Legislation Sponsored by Kevin Tanner (11)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 5/10/2019

HB 0160 SupportGeorgia Commission on Transit Governance and Funding Kevin Tanner
1/8/2018 Senate Recommitted Transportation Transportation -
2017/01/27-Report 2017/02/10 - Report 2017/02/17-Report 2017/03/06 - Report Econ. Dev. & Transportation
Kathleen Bowen Transit
This legislation creates the Georgia Commission on Transit Governance and Funding. The commission will study and assess the needs and funding methods for mass transportation for any one or more metropolitan areas in Georgia.
HB 0172 InactiveDahlonega, City of; levy an excise tax Kevin Tanner
5/1/2017 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Hotel Motel Tax Local Legislation Revenue & Finance Tourism
HB 0249 NeutralAdds Death by Overdose to List of Causes of Death Which Law Enforcement Must Provide Notice to the Cornor Kevin Tanner
7/1/2017 Effective Date Judiciary Non-Civil Health and Human Services -
Coroners/Medical Examiners Debra Nesbit General County Government Health and Human Services Open Records/Meetings Act
Public Safety and Courts
This legislation includes death by apparent drug overdose as a suspicious death that law enforcement must report to the coroner and may require investigation by the coroner.
HB 0379 NeutralGeorgia Public Road Authority Act Kevin Tanner
2/17/2017 House Second Readers Transportation --
2017/02/17-Report Econ. Dev. & Transportation Financing General County Government Government Immunity
Kathleen Bowen Procurement Revenue & Finance Roads Transportation
Transportation Funding
This legislation creates the Georgia Public Road Authority, which would have the ability to issue revenue bonds on behalf of counties and municipalities for the construction of local public roads. This Authority would also have the power to issue bonds for “public-private initiatives”.
HB 0481 NeutralDrone Ordinances Kevin Tanner
7/1/2017 Effective Date Transportation Transportation -
2017/03/06 - Report 2017/03/24 - Report Code Enforcement Econ. Dev. & Transportation General County Government
Kathleen Bowen Land Use/Zoning Preemption Public Safety and Courts

This legislation preempts local governments from adopting ordinances regulating the use of drones except for ordinances adopted before April 1, 2017, ordinances that enforce Federal Aviation Administration restrictions or ordinances prohibiting the launch, recovery or intentional landing of drones on county property.

HB 0781 NeutralE-SPLOST - Use for Operating Expenses Kevin Tanner
2/22/2018 House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute Education --
Larry Ramsey Revenue & Finance Sales Tax-Local
This bill revises comprehensively ESPLOST and is contingent upon approval of an enabling constitutional amendment, HR 992. Under these companion pieces of legislation, school systems would be authorized, upon referendum approval, to use up to 50% of ESPLOST revenue for operational expenses.
HB 0930 SupportTransit Governance and Funding Kevin Tanner
5/3/2018 Effective Date Transportation Transportation -
2018/02/16 Report 2018/02/23 Report 2018/03/16 Report 2018/03/2 Report 2018/03/23 Report
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen Revenue & Finance Sales Tax-Local Transportation
Transportation Funding

This bill provides for transit governance and funding options for the Metro Atlanta region (a designated nonattainment area currently consisting of Cherokee, Clayton, Coweta, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Paulding, and Rockdale counties) and the rest of the state. 

The Atlanta-region Transit Link (ATL) Authority is a new regional governing board that will lead the planning and coordination of transit in the Metro Atlanta region and will control state and federal transit funding.

Counties in the Metro Atlanta area would be able to call for a referendum to levy a Transit SPLOST up to 1% (and may be in .05% increments) for up to 30 years.  The county and all qualified municipalities may select transit projects for the county from the regional transit plan. The ATL Authority shall approve or deny any or all projects within a submitted transit project list and the proposed operator of any transit projects.

Lastly, counties outside of Metro Atlanta who partner with a neighboring county have the option to levy up to 1% (and may be in .05% increments) for up to 30 years. Each county planning to participate in the selected transit project or projects shall enter into intergovernmental agreements.  The referendum must pass both counties for the tax to be imposed.

A more detailed analysis of the bill can be found here.  


HB 0952 NeutralDahlonega, City of; filling of vacancies; provide Kevin Tanner
3/1/2018 Senate Read and Referred Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Elections Local Legislation
HR 0686 NeutralLocal Education Funding Study Committee Kevin Tanner
3/30/2017 House Passed/Adopted Education --
Larry Ramsey Revenue & Finance
This legislation creates the House Study Committee on Equitable Local Education Funding. 
HR 0848 SupportHouse Commission on Transit Governance and Funding Kevin Tanner
3/30/2017 House Read and Adopted Rules --
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen Revenue & Finance Transit Transportation Funding

This legislation creates the House Commission on Transit Governance and FundingThe commission will study and assess the needs, funding methods and governance structures for mass transportation for any one or more metropolitan areas in Georgia. Appointments to the commission, made by the Speaker of the House, could include representation from counties that provide mass transportation. 

HR 0992 EvaluatingE-SPLOST - Use for Operational Expenses Kevin Tanner
2/22/2018 House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute Education --
Larry Ramsey Revenue & Finance Sales Tax-Local
This proposed enabling constitutional amendment provides for the comprehensive revision of ESPLOST, allowing for the use by school districts of a portion of ESPLOST proceeds for operational expenses. If approved, it will be implemented by HB 781. This would not affect county SPLOSTs.
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