Legislative Session

 
 

Alcoholic Beverages

BILLS TO WATCH
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HB 392 Distance Requirements for Package Sales Near Schools
HB 805 Repeal of State and Local Alcohol Excise Taxes
HB 831 Repeal of State and Local Alcohol Excise Taxes
SB 145 Alcohol: Local Package Sales Referenda
SB 236 Mixed Drinks To Go
SB 420 Reduced Restrictions on Sale of Beer by Breweries for Off-Premises Consumption

Economic Development and Redevelopment

BILLS TO WATCH
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HB 24 Annexation Dispute Process - Adding Proposed Tax Abatements as a Reason for Objection
HB 66 Tax Abatement Transparency Among Local Governments
HB 72 One Year Medicaid Eligibility for New Mothers
HB 139 Railroad Signage and Operations
HB 161 Downtown Development Authorities
HB 339 Environmental Justice Commission
HB 432 Environmental Justice Commission
HB 608 Broadband Grant Funding
HB 664 Municipal Regulation of Industrialized Buildings
HB 844 Municipal Regulation of Long-term Rental of Single-Family Detached Dwellings
HB 923 Development Authority Per Diem Cap & Ethics Oversight
HB 1044 Regional Development Authorities
HB 1130 Educational Development Impact Fees
HB 1382 Training Requirements of Development Authority Leadership
HB 1443 Food Truck Permitting
HR 185 House Rural Development Council Reauthorization
HR 627 HR 627: Bureaucratic Hindrances to Business Study Committee
HR 630 Consolidated Counties Study Committee
SB 144 City Housing Authorities' Operational Limits
SB 227 Eminent Domain of Blighted Properties
SB 236 Mixed Drinks To Go
SB 438 Public Works Retainage
SB 531 Eminent Domain of Blighted Properties
SR 84 Joint Airport Study Committee

Education

BILLS TO WATCH
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SB 220 Georgia Commission on Civics Education

Elections

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HB 51 Require Referendum on Council Pay Raises Over 20%
HB 62 Elections - Private Funds
HB 64 Elections - Death of Candidate
HB 373 Voter Roll Maintenance
HB 886 Elections: Ballot Security
HB 908 Dates for Special Primaries
HB 1085 Instant Ranked Choice Voting Option in Municipal Elections
HB 1402 No Private Funding of Elections
SB 72 Voter Roll Maintenance
SB 145 Alcohol: Local Package Sales Referenda
SB 147 Advance Voting
SB 527 Instant Run-offs Option in Municipal & Consolidated Government Elections

Environment

BILLS TO WATCH
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HB 3 Ethylene Oxide Emissions Monitoring
HB 176 Coal Combustion Residual Impoundments
HB 339 Environmental Justice Commission
HB 343 Hunting; Poaching Fines
HB 355 Carbon Sequestration Registry
HB 432 Environmental Justice Commission
HB 647 Coal Combustion Residual Impoundments Post-Closure Monitoring
HB 893 Hazardous Waste Fee Sunset Act
HB 1150 Freedom to Farm Act
HB 1272 New Landfill Development Restriction
HB 1301 Landscape Equipment and Agricultural Fairness (LEAF) Act
HB 1338 Restrictions on New Landfill Permits - Redefining 'Buffer Area'
HB 1381 Water & Sewer Authorities Annual Training Requirements
HB 1421 Hazardous Waste Trust Fund Dedication
HB 1485 Restrictions on construction of new landfills
HR 319 House Study Committee on Landfills
SB 94 Dam Inundation Zones
SB 104 Ban on Plastic Bags
SB 119 State Burn Permit Exemption for Yard Debris
SB 262 Coal Tar Sealants; Limit Use
SB 265 Buffer Areas for New Landfills
SB 516 Solid Waste Trust Fund Modification

Ethics

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HB 333 Ethics Bill
HB 435 Cooperative Procurement Bidding Requirement Exception
HB 923 Development Authority Per Diem Cap & Ethics Oversight

