Juveniles


HB 0005SupportChange in Grants to Counties Formula for Juvenile Judge SalariesJohnnie Caldwell
7/1/2017Effective DateJuvenile JusticeJudiciary
2017/01/27-Report2017/02/17-Report2017/03/06 - Report2017/03/24 - ReportCompensation
Debra NesbitGeneral County GovernmentJuvenilesPublic Safety and Courts
This legislation changes the current amount for juvenile court judgeship grants-to-counties funding.  The grant increases from $85,000 to $100,000 per circuit, with an additional funding for circuits with four or more superior court judgeships, the grant will include $25,000 per superior court judgeship over four. For example a circuit with nine superior court judgeships would receive $225,000 per year for that circuit.
HB 0032WatchCrimes and offenses; sexual contact between school employees or agents and enrolled students; prohibitJoyce Chandler
3/30/2017House Withdrawn, RecommittedJudiciary Non-Civil
Correctional Institutions/JailHealth and Human ServicesIntern 2JuvenilesLaw Enforcement
Public Safety and CourtsSex Offender
This legislation changes the definition of sexual assault to include sexual contact between any school employee and a student.
HB 0053WatchJuvenile Code Jurisdiction for Children Under the Age of 18Mary Oliver
1/23/2017House Second ReadersJuvenile Justice
2017/01/13-ReportCorrectional Institutions/JailCriminal ProcedureDebra NesbitHealth and Human Services
JuvenilesPublic Safety and Courts
This legislation increases the age of children who are subject to the jurisdiction of the juvenile court and juvenile facilities from 17 to 18 years, thereby increasing the case loads of the juvenile court and juvenile probation.
HB 0075EvaluatingSocial services; certain records from disclosure; excludeWendell Willard
7/1/2017Effective DateJudiciaryJudiciary
General County GovernmentHealth and Human ServicesJuvenilesLaw EnforcementOpen Records/Meetings Act
Public Safety and CourtsTodd Edwards
This legislation creates an exception from the open records law for information held by the Department of Human Services or a governmental child protective agency provided by law enforcement or the prosecutor in any pending investigation or prosecution involving child abuse, neglect or dependency.
HB 0081SupportHospital Authorities and Contractors Intercept Income Tax Returns to Pay Medical BillsTom McCall
3/1/2018Senate Read and ReferredWays and MeansFinance
2017/01/27-Report2018/02/23 Report2018/03/2 ReportClerk of CourtDebra Nesbit
Forfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add OnsHealth and Human ServicesHospital AuthorityIndigent Health CareJuveniles
Magistrate CourtProbate CourtPublic Safety and CourtsRevenue & FinanceState Court
Superior Court
This legislation allows health care facilties created, formed or operated on behalf of a hospital authority to intercept tax refunds to pay outstanding medical bills. 
HB 0116NeutralSuperior Court Exclusive Jurisdiction of Juvenile Cases Involving Aggravated AssaultAlbert Reeves
1/8/2018Senate RecommittedJudiciary Non-CivilPublic Safety
Correctional Institutions/JailCriminal ProcedureDebra NesbitFirearms/Carry LawsHealth and Human Services
JuvenilesLaw EnforcementPublic Safety and CourtsSuperior Court
This legislation gives the superior court exclusive jurisdiction over juveniles charged with aggravated assault with a firearm.  The language of this legislation was added to SB 160 "Back the Badge".
HB 0259EvaluatingAdditional Offenses Committed by Children Ages 13 to 17 Will be Heard in Superior CourtAlan Powell
2/9/2017House Second ReadersJuvenile Justice
2017/02/10 - ReportDebra NesbitHealth and Human ServicesJuvenilesPublic 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 0281NeutralGeorgia Tenant Victim Protection Act for Victims of Domestic ViolenceScott Holcomb
2/9/2017House Second ReadersJudiciary
Clerk of CourtConstables/MarshalsDebra NesbitDistrict AttorneysGeneral County Government
Health and Human ServicesJuvenilesLaw EnforcementMagistrate CourtOpen Records/Meetings Act
Probate CourtPublic Safety and CourtsSheriffSolicitorsState Court
Superior Court
This legislation allows victims of family violence, stalking, harrassment, and sexual assault to terminate their lease with limited penalties. 
