Legislation Sponsored by Shaw Blackmon (6)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 3/16/2020

HB 0153 NegotiatingRegulatory Fees - Revise Bases for Calculating Shaw Blackmon
3/5/2020 House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute Ways and Means --
2020/03/06 Report Intern 2 Larry Ramsey Revenue & Finance
As amended in committee, this bill would make changes to the methods of calculating regulatory fees. Consistent with current law, local governments would be required to set regulatory fees so as to approximate the cost of the services being provided. This bill would eliminate the options of making that calculation for construction projects based on square footage or construction costs. Local governments would retain the authority to use flat fees or fees based upon hourly rates. The bill also provides that regulatory fees should be used to fund regulatory activities rather than general operations, but specifically provides that no separate accounts would be required for such fees. An earlier version of this bill would have eliminated the option for local governments to levy occupation tax on businesses based on gross receipts.
HB 0365 NegotiatingTaxation of Ride-Sharing Shaw Blackmon
6/26/2020 Senate - Senate Disagreed House Amend or Sub Ways and Means Finance -
2019/02/22 Report 2019/03/01 Report 2019/03/08 Report 2019/03/15 Report 2019/03/22 Report
2019/03/29 Report Larry Ramsey Revenue & Finance
This bill originally addressed several changes to the title ad valorem tax (TAVT), including the TAVT rate and valuation of used cars sold by dealers. The Senate version of this bill completely replaced the above topic, and instead would exempt ride-shares (Uber, Lyft, etc.) from sales taxes and instead impose a 50-cent per ride fee on such rides.
HB 0715 NegotiatingOccupation Tax - Eliminate Gross Receipts Method and "$400 Club" Shaw Blackmon
2/26/2020 House Withdrawn, Recommitted Ways and Means --
2020/02/21 Report 2020/02/28 Report Business and Occupation Tax Larry Ramsey Revenue & Finance
This bill would eliminate the option of local governments to use a business's gross receipts as the basis for calculating occupation tax. The bill would also eliminate the provision that gives many professions the ability to play a flat $400 per professional instead of the normal occupation tax formula. These changes would not become effective until 2025.
HB 0779 SupportTitle Ad Valorem Tax - Change Local Distribution Formula Shaw Blackmon
6/29/2020 Effective Date Ways and Means Finance -
2020/01/17 Report 2020/02/21 Report 2020/02/28 Report 2020/03/13 Report Larry Ramsey
Property Tax Revenue & Finance
 For vehicles registered to an address within city limits, this bill would change the distribution of the local share of title ad valorem taxes (TAVT). The county and city shares would reverse from their current percentages: the county would receive 23% (currently 28%) and the city would receive 28% (currently 23%). The school system would continue to get 49%, unless the city has a municipal school system. In that case, the city would get 49%, the school system would get 28%, and the county would get 23%. The distribution of the local share of TAVT for vehicles registered to an unincorporated address would not change (51% county, 49% schools).
HB 0799 NeutralAllow Early Reinstatement of Driver's License and Limited Driving Permits for Persons Convicted of Driving While Under the Influence of Drugs Shaw Blackmon
7/29/2020 Effective Date Judiciary - Non-Civil Judiciary -
2020/01/31 2020/02/28 Report Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts Traffic Enforcement
This legislation provides for eligibility of persons convicted of driving while under the influence of prescription drugs (for which they have a prescription) to apply for early license reminstatement and/or a limited driving permit.  Under current law individuals convicted for DUI Drugs are not eligible for a limited driving permit.
HB 0848 NeutralSurplus Property - State Can Sell to Entities Outside Georgia Shaw Blackmon
1/1/2021 Effective Date Governmental Affairs State Institutions and Property -
2020/01/31 2020/02/28 Report 2020/06/19 Report 20YY/MM/DD Report General County Government
Todd Edwards
Currently, the State government may negotiate the sale and transfer of surplus goods to political subdivisions, charitable institutions and public corporations located, or providing services, in Georgia.  This legislation removes the requirement that these entities be located or provide services in Georgia.   
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