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2018 Legislative Session
 

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Open Meetings/Open Record

BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
position
HB 367 Privacy of Public Safety Officials; Redaction of Information Evaluating
HB 389 Employers Accessing Employee Passwords Evaluating
HB 493 Video of Open Meetings Evaluating
HB 810 Teleconference Meetings Neutral
HB 959 Open Records; Private Entities Holding Public Records Evaluating

Finance and Money Management

PRIORITY BILLS
bill #
title
position
HB 371 Sovereign Immunity; Equalization Support
BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
position
HB 751 9-1-1; Georgia Emergency Communications Authority Support
SB 2 Local Governments: Business Licensing & Permitting Fee Schedules Oppose
SB 86 Real Estate Sales on Levy Evaluating
SB 155 Local Law Enforcement Compensation Commission Neutral
SB 194 Garnishment Neutral
SB 213 Local Government Banking Improvement Zones Evaluating

Taxation

BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
position
HB 61 Internet Sales Tax Parity Support
HB 85 Conservation Use of Forest Land Valuation Evaluating
HB 93 Sales and Use Tax Refunds Neutral
HB 115 Taxis & Limousines: Fees and Sales Taxes Evaluating
HB 158 Destination Resort Casinos Evaluating
HB 181 Sales Tax Accountability Support
HB 302 Taxpayer Bill of Rights Advertisement Changes Support
HB 327 TAVT Changes - Welcome to GA, Leased Cars, Classic Cars, and Transfer of Title Support
HB 329 Income Tax Bill/E-Fairness Neutral
HB 372 Broadband Sales Tax Exemption Evaluating
HB 518 Rights-of-Way: Compensation for Telecommunications Equipment Oppose
HB 579 Short-Term Rental Ordinance Ban Evaluating
HB 756 SPLOST Reporting Date Flexibility Support
HB 811 Collection of Unpaid Sales Tax Support
HB 820 Freeze of Rejected Digest Evaluating
HB 821 IRC and Jet Fuel Sales Tax Exemption Evaluating
HB 858 Occupation Tax Gross Receipts Exemption Working With Author
HB 886 GATE Exemption Modifications Support
HB 887 Communications Services Tax and Broadband Ready Communities Evaluating
HB 935 SPLOST Option For Cloud Based Storage Evaluating
HR 319 Education Sales Tax for Maintenance and Operations Evaluating
SB 79 Destination Resort Casinos Evaluating
SB 371 Sales Tax Accountability Support
SB 386 Atlanta-region Transit Link "ATL" Commission & Transit SPLOST Evaluating
SR 249 Casino Gaming CA Evaluating

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 158 Destination Resort Casinos Evaluating
HB 175 Distance Requirements for Eating Establishments Support
HB 332 Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act Support
HB 336 Broadband Strategy for All of Georgia Support
HB 381 Abandoned and Derelict Mobile Homes Support
HB 512 Prohibition on Storm-Water Fees / Water Neutral Sites Oppose
HB 719 Veteran Preferences for Housing Authorities Evaluating
HB 733 Rural Areas Assistance Act for Medical Professions Support
HB 736 Pop-Up Restaurant Services Working With Author
HB 835 Special Event Permits for Tobacco Sales Neutral
HB 843 Enterprise Tax Credits for Certain Military Communities Support
HB 851 Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Sunset Evaluating
HB 876 Wood Frame Construction Regulation Preemption Oppose
HR 238 Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Trust Fund--CA Support
HR 284 Study Committee on Government Construction Management Neutral
SB 79 Destination Resort Casinos Evaluating
SB 116 Storm-Water Fee Prohibition Oppose
SB 213 Local Government Banking Improvement Zones Evaluating
SB 395 SB 395 Georgia Joint Defense Commission Support
SB 397 Municipal Use of Real Estate Brokers Support
SB 402 Achieving Connectivity Everywhere (ACE) Act Support
SR 249 Casino Gaming CA Evaluating

Franchise Fees

BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
position
HB 887 Communications Services Tax and Broadband Ready Communities Evaluating