HB 0300NeutralState Health Plan and Federal Qualified Health CentersGeoff Duncan
2/14/2017House Second ReadersHealth & Human Services
Clerk of CourtDistrict AttorneysFire ServicesGeneral County GovernmentHealth and Human Services
Insurance InsuranceJuvenilesLarry RamseyLaw Enforcement
Magistrate CourtPersonnel/EmploymentProbate CourtPublic Safety and CourtsRetirement
Revenue & FinanceSheriffSolicitorsState CourtSuperior Court
Tax Commissioner
This legislation makes changes to the administration of the state employee health plan.
HB 0330WatchHuman Services, Department of; certain individuals identified in a diligent search conducted as part of a dependency proceeding; specify additional informationStacey Abrams
3/3/2017Senate Read and ReferredHuman Relations & AgingHealth and Human Services
Health and Human ServicesIntern 2JuvenilesPublic Safety and Courts
This legislation amends the notice requirements for kinship caregivers.
HB 0366WatchGeorgia Judicial Retirement System; definition of salary for the purpose of determining benefit amounts; reviseBrian Strickland
2/16/2017House Second ReadersRetirement
District AttorneysGeneral County GovernmentIntern 1JuvenilesPublic Safety and Courts
SolicitorsState CourtSuperior Court
This legislation changes certain benefits for members of the Judicial Retirement System.
HB 0367NegotiatingPublic Employees Privacy ProtectionBrian Strickland
2/16/2017House Second ReadersJudiciary
2017/02/17-ReportCorrectional Institutions/JailDebra NesbitDistrict AttorneysEcon. Dev. & Transportation
Georgia Bureau of InvestigationJuvenilesLaw EnforcementMagistrate CourtMandate
Nat. Res. & the EnvironmentOpen Records/Meetings ActProbate CourtPublic Safety and CourtsSheriff
SolicitorsState CourtSuperior Court
This legislation allows certain public safety and judicial officials to execute a certificate of redacted information that requires counties to redact the home address and telephone number of the public safety or judicial official and their relatives from the county's website or other Internet access point within the county's control.
HB 0497NeutralExtend Deadlines in Juvenile Deliquency Proceeding Under Certain CircumstancesChuck Efstration
3/6/2017Senate Read and ReferredJudiciaryJudiciary
Debra NesbitHealth and Human ServicesJuvenilesPublic Safety and Courts
This legislation changes the procedures for filing petitions for delinquency, as well as other matters involving juveniles. 
HB 0670NeutralAdd Legislators to the Georgia State Council for Interstate Juvenile SupervisionAlan Powell
5/3/2018Act 325Juvenile JusticeJudiciary
Debra NesbitHealth and Human ServicesJuvenilesPublic Safety and Courts
This legislation requires that legislators be added as members of the Georgia State Council for Interstate Juvenile Supervision.
HB 0763EvaluatingEducation; student attendance protocol committees to school climate; expandRandy Nix
7/1/2018Effective DateEducationEducation and Youth
2018/03/2 ReportDebra NesbitDistrict AttorneysHealth and Human ServicesJuveniles
Law EnforcementPublic Safety and CourtsSheriffSolicitorsSuperior Court
HB 0802EvaluatingElimination of the Death Penalty or Life without Parole for Defendants less than 18 Years of Age.Wendell Willard
2/5/2018House Second ReadersJudiciary - Non-Civil
Criminal ProcedureDebra NesbitHealth and Human ServicesJuvenilesParole
Public Safety and Courts
This legislation eliminates the death penalty or life without parole for those defendants who committeed the crime prior to the age of 18 years old.  The bill also allows for consideration of parole for those sentenced previously who where under the age of 18 when the crime was committed.
HB 0860NeutralCriminal Sanctions for Hosting Under 21 Events with AlcoholEmory Dunahoo
2/12/2018House Second ReadersJudiciary - Non-Civil
Alcohol/TobaccoCriminal ProcedureDebra NesbitGeneral County GovernmentHealth and Human Services
JuvenilesPublic Safety and CourtsTraffic Enforcement
This legislation sets forth criminal sanctions for hosting an event where alcohol is served to persons under age 21.
