Legislation Sponsored by John Albers (10)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 3/16/2020

SB 0015 NeutralKeeping Georgia Schools Safe Act John Albers
5/10/2019 Veto V7 Education Public Safety -
2019/01/18 Report Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts Tax Commissioner
Senate Bill 15 creates the 'Keeping Georgia's Schools Safe Act'. The act requires public schools to conduct site threat assessments by a certified private individual or company or by a government agency. Every public school must conduct a site threat assessment before January 1, 2021 and every five years thereafter. Every public school must submit a school safety plan to the Department of Education after the local law enforcement agency has approved the plan. The Department of Education will post a list of which schools have submitted a school safety plan and which schools have yet to meet this requirement. Additionally, SB 15 streamlines communication efforts between schools and the relevant state intelligence agencies by designating a single individual at each school as the school safety coordinator. The bill requires schools to use and promote a statewide mobile application, the 'See Something Send Something' anonymous app, to report suspicious activity or potential threats. 
SB 0119 NeutralTax Incentives - Require Economic Analysis John Albers
3/28/2019 House Passed/Adopted By Substitute Ways and Means Finance -
2019/02/22 Report 2019/03/01 Report 2019/03/08 Report 2019/03/15 Report 2019/03/29 Report
Larry Ramsey Revenue & Finance
This bill would require an economic analysis of any legislation that would grant or increase a credit or exemption from any tax. As amended in the House, this bill now provides a sales tax exemption for nonprofit organ donation organizations.
SB 0120 SupportGeorgia Tax Credit Business Case Act John Albers
5/10/2019 Veto V12 Ways and Means Finance -
2019/03/29 Report Larry Ramsey Revenue & Finance
This bill allows for up to three economic analyses of existing or propsed laws per year to be conducted by the state auditor upon request of the House Ways and Means Committee Chairman or Senate Finance Committee Chairman. These analyses include 5-year estimates of net change in state revenue, net change in state expenditures (including the cost to administer the law), net change in economic activity, and net change in public benefit. 
SB 0248 EvaluatingGeorgia Firefighters' Pension Fund; monthly dues, tax on premiums and maximum monthly benefit amount payable; increase John Albers
3/10/2020 House Second Readers Retirement Retirement -
2020/03/13 Report Debra Nesbit Fire Services Public Safety and Courts
SB 0249 SupportPeace Officers' Annuity and Benefit Fund Increase Monthly Dues and Amount Collected from Fines John Albers
8/3/2020 Act 551 Retirement Retirement -
2020/02/28 Report 2020/03/06 Report 2020/03/13 Report 2020/06/19 Report Debra Nesbit
Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts

This legislation adds jailers to those in law enforcement eligible to receive benefits from the Peace Officers' Annuity and Benefit Fund (POAB); increases the monthly contribution from members from $20 to $25 per month; increases the amount of benefit from $17.50 per month per years of service to $25.15 per month per years of service, and then to $30 per month per year of service effective january 1, 2021.

The legislation also increases the fine add on to 10% or $10 per bond forfeiture or fine, whichever is greater and provides for an add on for 5% or $5.00 whichever is greater to any pre-trial fee collected. 

SB 0302 SupportEconomic Analysis of Tax Credits and Exemptions John Albers
3/4/2020 House Withdrawn, Recommitted Appropriations Finance -
2020/01/31 2020/02/07 Larry Ramsey Revenue & Finance
This bill would allow the Chairmen of the House Ways & Means Committee and Senate Finance Committee to each request up to five economic analyses per year of existing or proposed tax credits, exemptions, or deductions.
SB 0380 NeutralFulton County; school district ad valorem taxes for educational purposes; new homestead exemption; provide John Albers
2/19/2020 Senate Read and Referred -State and Local Governmental Operations -
Local Legislation
SB 0394 NeutralAuthorize Attorney General to Investigate and Prosecute Certain Crimes John Albers
7/1/2020 Effective Date Judiciary - Non-Civil Public Safety -
2020/03/06 Report 2020/03/13 Report Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts
This legislation grants the attorney general statewide jurisdiction to investigate and prosecuite certain crimes.
SR 0012 EvaluatingUse of ESPLOST to Fund School Safety John Albers
1/16/2019 Senate Read and Referred -Finance -
2019/01/18 Report 2019/01/31 Report Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts
This legislation calls for a state referendum to amend the constitution to authorize school sales tax (ESPLOST) for providing school security projects and to pay for hiring security staff.
SR 0862 NeutralTom Price Intersection; Fulton County; dedicate John Albers
3/3/2020 Senate Read and Referred -Transportation -
Local Legislation
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