Legislation Sponsored by Don Parsons (5)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 3/20/2023

HB 0336 NeutralBroadband Ready Communities Don Parsons
2/22/2018 House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute Energy, Utilities & Telecommunications --
2017/02/17-Report 2017/02/24 - Report Econ. Dev. & Transportation Economic Development General County Government
Preemption Sales Tax-Local Todd Edwards
This legislation enacts the Broadband Strategy for All of Georgia Act. It establishes a lengthy set of requirements and preemptions that local governments must adopt in order to be designated a broadband ready community.  Said designation is voluntary, and the program will be administered by the state Department of Economic Development.  Click here for a full summary of the bill.
HB 0372 OpposeSales and Use Tax - Exemption for Broadband Equipment Don Parsons
2/16/2017 House Second Readers Ways & Means --
2017/02/17-Report Econ. Dev. & Transportation Economic Development Larry Ramsey Revenue & Finance
Sales Tax-Local
This legislation creates a sales tax exemption for broadband equipment in Tier One and Tier Two counties, as well as any county where at least 10 percent of the population does not have access to fixed broadband service.
HB 0413 InactivePetroleum Pipelines: Regulations and Permitting Don Parsons
5/9/2017 Effective Date Energy, Utilities & Telecommunications Regulated Industries and Utilities -
Kathleen Bowen Nat. Res. & the Environment
This legislation provides guidelines on the use of eminent domain, siting, permitting and construction of petroleum pipelines in Georgia. New pipeline construction or an expansion requires a permit from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD). This bill also requires notice be placed in the county legal organ where the proposed new or expanded pipeline will be located and requires notice be provided to landowners whose property is located within 1,000 feet of the proposed new or expanded pipeline.
HB 0914 NeutralPenalties for Passing Stopped School Bus Don Parsons
2/15/2018 House Withdrawn, Recommitted Ways and Means --
Forfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add Ons Larry Ramsey Public Safety and Courts Revenue & Finance
This bill amends the setoff debt collection procedure under OCGA 48-7-161 and applies it to any amounts owed as civil penalties for violating any provision of OCGA Chapter 40-6, the uniform rules of the road. It also amends that Code chapter and includes new criminal and civil penalties for unlawfully passing a school bus. Under this bill, passing a stopped school bus would be a criminal misdemeanor if the act is 1) observed by a law enforcement officer or 2) recorded in detail (including license plate number) by the school bus operator. Illegal passing of a school bus that is recorded on video equipment would be subject to civil penalties enforceable in magistrate court.
HR 0688 NeutralBroadband Access - Urge Congressional Action Don Parsons
3/30/2017 House Second Readers Energy, Utilities & Telecommunications --
Econ. Dev. & Transportation Economic Development General County Government Larry Ramsey
This legislation encourages the United States Congress to bring high speed broadband access to rural America. 
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