Legislative Session

 
 

Alcoholic Beverages

BILLS TO WATCH
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title
HB 539 Increasing Number of Retail Package Store Licenses
HB 674 Streamlined Alcohol Licensing
HB 836 Annual Alcohol License Renewals
HB 879 Retail Delivery of Alcohol
HB 887 Distilled Spirits Manufacturers: Increase Daily Sales Cap
SB 40 Off Premise Alcohol Sales by Restaurants
SB 146 Retail Package Store Tastings
SB 152 Alcoholic Beverage Sales by Manufacturers
SB 198 Alcohol in Ice Cream
SB 205 Sunday Sales; Clarification of Election Process
SB 208 Implied Consent
SB 478 Increasing Number of Retail Package Store Licenses

Economic Development and Redevelopment

BILLS TO WATCH
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title
HB 34 Development Authority Directors: Eligibility & Removal
HB 355 New Quality Jobs Tax Credits
HB 388 Affordable Housing Development Projects
HB 422 Land Disturbance Permits
HB 494 Historic Preservation Tax Credits
HB 523 Short Term Rental Regulation Preemption
HB 545 Nuisance Actions Against Agricultural Facilities
HB 570 Horse Racing, Casino Gaming, and Sports Betting
HB 837 Municipal Approval of Development Authority Tax Abatement
HB 906 Conveyance of Certain Heritage Trust Properties
HB 986 Development Authority Appointments
HB 1014 Downtown Development Authorities Dissolution
HB 1015 Georgia Carbon Sequestration Registry
HB 1022 Tenant's Cure for Dispossessory Actions
HB 1073 Regional Development Authorities
HB 1122 HB 1122 - Regional Commissions Structure
SB 292 Use of Wood as Construction Material
SB 319 Dam Inundation Zones
SB 377 Third-Party Plan Review and Inspection
SB 403 Georgia Lottery Mobile Sports Wagering
SB 445 Land Disturbance Permits by Water and Sewer Authorities
SR 460 Senate Agriculture, Forestry and Landscape Workforce Study Committee
SR 841 Constitutional Amendment to allow Horse Racing, Casino Gaming, and Sports Betting

Education

BILLS TO WATCH
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title
SR 460 Senate Agriculture, Forestry and Landscape Workforce Study Committee

Elections

BILLS TO WATCH
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title
HB 27 Option to Reduce Advance Voting Period in Elections of Cities Under 2,500 Population
HB 757 HB 757, Special election qualifying dates
HB 850 Uniform General Elections for Tax Referenda
SB 205 Sunday Sales; Clarification of Election Process
SB 300 Voting Rights Awareness and Education Programs
SB 300 Voting Rights Awareness
SB 436 Non-partisan primary bill

Environment

BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
HB 49 Metro North GA Water Supply Planning
HB 93 CCR Dewatering Notice Requirements
HB 94 CCR Impoundment Permit Requirements
HB 422 Land Disturbance Permits
HB 545 Nuisance Actions Against Agricultural Facilities
HB 756 Coal Ash Storage Requirments
HB 774 Ethylene Oxide Release Notification
HB 901 GEFA Land and Water Conservation Loans
HB 906 Conveyance of Certain Heritage Trust Properties
HB 926 Hazardous Waste Trust Fund & Solid Waste Trust Fund Fees
HB 927 Ethylene Oxide Release Notification
HB 929 Coal Combustion Residual (CCR) Impoundments
HB 959 Landfill Surcharge on Coal Ash and Allowable Expenditures
HB 1015 Georgia Carbon Sequestration Registry
HB 1057 Prohibit Domestic Septage in Certain Products
HB 1062 Landfills Near Blackwater Rivers
SB 123 Host Coal Ash Surcharge
SB 297 Coal Ash Storage Requirments
SB 319 Dam Inundation Zones
SB 356 Expansion of Municipal Landfills
SB 384 Landfills Near Blackwater Rivers
SB 426 Ethylene Oxide Release Notification
SB 445 Land Disturbance Permits by Water and Sewer Authorities
SB 461 Soil Amendments from Industrial By-Products

Finance and Money Management

PRIORITY BILLS
bill #
title
SB 309 Local Government Infrastructure Finance Authority
SB 359 COVID-19 Liability Protection
BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
HB 479 Childhood sexual abuse; sovereign immunity waiver
HB 494 Historic Preservation Tax Credits
HB 830 Large Retirement Systems - Alternative Investments
HB 901 GEFA Land and Water Conservation Loans
HB 1090 City Government Employer Obligations
SB 38 Court Filing Fees

Immigration

BILLS TO WATCH
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title
HB 1083 Immigration Detainer Requests; Bail

Land Use and Annexation

BILLS TO WATCH
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title
HB 567 County Approval of Annexations in DeKalb County
HB 777 Mass Timber
HB 848 Surplus Property
SB 413 Public Hearings Via Teleconference in Emergencies

