Senate first readers, 2024 March 14

SENATE FIRST READERS THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2024 THIRTY-FIFTH LEGISLATIVE DAY

SB 580.

By Senator Strickland of the 17th:

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend an Act providing a new charter for the City of Madison, approved October 6, 1891 (Ga. L. 1890-91, Vol. II, p. 827), as amended, particularly by an Act approved May 4, 2006 (Ga. L. 2006, p. 4137), so as to revise provisions related to the mayor's vote when the city council is electing a mayor pro tempore; to revise provisions related to the compensation of the mayor, mayor pro tempore, and councilmembers; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Referred to State and Local Governmental Operations Committee.

SB 581.

By Senators Harrell of the 40th, Orrock of the 36th, Jackson of the 41st, Esteves of the 6th and Parent of the 42nd:

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 16-11-127.1 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to carrying weapons within school safety zones, at school functions, or on a bus or other transportation furnished by a school, so as to provide for the election by a postsecondary education institution to allow concealed handguns upon campus; to require firearms safety training in order to carry handguns upon such campuses; to require storage for handguns at areas upon campus where carrying of a handgun is prohibited by law; to provide for a definition; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Referred to Judiciary Committee.

SB 582.

By Senators Harrell of the 40th, Orrock of the 36th, Jackson of the 41st and Parent of the 42nd:

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 11 of Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to public school property and facilities, so as to provide for building inspection and code enforcement for public school educational facilities in this state; to provide for a definition; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Referred to Education and Youth Committee.

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SR 777.

By Senator Strickland of the 17th:

A BILL recognizing and commending Dr. Shannon Buff, the 2024 Georgia High School Principal of the Year; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

SR 778.

By Senators Mallow of the 2nd, Hickman of the 4th, Gooch of the 51st, Ginn of the 47th and Still of the 48th:

A BILL recognizing March 14, 2024, as Georgia Hotel and Lodging Industry Appreciation Day at the state capitol; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

SR 779.

By Senators Hickman of the 4th, Dixon of the 45th, Gooch of the 51st, Esteves of the 6th and Sims of the 12th:

A RESOLUTION recognizing March 4, 2024, as Reach Out and Read Day at the state capitol to recognize the power of reading to young children every day; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

SR 780.

By Senators Hickman of the 4th, Anavitarte of the 31st, Gooch of the 51st, Kennedy of the 18th and Hodges of the 3rd:

A RESOLUTION recognizing and commending Georgia State University; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

SR 781.

By Senators Gooch of the 51st, Payne of the 54th, Echols of the 49th, Moore of the 53rd, Kirkpatrick of the 32nd and others:

A RESOLUTION recognizing and commending Gilmer High School's Carson Farist and Taylor Schiesser; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

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SR 782.

By Senators Anderson of the 43rd, Jones II of the 22nd, Butler of the 55th, Davenport of the 44th, Harbison of the 15th and others:

A RESOLUTION recognizing and commending Dana Patterson; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

SR 783.

By Senators Anderson of the 43rd, Jones II of the 22nd, Butler of the 55th, Davenport of the 44th, Harbison of the 15th and others:

A RESOLUTION recognizing and commending Dawn Thomas; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

SR 784.

By Senators Kennedy of the 18th and Walker III of the 20th:

A RESOLUTION recognizing March 18, 2024, as Peach County Day at the state capitol; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

SR 785.

By Senators Harrell of the 40th, Jackson of the 41st, Orrock of the 36th, Jones II of the 22nd, Seay of the 34th and others:

A RESOLUTION recognizing March 26, 2024, as Trans Liberation Day at the state capitol; and for other purposes.

Referred to Health and Human Services Committee.

SR 786.

By Senators Kennedy of the 18th, Anderson of the 24th, Goodman of the 8th, Watson of the 11th and Walker III of the 20th:

A RESOLUTION creating the Senate Advancing Forest Innovation in Georgia Study Committee; and for other purposes.

Referred to Rules Committee.

SR 787.

By Senators Dixon of the 45th, Burns of the 23rd, Anavitarte of the 31st, Payne of the 54th, Hickman of the 4th and others:

A RESOLUTION creating the Senate University Admissions Study Committee; and for other purposes.

Referred to Rules Committee.

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SR 788.

By Senator James of the 35th:

A RESOLUTION recognizing March 18, 2024, as International Diaspora Day at the state capitol; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

SR 789.

