Legislation with Tracking Level = Neutral (626)
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Date of Last Recorded Action: 3/16/2020

HB 0008 NeutralSales Tax Exemption on Menstrual Products Debbie Buckner
1/29/2020 House Withdrawn, Recommitted Ways and Means --
2019/01/18 Report Larry Ramsey Revenue & Finance Sales Tax-Local
This legislation exempts state and local sales tax on the purchase of menstrual products.
HB 0021 NeutralGwinnett Judicial Circuit; additional judge of the superior court; provide Chuck Efstration
4/2/2019 Effective Date Judiciary Judiciary -
Local Legislation
HB 0024 NeutralAppointments to Local Boards, Authorities and Commissions Vernon Jones
4/2/2019 House Withdrawn, Recommitted Governmental Affairs --
2019/01/18 Report 2019/02/15 Report General County Government Todd Edwards
This legislation restricts appointments to local boards, authorities and commissions to those made by an elected official or officials. 
HB 0028 NeutralGriffin Judicial Circuit; additional judge of the superior court; provide Karen Mathiak
5/6/2019 Effective Date Judiciary Judiciary -
Local Legislation
HB 0029 NeutralSkidaway Island, City of; compliance with constitutional requirements; provide Jesse Petrea
2/15/2019 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Local Legislation
HB 0033 NeutralWeapons Permit - Renewal Extension for Active Military Eddie Lumsden
7/1/2019 Effective Date Public Safety and Homeland Security Veterans, Military and Homeland Security -
2019/03/01 Report 2019/03/29 Report Todd Edwards
This legislation enables active duty military service members to have an extension on renewing their weapons carry license.  If said license expires while the service member is on active duty outside the state, the individual has within six months of their return to renew it, via the presentation of their official military orders, without being required to obtain a new license.     
HB 0035 NeutralSales Tax Exemption on Poultry Diagnostic and Disease Monitoring Services Sam Watson
7/1/2019 Effective Date Ways and Means Finance -
2019/01/31 Report 2019/02/15 Report 2019/02/22 Report 2019/03/15 Report Larry Ramsey
This legislation exempts state and local sales tax on poultry diagnostic and disease monitoring services provided by a nonprofit 501(c)(5) organization.
HB 0049 NeutralStudy of Interbasin Transfer from TN River Marc Morris
1/30/2019 House Second Readers Natural Resources and Environment --
Kathleen Bowen Water Quantity
This legislation allows the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District to study and include in plans the use of interbasin transfer from a river with an annual average flow of at least 15 billion gallons per day (Tennessee River). 
HB 0050 NeutralLincoln County; office of elected county surveyor; abolish Tom McCall
4/2/2019 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Intern 1 Local Legislation
HB 0051 NeutralQuitman County Water and Sewerage Authority; change number of members serving on authority Gerald Greene
4/2/2019 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Intern 2 Local Legislation
HB 0052 NeutralClay County; judge of Probate Court shall also serve as magistrate of the Magistrate Court; provide Gerald Greene
4/2/2019 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Local Legislation
HB 0072 NeutralClayton County; Board of Commissioners; provide salaries of chairperson and members Rhonda Burnough
2/25/2019 House Third Reading Lost Intragovernmental Coordination --
Intern 2 Local Legislation
HB 0076 NeutralLocals May Reduce State Distance Restrictions on Alcohol Sales Ron Stephens
4/2/2019 Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute Regulated Industries Regulated Industries and Utilities -
2019/01/31 Report 2019/02/22 Report 2019/03/01 Report 2019/03/08 Report Alcohol/Tobacco
General County Government Land Use/Zoning Todd Edwards
Currently, state law prohibits the sale of distilled spirits within 100 yards of churches and within 200 yards of schools and college campuses.  Under this bill, local governments may authorize the sale of packaged alcohol (for consumption off premise) within 200 yards of a college via a less restrictive ordinance; however they cannot enact any greater distances - a more restrictive ordinance.  The term "College" shall include, but not be limited to, all buildings, campuses and grounds of a college.       
HB 0093 NeutralSolid Waste Management - Notification Requirements for Coal Ash Pond Dewatering Jeff Jones
6/20/2020 Senate - Senate Read Second Time Natural Resources and Environment Natural Resources and the Environment -
2019/01/31 Report 2019/03/01 Report 2020/02/21 Report Kathleen Bowen Nat. Res. & the Environment
Water Quality
The bill requires written notice be required to the local governing authority no later than three days prior to commencing the dewatering of coal combustion residual surface impoundments (coal ash ponds) has begun.

"Dewatering" is a task in the process of closing coal ash ponds.
HB 0094 NeutralSolid Waste Management - Landfill Requirements for Accepting Coal Ash Jeff Jones
2/5/2019 House Second Readers Natural Resources and Environment --
2019/01/31 Report Kathleen Bowen Solid Waste Water Quality
This legislation requires municipal solid waste landfill owners/operators who are seeking a minor modification of an existing permit to allow for the receipt of coal combustion residuals (CCR) to notify the public of the intent to receive CCR. The bill also includes new requirements for construction and ground-water detection monitoring for landfills who are accepting CCR.
