Compensation


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 0091NeutralGrady County; board of commissioners; change compensationDarlene Taylor
1/30/2017House Withdrawn, RecommittedIntragovernmental Coordination
CompensationLocal Legislation
HB 0202InactivePublic officers and employees; annual salary for the Governor; change provisionsJay Powell
5/9/2017Effective DateAppropriationsAppropriations
CompensationIntern 2
This legislation changes the Governor's salary.
HB 0243NeutralLocals Can't Mandate Extra Pay for Schedule Changes William Werkheiser
7/1/2017Effective DateIndustry and LaborInsurance and Labor
2017/02/10 - ReportCompensationGeneral County GovernmentPreemptionProcurement
Todd Edwards
This legislation preempts local governments from requiring contractors to provide additional pay to employees based upon schedule changes.
HB 0267OpposeMandated County Sick Leave Policy Kimberly Alexander
2/9/2017House Second ReadersIndustry and Labor
2017/02/10 - ReportCompensationGeneral County GovernmentPersonnel/EmploymentTodd Edwards
This legislation mandates that all counties implement a sick-time policy and provide at least 56 hours of paid sick leave per year to their employees.  Paid sick leave shall accrue at the rate of one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked.  The bill places several other requirements on these sick leave policies.  While ACCG has no issue with whatever sick leave the state may elect to provide its employees, we believe that counties are best apt to make their own personnel decisions.      
HB 0282NeutralGrady County; board of commissioners; change compensationDarlene Taylor
6/1/2017Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
CompensationGeneral County GovernmentLocal Legislation
HB 0284NeutralCrisp County; Board of Education; change compensation of membersBuddy Harden
6/1/2017Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
CompensationGeneral County GovernmentLocal Legislation
HB 0294NeutralCoffee County; board of education; change compensation of membersDominic Lariccia
6/1/2017Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
CompensationGeneral County GovernmentLocal Legislation
HB 0306NeutralCherokee County; Board of Education; change compensation of membersScot Turner
1/1/2019Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
CompensationGeneral County GovernmentLocal Legislation
HB 0312SupportRetirement Plans - Allow Roth optionHoward Maxwell
1/1/2018Effective DateRetirementRetirement
CompensationFire ServicesGeneral County GovernmentLarry RamseyPersonnel/Employment
Retirement
This bill provides that the state retirement system, as well as retirement plans offered by counties and other local governments, may include an option for use of a qualified Roth contribution program in a deferred compensation plan. As to counties, this appears to be a restatement or clarification of existing authority provided to counties under the Georgia Constitution.
HB 0315EvaluatingMinimum wage; increase; provideDewey McClain
2/14/2017House Second ReadersIndustry and Labor
CompensationGeneral County GovernmentMandatePersonnel/EmploymentTodd Edwards
This legislation increases the minimum hourly wage from $5.15 per hour to $15.00 per hour.
HB 0339EvaluatingWorking Wages Equalization Act; enactErica Thomas
2/15/2017House Second ReadersIndustry and Labor
CompensationGeneral County GovernmentMandatePersonnel/EmploymentTodd Edwards
This legislation increases the minimum wage from $5.15 per hour to $7.25 per hour.
HB 0345EvaluatingGeorgia Pay Equity Act; enactPark Cannon
2/15/2017House Second ReadersIndustry and Labor
CompensationGeneral County GovernmentOpen Records/Meetings ActPersonnel/EmploymentTodd Edwards
This legislation enacts the Georgia Pay Equity Act.
HB 0355InactiveCobb County; Probate Court; change compensation of chief deputy, assistant chief deputy and executive assistantJohn Carson
5/2/2017Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
CompensationGeneral County GovernmentLocal LegislationProbate CourtPublic Safety and Courts
HB 0356InactiveCobb County; Board of Commissioners; compensation of chairperson and other commissioners; change provisionsJohn Carson
5/2/2017Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
CompensationGeneral County GovernmentLocal Legislation
HB 0368OpposeMandated Salary Supplement for Superior Court ClerksBarry Fleming
2/16/2017House Second ReadersJudiciary
2017/02/17-ReportClerk of CourtCompensationDebra NesbitGeneral County Government
MandatePublic Safety and CourtsTraining

This legislation provides an additional $200 per month supplement to be paid by the county for superior court clerks who complete voluntary training with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government and become a "certified superior court clerk".  Clerk's are mandated to complete this training to become a "certified superior court clerk" upon election under current law that has been in effect since 1998.  All training and reasonable travel expenses are currently the responsibility of the county.  Essentially this is a $200 per month salary increase for superior court clerks.