HB 0966EvaluatingProhibit Juveniles from Appearing in Court in ShacklesMary Oliver
2/22/2018House Second ReadersJuvenile Justice
Criminal ProcedureDebra NesbitHealth and Human ServicesJuvenilesPublic Safety and Courts
Sheriff
This legislation prohibits the shackling of juveniles appearing in court.
HR 1260EvaluatingHouse Study Committee on Juvenile Court Judges; createMandi Ballinger
3/15/2018House Passed/AdoptedJuvenile Justice
Debra NesbitHealth and Human ServicesJuvenilesPublic Safety and Courts
SB 0119EvaluatingFair Housing, Public Officers and Employees and the Merit System; discrimination based on sexual orientation; prohibit; public accommodations; provideLester Jackson
2/7/2017Senate Read and ReferredJudiciary
Econ. Dev. & TransportationEconomic DevelopmentGeneral County GovernmentGeorgia Bureau of InvestigationHealth and Human Services
ImmigrationInsurance InsuranceJuvenilesLand Use/Zoning
Law EnforcementPersonnel/EmploymentPublic Safety and CourtsTodd Edwards
This legislation adds sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected class under state discrimination laws.  It also adds a state level of enforcement of discrimination based upon race, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity for places of public accommodation, such as stadiums, theaters, concert halls and other places of exhibition or entertainment.
SB 0150EvaluatingManadatory Written Agreements Between Local Law Enforcement and Local School BoardsEmanuel Jones
2/10/2017Senate Read and ReferredEducation and Youth
2017/02/10 - Report2017/02/17-ReportDebra NesbitGeneral County GovernmentJuveniles
Law EnforcementProcurementPublic Safety and CourtsSheriff
This legislation mandates a written agreement between local law enforcement and local school boards for the procedures and parameters for School Resource Officers provided under contract or MOU, by local law enforcement.
SB 0154EvaluatingAdditional Penalties for Assault and Battery Against Public Safety Officer While on DutyGregory Kirk
3/27/2018House Passed/Adopted By SubstituteJudiciary Non-CivilPublic Safety
2017/02/17-ReportCorrectional Institutions/JailCriminal ProcedureDebra NesbitDistrict Attorneys
Econ. Dev. & TransportationEMS/AmbulanceFire ServicesJuvenilesLaw Enforcement
Magistrate CourtProbate CourtProbationPublic Safety and CourtsSolicitors
State CourtSuperior CourtTraffic Enforcement
This legislation provides for tort liability for those who commit an offense of aggravated assault and aggravated battery against a public safety officer, as well as for the parents of any youth who commit the offense.  There is also an additional penalty assessed dedicated to the Georgia State Indemnification Fund.  The language from this legislation was added to SB 160 "Back the Badge".
SB 0160SupportBack the Badge ActTyler Harper
7/1/2017Effective DateJudiciary Non-CivilPublic Safety
2017/02/17-Report2017/03/17 - ReportClerk of CourtCorrectional Institutions/JailCriminal Procedure
Debra NesbitDistrict AttorneysEMS/AmbulanceFire ServicesHealth and Human Services
JuvenilesLaw EnforcementMagistrate CourtProbate CourtProbation
Public Safety and CourtsSheriffSolicitorsState CourtSuperior Court
Traffic Enforcement
This legislation provides exclusive jurisdiction of 13 to 17 year olds who commit an offense of aggravated assault or aggravated battery against a public safety official.  This legislation includes HB 116, HB 258, and SB 154 which gives superior court full jurisdiction for juvenile cases involving aggravated assault, increasing sentences for assaulting a police officer, and additional penalties for those convicted of assaulting a public safety officer while on duty.
SB 0168SupportData Sharing in Child Abuse Cases Between Law Enforcement Agencies, State Agencies and Child Abuse RegistryButch Miller
7/1/2017Effective DateJuvenile JusticeHealth and Human Services
Debra NesbitHealth and Human ServicesJuvenilesLaw EnforcementPublic Safety and Courts
This legislation amends the laws relating to access to child abuse records, allow certain data to be shared between state agencies and law enforcement.
