Airports (9)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 5/7/2024

HB 0145 NeutralSales and Use Taxes - Jet Fuel Sales at Qualifying Airport John Carson
3/30/2017 House Withdrawn, Recommitted Ways & Means --
2017/01/27-Report Airports Larry Ramsey Revenue & Finance Sales Tax-Local
This bill provides an exemption from sales tax of jet fuel sales at a "qualifying airport" (defined so as to only include Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport) to the extent such fuel is consumed outside of Georgia. The bill establishes that, for purposes of this exemption, all fuel for intrastate flights is consumed in Georgia, and 55% of fuel for interstate flights is consumed in Georgia. This limited exemption applies only to state sales and use taxes, and not to local sales and use taxes.
HB 0292 InactiveGuns - 2017 Omnibus Bill I Rick Jasperse
5/8/2017 Effective Date Public Safety and Homeland Security Judiciary -
2017/02/10 - Report 2017/03/06 - Report Airports Correctional Institutions/Jail Econ. Dev. & Transportation
Firearms/Carry Laws General County Government Georgia Bureau of Investigation Government Immunity Law Enforcement
Probate Court Probation Public Safety and Courts Sheriff Todd Edwards

HB 292 is this year's omnibus gun bull.  Georgia will recognize carry licenses for those moving here from other states (which have reciprocity laws with Georgia) for 90 days, so long as the person abides by Georgia's laws; probate judges are authorized to provide information on gun safety; DNR must post a link on its Web site for hunting gun safety course information; folks who legally change their name can get a free replacement license (if within 90 days of their license registration); retired law enforcement officers from other states do not need a license.  Any sheriff or retired sheriff, deputy or retired deputy sheriff, member or retired member of the Georgia State Patrol, member of retired member of GBI and retired law enforcement officer can carry a gun into a courthouse, unless the Sheriff providing security for the courthouse provides a lock box and screens out all other weapons by security personnel.                


HB 0757 NeutralTaxicab Regulations Alan Powell
3/27/2018 Senate Tabled Regulated Industries Regulated Industries and Utilities -
Airports Business and Occupation Tax Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen Preemption
Public Safety and Courts Transportation

This legislation clarifyies that if a city of county has a medallion system or “certificate of public necessity and convenience” in place, it is against the law for anyone to operate a taxicab without a medallion. Additonally, taxicab drivers would be required to display within full view of passengers an idientification card that included the name and photo of the operator and the name of company for whom the operator is driving.

This bill also includes the prohibition of the governing authority of any county or city airport from imposing any age limit on vehicles for hire doing business at such airport that is less than eight years measured from the vehicle's year of manufacture, for any vehicle used as a ride share, taxicab, or limousine. Lastly, the bill defines "soft taximeters" and states that that no local government shall have the authority to reject or prohibit the use of soft taximeters.

HB 0821 OpposeTax Revisions - Aviation Fuel Taxes and TAVT Chuck Efstration
2/8/2018 House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute Ways and Means --
2018/02/02 Report 2018/02/09 Report Airports Larry Ramsey Property Tax
Revenue & Finance Sales Tax-Local
This bill is DOR's annual income tax conformity bill. However, it also contains many provisions which affect counties. First, it revises TAVT and provides that no TAVT is collected on replacement titles for vehicles which are not less than 15 years years old. Second, it completely exempts jet fuel from SPLOST, ESPLOST, and single county TSPLOST (and presumably MOSt although it is silent on this point). Third, it partially exempts jet fuel from LOST and MARTA levies and rates in effect on December 30, 1987. Fourth, it redirects local sales and use tax revenue derived from jet fuel to state aviation programs and purposes and allows any excess to be appropriated for other purposes.  ACCG opposes the sales tax exemption for jet fuel, which is estimated to cost local governments up to $21M per year (the vast majority in Clayton County).
SB 0100 NeutralUnlawful to Detain Individual With A Valid Visa From Entering GA Airport or Port Vincent Fort
2/1/2017 Senate Read and Referred -Government Oversight -
Airports Econ. Dev. & Transportation General County Government Immigration Kathleen Bowen
This legislation prohibits detaining any person with a valid visa to enter the United States at any Georgia airport or port.
SB 0276 NeutralLumpkin County Airport Authority; create Steve Gooch
1/29/2018 Act 281 Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Airports Econ. Dev. & Transportation Local Legislation
SB 0379 NeutralGeorgia Major Airport Operations and Management Act Burt Jones
2/1/2018 Senate Read and Referred -Transportation -
Airports Econ. Dev. & Transportation General County Government Kathleen Bowen Procurement
This legislation creates the Georgia Major Airport Operations and Management Board which will oversee any commercial airport owned by a city, county or political subdivision of the state that has in excess of 400,000 takeoffs and landings annually. The legislation in its present form only applies to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport located in Atlanta.  
SR 0227 SupportAviation Fuel Tax - Urge Federal Action Brandon Beach
3/28/2017 Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute -Transportation -
Airports Econ. Dev. & Transportation Larry Ramsey Local Legislation Revenue & Finance
Sales Tax-Local
This legislation encourages each member of the Georgia congressional delegation to intercede with the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation to prevent loss of aviation fuel tax revenue. A 2015 FAA ruling provides that taxes derived from the sale of aviation fuel must be spent for aviation purposes, even in the tax in question is a generally applicable tax. This FAA ruling will impact all counties (and cities) that have within their boundaries an airport that sells aviation fuel.
SR 0882 NeutralHartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Study Committee Burt Jones
3/27/2018 Senate Passed/Adopted -Transportation -
Airports Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen Local Legislation Transportation
Transportation Funding
This resolution creates a study committee to study Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport's operations and possibility of transferring the airport to an authority. 
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