Senate first readers, 2024 March 11

SENATE FIRST READERS MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2024 THIRTY-THIRD LEGISLATIVE DAY

SB 576. By Senators Bearden of the 30th and Albers of the 56th:

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 4 of Article 3 of Chapter 1 of Title 40 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to ride share network services and transportation referral services, so as to require the display of a second license plate upon the front of a motor vehicle operated by a ride share driver; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Referred to Public Safety Committee.

SR 750.

By Senators Albers of the 56th, Kennedy of the 18th, Goodman of the 8th, Kirkpatrick of the 32nd, Brass of the 28th and others:

A RESOLUTION condemning Jew-hatred in all of its forms and resolving to end the persecution and discrimination against the Jewish community; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

SR 751.

By Senators Watson of the 11th, Albers of the 56th, Goodman of the 8th, Anderson of the 24th and Bearden of the 30th:

A RESOLUTION creating the Senate Disaster Mitigation and Resilience Study Committee; and for other purposes.

Referred to Public Safety Committee.

SR 752.

By Senators Watson of the 11th, Dixon of the 45th, Goodman of the 8th, Anderson of the 24th and Walker III of the 20th:

A RESOLUTION recognizing and commending Terry Hollifield for his 53 years of outstanding service as executive director of the Georgia Crop Improvement Association, where he retired on December 31, 2023; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

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SR 753.

By Senators Kennedy of the 18th, Kirkpatrick of the 32nd, Rhett of the 33rd and Albers of the 56th:

A RESOLUTION recognizing and commending Minister Peter Burke; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

SR 754.

By Senators Anderson of the 43rd, Jones II of the 22nd, Seay of the 34th, Davenport of the 44th, Jones of the 10th and others:

A RESOLUTION creating the Senate Cumulative Impact of Pollution on Economic Development and Growth Study Committee; and for other purposes.

Referred to Economic Development and Tourism Committee.

SR 755. By Senators Sims of the 12th and Summers of the 13th:

A RESOLUTION recognizing March 2024 as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and honoring the Georgia Colorectal Cancer Control program for its impact on increasing screenings in Federal Qualified Health Clinics in Southwest and Southeast Georgia; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

SR 756.

By Senators Moore of the 53rd, Beach of the 21st, Cowsert of the 46th, Dolezal of the 27th, Dixon of the 45th and others:

A RESOLUTION honoring the life and memory of Laken Hope Riley; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

SR 757.

By Senators Anderson of the 43rd, Butler of the 55th, Seay of the 34th, Jones of the 10th, Sims of the 12th and others:

A RESOLUTION creating the Senate Study Committee on the Establishment of a Baby Bonds Program; and for other purposes.

Referred to Children and Families Committee.

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SR 758. By Senator Setzler of the 37th:

A RESOLUTION recognizing and commending the North Cobb High School Lady Warriors volleyball team for winning the 2023 Class 7A GHSA State Championship; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

SR 759. By Senators Sims of the 12th, Anderson of the 43rd and Jones of the 10th:

A RESOLUTION congratulating and commending Dr. Jean Rawlings Sumner for receiving the 2024 Yellow Rose Nikki T. Randall Servant Leader Award; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

SR 760.

By Senators Brass of the 28th, Albers of the 56th, Cowsert of the 46th, Beach of the 21st, Watson of the 1st and others:

A RESOLUTION recognizing March 13, 2024, as Golf Day at the state capitol; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

HB 1373. By Representatives Rhodes of the 124th and Crowe of the 118th:

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend an Act creating the Board of Commissioners of Putnam County, approved September 8, 1879 (Ga. L. 1879, p. 334), as amended, particularly by an Act approved April 20, 2011 (Ga. L. 2011, p. 3619), so as to revise provisions relating to the compensation of the chairperson and commissioners; 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 1441. By Representatives Meeks of the 178th and Werkheiser of the 157th:
A BILL to be entitled an Act to provide a homestead exemption from Appling County school district ad valorem taxes for educational purposes in the amount of 100 percent of the assessed value of the homestead for residents of that school district who are 70 years of age or older and whose income, excluding certain retirement income, does not exceed $10,000.00; 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 1442. By Representative DeLoach of the 167th:
A BILL to be entitled an Act to authorize the City of Darien, Georgia, to exercise all redevelopment and other powers provided for under Article IX, Section II, Paragraph VII(b) of the Georgia Constitution and Chapter 44 of Title 36 of the O.C.G.A., the "Redevelopment Powers Law," as amended; to provide for a referendum; to provide for effective dates; to provide for automatic repeal under certain circumstances; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Referred to State and Local Governmental Operations Committee.
HB 1444. By Representatives Scott of the 76th, Neal of the 79th, Douglas of the 78th, Burnough of the 77th and Bell of the 75th:
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend an Act creating the Clayton County Board of Commissioners, approved February 8, 1955 (Ga. L. 1955, p. 2064), as amended, so as to provide a code of ethics; to establish a board of ethics; 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 1446. By Representatives Persinger of the 119th, Efstration of the 104th and Gaines of the 120th:
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend an Act re-creating and establishing a Board of Commissioners of Barrow County, approved April 2, 1976 (Ga. L. 1976, p. 4033), as amended, particularly by an Act approved September 7, 2011 (Ga. L. 2011 Ex. Sess., p. 260), so as to revise the power of the county manager in regard to employment decisions related to department directors; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Referred to State and Local Governmental Operations Committee.
HB 1447. By Representatives Persinger of the 119th, Gaines of the 120th and Efstration of the 104th:
A BILL to be entitled an Act to provide a new charter for the City of Statham, Georgia; to repeal all prior charters for the City of Statham, Georgia, and enactments, local legislation or home rule amendments relating thereto made prior to the effective date of this enactment; to provide for definitions; to provide for related matters; to repeal a specific Act; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Referred to State and Local Governmental Operations Committee.
HB 1448. By Representative Mathis of the 149th:
A BILL to be entitled an Act to create a board of elections and registration for Dodge County; to provide for its powers and duties; to provide for definitions; to provide for the composition of the board and the selection, qualifications, terms, and removal of members; to provide for vacancies; to provide for oaths and privileges; to provide for the conduct of primaries and elections; to provide for meetings; to provide duties of the chairperson; to allow for joint primaries; to authorize the conduct of municipal elections; to provide for the election supervisor; to provide compensation for board members and staff; to provide for offices, supplies, and other materials; to provide for required training; to provide for the transfer of powers, duties, facilities, and personal property; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Referred to State and Local Governmental Operations Committee.
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