Legislation Sponsored by Bill Hitchens (6)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 5/10/2019

HB 0405 NeutralGEMHSA to Establish State-wide System for Transport and Distribution During State of Emergency Bill Hitchens
7/1/2017 Effective Date Public Safety and Homeland Security Public Safety -
2017/02/17-Report Debra Nesbit Econ. Dev. & Transportation Emergency Management/Preparedness Law Enforcement
Public Safety and Courts
This legislation requires Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMHSA) to implement a state-wide system for transport and distribution for essentials during a declared start of emergency.  GEMHSA will develop a certification process for businesses and entities that can facilitate transport and distribution of essentials.
HB 0703 SupportCreation of the Governor's Office of Public Safety Support Bill Hitchens
5/7/2018 Act 439 Public Safety and Homeland Security Public Safety -
2018/01/26 Report 2018/02/09 Report 2018/03/16 Report Debra Nesbit Emergency Management/Preparedness
EMS/Ambulance Fire Services Health and Human Services Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts
This legislation creates the Governor's Office of Public Safety Support which will provide peer to peer counseling for public safety officers who experience traumatic events.  This office will be housed within the Department of Public Safety and will be staffed by employees of the department.  The legislation is contingent on funding.
HB 0840 NeutralTax Penalties and Interest - Exemption for Military in Combat Zones Bill Hitchens
7/1/2018 Effective Date Ways and Means Veterans, Military and Homeland Security -
Business and Occupation Tax Larry Ramsey Revenue & Finance
This bill provides an exemption from penalties and interest for failure to timely pay occupation taxes, regulatory fees, administrative fees, or license fees when the default is due to a taxpayer's military service in a combat zone and not due to neglect or disregard for the law. Unpaid taxes and fees would be due within 60 days of the taxpayer's return from overseas military duty.
HB 0867 EvaluatingRevision of Requirements for Transaction of Business of the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council Bill Hitchens
7/1/2018 Effective Date Public Safety and Homeland Security Public Safety -
2018/02/16 Report Debra Nesbit Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts
This legislation changes the required quorum of the Georgia Peace Officer Standards Training Council (P.O.S.T) from seven members to eleven members.
HB 1027 NeutralRincon, City of; corporate limits shall include certain property; provide Bill Hitchens
3/9/2018 House Second Readers Intragovernmental Coordination --
Annexation/Municipalization Local Legislation
HR 1076 NeutralUrging Federal Government to Fund Georgia Ports Bill Hitchens
2/20/2018 House Passed/Adopted Economic Development and Tourism --
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Economic Development Kathleen Bowen Ports Transportation Funding
This resolution urges the federal government to provide funding for Georgia's ports.
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