BILLS OF INTEREST
SB 2 - Sen. Greg Dolezal
A bill to extend the COVID-19 liability protections for businesses permanently. These protections were first put in place during the COVID pandemic to release businesses from claims that their customers contracted COVID-19 at their place of business.
Status - Referred to Senate Judiciary
SB. 3 - Sen. John Albers
A bill that requires state departments, agencies, boards, bureaus, offices, commissions, public corporations, and authorities to assess education, experience, and training requirements for positions of employment. Specifically, to reduce the number of positions for which a four-year college degree is required.
Status - Passed Senate Referred to the House Governmental Affairs Committee.
SB. 14 - Sen. John Albers
A bill relating to evidence, provides for the presentation and addressing of issues concerning the admission or exclusion of evidence, and provides court rulings on these issues.
Status - Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee
SB. 22 - Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick
A bill that prohibits the purchase of, sale of, or offering samples of hemp products to anyone under the age of 18. The bill will provide rules and regulations for these offenses and any other related matters.
Status - Recommitted to the Senate Rules Committee
SB. 34 - Sen. Elena Parent
A bill to prohibit third-party food delivery services from committing unfair, unsafe, and unhealthy practices in the state.
Status - Passed out of the Agricultural and Consumer Affairs Committee.
SB. 39 - Sen. Kim Jackson
A bill to allow persons convicted of a misdemeanor, or certain felonies, to grow industrial hemp.
Status - Passed out of Senate Ag Committee
SB 60 - Sen. Bo Hatchett legislation to address concerns raised by secondary metal recyclers whose business practices are restricted in their methods of payment for deposits. Under current law, recyclers may only pay using a check, electronic funds transfer, or a voucher. Status - Passed Senate Chamber referred to House Judiciary Non-Civil.
SB. 126 - Sen. Billy Hickman
to provide for a limitation on interchange fees charged by payment card networks for credit or debit card transactions at retailers. This legislation will have a second hearing in the Senate Banking committee.
SB. 132 - Sen. Brandon Beach
A bill relating to agriculture prohibits the acquisition of a possessory interest in certain land by certain nonresident aliens. Status - Passed by the Senate Veterans, Military, and Homeland Security Committee.
SB. 145 - Sen. Shawn Still
A bill to prohibit the local regulations that create differing standards for or distinguish gasoline-powered leaf blowers from similar equipment in applicable counties and municipal corporations Status - Passed out of the Senate State and Local Governmental Operations Committee.
SB. 158 - Sen. Randy Robertson
A bill to provide an insurance premium discount or rate reduction for property owners who build a new residential or commercial property located in Georgia that better resists catastrophic windstorm events. Status - Referred to the Senate Insurance and Labor Committee
SB. 165 - Sen. Russ Goodman
A bill to provide for an allowable variance for weights and limitations upon a vehicle or load and to repeal certain exceptions which allow for excess weight limitations upon a vehicle or load. Status - Referred to Senate Transportation Committee
SB. 177 - Sen. Harold Jones
A bill to enact the "Food Insecurity Eradication Act", and to create the Georgia Food Security Advisory Council. Status - Passed by the Senate Agriculture Committee
SB. 186 - Sen. Greg Dolezal
relating to liability of owners and occupiers of land generally, to limit landowner liability regarding invitees, licensees, and trespassers.
SB. 191 - Sen. Shawn Still
A bill relating to motor vehicles and traffic, to repeal provisions authorizing joinder of motor carriers and their insurance carriers in tort and contract causes of action.
SB. 196 - Sen. Ben Watson
A bill to provide for the failure to wear a safety belt or safety restraints for children as admissible evidence in civil actions. Also, to prohibit the failure to wear a safety belt or safety restraints for children as a basis for cancellation of insurance coverage. This measure failed to pass through committee.
SB. 220 - Sen. Russ Goodman
A bill to establish the Georgia Farmland Conservation Program, Georgia Farmland Conservation Fund program, and the Georgia Farmland Advisory Council. Status - Referred to the Senate Financing Committee
SB. 228 - Sen. Sheikh Rahman
A bill that creates the Director of Outdoor Recreation position in the Department of Natural Resources. Status - Referred to the Senate Natural Resources and Environment Committee
HB. 14 - Rep. Dar'shun Kendrick
A bill that provides a tax credit to employers who hire workforce-ready graduates, and the Department of Labor will establish the criteria.
Status - Referred to the Ways & Means Committee
HB. 16 - Rep. Mandisha Thomas
A bill to extend the sunset provision relating to the use of sick leave to take care of immediate family members.
Status - Referred to the Industry and Labor Committee
HB. 26 - Rep. Mandisha Thomas
A bill to require the Department of Community Affairs to include certain indoor air quality provisions in applicable state minimum standard codes.
Status - Referred to the Public Health Committee
HB. 31 - Rep. Debbie Buckner
A bill to dedicate the proceeds of certain hazardous waste fees to the Hazardous Waste Trust Fund.
Status - Referred to the Ways & Means Committee
HB. 33 - Rep. Beth Camp - A bill to provide for the State Board of Veterinary Medicine to be an independent state agency attached to the Department of Agriculture for administrative purposes only and to provide for contracting with the Department of Agriculture for licensing and other services.
Status: Passed through the Agriculture & Consumer Affairs Committee.
GAC is actively engaged in supporting this effort to provide better licensing and support for Georgia Veterinarians.