HB 713, Reducing Street Homelessness Act

Municipal Impact

Rep. Katie Dempsey
District 13
Contact Info

Charlotte Davis, (678) 686-6291
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Subject Area:
Public Safety |
bill text

This bill would restrict cities with a per-capita homelessness rate higher than the state from receiving state funds if not enforcing current law on street camping or sleeping on public streets. 

This bill would extend the current time period of 48 hours to 72 hours for both examination and release, when a homeless patient arrives at an emergency receiving facility. 

This bill would implement a program under the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) to redirect funding to cities for addressing homelessness via short-term housing or sheltering, requiring such funds to be used for safe parking lots, basic utilities, bathrooms, structured camping and individual unit shelters to be limited to six months of stay. Additionally, DCA would be tasked with designating state property for such purpose. 


3/5/2021 - Assigned To House Committee