Tax Commissioner (4)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 3/16/2020

HB 0399 NeutralDigital License Plates Allowed Jeff Jones
2/22/2019 House Second Readers Motor Vehicles --
2019/02/22 Report Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen Tax Commissioner
This legislation sets standards and procedures for issuing and displaying digital license plates. Individuals would be allowed to submit an application to the county tag office indicating a preference for a digital license plate. A digital license plate provider can collect fees for the license plate hardware and services. Digital license plates would renewed annually and the Department of Revenue would be authorized to develop rules and regulations relating to the digital displays, messaging and personalization of digital license plates.  
HB 0835 NeutralTax Collection - Contracts for Collection of Municipal Taxes Scot Turner
1/30/2020 House Second Readers Ways and Means --
2020/01/31 Larry Ramsey Revenue & Finance Tax Commissioner
In counties with less than 50,000 tax parcels, current law allows the tax commissioner to directly contract with a city to collect city taxes and to receive compensation from the city for those services. This bill would eliminate such direct contracts between tax commissioners and cities, with the result that counties and cities could contract for the tax commissioner to collect city taxes. Such contracts would include compensation from the city to the county to cover the cost of collections. Counties would be authorized to provide additional compensation to the tax commissioner for collection of city taxes. Tax commissioners would be prohibited from receiving compensation directly from the city.
HB 0979 NeutralTax Commissioners - Collection of City Taxes Charles Martin
3/12/2020 House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute Ways and Means --
2020/02/28 Report Larry Ramsey Property Tax Revenue & Finance Tax Commissioner
This bill would provide that county commissioners would determine the compensation payable to tax commissioners for collection of city property taxes. This is the existing law for larger counties; at present for smaller counties, county approval is also required but tax commissioners may separately agree with the city on the amount of their direct compensation for that service.
SB 0015 NeutralKeeping Georgia Schools Safe Act John Albers
5/10/2019 Veto V7 Education Public Safety -
2019/01/18 Report Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts Tax Commissioner
Senate Bill 15 creates the 'Keeping Georgia's Schools Safe Act'. The act requires public schools to conduct site threat assessments by a certified private individual or company or by a government agency. Every public school must conduct a site threat assessment before January 1, 2021 and every five years thereafter. Every public school must submit a school safety plan to the Department of Education after the local law enforcement agency has approved the plan. The Department of Education will post a list of which schools have submitted a school safety plan and which schools have yet to meet this requirement. Additionally, SB 15 streamlines communication efforts between schools and the relevant state intelligence agencies by designating a single individual at each school as the school safety coordinator. The bill requires schools to use and promote a statewide mobile application, the 'See Something Send Something' anonymous app, to report suspicious activity or potential threats. 
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