Daily report, 2017 March 2

House of Representatives

Daily Report for March 2, 2017

Committee Actions

DAILY REPORT Thursday
March 2, 2017
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Committee Actions
Bills passing committees are reported to the Clerk's Office and are placed on the General Calendar.

Higher Education Committee
HB 269 HOPE; Georgia National Guard members and reservists are eligible as Zell Miller Grant Scholars; provide
Bill Summary: HB 269 allows a member of the Georgia National Guard or member of a Georgia reserve component of the armed forces of the United States to receive the Zell Miller Grant scholarship if they meet the eligibility requirements of HOPE grant, without the minimum grade point average (GPA) requirement.

Authored By: House Committee:

Rep. Stacey Evans (42nd) Higher Education

Committee Action:

03-02-2017 Do Pass

Industry and Labor Committee
HB 523 Banking and finance; industrial loans; certain distance from military base or installation; prohibit issuance of license to issue
Bill Summary: House Bill 523 prohibits any business that offers industrial loans from operating within three miles of a National Guard Armory, U.S. Military base, instillation, or Reserve Center.
Further, it requires that these loans disclose on the first page of the loan agreement, the exact dollar amount of the commission to be received as a result of buying insurance products on these loans, where the percentage of borrowers that purchased this insurance from the business in the prior calendar year exceeded 50 percent and shall continue to disclose until that number falls below 50 percent.

Authored By: House Committee:

Rep. Brian Strickland (111th) Industry and Labor

Committee Action:

03-02-2017 Do Pass by Committee Substitute

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Natural Resources & Environment Committee
HB 332 Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act; enact
Bill Summary: House Bill 332 creates the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Trust Fund and dedicates 75 percent of revenues from sales and use tax from the sale of outdoor recreation equipment to the fund. The trust fund shall offer grants and loans to cities, counties, departments, agencies, or nongovernmental entities of the state for the acquisition of land for the purposes of: wildlife protection, local parks and trails, and stewardship of conservation land. The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority will manage and administer the fund.

Authored By: House Committee:

Rep. Sam Watson (172nd) Natural Resources & Environment Committee
Action:

03-02-2017 Do Pass by Committee Substitute

Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
HB 452 Georgia Bureau of Investigation; publicly post certain information to extent permitted by federal law; require
Bill Summary: House Bill 452 requires the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to post information on its website about criminal aliens being released into the state from federal custody. The information is received from Law Enforcement Notification System (LENS) within the United States Department of Homeland Security, and within 12 hours of receiving information, the bureau shall post the information and electronically send a copy to the Georgia Sheriffs' Association.

Authored By: House Committee:

Rep. Jesse Petrea (166th) Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
Action:

03-02-2017 Do Pass by Committee Substitute

HB 458

Speed detection devices; automated traffic enforcement safety devices in school zones; provisions
Bill Summary: House Bill 458 allows registered or certified local law enforcement to use an automated traffic enforcement safety device or a stationary speed detection device within a school zone. This device may be capable of taking still photos or videos and can detect speed from these images. Law enforcement employing this technology will be required to erect signs warning drivers of the detection device, and data or image collected is not public information. Fines are $125 for the violation plus a fee for the processing of the fine which shall not exceed $25.

Authored By: House Committee:

Rep. Alan Powell (32nd) Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
Action:

03-02-2017 Do Pass

HB 472

Motor vehicles and traffic; following requirements for vehicles in a procession when speed is coordinated automatically; provide exception
Bill Summary: House Bill 472 exempts the driver of a non-leading vehicle in a procession where the speed of each vehicle is automatically coordinated from violations for following too closely.

Authored By: House Committee:

Rep. James Epps (144th) Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
Action:

03-02-2017 Do Pass

HB 474

Driver Services, Department of; drivers' manual include best practices during traffic stop by law enforcement; require
Bill Summary: House Bill 474 requires that any republication of any driver's manual published by the Department of Driver Services after July 1, 2017 must include best practices for facilitating the safety of all parties during a traffic stop by a law enforcement officer. These instructions can be the result of the department's collaboration with the Department of Public Safety. Additionally, the

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Office of Highway Safety is required to incorporate the promotion of, or reference to, such instructions at least once annually in any planned, highly-visible project or public advertising campaign. This does not require the Office of Highway Safety to plan otherwise unplanned projects or campaigns specifically for promoting the new instructions.

Authored By: House Committee:

Rep. Carolyn Hugley (136th) Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
Action:

03-02-2017 Do Pass

HB 487

Disaster Volunteer Relief Act; granted leave from work with pay in order to participate in specialized disaster relief services; authorize certain employees of state agencies
Bill Summary: House Bill 487 allows state employees, under the 'Disaster Relief Volunteer Act', who are certified volunteers of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary to be granted paid leave for no more than 15 work days in a 12-month period. This leave is to be specifically used for participation in specialized emergency services operations for the Civil Air Patrol upon the request of the Patrol after activation by a county emergency management agency, the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, or a comparable federal agency for that employee's services and upon the employee's agency approval.

Authored By: House Committee:

Rep. Josh Bonner (72nd) Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
Action:

03-02-2017 Do Pass

Ways & Means Committee
SB 133 Corporate Net Worth Tax; less than a certain amount; make such tax inapplicable to corporations
Bill Summary: Senate Bill 133 exempts corporations with a net worth of less than $100,000 from the corporate net worth tax.

Authored By: House Committee:

Sen. Larry Walker III (20th) Ways & Means

Committee Action:

03-02-2017 Do Pass

SR 95

Sales and Use Tax; net proceeds; educational purposes; county school system; independent school systems; provide for distribution-CA
Bill Summary: Senate Resolution 95 amends the constitution to allow for a special education sales and use tax referendum to be called by a county school district or independent school district or districts having a majority of the students enrolled within the county. The proceeds of the tax are to be split between the districts based either on an agreement made between the districts or on a ratio of enrollment.

Authored By: House Committee:

Sen. Ellis Black (8th) Ways & Means

Committee Action:

03-02-2017 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.

Friday, March 3, 2017 9:00 AM RULES - 341 CAP 10:00 AM FLOOR SESSION (LD 28) - HOUSE CHAMBER 12:00 PM REGULATED INDUSTRIES - 506 CLOB

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