HB 0097 NeutralSwainsboro, City of; corporate limits; change provisions Butch Parrish
4/30/2019 Effective Date Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Intern 1 Local Legislation
HB 0101 NeutralExpand Sales Tax Exemption on All-terrain Vehicles Jason Ridley
7/1/2019 Effective Date Ways and Means Finance -
2019/01/31 Report 2019/02/22 Report 2019/03/01 Report 2019/03/08 Report Larry Ramsey
Revenue & Finance Sales Tax-Local
This legislation would expand the sales tax exemption on 4-wheel all-terrain vehicles to also include certain 3-wheel ATVs.
HB 0104 NeutralInventory Tax Exemption on Boll Weevil Eradication Supplies Sam Watson
2/6/2019 House Second Readers Ways and Means --
2019/01/31 Report Larry Ramsey Property Tax Revenue & Finance
This bill would exempt from property taxes equipment (traps, lures, etc.) that are held in inventory for the purpose of eradication of boll weevils. The exemption would only apply to certain agricultural entities that are tax-exempt under federal law.
HB 0105 NeutralSales Tax Exemption - Ridesharing Sam Watson
8/5/2020 Effective Date Ways and Means Finance -
2020/02/28 Report 2020/03/06 Report 2020/03/13 Report 2020/06/19 Report Econ. Dev. & Transportation
Larry Ramsey Revenue & Finance Sales Tax-Local Transit
As introduced, this bill was limited to providing an income tax exemption for disaster relief payments associated with Hurricane Michael. As amended, the bill would exempt transportation services -- taxis, limos, and ridesharing such as Uber and Lyft -- from sales taxes, and replace that tax with a 50-cent per ride fee (25 cents for shared rides), subject to annual CPI adjustment. That fee would go to the state, with the stated intent that this money be used for transportation purposes, including transit; if not so appropriated, the fee would be reduced by 50% in the first year and repealed in the second such year. Because of constitutional limitations, the actual use of this money would be subject to the annual state budget process. Additionally, the bill would require that up to 10% of the state heavy-vehicle highway impact fee and $5/night fee on lodging be used for transit purposes.
HB 0108 NeutralClayton County; State Court; provide rotation of office of chief judge Rhonda Burnough
2/11/2019 Senate Read and Referred Intragovernmental Coordination State and Local Governmental Operations -
Intern 2 Local Legislation
HB 0110 NeutralPaying Employees - Employer has Discretion over Payment by Check Tom Kirby
4/2/2019 House Withdrawn, Recommitted Industry and Labor --
General County Government Personnel/Employment Todd Edwards
Current law requires employers to pay employees by cash, check, credit transfer (with the consent of the employee) or by credit into payroll card account.  This law allows the payment by check (upon the discretion of the employer.   
HB 0113 NeutralDistracted Driving Prohibit Individuals Under 18 from using Stand-Alone Electronic Devices John Carson
2/25/2020 House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute Public Safety and Homeland Security --
Debra Nesbit Forfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add Ons Public Safety and Courts Traffic Enforcement
This legislation prohibits any individual under the age of 18 from using a stand alone electrtonic device or wireless telecommunications device while driving.  The bill also eliminates the first offense waiver and raises the fine by $50 respectively for first, second and third offenses.  The legislation also requires points to be assessed on driver's license for each offense.  Additionally a $50 surcharge is assessed on each offense with the "intent" that the funds will be used for the Georgia Trauma Commission.
HB 0114 NeutralSales Tax Exemption Renewal on Qualified Job Training Organizations Heath Clark
2/6/2019 House Second Readers Ways and Means --
2019/01/31 Report Larry Ramsey Revenue & Finance Sales Tax-Local
This bill would make permanent the sales tax exemption for purchases by "qualified job training organizations." Under current law, that exemption is scheduled to expire in 2020.
HB 0116 NeutralIncrease the State's Minimum Wage Dewey McClain
2/6/2019 House Second Readers Industry and Labor --
General County Government Personnel/Employment Todd Edwards
This legislation increases Georgia's minimum wage from $5.15 per hour to $15 per hour.  It also stipulates that those employees that meet the eligibility requirements for the tip credit can credit tip toward the satisfaction of up to 50 percent of the minimum wage.     
HB 0117 NeutralElections - Electors Can Vote in any Precinct Roger Bruce
2/6/2019 House Second Readers Governmental Affairs --
2019/01/31 Report Elections General County Government Todd Edwards
This bill authorizes counties to allow any elector within the county to vote in any precinct of the county that the elector choses in a primary, election or runoff.  The election superintendent has to ensure certain safeguards such as preventing electors from voting more than once, providing sufficient ballot styles at each precinct, and ensuring that each precinct has enough voting equipment and poll workers.  Should this bill progress, ACCG would like to see friendly amendments, including that counties could then be authorized to reduce polling places, addressing counties in which polling places do not have an internet connection, ensuring counties have the appropriate amount of equipment to carry this out, and eliminating the provision that counties would have to make this decision before each and every election.         
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