Legislation Sponsored by Matt Brass (8)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 3/16/2020

SB 0074 EvaluatingElimination of the Certificate of Need Requirement for all Health Care Facilities Except Long Term Care Facilities Matt Brass
2/8/2019 Senate Read and Referred -Regulated Industries and Utilities -
2019/02/15 Report Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services
This legislation eliminates the certificate of need requirements for hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, etc. with the exception of certain long term care facilities and services.  The bill also provides new reporting requirements for donors and extends the repeal date of the Rural Hospital Tax Credit until December 31, 2024.
SB 0162 NeutralShort Term Rentals - Counties and Cities Cannot Prohibit Entirely Matt Brass
6/25/2020 House - House Withdrawn, Recommitted Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications Regulated Industries and Utilities -
2019/03/08 Report 2019/03/29 Report General County Government Intern 1 Todd Edwards
This legislation allows counties and cities to regulate the occupancy or rental of residences (short term rentals, defined as properties rented for less than 30 consecutive days) within their jurisdictions; however, local governments cannot "prohibit all such occupancies or rentals" within the county or city.        
SB 0177 SupportReapportionment - Conditions on County Submission Matt Brass
7/1/2019 Effective Date Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment Reapportionment and Redistricting -
2019/03/01 Report 2019/03/08 Report 2019/03/15 Report 2019/03/22 Report Elections
General County Government Todd Edwards
This legislation imposes certain conditions on local governments submitting reapportionment plans.  Locals can submit their own plans to the Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment Office, but only if they have the sponsorship of one of their local legislators; or locals can get the Reapportionment Office to draw their plan, also requiring the sponsorship of one of their local legislators.  Otherwise, that office becomes chaotic in terms of whose work gets done, and in what order.  Lastly, if a local government selects to submit its own plan to the Office, it cannot vote to approve such plan prior to the submittal and acceptance of the plan.  The bill also sets conditions on the plans that are to be drawn by third parties.              
SB 0247 NeutralMagistrate Court of Troup County; technology fee for conviction of traffic or ordinance violation; charge Matt Brass
5/6/2019 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Intern 1 Local Legislation
SB 0263 NeutralProbate Court of Troup County; technology fee and uses; charge and specify Matt Brass
5/6/2019 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Local Legislation
SB 0335 EvaluatingChildren and Youth; foster children and foster families; laws and supports; strengthen Matt Brass
6/25/2020 House - House Postponed Juvenile Justice Judiciary -
Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services
SB 0439 NeutralImproved Notice to Foster Preadoptive and Relative Caregivers Matt Brass
1/1/2021 Effective Date Juvenile Justice Judiciary -
2020/03/06 Report Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services Juveniles Public Safety and Courts
This bill provides for enhanced notice requirments in juvenile court proceedings for foster, preadoptive and realtive caregivers.
SB 0496 EvaluatingPreemption - Locals Cannot Discriminate Against Types or Sources of Energy or Fuel. Matt Brass
3/5/2020 Senate Read and Referred -Regulated Industries and Utilities -
2020/03/06 Report Econ. Dev. & Transportation General County Government Preemption Roads
Todd Edwards Utilities
This preemption legislation prohibits any Georgia local government from adopting any policy that prohibits, or has the effect of prohibiting, the connection or reconnection of any utility service based on the type or source of energy or fuel to be delivered to any customer.  Local governments may still choose utility services for the properties they own.  ACCG's policy staff is unaware of any counties having discriminated in such a manner, but is aware that Berkeley, California has enacted a policy banning natural gas in new buildings in order to meet its greenhouse gas reduction goals.  This appears to be a preemptive preemption, making sure this California measure doesn't spread to Georgia.          
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