Environment

BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
position
HB 332 Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act Support
HB 512 Prohibition on Storm-Water Fees / Water Neutral Sites Oppose
HB 704 Burial of Construction Waste; Trespass Evaluating
HB 785 Pyrolysis Facilities for Post-Use Plastics Evaluating
HB 792 Sunset Extension for Solid Waste and Hazardous Waste Fees Support
HB 833 Surveyors Educational Requirements Working With Author
HB 879 Notice of Dewatering of Coal Combustion Residual Impoundments (CCRs) Support
HB 880 Landfill Permits: Modifications & Coal Residuals Evaluating
HB 885 Agriculture Exemption from Burn Bans Evaluating
HR 238 Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Trust Fund--CA Support
SB 65 Retailer Scrap Tire Disposal Fee Neutral
SB 116 Storm-Water Fee Prohibition Oppose
SB 385 Increase Solid Waste Surcharge Oppose

Municipal Courts

BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
position
HB 162 Debt Setoff; Administrative Office of the Courts Support
HB 716 Pre-Arrest Diversion for Drug and Mental Health Treatment Evaluating
HB 855 Fine Add-On; Georgia Driver's Education Evaluating
SB 189 Indigent Defense; Contracts with Circuit Public Defender Neutral
SB 452 Immigration Detainers Working With Author

Ethics

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

Taxation - State Only

BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
position
HB 332 Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act Support
HR 158 Dedicated Tax Allocation Support

Education

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

Public Safety

BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
position
HB 79 License Plate Scanners Support
HB 115 Taxis & Limousines: Fees and Sales Taxes Evaluating
HB 137 Forfeiture Actions; Compensation of Attorneys Neutral
HB 156 Lawful Weapons Carrier Evaluating
HB 286 Weapons Carry License Neutral
HB 367 Privacy of Public Safety Officials; Redaction of Information Evaluating
HB 419 Fireworks: Increased Local Control Support
HB 438 ATV Prohibition on Public Streets Support
HB 660 Hate Crime Deterrent Act Support
HB 703 Public Safety Mental Health Support Bill Support
HB 716 Pre-Arrest Diversion for Drug and Mental Health Treatment Evaluating
HB 751 9-1-1; Georgia Emergency Communications Authority Support
HB 774 Vehicle Impoundment Working With Author
HB 826 Alarm Verification Exclusions Support
HB 859 Secondary Metals Recyclers; Cash Payment Evaluating
HB 865 Municipal Court Jurisdiction; Marijuana Possession Evaluating
HB 876 Wood Frame Construction Regulation Preemption Oppose
HB 879 Notice of Dewatering of Coal Combustion Residual Impoundments (CCRs) Support
HB 885 Agriculture Exemption from Burn Bans Evaluating
HB 948 Preemption of Retail Sales Oppose
HR 758 Study Committee on Local Building Permits Evaluating
SB 39 Dangerous Sexual Offender Act Support
SB 42 Vehicular Pursuit Act Support
SB 43 Secure Load Support
SB 80 Law Enforcement Exception Carry Act Evaluating
SB 84 Firearm Destruction Bill Support
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 Commission Neutral
SB 217 Municipal Probation Officers Support
SB 323 Local Options for Confiscated Weapon Bill Support
SB 366 Law Enforcement Wage Study Act Support
SB 367 Law Enforcement Estate Bill Support
SB 368 Law Enforcement Technical Support Bill Support
SB 369 Local Government POAB Supplement Bill Working With Author
SB 404 Standby Water Service Fees Preemption Working With Author
SB 418 Preemption of Retail Sales Oppose
SB 452 Immigration Detainers Working With Author
SR 146 Rights of Crime Victims Evaluating
SR 249 Casino Gaming CA Evaluating
SR 587 English as Official Language Evaluating
SR 613 English as Official Language Evaluating

