Legislation Sponsored by Burt Jones (8)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 3/16/2020

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 0136 EvaluatingMagistrate Courts; statutory requirements for officers and the executive committee of the Council of Magistrate Court Judges; remove Burt Jones
2/21/2019 Senate Withdrawn Bill/Res Consideration ---
Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts
SB 0180 OpposeIncrease of Base Salary of Magistrate Judges Burt Jones
2/26/2019 Senate Read and Referred -State and Local Governmental Operations -
2019/03/01 Report Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts
This legislation proposes a 5% increase in the minimum salary of magistrate judges without updating the base with the COLA's that have been awarded since 2006.
SB 0265 NeutralTowaliga Judicial Circuit; allocation of expenses of such supplements to the counties composing such circuit; change method of calculating Burt Jones
3/26/2019 Senate Read and Referred -State and Local Governmental Operations -
Local Legislation
SB 0328 NeutralJackson, City of; levy an excise tax pursuant to subsection (b) of Code Section 48-13-51 of the O.C.G.A.; authorize the governing authority Burt Jones
6/29/2020 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Local Legislation
SB 0342 SupportCreation of a Standards and Training Council for Volunteer Firefighters and Departments Burt Jones
1/1/2021 Effective Date Public Safety and Homeland Security Public Safety -
2020/02/07 2020/02/21 Report 2020/02/28 Report Debra Nesbit Fire Services
Public Safety and Courts
This legislation proposes a replica of the Firefighter and Standards and Training Council specific to volunteer fire departments.  The propsed entity would be the Georgia Volunteer Fire Service Council and the entity would have rule making authority for all volunteer fire departments in the State of Georgia.
SB 0377 NeutralPrivate 3rd Party Plan Review and Inspections Burt Jones
6/30/2020 Effective Date Insurance Insurance and Labor -
2020/06/19 Report Todd Edwards
Last year, HB 493 was signed into law and expanded options for private third parties to perform building plan review and inspections; however, it exempted this review process for hospitals, nursing homes, jails, airports, high rises and buildings that impact national and homeland security.  SB 377 removes these exemptions, allowing third parties to now perform plan reviews and inspections on the above structures.     
SB 0512 NeutralCentral State Hospital Local Redevelopment Authority; members of the authority are appointed; revise Burt Jones
1/1/2021 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Local Legislation
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