Legislation Sponsored by Don Parsons (5)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 3/16/2020

HB 0100 SupportAuthorization for EMCs to Provide Broadband Services Don Parsons
2/6/2019 House Second Readers Economic Development and Tourism --
Telecommunications Todd Edwards Utilities
This legislation, similar to HB 23 and SB 2, authorizes Georgia's EMCs to provide broadband service.   
HB 0465 NegotiatingWater Customer Bill of Rights Don Parsons
3/4/2020 House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications --
2019/03/01 Report 2020/03/06 Report Kathleen Bowen Nat. Res. & the Environment
This bill, entitled the “Georgia Water Customer Bill of Rights Act”, would create new requirements for public and private water systems. The bill includes specifics on customer service standards, how and when billing should occur and notification requirements regarding termination of service.
HB 0927 NeutralReporting Requirement For Any Spill or Release of Ethylene Oxide Don Parsons
3/13/2020 Senate Read and Referred Natural Resources and Environment Assignments -
2020/02/21 Report 2020/03/06 Report 2020/03/13 Report Air Quality Kathleen Bowen
Nat. Res. & the Environment
This legislation requires any spill or release of ethylene oxide (regardless of the amount) be reported to the Georgia Environmental Protection (EPD) within 24 hours of discovering the release. This information must also be placed on EPD's website. Similar legislation has been introduced in the Senate, SB 426
HB 1052 OpposeSales Tax Exemptions - Telecommunications Equipment Don Parsons
2/28/2020 House Second Readers Ways and Means --
2020/02/28 Report Larry Ramsey Revenue & Finance Sales Tax-Local
This bill would exempt from state and local sales taxes the purchase of equipment used in telecommunications services, including broadband, cable, and other video programming services. Such sales taxes would first be paid, with teh purchaser then seeking a refund via the Department of Revenue. The exemption would be capped at $100 million per year.
HR 1093 SupportHouse Study Committee on Cybersecurity Don Parsons
2/26/2020 House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications --
2020/02/28 Report General County Government Todd Edwards
This resolution establishes the House Study Committee on Cybersecurity to undertake a study of the conditions, needs, issues, and problems related to cybersecurity.  In particular, the study committee will explore any privacy protection requirements related to the collection, processing and sharing of any data from connecting computing devices; methods the state may use to encourage and promote the investment by companies and the public in better internet of things related security measures; and any additional security or privacy concerns that may need to be considered by the state.    
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