Legislation Sponsored by Brandon Beach (19)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 3/16/2020

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 0082 NeutralNew GDOT Position - Chief Innovation Officer Brandon Beach
2/11/2019 Senate Read and Referred -Science and Technology -
2019/02/15 Report Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen
This legislation authorizes the GDOT Director of Planning to appoint a chief innovation officer who will be responsible for the coordination and development of technology based improvements and solutions to transportation needs.
SB 0101 Evaluating"Coach Safely Act" Brandon Beach
3/12/2020 Senate Tabled -Education and Youth -
Kathleen Bowen Nat. Res. & the Environment
This legislation would require volunteer coaches with youth athletic associations to undergo training to reduce the likelihood of injuries to youth athletes (age 14 or younger) engaged in high risk athletics: including, but not limited to, the sports of football, basketball, baseball, volleyball, soccer, ice or field hockey, cheerleading, and lacrosse.
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 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 0454 OpposeAllow Mobile Food Service Units Without Public Health or Local Approval Brandon Beach
2/28/2020 Senate Read and Referred -Regulated Industries and Utilities -
2020/03/06 Report Debra Nesbit General County Government Health and Human Services
This legislation allows mobile food service units to set up in various locations (parking lots) for meal pickup ordered through a via smart phone or web based service.  There is no permitting or inspections or approval process required.
SB 0455 NeutralElections - Those 17 May Vote in Primary if They are 18 by Election Brandon Beach
2/28/2020 Senate Read and Referred -Ethics -
Elections General County Government Todd Edwards
This legislation allows those who are 17 years of age to vote in a partisan primary for an election if they will be 18 years of age by the time of the election. 
SB 0467 NeutralBona Fide Coin Operated Amusement Machines - Revise State Law Brandon Beach
3/2/2020 Senate Read and Referred -Regulated Industries and Utilities -
General County Government Todd Edwards
This legislation increases, from $50K to $250K, the fine for violations of state law governing the operation of bona fide coin operated amusement machines.  It also make several other revisions to the law, addressing third parties acting on behalf of amusement machine location owners and operators.     
SB 0502 NeutralCity of Woodstock; corporate limits of the city; change Brandon Beach
6/25/2020 House - House Second Readers Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Local Legislation
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 0133 NeutralUrging Atlanta Transit Link (ATL) To Use Technological Innovations Brandon Beach
4/2/2019 Senate Passed/Adopted -Science and Technology -
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen Transit
This resolution urges the Atlanta Transit Link (ATL) to prioritize and encourage the use technological innovation and the development of intelligent transportation systems. 
SR 0184 NeutralGambling - Constitutional Amendment to Authorize Brandon Beach
2/19/2019 Senate Read and Referred -Regulated Industries and Utilities -
General County Government Todd Edwards
This is a constitutional amendment that, if approved by voters, authorizes limited casino gaming (purportedly,  horse racing a parimutuel gambling) in Georgia at licenses destination resort facilities.  It's companion legislation is SB 45.  If passed, the General Assembly could then define and limit these resorts, regulate and license the gambling, and provide for other matters relating to gambling.  The General Assembly could then, by statute, require that the taxes derived from this be used for educational purposes and the regulation of gambling, which may include programs for the prevention and treatment of compulsive and addictive gambling.    
SR 0318 NeutralSenate Commission on Freight, Innovation, and Logistics Brandon Beach
4/2/2019 Senate Passed/Adopted -Rules -
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen Transportation
This resolution creates the Senate Commission on Freight, Innovation, and Logistics.
SR 0319 NeutralRichard L. Tucker Highway; Gwinnett County; dedicate Brandon Beach
3/8/2019 Senate Read and Referred -Transportation -
Local Legislation
SR 0320 NeutralBill Russell Highway; Gwinnett County; dedicate Brandon Beach
3/8/2019 Senate Read and Referred -Transportation -
Local Legislation
SR 0321 NeutralWayne Mason Highway; Gwinnett County; dedicate Brandon Beach
3/8/2019 Senate Read and Referred -Transportation -
Local Legislation
SR 0793 NeutralJoint Private Financing of Infrastructure Study Committee Brandon Beach
6/19/2020 House - House Committee Favorably Reported Governmental Affairs Rules -
2020/02/28 Report 2020/03/13 Report 2020/06/19 Report Econ. Dev. & Transportation General County Government
Kathleen Bowen Revenue & Finance Roads Transportation Funding Utilities
This resolution creates the Joint Private Financing of Infrastructure Study Committee which will be tasked with identifying (and proposing solutions for) any legal or regulatory impediments to the growth of public-private partnerships. ACCG has representation on the study committee composition.  
SR 0948 EvaluatingSenate Coin Operated Amusement Machine Study Committee; create Brandon Beach
6/23/2020 Senate - Senate Read Second Time -Rules -
General County Government Todd Edwards
SR 0956 NeutralPresident Donald J. Trump Highway; Cherokee County; dedicate Brandon Beach
6/15/2020 Senate Read and Referred -Transportation -
Local Legislation
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