Municipal Powers

PRIORITY BILLS
bill #
title
position
HB 371 Sovereign Immunity; Equalization Support
BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
position
HB 33 Local Boards: Citizenship Requirement Evaluating
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 175 Distance Requirements for Eating Establishments Support
HB 256 Direct Appeals Support
HB 257 Annual Registering with DCA Neutral
HB 336 Broadband Strategy for All of Georgia Support
HB 367 Privacy of Public Safety Officials; Redaction of Information Evaluating
HB 381 Abandoned and Derelict Mobile Homes Support
HB 389 Employers Accessing Employee Passwords Evaluating
HB 499 Data Security Working With Author
HB 518 Rights-of-Way: Compensation for Telecommunications Equipment Oppose
HB 533 Restrictions on Local Control of Rights-of-Way: Small Cell Antennas and New Poles Working With Author
HB 579 Short-Term Rental Ordinance Ban Evaluating
HB 632 Municipal Elections Evaluating
HB 650 Removal of Monuments Evaluating
HB 650 Confederate Monuments Support
HB 674 Waiver of Sovereign Immunity Neutral
HB 693 Repeal of Solid Waste Liens Oppose
HB 704 Burial of Construction Waste; Trespass Evaluating
HB 716 Pre-Arrest Diversion for Drug and Mental Health Treatment Evaluating
HB 736 Pop-Up Restaurant Services Working With Author
HB 757 Taxicabs: Soft Taximeter Defined Evaluating
HB 774 Vehicle Impoundment Working With Author
HB 833 Surveyors Educational Requirements Working With Author
HB 876 Wood Frame Construction Regulation Preemption Oppose
HB 884 Water Flouridation: Remove Petition Requirements Evaluating
HB 887 Communications Services Tax and Broadband Ready Communities Evaluating
HB 948 Preemption of Retail Sales Oppose
HR 284 Study Committee on Government Construction Management Neutral
HR 758 Study Committee on Local Building Permits Evaluating
SB 2 Local Governments: Business Licensing & Permitting Fee Schedules Oppose
SB 17 Sunday Sales of Alcoholic Beverages Support
SB 86 Real Estate Sales on Levy Evaluating
SB 162 Eminent Domain; Assessor Costs Working With Author
SB 217 Municipal Probation Officers Support
SB 285 Municipal Incorporation: Prohibit Using Land from Current City Evaluating
SB 302 Confederate Monuments Support
SB 397 Municipal Use of Real Estate Brokers Support
SB 404 Standby Water Service Fees Preemption Working With Author
SB 418 Preemption of Retail Sales Oppose
SB 425 Surveyors Educational Requirements Working With Author
SB 426 Restrictions on Local Control of Rights-of-Way: Small Cell Antennas and New Poles Working With Author
SB 428 Vehicle Impoundment Evaluating
SB 452 Immigration Detainers Working With Author
SB 468 Procurement: Disclosure of Payments Evaluating
SB 469 Building Codes Oppose
SR 146 Rights of Crime Victims Evaluating
SR 587 English as Official Language Evaluating
SR 613 English as Official Language Evaluating
SR 846 Establishing a Cap on the Number of Georgia Cities Oppose

Recreation

BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
position
HB 332 Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act Support
HR 238 Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Trust Fund--CA Support

Alcoholic Beverages

BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
position
HB 60 Distilleries: Retail Package Sales Support
HB 158 Destination Resort Casinos Evaluating
HB 175 Distance Requirements for Eating Establishments Support
SB 17 Sunday Sales of Alcoholic Beverages Support
SB 79 Destination Resort Casinos Evaluating

Transportation

BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
position
HB 38 Three Wheel Vehicle Class Act Working With Author
HB 438 ATV Prohibition on Public Streets Support
HB 757 Taxicabs: Soft Taximeter Defined Evaluating
HB 930 Atlanta-region Transit Link "ATL" Authority Working With Author
SB 43 Secure Load Support
SB 89 Georgia Right Track Act Neutral
SB 386 Atlanta-region Transit Link "ATL" Commission & Transit SPLOST Evaluating
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LEGISLATION IN THE NEWS
2018 Legislation Could Impact Cities
January 3, 2018
By Tom Crawford
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By Sen. Renee Unterman
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