Senate first readers, 2024 March 13

SENATE FIRST READERS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2024 THIRTY-FOURTH LEGISLATIVE DAY

SB 577.

By Senators Jackson of the 41st, Butler of the 55th, Harrell of the 40th, Anderson of the 43rd and Davenport of the 44th:

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend an Act creating the State Court of DeKalb County, formerly known as the Civil and Criminal Court of DeKalb County, approved February 14, 1951 (Ga. L. 1951, p. 2401), as amended, particularly by an Act approved April 11, 2012 (Ga. L. 2012, p. 5059), so as to provide for landlords to remove personal property following execution of writs of possession within seven days of such execution; to authorize the marshal to remove such property after 14 days; to authorize the marshal to appoint exofficio assistants to the marshal; to provide for the collection of costs associated with such removal; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Referred to State and Local Governmental Operations Committee.

SB 578.

By Senators Watson of the 11th, Goodman of the 8th, Anderson of the 24th and Echols of the 49th:

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 12-5-105 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to regulated reasonable use of ground water for farm use, permits to withdraw, obtain, or utilize, metering, and related procedures, so as to provide for revocation of permits for conversion to solar farms and reallocation of ground water capacity; to provide for definitions; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Referred to Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee.

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SB 579. By Senator Summers of the 13th:

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.

SR 761. By Senator James of the 35th:

A RESOLUTION recognizing and commending the Global Sisters Speak Network; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

SR 762. By Senator James of the 35th:

A RESOLUTION honoring the life and memory of Dan A. Moore, Sr.; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

SR 763.

By Senators Islam Parkes of the 7th, Butler of the 55th, Rahman of the 5th, Merritt of the 9th, Esteves of the 6th and others:

A RESOLUTION recognizing the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, commencing a month of fasting and spiritual renewal, and extending best wishes to all in Georgia and around the world for a joyous and meaningful observance of Eid al-Fitr; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

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SR 764.

By Senators Harbin of the 16th, Goodman of the 8th, Watson of the 11th, Kirkpatrick of the 32nd, Strickland of the 17th and others:

A RESOLUTION recognizing March 14 as Truett Cathy Day at the state capitol; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

SR 765.

By Senators Strickland of the 17th, Harbin of the 16th, Payne of the 54th, Kirkpatrick of the 32nd and Rhett of the 33rd:

A RESOLUTION commending the Red Cross and recognizing March 2024 as Red Cross Month in Georgia; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

SR 766.

By Senators Dixon of the 45th, Halpern of the 39th, Still of the 48th, James of the 35th and Payne of the 54th:

A RESOLUTION recognizing and commending Angela Palm on the occasion of her retirement; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

SR 767.

By Senators Parent of the 42nd, Goodman of the 8th, Halpern of the 39th, Harrell of the 40th, Cowsert of the 46th and others:

A RESOLUTION recognizing and commending Ali's Cookies; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

SR 768.

By Senators Orrock of the 36th, Butler of the 55th, Parent of the 42nd, Jones II of the 22nd, Lucas of the 26th and others:

A RESOLUTION recognizing and commending Georgia Advancing Communities Together, Inc., upon its tenth anniversary; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

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SR 769.

By Senators Orrock of the 36th, Lucas of the 26th, Kennedy of the 18th, Gooch of the 51st, Jones II of the 22nd and others:

A RESOLUTION recognizing and commending Senator Gloria Butler for her outstanding public service; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

SR 770.

By Senators Harrell of the 40th, Jackson of the 41st, Orrock of the 36th, Hickman of the 4th and Hodges of the 3rd:

A RESOLUTION creating the Senate Higher Education in Prison Study Committee; and for other purposes.

Referred to Higher Education Committee.

SR 771.

By Senators Jones of the 10th, Seay of the 34th, Orrock of the 36th, Harbison of the 15th, Anderson of the 43rd and others:

A RESOLUTION commending Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. and recognizing March 26, 2024, as Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Day at the state capitol; and for other purposes.

Referred to Rules Committee.

SR 772.

By Senators Jones of the 10th, Seay of the 34th, Orrock of the 36th, Harbison of the 15th, Anderson of the 43rd and others:

A RESOLUTION recognizing and commending Samuel L. Dumas; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

SR 773.

By Senators Islam Parkes of the 7th, Butler of the 55th, Rahman of the 5th, Merritt of the 9th, Esteves of the 6th and others:

A RESOLUTION recognizing and commending the celebration of Navroz, the month of Ramadan, and the Shia Ismaili Muslim community residing in and contributing to the State of Georgia; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

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SR 774. By Senator Orrock of the 36th:

A RESOLUTION honoring the life of Mr. Joseph Donald "J.D." Winston and dedicating an intersection in his memory; and for other purposes.

Referred to Transportation Committee.

SR 775.

By Senators Jones of the 10th, Orrock of the 36th, James of the 35th, Harbin of the 16th, Strickland of the 17th and others:

A RESOLUTION recognizing and commending Senator Valencia Seay; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

SR 776. By Senator Bearden of the 30th:

A RESOLUTION honoring the life and memory of James "Richard" Smith; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

HB 1346. By Representatives Barton of the 5th, Ridley of the 6th, Chastain of the 7th and Jasperse of the 11th:

A BILL to be entitled an Act to repeal an Act creating the Coosawattee Regional Water and Sewerage Authority, approved May 13, 2008 (Ga. L. 2008, p. 3904), so as to repeal such Act and dissolve the authority; to provide for assets and liabilities thereof; 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.

HB 1445. By Representative Taylor of the 173rd:

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend an Act to provide a new charter for the City of Thomasville, approved March 30, 1990 (Ga. L. 1990, p. 5051), as amended, so as to reapportion the board of education election districts; to provide for definitions and inclusions; to provide for continuation in office of current members; 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 1449. By Representatives Collins of the 71st, Smith of the 18th, Huddleston of the 72nd, Smith of the 70th and New of the 64th:
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend an Act to provide a new charter for the City of Villa Rica, approved May 8, 2018 (Ga. L. 2018, p. 3869), so as to revise provisions regarding ineligibility of former elected officials to hold offices or employment or transact certain business with the city within a year of leaving office; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Referred to State and Local Governmental Operations Committee.
HB 1450. By Representatives Holly of the 116th, Douglas of the 78th, Mathiak of the 74th, Crowe of the 118th, Lewis-Ward of the 115th and others:
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend an Act creating the Henry County Airport Authority, approved May 3, 2023 (Ga. L. 2023, p. 4389), so as to provide for an ex-officio member; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Referred to State and Local Governmental Operations Committee.
HB 1451. By Representative Franklin of the 160th:
A BILL to be entitled an Act to provide a new charter for the City of Brooklet; to provide for incorporation, boundaries, and powers of the city; to provide for the exercise of powers and limitations on powers; to provide for a governing authority of such city and the powers, duties, authority, prohibitions, elections, terms, removal from office, method of filling vacancies, compensation, expenses, and qualifications; to provide for a city attorney, city clerk, and other personnel; to provide for bonds for officials; to provide for pending matters; to provide for definitions and construction; to provide for severability; to provide for related matters; to repeal specific Acts; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Referred to State and Local Governmental Operations Committee.
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HB 1455. By Representative Sainz of the 180th: A BILL to be entitled an Act to provide a homestead exemption from City of St. Mary's ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes in the amount of $25,000.00 of the assessed value of the homestead for residents of that city who are 65 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 a specific repealer; 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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