Transportation (18)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 3/16/2020

HB 0048 NegotiatingExempt Public Mass Transit Vehicles and School Buses from State Motor Fuel Tax Carl Gilliard
1/30/2019 House Second Readers Ways and Means --
2019/01/31 Report Kathleen Bowen Transit Transportation
This legislation exempts public mass transit vehicles, public school systems (school buses) and public campus transportation systems from the state motor fuel excise tax.
HB 0215 SupportRules of the Road for Electric Assisted Bicycles (E-Bikes) Teri Anulewicz
4/2/2019 House Withdrawn, Recommitted Natural Resources and Environment --
2019/02/15 Report 2019/03/01 Report Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen Transportation

This legislation establishes regulations for electric assisted bicycle, "e-bikes" and defines three classes of e-bikes. E-bikes would follow the same rules of the road as human powered bikes and local governments would have the authority to allow or restrict the use of e-bikes on bicycle paths or shared paths where bicycles are permitted.

For more details, click here for an info sheet prepared by People for Bikes who are in support of the bill.    

*Language from this bill is was included in HB 454 that passed during the 2019 Session.

HB 0383 EvaluatingExempt Low Speed Vehicles and Electric Powered Vehicles From Annual License Fee Josh Bonner
2/22/2019 House Second Readers Transportation --
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen Transportation
This legislation exempts low-speed vehicles and electric powered personal transportation vehicles from the annual fees for the licensing of the operation of vehicles.

HB 0454 SupportRules of the Road for Electric Assisted Bicycles (E-Bikes) Kevin Tanner
7/1/2019 Effective Date Transportation Public Safety -
2019/03/01 Report 2019/03/29 Report Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen Transportation
This legislation started out as providing the legal framework for e-scooters to operate in Georgia. The as passed version just includes language from HB 215, which establishes regulations for electric assisted bicycle, "e-bikes" and defines three classes of e-bikes. E-bikes would follow the same rules of the road as human powered bikes and local governments would have the authority to allow or restrict the use of e-bikes on bicycle paths or shared paths where bicycles are permitted.
HB 0820 NeutralGeorgia Freight Railroad Program Kevin Tanner
1/1/2021 Effective Date Transportation Transportation -
2020/01/31 2020/02/28 Report 2020/06/19 Report Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen
Transportation
This legislation creates a Georgia Freight Railroad Program under the authority of the Georgia Department of Transportation. Subject to appropriations, state funds could be used for the investment in railways and railroad facilities and equipment.
HB 1098 NeutralStreamlined State-wide Strategic Transportation Plan Kasey Carpenter
7/29/2020 Effective Date Transportation Transportation -
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen Transportation
This legislation streamlines the strategic plans the Georgia Department of Transportation has to complete. There will now be one state-wide strategic plan complete as opposed to a separate one to meet a state government requirement and a separate one to meet a federal government requirement. Lastly, the bill extends until July 1, 2025 the use of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) used to adjust the excise tax on motor fuel.
HR 0037 SupportGeorgia Commission on Freight and Logistics Kevin Tanner
5/7/2019 Effective Date Transportation Transportation -
2019/01/18 Report 2019/01/19 Report 2019/01/25 Report 2019/02/15 Report 2019/02/22 Report
2019/03/29 Report Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen Roads Transportation
This resolution creates a joint House and Senate Commission and is tasked with studying and assessing the freight and logistics infrastructure, investment projects and priorities in Georgia. The commission would consist of 22 members, four of which would be local government officials.
HR 0368 NeutralResolution Supporting the Proposed Interstate 14 through GA Richard Smith
3/21/2019 House Passed/Adopted Transportation --
2019/03/22 Report Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen Transportation
This resolution urges support for Interstate 14, a proposed highway that would run from Interstate 10 in West Texas to Interstate 20 in Augusta, Georgia. Many counties in Middle Georgia have passed resolutions supporting this effort. More information can be found here.
HR 0910 EvaluatingConstitutional Amendment: Use of Motor Fuel Tax Collections Josh McLaurin
1/28/2020 House Second Readers Transportation --
2020/01/31 Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen Transportation Transportation Funding
This proposed constitutional amendment would broaden the use of funds from motor fuel tax collections. Currently, motor fuel tax funds are only allowed for roads and bridges. This legislation would allow motor fuel funds to be used for "any and all public transportation purposes." Public transportation definition includes: roads, bridges, rails, airports, buses, seaports, and all accompanying infrastructure and services necessary to provide access to these public transportation facilities.

