Legislation Sponsored by Donzella James (10)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 3/16/2020

SB 0022 OpposeAbsentee Ballot Privacy and Security Donzella James
1/17/2019 Senate Read and Referred -Ethics -
Elections General County Government Todd Edwards
This legislation requires oath of the elector and any one assisting the elector be placed on a form within the ballot envelope.  While ACCG understands the desire to protect a voter's personal information, this proposal effects the voter's right to cast a secret ballot by requiring them to put a voted ballot directly into an envelope containing the voter's name and personal information.   
SB 0023 EvaluatingTrailers and Semitrailers Restricted Highway Use Donzella James
1/28/2019 Senate Withdrawn Bill/Res Consideration -Public Safety -
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen Roads Transportation
This legislation prohibits the use of trailers or semitrailers on highways unless they are engaged in the pickup or delivery of persons or property or traveling to or from such pickup or delivery.

1/28/2019 Withdrawn from consideration in Senate.
SB 0046 NeutralIncrease Georgia's Minimum Wage Donzella James
2/5/2019 Senate Read and Referred -Insurance and Labor -
General County Government Personnel/Employment Todd Edwards

This legislation increases Georgia's minimum wage from $5.15 per hour to $15 per hour.  Furthermore, starting January 1, 2021 and continuing forward, the minimum wage is adjusted upwards to reflect the increase in the cost of living, if any, determined by the Georgia Department of Labor.       

SB 0280 EvaluatingSingle Use Plastic Bag Ban Donzella James
1/15/2020 Senate Read and Referred -Economic Development and Tourism -
2020/01/17 Report Kathleen Bowen Nat. Res. & the Environment
This legislation bans most single-use plastic shopping bags as of January 1, 2021. There are many exempt bags including those that contain uncooked meat, fish or poultry, package bulk items, food sliced or prepared to order, bags that contain a newspaper, trash bags, bags that store food in refrigeration, garment bags, carry-out delivery bags, and bags to carry prescription drugs.  
SB 0281 NeutralGuns - Restrict Automatic and Semi-automatic Guns and Large Capacity Ammo Clips Donzella James
1/15/2020 Senate Read and Referred -Judiciary -
Firearms/Carry Laws General County Government Todd Edwards
This bill prohibits persons from having in their possession automatic or semi-automatic guns or large capacity magazines unless they are registered with the federal government.  
SB 0350 EvaluatingPublic Property; restrooms in state properties provide feminine hygiene products; require Donzella James
2/28/2020 Senate Read Second Time -State Institutions and Property -
Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services
SB 0494 NeutralCity of South Fulton in Fulton County; ability of the city council to remove the mayor and city council members from office; eliminate Donzella James
3/4/2020 Senate Read and Referred -State and Local Governmental Operations -
Local Legislation
SB 0495 NeutralCity of Union City; ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes; homestead exemption; provide Donzella James
3/4/2020 Senate Read and Referred -State and Local Governmental Operations -
Local Legislation
SR 0858 NeutralCalvin McLarin Memorial Bridge; Fulton County; dedicate Donzella James
3/3/2020 Senate Read and Referred -Transportation -
Local Legislation
SR 0985 NeutralLeroy Johnson Memorial Highway; Fulton County; dedicate Donzella James
6/17/2020 Senate - Senate Read and Referred -Transportation -
Local Legislation
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