Legislation Sponsored by Alan Powell (15)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 12/10/2019

HB 0115 EvaluatingTaxi and Limousine Services - Vehicle Decals Alan Powell
1/26/2017 House Second Readers Ways & Means --
2017/01/27-Report Larry Ramsey Revenue & Finance Sales Tax-Local
This bill redefines the term 'for hire vehicle' to include limousine carriers and tax services and to exclude ride share networks and ride share network drivers. Beginning July 1, 2017, 'for hire vehicles' will pay an annual $300.00 decal fee, in lieu of the current master license fees for such services. This bill would maintain the current state (57%) and local (43%) split of such fees. Fares generated from passengers in 'for hire vehicles' displaying the decal will not be subject to state or local sales tax.
HB 0149 NeutralRequirement for Counties to Use Only GBI Approved Trauma Scene Cleanup Services and Consolidation of Fire Services Alan Powell
3/29/2018 Senate Disagreed House Amend or Sub Public Safety and Homeland Security Public Safety -
2017/03/06 - Report 2018/03/16 Report 2018/03/23 Report Business and Occupation Tax Code Enforcement
Coroners/Medical Examiners Debra Nesbit Emergency Management/Preparedness EMS/Ambulance Fire Services
Forfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add Ons Georgia Bureau of Investigation Health and Human Services Law Enforcement Nat. Res. & the Environment
Public Safety and Courts Sheriff Solid Waste
This legislation preempts county and city governments from requiring licenses or permits for trauma scene waste management practitioners or regulated waste transporters.  When hiring a company to cleanup or remove trauma scene waste, counties and cities must hire a company approved by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.  This bill was amended to include S.B. 319 which provides for the Consolidation of all Fire Services into a separate state agency.
HB 0150 NeutralState Road and Tollway Authority: Failure to Pay Alan Powell
7/1/2018 Effective Date Transportation Transportation -
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Forfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add Ons Kathleen Bowen Public Safety and Courts Revenue & Finance
Traffic Enforcement Transportation
This legislation allows the State Road and Tollway Authority to place a hold on the motor vehicle registration of a vehicle upon which a toll was not paid.  It also allows for setoff of the amount owed on income tax refunds.
HB 0259 EvaluatingAdditional Offenses Committed by Children Ages 13 to 17 Will be Heard in Superior Court Alan Powell
2/9/2017 House Second Readers Juvenile Justice --
2017/02/10 - Report Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services Juveniles Public Safety and Courts
Superior Court
This legislation expands the exclusive jurisdiction of the superior court for children ages 13-17 years charged with aggravated assault or aggavated battery.
HB 0350 NeutralRequirement For Tobacco Product be Prohibited Within Guard Lines of County Correctional Facilities Alan Powell
3/30/2017 House Withdrawn, Recommitted Public Safety and Homeland Security --
Alcohol/Tobacco Correctional Institutions/Jail Debra Nesbit Public Safety and Courts
This legislation makes it illegal to be under the influence of tobacco while inside the guard lines of a county correction insitution (CI).
HB 0406 InactiveGuns - Expand Reciprocity with Other States Alan Powell
4/5/2017 Effective Date Public Safety and Homeland Security Judiciary -
Firearms/Carry Laws General County Government Public Safety and Courts Todd Edwards
This legislation makes minor revisions to Georgia's weapons reciprocity law.   
HB 0446 Support9-1-1 Local Government Authority and Increased Revenue for 9-1-1 Centers Alan Powell
3/30/2017 House Withdrawn, Recommitted Energy, Utilities & Telecommunications --
2017/02/24 - Report 911 Debra Nesbit Forfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add Ons General County Government
Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts Revenue & Finance Sheriff
This legislation creates the Local Government 9-1-1 Authority which will provide coordination, planning, enforcement of statutory requirements for the payment of 9-1-1 fees, auditing, and development of best practices and standards for the operation of 9-1-1 Centers.  For a section by section summary click here.  For talking points click here.  Identical legislation dropped in Senate S.B. 222.
HB 0458 SupportAllow Automated Speed and Traffic Safety Devices in School Zones without Permit Alan Powell
3/6/2017 Senate Read and Referred Public Safety and Homeland Security Government Oversight -
2017/03/06 - Report Debra Nesbit Econ. Dev. & Transportation Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts
Sheriff Solicitors Traffic Enforcement
This legislation changes the use of radar and automated traffic enforcement safety devices, to allow an agent to operate automated devices without a permit or P.O.S.T. certification in school zones.
HB 0670 NeutralAdd Legislators to the Georgia State Council for Interstate Juvenile Supervision Alan Powell
5/3/2018 Act 325 Juvenile Justice Judiciary -
Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services Juveniles Public Safety and Courts
This legislation requires that legislators be added as members of the Georgia State Council for Interstate Juvenile Supervision.
HB 0751 Support911 Legislation - Georgia Emergency Communications Authority Act Alan Powell
7/1/2018 Effective Date Public Safety and Homeland Security Public Safety -
2018/01/26 Report 2018/02/09 Report 2018/02/16 Report 2018/03/09 Report 2018/03/16 Report
911 Debra Nesbit Health and Human Services Public Safety and Courts Revenue & Finance
This legislation is similar to 911 legislation passed last year.  It increases the prepaid fee to $1.50, eliminates cost recovery, and reduces the administrative fee retained by the providers from 3 percent to 1 percent.  Please click here for a detailed summary by section.  Please click here for talking points.
HB 0752 EvaluatingInvestigative and Arrest Powers Granted to GEMA for Homeland Security Purposes Alan Powell
1/30/2018 House Second Readers Public Safety and Homeland Security --
2018/02/02 Report Debra Nesbit Econ. Dev. & Transportation Emergency Management/Preparedness General County Government
Georgia Bureau of Investigation Government Immunity Health and Human Services Law Enforcement Nat. Res. & the Environment
Public Safety and Courts
This legislation expands the scope of GEMA and grants them arrest and investigative powers and statewide jurisdiction in homeland security matters.
HB 0757 NeutralTaxicab Regulations Alan Powell
3/27/2018 Senate Tabled Regulated Industries Regulated Industries and Utilities -
Airports Business and Occupation Tax Econ. Dev. & Transportation Kathleen Bowen Preemption
Public Safety and Courts Transportation

