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HB 574 Local Government Animal Trust Fund

Alcoholic Beverages

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HB 273 Alcohol: Distillers and Brewers Transfers
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 219 Local Government Options for Alcohol Delivery & Mix Drinks To Go
SB 236 Mixed Drinks To Go

Economic Development and Redevelopment

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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 273 Alcohol: Distillers and Brewers Transfers
HB 339 Environmental Justice Commission
HB 432 Environmental Justice Commission
HB 608 Broadband Grant Funding
HR 185 House Rural Development Council Reauthorization
SB 144 City Housing Authorities' Operational Limits
SB 219 Local Government Options for Alcohol Delivery & Mix Drinks To Go
SB 236 Mixed Drinks To Go
SR 84 Joint Airport Study Committee

Education

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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 273 Alcohol: Distillers and Brewers Transfers
HB 373 Voter Roll Maintenance
SB 72 Voter Roll Maintenance
SB 145 Alcohol: Local Package Sales Referenda
SB 147 Advance Voting

Environment

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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
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

Ethics

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HB 333 Ethics Bill
HB 435 Cooperative Procurement Bidding Requirement Exception

Finance and Money Management

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HB 66 Tax Abatement Transparency Among Local Governments
HB 112 COVID-19 Liability Protection
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
SB 56 Requiring Economic Analysis of Tax Bills
SB 76 Next-Gen E911
SB 201 Limitation on County Contracts to Collect Municipal Taxes

Immigration

Land Use and Annexation

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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 257 Maternity Supportive Housing
HB 440 Prohibiting the Creation of New Cities from Existing Cities
HR 222 House Study Committee on Annexation
SB 116 Maternity Supportive Housing
SR 298 Senate Annexation Study Committee

Municipal Courts

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SB 77 Municipal Jurisdiction for Misdemeanor Marijuana Possession Cases
SB 236 Mixed Drinks To Go

Municipal Powers

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HB 112 COVID-19 Liability Protection
HB 130 Battery Operated Fences
HB 148 Development Authority Directors
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
SB 23 Local Control of Historic Monuments
SB 49 Private Providers for Plan Review & Inspection
SB 169 Electronic Signatures and Seals on Bonds
SB 182 Battery Operated Fences
SB 259 Firearms Regulation; Discharge and Disposal

Open Meetings/Open Record

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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

Public Safety

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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 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
SB 2 Destruction of Firearms
SB 60 GA State Indemnification Fund - Public Safety Officers
SB 76 Next-Gen E911
SB 84 Communications Officers Eligible for POAB
SB 115 Speed Enforcement in School Zones
SB 118 Timber Truck Weight Limit Increase
SB 119 State Burn Permit Exemption for Yard Debris
SB 259 Firearms Regulation; Discharge and Disposal

Recreation

Taxation

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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 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 805 Repeal of State and Local Alcohol Excise Taxes
HB 831 Repeal of State and Local Alcohol Excise Taxes
SB 57 Economic Analyses of Tax Provisions

Taxation - State Only

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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
SB 201 Limitation on County Contracts to Collect Municipal Taxes

Transportation

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HB 139 Railroad Signage and Operations
HB 400 Vehicle Immobilization
HB 496 Timber Truck Weight Limit Increase
SB 118 Timber Truck Weight Limit Increase
SR 26 Airports: State Debt Funding Authorization

Utilities

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HB 150 Ensuring All Fuels & Energy Utilities
HB 328 Reduction of Municipal Rights-Of-Way Fees
HB 449 Georgia Utility Facilities Protection Act
HR 172 GUFPA Study Committee
SB 65 Universal Access Fund, Broadband
SB 102 Ensuring All Fuels & Energy Utilities