Legislation Sponsored by John Meadows


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.  

HR 1698SupportUse of County Right of Way for Telecommunications Technology - Study by House Rural Development Council John Meadows
3/27/2018House Passed/AdoptedRules
Econ. Dev. & TransportationGeneral County GovernmentRoadsTodd EdwardsUtilities
This resolution urges the House Rural Development Council to investigate ways to streamline and make equitable use of state and local government right of way to expedite the deployment of emerging communications technologies while retaining local control of and fair compensation of such rights of way.  The Council is encouraged to seek input from the Georgia Department of Transportation, local governments and communications services providers on how best to manage the right of way.