HB 0383InactiveTelfair County; Board of Education; compensation of members; change provisionsJimmy Pruett
5/2/2017Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
CompensationGeneral County GovernmentLocal Legislation
HB 0384InactiveCobb County; tax commissioner's office; change compensation of certain employeesJohn Carson
5/2/2017Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
CompensationGeneral County GovernmentLocal LegislationRevenue & FinanceTax Commissioner
HB 0420InactiveCobb County; Probate Court; change compensation of judge and clerkStacey Evans
5/2/2017Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
Clerk of CourtCompensationGeneral County GovernmentLocal LegislationProbate Court
Public Safety and Courts
HB 0424InactiveCobb County; State Court; change compensation of judgesAlbert Reeves
5/2/2017Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
CompensationGeneral County GovernmentLocal LegislationPublic Safety and CourtsState Court
HB 0442NeutralClayton County; State Court; provide for salaries of judgesMike Glanton
5/3/2018Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
CompensationGeneral County GovernmentLocal LegislationPublic Safety and CourtsState Court
HB 0476InactiveDougherty County; coroner and deputy coroners; provide compensationGerald Greene
5/3/2017Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
CompensationCoroners/Medical ExaminersGeneral County GovernmentLocal Legislation
HB 0487SupportLeave with Pay for Certain State Employees to Participate in Disaster Relief ServicesJosh Bonner
3/15/2018Senate Read Second TimePublic Safety and Homeland SecurityPublic Safety
CompensationDebra NesbitEmergency Management/PreparednessGeneral County GovernmentPublic Safety and Courts

This legislation allows state employees who are certified disaster service volunteers with the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary to be given p to 15 days of leave per year to assist county emergency management agencies. 

HB 0489NeutralGeorgia Procurement Registry - Require PostingTom McCall
7/1/2018Effective DateGovernmental AffairsEconomic Development and Tourism
2018/02/16 Report2018/03/16 Report2018/03/2 ReportCompensationGeneral County Government
MandateProcurementPublic WorksTodd Edwards

This bill requires cities and counties, if they are soliciting a bid or proposal opportunity for goods and services valued at $10,000 or more, or public works contracts for over $100,000, to post the advertisement on the Georgia Procurement Registry at no cost to the local government.  It is then optional for the local government to advertise the bid or proposal opportunity in the legal organ or their website.  Action: the above notices must be posted on the Georgia Procurement Registry.         

      

