First readers in House, 2024 March 18

FIRST READERS IN HOUSE MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2024 THIRTY-SIXTH LEGISLATIVE DAY
*Rules Suspended
HB 1487. By Representatives Collins of the 71st, Smith of the 70th, Huddleston of the 72nd, and Smith of the 18th: 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 provide that the mayor shall appoint and remove the city manager; to provide for the city council to override such actions with a supermajority vote; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Referred to the Committee on INTRAGOVERNMENTAL COORDINATION LOCAL
HB 1488. By Representatives McDonald of the 26th, Jasperse of the 11th, Jones of the 25th, Clark of the 100th, Cox of the 28th, and others: A BILL to be entitled an Act to authorize Forsyth County 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 define an area where such powers may be exercised; 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 the Committee on INTRAGOVERNMENTAL COORDINATION LOCAL
HB 1489. By Representatives Sainz of the 180th, Corbett of the 174th, and Knight of the 134th: A BILL to be entitled an Act to repeal an Act creating the Camden County Spaceport Authority, approved May 6, 2019 (Ga. L. 2019, p. 3952); to provide for assets and liabilities thereof; 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 1490. By Representative Newton of the 127th: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 4 of Chapter 8 of Title 13 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to restrictive covenants in contracts, so as to prohibit the enforcement of certain covenants and restrictions on physicians in employment or partnership contracts or agreements; to delineate covenants not to compete which are valid and enforceable; to provide for statutory construction; to provide for adjudication; to provide for an effective date and applicability; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Referred to the Committee on JUDICIARY
HB 1491. By Representative Jasperse of the 11th: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend an Act relating to regulation and taxation of electricity used as motor fuel and electric vehicle charging stations, approved May 2, 2023, (Ga. L. 2023, p. 376/SB 146), so as to extend the effective date of provisions relative to regulatory authority of the Department of Agriculture and revenue and taxation; to amend Article 8A of Chapter 1 of Title 10 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to electric vehicle charging stations, so as to revise and provide for standards for display of electricity dispensed by electric vehicle charging stations; to provide for related matters; to provide for effective dates; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Referred to the Committee on TRANSPORTATION
HB 1492. By Representative Jasperse of the 11th: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 4 of Title 6 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to the Georgia Airport Development Authority, so as to expand the purpose, function, and powers of such authority; to authorize such authority to make loans to local governments for the construction of appurtenant buildings or structures at airports in this state; to provide for and revise definitions; to provide for the development of projects by such authority; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Referred to the Committee on ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & TOURISM
HB 1493. By Representative Newton of the 127th: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 3 of Chapter 26 of Title 43 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to mandatory reporting requirements for nurses, so as to require the Georgia Board of Nursing to transmit copies of certain complaints and
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reports received relating to care rendered in certain settings which requires physician involvement; to provide for a definition; to provide for confidentiality; to provide for an exception; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Referred to the Committee on HEALTH
HB 1494. By Representatives Jackson of the 165th, Hitchens of the 161st, Gilliard of the 162nd, Stephens of the 164th, and Westbrook of the 163rd: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend an Act creating a new charter for the City of Garden City, approved April 17, 1973 (Ga. L. 1973, p. 3581), as amended, so as to revise provisions regarding the mayor and the mayor pro tempore and organizational meetings of the city council; to provide for an effective date; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Referred to the Committee on INTRAGOVERNMENTAL COORDINATION LOCAL
HB 1495. By Representative Jackson of the 128th: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend an Act providing for a new charter for the City of Sandersville, approved March 28, 1990 (Ga. L. 1990, p. 4823), as amended, particularly by an Act approved May 6, 2015 (Ga. L. 2015, p. 3733), so as to revise the powers of the mayor; to restate provisions related to the mayor pro tempore; to provide for a councilmanager form of government; to provide for the selection, qualifications, and duties of the city manager; to update and restate provisions related to the administration of the city government; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Referred to the Committee on INTRAGOVERNMENTAL COORDINATION LOCAL
HB 1496. By Representatives Wiedower of the 121st and Gaines of the 120th: A BILL to be entitled an Act to reconstitute the Board of Education of Oconee County; to provide for continuation in office of current members; to provide for election and terms of office of subsequent members; to provide for a referendum, effective dates, and
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automatic repeal, mandatory execution of election, and judicial remedies regarding failure to comply; to repeal a local constitutional amendment proposed by a certain resolution act; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Referred to the Committee on INTRAGOVERNMENTAL COORDINATION LOCAL
