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HB 0168NeutralUpper Oconee Basin Water Authority; abolish Upper Oconee Resource Management CommissionRegina Quick
7/1/2017Effective DateNatural Resources & EnvironmentState and Local Governmental Operations
Local LegislationNat. Res. & the EnvironmentWater Quantity
HB 0171InactiveMeriwether County Water and Sewerage Authority; members and chairperson; change designationRobert Trammell
5/1/2017Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
Local LegislationNat. Res. & the EnvironmentSewer/SeptageWater QualityWater Quantity
HB 0205SupportFracking RegulationsJohn Meadows
5/8/2018Effective DateEnergy, Utilities & TelecommunicationsRegulated Industries and Utilities
2017/02/03-Report2017/02/24 - Report2017/03/06 - Report2017/03/17 - Report2017/03/24 - Report
2018/02/02 Report2018/03/09 ReportKathleen BowenNat. Res. & the EnvironmentRevenue & Finance
Sales Tax-LocalWater QualityWater Quantity

This legislation amends the Oil and Gas Deep Drilling Act of 1975. It requires the creation of regulations governing hydraulic fracturing. Counties and cities have the ability to adopt local zoning or land use ordinances limiting the location or timing of fracking activities to protect natural resources, human life and human welfare. A three percent severance tax will be required from the sale price of the gas and oil obtained. Counties, where the fracking occurs, can enact local ordinances or resolutions to levy its own severance tax, which can't exceed nine cents per barrel of oil or two cents per thousand cubic feet of gas.  

