Legislative Session

 
 

Alcoholic Beverages

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HB 1232 Sunday Wine Bars

Economic Development and Redevelopment

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HB 206 Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (CPACE)
HB 409 Sale of Real Property by Local Authorities
SB 26 Virtual Development Authority and CID Meetings
SB 127 Local Government - DMO Dispute Resolution
SB 136 Waiving of Impact Fees for Workforce Housing Development
SB 171 Development Authority Governance Revisions
SB 435 Community Development Districts

Education

Elections

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HB 200 Allows Cities to Adopt Instant Runoff Voting
SB 355 Prohibition of Ranked Choice Voting
SB 413 Special Elections for Sales Taxes
SB 446 Advance Voting Period

Environment

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HB 31 Hazardous Waste Trust Fund Dedication
HB 71 Okefenokee Protection Act
HB 206 Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (CPACE)
HB 336 Use of Approved Refrigerants
HB 429 Prohibiting Landfill Development Near Protected Species
HB 430 Permitting of landfills near historic sites
HB 435 Municipal Solid Waste Disposal Permitting Restrictions
HB 1146 Private Water Permitting Preemption
HR 211 House Study Committee on Landfills
SB 95 Solid Waste Trust Fund Expenditure Limitations
SB 145 Landscape Equipment and Agricultural Fairness (LEAF) Act

Ethics

Finance and Money Management

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HB 281 Audit Requirement for Constitutional Officers
HB 322 Prohibition on Fees and Assessments on Property Tax Bills
HB 531 Local Government Increased Investment Options
HB 1044 Increase Public Works Bidding Exemption
SB 113 Transition of Services and Financial Obligations from an Existing City to a New City
SB 435 Community Development Districts

Land Use and Annexation

PRIORITY BILLS
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HB 517 The Georgia Homeowner Opportunity Act
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HB 371 Procedures for Annexation by Local Act
HB 514 Housing Regulation Transparency Act
HB 905 Clarify Zoning Procedures for Quasi-judicial Decisions
HB 1043 Blockchain Basics Act
HB 1073 Zoning Procedures relating to Drug Treatment Facilities
HB 1266 The CHOICE Act
SB 145 Landscape Equipment and Agricultural Fairness (LEAF) Act
SB 188 Preemption of Regulation on Rental Subdivisions
SB 213 Manufactured Home Replacement
SB 391 Cemetery Permitting and Disturbance
SB 435 Community Development Districts

Municipal Courts

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HB 204 Municipal Court Clerks' Council; Create
HB 456 Terms of Municipal Court Judges
SB 63 Bail; Unsecured Release

Municipal Powers

PRIORITY BILLS
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HB 517 The Georgia Homeowner Opportunity Act
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HB 72 Referendum Requirement for Mayor/Council Compensation Increase
HB 404 Safe at Home Act
HB 409 Sale of Real Property by Local Authorities
HB 421 Municipal Regulation of Bow Discharge
HB 429 Prohibiting Landfill Development Near Protected Species
HB 430 Permitting of landfills near historic sites
HB 435 Municipal Solid Waste Disposal Permitting Restrictions
HB 451 PTSD Insurance for First Responders
HB 461 Building Inspection Fee Calculation Revisions
HB 514 Housing Regulation Transparency Act
HB 813 Incorporation of Municipal Corporations
HB 897 Medical Freedom Act
HB 905 Clarify Zoning Procedures for Quasi-judicial Decisions
HB 946 T-SPLOST Agreement Modification
HB 981 Restriction of Building Permit Fee Amount for Agricultural Buildings
HB 1044 Increase Public Works Bidding Exemption
HB 1121 Short-term Rental Regulation
HB 1170 Opioid Antagonist Requirements
HB 1228 Procurement of Engineering Services (QBS)
HB 1253 Revise Composition of Regional Commission Councils
HB 1266 The CHOICE Act
HB 1277 Rules and Regulations for Unmanned Aircraft Systems
HR 211 House Study Committee on Landfills
SB 55 Prohibition of Regulation of Businesses of Those Under 18
SB 113 Transition of Services and Financial Obligations from an Existing City to a New City
SB 114 Charter for Buckhead City
SB 116 Extend Term of Municipal Land Lease for Recreation Purposes
SB 136 Waiving of Impact Fees for Workforce Housing Development
SB 145 Landscape Equipment and Agricultural Fairness (LEAF) Act
SB 161 Government Contractor Data Privacy
SB 391 Cemetery Permitting and Disturbance
SB 435 Community Development Districts
SB 499 Revise Service Delivery Strategy Process

