Legislation Sponsored by Ben Watson (6)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 5/10/2019

SB 0073 NeutralRecorder's Court of Chatham County; chief judge; revise the responsibilities Ben Watson
2/24/2017 House Second Readers Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Local Legislation Magistrate Court Probate Court Public Safety and Courts
SB 0096 NeutralAuthorize Registered Nurses to Make Pronouncement of Death Ben Watson
7/1/2017 Effective Date Health & Human Services Health and Human Services -
2017/03/17 - Report Coroners/Medical Examiners Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services Public Safety and Courts
This legislation allows registered nurses to make a pronouncement of death in nursing homes, assisted living and hospice facilities.
SB 0158 EvaluatingCON Exemption for Freestanding Emergency Services Facilities in Rural Counties Ben Watson
2/14/2017 Senate Read and Referred -Health and Human Services -
2017/02/17-Report Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services Hospital Authority Indigent Health Care
This legislation provides an exemption from the certificate of need (CON) requirements for freestanding emergency services facilities separate and distinct from a hospital, in rural counties served by a single hospital with less than 100 beds.
SB 0298 NeutralCity of Skidaway Island; incorporate Ben Watson
1/8/2018 House Second Readers Governmental Affairs State and Local Governmental Operations -
Annexation/Municipalization General County Government Local Legislation
SB 0395 SupportGeorgia Joint Defense Commission Ben Watson
5/3/2018 Act 399 Economic Development and Tourism Veterans, Military and Homeland Security -
2018/02/16 Report Econ. Dev. & Transportation Economic Development Larry Ramsey
 This bill would create the Georgia Joint Defense Commission, the duties of which would include fostering better cooperation between military installations and surrounding communities, as well as advance planning to address potential impacts to such military installations and communities under the federal Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process.
SB 0397 SupportCounties May Retain Services of Real Estate Broker Ben Watson
5/3/2018 Act 363 Governmental Affairs State and Local Governmental Operations -
General County Government Procurement Todd Edwards
This legislation authorizes cities and counties to retain the services of a licensed real estate broker to assist in the disposition of surplus real property.  The services must be procured by an RFP, to include the minimum broker qualifications and experience.  Said broker must then issue a call or request for sealed bids and publish notice in the legal organ, including a legal description of the real property to be sold; market the disposition of the property; comply with all laws; create a website which posts all information; immediately forward the sealed bids to the local government; is prohibited from working with or aiding a prospective buyer; and must agree upon the sales commission with the county.        
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