Legislation Assigned to the Senate Transportation Committee (31)
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Date of Last Recorded Action: 3/16/2020

HB 0511 NeutralAtlanta-Region Transit Link Authority (ATL): Clean Up Bill Kevin Tanner
1/1/2021 Effective Date Transportation Transportation -
2019/03/01 Report 2019/03/08 Report 2020/03/06 Report Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen
This legislation mainly applies to the Atlanta-region Transit Link Authority (ATL). This bill reassigns the ATL from GRTA to GDOT, revises the election process, and how vacancies are filled for the ATL Board of Directors. Lastly, the bill extends until July 1, 2025 the use of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) used to adjust the excise tax on motor fuel.
HB 0820 NeutralGeorgia Freight Railroad Program Kevin Tanner
1/1/2021 Effective Date Transportation Transportation -
2020/01/31 2020/02/28 Report 2020/06/19 Report Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen
Transportation
This legislation creates a Georgia Freight Railroad Program under the authority of the Georgia Department of Transportation. Subject to appropriations, state funds could be used for the investment in railways and railroad facilities and equipment.
HB 1098 NeutralStreamlined State-wide Strategic Transportation Plan Kasey Carpenter
7/29/2020 Effective Date Transportation Transportation -
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen Transportation
This legislation streamlines the strategic plans the Georgia Department of Transportation has to complete. There will now be one state-wide strategic plan complete as opposed to a separate one to meet a state government requirement and a separate one to meet a federal government requirement. Lastly, the bill extends until July 1, 2025 the use of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) used to adjust the excise tax on motor fuel.
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 0935 SupportGeorgia Commission on Freight and Logistics Kevin Tanner
8/5/2020 Effective Date Transportation Transportation -
2020/01/31 2020/02/07 2020/02/21 Report 2020/06/19 Report Econ. Dev. & Transportation
Kathleen Bowen Transportation
This resolution extends the work of the Georgia Commission on Freight and Logistics for an additional year. The Commission will continue to study solutions for trucking, rail, and air cargo, including reducing the driving risks for truck drivers and other motorists, expanding dedicated lanes for moving freight, and reducing traffic impacts in and out of the ports and around key metropolitan areas. 

Click here to view the 2019 Georgia Commission on Freight and Logistics Report.
SB 0096 NeutralWhistle Post Required at Private Railroad Grade Crossings Randy Robertson
2/13/2019 Senate Read and Referred -Transportation -
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen
This legislation requires each railroad company to erect and maintain a whistle post in advance of an approaching private grade crossing which would notify an engineer of such approaching crossing.
SB 0103 NeutralPriority Airport Parking Spaces for Veterans Gail Davenport
5/10/2019 Veto V11 Transportation Transportation -
2019/02/15 Report 2019/03/29 Report Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen
This legislation requires all publically owned, controlled or operated airports that provide commercial air service to provide at least two priority parking spaces for veterans. 

*Governor Kemp vetoed this legislation. Veto statement can be found here
SB 0131 NeutralGeorgia Major Airport Authority Act Burt Jones
3/28/2019 House Passed/Adopted By Substitute Rules Transportation -
2019/02/22 Report 2019/03/08 Report 2019/03/29 Report Airports Econ. Dev. & Transportation
Kathleen Bowen

This bill named the "Georgia Major Airport Authority Act" creates a state authority to control Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The legislation includes that the for reasons of safety, security, economy and efficiency, the public welfare of this state is best served by having a state authority in place to oversee major airports.

The Senate studied this issue in 2018 and the final report of the Senate Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Operations and Authority Creation Study Committee can be found here

SB 0143 NeutralMARTA Bond Procedures Brandon Beach
2/21/2019 Senate Read and Referred -Transportation -
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen Transit
This legislations relates to procedures, conditions, and limitations on the issuance of bonds for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA).
SB 0159 SupportRegulations for e-Scooters Steve Gooch
6/18/2020 House - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute Transportation Transportation -
2019/02/22 Report 2020/01/31 2020/02/07 2020/06/19 Report Econ. Dev. & Transportation
Kathleen Bowen Transportation
This legislation provides a definition for an electric scooter and maintains local authority over the regulation of the devices. 
SB 0200 WatchGDOT Bid Rejection Appeal Process Steve Gooch
4/2/2019 House Conference Committee Appointed 9th, 135th, 130th Transportation Transportation -
2019/03/29 Report Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen

This legislation requires the Georgia Department of Transportation to create an appeals process for bid rejections.

