2017/03/10 - Report (8)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 5/10/2019

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 0146 NeutralRequirement for Local Governments to Provide Cancer Benefit to All Firefighters Micah Gravley
1/1/2018 Effective Date Insurance State and Local Governmental Operations -
2017/01/27-Report 2017/02/03-Report 2017/02/10 - Report 2017/02/17-Report 2017/03/06 - Report
2017/03/10 - Report 2017/03/17 - Report Debra Nesbit Fire Services General County Government
Insurance Insurance Public Safety and Courts Revenue & Finance
This legislation requires fire departments to purchase insurance coverage on each firefighter to pay claims for cancer diagnosed after serving at least 12 consecutive months as a firefighter in the department if the cancer or treatment makes them unable to perform their firefighter duties.
HB 0181 SupportSales and Use Taxes - Availability of Information to Local Governments Jodi Lott
1/25/2018 Senate Committee Favorably Reported Ways & Means Finance -
2017/02/03-Report 2017/02/24 - Report 2017/03/06 - Report 2017/03/10 - Report 2017/03/24 - Report
2018/01/26 Report Larry Ramsey Revenue & Finance Sales Tax-Local

This bill provides a mechanism by which the governing authority of a county or municipality can access sales and use tax information from the Department of Revenue (DOR). Present law prohibits DOR from disclosing tax information even to other governments. Under the substitute version of this bill, the governing authority appoints a designated officer or official  who can request a report from DOR regarding identifying information on those vendors within that local jurisdiction who are currently remitting sales tax reports (actual sales tax numbers would not be obtainable). The designated officer could additionally request DOR to verify that sales tax receipts from particular vendors are accurately being remitted to the appropriate jurisdiction. The information retains its confidential status and is not subject to the Open Records Act. The information may be discussed by the governing authority in executive session. Disclosure of such confidential information by a local official is punishable as a misdemeanor.

The text of this bill was also added to SB 216. 

HB 0357 SupportBoat Titling Ron Stephens
3/27/2018 Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute Ways & Means Finance -
2017/02/17-Report 2017/03/10 - Report Larry Ramsey Revenue & Finance Sales Tax-Local
Tags/Titles
This bill provides for the titling of boats and vessels. While the original bill proposed limiting total sales tax on boats to $600, that provision has been removed from the substitute bill as passed by the House Ways & Means Committee.
SB 0102 SupportCreate Office of Cardiac Care Within the Department of Public Health Butch Miller
7/1/2017 Effective Date Health & Human Services Health and Human Services -
2017/02/03-Report 2017/03/06 - Report 2017/03/10 - Report Debra Nesbit EMS/Ambulance
Health and Human Services Hospital Authority Public Safety and Courts
This legislation creates the Office of Cardiac Care within the Department of Public Health to establish a program that identifies emergency cardiac care centers to ensure rapid triage, assessment, treatment and transport of patients who experience cardiac arrest, heart attack or complications.
SB 0141 SupportRequire Engineering Evaluation for All Carnival Ride Permits Bruce Thompson
7/1/2017 Effective Date Regulated Industries Regulated Industries and Utilities -
2017/02/10 - Report 2017/03/10 - Report 2017/03/17 - Report Code Enforcement Fire Services
General County Government Kathleen Bowen Public Safety and Courts
This legislation requires the operators the first time they apply for a permit in Georgia to provide an engineering evaluation of carnival rides to the State Fire Marshal prior to the issuance of a permit. 
SR 0152 NeutralJoint Study Committee on Stream Buffers Frank Ginn
3/16/2017 House Passed/Adopted Natural Resources & Environment Natural Resources and the Environment -
2017/02/03-Report 2017/03/06 - Report 2017/03/10 - Report 2017/03/17 - Report Kathleen Bowen
Nat. Res. & the Environment Water Quality
This legislation creates a Joint Study Committee on Stream Buffers in Georgia.
SR 0224 SupportJoint Study Committee on Stormwater Management Fees Frank Ginn
3/16/2017 House Passed/Adopted Natural Resources & Environment Regulated Industries and Utilities -
2017/02/17-Report 2017/03/06 - Report 2017/03/10 - Report 2017/03/17 - Report Forfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add Ons
Kathleen Bowen Nat. Res. & the Environment Revenue & Finance Stormwater Water Quality
Water Quantity

This legislation creates the Joint Study Committee on Stormwater Management Fees. Local governments would have representation on the study committee that would be tasked with reviewing the existing data and current practices relating to storm-water management fees.

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