First readers in House, 2024 March 8

FIRST READERS IN HOUSE FRIDAY, MARCH 08, 2024 THIRTY-SECOND LEGISLATIVE DAY
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 the Committee on INTRAGOVERNMENTAL COORDINATION LOCAL
HB 1457. By Representative Townsend of the 179th: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 2 of Chapter 7 of Title 48 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to imposition, rate, computation, exemptions, and credits, so as to exempt from taxable net income certain income received by a commercial pilot or an aircraft technician as a sign-on bonus or retention bonus; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date and applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Referred to the Committee on WAYS & MEANS
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 the Committee on INTRAGOVERNMENTAL COORDINATION LOCAL
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HB 1459. By Representatives Campbell of the 171st, Dickey of the 145th, and Greene of the 154th: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 48-8-3.3 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to exemptions for agricultural operations, establishment of Georgia Agricultural Trust Fund, audits, and annual report, so as to exempt the sale or use of diesel exhaust fuel; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Referred to the Committee on WAYS & MEANS
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 the Committee on INTRAGOVERNMENTAL COORDINATION LOCAL
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
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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 the Committee on INTRAGOVERNMENTAL COORDINATION LOCAL
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 the Committee on INTRAGOVERNMENTAL COORDINATION LOCAL
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 4813-51 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 the Committee on INTRAGOVERNMENTAL COORDINATION LOCAL
HB 1464. By Representative Thomas of the 65th: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 31-2A-18 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to establishment of the Low THC Oil Patient Registry, definitions, purpose, registration cards, semiannual reports, waiver forms, and annual review and recommendations, so as to add dysmenorrhea to the list of conditions for which medical marijuana may be prescribed and used, when such condition is diagnosed as severe or debilitating; to revise a definition; to provide for conforming changes; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Referred to the Committee on REGULATED INDUSTRIES
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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 the Committee on INTRAGOVERNMENTAL COORDINATION LOCAL
HR 1351. By Representatives Oliver of the 82nd, Drenner of the 85th, Mitchell of the 88th, Bennett of the 94th, Holcomb of the 81st, and others: A RESOLUTION recognizing United States military veterans and dedicating a highway in their honor; and for other purposes.
Referred to the Committee on TRANSPORTATION
HR 1352. By Representatives Stephens of the 164th, Lumsden of the 12th, Hitchens of the 161st, Mathis of the 149th, DeLoach of the 167th, and others: A RESOLUTION creating the Flood Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery Joint Study Committee; and for other purposes.
Referred to the Committee on GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS
HR 1353. By Representatives Stephens of the 164th, Lumsden of the 12th, Hitchens of the 161st, Mathis of the 149th, DeLoach of the 167th, and others: A RESOLUTION creating the House Study Committee on Funding for Flood Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery; and for other purposes.
Referred to the Committee on GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS
HR 1354. By Representatives Stephens of the 164th and Gilliard of the 162nd: A RESOLUTION creating the House Coastal Area Regional Workforce Mobility and Connectivity Study Committee; and for other purposes.
Referred to the Committee on GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS
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HR 1355. By Representatives Collins of the 71st, Huddleston of the 72nd, Smith of the 18th, Smith of the 70th, and Burns of the 159th: A RESOLUTION honoring the life of Mr. James "Richard" Smith and dedicating an intersection in his memory; and for other purposes.
Referred to the Committee on TRANSPORTATION
HR 1356. By Representatives Thomas of the 21st, Sainz of the 180th, Newton of the 127th, Lott of the 131st, Jasperse of the 11th, and others: A RESOLUTION expressing concern about the potential adverse impacts of regulatory overreach on the chemical industry; and for other purposes.
Referred to the Committee on REGULATED INDUSTRIES
HR 1357. By Representative Fleming of the 114th: A RESOLUTION honoring the lives of Lt. Col., Ret., Benjamin Fred Christian and Mrs. Sandra Kitchens Christian and dedicating a roundabout in their memory; and for other purposes.
Referred to the Committee on TRANSPORTATION
HR 1358. By Representatives Buckner of the 137th, Hugley of the 141st, Smith of the 138th, and Reese of the 140th: A RESOLUTION recognizing Medal of Honor Recipient Colonel Ralph Puckett, Jr., and dedicating a roundabout in his honor; and for other purposes.
Referred to the Committee on TRANSPORTATION
HR 1359. By Representative Thomas of the 65th: A RESOLUTION urging the State of Georgia to recognize cannabis as a vital mechanism to alleviating the opioid crisis in the state; and for other purposes.
Referred to the Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH
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HR 1360. By Representatives Dempsey of the 13th, Hawkins of the 27th, Cooper of the 45th, Au of the 50th, and Gambill of the 15th: A RESOLUTION creating the House Study Committee on Alternatives to Opioids for Pain Management; and for other purposes.
Referred to the Committee on HEALTH HR 1384. By Representatives Blackmon of the 146th, Evans of the 57th, Martin of the 49th, Knight of the 134th, Stinson of the 150th, and others: A RESOLUTION creating the House Study Committee on Assessing the Semester and Quarter Systems at USG and TCSG Institutions; and for other purposes.
Referred to the Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION HR 1385. By Representatives Moore of the 91st and Crawford of the 84th: A RESOLUTION supporting the renaming of Shoal Creek Park III to The John Evans Legacy Park; and for other purposes.
Referred to the Committee on GAME, FISH, & PARKS
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