SB 0217 NeutralGDOT Board: Can Hire Personnel As Needed Brandon Beach
2/28/2019 Senate Read and Referred -Transportation -
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen Transportation
This bill allows the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) Board to hire personnel as needed and requires that the GDOT Director of Government Affairs staff report to the board on legislation affecting the GDOT Board. 
SB 0370 NeutralBroadband Infrastructure - Railroads Determine Usage of Easements Steve Gooch
1/1/2021 Effective Date Transportation Transportation -
2020/02/14 Report 2020/02/21 Report 2020/06/19 Report Broadband General County Government
Todd Edwards
State law was recently changed to authorize owners of electric easements to allow for certain broadband infrastructure to be installed in the easement.  This bill clarifies that, if the easement is located on railroad-owned property, that the railroad determines whether the easement can be used for broadband infrastructure and under what conditions.    
SB 0371 NeutralGeorgia Freight Railroad Program Steve Gooch
1/1/2021 Effective Date Transportation Transportation -
2020/02/07 2020/02/21 Report 2020/02/28 Report 2020/06/19 Report Econ. Dev. & Transportation
Kathleen Bowen Transportation
This legislation creates a Georgia Freight Railroad Program under the authority of the Georgia Department of Transportation. Subject to appropriations, state funds could be used for the investment in railways and railroad facilities and equipment.

Similar legislation, HB 820, has been introduced in the House.   
SR 0024 NeutralHighway Trust Fund Allocation Process Brandon Beach
3/25/2019 Senate Passed/Adopted -Transportation -
2019/03/29 Report Kathleen Bowen
This resolution urges Congress to amend the federal Highway Trust Fund allocation process to allow states to retain 10¢ of the 18.4¢ per gallon motor fuel tax collected for capital infrastructure projects. 
SR 0044 SupportResolution Supporting the Proposed Interstate 14 through GA Ed Harbison
4/2/2019 Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute -Transportation -
2019/02/08 Report 2019/02/15 Report Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen Roads
Transportation
This resolution urges support for Interstate 14, a proposed highway that would run from Interstate 10 in West Texas to Interstate 20 in Augusta, Georgia. Many counties in Middle Georgia have passed resolutions supporting this effort. More information can be found here.
SR 0215 NeutralSPD Patrol Officer Anthony Christie Memorial Interchange; Chatham County; dedicate Ben Watson
2/21/2019 Senate Read and Referred -Transportation -
Local Legislation
SR 0319 NeutralRichard L. Tucker Highway; Gwinnett County; dedicate Brandon Beach
3/8/2019 Senate Read and Referred -Transportation -
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SR 0320 NeutralBill Russell Highway; Gwinnett County; dedicate Brandon Beach
3/8/2019 Senate Read and Referred -Transportation -
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SR 0321 NeutralWayne Mason Highway; Gwinnett County; dedicate Brandon Beach
3/8/2019 Senate Read and Referred -Transportation -
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SR 0334 NeutralJames Chapman Intersection; Lumpkin County; dedicate Steve Gooch
3/13/2019 Senate Read and Referred -Transportation -
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SR 0654 EvaluatingConstitutional Amendment: Use of Motor Fuel Tax Collections Sally Harrell
1/31/2020 Senate Read and Referred -Transportation -
2020/02/07 Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen Transportation Transportation Funding
This proposed constitutional amendment would broaden the use of funds from motor fuel tax collections. Currently, motor fuel tax funds are only allowed for roads and bridges. This legislation would allow motor fuel funds to be used for "any and all public transportation purposes." Public transportation definition includes: roads, bridges, rails, airports, buses, seaports, and all accompanying infrastructure and services necessary to provide access to these public transportation facilities.

A similar resolution has been introduced in the House - HR 910
SR 0858 NeutralCalvin McLarin Memorial Bridge; Fulton County; dedicate Donzella James
3/3/2020 Senate Read and Referred -Transportation -
Local Legislation
SR 0862 NeutralTom Price Intersection; Fulton County; dedicate John Albers
3/3/2020 Senate Read and Referred -Transportation -
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SR 0885 SupportConstitutional Amendment: Allowing State to Bond Airport Projects Tyler Harper
6/15/2020 House Second Readers Appropriations Transportation -
2020/03/06 Report 2020/03/13 Report Airports Financing General County Government
Kathleen Bowen Revenue & Finance
This proposed constitutional amendment would allow the state to incur general obligation debt in order to make loans or grants to local governments and local authorities that own airports for the acquisition, construction, development, extension, enlargement, or improvement of airports.
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