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HB 0119WatchEmployees' Retirement System of Georgia; member shall be eligible to transfer funds to Georgia Judicial Retirement System; provideTrey Kelley
1/26/2017House Second ReadersRetirement
District AttorneysGeneral County GovernmentIntern 2Public Safety and CourtsRetirement
SolicitorsState CourtSuperior Court
This legislation allows certain members of the Judicial Retirement System to transfer funds from the Employees' Retirement System of Georgia if they were previously an active member.
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
InsuranceInsurance JuvenilesLarry 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 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 0453NeutralAdd Chief Magistrate Judge to County Law Library BoardDavid Dreyer
7/1/2017Effective DateJudiciarySpecial Judiciary
Clerk of CourtDebra NesbitDistrict AttorneysGeneral County GovernmentMagistrate Court
Probate CourtPublic Safety and CourtsSolicitorsSuperior Court
This legislation adds the chief magistrate court judge to the county law library board of trustees. 
HB 0458SupportAllow Automated Speed and Traffic Safety Devices in School Zones without PermitAlan Powell
3/6/2017Senate Read and ReferredPublic Safety and Homeland SecurityGovernment Oversight
2017/03/06 - ReportDebra NesbitEcon. Dev. & TransportationLaw EnforcementPublic Safety and Courts
SheriffSolicitorsTraffic 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 0540InactiveCobb County; State Court; change salaries of certain staff of solicitor-generalAlbert Reeves
5/3/2017Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
CompensationGeneral County GovernmentLocal LegislationPublic Safety and CourtsSolicitors
HB 0635SupportCreation of At-Risk Adult Protection Investigative/Coordinating Teams in each Judicial CircuitSharon Cooper
7/1/2018Effective DateHuman Relations and AgingHealth and Human Services
2018/01/12 Report2018/02/09 Report2018/03/23 ReportDebra NesbitDistrict Attorneys
Georgia Bureau of InvestigationHealth and Human ServicesLaw EnforcementPublic Safety and CourtsSolicitors
This legislation amends the Disabled Adults and Elder Persons Protection Act, to require the creation and implementation of at-risk adult protection investigative/coordinating teams in each judicial circuit.  These teams will be formed at the direction of the district attorney and will include local law enforcement, aging services and any other agency as deemed appropriate by the district attorney.
HB 0716NegotiatingPre-Arrest Diversion for Drug and Mental Health Treatment ActPaulette Rakestraw
1/23/2018House Second ReadersJudiciary - Non-Civil
2018/01/26 ReportCriminal ProcedureDebra NesbitDistrict AttorneysHealth and Human Services
Law EnforcementPublic Safety and CourtsSolicitors
 This legislation sets forth requirements for local law enforcement to transport any citizen request transportation to a substance abuse treatment programs as well as a number of additional administrative duties. There is no funding or resources available to assist in the provision of the required services.
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 0978NeutralUse of Cameras and Automated Devices to Enforce Law Regarding School Buses and Enforcement of Speed Limits in School Zones Chad Nimmer
7/1/2018Effective DatePublic Safety and Homeland SecurityPublic Safety
2018/03/2 Report2018/03/23 ReportDebra NesbitEcon. Dev. & TransportationGeneral County Government
Law EnforcementPublic Safety and CourtsRevenue & FinanceSolicitorsState Court

This legislation allows private companies to place cameras in school zones and enforce civil penalties for speeding in school zones.   The fine is $75 for the first offense and $125 for subsequent offenses with an additional processing fee up to $25 assessed per offense. Additionally, should a local government chose to use cameras in school zones, signs must be placed within the approaching school zone warning drivers of the use of speed detection cameras. Money collected from such fines are to be used by the local governing body only for law enforcement or public safety initiatives. 

This bill also allows private companies to operate and maintain cameras placed on school buses. Additionally, the bill reduces the civil penalty for passing a school bus that has its stop sign activated from $300 to $250. This fine is to be paid to the governing body of the law enforcement agency. 

HR 1614EvaluatingLocal municipalities; continue bail reform efforts by adopting recommendations of the Judicial Council of Georgia's Ad Hoc Committee on Misdemeanor Bail Reform; recommendDoreen Carter
3/27/2018House Second ReadersJudiciary - Non-Civil
Criminal ProcedureDebra NesbitDistrict AttorneysMagistrate CourtProbate Court
Public Safety and CourtsSheriffSolicitorsState CourtSuperior Court
Traffic Enforcement
SB 0045WatchProhibition of Any Device Used to Film Under or Through a Person's ClothingLarry Walker
3/24/2017House Withdrawn, RecommittedJudiciary Non-CivilJudiciary
2017/03/06 - Report2017/03/24 - ReportCorrectional Institutions/JailDebra NesbitDistrict Attorneys
Law EnforcementPublic Safety and CourtsSolicitors
This legislation makes it a crime to surreptitiously record a person under or through a person's clothing to view their body or undergarments.  There is an exception for law enforcement and prosecutors investigating and prosecuting criminal offenses and retailers that provide surveillance in a customer changing room.
SB 0099NeutralJudicial Procedure for Purging Information from NCIC and Change of Definition of Knife in Weapons Carry StatuteElena Parent
3/30/2017House Withdrawn, RecommittedJudiciary Non-CivilPublic Safety
2017/03/06 - Report2017/03/24 - ReportClerk of CourtCriminal ProcedureDebra Nesbit
District AttorneysFirearms/Carry LawsGeneral County GovernmentGeorgia Bureau of InvestigationHealth and Human Services
Open Records/Meetings ActProbate CourtPublic Safety and CourtsSolicitors
This legislation allows individual's who have been involuntarily hospitalized to have the records purged and not included in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.  This bill was amended to change the definition of Knife in the possession and carrying of a concealed weapon statute from 5 inches to 12 inches.
SB 0127NeutralVictim's may Assert Rights When Law is not FollowedJohn Kennedy
5/8/2018Act 468Judiciary - Non-CivilJudiciary
Clerk of CourtCriminal ProcedureDebra NesbitDistrict AttorneysGeneral County Government
Government ImmunityPublic Safety and CourtsSolicitorsState CourtSuperior Court
This legislation amends the Crime Victim's Bill of Rights to allow a victim to bring to the attention of the court allegations that the law has not been followed.
SB 0142SupportAutomated Traffic Safety Devices in School ZonesJohn Kennedy
2/9/2017Senate Read and ReferredGovernment Oversight
2017/02/10 - ReportClerk of CourtDebra NesbitGeneral County GovernmentLaw Enforcement
Open Records/Meetings ActProbate CourtPublic Safety and CourtsSolicitorsState Court
Superior CourtTraffic Enforcement
This legislation allows and sets forth guidelines for the use of automatic traffic enforcement safety devices in school zones by local sheriffs and 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 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 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 0435NeutralEnforcement of and Use of Cameras in School Zones and on School Buses Brandon Beach
2/23/2018Senate Read Second TimePublic Safety
Econ. Dev. & TransportationKathleen BowenLaw EnforcementOpen Records/Meetings ActProbate Court
Public Safety and CourtsRevenue & FinanceRoadsSolicitorsState Court
Traffic Enforcement
This legislation allows cameras to be placed in school zones but prior to the placement of such devices, a permit should be otbained from the Georgia Department of Transportation. A civil penalty for speeding in such zone is $75 for a first violation and $125 for any subsequent violation with an additional processing fee of $25 assessed. Additionally, should a local government chose to use cameras in school zones, signs must be placed within the approaching school zone warning drivers of the use of speed detection cameras. 
 
The bill also reduces the civil penalty for passing a school bus that has its stop sign activated. 
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.