Legislation Sponsored by David Dreyer (5)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 3/16/2020

HB 0475 OpposeMandated Doula Services In Local Jails David Dreyer
2/27/2019 House Second Readers Health and Human Services --
Correctional Institutions/Jail Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts
This legislation requires that all local jails provide doula services (perinatal emotional and physical support during labor and delivery and intermittently during the prenatal period or postpartum) to all inmates during the period of 22nd week of gestation and ending one week after childbirth.  These comprehensive services would be required at the expense of the local taxpayers.
HB 0612 NeutralHapeville, City of; homestead exemption for residents 65 years or older; provide David Dreyer
4/30/2019 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Intern 2 Local Legislation
HB 0614 NeutralHapeville, City of; increase existing homestead exemption to $15,000.00 David Dreyer
4/30/2019 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Intern 1 Local Legislation
HB 0902 NeutralElections - Cannot Collude with a Foreign Government David Dreyer
2/19/2020 House Second Readers Governmental Affairs --
Elections General County Government Todd Edwards
This bill requires those running for elected office in Georgia to sign an affidavit (during their notice of candidacy), that they have not colluded with, not sought the assistance of, a foreign government to influence the outcome of an election.     
HB 1038 SupportProperty Taxes - Improvements to Commercial Property Assessment David Dreyer
2/28/2020 House Second Readers Ways and Means --
2020/02/28 Report Larry Ramsey Property Tax Revenue & Finance

This bill would make multiple changes to the assessment/valuation of commercial properties, which studies show are significantly undervalued for tax purposes:

  • Tax assessors would be authorized to reassess property that is otherwise subject to the 3-year valuation "freeze" following a tax appeal, if changed market conditions show that the property's value has increased at least 15% over the frozen value, as shown by an income-approach valuation. 
  • For tax appeals on commercially used properties valued above $5 million, the taxpayer would be required to provide a list of property-specific data, including financial statements, real estate appraisals, and an itemized list of personal property and fixtures located on the property.
  • The bill would eliminate the current requirement that property owners be billed at only 85% of the assessed value if an appeal of that assessment is still pending at the time of billing.
  • In cases where the final value determined on appeal is 85% or less than the board of equalization value, the taxpayer's entitlement to the county paying attorney's fees would be limited to 50% of the actual tax savings by the taxpayer, with a maximum award of $30,000. Additionally, no attorney's fees would be awardable if the taxpayer has failed to provide the documentation described above.
  • No properties that are subject to the 3-year valuation freeze could be used as a comparable property in determining another property value. 
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