Senate first readers, 2024 March 20

SENATE FIRST READERS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2024 THIRTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATIVE DAY
SB 585. By Senators Parent of the 42nd and Jones II of the 22nd: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 21 of Title 50 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to waiver of sovereign immunity as to actions ex contractu and state tort claims, so as to provide for waiver of sovereign immunity for claims against state officers and employees whose acts or omissions violate the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Titles I and V of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act, the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, or the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 under certain circumstances; to provide legislative intent; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date and applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Referred to Judiciary Committee. SR 805. By Senator James of the 35th:
A RESOLUTION honoring the life and memory of Naomi Ruth Barber King; and for other purposes. Read and Adopted. SR 806. By Senators Harrell of the 40th and Anavitarte of the 31st: A RESOLUTION creating the Senate Study Committee on the Impact of Social Media on Children and Platform Privacy Protection; and for other purposes. Referred to Rules Committee.
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SR 807. By Senator Hufstetler of the 52nd:

A RESOLUTION creating the Senate Peach State Saves Program Study Committee; and for other purposes.

Referred to Rules Committee.

SR 808. By Senator Harbison of the 15th:

A RESOLUTION recognizing and commending Morgan Faithe Harrell; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

SR 809. By Senator Harbison of the 15th:

A RESOLUTION honoring the life and memory of Floyd Washington, Sr.; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

SR 810. By Senator Harbison of the 15th:

A RESOLUTION recognizing and commending Abdur Hassan; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

SR 811. By Senator James of the 35th:

A RESOLUTION recognizing and commending Montell Jordan; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

SR 812.

By Senators Esteves of the 6th, Anavitarte of the 31st, Merritt of the 9th, Islam Parkes of the 7th, Butler of the 55th and others:

A RESOLUTION recognizing and commending Representative Pedro Marin on his outstanding public service as a member of the House of Representatives; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

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SR 813.

By Senators Butler of the 55th, Gooch of the 51st, Halpern of the 39th, Orrock of the 36th, Brass of the 28th and others:

A RESOLUTION recognizing April 8, 2024, as Henry Louis Aaron Day in the State of Georgia; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

SR 814.

By Senators Anderson of the 43rd, Davenport of the 44th, Sims of the 12th, Jones of the 10th, Merritt of the 9th and others:

A RESOLUTION recognizing and commending Grace Latoya Hamilton; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

SR 815.

By Senators Anderson of the 43rd, Davenport of the 44th, Goodman of the 8th, Sims of the 12th, Jones of the 10th and others:

A RESOLUTION honoring the life and memory of KeShawn Xavier Crumidy; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

SR 816.

By Senators Davenport of the 44th, Anderson of the 43rd, Sims of the 12th, Seay of the 34th, James of the 35th and others:

A RESOLUTION recognizing March 20, 2024, as Spelman College Day at the state capitol; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

SR 817.

By Senators Davenport of the 44th, Anderson of the 43rd, Sims of the 12th, Seay of the 34th, Butler of the 55th and others:

A RESOLUTION recognizing and commending Senator Horacena Tate for her outstanding public service; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

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SR 818.

By Senators Kennedy of the 18th, Anavitarte of the 31st, Robertson of the 29th and Gooch of the 51st:

A RESOLUTION honoring the life and memory of Matthew Christopher Littlefield; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

SR 819.

By Senators Kennedy of the 18th, Lucas of the 26th and Williams of the 25th:

A RESOLUTION commending Jaime Kaplan; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

SR 820. By Senators Hickman of the 4th, Dixon of the 45th and Payne of the 54th:

A RESOLUTION recognizing October 7-11, 2024, as Georgia Pre-K Week; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

SR 821.

By Senators Islam Parkes of the 7th, Merritt of the 9th, Harrell of the 40th, Rahman of the 5th, Butler of the 55th and others:

A RESOLUTION recognizing and commending Gregg Kennard on his outstanding public service as a member of the House of Representatives; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

SR 822.

By Senators Halpern of the 39th, Jones II of the 22nd, Jackson of the 41st, Orrock of the 36th and Davenport of the 44th:

A RESOLUTION recognizing and celebrating March 2024 as Music in our Schools Month; and for other purposes.

