Senate general calendar, 2024 March 13

SENATE GENERAL CALENDAR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2024 THIRTY-FOURTH LEGISLATIVE DAY

SB 41 SB 88 SB 117
SB 125 SB 142 SB 143 SB 154
SB 186 SB 201 SB 221
SB 255

Watercraft; completion of a boater education course for registration of a watercraft; require (Substitute) (PUB SAF-25th)
"Parents and Children Protection Act of 2023"; enact (Substitute) (ED&Y-13th)
State Employees' Assurance Department; the assignment of certain group term life insurance benefits to pay for funeral services of a deceased individual who was a member; provide (RET-25th)
Landlord and Tenant; Code Section 44-7-19; repeal; restrictions on rent regulation by local governments (UAff-35th)
Dog Ownership; the definition of dangerous dog; revise (Substitute) (I&L-24th)
Appellate Court Judges; eligibility for retirement benefits; decrease the age (RET-17th)
Sale or Distribution of Harmful Materials to Minors; provisions of Code Section 16-12-103 shall be applicable to libraries operated by schools; provide (Substitute) (ED&Y-27th)
"Georgia Landowners Protection Act"; enact (Substitute) (I&L-27th)
Torts; revival of claims for damages available to victims of human trafficking; provide (Substitute) (JUDY-6th)
Primaries and Elections; the language that must be used on absentee ballot applications distributed by persons or entities; revise (Substitute) (ETHICS-23rd)
Gambling; provisions relative to dogfighting; revise (PUB SAF-54th)

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SB 283 SB 346
SB 365
SB 378
SB 379 SB 381 SB 383 SB 391 SB 393
SB 394 SB 400
SB 411
SB 413

"Pregnancy Protection Act"; enact (Substitute) (JUDY-17th)
Department of Administrative Services; companies owned or operated by Iran to bid on or submit a proposal for a state contract; prohibit (GvtO31st)
Education; notification to parents and legal guardians of public school students of the right to receive email notification each time their child obtains school library materials; provide (ED&Y-27th)
Trafficking of Persons; increased sentences for persons convicted of trafficking a minor or a developmentally disabled person for sexual servitude; provide (JUDY-16th)
"School Chaplains Act"; enact (Substitute) (GvtO-16th)
"Assuring Quality in Government Act"; enact (Substitute) (GvtO-16th)
Sales and Use Tax; special district mass transportation; requirements for intergovernmental agreements between counties; revise (FIN-49th)
Health, Local Government, and Property; regulations and protections of cemeteries and burial grounds; provide (JUDY-25th)
County Boards of Health; requirements to qualify as a soil classifier to conduct soil investigations and prepare soil reports; change (SLGO(G)45th)
"Restricting Explicit and Adult-designated Educational Resources (READER) Act"; enact (Substitute) (ED&Y-45th)
Special License Plates; supporting the advocacy and promotion of strict interpretation of the United States Constitution with a portion of funds collected; establish (Substitute) (PUB SAF-48th)
Elections; preferential treatment during advance voting to voters accompanied by children five years of age or under; provide (ETHICS25th)
Elections; provisions relating to dates for certain special elections related to sales and use taxes; revise (Substitute) (ETHICS-29th)

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SB 418
SB 423 SB 432 SB 444
SB 459 SB 462 SB 466 SB 470 SB 471
SB 475 SB 481
SB 489 SB 501

Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council; basic and inservice training courses on animal fighting and recognition of animal abuse; establish (Substitute) (PUB SAF-25th)
Education; maintenance and placement of one or more automated external defibrillators in certain public schools; provide (ED&Y-39th)
"Quality Basic Education Act"; provisions; recess for students in kindergarten and grades one through eight; require (ED&Y-40th)
Alcoholic Beverages; retail dealers to offer discounts to consumers through premiums, coupons, or rebates; authorize (Substitute) (RI&U31st)
"Civics Education and Portraits in Patriotism Act"; enact (ED&Y-45th)
"Defend the Guard Act"; enact (I COOP-53rd)
Obscenity and Related Offenses; limitations of defense that a sexually exploitive visual medium is digitally altered; provide (JUDY-50th)
Proceedings Against Intruders; notice of vacancy; create (Substitute) (PUB SAF-37th)
Professions and Businesses; certain licenses and certificates issued by certain professional licensing boards; change the expiration and renewal dates (Substitute) (RI&U-25th)
Labor and Industrial Relations; provisions relating to the disposition of fines, penalties; change (APPROP-52nd)
Georgia Health Care Professionals Data System; establishment; definitions; collaboration with state licensing boards; provide (H&HS3rd)
State Symbols; blueberry as the official state berry; designate (ED&T8th)
"Foundations of Law Act"; enact (GvtO-16th)

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SB 510
SB 518 SB 523 SB 524 SR 122 SR 221 SR 352 SR 454 SR 482 SR 538
SR 619 SR 623
HB 82
HB 158