HB 0777NeutralHistoric Chattahoochee Commission RepealedGerald Greene
7/1/2018Effective DateInterstate CooperationInterstate Cooperation
Kathleen BowenNat. Res. & the EnvironmentWater QualityWater Quantity
The legislation repeals in its entirety the Historic Chattahoochee Commission (HCC), which was organized in the 1970s to promote tourism and historic preservation throughout the Lower Chattahoochee River Valley. More info on the HCC can be found here.
HB 1039NeutralBig Canoe Water and Sewer Authority Act; enactRick Jasperse
5/8/2018Veto V16Intragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
Local LegislationSewer/SeptageWater QualityWater Quantity
HR 0361EvaluatingUnited States Congress; enactment of a Regulation Freedom Amendment to the Constitution of the United States; encourageDon Parsons
3/9/2017House Passed/AdoptedEnergy, Utilities & Telecommunications
911AgricultureAir QualityAirportsAlcohol/Tobacco
Correctional Institutions/JailEcon. Dev. & TransportationElectionsEmergency Management/PreparednessEminent Domain/Condemnation
EMS/AmbulanceFarmFinancingFirearms/Carry LawsFireworks
Forfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add OnsFranchise FeesGeneral County GovernmentHealth and Human ServicesHospital Authority
ImmigrationLand ConservationLand Use/ZoningLaw EnforcementNat. Res. & the Environment
Personnel/EmploymentPortsPreemptionPublic Safety and CourtsRetirement
Revenue & FinanceRoadsSewer/SeptageSolid WasteStormwater
TelecommunicationsTodd EdwardsTraffic EnforcementTransitTransportation
Utilities Water QualityWater Quantity
This legislation encourages Congress to enact the Regulation Freedom Amendment to the United States Constitution. 
HR 0514NeutralHouse Study Committee on Water DesalinationKeisha Waites
3/13/2017House Second ReadersNatural Resources & Environment
Kathleen BowenNat. Res. & the EnvironmentWater QualityWater Quantity
This legislation creates the House Study Committee on Water Desalination. 
HR 0943NeutralJoint Georgia-North Carolina and Georgia-Tennessee Boundary Line CommissionMarc Morris
3/27/2018Senate TabledInterstate CooperationRules
General County GovernmentKathleen BowenNat. Res. & the EnvironmentWater Quantity
This resolution creates the the Joint Georgia-North Carolina and Georgia-Tennessee Boundary Line Commission.
HR 1540NeutralUrging Congress to Invest in InfrastructureVernon Jones
3/27/2018House Passed/AdoptedSpecial Rules
Econ. Dev. & TransportationEconomic DevelopmentGeneral County GovernmentKathleen BowenNat. Res. & the Environment
ProcurementPublic WorksTransitTransportationTransportation Funding
Water QualityWater Quantity
This resolution states support for the infrastructure plan presented by the President of the United States and urges Congress to take action on said plan. 
SB 0026EvaluatingLocal Government; certain contracts and purchases by local boards of education; impose requirementsJoshua McKoon
1/23/2017Senate Read and ReferredEducation and Youth
General County GovernmentKathleen BowenNat. Res. & the EnvironmentProcurementSewer/Septage
Water QualityWater Quantity
This legislation amends the Bidding for Public Works Projects law relating to water reservoir, water supply and sewer projects.  It prohibits the guaranteed maximum prices given to a school board using construction manager at risk be increased.  
SB 0116OpposeStorm Water Utility Fees - Water Neutral Properties Frank Ginn
2/7/2017Senate Read and ReferredRegulated Industries and Utilities
2017/02/03-ReportKathleen BowenNat. Res. & the EnvironmentRevenue & FinanceStormwater
Utilities Water Quantity
This legislation prohibits counties and cities from assessing stormwater utility fees on properties certified as a water-neutral site by a professional engineer. The property owner would be responsible for submitting the proof of certification.
SB 0267NeutralHapeville Water and Sewer Authority; repeal an Act creatingNan Orrock
7/1/2017Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
General County GovernmentLocal LegislationNat. Res. & the EnvironmentSewer/SeptageUtilities
Water QualityWater Quantity
SB 0425NeutralLand Surveyors - Define Practice Steve Gooch
5/7/2018Act 417Regulated IndustriesRegulated Industries and Utilities
2018/03/16 ReportCode EnforcementEcon. Dev. & TransportationGeneral County GovernmentHealth and Human Services
Land Use/ZoningLaw EnforcementNat. Res. & the EnvironmentProcurementPublic Safety and Courts
Public WorksRoadsStormwaterTodd EdwardsUtilities
Water QualityWater Quantity
This legislation removes the requirement that land surveyors receive at least five hours of course study in hydrology. The bill raises the required semester hours of course study, or the equivalent, in surveying subjects approved by the board from 15 to 18 hours. Moreover, HB 833 grandfathers in those who have already received credit in hydrology coursework so that they may sit for the board approved examination for licensure. In addition, HB 833 adds surveyors to the list of professionals subject to a misdemeanor for practicing as a licensed surveyor if that person has not completed the licensing requirements.
SR 0224SupportJoint Study Committee on Stormwater Management FeesFrank Ginn
3/16/2017House Passed/AdoptedNatural Resources & EnvironmentRegulated Industries and Utilities
2017/02/17-Report2017/03/06 - Report2017/03/10 - Report2017/03/17 - ReportForfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add Ons
Kathleen BowenNat. Res. & the EnvironmentRevenue & FinanceStormwaterWater Quality
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This legislation creates the Joint Study Committee on Stormwater Management Fees. Local governments would have representation on the study committee that would be tasked with reviewing the existing data and current practices relating to storm-water management fees.

SR 0448NeutralJoint Georgia-North Carolina and Georgia-Tennessee Boundary Line CommissionMichael Williams
1/8/2018Senate RecommittedRules
Kathleen BowenNat. Res. & the EnvironmentWater Quantity
This legislation creates the Joint Georgia-North Carolina and Georgia-Tennessee Boundary Line Commission. 
SR 0794NeutralJoint Georgia-North Carolina and Georgia-Tennessee Boundary Line CommissionButch Miller
5/8/2018Act 547Interstate CooperationRules
Kathleen BowenNat. Res. & the EnvironmentWater Quantity
This resolution creates the the Joint Georgia-North Carolina and Georgia-Tennessee Boundary Line Commission. This six-person commission will be formed to meet with representatives from Tennessee and North Carolina to survey and establish the GA / NC / TN border. More details here.