Legislation Sponsored by Lee Hawkins (5)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 12/4/2023

HB 0138 NeutralSuperior courts; fifth judge of the Northeastern Judicial Circuit; provide Lee Hawkins
1/1/2018 Effective Date Judiciary Judiciary -
Local Legislation Public Safety and Courts Superior Court
HB 0209 NeutralDisabled Veteran Homestead Exemptions Lee Hawkins
1/8/2018 Senate Recommitted Ways & Means Finance -
2017/02/03-Report Larry Ramsey Property Tax Revenue & Finance

This bill entitles a veteran who gets a final determination of disability letter containing a retroactive period of eligibility to get a refund of those ad valorem taxes paid that would otherwise have been exempt had the disabled status been in effect during the retroactive period, up to a maximum of three years under OCGA 48-5-380.

The text of this bill was added to HB 196. 

HB 0518 NeutralCity Franchise Fees on Telecommunications - Change Calculation Lee Hawkins
2/20/2018 House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications --
Business and Occupation Tax Econ. Dev. & Transportation Eminent Domain/Condemnation Franchise Fees General County Government
Preemption Revenue & Finance Roads Telecommunications Todd Edwards
This legislation reduces the rate which the Georgia DOT may charge for the installation of telephone and other communications facilities in its right to $100 per linear mile annually.  Furthermore, it caps the amount of franchise fees a city can charge telephone companies that do not have retail end user customers within its jurisdiction at $100 per linear mile.       
HB 0730 NeutralClermont; Town of; provide for councilmember wards Lee Hawkins
1/1/2019 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Elections Local Legislation
HB 0915 OpposeBodywork Therapists - State Governance and Local Preemptions Lee Hawkins
2/14/2018 House Second Readers Regulated Industries --
2018/02/16 Report Business and Occupation Tax General County Government Health and Human Services Land Use/Zoning
Law Enforcement Preemption Public Safety and Courts Revenue & Finance Todd Edwards
This legislation provides for the statewide definition, regulation and licensure of "bodywork therapists", entailing educational requirements, board governance, human trafficking notification, prohibitions on illicit/prurient practices, etc. on this therapy practice - much like what has been done for massage therapy.  It then preempts local governments from several regulations they can place on bodywork therapists and establishments.  It also prohibits local governments from collecting regulatory fees on, and licensing, bodywork therapists. Please review and let Todd Edwards (tedwards@accg.org) know of any concerns you have with these local preemptions.          
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