HB 0521EvaluatingMinimum Wage - Increase to $10.10 Hourly Erica Thomas
3/3/2017House Second ReadersIndustry and Labor
CompensationGeneral County GovernmentMandatePersonnel/EmploymentTodd Edwards
This legislation increases Georgia's minimum wage from $5.15 per hour to $10.10 per hour. 
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 0553InactiveCobb County; State Court; change salary of chief deputy clerk and clerk; provisionsAlbert Reeves
5/3/2017Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
Clerk of CourtCompensationLocal LegislationPublic Safety and CourtsState Court
HB 0557NeutralClayton County; Probate Court; change compensation of judgeValencia Stovall
5/3/2018Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
CompensationLocal LegislationProbate CourtPublic Safety and Courts
HB 0558NeutralClayton County; Superior Court; compensation of sheriff; change provisionsValencia Stovall
5/3/2018Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
CompensationLocal LegislationPublic Safety and CourtsSheriff
HB 0581NeutralTaliaferro County; Board of Education; change compensation of membersTrey Rhodes
6/1/2017Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
CompensationLocal Legislation
HB 0589InactiveWalton County; change compensation of coronerHugh Williamson
5/4/2017Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
CompensationCoroners/Medical ExaminersGeneral County GovernmentLocal LegislationPublic Safety and Courts
HB 0591NeutralWarren County; Board of Education; provide for compensation of membersMack Jackson
6/1/2017Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
CompensationLocal Legislation
HB 0599NeutralIncome Tax Exemption for Military Retirement BenefitsHeath Clark
3/22/2017House Second ReadersWays & Means
CompensationGeneral County GovernmentLarry RamseyRetirementRevenue & Finance
This legislation changes the income taxability of public retirement systems for noncivilian service in the armed forces or reserves.
HB 0603NeutralFulton County; State Court; modify compensation of judgesWendell Willard
1/1/2018Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
CompensationGeneral County GovernmentLocal LegislationPublic Safety and CourtsState Court
HB 0610NeutralClayton Judicial Circuit; judges of superior court; increase county supplement to state salaryMike Glanton
5/3/2018Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
CompensationGeneral County GovernmentLocal LegislationPublic Safety and CourtsSuperior Court
HB 0612NeutralNewton County; board of education; provide manner of changing compensation for membersDave Belton
5/4/2017Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
Compensation
HB 0771NeutralHeard County; Board of Education; provide new method of compensating membersRandy Nix
5/3/2018Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
CompensationLocal Legislation
HB 0814SupportCoroners - Counties Allowed to Set SalaryRicky Williams
3/12/2018Senate Read Second TimeGovernmental AffairsState and Local Governmental Operations
2018/02/02 Report2018/02/16 Report2018/02/23 Report2018/03/09 ReportCompensation
Coroners/Medical ExaminersGeneral County GovernmentPublic Safety and CourtsTodd Edwards

This legislation authorizes counties to establish the compensation of coroners and deputy coroners, unless said salaries are already covered by local legislation.  Counties with a population of less than 34,999 must continue to offer the state's minimum salaries.  Counties are able to offer COLAs and longevity increases (which are currently required), but there can be no double dipping on state, then local COLAs.  Counties can elect not to set these salaries, but maintain the status quo spelled out in state law.          

