2017/01/13-Report (7)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 4/8/2024

HB 0014 InactiveClarification - All Fees Collected By the Sheriff Go To General Fund Jeff Jones
5/1/2017 Effective Date Judiciary Judiciary -
2017/01/13-Report 2017/03/10 - Report Debra Nesbit Forfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add Ons Public Safety and Courts
Revenue & Finance Sheriff
During the 2010 legislative session, a bill was passed and enacted dealing with juries.  Inadvertently, language requiring sheriffs to remit fees collected to the county within 30 days of receipt was deleted from this particular code section.  This legislation simply adds the language back. 
HB 0033 NeutralNo Illegal Immigants or non-Georgians on certain Local Boards or Authorities Brad Raffensperger
1/12/2017 House Second Readers Judiciary --
2017/01/12_TEST 2017/01/12_TEST 2 2017/01/13-Report Econ. Dev. & Transportation Economic Development
General County Government Health and Human Services Hospital Authority Immigration Preemption
Revenue & Finance Todd Edwards

This preemption legislation establishes additional requirements on individuals (other than ex officio or nonvoting members) appointed to county or city boards, commissions or authorities that establish policy, spend public funds, levy taxes or impose or collect fees or charges.  In order to be eligible for such an appointment, the individual must be a U.S. citizen or national, a lawful permanent resident or an alien having lawful status in the U.S.  The individual must also be a legal resident of Georgia, unless he or she resides in another state but owns an interest in business in Georgia or is employed in Georgia.  These qualifications do not apply to active duty members of the armed forces or an immediate family member of an active duty member of the armed forces.  The body making the appointment (i.e., the board of commissioners) is responsible for determining whether an individual meets these qualifications.

HB 0042 InactiveElections - Superintendent Authorized to Correct Minor Ballot Mistake Eddie Lumsden
2/23/2017 Effective Date Governmental Affairs Ethics -
2017/01/13-Report 2017/02/17-Report Elections General County Government Todd Edwards

This legislation allows the election superintendent to correct mistakes or omissions in the printing of official ballots or the programming of the display of the official ballot on the DRE voting equipment for local government candidates.  Currently, said correction must be required by the superior court following an application by an elector.   

HB 0053 WatchJuvenile Code Jurisdiction for Children Under the Age of 18 Mary Oliver
1/23/2017 House Second Readers Juvenile Justice --
2017/01/13-Report Correctional Institutions/Jail Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services
Juveniles Public Safety and Courts
This legislation increases the age of children who are subject to the jurisdiction of the juvenile court and juvenile facilities from 17 to 18 years, thereby increasing the case loads of the juvenile court and juvenile probation.
HB 0054 SupportTax Credits for Donations to Rural Hospitals Geoff Duncan
3/30/2017 House Withdrawn, Recommitted Ways & Means --
2017/01/13-Report Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services Hospital Authority Revenue & Finance
This legislation increases the income tax credit and reporting requirements for donations to rural hospitals.  Increases the total amount available for tax credits to $60 million for FY 17, FY 18 and FY 19.
SB 0013 InactiveJefferson County Hospital Authority; ad valorem tax; provide for a nonbinding advisory referendum Jesse Stone
2/2/2017 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
2017/01/12_TEST 2017/01/12_TEST 2 2017/01/13-Report Health and Human Services Hospital Authority
Local Legislation Property Tax Revenue & Finance
SB 0015 NeutralWeapons License - Expand Eligibility for Free Permit for Law Enforcement Michael Rhett
7/1/2017 Effective Date Judiciary Non-Civil Judiciary -
2017/01/13-Report Firearms/Carry Laws Forfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add Ons General County Government Probate Court
Public Safety and Courts Todd Edwards

This legislation allows certain former law enforcement officers to receive a weapons carry license without having to pay the permit fee.  To be eligible, the individual must have served in law enforcement for at least ten years but left as a result of a disability caused in the line of duty and receives benefits under the Peace Officers' Annuity and Benefit Fund or from a county, city, state, state authority or federal retirement system.

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