Municipal Courts

BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
HB 317 Sanitary Receptacle Cases in Municipal Court
HB 340 Bail; Requirements to See Judge
HB 576 Fine Add-On Priority List
HB 859 Window Tinting Fines Capped at $25
HB 878 Local Control of Misdemeanor Marijuana Possession
HB 1083 Immigration Detainer Requests; Bail
SB 164 Bail; Requirements to See Judge
SB 208 Implied Consent
SB 222 Misdemeanor Citation Form; Criminal Justice Reform Council
SB 224 Carrying of Weapons in Courthouses; Disposal of Firearms

Municipal Powers

PRIORITY BILLS
bill #
title
HB 302 Preemption of Local Building Design Standards
HB 834 Revenue Bonds for Broadband
HB 937 Residential Building Material and Design Standards Preemption
SB 172 Preemption of Local Building Design Standards
SB 309 Local Government Infrastructure Finance Authority
SB 359 COVID-19 Liability Protection
BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
HB 24 Boards, Commissions, Authorities: Require Board Member Appointment by Elected Officials
HB 34 Development Authority Directors: Eligibility & Removal
HB 167 COVID-19 Liability Protection for Local Governments & Businesses
HB 342 Booting of Motor Vehicles
HB 398 Bicycle Maximum Age for Sidewalks
HB 469 Booting of Motor Vehicles
HB 523 Short Term Rental Regulation Preemption
HB 547 Incorporation of New Cities Using Portions of an Existing City
HB 749 Affordable Housing
HB 809 Vaping Regulations
HB 854 Local Government Regulation of Electric Fences
HB 867 Annexations of Public Airports
HB 878 Local Control of Misdemeanor Marijuana Possession
HB 879 Retail Delivery of Alcohol
HB 898 School Overcrowding
HB 958 Maternity Supportive Housing
HB 977 Local Control of Misdemeanor Marijuana Possession
HB 980 Changing the Definition of Family
HB 981 GA Smoke Free Air Act
HB 986 Development Authority Appointments
HB 1048 No pay increases of more than 20%
HB 1133 Cyber Ransom Ban
HR 1023 Declaratory Relief; Sovereign Immunity
HR 1037 Municipal Gas Rates Regulation
SB 51 Flexibility for Local Government Removal of Monuments
SB 131 State Airport Overview Committee & Department of Mobility and Innovation
SB 159 Electric Scooter Bill
SB 162 Short-Term Rental Regulation
SB 221 Religious Freedom Restoration Act
SB 240 Incorporation of New Cities Using Portions of an Existing City
SB 292 Use of Wood as Construction Material
SB 345 Nonprofit Food Sales & Food Service at Events Permits
SB 377 Third-Party Plan Review and Inspection
SB 397 Reduction in Number of COAMs Per Site
SB 404 Educational Development Impact Fees
SB 406 Legal Organ Bill
SB 415 Joint Airport Authority Immunity
SB 449 Open Carry in Government Buildings
SB 496 All Fuels Mandate

Open Meetings/Open Record

BILLS TO WATCH
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title
HB 308 Private Entities Holding Public Records
HB 566 Agendas for Open Meetings

Public Safety

PRIORITY BILLS
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title
HB 426 Georgia Hate Crimes Act
SB 359 COVID-19 Liability Protection
BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
HB 113 Hands Free Fine Changes
HB 149 Motor Vehicles: Registration Infraction Fines
HB 340 Bail; Requirements to See Judge
HB 342 Booting of Motor Vehicles
HB 398 Bicycle Maximum Age for Sidewalks
HB 469 Booting of Motor Vehicles
HB 523 Short Term Rental Regulation Preemption
HB 541 Wireless Service Providers Providing Location Information for Emergency Calls
HB 760 Emergency Transport by Peace Officers
HB 823 Revocation of CDL for Persons Convicted of Human Trafficking
HB 838 Process for Police Complaints
HB 858 Online Notification for Sale of Personal Property
HB 859 Window Tinting Fines Capped at $25
HB 862 Cybersecurity Task Force
HB 866 Dissolution of County Police Departments
HB 878 Local Control of Misdemeanor Marijuana Possession
HB 879 Retail Delivery of Alcohol
HB 881 Newborn Safety Incubators in Public Safety Facilities
HB 883 Creation of the Georgia Gang Prevention and Intervention Task Force
HB 899 Robocalling Fines
HB 954 Penalties for Porch Piracy
HB 977 Local Control of Misdemeanor Marijuana Possession
HB 1009 Personal Mobility Devices; Prohibit Certain Uses
HB 1083 Immigration Detainer Requests; Bail
HR 1093 Joint Cybersecurity Study Committee
SB 39 Municipal Sale of Firearms Revision
SB 40 Off Premise Alcohol Sales by Restaurants
SB 159 Electric Scooter Bill
SB 164 Bail; Requirements to See Judge
SB 208 Implied Consent
SB 222 Misdemeanor Citation Form; Criminal Justice Reform Council
SB 224 Carrying of Weapons in Courthouses; Disposal of Firearms
SB 249 POAB Benefits Increase
SB 308 Process Update for Abandoned Boats
SB 317 Dissolution of County Police Departments
SB 319 Dam Inundation Zones
SB 341 Employment of Retired Peace Officers During Declared Emergencies
SB 342 Creation of Volunteer Fire Service Council
SB 345 Nonprofit Food Sales & Food Service at Events Permits
SB 357 Ability to Carry Firearms in Places of Worship
SB 392 Peace Officers Bill of Rights
SB 397 Reduction in Number of COAMs Per Site
SB 402 Unsecured bail bill
SB 403 Georgia Lottery Mobile Sports Wagering
SB 435 Vacation of Crimes Committed While a Human Trafficking Victim
SB 449 Open Carry in Government Buildings
SB 458 Speed Detection Devices in a School Zone by School Police
SB 464 Cybersecurity Reporting
SB 489 Remove Requirement of Amber Strobe Lights on Low-Speed Vehicles
SR 948 COAM Study Committee
SR 1007 Senate Study Committee on Police Practices

