Population Acts (4)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 5/13/2022

HB 0419 SupportFireworks - Counties May Limit Hours of Use Deborah Silcox
7/1/2018 Effective Date Regulated Industries Public Safety -
2017/02/24 - Report 2017/03/06 - Report 2017/03/24 - Report 2018/03/23 Report Fireworks
General County Government Local Legislation Population Acts Public Safety and Courts Todd Edwards

This legislation allows cities and counties to regulate the hours of firework usage within their communities on all but seven days of the year via the adoption of a noise ordinance, so long as said ordinance is general and applicable to all manner of sounds and noises.  Before adopting the ordinance, counties must post notice in the legal organ or on their Web site stating the date, time and place of the meeting and informing the public that the ordinance will affect the use of fireworks.  Statewide use remains allowed from 10:00 a.m to 11:59 p.m. on January 1, December 31, July 3 and July 4, the Saturday and Sunday preceding Memorial Day, Labor Day, and from 12:00 midnight to 1:00 a.m. on January 1 annually. On the downside, for counties not adopting an ordinance, fireworks usage extends from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. every day of the year.  Previously, usage was allowed from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.      

HB 0510 NeutralAlcohol - Alter Distance between Sales and Churches/Schools Calvin Smyre
7/1/2017 Effective Date Regulated Industries Regulated Industries and Utilities -
2017/03/24 - Report Alcohol/Tobacco General County Government Land Use/Zoning Population Acts
Public Safety and Courts Todd Edwards
This legislation removes measuring requirements between establishments that sell alcohol and churches and schools in counties with a population between 175,000 and 195,000 in the 1970 census or any future census. Following the 2010 census, Muscogee, Hall and Forsyth counties fall into this population range.  
HB 0770 EvaluatingLaw Library Funding - Delete Provision for Largest Counties Samuel Park
1/31/2018 House Second Readers Judiciary --
2018/02/02 Report Forfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add Ons General County Government Local Legislation Population Acts
Revenue & Finance Todd Edwards
This legislation eliminates a provision in state code stipulating how law library funds are received and distributed in counties having a population of 950,000 or more (Fulton County).  The targeted provision currently requires said funds be paid into the county's general fund to be used for the courts, including maintenance of the law library fund, but there would be no law library fund.     
SB 0366 NegotiatingState Mandated Completion of Salary Surveys for Employees of the Sheriff's Department Steve Gooch
3/23/2018 House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute Appropriations Public Safety -
2018/02/02 Report 2018/02/09 Report 2018/02/16 Report 2018/03/23 Report Compensation
Debra Nesbit General County Government Law Enforcement Personnel/Employment Population Acts
Public Safety and Courts Sheriff
This legislation is based on the report of the Compensation of Police and Sheriff's (COPS) and requires that every county conduct a wage and compensation study once every five years or lose their qualified local government status.  A detailed summary can be found here.
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