Roads (7)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 3/16/2020

HB 0075 SupportClarify Law on Passing a Stopped School Bus Bill Hitchens
1/30/2019 House Second Readers Public Safety and Homeland Security --
2019/01/31 Report 2019/03/29 Report Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts Roads
Traffic Enforcement
This legislation clarifies when it is illegal to pass a stopped school bus on a divided highway.  This clarification is part of ACCG's 2019 Policy Agenda.  The language of this bill is the same as SB 25.
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.
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1/28/2019 Senate Withdrawn Bill/Res Consideration -Public Safety -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1/28/2019 Withdrawn from consideration in Senate.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 0025 SupportPassing Stopped School Bus Bill Heath
2/15/2019 Effective Date Public Safety and Homeland Security Public Safety -
2019/01/31 Report 2019/02/08 Report 2019/02/15 Report Budget Debra Nesbit
Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts Roads
Senate Bill 25 allows drivers to continue driving past a stopped school bus on a highway with separate roadways only when the roadways are separated by a grass median, unpaved area, or physical barrier when the bus is on the separate roadway.
SB 0496 EvaluatingPreemption - Locals Cannot Discriminate Against Types or Sources of Energy or Fuel. Matt Brass
3/5/2020 Senate Read and Referred -Regulated Industries and Utilities -
2020/03/06 Report Econ. Dev. & Transportation General County Government Preemption Roads
Todd Edwards Utilities
This preemption legislation prohibits any Georgia local government from adopting any policy that prohibits, or has the effect of prohibiting, the connection or reconnection of any utility service based on the type or source of energy or fuel to be delivered to any customer.  Local governments may still choose utility services for the properties they own.  ACCG's policy staff is unaware of any counties having discriminated in such a manner, but is aware that Berkeley, California has enacted a policy banning natural gas in new buildings in order to meet its greenhouse gas reduction goals.  This appears to be a preemptive preemption, making sure this California measure doesn't spread to Georgia.          
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 0793 NeutralJoint Private Financing of Infrastructure Study Committee Brandon Beach
6/19/2020 House - House Committee Favorably Reported Governmental Affairs Rules -
2020/02/28 Report 2020/03/13 Report 2020/06/19 Report Econ. Dev. & Transportation General County Government
Kathleen Bowen Revenue & Finance Roads Transportation Funding Utilities
This resolution creates the Joint Private Financing of Infrastructure Study Committee which will be tasked with identifying (and proposing solutions for) any legal or regulatory impediments to the growth of public-private partnerships. ACCG has representation on the study committee composition.  
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