Recreation

BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
HB 832 Require Park & Rec Facilities to Equip with Large Water Vessels
HB 906 Conveyance of Certain Heritage Trust Properties

Taxation

PRIORITY BILLS
bill #
title
HB 715 Removal of Gross Receipts Method for Occupational Taxes
HB 779 TAVT Distribution Adjustment
BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
HB 153 Reduction in Regulatory Fee Criteria
HB 276 Sales Taxes: Marketplace Facilitators
HB 294 Single County T-SPLOST on Construction Materials
HB 378 Rental Car Excise Tax Facilitator
HB 411 Prohibition of Fees on the Property Tax Bill
HB 428 Communication Services Tax
HB 448 Lodging Facilitator
HB 451 Historic Preservation Tax Credits
HB 494 Historic Preservation Tax Credits
HB 511 Atlanta-region Transit Link Authority and Motor Fuel Tax
HB 807 CPA Affidavit for Occupational Tax Audits
HB 808 TAVT Loaner Vehicle Exemption
HB 811 Prime Loan Rate for Overpayment of Taxes
HB 815 Sales Tax Exemption for Water and Sewer Authorities
HB 829 Senior Owned Property Assessed at Decreased Rate
HB 835 City Contracts with Tax Commissioners
HB 844 Printed History of Property Tax Payments on the Tax Bill
HB 846 Codification of Direct Pay Program
HB 852 Property Taxes Due for Land Located Outside Corporate Limits
HB 868 Taxi and Ride-Share Sales Tax Exemption
HB 879 Retail Delivery of Alcohol
HB 882 Removal of Sunset for Food Bank Sales Tax Exemption
HB 974 CUVA Exemption for Poultry Operations
HB 979 City Contracts with Tax Commissioners
HB 1021 Fine Add-On Increase for Joshua's Law
HB 1038 Property Tax Assessment Reform
HB 1052 Sales Tax Exemption for Broadband Equipment
HB 1056 Digital Downloads Subject to Digital Downloads
HB 1061 Accounting Structure for Data Analytics
SB 40 Off Premise Alcohol Sales by Restaurants
SB 289 Elimination of Mobile Home Decal Process
SB 302 Economic Analysis of Tax Exemptions
SB 410 Alternate Means of Recovery on Property Tax Appeals
SB 480 Accounting Structure for Data Analytics

Taxation - State Only

BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
HB 333 Additional Tax Credits for Tiered Counties
HB 355 New Quality Jobs Tax Credits
HB 864 State Excise Tax on Vapor Products
SB 302 Economic Analysis of Tax Exemptions
SB 403 Georgia Lottery Mobile Sports Wagering

Transportation

BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
HB 149 Motor Vehicles: Registration Infraction Fines
HB 215 Electric Assisted Bikes
HB 337 Peer to Peer Car Sharing
HB 375 Prohibiting Trains from Blocking Roads
HB 398 Bicycle Maximum Age for Sidewalks
HB 511 Atlanta-region Transit Link Authority and Motor Fuel Tax
HB 820 Georgia Freight Railroad Program
HB 1009 Personal Mobility Devices; Prohibit Certain Uses
SB 131 State Airport Overview Committee & Department of Mobility and Innovation
SB 159 Electric Scooter Bill
SB 371 Georgia Freight Railroad Program
SR 885 Loans and Grants for Airport Authorities

Utilities

BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
HB 244 EMC Pole Attachments
HB 465 Water Customer Bill of Rights
HB 556 Linear Fees for Fiber in the Rights-of-Way (ROW)
HB 756 Coal Ash Storage Requirments
HB 761 EMCs and Gas Affiliates
HB 972 Pipeline Safety Penalty
HR 1037 Municipal Gas Rates Regulation
SB 266 Water Systems "Standing Water" Fees; Prohibit
SB 297 Coal Ash Storage Requirments
SB 364 EMCs and Gas Affiliates
SB 369 Public Utilities
SB 370 Electric Easements
SB 411 EMC Pole Attachments