HB 511, Appropriation of Dedicated Revenues to Separate Trust Funds

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Rep. Bert Reeves
District 34
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3/31/2021
Finance and Money Management | Taxation | Transportation |
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A recently approved constitutional amendment allows the Georgia General Assembly, with a two-thirds vote, to dedicate the revenue from certain taxes and fees for specific purposes or funds. This bill would make changes to existing provisions in law where the General Assembly intended to earmark revenue for a specific purpose. The bill would establish separate trust funds in the state treasury and require appropriation to each of the following:

  • The Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Trust Fund;
  • The Solid Waste Trust Fund;
  • The Hazardous Waste Trust Fund;
  • The State Children’s Trust Fund;
  • The Wildlife Endowment Trust Fund;
  • The Trauma Care Network Trust Fund (Previously the Georgia Trauma Trust Fund);
  • The Transportation Trust Fund;
  • The Georgia Agricultural Trust Fund;
  • The Fireworks Trust Fund; and
  • The Georgia Transit Trust Fund.
BILL STATUS
7/1/2022 - Effective Date 5/10/2021 - Act 290 5/10/2021 - Date Signed by Governor

Votes

3/18/2021 Senate Vote #231 Yea - 51 Nay - 0 Not Voting - 0 Excused - 5
3/18/2021 Senate Vote #229 Yea - 32 Nay - 19 Not Voting - 0 Excused - 5
3/3/2021 House Vote #148 Yea - 168 Nay - 0 Not Voting - 4 Excused - 8