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2017 Legislative Session
 

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Economic Development and Redevelopment

BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
position
HB 33 Local Boards: Citizenship Requirement Evaluating
HB 60 Distilleries: Retail Package Sales Support
HB 73 Rural Downtown Tax Credit Support
HB 158 Destination Resort Casinos Evaluating
HB 175 Distance Requirements for Eating Establishments Support
HB 183 Georgia Geospatial Advisory Council Support
HB 381 Abandoned Mobile Homes Working With Author
HR 284 Study Committee on Government Construction Management Neutral
SB 79 Destination Resort Casinos Evaluating
SB 85 Breweries and Distilleries: Retail Package Sales Support
SB 116 Storm-Water Fee Prohibition Oppose
SR 249 Casino Gaming CA Evaluating

Education

BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
position
HR 319 Education Sales Tax for Maintenance and Operations Evaluating
SR 249 Casino Gaming CA Evaluating

Elections

BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
position
HB 42 Elections; Ballot Mistakes Neutral
HB 362 Local Government Officials: Start of Term of Office Oppose
SB 20 SPLOST: Limit Referendums Evaluating
SB 22 Business Contracts & Campaign Contributions Evaluating
SB 107 Campaign Financial Disclosure Forms Evaluating

Environment

BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
position
HB 183 Georgia Geospatial Advisory Council Support
SB 65 Retailer Scrap Tire Disposal Fee Neutral
SB 116 Storm-Water Fee Prohibition Oppose
SR 152 Joint Study Committee on Stream Buffers Neutral
SR 224 Study Committee on Storm-Water Utility Fees Neutral

Ethics

BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
position
HB 90 Ethics: City Officials Working With Author
HB 399 Ethics Filings: Require Filings with State Evaluating

Finance and Money Management

PRIORITY BILLS
bill #
title
position
HB 371 Sovereign Immunity; Equalization Support
BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
position
HB 152 Firefighters: Workers Comp Claims for Cancer Working With Author
SB 2 Local Governments: Business Licensing & Permitting Fee Schedules Working With Author
SB 86 Real Estate Sales on Levy Evaluating
SB 155 Local Law Enforcement Compensation Neutral
SB 194 Garnishment Neutral

Land Use and Annexation

PRIORITY BILLS
bill #
title
position
HB 434 Condemnation of Blighted Properties Support

Municipal Powers

PRIORITY BILLS
bill #
title
position
HB 146 Firefighter Cancer Insurance Support
HB 371 Sovereign Immunity; Equalization Support
HB 434 Condemnation of Blighted Properties Support
BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
position
HB 33 Local Boards: Citizenship Requirement Evaluating
HB 76 Recording Maps, Plats, and Plans Support
HB 82 Data Security Working With Author
HB 115 Taxis & Limousines: Fees and Sales Taxes Evaluating
HB 137 Forfeiture Actions; Compensation of Attorneys Neutral
HB 144 Retail Pet Store Sales Oppose
HB 152 Firefighters: Workers Comp Claims for Cancer Working With Author
HB 175 Distance Requirements for Eating Establishments Support
HB 194 Zoning Procedures; Local School Systems Working With Author
HB 243 Wage & Employment Benefits: Payment for Schedule Changes Oppose
HB 256 Direct Appeals Support
HB 257 Annual Registering with DCA Evaluating
HB 336 Broadband Ready Communities Evaluating
HB 367 Privacy of Public Safety Officials; Redaction of Information Evaluating
HB 381 Abandoned Mobile Homes Working With Author
HR 284 Study Committee on Government Construction Management Neutral
SB 2 Local Governments: Business Licensing & Permitting Fee Schedules Working With Author
SB 17 Sunday Sales: Hours for Consumption on the Premises Support
SB 86 Real Estate Sales on Levy Evaluating
SB 162 Eminent Domain; Assessor Costs Working With Author

Open Meetings/Open Record

BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
position
HB 367 Privacy of Public Safety Officials; Redaction of Information Evaluating

