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 879 Retail Delivery of Alcohol
HB 887 Distilled Spirits Manufacturers: Increase Daily Sales Cap
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

Economic Development and Redevelopment

BILLS TO WATCH
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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 837 Municipal Approval of Development Authority Tax Abatement
SB 292 Use of Wood as Construction Material
SB 322 Impact Fee Exemption for Affordable Housing Projects

Elections

BILLS TO WATCH
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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
SB 300 Voting Rights Awareness and Education Programs

Environment

BILLS TO WATCH
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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
SB 123 Host Coal Ash Surcharge
SB 297 Coal Ash Storage Requirments

Finance and Money Management

PRIORITY BILLS
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title
SB 309 Local Government Infrastructure Finance Authority
BILLS TO WATCH
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HB 494 Historic Preservation Tax Credits
HB 830 Large Retirement Systems - Alternative Investments
SB 38 Court Filing Fees

Land Use and Annexation

BILLS TO WATCH
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title
HB 567 County Approval of Annexations in DeKalb County
HB 848 Surplus Property

Municipal Courts

BILLS TO WATCH
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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
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
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title
HB 302 Preemption of Local Building Design Standards
HB 834 Revenue Bonds for Broadband
SB 172 Preemption of Local Building Design Standards
SB 309 Local Government Infrastructure Finance Authority
BILLS TO WATCH
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HB 24 Boards, Commissions, Authorities: Require Board Member Appointment by Elected Officials
HB 34 Development Authority Directors: Eligibility & Removal
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 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
HR 1023 Declaratory Relief; Sovereign Immunity
HR 1037 Municipal Gas Systems 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 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 327 City Government Employer Obligations
SB 345 Nonprofit Food Sales & Food Service at Events Permits

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

BILLS TO WATCH
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title
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 858 Online Notification for Sale of Personal Property
HB 859 Window Tinting Fines Capped at $25
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
SB 39 Municipal Sale of Firearms Revision
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 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

Recreation

BILLS TO WATCH
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HB 832 Require Park & Rec Facilities to Equip with Large Water Vessels

Taxation

BILLS TO WATCH
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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 Creation of the Division of Transit and Mobility Innovations
HB 715 Removal of Gross Receipts Method for Occupational Taxes
HB 779 TAVT Distribution Adjustment
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
SB 289 Elimination of Mobile Home Decal Process
SB 302 Economic Analysis of Tax Exemptions

Taxation - State Only

BILLS TO WATCH
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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

Transportation

BILLS TO WATCH
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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 Creation of the Division of Transit and Mobility Innovations
HB 820 Georgia Freight Railroad Program
SB 131 State Airport Overview Committee & Department of Mobility and Innovation
SB 159 Electric Scooter Bill
SB 371 Georgia Freight Railroad Program

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
HR 1037 Municipal Gas Systems 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