Legislation with Tracking Level = Evaluating (146)
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Date of Last Recorded Action: 3/16/2020

HB 0002 EvaluatingGeorgia Constitutional Carry Act of 2019; enact Matt Gurtler
2/6/2019 House Second Readers Public Safety and Homeland Security --
2019/01/31 Report Firearms/Carry Laws General County Government Todd Edwards
HB 0037 EvaluatingExpand Medicaid Now Act; enact Robert Trammell
1/29/2019 House - House Second Readers Appropriations --
Debra Nesbit
HB 0038 EvaluatingDefinition of "Conviction" in Title 16 Rhonda Burnough
4/2/2019 House Withdrawn, Recommitted Judiciary - Non-Civil --
Debra Nesbit
This legislation creates a new definition of "conviction" in O.C.G.A. 16-8-1.  The new definition reads - 'Conviction' means a final judgment of conviction entered upon a verdict, a finding of guilty of a crime or upon a plea of guilty, or a plea of nolo contendere.
HB 0047 EvaluatingGeneral appropriations; State Fiscal Year July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020 David Ralston
1/29/2019 House Second Readers Appropriations --
Appropriations Debra Nesbit
HB 0057 EvaluatingAbsentee Ballots - Mail to all Electors for all Elections Dar'shun Kendrick
1/30/2019 House Second Readers Governmental Affairs --
2019/01/31 Report Elections Todd Edwards
This bill mandates that the local board of registrars or absentee ballot clerks mail absentee ballots, and return envelopes, to all eligible voters for each presidential preference primary, general primary, general election, and special primary and special election where there is a candidate for a federal office on the ballot.  Absentee ballots must be mailed no more than 49 days but not less than 45 days prior to each election.   Shorter time periods apply to municipal other special elections.  Voters would still be eligible for advance and election day voting in person.    
HB 0107 EvaluatingChange in Burden of Proof Required for Law Enforcement to Initiate a Civil Forfeiture Scot Turner
2/6/2019 House Second Readers Judiciary --
2019/01/31 Report Debra Nesbit Forfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add Ons Public Safety and Courts
This legislation increases the burden of proof for law enforcement to initiate a civil forfeiture proceeding against an individual charged with a crime.  The burden of proof is currently a preponderance of the evidence, this bill would increase that burden to "clear and convincing evidence" which is a tougher standard.
HB 0111 EvaluatingIncreased Reporting Requirements for Law Enforcement Agencies on Property and Proceeds from Civil Forfeiture Actions Scot Turner
2/6/2019 House Second Readers Judiciary --
2019/01/31 Report Debra Nesbit Forfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add Ons Public Safety and Courts
This legislation increases the current reporting requirements for law enforcement agencies on civil forfeiture actions to clearly identify which proceeds are attached to which criminal cases and the disposition of those cases.
HB 0115 EvaluatingProhibition of use of Federal Forfeiture Laws by Local Law Enforcement to Circumvent State Forfeiture Law Scot Turner
2/6/2019 House Second Readers Judiciary --
2019/01/31 Report Debra Nesbit Forfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add Ons Public Safety and Courts
This legisaltion prohibits the common practice of local law enforcement of seizing property and proceeds under the federal forfeiture statute to avoid the requiements of the state forfeture statute.
HB 0137 EvaluatingPersons Convicted of Family Violence Offenses Prohibited from Possessing or Carrying Firearms Debra Bazemore
2/7/2019 House Second Readers Public Safety and Homeland Security --
Debra Nesbit Firearms/Carry Laws
This legislation prohibits anyone convicted of a offense family from possessing or carrying a firearm.
HB 0165 EvaluatingRequire Probate Court to Submit Fingerprints for All Weapons Carry License and Renewal License Robert Trammell
2/8/2019 House Second Readers Public Safety and Homeland Security --
2019/02/08 Report Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts
This legislation requires the probate judges to direct local law enforcement to process fingerprints for all weapons carry license applications as well and license renewal applications through a fingerprint background check with GBI. 
HB 0175 EvaluatingNo Confederate Monuments on Public Property Renitta Shannon
2/8/2019 House Second Readers Governmental Affairs --
General County Government Todd Edwards
This legislation prohibits local governments from having a publicly or privately owned monument, memorial, plaque, marker, or memorabilia dedicated to, honoring, or recounting the Confederate States of America displayed on public property.  Such monuments may be displayed in museums.       
