Tourism (24)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 5/10/2019

HB 0158 NeutralGambling - Georgia Destination Resort Act Ron Stephens
1/31/2017 House Second Readers Regulated Industries --
2017/02/03-Report Alcohol/Tobacco Business and Occupation Tax District Attorneys Econ. Dev. & Transportation
Economic Development General County Government Georgia Bureau of Investigation Immigration Land Use/Zoning
Public Safety and Courts Retirement Revenue & Finance Todd Edwards Tourism
This legislation, mirroring SB 79, legalizes gambling in Georgia. Two casino licenses will be granted.  One license will be granted within a county having a population of at least 900,000, will be at least a $2 billion investment, located in a convention district and have a hotel with at least 1,000 rooms.  The other license will be granted within a county with at least 450,000 people, be at least a $450 million investment, and located near a convention district.  These casinos can be open 24 hours a day, every day of the year, and will pay a 20-percent tax on gross receipts (70 percent of proceeds go to the HOPE Scholarship and 30 percent will go to a needs-based college scholarship.   
HB 0172 InactiveDahlonega, City of; levy an excise tax Kevin Tanner
5/1/2017 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Hotel Motel Tax Local Legislation Revenue & Finance Tourism
HB 0257 SupportLocal Government Authority Finance Reports Jan Tankersley
7/1/2018 Effective Date Governmental Affairs State and Local Governmental Operations -
2017/02/10 - Report 2017/02/17-Report 2017/02/24 - Report 2017/03/17 - Report 2018/02/02 Report
Auditing/Budget Econ. Dev. & Transportation Economic Development Financing General County Government
Hospital Authority Revenue & Finance Todd Edwards Tourism
This legislation combines the two annual reports (registry and financial reports) that local government authorities and local independent authorities must file annually with the Department of Community Affairs.  Local authorities may not incur debt or credit obligations until they submit the report, though failure to do so will not impact any outstanding debt.          
HB 0354 NeutralGeorgia International and Maritime Trade Center Authority Ron Stephens
5/8/2018 Veto V1 Economic Development & Tourism Economic Development and Tourism -
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Economic Development Larry Ramsey Local Legislation Tourism
This legislation changes the Georgia International and Maritime Trade Center.
HB 0460 InactiveSwainsboro, City of; levy an excise tax Butch Parrish
5/3/2017 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Hotel Motel Tax Local Legislation Revenue & Finance Tourism
HB 0502 NeutralBremen, City of; levy an excise tax Kevin Cooke
3/3/2017 Senate Read and Referred Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Hotel Motel Tax Local Legislation Revenue & Finance Tourism
HB 0504 InactiveWaycross Convention and Visitors Bureau Authority Act; enact Jason Spencer
5/3/2017 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Local Legislation Tourism
HB 0516 NeutralIncrease in "Live-Aboard" Days on Vessels from 90 to 120 Days Jason Spencer
3/3/2017 House Second Readers Natural Resources & Environment --
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen Nat. Res. & the Environment Tourism
This legislation amends the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act of 1970 by increasing the days one could live aboard a vessel from 90 days to 120 days during any calendar year. 
HB 0598 InactiveTrenton, City of; levy an excise tax John Deffenbaugh
5/4/2017 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Hotel Motel Tax Local Legislation Revenue & Finance Tourism
HB 0621 InactiveChamblee, City of; levy an excise tax Tom Taylor
5/4/2017 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Hotel Motel Tax Local Legislation Revenue & Finance Tourism
HB 0921 NeutralCave Spring, City of; levy an excise tax Eddie Lumsden
5/3/2018 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Economic Development Hotel Motel Tax Local Legislation Tourism
HB 0976 NeutralState Gaming Commission Ron Stephens
2/23/2018 House Second Readers Regulated Industries --
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Economic Development Larry Ramsey Tourism
This bill would create the State Gaming Commission, which would be tasked with studying the feasibility of casino gambling and other gaming activities.
HB 0980 NeutralDade County; levy an excise tax John Deffenbaugh
5/8/2018 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Economic Development Hotel Motel Tax Local Legislation Tourism
HB 1038 NeutralGwinnett County; levy an excise tax Scott Hilton
5/8/2018 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Economic Development Hotel Motel Tax Local Legislation Tourism
HB 1046 NeutralFitzgerald, City of; levy an excise tax Clay Pirkle
5/8/2018 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Economic Development Hotel Motel Tax Local Legislation Tourism
HB 1057 NeutralPelham, City of; levy an excise tax Jay Powell
5/8/2018 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Economic Development Hotel Motel Tax Local Legislation Tourism
HB 1076 NeutralMacon-Bibb County; levy an excise tax; authorize Miriam Paris
3/29/2018 House Second Readers Intragovernmental Coordination --
Economic Development Hotel Motel Tax Local Legislation Tourism
HR 0643 NeutralSpaceport: Economic and Natural Resources Impact Study David Knight
3/22/2017 House Second Readers Natural Resources & Environment --
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen Nat. Res. & the Environment Tourism
This legislation recognizes the need to study the impact of a commercial spaceport on Coastal Georgia's economy and natural resources.
HR 1398 SupportShort-Term Rentals - Study Committee Matt Dollar
3/23/2018 House Passed/Adopted Regulated Industries --
2018/03/09 Report Econ. Dev. & Transportation General County Government Hotel Motel Tax Land Use/Zoning
Larry Ramsey Revenue & Finance Tourism
This bill would create a House Study Committee to consider the effects and proper regulation of short-term rentals, such as provided via services like AirBnB.
SB 0079 NeutralGambling - Georgia Destination Resort Act Brandon Beach
1/30/2017 Senate Read and Referred -Regulated Industries and Utilities -
2017/02/03-Report Alcohol/Tobacco Business and Occupation Tax District Attorneys Econ. Dev. & Transportation
Economic Development Forfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add Ons Georgia Bureau of Investigation Land Use/Zoning Public Safety and Courts
Todd Edwards Tourism
This legislation, mirroring HB 158, legalizes gambling in Georgia.  Two casino licenses will be granted.  One license will be granted within a county having a population of at least 900,000, will be at least a $2 billion investment, located in a convention district and have a hotel with at least 1000 guest rooms.  The other license will be granted within a county with at least 250,000 people, be at least a $450 million investment, and located near a convention district. Casinos can be open 24 hours a day, every day of the year, and will pay a 20-percent tax on gross receipts - 70 percent of proceeds go to the HOPE scholarship and 30 percent will go to a needs-based college scholarship.  .  .          
SB 0205 InactivePerry Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Authority; requirements for appointment of members of authority; change Larry Walker
5/2/2017 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Financing Local Legislation Tourism
SB 0412 NeutralCity of Hapeville; levy an excise tax pursuant to subsection (b) of Code Section 48-13-51 of the O.C.G.A.; authorize Nan Orrock
5/3/2018 Act 403 Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Economic Development Hotel Motel Tax Local Legislation Tourism
SB 0477 NeutralCity of Decatur; levy an excise tax pursuant to subsection (b) of Code Section 48-13-51 of the O.C.G.A; authorize the governing authority Elena Parent
5/8/2018 Act 532 Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Economic Development Hotel Motel Tax Local Legislation Tourism
SR 0845 NeutralExpressing Opposition to Oil Exploration and Drilling Off GA Coast Lester Jackson
2/21/2018 Senate Read and Referred -Natural Resources and the Environment -
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Economic Development Kathleen Bowen Nat. Res. & the Environment Tourism
Water Quality
This resolution voices opposition to oil exploration and drilling activities off the Georgia coast. 
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