Finance and Money Management

BILLS TO WATCH
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HB 66 Tax Abatement Transparency Among Local Governments
HB 244 County Insurance Premium Tax Funds; Use for Flood Risk Reduction
HB 292 Remove Additional Training Requirement for Boards of Equalization
HB 302 Restriction on Methods of Calculating Regulatory Fees
HB 511 Appropriation of Dedicated Revenues to Separate Trust Funds
HB 574 Local Government Animal Trust Fund
HB 961 Apportionment of Damages in Single-Defendant Lawsuits
HB 1132 State Insurance Premium Tax Proceed to Flood Reduction
HB 1280 Contracts for the Collection of Municipal Taxes
HB 1290 Sales Tax Exemption for Sales to Authority Providing Parks and Recreational Services
HR 732 Local Government Loans Payable in Fiscal Year
HR 756 Constitutional Amendment for Qualified Low-Income Building Projects
SB 56 Requiring Economic Analysis of Tax Bills
SB 201 Limitation on County Contracts to Collect Municipal Taxes
SB 438 Public Works Retainage
SB 497 Preventing Impairment of Bonds if Buckhead City is Created

Land Use and Annexation

BILLS TO WATCH
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HB 23 Annexation Dispute Process - Adding School Boards
HB 24 Annexation Dispute Process - Adding Proposed Tax Abatements as a Reason for Objection
HB 186 Zoning Procedures
HB 221 Zoning Procedures - Boards of Education Appointments to Planning Commissions
HB 243 Annexation - Changing How Contiguous Areas Calculated
HB 440 Prohibiting the Creation of New Cities from Existing Cities
HB 924 HB 924: Annexation Disputes
HB 1093 HB 1093: Preemption of Regulating Rental Subdivisions
HB 1150 Freedom to Farm Act
HB 1338 Restrictions on New Landfill Permits - Redefining 'Buffer Area'
HB 1385 Annexation Reporting Requirements
HB 1405 Zoning Procedures; Judicial Review
HB 1406 Rezoning Procedure
HB 1439 Municipal Deannexation Procedures
HB 1461 Annexation Dispute Resolution Processes
HB 1485 Restrictions on construction of new landfills
HR 222 House Study Committee on Annexation
SB 116 Maternity Supportive Housing
SB 348 Incorporation Requirements for Cities Created from Existing Cities
SB 354 Annexation Notice Requirements
SR 298 Senate Annexation Study Committee

Municipal Courts

BILLS TO WATCH
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HB 916 Municipal Courts Right of Appeal
HB 1275 Municipal Court Judges Appoint and Remove
HB 1396 Municipal Court Clerks' Council
SB 77 Municipal Jurisdiction for Misdemeanor Marijuana Possession Cases
SB 236 Mixed Drinks To Go

Municipal Powers

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HB 130 Battery Operated Fences
HB 148 Development Authority Directors
HB 248 Speed Enforcement in School Zones
HB 277 Local Control of Historic Monuments
HB 289 Liability of Cities for Unlawful Assemblies
HB 434 Health Insurance Coverage Continuation
HB 465 False Alarm Calls
HB 471 Municipal Regulation of Bows and Arrows
HB 499 Local Control on Minimum Wage
HB 640 Firearms Regulation; Disposal
HB 854 Incorporation of Buckhead City
HB 855 Workers' Compensation: Rebuttable Presumption for PTSD Claims
HB 901 Incorporation Requirements for Cities Created from Existing Cities
HB 903 HB903: Second Amendment "Expansion" Act
HB 1150 Freedom to Farm Act
HB 1301 Landscape Equipment and Agricultural Fairness (LEAF) Act
HB 1321 Opioid Settlement Litigation Bar
HB 1348 Smoke Free Air Act
HB 1388 Legal Organ Alternative Procedure
HB 1394 Restrictions on Certain COVID-Related Measures
HB 1405 Zoning Procedures; Judicial Review
HB 1450 Georgia Safe Outdoor Dog Act
SB 23 Local Control of Historic Monuments
SB 49 Private Providers for Plan Review & Inspection
SB 182 Battery Operated Fences
SB 227 Eminent Domain of Blighted Properties
SB 259 Firearms Regulation; Discharge and Disposal
SB 324 Incorporation of Buckhead City
SB 331 Employee Protections
SB 484 Workers' Compensation: Rebuttable Presumption for PTSD Claims
SB 494 Preemption of Regulating Rental Subdivisions
SB 497 Preventing Impairment of Bonds if Buckhead City is Created
SB 500 SB 500: Opioid Settlement Litigation Bar
SB 535 Homeless Camps, Shelters & Funding
SB 590 Legal organ website (free library internet access)

