Insurance (12)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 5/10/2019

HB 0063 NeutralHealth Insurance - Mandatory Commissions for Agents for Certain Policies Shaw Blackmon
1/24/2017 House Second Readers Insurance --
General County Government Health and Human Services Insurance Insurance Larry Ramsey
This legislation requires health insurance providers to pay 4% to 5% of premium to the agents who sell the insurance for smaller employers -- those employing less than 50 individuals. This may affect smaller counties in thier role as employers if those premiums exceed the current agent compensation structure and if those costs are passed along to counties (and employees) in the form of higher premiums.
HB 0064 NeutralHealth Insurance - Mandatory and Non-Discriminatory Commissions to Agents Shaw Blackmon
7/1/2018 Effective Date Insurance Insurance and Labor -
General County Government Health and Human Services Insurance Insurance Larry Ramsey
This bill requires health insurance providers to pay agents selling their insurance a commission and to do so in a non-discriminatory fashion. No specifice commission structure is specified. 
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 0152 NegotiatingWorker's Compensation For Firefighters Diagnosed with Cancer Micah Gravley
3/30/2017 House Withdrawn, Recommitted Industry and Labor --
2017/01/27-Report 2017/02/03-Report Debra Nesbit Fire Services Insurance
Insurance Mandate Personnel/Employment Public Safety and Courts
 This legislation allows worker's compensation benefits for firefighters who are diagnosed with cancer that, upon a preponderance of competent and credible evidence, can prove the cancer was directly related to their duties as a firefighter.
HB 0314 NeutralAgribusiness and Rural Jobs Act James Shaw
3/23/2018 Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute Ways & Means Finance -
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Economic Development Insurance Insurance Larry Ramsey
This legislation enacts the Georgia Agribusiness and Rural Jobs Act. The Act would provide credits against state tax liabilities for certain investments in rural areas (defined as counties of less than 75,000 people).
HB 0737 NeutralCourt Ordered Blood Test for those Arrested who have Significant Exposure to HIV, Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C to Protect Law Enforcement Officers Clay Cox
2/5/2018 House Committee Favorably Reported Public Safety and Homeland Security --
2018/01/26 Report Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services Insurance Insurance
Law Enforcement Personnel/Employment Public Safety and Courts
 This legislation allows law enforcement to request those arrested who have significant exposure to HIV, Hepatitis B, or hepatitis C to have a blood test in order to protect their personal health.  If the arrestee refuses a judge may order the test be administered with the cost to be borne by the officer, arrestee, or the Department of Public Health.  The determination of payment for the test shall be made by the judge issuing the order.
HB 0861 SupportTax Credits - Capital Investments in Rural Areas Craig Gordon
2/12/2018 House Second Readers Insurance --
Agriculture Econ. Dev. & Transportation Economic Development Insurance Insurance
Larry Ramsey Nat. Res. & the Environment
This bill would expand the availability of credits against corporate income taxes and certain state insurance taxes for businesses that make capital investments in small businesses in rural areas.
HB 0996 NeutralCreation of Strategic Integrated Data System by the Georgia Technology Authority Katie Dempsey
3/1/2018 Senate Read and Referred Governmental Affairs Health and Human Services -
Debra Nesbit General County Government Health and Human Services Insurance Insurance
This bill requires all state agencies to report their data to an intergrated data system.
HR 1052 EvaluatingHouse Study Committee on State Health and Retirement Benefits for Sheriff's Deputies Debbie Buckner
2/8/2018 House Second Readers Special Rules --
Debra Nesbit General County Government Insurance Insurance Law Enforcement
Public Safety and Courts Retirement Sheriff
This legislation creates a study committee to explore the possibility of providing state health and retirement benefits.
SB 0277 Evaluating"Consumer Coverage for Emergency Medical Care Act" Michael Williams
3/13/2017 Senate Read and Referred -Insurance and Labor -
Debra Nesbit EMS/Ambulance Health and Human Services Insurance Insurance
This legislation enacts the Consumer Coverage for Emergency Medical Care Act. 
SB 0367 SupportAllows Payment Indemnification Death or Disability Payment to be Awarded to the Estate of Deceased Public Safety/First Responder Gregory Kirk
3/29/2018 Senate Disagreed House Amend or Sub Public Safety and Homeland Security Public Safety -
2018/02/02 Report 2018/02/09 Report 2018/02/16 Report Correctional Institutions/Jail Debra Nesbit
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Emergency Management/Preparedness EMS/Ambulance General County Government Health and Human Services
Insurance Insurance Law Enforcement Personnel/Employment Public Safety and Courts
This legislation allows the payment of death benefits to the estate of a law enforcement officer; firefighter; emergency medical technician, emergency management specialist, state highway employee or prison guard.
SB 0436 NeutralProbate Court Code Modernization Brian Strickland
5/3/2018 Act 405 Judiciary Judiciary -
2018/02/16 Report 2018/02/23 Report 2018/03/09 Report 2018/03/16 Report Clerk of Court
Compensation Debra Nesbit Elections Forfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add Ons Insurance
Insurance Probate Court Public Safety and Courts Sheriff Superior Court
Training
This legislation updates and modernizes the code that governs the operation of probate courts.  The bill also increases the surety bond requirement from $25,000 to $100,000.  Additionally the bill changes the current process of filling a vacancy, from appointment of the associate judge to requiring a special election.
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