Legislation with Tracking Level = Watch (19)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 3/16/2020

HB 0058 WatchProhibit those Convicted of a Misdemeanor Family Violence Offense from Possessing a Firearm Rhonda Burnough
1/30/2019 House Second Readers Public Safety and Homeland Security --
Debra Nesbit Firearms/Carry Laws
This legislation prohibits those persons convicted of a misdemeanor offense of family violence from receiving, possessing, or transporting firearms.
HB 0073 WatchBail Bondsman Restrictions from Elected Office Marc Morris
1/30/2019 House Second Readers Governmental Affairs --
2019/01/31 Report Debra Nesbit Sheriff
This legislation restricts county elected officials, and court officers and attorneys from engaging in the bail bond business.  The bill specifically exempts a local elected school board member from the restriction.
HB 0074 WatchRide Share Drivers No Restrictions on Weapons Carry Scot Turner
1/30/2019 House Second Readers Public Safety and Homeland Security --
2019/01/31 Report Debra Nesbit Firearms/Carry Laws Public Safety and Courts
This legislation prohibits ride share network services and transportation referral services from disallowing drivers who are weapons carry license holders from possessing weapons in a vehicle used for ride share purposes, whether directly employed by ride share service or a contractor.
HB 0106 WatchRequire the Department of Driver Services Driver's Manual to Include Best Practices for Traffic Stop Sandra Scott
2/6/2019 House Second Readers Judiciary - Non-Civil --
2019/01/31 Report Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts Traffic Enforcement
This legislation requires the Department of Driver Services to include a chapter in their Driver's Manual that includes best practices for facilitating the safety of all parties during a traffic stop by law enforcement.
HB 0122 WatchGuns - Remove Exemptions for Carrying in School Safety Zones Robert Trammell
2/7/2019 House Second Readers Public Safety and Homeland Security --
Firearms/Carry Laws Intern 1 Todd Edwards
This legislation removes recently-enacted exemptions for carrying a weapon in school safety zones.  
HB 0178 WatchCreation of "Assisted Outpatient Treatment" Pilot Programs Don Hogan
2/11/2019 House Second Readers Health and Human Services --
2019/02/08 Report Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services
This legislation creates pilot program for "Assisted Outpatient Treatment" for persons who have been court ordered to treatment as a result of Involuntary Commitment by the probate court.  The bill provides for procedures, standards, and criteria for the program as well as a framework for services to be delivered in every county.  The bill also creates an Assisted Outpatient Program Advisory Council to oversee and make recommendations to the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities.
HB 0205 WatchDepartment of Driver's Services Must Include Instructions for Best Practices for Safety of all Parties During a Traffic Stop Billy Mitchell
2/11/2019 House Second Readers Public Safety and Homeland Security --
Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts Traffic Enforcement
This legislation requires the Department of Driver Services to include instructions for best practices for facilitating safety for all parties during a traffic stop into their driver's manual.
HB 0279 WatchDepartment of Revenue Agents Approved Use of Department Vehicles for Off-Duty Jobs Eddie Lumsden
5/10/2019 Veto V4 Public Safety and Homeland Security Public Safety -
Debra Nesbit Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts
This legislation allows Department of Revenue Agents to use department vehicles for approved off duty jobs.
HB 0528 WatchGeorgia Crime Information Center Record Restriction in Certain Circumstances Mandi Ballinger
3/1/2019 House Second Readers Judiciary - Non-Civil --
Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts
This legislation provides for record restriction in certain felonies and misdemeanors for individuals who have completed all aspects of their sentence.
HB 0729 WatchSuperior courts; filing of land installment contracts; provide Debra Bazemore
1/14/2020 House Second Readers Judiciary --
Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts Superior Court
HB 0754 WatchChange Date of Incorporation of Local Ordinances for Drug Free Zones Roger Bruce
1/15/2020 House Second Readers Judiciary - Non-Civil --
2020/01/17 Report Criminal Procedure Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts
This legislation changes the date of incorporation of local ordinances regarding intent to distribute controlled substances of marijuana within drug free zones to July 1, 2020.
HB 0760 WatchAuthorization for Additional Discretion for First Responders Transporting Mentally to Emergency Receiving Facility Sharon Cooper
1/16/2020 House Second Readers Public Safety and Homeland Security --
2020/01/17 Report Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services Law Enforcement
This legislation expands the jurisdiction of law enforcement to transport those believed to be in mental health crisis.
HB 0767 WatchCreation of Commission on Veterans Suicide Prevention Sandra Scott
1/16/2020 House Second Readers Defense and Veterans Affairs --
Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services
This legislation creates a Commission on Veteral Sucide Prevention.
HB 0785 WatchNotary of Public Modernization within Superior Court Clerk's Office Joseph Gullett
1/27/2020 House Second Readers Judiciary --
Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts Superior Court
HB 0790 WatchStructural Engineers - Require Certification Vance Smith
1/28/2020 House Second Readers Regulated Industries --
2020/01/31 General County Government Todd Edwards
This legislation requires structural engineers to be professionally certified by the State of Georgia.  It specifically defines structural engineers and structural engineering, then requires cities and counties to use only structural engineers for services "that could jeopardize the health, safety or welfare of the public."  Local building officials are required to maintain a permanent record of permit information indicating the structural engineer who has sealed the plans of building permits.  There are several exemptions, including local elected officials.      
HB 0809 WatchProhibition of Sale of Tobacco Products and Related Objects to Persons Under 21 Angelika Kausche
1/29/2020 House Second Readers Regulated Industries --
Alcohol/Tobacco Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services
 This legislation prohibits the sale of tobacco products and related objects to persons under the age of 21.  Criminal Sanctions outlined for those are charged with selling these products to persons under 21.
SB 0188 WatchReinsurance of Risks; adequate regulation of reinsurers; incorporation of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners reinsurance model into the Georgia Insurance Code; provide Larry Walker
7/1/2020 Effective Date Insurance Insurance and Labor -
Insurance Intern 2 Larry Ramsey
SB 0200 WatchGDOT Bid Rejection Appeal Process Steve Gooch
4/2/2019 House Conference Committee Appointed 9th, 135th, 130th Transportation Transportation -
2019/03/29 Report Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen

This legislation requires the Georgia Department of Transportation to create an appeals process for bid rejections.

SB 0476 WatchPets - Require Microchips Kay Kirkpatrick
6/15/2020 House Second Readers Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Science and Technology -
Animal Control General County Government Public Safety and Courts Todd Edwards
This bill requires pet dealers and pet adoption operations to microchip each dog and cat being sold or put up for adoption.    
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