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2019 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.

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Alcoholic Beverages

BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
position
HB 76 Alcoholic Beverages Distance Requirements Support
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

Finance and Money Management

BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
position
HB 349 Redevelopment Powers for Counties in the Incorporated Area Working With Author
HB 494 Historic Preservation Tax Credits Support
SB 38 Court Filing Fees Support
SB 157 Reciprocal Deposits 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 234 Anti-Human Trafficking Protective Response Act 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 184 5G Technology: Streamlining Wireless Facilities and Antennas Act Support
HB 302 Preemption of Local Building Design Standards Oppose
SB 66 5G Technology: Streamlining Wireless Facilities and Antennas Act Support
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 208 Municipal Utility Contracting Support
HB 242 Regulation of Massage Therapy Estbalishments Neutral
HB 243 Linear Fees for Fiber in the Rights-of-Way (ROW) Oppose
HB 307 Abandoned Motor Vehicles Neutral
HB 311 Sovereign Immunity; Declaratory and Injunctive Relief Neutral
HB 315 Consultants for Municipalities Working With Author
HB 322 Procurement Registry Support
HB 342 Booting of Motor Vehicles Support
HB 346 Retaliation Against Tenants Reporting Code Violations Support
HB 349 Redevelopment Powers for Counties in the Incorporated Area Working With Author
HB 398 Bicycle Maximum Age for Sidewalks Evaluating
HB 454 Electric Assisted Bikes Support
HB 469 Booting of Motor Vehicles Support
HB 493 Private Permitting Review and Inspection Act Neutral
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 234 Anti-Human Trafficking Protective Response Act Support
HB 307 Abandoned Motor Vehicles Neutral
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

Recreation

BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
position
HB 382 Outdoor Stewardship Trust Fund Support

Taxation

BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
position
HB 182 Online Sales: Lower Threshold for Collection of Sales Tax Support
HB 276 Sales Taxes: Marketplace Facilitators Support
HB 294 Single County T-SPLOST on Construction Materials Neutral
HB 313 Ad Valorem Exemption for Certain Charities Support
HB 349 Redevelopment Powers for Counties in the Incorporated Area Working With Author
HB 365 TAVT Rate Reduction and Retail Price for all Vehicles Evaluating
HB 378 Rental Car Excise Tax Facilitator Support
HB 379 SPLOST Reporting Date Flexibility Support
HB 411 Prohibition of Fees on the Property Tax Bill Working With Author
HB 428 Communication Services Tax Evaluating
HB 448 Lodging Facilitator Support
HB 451 Historic Preservation Tax Credits Support
HB 456 Raising the Expenditure Cap for AUPs Support
HB 494 Historic Preservation Tax Credits Support
HB 511 Creation of the Department of Mobility and Innovation Support
SB 128 Marketplace Facilitator Support
SR 348 Senate Freedom from Property Taxes Study Committee 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
HR 164 Dedication of Fees - Constitutional Amendment Support

Utilities

PRIORITY BILLS
bill #
title
position
HB 184 5G Technology: Streamlining Wireless Facilities and Antennas Act Support
SB 66 5G Technology: Streamlining Wireless Facilities and Antennas Act Support
BILLS TO WATCH
bill #
title
position
HB 22 Rural Telephone Cooperatives and Broadband Services Neutral
HB 23 EMCs and Broadband Services Neutral
HB 208 Municipal Utility Contracting Support
HB 243 Linear Fees for Fiber in the Rights-of-Way (ROW) Oppose
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
SB 2 EMCs and Broadband Delivery Support
SB 17 Rural Telephone Cooperatives and Broadband Services Neutral
SB 95 Municipal Utility Contracting Support
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LEGISLATION IN THE NEWS
Rural Development Council Releases 2019 Recommendation Updates
January 18, 2019
The House Rural Development Council (RDC) released its recommendations for the 2019 Georgia Legislative Session on Dec. 6, 2018, shortly after their final meeting in Dahlonega. 
LPC Member Shares How Officials and Residents Can be Better Together
January 17, 2019
Just in time for the Legislative Session, Georgia’s Cities sat with Stockbridge Councilmember and member of the GMA Legislative Policy Council (LPC) Neat Robinson to learn more about her motivation for public service and how she prepares for legislative session.