 2017/03/06 - Report 911 Debra Nesbit Law Enforcement
Public Safety and Courts Revenue & Finance Sheriff
This legislation creates the Local Government 9-1-1 Authority which will provide coordination, planning, enforcement of statutory requirements for the payment of 9-1-1 fees, auditing, and development of best practices and standards for the operation of 9-1-1 Centers.  This legislation also provides parity for 9-1-1 fees assessed on all devices and plans, all will be $1.50 per month or purchase, and eliminates the ability of telephone servcesuppliersi  to bill local governments for cost recovery.  For a section by section summary click here 
SB 0254 EvaluatingMinimum Annual Salary for Sheriff's Deputies and Creation of the Local Law Enforcement Officer Compensation Commission Michael Williams
2/24/2017 Senate Read and Referred -Public Safety
Auditing/Budget Compensation Debra Nesbit General County Government Law Enforcement
Mandate Personnel/Employment Preemption Public Safety and Courts Sheriff
This legislation requires counties to pay all deputies at the same level as the minimum annual salary for troopers of the Georgia State Patrol.  Each year, the deputies must recieve the same cost of living increase as state employees.  The legislation also creates a Local Law Enforcement Compensation Commission to study salaries and benefits of all local law enforcement officers.
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