Traffic Enforcement (12)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 3/16/2020

HB 0075 SupportClarify Law on Passing a Stopped School Bus Bill Hitchens
1/30/2019 House Second Readers Public Safety and Homeland Security --
2019/01/31 Report 2019/03/29 Report Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts Roads
Traffic Enforcement
This legislation clarifies when it is illegal to pass a stopped school bus on a divided highway.  This clarification is part of ACCG's 2019 Policy Agenda.  The language of this bill is the same as SB 25.
HB 0106 WatchRequire the Department of Driver Services Driver's Manual to Include Best Practices for Traffic Stop Sandra Scott
2/6/2019 House Second Readers Judiciary - Non-Civil --
2019/01/31 Report Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts Traffic Enforcement
This legislation requires the Department of Driver Services to include a chapter in their Driver's Manual that includes best practices for facilitating the safety of all parties during a traffic stop by law enforcement.
HB 0113 NeutralDistracted Driving Prohibit Individuals Under 18 from using Stand-Alone Electronic Devices John Carson
2/25/2020 House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute Public Safety and Homeland Security --
Debra Nesbit Forfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add Ons Public Safety and Courts Traffic Enforcement
This legislation prohibits any individual under the age of 18 from using a stand alone electrtonic device or wireless telecommunications device while driving.  The bill also eliminates the first offense waiver and raises the fine by $50 respectively for first, second and third offenses.  The legislation also requires points to be assessed on driver's license for each offense.  Additionally a $50 surcharge is assessed on each offense with the "intent" that the funds will be used for the Georgia Trauma Commission.
HB 0174 SupportRequirement that License Plates on Vehicles Be Fully Displayed Including all Renewal Stickers David Wilkerson
4/2/2019 House Withdrawn, Recommitted Motor Vehicles --
2019/02/08 Report 2019/03/01 Report Debra Nesbit Traffic Enforcement
This bill requires that all license plates on vehicles be fully displayed at all times with no obstruction of view by tag holders, etc.
HB 0205 WatchDepartment of Driver's Services Must Include Instructions for Best Practices for Safety of all Parties During a Traffic Stop Billy Mitchell
2/11/2019 House Second Readers Public Safety and Homeland Security --
Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts Traffic Enforcement
This legislation requires the Department of Driver Services to include instructions for best practices for facilitating safety for all parties during a traffic stop into their driver's manual.
HB 0799 NeutralAllow Early Reinstatement of Driver's License and Limited Driving Permits for Persons Convicted of Driving While Under the Influence of Drugs Shaw Blackmon
7/29/2020 Effective Date Judiciary - Non-Civil Judiciary -
2020/01/31 2020/02/28 Report Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts Traffic Enforcement
This legislation provides for eligibility of persons convicted of driving while under the influence of prescription drugs (for which they have a prescription) to apply for early license reminstatement and/or a limited driving permit.  Under current law individuals convicted for DUI Drugs are not eligible for a limited driving permit.
HB 0859 NeutralPenalty for Tinting of Motor Vehicle Windshields Clay Pirkle
3/9/2020 Senate Read and Referred Public Safety and Homeland Security Special Judiciary -
2020/02/07 2020/02/28 Report Debra Nesbit Econ. Dev. & Transportation Forfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add Ons
Public Safety and Courts Traffic Enforcement
This legislation sets the maximum penalty for motor vehicles windshield tinting at $25.00.  The bill was amended to prohibit any fees or surcharges being added to the maximum fine.
HB 0895 EvaluatingMaximum Fine for Offense of Failure to Obey a Traffic Control Device Ed Setzler
3/3/2020 House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute Motor Vehicles --
2020/02/07 Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts Traffic Enforcement
This bill sets the maximum fine amount for failure to obey a traffice control device (red light, speeding camera) at $100 with no points assessed to the driver's license.
HB 0903 NeutralIssuance of Traffic Citation to Vehicle Owner in Lieu of Person Operating Vehicle In Certain Situations Matt Dollar
6/20/2020 Senate - Senate Read Second Time Public Safety and Homeland Security Special Judiciary -
2020/02/28 Report 2020/03/06 Report 2020/03/13 Report Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts
Traffic Enforcement
This legislation would allow law enforcement to issue a citation to an owner of vehicle instead of the vehicle operater for violations involving tag decals, if the owner is present.
SB 0063 EvaluatingStandard for Law Enforcement Engagement Vehicular Pursuits Gail Davenport
2/7/2019 Senate Read and Referred -Public Safety -
2019/02/08 Report Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts Traffic Enforcement
This legislation requires that law enforcement must have probably cause to believe that the person being pursued committed or are committing, murder; aggravated battery; kidnapping; false imprisonment; armed robbery; or any offense that creates an immediate threat of death or serious bodily injury to another person.
SB 0208 NeutralRevision to Implied Consent Law for Driving Under the Influence Randy Robertson
6/25/2020 House - House Withdrawn, Recommitted Judiciary - Non-Civil Public Safety -
2019/03/01 Report 2019/03/22 Report 2019/03/29 Report Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts
Traffic Enforcement
This legislation revises the implied consent notice to advise suspects that refusal to submit to blood or urine testing may be used as evidence against them in trial.
SB 0458 OpposeAllow School Safety Officers to Operate Radar for Speed Limit Enforcement Lindsey Tippins
2/28/2020 Senate Read and Referred -Public Safety -
2020/03/06 Report Debra Nesbit Econ. Dev. & Transportation Public Safety and Courts Traffic Enforcement
This legisation allows local school boards to allow school safety officers to run radar within local law enforcement jurisdictions.  
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