This legislation clarifyies that if a city of county has a medallion system or “certificate of public necessity and convenience” in place, it is against the law for anyone to operate a taxicab without a medallion. Additonally, taxicab drivers would be required to display within full view of passengers an idientification card that included the name and photo of the operator and the name of company for whom the operator is driving.

This bill also includes the prohibition of the governing authority of any county or city airport from imposing any age limit on vehicles for hire doing business at such airport that is less than eight years measured from the vehicle's year of manufacture, for any vehicle used as a ride share, taxicab, or limousine. Lastly, the bill defines "soft taximeters" and states that that no local government shall have the authority to reject or prohibit the use of soft taximeters.

HB 0774 NeutralStatewide Regulations for Booting Vehicles Alan Powell
2/20/2018 House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute Public Safety and Homeland Security --
2018/02/09 Report 2018/02/23 Report Econ. Dev. & Transportation General County Government Kathleen Bowen
Land Use/Zoning Law Enforcement Preemption Public Safety and Courts Traffic Enforcement
This legislation defines and sets statewide standards for vehicle immobilization devices and services - commonly known as "booting". In addition, this bill states that booting would be prohibited in a jurisdiction unless the local government passes an ordinance allowing booting.
HB 0779 NeutralCreation of the Homeland Security Division of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency Alan Powell
7/1/2018 Effective Date Public Safety and Homeland Security Public Safety -
2018/02/02 Report 2018/03/16 Report Debra Nesbit Emergency Management/Preparedness Firearms/Carry Laws
Georgia Bureau of Investigation Government Immunity Health and Human Services Law Enforcement Public Safety and Courts
This legislation creates the Board of Homeland Security to be administratively attached to the Georgia Emergency Management Agency. The purpose of the Board is to coordinate all homeland security activities.
HB 0898 NeutralFleet Vehicles Registration Alan Powell
7/1/2018 Effective Date Motor Vehicles Public Safety -
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Larry Ramsey Revenue & Finance Tags/Titles
This bill would lower the threshold for a company to register its vehicles as a fleet from 1000 vehicles to 100 vehicles. The bill further lessens the requirements for such fleet registrations, and requires electronic registration with the Department of Revenue rather than county tag agents.
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