Legislation Sponsored by Jeff Mullis (15)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 3/16/2020

SB 0059 EvaluatingAll Parties Must Consent Prior to Interception of Electronic Communications Jeff Mullis
2/6/2019 Senate Read and Referred -Judiciary -
2019/02/08 Report Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts
The legislation requires that all parties to an electronic communication give prior consent to interception of communication.
SB 0077 NeutralMilitary Monuments - Prohibit their Removal and Increase Penalties for Damaging, Removing Jeff Mullis
4/26/2019 Effective Date Governmental Affairs Government Oversight -
2019/03/08 Report 2019/03/15 Report 2019/03/29 Report General County Government Todd Edwards

This legislation makes it unlawful to mutilate, deface, defile or abuse any publicly owned monument, plaque, statue, marker, flag, banner, structure, name, display or memorial (which is meant to be permanently displayed and is dedicated to a historical entity or historically significant military, religious, civil, civil rights, political, social or cultural event) that is located, erected, constructed, created or maintained on real property owned by local governments or the state of Georgia. SB 77 maintains current law, prohibiting local governments from removing these monuments from public property; however, local governments may relocate a monument when it is necessary for the construction, expansion or alteration of edifices, buildings, roads, streets or other transportation infrastructure, so long as it is relocated to a site of similar prominence (excluding a museum, cemetery or mausoleum, unless the monument was originally placed at such a location).  The bill also increases the penalties on those who damage, destroy or lose a monument (without replacing it).          

SB 0201 NegotiatingEMSC Transparency Bill - Requirement to Open Up EMS Zones Every Five Years Jeff Mullis
2/27/2019 Senate Read and Referred -Ethics -
2019/03/01 Report Debra Nesbit EMS/Ambulance Public Safety and Courts
This legislation sets forth requirements for lobbying disclosures when promoting or opposing any matter before one or more local coordinating entities.  The bill also provides that no person may serve on the local coordinating entity in each health district for the EMSC program more than two years and may only serve as chairperson for one year.  The proposed statute would set forth a new procedure whereby another health district would be the final arbitrator of appeals in any given health district.  The proposal would also require that the local coordinating entity request new proposal from ambulance providers at least every five years.  Additionally, there is new language that requires that each provider comply with safety standards established by the board which may be based on the national safety standards of the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services, and requires additional mandatory monthly reporting regarding calls and response times.
SB 0216 SupportAd Valorem Taxes - Allow Pre-Payment Agreements Jeff Mullis
7/1/2019 Effective Date Ways and Means Finance -
2019/03/01 Report 2019/03/22 Report 2019/03/29 Report Larry Ramsey Property Tax
Revenue & Finance
This bill authorizes local governments to enter into voluntary agreements with taxpayers for the prepayment of taxes. Such agreements would require the consent of the tax commissioner or (for cities) other tax collecting official. This bill also authorizes tax commissioners to conduct tax sales either at their office or such other location as identified in the public notice. A copy of the notice shall also be posted at the courthouse.
SB 0223 EvaluatingControlled Substances; legislative findings; definitions; identification of a standard level of kratom alkoloids and establish recommended dosages; provide Jeff Mullis
2/28/2019 Senate Read and Referred -Health and Human Services -
Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services Public Safety and Courts
SB 0240 EvaluatingIncorporation of Municipal Corporations; no municipal charter shall be enacted where a portion of the proposed corporate boundary was ever part of existing municipality; provide Jeff Mullis
3/5/2020 Senate Read Second Time -State and Local Governmental Operations -
General County Government Todd Edwards
SB 0244 NeutralDade County Water and Sewer Authority; composition; terms of office for members, and vacancies; provide Jeff Mullis
5/6/2019 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Intern 1 Local Legislation
SB 0266 OpposeProhibits Separate Fee for Fire Sprinkler Protection Jeff Mullis
3/26/2019 Senate Read and Referred -Government Oversight -
Kathleen Bowen Nat. Res. & the Environment Preemption Water Quantity
This legislation prohibits a public water system from charging a separate fee for water service for fire sprinkler protection systems. 
SB 0289 NeutralMobile Home Permitting and Taxation Jeff Mullis
6/26/2020 House - House Passed/Adopted By Substitute Ways and Means Finance -
2020/01/31 2020/02/07 2020/02/21 Report Larry Ramsey Property Tax
Revenue & Finance
This bill would eliminate the requirement for mobile home owners to obtain a permit and display a decal on their mobile homes. As a result, county tax assessors would no longer be required to inspect mobile homes for such decals. Mobile homes would remain subject to all property taxes. The bill adds a requirement that no person or company could move/transport a mobile home if any property taxes are unpaid on that mobile home.
SB 0344 SupportAllow Certain Criminal Proceedings to be Conducted by Video Conference Jeff Mullis
6/24/2020 House - House Lost Reconsidered Bill/Resolution Judiciary - Non-Civil Judiciary -
2020/02/07 2020/02/21 Report 2020/03/06 Report 2020/03/13 Report 2020/06/19 Report
Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts
This legislation allows for certain criminal proceedings to be conducted by video conference.  Video conferencing systems must meet certain requirements and proceedings must be open to the public where the judge is presiding.  This bill will greatly reduce the number of transports between state facilities and local courtrooms.
SB 0375 NeutralPenalties for For Selling Vapor Products to Person 21 & Under Jeff Mullis
7/22/2020 Effective Date Ways and Means Regulated Industries and Utilities -
2020/02/21 Report 2020/03/13 Report Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services

This legislation prohibits anyone 21 or under years of age from purchasing vape products.  The bill also makes it a criminal offense for any retailer to sell any vape or tobacco product to a person 21 or under.  Additionally it sets a regulatory framework for vape shops and vape manufacturers.

SB 0436 NeutralNonpartisan Elections - Remove Option for Courts, Schools and Consolidated Governments Jeff Mullis
2/25/2020 Senate Read and Referred -Ethics -
2020/02/28 Report Elections General County Government Todd Edwards
Current law authorizes, if passed by local act, the nonpartisan election of candidates to fill county judicial offices, local boards of education and offices of consolidated governments.  This bill removes the option of having the offices filled via nonpartisan election.  Current local acts authorizing nonpartisan elections remain in effect.  This applies moving forward.   
SB 0441 NeutralIncome Tax Credits - Film and other Productions Jeff Mullis
3/10/2020 Senate Read Second Time -Finance -
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Economic Development Larry Ramsey
This bil would expand the state income tax credit for filming and related productions, including lowering the expenditure threshold to qualify for the credit.
SR 0263 SupportCreation of Senate Emergency Medical Services Study Committee Jeff Mullis
3/4/2020 Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute -Rules -
2019/03/01 Report Debra Nesbit EMS/Ambulance Public Safety and Courts
SR 0264 NeutralCreation of a Joint Emergency Medical Services Study Committee Jeff Mullis
4/2/2019 House Withdrawn, Recommitted Special Rules Rules -
2019/03/01 Report 2019/03/08 Report 2019/03/15 Report 2019/03/22 Report Debra Nesbit
EMS/Ambulance Public Safety and Courts
This legislation creates a joint house and senate study committee to review current procedures regarding EMS services and accreditation.  The committee shall conclude by December 31, 2019 and make recommendations to the legislature.
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