Correctional Institutions/Jail (20)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 5/10/2019

HB 0053 WatchJuvenile Code Jurisdiction for Children Under the Age of 18 Mary Oliver
1/23/2017 House Second Readers Juvenile Justice --
2017/01/13-Report Correctional Institutions/Jail Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services
Juveniles Public Safety and Courts
This legislation increases the age of children who are subject to the jurisdiction of the juvenile court and juvenile facilities from 17 to 18 years, thereby increasing the case loads of the juvenile court and juvenile probation.
HB 0116 NeutralSuperior Court Exclusive Jurisdiction of Juvenile Cases Involving Aggravated Assault Albert Reeves
1/8/2018 Senate Recommitted Judiciary Non-Civil Public Safety -
Correctional Institutions/Jail Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit Firearms/Carry Laws Health and Human Services
Juveniles Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts Superior Court
This legislation gives the superior court exclusive jurisdiction over juveniles charged with aggravated assault with a firearm.  The language of this legislation was added to SB 160 "Back the Badge".
HB 0213 WatchMandatory Minimum Sentence for Drug Offenses Involving Fentanyl Rich Golick
1/8/2018 Senate Recommitted Judiciary Non-Civil Judiciary -
Correctional Institutions/Jail Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts
This legislation adds the sale, manufacture or possession of fentanyl to the list of offenses with a mandatory minimum sentence.
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 0319 SupportIncrease Reimbursement to Counties for Habeas Corpus Proceedings William Werkheiser
7/1/2017 Effective Date Judiciary Judiciary -
2017/02/10 - Report 2017/03/06 - Report 2017/03/17 - Report Correctional Institutions/Jail Debra Nesbit
Public Safety and Courts
This legislation increases the maximum amount that may be reimbursed by the state to the counties for court costs for habeas corpus proceedings at both the trial and appellate levels from $10,000 to $30,000 annually.
HB 0350 NeutralRequirement For Tobacco Product be Prohibited Within Guard Lines of County Correctional Facilities Alan Powell
3/30/2017 House Withdrawn, Recommitted Public Safety and Homeland Security --
Alcohol/Tobacco Correctional Institutions/Jail Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts
This legislation makes it illegal to be under the influence of tobacco while inside the guard lines of a county correction insitution (CI).
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 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 0478 NeutralStrengthen Requirements for Access to Booking Photographs Brian Strickland
2/27/2017 House Second Readers Judiciary Non-Civil --
Correctional Institutions/Jail Debra Nesbit General County Government Law Enforcement Open Records/Meetings Act
Public Safety and Courts
This legislation prohibits law enforcement from providing booking photographs of any who has not been convicted.  It also requires that the requesting party have a Georgia driver's license and physically pick up the copy of the photographs.  
HB 0541 EvaluatingGuns - Prohibit Certain Persons from Owning or Transporting Brian Strickland
3/9/2017 House Second Readers Public Safety and Homeland Security --
Correctional Institutions/Jail Criminal Procedure Econ. Dev. & Transportation Firearms/Carry Laws Health and Human Services
Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts Todd Edwards
This legislation prohibits individuals convicted of [domestic] simple assault, simple battery, battery, or pointing or aiming a gun at another from receiving, possessing or transporting firearms.   
HB 0857 EvaluatingMandates Relating to Housing, Health and Care of Female Inmates David Dreyer
2/12/2018 House Second Readers Public Safety and Homeland Security --
2018/02/09 Report Correctional Institutions/Jail Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts
This legislation mandates that all female inmates have access to feminine hygiene products, medical information regarding menopause and other female health related issues.  The bill also requires that only female custodians may conduct pat down searches on female inmates and that all custodians complete gender sensitivity and trauma training.
SB 0004 SupportEstablish Georgia Mental Health Treatment Task Force Renee Unterman
3/30/2017 House Disagreed Senate Amend or Sub Health & Human Services Health and Human Services -
2017/02/03-Report 2017/02/10 - Report 2017/03/17 - Report Correctional Institutions/Jail Debra Nesbit
Health and Human Services Indigent Health Care Public Safety and Courts
This legislation creates the Georgia Mental Health Treatment Task Force. 
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 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 0176 NeutralCriminal Justice Reform, Required to Provide Notice Via First Class Mail or Postcard for Failure to Appear Prior to Issuing Bench Warrant John Kennedy
7/1/2017 Effective Date Judiciary Non-Civil Judiciary -
Correctional Institutions/Jail Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit Econ. Dev. & Transportation Law Enforcement
Magistrate Court Probate Court Public Safety and Courts State Court Superior Court
Traffic Enforcement
This legislation enacts reforms related to driving privileges recommended by the Georgia Council on Criminal Justice Reform which include a requirement that courts provide notice via first class mail or post card to persons who fail to appear for a court date listed on a uniform traffic citation of another court date and the issuance of a bench warrant.
SB 0233 NeutralReligious Freedom 2017 Marty Harbin
2/22/2017 Senate Read and Referred -Rules -
2017/02/24 - Report Code Enforcement Correctional Institutions/Jail General County Government Land Use/Zoning
Law Enforcement Personnel/Employment Public Safety and Courts Todd Edwards

This legislation applies the Federal Religious Restoration Act to the State of Georgia and counties.  The Federal Religious Restoration Act prohibits the government from substantially burdening a person's exercise of religious unless it is in furtherance of a compelling governmental interest and is the least restrictive means of furthering the compelling governmental interest.  

 

SB 0250 SupportSex Offenders Convicted in Other Countries Require Registration Jeff Mullis
7/1/2017 Effective Date Judiciary Non-Civil Judiciary -
2017/03/24 - Report Clerk of Court Correctional Institutions/Jail Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit
Georgia Bureau of Investigation Immigration Law Enforcement Progressing Legislation Public Safety and Courts
Sex Offender Superior Court
This legislation changes requirements for registration of persons on convicted of a sexual offense in another county to be placed on the Georgia the sexual offender registry. 
SB 0367 SupportAllows Payment Indemnification Death or Disability Payment to be Awarded to the Estate of Deceased Public Safety/First Responder Gregory Kirk
3/29/2018 Senate Disagreed House Amend or Sub Public Safety and Homeland Security Public Safety -
2018/02/02 Report 2018/02/09 Report 2018/02/16 Report Correctional Institutions/Jail Debra Nesbit
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Emergency Management/Preparedness EMS/Ambulance General County Government Health and Human Services
Insurance Insurance Law Enforcement Personnel/Employment Public Safety and Courts
This legislation allows the payment of death benefits to the estate of a law enforcement officer; firefighter; emergency medical technician, emergency management specialist, state highway employee or prison guard.
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