Correctional Institutions/Jail (7)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 3/16/2020

HB 0280 EvaluatingProhibit Use of Restraints on Pregnant Inmates During Labor Teri Anulewicz
2/14/2019 House Second Readers Judiciary - Non-Civil --
Correctional Institutions/Jail Debra Nesbit
This legislation prohibits using any type of restraint on a pregnant inmate in labor unless there is a reason to believe the inmate may be a risk of harm to themselves or others.
HB 0403 EvaluatingProhibit Private Corporations from Operating Penal Institutions or Detention Facilities Scott Holcomb
2/22/2019 House Second Readers Public Safety and Homeland Security --
Correctional Institutions/Jail Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts
HB 0475 OpposeMandated Doula Services In Local Jails David Dreyer
2/27/2019 House Second Readers Health and Human Services --
Correctional Institutions/Jail Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts
This legislation requires that all local jails provide doula services (perinatal emotional and physical support during labor and delivery and intermittently during the prenatal period or postpartum) to all inmates during the period of 22nd week of gestation and ending one week after childbirth.  These comprehensive services would be required at the expense of the local taxpayers.
HB 1017 NeutralRevise when Dependents of Public Officers/Employees Qualify for Payment from Georgia State Indemnification Fund Dominic Lariccia
7/1/2020 Effective Date Public Safety and Homeland Security Public Safety -
Correctional Institutions/Jail Debra Nesbit Emergency Management/Preparedness EMS/Ambulance Fire Services
Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts
This legislation provides for benefits to be payable to the guardian of those public officers/employees who suffer organic brain injury.
SB 0006 SupportFelony Offense for Use of Drone to Deliver Contraband to or Photograph Any Correctional Facility Kay Kirkpatrick
7/1/2019 Effective Date Public Safety and Homeland Security Public Safety -
2019/03/22 Report 2019/03/29 Report Correctional Institutions/Jail Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts
Senate Bill 6 makes it unlawful for any person to intentionally use an unmanned aircraft system to deliver to an inmate weapons, liquor, drugs, telecommunications devices, or tobacco products without the authorization of the warden or superintendent or his or her designee. The bill also prohibits the intentional photographing or otherwise recorded images of a place of incarceration through the use of the unmanned aircraft system. There is a provision that allows a person to obtain the warden's or superintendent's authorization for photographing or recording as evidence of a noncriminal intent; however, the failure to receive the prior authorization does not suffice as evidence of a criminal intent. Persons who commit or attempt to commit a violation of this provision are guilty of a felony. Upon a conviction for attempting to deliver or for delivering contraband, the person is sentenced to imprisonment for not less than one nor more than 10 years. A conviction of a violation of the photography provision results in a sentence of imprisonment for not less than one but no more than five years. 
SB 0402 NeutralElimination of OR Bonds (Release on Own Recognizance) Now Unsecured Judicial Release Randy Robertson
1/1/2021 Effective Date Judiciary - Non-Civil Public Safety -
2020/02/28 Report 2020/03/06 Report Correctional Institutions/Jail Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit
Public Safety and Courts Sheriff
This legislation eliminates the ability for judges to set a bond and then release accused on their own recognizance.  The legislation requires conditions for unsecured judicial release and the judge must state the reason for the release.
SB 0418 NeutralGeorgia State Indemnification Fund to Pay in Instances of Heart Attack of Public Safety Officer Bruce Thompson
6/15/2020 House Second Readers Public Safety and Homeland Security Public Safety -
Correctional Institutions/Jail Debra Nesbit EMS/Ambulance Fire Services Law Enforcement
Public Safety and Courts
This legisaltions requires that the State Indeminfication Fund pay in instances of a heart attack where a public safety officer resulting in a disability or death.
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