Safety Belts in Passenger Vehicles; occupants of a passenger vehicle, whether in a front seat or back seat, shall be restrained by a seat safety belt; provide (Substitute) (PUB SAF-16th)
State Symbols; state floral emblem to the Sweetbay Magnolia; change (ED&T-25th)
Offenses Against Public Order and Safety; criminal offenses related to material support of terrorism; provide (Substitute) (JUDY-50th)
Health; the certification of community health workers; provide (Substitute) (H&HS-31st)
"The Veteran Anthem"; official song of Georgia service members, veterans, and their families; designate (RULES-15th)
Joint Study Committee on Run-off Elections; create (RULES-23rd)
Atlanta Public Schools; commend (RULES-39th)
Right to Register and Vote; clarify -CA (ETHICS-25th)
Sergiy Samchynskyy and Yuliya Basarab; honor (RULES-47th)
Sports Betting; Georgia General Assembly provide by law for sports betting and casino gambling in this state by July 2, 2025; authorize and require -CA (Substitute) (ED&T-13th)
Senate Public Utility Once Source Billing of Local Governments Study Committee; create (RI&U-15th)
Dept. of Natural Resources, Dept. of Economic Dev., and Dept. of Community Affairs; cooperate in crafting strategies to promote outdoor recreation; encourage (ED&T-5th)
Income tax; limit eligibility for rural physician tax credit to physicians who qualify on or before December 31, 2023 (Substitute) (FIN-23rd) Jackson-128th
Courts; change name of Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit to DeKalb Judicial Circuit (JUDY-42nd) Mitchell-88th

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HB 167 HB 181 HB 204 HB 206 HB 220 HB 269 HB 279 HB 285 HB 290 HB 301 HB 306 HB 327

Motor vehicles and traffic; standards for issuance of limited driving permits for certain offenders; provide (Substitute) (PUB SAF-29th) Momtahan-17th
Controlled Substances; mitragynine and hydroxymitragynine are Schedule I; provide (Substitute) (H&HS-28th) Townsend-179th
Georgia Municipal Court Clerks' Council; create (JUDY-37th) Yearta152nd
Local government; creation of Commercial Property Assessed Conservation, Energy, and Resiliency Development Authorities; provide (Substitute) (SLGO(G)-47th) Sainz-180th
Property; means of enforcement of condominium and property owners' association instruments, rules, and regulations; provide (Substitute) (JUDY-17th) Leverett-123rd
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act; authorize local workforce development boards to conduct meetings via teleconference (GvtO-20th) Blackmon-146th
Insurance; discount for property owners who build a new property that better resists tornado, hurricane, or other catastrophic windstorm events; provide (Substitute) (I&L-29th) Gambill-15th
Employees' Retirement System of Georgia; total percentage of funds invested in alternative investments; raise limit (RET-16th) Franklin-160th
Revenue and taxation; county tax commissioner duties; revise provisions (Substitute) (FIN-52nd) Scoggins-14th
Motor vehicles and traffic; revise amount of civil monetary penalty for violations of improperly passing a school bus or speeding in a school zone (Substitute) (PUB SAF-56th) Ridley-6th
Education; energy cost savings measures; revise definition (Substitute) (ED&Y-45th) Fleming-114th
Crimes and offenses; incest; include step-grandparent and step-grandchild relationship (JUDY-54th) Cameron-1st

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HB 362 HB 375
HB 404 HB 434 HB 436 HB 456 HB 461
HB 472
HB 500 HB 502 HB 509 HB 524
HB 546

Insurance; benefit provider to disclose certain payments to a treating healthcare provider; provide (I&L-16th) Mathiak-74th
Guardian and ward; authority of conservator and cooperation with guardian or other interested parties; define gross settlement (Substitute) (JUDY-25th) Leverett-123rd
Safe at Home Act; enact (Substitute) (JUDY-52nd) Carpenter-4th
Georgia Composite Medical Board; licensing for radiologist assistants; provide (Substitute) (RI&U-56th) Hawkins-27th
Surface mining; revise maximum criminal penalties for violations (NR&E-11th) Corbett-174th
Local government; increase term for municipal court judges from one year to two years; provisions (Substitute) (JUDY-50th) Gunter-8th
Revenue and taxation; proceeds to local government regulatory fees be used to pay for regulatory activity and not general operations; require (Substitute) (RULES-4th) Thomas-21st
Employees' Retirement System of Georgia; allow certain sworn law enforcement officers to be eligible for retirement benefits at age 55; provisions (RET-25th) Crowe-118th
Crimes and offenses; offense of arson of law enforcement vehicle; provide (JUDY-56th) Silcox-53rd
Georgia Cosmetic Laser Services Act; revise a definition; revise a provision (H&HS-32nd) Silcox-53rd
Crimes and offenses; burglary; include an act of family violence (C&F54th) Ballinger-23rd
Motor vehicles; issuance of Class C driver's license to operators of certain three-wheeled motor vehicles; provide (TRANS-32nd) Ridley22nd
Georgia Pharmacy Practice Act; pharmacy care; revise definition (H&HS-52nd) Jasperse-11th

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HB 589 HB 643 HB 808 HB 825 HB 827 HB 871 HB 872 HB 873 HB 874 HB 878 HB 884 HB 896

