Legislation Sponsored by Scot Turner (7)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 5/10/2019

HB 0137 NeutralRestriction of Contingency Fees for Appointed Assistant District Attorneys in Forfeiture Action Scot Turner
3/7/2018 Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute Judiciary Judiciary -
Clerk of Court Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit District Attorneys Forfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add Ons
Public Safety and Courts Revenue & Finance
This legislation prohibits district attorneys from compensating appointed assistant district attorneys on a contingent basis by percentage of assets realized from a forfeiture.
HB 0306 NeutralCherokee County; Board of Education; change compensation of members Scot Turner
1/1/2019 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Compensation General County Government Local Legislation
HB 0505 NeutralCivil Forfeiture Proceedings - Stay Until Conclusion of Criminal Proceedings Scot Turner
3/1/2017 House Second Readers Judiciary --
Civil Procedure Criminal Procedure Forfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add Ons Larry Ramsey Public Safety and Courts
This legislation changes the procedures for civil forfeiture. At present, the courts have the discretion to put on hold any civil forfeiture actions until conclusion of the related criminal proceedings. This legislation would make mandatory that civil forfeitures cannot happen until adjudication of guilt in the related criminal proceedings.
HB 0601 InactiveCity of Holly Springs Community Improvement Districts Act; enact Scot Turner
5/4/2017 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Economic Development Local Legislation Property Tax Revenue & Finance
HB 0641 NegotiatingVoting Machines - Require Permanent Paper Record Scot Turner
1/8/2018 House Second Readers Governmental Affairs --
2018/01/12 Report Auditing/Budget Elections General County Government Todd Edwards
This legislation requires all direct recording electronic (DRE) voting systems purchased on and after July 1, 2017, to be equipped with paper audit records.  ACCG has no concerns if the State of Georgia provides the funding to meet this or other state-required voting equipment upgrades; however, the association opposes unfunded state mandates as one of its guiding principles.       
HB 0680 NegotiatingVoting Machines - Require Ballot Scan Voting Systems Scot Turner
1/19/2018 House Second Readers Governmental Affairs --
Elections General County Government Todd Edwards

This legislation prohibits, effective January 1, 2019, the use of direct recording electronic (DRE) machines for Georgia's primary and general elections.  Instead, elections must be conducted utilizing ballot scan voting systems along with electronic ballot markers - which leave a paper trail of votes cast.  Rather than dictate which specific systems to use the bill spells out specifications which must be met and all systems must be certified by the Secretary of State.  ACCG opposes unfunded state mandates as one of its guiding principles and there are no state appropriations for replacing Georgia's voting equipment in the proposed FY 2017 supplemental or FY 2018 budgets.  Additionally, ACCG has concerns that elections superintendents were neither consulted nor involved in this endeavor; there is not enough time to implement this successfully before the Jan. 2019 deadline; there will likely be challenges with ballot confidentiality and security; and there will likely be ballot transportation and storage issues.  

       
HB 0969 EvaluatingIncrease in Burden of Proof in Civil Forfeiture Proceedings Scot Turner
2/26/2018 House Postponed Judiciary --
2018/02/23 Report Debra Nesbit District Attorneys Forfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add Ons Public Safety and Courts
Revenue & Finance
 This legislation increases the burden of proof from preponderance of evidence to clear and convincing evidence in civil asset forfeiture proceedings.
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