HB 0829NeutralQuitman County; Board of Education; change compensation of chairperson and membersGerald Greene
6/1/2018Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
CompensationLocal Legislation
HB 0836NeutralDougherty County School System; change compensation of members of the board of educationWinfred Dukes
5/3/2018Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
CompensationLocal Legislation
HB 0839NeutralClayton County Water Authority; change compensation of membersMike Glanton
5/3/2018Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
CompensationLocal Legislation
HB 0900NeutralLamar County; Board of Education; revise compensation of members and chairpersonJohnnie Caldwell
5/3/2018Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
CompensationLocal Legislation
HB 0925OpposeMandatory Minimum Salary for Sheriff's DeputiesAl Williams
2/15/2018House Second ReadersWays and Means
2018/02/16 ReportBusiness and Occupation TaxCompensationDebra NesbitGeneral County Government
Health and Human ServicesLaw EnforcementPublic Safety and CourtsRevenue & Finance
This legislation mandates that all deputies appointed by a sheriff be compensated at a rate equal to an annual salary of $33,500.  The bill also creates a grant program administered by the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) to assist local governments in the compensation of sheriff's deputies.  The grant program would be funded through a 1% excise tax on the sale of contact lenses and spectales for which a prescription of required.  The legilslation is accompanied by H.R. 1138.
HB 0946NeutralHouston County; Board of Education; modify compensation of membersHeath Clark
6/1/2018Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
CompensationLocal Legislation
HB 0964NeutralRockdale County; Board of Education; modify compensation of membersVernon Jones
3/9/2018Senate Read and ReferredIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
CompensationLocal Legislation
HB 0986NeutralWaycross Judicial Circuit; judges of superior courts; increase supplementsChad Nimmer
5/8/2018Effective DateJudiciaryState and Local Governmental Operations
CompensationLocal LegislationSuperior Court
HB 0990NeutralRockdale County; Board of Education; modify compensation of membersPam Dickerson
6/1/2018Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
CompensationLocal Legislation
HB 0991NeutralPutnam County; Board of Education; change compensation of membersTrey Rhodes
5/8/2018Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
CompensationLocal Legislation
HB 1003NeutralGilmer County; Board of Education; provide for compensation of membersDavid Ralston
5/8/2018Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
CompensationLocal Legislation
HB 1010NeutralCherokee County; maximum salary amount and authority of the sheriff; provisionsWesley Cantrell
5/8/2018Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
CompensationLocal LegislationSheriff
HB 1044NeutralSouthern Judicial Circuit; superior court judges; increase supplement to compensationJames Shaw
5/8/2018Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
CompensationLocal LegislationSuperior Court
HB 1048NeutralBlue Ridge Judicial Circuit; Superior Court judges; increase compensationMandi Ballinger
10/1/2018Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
CompensationLocal LegislationSuperior Court
HB 1049NeutralCherokee County; State Court judges; modify compensationMandi Ballinger
10/1/2018Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
CompensationLocal LegislationState Court
HB 1072NeutralHenry County; annual salary for coroner and deputy coroner; provideGeoff Cauble
3/23/2018Senate Read and ReferredIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
CompensationCoroners/Medical ExaminersLocal Legislation
HR 1224EvaluatingHouse Study Committee on the Establishment of a Living Wage; createDeborah Gonzalez
2/22/2018House Second ReadersIndustry and Labor
CompensationGeneral County GovernmentPersonnel/EmploymentTodd Edwards
SB 0028EvaluatingMinimum Wage Law; revise certain provisionsVincent Fort
1/23/2017Senate Read and ReferredInsurance and Labor
CompensationGeneral County GovernmentMandatePersonnel/EmploymentTodd Edwards
This legislation increases the minimum wage in Georgia to $15.00, as well as ties it to the Consumer Price Index.
SB 0060Evaluating"Georgia Equal Pay Act"Horacena Tate
1/25/2017Senate Read and ReferredInsurance and Labor
CompensationGeneral County GovernmentPersonnel/EmploymentTodd Edwards
This legislation requires employees to be paid the same rate as employees of the opposite sex working in the same establishment for equal work with certain pay differentials permitted.
SB 0063EvaluatingGeorgia Family Medical Leave Act Horacena Tate
1/25/2017Senate Read and ReferredInsurance and Labor
CompensationGeneral County GovernmentHealth and Human ServicesPersonnel/EmploymentTodd Edwards
This legislation, if the referendum in SR 73 is approved, would create the Family Medical Leave Fund, a temporary family medical leave insurance program, funded through contgributions of employers and employees to help compensate employees for a portion of the wage loss incurred while on medical leave.
SB 0155NeutralCreation of the Local Law Enforcement Officer Compensation CommissionGregory Kirk
2/28/2017House Second ReadersGovernmental AffairsPublic Safety
2017/02/17-Report2017/03/06 - ReportCompensationDebra NesbitGeneral County Government
Law EnforcementPersonnel/EmploymentPublic Safety and CourtsSheriff
This legislation creates the Local Law Enforcement Officer Compensation Commission to be housed within the Department of Administrative Services.  The Commission shall include a CEO of county or municipal corporation law enforcement agency, a sheriff , the Executive Directors of ACCG and GMA, two members of the Senate, and  two members of the House of Representatives, with the DOAS Commissioner serving as the chair.  The commission must meet at least semi-annually and provide on-going review of salaries and benefits using data required to be submitted by governing authorities.
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 0201NeutralSick Leave - Must be Used for Care of Immediate Family Member Butch Miller
7/1/2017Effective DateIndustry and LaborInsurance and Labor
2017/02/24 - Report2017/03/06 - Report2017/03/17 - Report2017/03/24 - ReportCompensation
General County GovernmentPersonnel/EmploymentTodd Edwards
This legislation requires employers, including counties, that offer sick leave to allow their employees to use up to five days of the sick leave, which must be earned, to care for immediate family members.  Nothing requires employers to offer sick leave to begin with and the employee must comply with the terms of the county's sick leave policy.  Nothing in this bill shall be construed to create a new cause of against the county.  This law sunsets on July 1, 2020.     
SB 0254EvaluatingMinimum Annual Salary for Sheriff's Deputies and Creation of the Local Law Enforcement Officer Compensation CommissionMichael Williams
2/24/2017Senate Read and ReferredPublic Safety
Auditing/BudgetCompensationDebra NesbitGeneral County GovernmentLaw Enforcement
MandatePersonnel/EmploymentPreemptionPublic Safety and CourtsSheriff
This legislation requires counties to pay all deputies at the same level as the minimum annual salary for troopers of the Georgia State Patrol.  Each year, the deputies must recieve the same cost of living increase as state employees.  The legislation also creates a Local Law Enforcement Compensation Commission to study salaries and benefits of all local law enforcement officers.
SB 0265InactiveForsyth County; compensation of the coroner and deputy coroner; provideMichael Williams
5/2/2017Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
CompensationCoroners/Medical ExaminersGeneral County GovernmentHealth and Human ServicesLocal Legislation
Public Safety and Courts
SB 0366NegotiatingState Mandated Completion of Salary Surveys for Employees of the Sheriff's DepartmentSteve Gooch
3/23/2018House Committee Favorably Reported By SubstituteAppropriationsPublic Safety
2018/02/02 Report2018/02/09 Report2018/02/16 Report2018/03/23 ReportCompensation
Debra NesbitGeneral County GovernmentLaw EnforcementPersonnel/EmploymentPopulation Acts
Public Safety and CourtsSheriff
This legislation is based on the report of the Compensation of Police and Sheriff's (COPS) and requires that every county conduct a wage and compensation study once every five years or lose their qualified local government status.  A detailed summary can be found here.
SB 0398NeutralBoard of Education of Talbot County; compensation of the members; provideEd Harbison
5/3/2018Act 364Intragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
CompensationLocal Legislation
SB 0430NeutralConstitutional Office Salary Update in Statute Matt Brass
3/29/2018Senate Agreed House Amend or Sub As AmendedGovernmental AffairsState and Local Governmental Operations
2018/02/16 Report2018/02/23 Report2018/03/16 Report2018/03/2 ReportClerk of Court
CompensationDebra NesbitElectionsGeneral County GovernmentMagistrate Court
Probate CourtPublic Safety and CourtsRevenue & FinanceSheriffTax Commissioner