By Senators Still of the 48th and Dixon of the 45th:

A RESOLUTION recognizing and commending the City of Sugar Hill on the occasion of its 85th birthday; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

SR 790.

By Senators Islam Parkes of the 7th, Rahman of the 5th, McLaurin of the 14th, Esteves of the 6th, Jackson of the 41st and others:

A RESOLUTION recognizing March 15, 2024, as the International Day to Combat Islamophobia; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

HB 1402.

By Representatives Cummings of the 39th, Anulewicz of the 42nd, Stoner of the 40th, Campbell of the 35th, Adesanya of the 43rd and others:

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend an Act incorporating the City of Mableton, approved May 9, 2022 (Ga. L. 2022, p. 6049), so as to deannex certain properties from the corporate limits of the city; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Referred to State and Local Governmental Operations Committee.

HB 1454.

By Representatives Jones of the 60th, Bruce of the 61st, Evans of the 57th, Panitch of the 51st, Roberts of the 52nd and others:

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend an Act creating the Board of Commissioners of Fulton County, approved December 3, 1880 (Ga. L. 1880-81, p. 508), as amended, so as to provide for compensation of the chairperson and other members of the board of commissioners; 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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HB 1456. By Representatives Smith of the 18th and Huddleston of the 72nd:

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend an Act to provide a new charter for the City of Mount Zion, approved May 12, 2015 (Ga. L. 2015, p. 3862), as amended, particularly by an Act approved May 1, 2023 (Ga. L. 2023, p. 3683), so as to revise provisions related to councilmembers vacating their office; to repeal an erroneous provision of a prior amendatory Act; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Referred to State and Local Governmental Operations Committee.

HB 1458. By Representative Jasperse of the 11th:

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend an Act creating the Board of Commissioners of Pickens County, approved June 2, 2010 (Ga. L. 2010, p. 3704), as amended, so as to update and revise provisions relating to the powers, duties, and obligations of the board of commissioners; to revise and update provisions relating to the powers and duties of the chairperson; to revise provisions related to scheduling of meetings of the board of commissioners; to provide that state law shall governing bidding and procurement; to update provisions related to keeping of the minutes and records of the board of commissioners; to revise budgeting and audit procedures; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Referred to State and Local Governmental Operations Committee.

HB 1460.

By Representatives Gaines of the 120th, Dunahoo of the 31st, Erwin of the 32nd and Persinger of the 119th:

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend an Act providing a homestead exemption from City of Commerce independent school district ad valorem taxes for educational purposes in the amount of $10,000.00 of the assessed value of the homestead for certain residents of that school district who are 62 years of age or over and an additional homestead exemption in the amount of $20,000.00 of the assessed value of the homestead for certain residents of that school district who are 65 years of age or over and whose net income, excluding certain retirement income, does not exceed $18,000.00, approved April 25, 2002 (Ga. L. 2002, p. 4349), as amended; 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.

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HB 1461.

By Representatives Gaines of the 120th, Dunahoo of the 31st, Erwin of the 32nd and Persinger of the 119th:

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend an Act providing a homestead exemption from all Jackson County ad valorem taxes for $10,000.00 of the value of the homestead for certain residents of that county who have annual earned family incomes not exceeding $18,000.00 and who are 65 years of age or over, approved March 29, 1994 (Ga. L. 1994, p. 4381), so as to provide for two classes of residents, to increase the exemption for each class, and to remove an income limitation; to provide for related matters; 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 repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Referred to State and Local Governmental Operations Committee.

HB 1462.

By Representatives Thomas of the 65th, Glaize of the 67th, Jackson of the 68th, Olaleye of the 59th, Mainor of the 56th and others:

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend an Act to incorporate the City of Chattahoochee Hill Country (now known as City of Chattahoochee Hills) in Fulton County, approved April 28, 2006 (Ga. L. 2006, p. 3821), as amended, so as to revise the term and other provisions related to the mayor pro tempore; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Referred to State and Local Governmental Operations Committee.

HB 1463.

By Representatives Thomas of the 65th, Glaize of the 67th, Jackson of the 68th, Olaleye of the 59th, Mainor of the 56th and others:

A BILL to be entitled an Act to authorize the governing authority of the City of Chattahoochee Hills to levy an excise tax pursuant to subsection (b) of Code Section 48-13-51 of the O.C.G.A.; to provide procedures, conditions, and limitations; 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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