Read and Adopted.

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HB 1425. By Representatives Gilliard of the 162nd, Stephens of the 164th, Westbrook of the 163rd and Petrea of the 166th:
A BILL to be entitled an Act to create the Weeping Time Cultural Heritage Corridor Authority; to provide for definitions; to provide for the purpose and powers of the authority; to provide for appointment, eligibility, and terms of members of the authority; to provide for organization, quorum, meetings, and expenses of the authority; to provide for rules and regulations; to provide for agents and employees; to provide for accountability and for financial and other records; to provide for audits; to limit the powers of the authority; to provide for open meetings and public records; to provide for judicial jurisdiction; to provide that the powers of the authority are supplemental; to provide for liberal construction; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Referred to State and Local Governmental Operations Committee.
HB 1465. By Representatives Reeves of the 99th, Romman of the 97th, Marin of the 96th, Clark of the 100th, Mughal of the 105th and others:
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend an Act creating a new charter for the City of Duluth, Georgia, approved March 25, 1958 (Ga. L. 1958, p. 3148), as amended, particularly by an Act approved April 11, 2012 (Ga. L. 2012, p. 5206), so as to change 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 1466. By Representatives Gullett of the 19th, New of the 64th, Smith of the 18th, Kelley of the 16th and Momtahan of the 17th:
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend an Act to create the State Court of Paulding County, approved June 29, 2020 (Ga. L. 2020, p. 3562), so as to provide an additional judge for such court; to provide for the appointment of such additional judge of such court; to provide for the election of successors; to provide for a chief judge; 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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HB 1467. By Representatives Hawkins of the 27th and Erwin of the 32nd:
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend an Act creating a new charter for the City of Gillsville, approved April 11, 1979 (Ga. L. 1979, p. 3421), as amended, so as to revise the compensation of the city council; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Referred to State and Local Governmental Operations Committee.
HB 1468. By Representative Sainz of the 180th:
A BILL to be entitled an Act to authorize the governing authority of Camden County to levy an excise tax pursuant to subsection (b) of Code Section 48-13-51 of the O.C.G.A.; to provide for 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.
HB 1469. By Representatives Gambill of the 15th and Scoggins of the 14th:
A BILL to be entitled an Act to authorize the Municipal Court of the City of Emerson to charge a technology fee; to specify the uses to which such technology fees may be applied; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Referred to State and Local Governmental Operations Committee.
HB 1470. By Representatives Mathiak of the 74th, Bonner of the 73rd, Bazemore of the 69th and Jackson of the 68th:
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend an Act to provide for the re-creation of the board of elections for Fayette County, approved March 24, 1994 (Ga. L. 1994, p. 3712), so as to revise the composition of the board; to revise provisions for appointment of board members; to provide for initial terms; to provide for current board members to serve out the terms to which they were appointed; 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 1471. By Representatives Ballinger of the 23rd, Thomas of the 21st, Jones of the 47th, Carson of the 46th, Scoggins of the 14th and others:
A BILL to be entitled an Act to authorize the governing authority of Cherokee County to levy an excise tax pursuant to subsection (b) of Code Section 48-13-51 of the O.C.G.A.; to provide for 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.
HB 1472. By Representatives Gambill of the 15th and Scoggins of the 14th:
A BILL to be entitled an Act to provide for the creation of one or more community improvement districts in Bartow County; to provide for a short title; to provide for authorized contents of agreements and instruments of the boards generally, use of proceeds of sale of bonds, notes, etc., and subsequent issue of bonds, notes, etc.; to provide for construction; to provide that Chapter 5 of Title 10 of the O.C.G.A. shall not apply to the offer, sale, or issuance of the boards' bonds, notes, or other obligations; to provide that no notice, proceeding, publication, or referendum shall be required; to provide for dissolutions; to provide for procedures connected with all of the foregoing; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Referred to State and Local Governmental Operations Committee.
HB 1483. By Representative Leverett of the 123rd:
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend an Act providing a new charter for the City of Washington, Georgia, approved February 14, 1958 (Ga. L. 1958, p. 2139), as amended, so as to provide for term limits for the offices of mayor and councilmember; to provide for a referendum, effective dates, and automatic repeal; to provide for 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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