This bill by Senator Randy Robertson (R-Cataula) introduces enhanced penalties for certain offenses committed during an "unlawful assembly". The assembly provisions are broad and bring concern as to what would be considered an assembly of individuals, or what actions would be unlawful. Additionally, the legislation provides that the governing authority (i.e. county or city government) under which a protest or unlawful assembly is to occur, would be ultimately responsible for actions of violence against persons and property during an assembly of two or more individuals if the actions (or failure to act) of the governing authority are deemed to be grossly negligent. Under this legislation a municipal corporation would have to establish and maintain an application process for the granting of permits to hold assemblies, including protests and rallies, on public property. No such assemblies would be allowed without the granting of a permit.