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2017 Legislative Session
 

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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: Hours for Consumption on the Premises Support
SB 79 Destination Resort Casinos 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 73 Rural Downtown Tax Credit Support
HB 158 Destination Resort Casinos Evaluating
HB 175 Distance Requirements for Eating Establishments Support
HB 332 Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act Support
HB 381 Abandoned Mobile Homes Working With Author
HB 512 Prohibition on Storm-Water Fees / Water Neutral Sites 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
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 362 Local Government Officials: Start of Term of Office Oppose

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
HR 238 Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Trust Fund--CA Support
SB 65 Retailer Scrap Tire Disposal Fee Neutral
SB 116 Storm-Water Fee Prohibition Oppose

Ethics

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

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
HB 446 Local Government 911 Authority; Create 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
SB 222 Local Government 911 Authority: Create Support

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 256 Direct Appeals Support
HB 367 Privacy of Public Safety Officials; Redaction of Information Evaluating
HB 381 Abandoned Mobile Homes Working With Author
HB 389 Employers Accessing Employee Passwords Evaluating
HB 446 Local Government 911 Authority; Create Support
HB 499 Data Security Working With Author
HB 518 Rights-of-Way: Compensation for Telecommunications Equipment Working With Author
HB 533 5G Broadband Infrastructure Leads to Development Act (BILD) Evaluating
HB 579 Short-Term Rental Ordinance Ban Evaluating
HR 284 Study Committee on Government Construction Management Neutral
SB 2 Local Governments: Business Licensing & Permitting Fee Schedules Oppose
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
SB 217 Municipal Probation Officers Support
SB 222 Local Government 911 Authority: Create Support
SB 232 Facilitating Internet Broadband Rural Expansion (FIBRE) Act Working With Author
SB 285 Municipal Incorporation: Prohibit Using Land from Current City Evaluating
SR 146 Rights of Crime Victims Evaluating

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

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 Fireworks: Increased Local Control Support
HB 438 ATV Prohibition on Public Streets Support
HB 446 Local Government 911 Authority; Create Support
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 Commission Neutral
SB 174 Probation Supervision; Indigent Persons Neutral
SB 176 Drivers' License; Criminal Procedures Neutral
SB 217 Municipal Probation Officers Support
SB 218 Autonomous Vehicle Standards Working With Author
SB 222 Local Government 911 Authority: Create Support
SR 146 Rights of Crime Victims Evaluating
SR 249 Casino Gaming CA Evaluating

Recreation

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

Taxation

BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
position
HB 59 Historic Preservation Tax Credit Support
HB 61 Internet Sales Tax Support
HB 73 Rural Downtown Tax Credit 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 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 Evaluating
HB 215 TSPLOST Bonding Ability for Municipalities Support
HB 225 Ride Share Service Sales Tax Evaluating
HB 302 Taxpayer Bill of Rights Advertisement Changes Evaluating
HB 327 TAVT Changes - Welcome to GA, Leased Cars, Classic Cars, and Transfer of Title Evaluating
HB 329 Income Tax Bill/E-Fairness Neutral
HB 340 TAVT Changes to State and Local Distributions Evaluating
HB 372 Broadband Sales Tax Exemption Evaluating
HB 518 Rights-of-Way: Compensation for Telecommunications Equipment Working With Author
HB 579 Short-Term Rental Ordinance Ban 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
SR 470 TAVT Study Committee Support

Taxation - State Only

BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
position
HB 332 Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act Support
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 Neutral
HB 215 TSPLOST Bonding Ability for Municipalities Support
HB 225 Ride Share Service Sales Tax Evaluating
HB 248 Automated Vehicle Operation on Local Streets Working With Author
HB 328 Flex Lane and Highway Safety Neutral
HB 438 ATV Prohibition on Public Streets Support
SB 1 Anti -Domestic Terrorism Evaluating
SB 6 Georgia Regional Transit Council Neutral
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
SB 218 Autonomous Vehicle Standards Working With Author
2017 LEGISLATIVE SUMMARY
Download GMA's 2017 Final Gold Dome Update (PDF) | April 10, 2017
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LEGISLATION IN THE NEWS
Stemming Georgia’s Opioid Epidemic: State & Local Government Cooperation
May 9, 2017
By Sen. Renee Unterman
With the Georgia 911 Medical Amnesty Law in effect, the prevalence of first responders carrying naloxone varies depending on the funding available to purchase the naloxone kits in cities and counties in Georgia. Funding solutions should be explored by our counties and municipalities to ensure Naloxone is available to first responders and can be replenished after the kit passes an expiration date or is used in the field.
Breweries Mean Business: A Change that Tastes like Urban Renewal
January 27, 2017
Michael McPherson, GMA Government Relations Associate
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.