Public Safety

PRIORITY BILLS
bill #
title
position
HB 146 Firefighter Cancer Insurance Support
BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
position
HB 79 License Plate Scanners Support
HB 115 Taxis & Limousines: Fees and Sales Taxes Evaluating
HB 136 Courts sending reports of convictions Neutral
HB 137 Forfeiture Actions; Compensation of Attorneys Neutral
HB 156 Lawful Weapons Carrier Evaluating
HB 248 Automated Vehicle Operation on Local Streets Working With Author
HB 286 Weapons Carry License Neutral
HB 292 Georgia Gun Reciprocity Evaluating
HB 367 Privacy of Public Safety Officials; Redaction of Information Evaluating
HB 419 Metro Atlanta Local Control on Fireworks Working With Author
SB 15 Former Law Enforcement Weapons Carry Act Evaluating
SB 39 Dangerous Sexual Offender Act Support
SB 42 Vehicular Pursuit Act Support
SB 43 Secure Load Support
SB 54 Autonomous Vehicle Safety Standards Evaluating
SB 80 Law Enforcement Exception Carry Act Evaluating
SB 84 Firearm Destruction Bill Support
SB 88 Narcotic Treatment Programs Enforcement Evaluating
SB 90 Body Cameras: Require Working With Author
SB 91 Anti Gun Sales to Potential Terrorists Support
SB 94 No Knock Warrant Support
SB 155 Local Law Enforcement Compensation Neutral
SB 174 Probation Supervision; Indigent Persons Neutral
SB 176 Drivers' License; Criminal Procedures Neutral
SR 249 Casino Gaming CA Evaluating

Taxation

BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
position
HB 59 Historic Preservation Tax Credit Support
HB 61 Internet Sales Tax Support
HB 62 Internet Sales Tax w/ Appeal Support
HB 73 Rural Downtown Tax Credit Support
HB 85 Conservation Use of Forest Land Valuation Evaluating
HB 93 Sales and Use Tax Refunds Support
HB 115 Taxis & Limousines: Fees and Sales Taxes Evaluating
HB 134 Single County T-SPLOST Modifications Support
HB 158 Destination Resort Casinos Evaluating
HB 181 Sales Tax Accountability Support
HB 204 Property Tax Bills: Remove Fees Oppose
HB 215 TSPLOST Bonding Ability for Municipalities Support
HB 225 Ride Share Service Sales Tax Support
HB 327 TAVT Changes - Welcome to GA, Leased Cars, Classic Cars, and Transfer of Title Evaluating
HB 340 TAVT Changes to State and Local Distributions Evaluating
HB 372 Broadband Sales Tax Exemption Evaluating
HR 319 Education Sales Tax for Maintenance and Operations Evaluating
SB 76 ESPLOST Distribution Options Evaluating
SB 79 Destination Resort Casinos Evaluating
SB 156 DeKalb County EHOST Evaluating
SR 95 ESPLOST Distribution Options - CA Evaluating
SR 249 Casino Gaming CA Evaluating

Taxation - State Only

BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
position
HR 158 Dedicated Tax Allocation Evaluating

Transportation

BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
position
HB 38 Three Wheel Vehicle Class Act Working With Author
HB 134 Single County T-SPLOST Modifications Support
HB 136 Courts sending reports of convictions Neutral
HB 160 Georgia Commission on Transit Governance Evaluating
HB 215 TSPLOST Bonding Ability for Municipalities Support
HB 225 Ride Share Service Sales Tax Support
HB 248 Automated Vehicle Operation on Local Streets Working With Author
HB 328 Flex Lane and Highway Safety Neutral
SB 1 Anti -Domestic Terrorism Evaluating
SB 6 Georgia Regional Transit Council Working With Author
SB 43 Secure Load Support
SB 54 Autonomous Vehicle Safety Standards Evaluating
SB 54 Self-Driving Car Safety Act Support
SB 89 Georgia Right Track Act Neutral
SB 156 DeKalb County EHOST Evaluating

Utilities

BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
position
HB 336 Broadband Ready Communities Evaluating
SB 116 Storm-Water Fee Prohibition Oppose
SR 224 Study Committee on Storm-Water Utility Fees Neutral
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LEGISLATION IN THE NEWS
City Officials Analyze Legislative Priorities at Mayors’ Day
February 8, 2017
Mayors’ Day Conference attendees spent much of their Sunday, Jan. 22 and Monday morning, Jan. 23, in open discussion on possible issues of impact in several policy committee meetings and hearing from state leaders during the Legislative Networking Breakfast. 
 
Breweries Mean Business: A Change that Tastes like Urban Renewal
January 27, 2017
Michael McPherson, GMA Government Relations Associate
“…A Unique mixture of Manufacturing, Tourism and Urban Revitalization.”
In Georgia, brewers are currently at a competitive disadvantage because they are not allowed to sell to the general public at their production site or associated venue. Georgia’s “three tier system” requirements do not allow for sales on site, while all of the states sur­rounding Georgia have done away with this specific limitation.