Audits and Accounts, Department of; require certain financial disclosures from entities performing work related to fiscal notes (Substitute) (GvtO16th) Cheokas-151st
Georgia Judicial Retirement System; certain state court judges of Fulton County participating in other retirement systems; repeal prohibitions (RET-29th) Bruce-61st
Ad valorem tax; increase a statewide exemption for tangible personal property (FIN-56th) Cheokas-151st
Judicial Retirement System; require certain counties to supplement retirement benefits paid to the circuit's superior court judges and district attorneys; require (RET-24th) Fleming-125th
Crimes and offenses; livestock theft; increased penalties; provide (Substitute) (JUDY-8th) Smith-18th
Ad valorem tax; qualified disabled veterans; clarify applicability of homestead exemption to spouses and minor children (FIN-54th) Pirkle169th
Medical professionals; rural assistance; expand service cancelable loan program for health care providers to include dental students (H&HS32nd) Hawkins-27th
Courts; juvenile treatment court divisions; create (JUDY-50th) Gunter8th
Schools; automated external defibrillators; require (ED&Y-1st) Hawkins27th
Uniform rules of the road; proper procedure for passing a postal service vehicle; provide (Substitute) (PUB SAF-56th) Lumsden-12th
Douglas Judicial Circuit; provide for a fourth judge (JUDY-28th) Alexander-66th
Domestic relations; process by which individuals may change their married surname to previous surname following divorce; provide (JUDY31st) New-64th

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HB 906 HB 907 HB 946 HB 970 HB 991 HB 997 HB 1001
HB 1010 HB 1028 HB 1033 HB 1035 HB 1041

Tifton Judicial Circuit; provide for a third judge (JUDY-13th) Yearta152nd
Motor vehicles; responsibilities for encountering funeral procession on two-lane highway; revise (Substitute) (PUB SAF-4th) Franklin-160th
Special district mass transportation sales and use tax; intergovernmental agreements; revise requirements (FIN-49th) Hawkins-27th
Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen (REACH) Scholarship; victims of human trafficking are eligible; provide (H ED-4th) Dickey145th
Hospital Medicaid Financing Program; extend sunset provision (H&HS52nd) Blackmon-146th
Motor vehicles; require disqualification to operate a commercial motor vehicle upon receipt of notification from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration of a positive drug test (PUB SAF-56th) Corbett-174th
Motor vehicles; presentation of a driver's license in a certain electronic format satisfies the requirement to possess a driver's license while operating a motor vehicle; provide (Substitute) (PUB SAF-48th) Pirkle169th
Public officers and employees; increase number of hours permitted for paid parental leave (Substitute) (C&F-17th) Jones-47th
Education; repeal requirement of screening of public school children for scoliosis; provisions (H&HS-45th) LaHood-175th
Utility Worker Protection Act; enact (Substitute) (JUDY-46th) Leverett123rd
Pharmacies; board regulates sale and supply of opioid antagonists through vending machines; authorize (Substitute) (H&HS-32nd) Cooper45th
Savannah-Georgia Convention Center Authority; maximum amount of bonded indebtedness of the authority; increase (ED&T-1st) Stephens164th

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HB 1044 HB 1052 HB 1083 HB 1090 HB 1122 HB 1124 HB 1150 HB 1183 HB 1188 HB 1203 HB 1218 HB 1239

Contracts; increase dollar value of certain public works contracts exempt from provisions relating to retention of contractual payments (GvtO-11th) Anderson-10th
Revenue and taxation; limitation on leased property as to certain entities; remove (Substitute) (FIN-50th) Cannon-172nd
Community Health, Department of; adult residential mental health services licensing; extend grace periods (H&HS-1st) Williamson-112th
Income tax; contributions to foster child support organizations; expand tax credit (Substitute) (FIN-28th) Newton-127th
Education; provide for funding requirements to apply to local agencies; charter schools; provisions (Substitute) (ED&Y-28th) Hilton-48th
Education; needs based financial aid program; provide for a definition (H ED-3rd) Martin-49th
Motor vehicles; fingerprints shall not be obtained for offenses relating to window tinting; provide (JUDY-30th) Collins-71st
Education; local school systems to provide certain information to parents and guardians of students in grades six through 12 on Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes; require (ED&Y-48th) Dempsey-13th
Peace officers; extend time frame for which reimbursement of total training expenses by a subsequent employer may be sought (Substitute) (PUB SAF-30th) Lott-131st
Dispossessory proceedings; authorize landlords to use certain off-duty sheriffs, constables, or marshals to execute writs of possession; provisions (Substitute) (JUDY-50th) Kelley-16th
Wills, trusts and administration of estates; notice to beneficiaries of a testate estate; provide (JUDY-50th) Leverett-123rd
Motor vehicles; operation of miniature on-road vehicles on certain highways; provide (Substitute) (PUB SAF-30th) Collins-71st

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HB 1240 HB 1335 HR 804

Uniform Commercial Code Modernization Act of 2024; enact (JUDY18th) Reeves-99th
Health; personal care homes, assisted living communities, and memory care centers; revise staffing requirements (H&HS-1st) LaHood-175th
Local government; temporary loans are payable from end of calendar year to 12 months of initial funding date; change date - CA (FIN-56th) Martin-49th

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