Senate first readers, 2024 March 8

SENATE FIRST READERS FRIDAY, MARCH 08, 2024 THIRTY-SECOND LEGISLATIVE DAY

SR 744.

By Senators James of the 35th, Jones of the 10th, Butler of the 55th and Lucas of the 26th:

A RESOLUTION recognizing and commending the Fraternal Order of Police Inc. Fulton County Lodge No. 64; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

SR 745.

By Senators Echols of the 49th, Still of the 48th, Gooch of the 51st, Ginn of the 47th, Hatchett of the 50th and others:

A RESOLUTION congratulating the Lakeview Academy girls basketball team for winning the 2024 GIAA Class 3A State Basketball Championship; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

SR 746.

By Senators Echols of the 49th, Still of the 48th, Gooch of the 51st, Ginn of the 47th, Hatchett of the 50th and others:

A RESOLUTION congratulating the Lakeview Academy boys basketball team for winning the 2024 GIAA Class 3A State Basketball Championship; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

SR 747.

By Senators Burns of the 23rd, Hickman of the 4th, Anderson of the 24th, Hatchett of the 50th, Robertson of the 29th and others:

A RESOLUTION urging the local governments and regional commissions for Regions 5, 7, and 12, the Department of Community Affairs, and the Department of Transportation to collaborate for the establishment of a Historic Rural Church Trail; and for other purposes.

Referred to Economic Development and Tourism Committee.

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SR 748.

By Senators Anderson of the 24th, Echols of the 49th, Hickman of the 4th, Hodges of the 3rd, Dixon of the 45th and others:

A RESOLUTION recognizing March 10-16, 2024, as National Groundwater Awareness Week in Georgia; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

SR 749.

By Senators Watson of the 1st, Mallow of the 2nd, Kirkpatrick of the 32nd, Kennedy of the 18th, Hickman of the 4th and others:

A RESOLUTION recognizing and commending John Forbes; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

HB 1374.

By Representatives Campbell of the 35th, Ridley of the 22nd, Ehrhart of the 36th and Seabaugh of the 34th:

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend an Act to reincorporate and provide a new charter for the City of Acworth, approved February 17, 1989 (Ga. L. 1989, p. 3512), as amended, particularly by an Act approved May 1, 2023 (Ga. L. 2023, p. 4052), so as to adopt by reference a certain map; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Referred to State and Local Governmental Operations Committee.

HB 1413. By Representatives Rhodes of the 124th and Crowe of the 118th:

A BILL to be entitled an Act to provide homestead exemptions from Putnam County school district ad valorem taxes for educational purposes in certain amounts of the assessed value of the homestead for residents of that school district who are 70 years of age or older; to provide for definitions; to specify the terms and conditions of the exemption and the procedures relating thereto; to provide for applicability; to provide for compliance with constitutional requirements; to provide for a referendum, effective dates, automatic repeal, mandatory execution of election, and judicial remedies regarding failure to comply; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Referred to State and Local Governmental Operations Committee.

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HB 1422. By Representatives Wade of the 9th and Chastain of the 7th:
A BILL to be entitled an Act to provide a homestead exemption from Dawson County ad valorem taxes for county purposes for certain senior citizens; to provide for definitions; to specify the terms and conditions of the exemption and the procedures relating thereto; to provide for applicability; to provide for compliance with constitutional requirements; to provide for a referendum, effective dates, automatic repeal, mandatory execution of election, and judicial remedies regarding failure to comply; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Referred to State and Local Governmental Operations Committee.
HB 1423. By Representatives Wade of the 9th and Chastain of the 7th:
A BILL to be entitled an Act to provide homestead exemptions from Dawson County school district ad valorem taxes for educational purposes for certain senior citizens; to provide for definitions; to specify the terms and conditions of the exemption and the procedures relating thereto; to provide for applicability and eligibility; to provide for compliance with constitutional requirements; to provide for a referendum, effective dates, automatic repeal, mandatory execution of election, and judicial remedies regarding failure to comply; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Referred to State and Local Governmental Operations Committee.
HB 1427. By Representative Stinson of the 150th:
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend an Act to provide for the Board of Education of Dooly County, approved April 6, 1967 (Ga. L. 1967, p. 2922), as amended, particularly by an Act approved May 6, 2013 (Ga. L. 2013, p. 4149), so as to provide for compensation of the members of the board; to provide for related matters; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Referred to State and Local Governmental Operations Committee.
HB 1436. By Representative Yearta of the 152nd:
A BILL to be entitled an Act to authorize the assessment and collection of a technology fee by the Magistrate Court of Lee County; to identify the authorized uses of such technology fee; to provide for the termination of such technology fee and dedication of residual funds to technology uses; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Referred to State and Local Governmental Operations Committee.
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HB 1438. By Representative Williams of the 148th: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend an Act creating a new charter for the City of Cordele, approved July 29, 2020 (Ga. L. 2020, p. 4122), so as to transition the office of chairperson to at large commission member; to provide for a mayor to be selected by and among the commission members; to redesignate the office of vice chairperson to mayor pro tempore; to revise voting and quorum provisions related to the commission; to make conforming changes; to provide that the city manager shall recommend the annual budget to the commission in place of the chairperson; to provide for related matters; to provide for effective dates; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Referred to State and Local Governmental Operations Committee.
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