Legislation Assigned to the Senate Economic Development and Tourism Committee (4)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 3/16/2020

HB 1008 NeutralResidential Industrial Buildings - Allow to Have Permanent Metal Chassis Joe Campbell
1/1/2021 Effective Date Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Economic Development and Tourism -
2020/02/28 Report 2020/03/06 Report 2020/03/13 Report 2020/06/19 Report Code Enforcement
General County Government Land Use/Zoning Todd Edwards
Current law prohibits "factory built buildings and dwelling units" from having permanent metal chassis.  This bill allows these homes to have permanent metal chassis; however, these homes must still be affixed to a permanent load-bearing foundation.  Please contact Todd Edwards (tedwards@accg.org) if you have any concerns with this bill.   
SB 0045 NeutralPari-mutuel Wagering on Horse Races Authorized in Georgia Brandon Beach
1/13/2020 Senate Recommitted -Economic Development and Tourism -
2019/02/08 Report 2019/02/22 Report 2019/03/01 Report General County Government Todd Edwards
The "Rural Georgia Jobs and Growth Act", authorizes horse racing and parimutuel betting in Georgia.  It will also need a House Resolution (HR 184) and a constitutional amendment ratified by Georgia Voters to take effect.  Betters must be at least 21 years of age and can only do so in one of three licensed "Equestrian Facilities" which may include "convention facilities, attractions, entertainment facilities, service centers and shopping centers" and can be located throughout the state (so long as they are at least 125 miles apart from one-another and there is a minimum $125 million investment; or the facility is within 50 miles of the Atlanta airport and has a minimum $125 investment).  These facilities may operate, and serve alcohol, 24 hours a day.  It is the "intent" of this legislation that the taxes (20 percent of monthly net receipts) generated from wagering machines be used to fund education, health care and rural development.                    
SB 0280 EvaluatingSingle Use Plastic Bag Ban Donzella James
1/15/2020 Senate Read and Referred -Economic Development and Tourism -
2020/01/17 Report Kathleen Bowen Nat. Res. & the Environment
This legislation bans most single-use plastic shopping bags as of January 1, 2021. There are many exempt bags including those that contain uncooked meat, fish or poultry, package bulk items, food sliced or prepared to order, bags that contain a newspaper, trash bags, bags that store food in refrigeration, garment bags, carry-out delivery bags, and bags to carry prescription drugs.  
SB 0322 SupportDevelopment Impact Fees - Optional Exemption for Affordable Housing Frank Ginn
6/24/2020 House - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute Governmental Affairs Economic Development and Tourism -
2020/01/31 2020/02/07 2020/02/21 Report Larry Ramsey Revenue & Finance
This bill would authorize counties and cities to waive development impact fees for developments that provide affordable housing.
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