This legislation simply codifies the COLA's that have been awarded to constitutional officers and magistrate judges  since 2006. The mandatory pay raise was removed from the legislation.

To see what Georgia's constitutional officers currently make, by county, which includes COLA's, longevity increases and state and local supplements, please click here:  

Note that these figures do not include fees received as personal compensation in some cases (e.g. clerks' fees for processing U.S. passport applications, probates' vital records fees, and tax commissioners' fees for collecting city property taxes). 

SB 0436NeutralProbate Court Code ModernizationBrian Strickland
5/3/2018Act 405JudiciaryJudiciary
2018/02/16 Report2018/02/23 Report2018/03/09 Report2018/03/16 ReportClerk of Court
CompensationDebra NesbitElectionsForfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add OnsInsurance
InsuranceProbate CourtPublic Safety and CourtsSheriffSuperior Court
Training
This legislation updates and modernizes the code that governs the operation of probate courts.  The bill also increases the surety bond requirement from $25,000 to $100,000.  Additionally the bill changes the current process of filling a vacancy, from appointment of the associate judge to requiring a special election.
SB 0481NeutralBoard of Education of Putman County; members; compensation; reimbursement of expenses; provideBurt Jones
5/8/2018Act 535Intragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
CompensationLocal Legislation
SR 0073EvaluatingFamily Medical Leave Fund; create -CAHoracena Tate
1/25/2017Senate Read and ReferredHealth and Human Services
CompensationGeneral County GovernmentPersonnel/EmploymentTodd Edwards
This legislation, if approved by the voters, would create a temproary family medical leave insurance program as per SB 63.
SR 0279WatchGeneral Assembly; establishment of a council to set the salaries of members; provide -CAJoshua McKoon
2/22/2017Senate Read and ReferredRules
CompensationGeneral County GovernmentTodd Edwards
This legislation askes the voters to approve a Georgia Constitutional amendment to establish a council to set salaries of the members of the General Assembly.