HB 1497. By Representatives Anulewicz of the 42nd, Lim of the 98th, Panitch of the 51st, Draper of the 90th, Au of the 50th, and others: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 1 of Title 31 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to general provisions of health, so as to provide that a human egg or human embryo is not considered an unborn child, a minor child, or a person for any purpose under law; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Referred to the Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH
HB 1498. By Representatives Anulewicz of the 42nd, Lim of the 98th, Panitch of the 51st, Au of the 50th, and Cannon of the 58th: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 31-9-6.1 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to disclosure of certain information to persons undergoing certain surgical or diagnostic procedures, failure to comply, exceptions, and regulations establishing standards for implementation, so as to prohibit certain examinations on an anesthetized or unconscious patient without prior informed consent; to provide that informed consent shall be deemed valid consent for other medical personnel under certain conditions; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Referred to the Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH
*HB 1500. By Representative Wilkerson of the 38th: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend an Act creating a new charter for the City of Powder Springs, approved March 13, 1970 (Ga. L. 1970, p. 2760), as amended, so as to adopt by reference a certain map to update the boundaries of the city; 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 1501. By Representatives Silcox of the 53rd, Martin of the 49th, Jones of the 47th, and Hilton of the 48th: A BILL to be entitled an Act to create the City of Roswell Public Facilities Authority; to provide for a short title and legislative findings; to confer powers and impose duties on the authority; to provide for the membership and the appointment of members of the authority and their terms of office, qualifications, duties, powers, and compensation; to provide for charges; to provide for rules and regulations; to provide for tort immunity; to provide for tax exemptions and exemptions from levy and sale; to provide for supplemental powers; to provide for effect on other governments; to provide for liberal construction; to provide for severability; to provide an effective date; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Referred to the Committee on INTRAGOVERNMENTAL COORDINATION LOCAL
*HB 1502. By Representatives Momtahan of the 17th, New of the 64th, Gullett of the 19th, Kelley of the 16th, and Smith of the 18th: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend an Act creating the Paulding County Airport Authority, approved April 3, 1972 (Ga. L. 1972, p. 3645), so as to revise the membership of the authority; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Referred to the Committee on INTRAGOVERNMENTAL COORDINATION LOCAL
*HB 1503. By Representatives Gambill of the 15th and Scoggins of the 14th: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend an Act creating and establishing a joint airport authority for the City of Cartersville and Bartow County, Georgia, approved February 28, 1966 (Ga. L. 1966, p. 2270), so as to provide for additional members; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Referred to the Committee on INTRAGOVERNMENTAL COORDINATION LOCAL
*HB 1504. By Representatives Camp of the 135th, Mathiak of the 74th, Dickey of the 145th, Crowe of the 118th, and Knight of the 134th: A BILL to be entitled an Act to create and establish the Griffin-Spalding County Area Regional Airport Authority, a new regional airport authority in and for the County of Spalding, the City of Griffin, the County of Butts, the County of Lamar, the County of
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Pike, and the County of Monroe; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Referred to the Committee on INTRAGOVERNMENTAL COORDINATION LOCAL
HR 1478. By Representatives Barnes of the 86th, Clark of the 108th, Mitchell of the 88th, Bennett of the 94th, Schofield of the 63rd, and others: A RESOLUTION recognizing every third Thursday in April as Biomedical Research Day; and for other purposes.
Referred to the Committee on HEALTH
HR 1479. By Representatives Petrea of the 166th, Gilliard of the 162nd, Stephens of the 164th, and Hitchens of the 161st: A RESOLUTION advocating for the permanent protection of the site of The Weeping Time in Savannah, Georgia; and for other purposes.
Referred to the Committee on SPECIAL RULES
HR 1498. By Representative Rhodes of the 124th: A RESOLUTION creating the House Study Committee on Private Water Systems; and for other purposes.
Referred to the Committee on AGRICULTURE & CONSUMER AFFAIRS
HR 1499. By Representative Thomas of the 65th: A RESOLUTION recognizing Mrs. Maria Montez Phifer and dedicating an intersection in her honor; and for other purposes.
Referred to the Committee on TRANSPORTATION
HR 1500. By Representatives Thomas of the 65th, Glaize of the 67th, and Roberts of the 52nd: A RESOLUTION honoring the life of Lieutenant Michael Stephan Vogt and dedicating a road in his memory; and for other purposes.
Referred to the Committee on TRANSPORTATION
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HR 1501. By Representatives Thomas of the 65th, Bruce of the 61st, and New of the 64th: A RESOLUTION recognizing Mr. Cory "Coco Brother" Condrey and dedicating a roundabout in his honor; and for other purposes.
Referred to the Committee on TRANSPORTATION *HR 1505. By Representatives Dickey of the 145th, Meeks of the 178th, Campbell of the 171st, Corbett of the 174th, and Cannon of the 172nd: A RESOLUTION creating the House Study Committee on Solar Facility Development; and for other purposes.
Referred to the Committee on AGRICULTURE & CONSUMER AFFAIRS
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