Legislation Sponsored by Brad Raffensperger


HB 0033NeutralNo Illegal Immigants or non-Georgians on certain Local Boards or Authorities Brad Raffensperger
1/12/2017House Second ReadersJudiciary
2017/01/12_TEST2017/01/12_TEST 22017/01/13-ReportEcon. Dev. & TransportationEconomic Development
General County GovernmentHealth and Human ServicesHospital AuthorityImmigrationPreemption
Revenue & FinanceTodd Edwards

This preemption legislation establishes additional requirements on individuals (other than ex officio or nonvoting members) appointed to county or city boards, commissions or authorities that establish policy, spend public funds, levy taxes or impose or collect fees or charges.  In order to be eligible for such an appointment, the individual must be a U.S. citizen or national, a lawful permanent resident or an alien having lawful status in the U.S.  The individual must also be a legal resident of Georgia, unless he or she resides in another state but owns an interest in business in Georgia or is employed in Georgia.  These qualifications do not apply to active duty members of the armed forces or an immediate family member of an active duty member of the armed forces.  The body making the appointment (i.e., the board of commissioners) is responsible for determining whether an individual meets these qualifications.

HB 0228EvaluatingHearing Aid Coverage for Children Act; enactBrad Raffensperger
2/7/2017House Second ReadersInsurance
Insurance Insurance
HB 0375NeutralTax Executions - New OwnersBrad Raffensperger
7/1/2017Effective DateWays & MeansFinance
2017/02/17-Report2017/03/17 - Report2017/03/24 - ReportLarry RamseyProperty Tax
Revenue & FinanceTax Commissioner
This legislation changes the definition of new owner for purposes of tax executions. Under existing law, new owners (those who purchase after January 1st and after taxes are due) are entitled to a new notice of taxes and at least 60 days before penalties and interest can be applied. This bill would change "new owner" to mean persons  who purchase real property after January 1st but on or before taxes are due. This bill would also repeal the provision of law allowing tax commissioners to receive 50 cents for issuance of a tax execution.
HB 0574InactiveJohns Creek, City of; Fulton County; provide for vacancies on the governing authorityBrad Raffensperger
5/4/2017Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
Form of GovernmentGeneral County GovernmentLocal Legislation
HB 0708NeutralJohns Creek, City of; ad valorem tax; provide new homestead exemptionBrad Raffensperger
5/8/2018Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
Local LegislationProperty Tax
HB 0979NeutralJohns Creek, City of; term limits for mayor and councilmembers; provideBrad Raffensperger
5/8/2018Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
Form of GovernmentLocal Legislation
HR 0182EvaluatingGovernor; negotiate with federal authorities to receive a waiver creating per capita block grant funding for indigent health care; urgeBrad Raffensperger
2/8/2017House Second ReadersAppropriations
Debra NesbitHealth and Human ServicesIndigent Health Care
This legislation encourages the Governor to negotiate with federal authorities to receive a waiver creating per capita block grant funding for indigent health care.