Legislation Sponsored by Lee Hawkins (7)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 2/1/2023

HB 0242 NeutralFramework for the Regulation of Massage Therapy Lee Hawkins
5/6/2019 Effective Date Regulated Industries Regulated Industries and Utilities -
2019/02/15 Report 2019/03/01 Report 2019/03/15 Report 2019/03/22 Report 2019/03/29 Report
Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services

HB 242 establishes board certification of massage therapy educational programs, within and outside the state, which meet the standards for training and curriculum set by the rules of the Georgia Board of Massage Therapy. The bill allows the board to request on-site inspections of massage therapy businesses and requires these businesses to continuously maintain liability insurance coverage for bodily injuries and property damages. Further, massage therapy businesses must comply with appropriate advertising. The bill increases fines for non-compliance and unlawful acts.  A provision was added that allows local governments to run criminal background checks on owners and employees.  The massage therapists themselves will undergo a criminal background check through the secretary of state.

HB 0243 OpposeTelecom - Another Attempt to Reduce Local Right of Way Fees - Another State Double Standard Lee Hawkins
2/13/2019 House Second Readers Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications --
2019/02/15 Report Franchise Fees General County Government Todd Edwards

This bill significantly reduces the amount of franchise and other fees that cities may charge for telephone/fiber/video wires running through their jurisdictions.  Ironically, the same limits do not apply to the State Department of Transportation’s rights of way, creating yet another state/local double standard in the administration of fees.  

HB 0296 NeutralHall County; Northeastern Judicial Circuit; revise term of Superior Court Lee Hawkins
7/1/2019 Effective Date Judiciary Judiciary -
Intern 1 Local Legislation
HB 0535 NeutralRegulation of Body Artists and Body Art Studios Lee Hawkins
4/2/2019 House Withdrawn, Recommitted Regulated Industries --
Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services
This legislation requires that body artists and body art studios or tattoo artists be regulated by the Department of Public Health.
HB 0556 EvaluatingPublic utilities and public transportation; limitations on fees that may be charged for installation of telephone facilities; provide Lee Hawkins
3/4/2020 House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications --
General County Government Telecommunications Todd Edwards
HB 0637 NeutralLula Development Authority Act; enact Lee Hawkins
5/6/2019 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Intern 2 Local Legislation
HR 0644 EvaluatingHouse Study Committee on Health Care Reimbursement; create Lee Hawkins
3/25/2019 House Second Readers Special Committee On Access to Quality Health Care --
Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services
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