SB 0170Evaluating'Georgia SERVES Act of 2017'; child care services for foster children and their families; provide for certification of volunteersHunter Hill
3/30/2017House Withdrawn, RecommittedJuvenile JusticeSpecial Judiciary
Debra NesbitHealth and Human ServicesJuveniles
This legislation enacts the Georgia SERVES Act of 2017.
SB 0175NeutralCriminal Justice Reform in Juvenile Court CHINS CasesJohn Kennedy
7/1/2017Effective DateJuvenile JusticeJudiciary
Debra NesbitHealth and Human ServicesJuvenilesPublic Safety and Courts
This legislation enacts reforms in juvenile court proceedings which allow the court to issue an order restraining or otherwise controlling conduct of parent, guardian or legal custodian in a CHINS case.
SB 0177Evaluating"Georgia Constitutional Carry Act of 2017"Joshua McKoon
2/15/2017Senate Read and ReferredJudiciary
Coroners/Medical ExaminersCorrectional Institutions/JailDistrict AttorneysEcon. Dev. & TransportationElections
Firearms/Carry LawsFireworksGeneral County GovernmentGeorgia Bureau of InvestigationJuveniles
Law EnforcementMagistrate CourtParoleProbate CourtProbation
Public Safety and CourtsSheriffSolicitorsState CourtSuperior Court
Todd EdwardsTransit
This legislation enacts the Georgia Constitutional Carry Act of 2017.
SB 0189EvaluatingCriminal Procedure; legal defense of indigents; provisions; change; clarify defined termsBlake Tillery
1/8/2018Senate RecommittedJudiciary
CompensationCriminal ProcedureDebra NesbitGeneral County GovernmentHealth and Human Services
Indigent DefenseJuvenilesPublic Safety and Courts
This legislation changes the provisions of Georgia's indigent defense system.
SB 0190NeutralJuvenile Court of Newton County; intake services; transfer to Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice pursuant to code section 15-11-69 of the OCGARick Jeffares
3/29/2018Senate Agreed House Amend or Sub As AmendedIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
Health and Human ServicesJuvenilesLocal LegislationPublic Safety and Courts
SB 0236EvaluatingDriving Under the Influence; county department of family and children services be notified; endangering; requireDonzella James
3/5/2018House Second ReadersJuvenile JusticeJudiciary
Debra NesbitDistrict AttorneysHealth and Human ServicesJuvenilesPublic Safety and Courts
SolicitorsTraffic Enforcement
This legislation requires prosecutors to nofiy the Department of Family and Children Services when a parent is convicted of driving under the influence with a child under age 14 years. 
SB 0326Evaluating"Sheltering Adolescent from Destructive Environments (Sade's) Law"Donzella James
1/18/2018Senate Read and ReferredJudiciary
Criminal ProcedureDebra NesbitHealth and Human ServicesJuvenilesPublic Safety and Courts
SB 0449EvaluatingJuvenile Code; applicability to individuals who are under the age of 18 years; delinquent act; establishDonzella James
2/20/2018Senate Read and ReferredJudiciary
Correctional Institutions/JailCriminal ProcedureDebra NesbitHealth and Human ServicesJuveniles
Law EnforcementProbate CourtPublic Safety and CourtsSuperior CourtTraffic Enforcement
SB 0476EvaluatingJuvenile Code; trial of any child 13 to 17 years of age; offense of aggravated assault with a firearm; superior court's exclusive original jurisdiction; addWilliam Ligon
2/23/2018Senate Read and ReferredJudiciary
Debra NesbitHealth and Human ServicesJuvenilesPublic Safety and CourtsSuperior Court
SR 0146WatchConstitutional Amendment to Provide Certain Rights and Enforcement of those Rights of Victims of CrimeJohn Kennedy
5/8/2018Act 467Judiciary - Non-CivilJudiciary
Criminal ProcedureDebra NesbitDistrict AttorneysGovernment ImmunityHealth and Human Services
JuvenilesLaw EnforcementPublic Safety and CourtsSolicitorsState Court
Superior Court
This legislation asks the voters to approve an amendment to the Georgia Constitution establishing rights of victims due to an act committed in violation of the criminal or juvenile delinquency laws.