Daily report, 2017 March 17

House of Representatives

Daily Report for March 17, 2017

Committee Actions

DAILY REPORT Friday
March 17, 2017

Committee Day

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The House will reconvene for its 36th Legislative Day on Monday, March 20 at 10:00 a.m. The Rules committee will meet at 9:00 a.m. Seven bills / resolutions are expected to be debated on the Floor.

Committee Actions
Bills passing committees are reported to the Clerk's Office and are placed on the General Calendar.

Judiciary Non-Civil Committee
SB 16 Low THC Oil; definition; provisions relating to conditions eligible for use; change
Bill Summary: SB 16 increases the list of conditions that are eligible for treatment with medical cannabis. The new conditions are as follows: Tourette's syndrome when such syndrome is diagnosed as severe; autism spectrum disorder when the patient is 18 and for severe autism when the patient is under 18; epidermolysis bullosa; Alzheimer's disease when severe or end stage; AIDS when such syndrome is diagnosed as severe or end stage; and peripheral neuropathy when such symptoms are considered severe or end stage. In addition, the bill allows for reciprocity regarding medical cannabis registration cards of other states so long as the medical cannabis in such a person's possession comports with the laws of Georgia and has not been present in the state for more than 45 days. Also, the reporting requirement for doctors has been reduced from quarterly to semi-annually and must include the THC levels used in treatment.

Authored By: House Committee:

Sen. Ben Watson (1st) Judiciary Non-Civil

Committee Action:

03-17-2017 Do Pass by Committee Substitute

SB 121

"Jeffrey Dallas Gay, Jr., Act"
Bill Summary: SB 121 is the "Jeffery Dallas Gay Jr. Act" which allows for the opioid antagonist Naloxone to be sold over the counter without a prescription. The state health officer is allowed to issue a standing order to prescribe opioid antagonists on a statewide basis and every pharmacist in the state is required to retain a copy of said order.

Authored By: House Committee:

Sen. Butch Miller (49th) Judiciary Non-Civil

Committee Action:

03-17-2017 Do Pass by Committee Substitute

SB 174

Georgia Council on Criminal Justice Reform; reform for individuals supervised under accountability courts; provide
Bill Summary: SB 174 is a part of the Governor's Criminal Justice Reform package. This bill provides that the Council of Accountability Court Judges create and manage a certification of peer review process to ensure that veteran court divisions are adhering to the standards and practices of the Council and that veteran court divisions must adhere to the same policies, procedures, and standards of other accountability courts. Moreover, SB 174 allows the Board of Community Supervision to provide educational programs for probationers and that it must create a program and
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Daily Report for March 17, 2017

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treatment completion certificate that may be given to those probationers who successfully complete the program. The bill also grants the ability for judges to require payments of fines, fees, or restitution as a condition of probation which can be waived if the court finds significant hardship. Also, judges are granted the ability to provide conditions of probation be imposed when a defendant is serving a split sentence.

Authored By: House Committee:

Sen. John Kennedy (18th) Judiciary Non-Civil

Committee Action:

03-17-2017 Do Pass by Committee Substitute

SB 176

Georgia Council on Criminal Justice Reform; driving privileges; enact reforms
Bill Summary: SB 176 is a part of the Governor's Criminal Justice Reform package. When an individual is apprehended by an officer for non-serious traffic violations, in lieu of being incarcerated, ordered to post a bond, or ordered for an appearance for trial, the individual may display his or her license and be issued a traffic citation. Upon the display of the license, the apprehending officer shall release the individual for further appearance before the proper judicial officer. When a uniform traffic citation is issued and the accused fails to appear before the court, before a bench warrant is issued, the clerk of court shall notify the individual a post card allowing for 30 days to dispose of the matter. If the accused again fails to dispose of the matter, the clerk of court will forward the matter to the Department of Driver Services the accused license number to suspend the license.

Authored By: House Committee:

Sen. John Kennedy (18th) Judiciary Non-Civil

Committee Action:

03-17-2017 Do Pass by Committee Substitute

SB 250

State Sexual Offender Registry; individual is convicted in another country; require registration
Bill Summary: SB 250 expands the group of individuals that are prohibited from loitering at any child care facility, school, or where minors congregate to include those individuals who are registered on another state's sexual offender registry.

Authored By: House Committee:

Sen. Jeff Mullis (53rd) Judiciary Non-Civil

Committee Action:

03-17-2017 Do Pass by Committee Substitute

SR 307

Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking Joint Task Force; create
Bill Summary: SR 307 is a resolution creating a joint task force called the Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force where the Speaker of the House, the President of the Senate, and the Governor are responsible for appointing the members of the task force. The task force will be comprised of 14 members whose purpose is to study the conditions, needs, issues, and problems surrounding human trafficking and recommend legislation where appropriate. The task force will stand abolished on December 1, 2017.

Authored By: House Committee:

Sen. Renee Unterman (45th) Judiciary Non-Civil

Committee Action:

03-17-2017 Do Pass

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Committee Meeting Schedule
This meeting schedule is up to date at the time of this report, but meeting dates and times are subject to change. To keep up with the latest schedule, please visit www.house.ga.gov and click on Meetings Calendar.

Monday, March 20, 2017 8:30 AM APPROPRIATIONS CONFERENCE COMMITTEE MEETING - 403 CAP 9:00 AM RULES - 341 CAP 10:00 AM FLOOR SESSION (LD 36) - HOUSE CHAMBER 1:00 PM JUDICIARY NON-CIVIL - 406 CLOB 1:00 PM PUBLIC SAFETY - 606 CLOB 1:30 PM REGULATED INDUSTRIES - 506 CLOB 2:30 PM Energy Subcommittee - 403 CAP 4:00 PM EDUCATION - 506 CLOB

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