Legislative Session

The 2019 Legislative Session came to close on Tuesday, April 2. View the final Gold Dome Update for a final accounting of the bills GMA worked on during the session.
 
 

Alcoholic Beverages

BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
position
HB 471 Implied Consent Neutral
HB 539 "This one goes to 11" Retail Package Store Licenses Evaluating
SB 146 Retail Package Store Tastings Support
SB 152 Alcoholic Beverage Sales by Manufacturers Support
SB 198 Alcohol in Ice Cream Evaluating
SB 205 Sunday Sales; Clarification of Election Process Support
SB 208 Implied Consent Evaluating

Environment

BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
position
HB 49 Metro North GA Water Supply Planning Evaluating
HB 93 CCR Dewatering Notice Requirements Evaluating
HB 94 CCR Impoundment Permit Requirements Evaluating
HB 422 Land Disturbance Permits Working With Author
HB 545 Nuisance Actions Against Agricultural Facilities Neutral
SB 123 Host Coal Ash Surcharge Evaluating

Finance and Money Management

BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
position
HB 494 Historic Preservation Tax Credits Support
SB 38 Court Filing Fees Support
SB 162 Hazard Mitigation and Rural Broadband Financing Neutral

Land Use and Annexation

BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
position
HB 567 County Approval of Annexations in DeKalb County Oppose

Municipal Courts

BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
position
HB 92 Municipal Court Judges; Training Hours Support
HB 317 Sanitary Receptacle Cases in Municipal Court Support
HB 340 Bail; Requirements to See Judge Working With Author
HB 471 Implied Consent Neutral
SB 164 Bail; Requirements to See Judge Working With Author
SB 208 Implied Consent Evaluating
SB 222 Misdemeanor Citation Form; Criminal Justice Reform Council Support
SB 224 Carrying of Weapons in Courthouses; Disposal of Firearms Evaluating

Municipal Powers

PRIORITY BILLS
bill #
title
position
HB 302 Preemption of Local Building Design Standards Oppose
SB 172 Preemption of Local Building Design Standards Oppose
BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
position
HB 24 Boards, Commissions, Authorities: Require Board Member Appointment by Elected Officials Evaluating
HB 34 Development Authority Directors: Eligibility & Removal Support
HB 311 Sovereign Immunity; Declaratory and Injunctive Relief Neutral
HB 342 Booting of Motor Vehicles Support
HB 346 Retaliation Against Tenants Reporting Code Violations Support
HB 398 Bicycle Maximum Age for Sidewalks Evaluating
HB 454 Electric Assisted Bikes Support
HB 469 Booting of Motor Vehicles Support
HB 523 Short Term Vacation Rental Regulation Preemption Oppose
HB 547 Incorporation of New Cities Using Portions of an Existing City Support
HR 591 House Study Committee on Building Design Standards Oppose
SB 51 Flexibility for Local Government Removal of Monuments Support
SB 131 State Airport Overview Committee & Department of Mobility and Innovation Evaluating
SB 159 Electric Scooter Industry Bill Oppose
SB 221 Religious Freedom Restoration Act Evaluating
SB 240 Incorporation of New Cities Using Portions of an Existing City Support

Open Meetings/Open Record

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

Public Safety

BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
position
HB 149 Motor Vehicles: Registration Infraction Fines Support
HB 340 Bail; Requirements to See Judge Working With Author
HB 342 Booting of Motor Vehicles Support
HB 346 Retaliation Against Tenants Reporting Code Violations Support
HB 398 Bicycle Maximum Age for Sidewalks Evaluating
HB 469 Booting of Motor Vehicles Support
HB 471 Implied Consent Neutral
HB 523 Short Term Vacation Rental Regulation Preemption Oppose
HB 541 Wireless Service Providers Providing Location Information for Emergency Calls Support
SB 31 Liability of Law Enforcement in Emergencies Support
SB 39 Municipal Sale of Firearms Revision Support
SB 159 Electric Scooter Industry Bill Oppose
SB 164 Bail; Requirements to See Judge Working With Author
SB 208 Implied Consent Evaluating
SB 222 Misdemeanor Citation Form; Criminal Justice Reform Council Support
SB 224 Carrying of Weapons in Courthouses; Disposal of Firearms Evaluating

Taxation - State Only

BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
position
HB 333 Additional Tax Credits for Tiered Counties Support
HB 355 New Quality Jobs Tax Credits Support

Utilities

BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
position
HB 244 EMC Pole Attachments Neutral
HB 465 Water Customer Bill of Rights Oppose
HB 499 Electric Easements for Broadband Neutral
HB 556 Linear Fees for Fiber in the Rights-of-Way (ROW) Working With Author