Open Meetings/Open Record

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HB 254 Website Posting of Legal Notices
HB 882 Prohibit Release of Booking Photos
SB 215 Removal of Public Law Enforcement Officer Information

Public Safety

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HB 35 Expansion of GA Port Authority Police Power
HB 119 Booting of Vehicles
HB 124 Allows Municipal Fire Depts. to Provide EMT Services
HB 142 Unified Campus Police
HB 268 Establishes the GA Motor Vehicle Crime Prevention Advisory Board
HB 301 School Speed Fine Reduction
HB 348 Speed Cameras in School Zones
HB 447 Georgia Secure Automated Vehicle Enforcement (SAVE) Act
HB 453 Repeal of Ambulance License Fee
HB 848 Automated Enforcement of Excess Vehicle Weight Violations
HB 907 Revises the Responsibilities of Motor Vehicle Operators When Encountering a Funeral Procession on a Two-Lane Highway
HB 912 Ad Valorem Tax Exemption for Multipurpose Off-Highway Vehicles
HB 925 The Praise Act
HB 935 Standards for Speed Cameras in School Zones
HB 996 Grants Jailers the Authority to Arrest Within the Jail or Within the Guard Lines of Jails
HB 1018 Protects Owners and Retailers of Firearms Against Discriminatory Practices by Financial Institutions
HB 1033 Utility Worker Protection Act
HB 1089 Expansion of Arrest Boundaries for Security of the Technical College System of Georgia
HB 1126 Repeal All Law Relative to Speed Cameras in School Zones
HB 1170 Opioid Antagonist Requirements
HB 1188 Extends the Time Frame for Reimbursement of Training Expenses by a Subsequent Employer of a Peace Officer
HB 1219 Establishes a Pilot Program for Enforcement of Traffic Laws Relating to Excessive Noise Levels from Motor Vehicles
HB 1233 Authorizing the Levying and Collection of Extraterritorial Taxes and Fees to Support Local Fire Departments
HB 1245 Use and Limitations of Facial Recognition by Law Enforcement Agencies
HB 1314 Declaration of EMS and Ambulance Service as Essential Services
HB 1333 Authorization to Employ Civilian Personnel to Investigate Traffic Accidents
SB 10 Prohibits Facilitation of Illegal Drag Racing
SB 11 Allows the GBI to to Lead/Assist Terrorism Investigations
SB 16 Allows Municipalities to Establish EMS Service Areas
SB 38 Allows Municipalities to Install Speed Cameras in School Zones
SB 62 Prohibits Cities from Adopting Policies to Discourage Enforcement of Anti-Camping Ordinances
SB 63 Bail; Unsecured Release
SB 78 Forfeiture of Off-Road Vehicles
SB 94 Enforcing Motor Vehicle Registration via Electronic Capture
SB 113 Transition of Services and Financial Obligations from an Existing City to a New City
SB 155 Protecting Public Safety Animals
SB 165 A Bill to Increase Truck Weights
SB 173 Allows Transfer of EMS License to Local Government
SB 352 Motor Vehicle Modification Restriction - 'Carolina Squat'
SB 406 Establishes a Grant Program to Fund the Creation of School Mapping Data
SB 415 Police Registration Oversight for Tracking Enforcement and Capture Technology (PROTECT) Act
SB 443 Claims Against Promoters and Organizers of Unpermitted Events
SB 515 Two-Year Pilot Program for Additional Ambulances to Certain Areas of Georgia
SB 517 Immunity from Certain Criminal Prosecutions Against Law Enforcement Officers Whose Threat or Use of Force is Justified