Open Meetings/Open Record

BILLS TO WATCH
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title
HB 98 Virtual Public Hearings
HB 107 Workforce Development Boards
HB 134 Cybersecurity Discussions in Executive Session
HB 156 Reporting of Cybersecurity Attacks
HB 186 Zoning Procedures
SB 32 Exclude Cell Phone Numbers From Open Records
SB 95 Virtual Public Hearings
SB 533 Public Employee Data Disclosure Exemption

Public Safety

BILLS TO WATCH
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HB 79 Local Control of Fireworks
HB 127 Wireless Location Data to Law Enforcement
HB 138 Notices to Tenants of Crimes on Property
HB 248 Speed Enforcement in School Zones
HB 249 Remove Strobe Light Requirement for Autonomous Vehicles
HB 286 Prohibition of Police Department Budget Cuts
HB 289 Liability of Cities for Unlawful Assemblies
HB 465 False Alarm Calls
HB 471 Municipal Regulation of Bows and Arrows
HB 479 Repeal of the Citizens Arrest Law
HB 496 Timber Truck Weight Limit Increase
HB 534 Drag Racing - Prohibit
HB 573 Removal of Public Visibility of Law Enforcement Officer's Property
HB 640 Firearms Regulation; Disposal
HB 713 Reducing Street Homelessness Act
HB 846 To Regulate the Operation of Bicycles on Sidewalks
HB 905 Unauthorized GPS Tracker Prohibit
HB 906 Civil Forfeiture of Off-road Vehicles
HB 1009 Personal Delivery Devices (Delivery Robots)
HB 1013 Mental Health Parity Act
HB 1095 Ability for Law Enforcement to Destroy or Sell Certain Firearms
HB 1145 COVID-19 Death to be Considered a Death in the Line of Duty
HB 1348 Smoke Free Air Act
HB 1358 Firearms "Lawful Weapons Carrier"
HB 1373 Mandates Water Vessels at Rec. Facilities
HB 1378 Firearms Regulation; Churches and Disposal
HB 1379 GA Motor Vehicle Crime Prevention Commission
HB 1390 Right of Action for Retaliation
HB 1394 Restrictions on Certain COVID-Related Measures
HB 1443 Food Truck Permitting
HB 1448 Enforcement of Motor Vehicle Registration Laws by Recorded Images
HB 1450 Georgia Safe Outdoor Dog Act
HB 1455 Expands Arrest/Investigatory Powers for GA Ports Authority
HB 1473 Prohibition on Trains Impeding Transportation
SB 2 Destruction of Firearms
SB 60 GA State Indemnification Fund - Public Safety Officers
SB 115 Speed Enforcement in School Zones
SB 118 Timber Truck Weight Limit Increase
SB 119 State Burn Permit Exemption for Yard Debris
SB 171 Safe Communities Act of 2021
SB 259 Firearms Regulation; Discharge and Disposal
SB 345 To Prevent Municipalities from Requiring Vaccine Passports
SB 372 Unlawful Discrimination for Taking Certain COVID-Related Measures
SB 403 Law Enforcement Co-Responder Bill
SB 468 Officer Death by Suicide a Death in the Line of Duty
SB 478 Loosening of Restrictions on Long Guns
SB 535 Homeless Camps, Shelters & Funding
SB 578 Preempts City Regulation of Home Kitchens
SB 591 Metal Recycling Provisions

Recreation

BILLS TO WATCH
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HB 1373 Mandates Water Vessels at Rec. Facilities

