2019/01/25 Report (8)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 5/5/2023

HB 0030 SupportAmended State Fiscal Year 2019 Budget David Ralston
3/12/2019 Effective Date Appropriations Appropriations -
2019/01/25 Report 2019/02/08 Report 2019/02/22 Report Debra Nesbit
 The Amended Fiscal Year 2019 budget recognizes $435.7 million in additional revenue for a 1.6% increase over the FY 2019 budget passed during the 2018 Special Session. This brings the total appropriation for Amended FY 2019 to $26.9 billion. Please click here for the overview of the Amended 2019 Budget.
HB 0031 SupportState Fiscal Year 2020 Budget David Ralston
5/10/2019 Effective Date Appropriations Appropriations -
2019/01/25 Report 2019/03/01 Report 2019/03/15 Report 2019/03/22 Report 2019/03/29 Report
Debra Nesbit
House Bill 31, the Fiscal Year 2020 budget, is set by a revenue estimate of $27.5 billion, an increase of $1 billion or 3.95% over the FY 2019 original budget. All education agencies receive 55% of available funds, followed by 22% budgeted for health and human services agencies, 8% for public safety activities and the remaining 15% for economic development and general government agencies.  Please click here for an overview of the 2020 Budget.
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.
HR 0047 SupportCreation of House Study Committee on Decriminalization of Traffic Violations Sandra Scott
1/29/2019 House Second Readers Judiciary - Non-Civil --
2019/01/25 Report Debra Nesbit
This legislation creates a House Study Committee on the decriminalization of traffic violations, with the final report due by December 31, 2019.
SB 0019 SupportHigher Education Grants for Public Safety Officers Michael Rhett
1/17/2019 Senate Read and Referred -Higher Education -
2019/01/25 Report Debra Nesbit EMS/Ambulance Fire Services Law Enforcement
Public Safety and Courts Sheriff
This legislation would create a new tuition grant program for public safety officers that have been employed for at least 36 months and are pursuing their first baccalaureate degree.  Public safety officers shall maintain full-time employment as a public safety officer for a period of sic months for each grant payment received.
SB 0029 SupportClarification of Waiver of Immunity for Sheriff's Deputies and Employees in Motor Vehicle Claims Harold Jones
7/1/2019 Effective Date Judiciary Special Judiciary -
2019/01/25 Report 2019/03/01 Report 2019/03/08 Report 2019/03/15 Report 2019/03/22 Report
Debra Nesbit
Senate Bill 29 revises the definition of "officer", as it relates to waiving sovereign immunity for local government entities, to expressly include sheriff, deputy sheriff, or other agent, servant, or employee of a sheriff's office, so that these individuals are protected from liability for official acts particularly in torts involving use of a covered motor vehicle in performance of his or her official duties. 
SB 0030 SupportMilitary Voters - Return Absentee Ballots by Fax or E-mail Kay Kirkpatrick
1/28/2019 Senate Read and Referred -Ethics -
2019/01/25 Report 2019/01/31 Report Todd Edwards
This bill requires the State Election Board to establish procedures whereby military members (eligible to vote under the Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act) can return their absentee ballot via fax or e-mail, in addition to regular mail.  The Board will have to ensure the integrity of these ballots and has until January 1, 2020 to establish this procedure.       
SB 0031 SupportNo Liability for Law Enforcement Officers Performing Duty at the Scene of an Emergency Michael Rhett
7/1/2019 Effective Date Judiciary Public Safety -
2019/01/25 Report 2019/03/01 Report 2019/03/15 Report 2019/03/29 Report Debra Nesbit
Senate Bill 31 states law enforcement officers employed by state or local government are immune from liability for actions taken while performing duties at the scene of an emergency, unless the law enforcement officer's actions constitute gross negligence, willful or wanton misconduct, or malfeasance. Emergencies include imminent danger to life or health of a person or pet, such as the rescuing a person or pet from inside a locked motor vehicle.  
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