HB 0176 EvaluatingElections - All Offices Which Utilize Applications for Services are to be Voter Registration Agencies Renitta Shannon
2/8/2019 House Second Readers Governmental Affairs --
2019/02/08 Report Elections General County Government Todd Edwards
This legislation requires that all offices in the state "which utilize applications for services" serve as voter registration locations.    
HB 0191 EvaluatingElections; law regarding ballot access for political body and independent candidates; revise provisions Dar'shun Kendrick
2/11/2019 House Second Readers Governmental Affairs --
Elections General County Government Todd Edwards
HB 0198 EvaluatingElimination of the Certificate of Need Requirement for all Health Care Facilities Except Long Term Care Facilities James Hatchett
4/2/2019 House Withdrawn, Recommitted Special Committee On Access to Quality Health Care --
2019/03/01 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.
HB 0241 EvaluatingIndoor Air Quality Assessments Required of All Public Buildings Kim Schofield
2/13/2019 House Second Readers Natural Resources and Environment --
2019/02/15 Report Air Quality Kathleen Bowen Nat. Res. & the Environment
This legislation requires (prior to January 1, 2021) an indoor air quality assessment to be conducted of all public buildings. 
HB 0248 EvaluatingElections - Absentee Ballot Revision Kimberly Alexander
2/13/2019 House Second Readers Governmental Affairs --
Elections Todd Edwards
This legislation alters the process by which absentee ballots are signed and by which disabled persons cast their ballot.  
HB 0249 EvaluatingElections - Absentee Ballot Revisions Kimberly Alexander
2/13/2019 House Second Readers Governmental Affairs --
Elections Todd Edwards
This legislation alters the grounds by which an absentee ballot can be rejected, and by which those voters whose ballots have been rejected are notified.   
HB 0250 EvaluatingElections - Revise Voter Registration Documentation Kimberly Alexander
2/13/2019 House Second Readers Governmental Affairs --
Elections Todd Edwards
This bill revises how documentation is reviewed and approved for those registering to vote.  If an applicant's identification is not verified, then additional steps must be taken to notify the applicant.   
HB 0251 EvaluatingElections - No Limit on the Number of Persons an Individual May Assist with Absentee Ballots Kimberly Alexander
2/13/2019 House Second Readers Governmental Affairs --
Elections Todd Edwards
Current law allows a person to assist up to 10 individuals complete and absentee ballot.  This bill allows a person to assist an infinite number of individuals figure how to cast their absentee ballot.   
HB 0252 EvaluatingElections - Register to Vote at Polling Place Kimberly Alexander
2/13/2019 House Second Readers Governmental Affairs --
Elections Todd Edwards
This legislation allows persons to register to vote at polling places on election day, or at any time during the advance voting period.  The person may then vote.    
HB 0255 EvaluatingElections - Those In Jail may Get Absentee Ballots to Vote Ricky Williams
2/13/2019 House Second Readers Governmental Affairs --
Elections Todd Edwards
Current law allows only disabled persons to be mailed absentee ballots to a location outside their permanent mailing address.  This bill authorizes persons in jail or other detention facility to be mailed absentee ballots.  
HB 0270 EvaluatingElections - No Driver's License or Other ID Issued to a Noncitizen Can be Used to Vote Jeff Jones
2/14/2019 House Second Readers Governmental Affairs --
Elections General County Government Todd Edwards
This bill prohibits driver's licenses or other identification cards issued to noncitizens from being used as an acceptable in order to vote.    
HB 0275 EvaluatingElections - Register to Vote at Age 16 Carolyn Hugley
2/14/2019 House Second Readers Governmental Affairs --
Elections General County Government Todd Edwards
This legislation authorizes persons to register to vote at age 16; however, they couldn't vote until age 18.  
HB 0278 EvaluatingRequire Conclusion of Criminal Proceedings Prior to Civil Forfeiture Scot Turner
2/14/2019 House Second Readers Judiciary --
2019/02/15 Report Debra Nesbit Forfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add Ons Public Safety and Courts
This legislation requires that all criminal proceedings be concluded prior to the initiation of any civil forfeture proceeding.
HB 0280 EvaluatingProhibit Use of Restraints on Pregnant Inmates During Labor Teri Anulewicz
2/14/2019 House Second Readers Judiciary - Non-Civil --
Correctional Institutions/Jail Debra Nesbit
This legislation prohibits using any type of restraint on a pregnant inmate in labor unless there is a reason to believe the inmate may be a risk of harm to themselves or others.
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