A similar resolution has been introduced in the Senate - SR 654.  
HR 0935 SupportGeorgia Commission on Freight and Logistics Kevin Tanner
8/5/2020 Effective Date Transportation Transportation -
2020/01/31 2020/02/07 2020/02/21 Report 2020/06/19 Report Econ. Dev. & Transportation
Kathleen Bowen Transportation
This resolution extends the work of the Georgia Commission on Freight and Logistics for an additional year. The Commission will continue to study solutions for trucking, rail, and air cargo, including reducing the driving risks for truck drivers and other motorists, expanding dedicated lanes for moving freight, and reducing traffic impacts in and out of the ports and around key metropolitan areas. 

Click here to view the 2019 Georgia Commission on Freight and Logistics Report.
SB 0023 EvaluatingTrailers and Semitrailers Restricted Highway Use Donzella James
1/28/2019 Senate Withdrawn Bill/Res Consideration -Public Safety -
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen Roads Transportation
This legislation prohibits the use of trailers or semitrailers on highways unless they are engaged in the pickup or delivery of persons or property or traveling to or from such pickup or delivery.

1/28/2019 Withdrawn from consideration in Senate.
SB 0159 SupportRegulations for e-Scooters Steve Gooch
6/18/2020 House - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute Transportation Transportation -
2019/02/22 Report 2020/01/31 2020/02/07 2020/06/19 Report Econ. Dev. & Transportation
Kathleen Bowen Transportation
This legislation provides a definition for an electric scooter and maintains local authority over the regulation of the devices. 
SB 0217 NeutralGDOT Board: Can Hire Personnel As Needed Brandon Beach
2/28/2019 Senate Read and Referred -Transportation -
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen Transportation
This bill allows the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) Board to hire personnel as needed and requires that the GDOT Director of Government Affairs staff report to the board on legislation affecting the GDOT Board. 
SB 0371 NeutralGeorgia Freight Railroad Program Steve Gooch
1/1/2021 Effective Date Transportation Transportation -
2020/02/07 2020/02/21 Report 2020/02/28 Report 2020/06/19 Report Econ. Dev. & Transportation
Kathleen Bowen Transportation
This legislation creates a Georgia Freight Railroad Program under the authority of the Georgia Department of Transportation. Subject to appropriations, state funds could be used for the investment in railways and railroad facilities and equipment.

Similar legislation, HB 820, has been introduced in the House.   
SR 0044 SupportResolution Supporting the Proposed Interstate 14 through GA Ed Harbison
4/2/2019 Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute -Transportation -
2019/02/08 Report 2019/02/15 Report Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen Roads
Transportation
This resolution urges support for Interstate 14, a proposed highway that would run from Interstate 10 in West Texas to Interstate 20 in Augusta, Georgia. Many counties in Middle Georgia have passed resolutions supporting this effort. More information can be found here.
SR 0318 NeutralSenate Commission on Freight, Innovation, and Logistics Brandon Beach
4/2/2019 Senate Passed/Adopted -Rules -
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen Transportation
This resolution creates the Senate Commission on Freight, Innovation, and Logistics.
SR 0479 SupportSenate Study Committee: E-Scooters and Other Innovative Mobility Options Steve Gooch
4/2/2019 Senate Passed/Adopted ---
2019/03/29 Report Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen Transportation
This resolution creates a Senate Study Committee to review and study e-scooters and other innovative mobility technologies and how local governments, state agencies and universities can work with the companies providing this technology. 
SR 0654 EvaluatingConstitutional Amendment: Use of Motor Fuel Tax Collections Sally Harrell
1/31/2020 Senate Read and Referred -Transportation -
2020/02/07 Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen Transportation Transportation Funding
This proposed constitutional amendment would broaden the use of funds from motor fuel tax collections. Currently, motor fuel tax funds are only allowed for roads and bridges. This legislation would allow motor fuel funds to be used for "any and all public transportation purposes." Public transportation definition includes: roads, bridges, rails, airports, buses, seaports, and all accompanying infrastructure and services necessary to provide access to these public transportation facilities.

A similar resolution has been introduced in the House - HR 910
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