Taxation

BILLS TO WATCH
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HB 63 Fair Market Value of a Leased Motor Vehicle
HB 75 Taxpayer Bill of Rights Notice Revision
HB 104 Property Tax Recovery Fee
HB 122 Extend Sales Tax Exemption for Concrete Mixers
HB 151 Ad Valorem Tax; Remove Exemption for Developed Public Property Outside Political Territory
HB 160 Municipal Option Sales Tax for Water and Sewer Projects; Expansion and Audits
HB 302 Restriction on Methods of Calculating Regulatory Fees
HB 315 Title Ad Valorem Tax; Exemption for Head Start Organizations
HB 317 Lodging Facilitator; Short-Term Rental Platforms Collecting Hotel-Motel Taxes
HB 352 State Limit on Property Tax Revenues
HB 374 Sales Tax Exemption for Water and Sewer Authorities
HB 469 Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Extension
HB 575 O-LOST in Consolidated Governments to Reduce Millage Rate
HB 586 "Georgia Economic Recovery Act of 2021"
HB 594 Digital Goods and Services Sales Tax
HB 661 O-LOST in Consolidated Governments to Reduce Millage Rate
HB 805 Repeal of State and Local Alcohol Excise Taxes
HB 831 Repeal of State and Local Alcohol Excise Taxes
HB 835 Contracts for Municipal Tax Collection
HB 843 Low Income Tax Deferral
HB 907 Special Election Dates for T-SPLOST
HB 931 TAVT Exemption on Vehicle for Individuals with Certain Disabilities
HB 934 Single County T-SPLOST Collection Period
HB 978 Property Tax Disaster Relief
HB 992 Sworn Peace Officer Income Tax Exemption
HB 1034 World Cup Ticket Sales Tax Exemption
HB 1094 BOA not Required to Provide Estimate of Taxes
HB 1223 Extend Sales Tax Exemption for Sale or Lease of Computer Equipment
HB 1278 Sales Tax Exemption for Sales to Civil Rights Museum
HB 1291 Sales Tax Exemption for Sale or Lease of Computer Equipment
HB 1334 Tiny Homes on Wheels
HB 1380 Extension of Rural/Revitalization Zones
HB 1386 Sales Tax Exemption for Pipes Used for Potable Water
HB 1545 Required Innkeeper Records
HB 1545 Transportation and Lodging Related Taxable Transactions
HR 594 Local Government Tax Relief After a Disaster
SB 57 Economic Analyses of Tax Provisions
SB 361 LESS Crime Act
SB 405 Sales Tax Exemption for Organizations Supporting Veterans
SB 474 Property Tax Exemption on Agricultural Aircraft
SB 511 Time Periods for Property Tax Appeals
SB 526 Optional Transfer of Funds from DMO to City

Taxation - State Only

BILLS TO WATCH
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HB 312 Impose Half of State Sales Tax on Equipment and Energy Used in Manufacturing
HB 374 Sales Tax Exemption for Water and Sewer Authorities
HB 451 Freeport Exemption; Covid Relief
HB 575 O-LOST in Consolidated Governments to Reduce Millage Rate
HB 586 "Georgia Economic Recovery Act of 2021"
HB 661 O-LOST in Consolidated Governments to Reduce Millage Rate
HB 887 Age Based Reduced Educational Property Tax Assessment
HB 1277 SPLOST Funds for Temporary Public Safety Campaigns
HB 1429 Residential Short-Term Rental Exemption
SB 201 Limitation on County Contracts to Collect Municipal Taxes

Transportation

BILLS TO WATCH
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HB 139 Railroad Signage and Operations
HB 248 Speed Enforcement in School Zones
HB 400 Vehicle Immobilization
HB 496 Timber Truck Weight Limit Increase
HB 1009 Personal Delivery Devices (Delivery Robots)
HB 1473 Prohibition on Trains Impeding Transportation
HB 1473 Prevents Trains From Blocking a Crossing
HB 1545 Transportation and Lodging Related Taxable Transactions
SB 118 Timber Truck Weight Limit Increase
SR 26 Airports: State Debt Funding Authorization

Utilities

BILLS TO WATCH
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HB 150 Ensuring All Fuels & Energy Utilities
HB 328 Fiber in Municipal Rights-Of-Way Fees
HB 449 Georgia Utility Facilities Protection Act
HB 1133 HB 1133: Public Service Commission Jurisdiction
HB 1272 New Landfill Development Restriction
HB 1322 Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment
HB 1372 HB 1372: Call Before You Dig Law Updates
HB 1381 Water & Sewer Authorities Annual Training Requirements
HR 172 GUFPA Study Committee
SB 65 Universal Access Fund, Broadband
SB 102 Ensuring All Fuels & Energy Utilities
SB 492 Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment
SB 529 SB 529: Satellite Franchise Fees