Recreation

Taxation

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HB 36 Ad Valorem Taxation of Property, Current Assessment Notices
HB 40 Excise tax; rooms, lodgings, and accommodations; provide exemption from county and municipal taxes for charges paid by hotel/motel vouchers
HB 42 Ad Valorem Taxation, Duties of County Tax Commissioner
HB 86 Aquarium Renovation Sales Tax Exemption
HB 90 Floating Homestead TBOR Exemption
HB 98 Option Homestead Exemption for Senor Volunteers
HB 123 Sales Tax Exemption for Certain Menstrual Products
HB 146 MOST for Cities in Three of More Counties
HB 170 Digital Sales Tax
HB 180 Food Bank Equipment Sales Tax Exemption
HB 191 Tobacco Tax Increase on Cigarettes
HB 192 Tobacco Tax Increase on Vaping Products
HB 211 Diaper and Pad Sales Tax Exemption
HB 230 Augusta Coliseum SPLOST
HB 264 Property Tax Appeal Process and Timeline
HB 283 Sales Tax Exemption of Single-Family Manufactured Homes
HB 290 County Tax Commissioner Duties
HB 311 Federally Declared Disaster Area Ad Valorem Tax Relief
HB 408 Sales Tax Exemption Sunset for Projects of Regional Significance
HB 581 Economic Analysis Revisions
HB 808 Statewide Ad Valorem Tax Exemption for Tangible Personal Property
HB 862 Levying HOST While Levying LOST
HB 871 Homestead Tax Exemption for Spouses and Minor Children of Disabled Veterans
HB 893 Georgia Farmstead Exemption Act; Homestead Exemption, Farming or Growing Trees on Property
HB 912 Ad Valorem Tax Exemption for Multipurpose Off-Highway Vehicles
HB 943 Sales Tax Exemption for Firearms and Related Accessories During a Certain Period Annually
HB 944 Homestead Exemption Application Date Revision
HB 946 T-SPLOST Agreement Modification
HB 1000 Local Government Tax for Educational Purposes
HB 1019 Increase Amount of Statewide Homestead Exemption
HB 1031 Ad Valorem Taxation Mandatory Reappraisal of Parcels
HB 1052 CUVA Revisions
HB 1115 Flexible Penny Local Option Sales Tax
HB 1116 Extend Income Tax Credit Sunset Date for Rehabilitation of Historic Structures
HB 1120 Ad Valorem Tax Post-Appeal Valuation Freeze
HB 1134 Income Tax Rehabilitation of Historic Structures
HB 1171 Annual Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday
HB 1177 Opt In Statewide Homestead Exemption
HB 1185 Opt In Statewide Floating Homestead Exemption
HB 1192 Sales Tax Exemption for High-Technology Data Center Equipment
HB 1197 Income Taxes; Expand Revitalization Zone Tax Credits for Historic Structure Rehabilitation
HB 1225 Absent Counties for LOST
HB 1291 Affordable Housing Construction Sales Tax Exemption
HR 1021 Constitutional Amendment Statewide Homestead Exemption
HR 1022 Constitutional Amendment Statewide Floating Homestead Exemption
HR 1041 Constitutional Amendment Local Government Alternative Method of Property Appraisal
HR 1115 Constitutional Amendment Qualified Low-Income Housing Projects Ad Valorem Tax
SB 51 Exempting the Sale or Use of Certain Menstrual Products
SB 56 Ad Valorem Taxation; State Revenue Commissioner
SB 80 Property Tax Exemptions, Changing Definition of Homestead
SB 113 Transition of Services and Financial Obligations from an Existing City to a New City
SB 153 Public Safety Stadium Surcharge
SB 340 Exempt Firearms and Firearm Safety Devices From Sales and Use Tax
SB 344 Sales Tax Exemption for Firearms and Related Accessories During a Certain Period Annually
SB 349 Ad Valorem Taxation of Property and Floating Homestead Exemption
SB 364 Property Ad Valorem Taxation and Floating Homestead Exemption
SB 366 Tax Expenditures Transparency Act of 2024
SB 372 Sales Tax Exemption for Child-Rearing Goods
SB 383 TSPLOST Agreement Modification
SB 403 Requirements for Notices of Current Assessment
SB 488 Ad Valorem Property Tax Exemption for Specific Aircraft
SB 496 Ad Valorem Exemption Extension for Certain Historic Properties

Taxation - State Only

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HB 476 Tax Credit for Single Family Homes
HR 98 Constitutional Amendment for Local Ad Valorem Tax Exemptions

Transportation

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HB 119 Booting of Vehicles
HB 189 Increases Truck Weights to 90,000 Pounds
HB 848 Automated Enforcement of Excess Vehicle Weight Violations
HB 907 Revises the Responsibilities of Motor Vehicle Operators When Encountering a Funeral Procession on a Two-Lane Highway
HB 935 Standards for Speed Cameras in School Zones
HB 946 T-SPLOST Agreement Modification
HB 1333 Authorization to Employ Civilian Personnel to Investigate Traffic Accidents
SB 165 A Bill to Increase Truck Weights
SB 352 Motor Vehicle Modification Restriction - 'Carolina Squat'

Utilities

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HB 438 Restrictions on the Use of Natural Gas and Appliances
HB 904 Licensing for Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, and Utility Contractors
HB 1033 Utility Worker Protection Act
SB 145 Landscape Equipment and Agricultural Fairness (LEAF) Act
SB 193 DCA to Determine Areas Eligible for Broadband Funding