Daily report, 2023 February 13

DAILY REPORT Monday
February 13, 2023
House Budget & Research Office (404) 656-5050

17th Legislative
Day

The House will reconvene for its 18th Legislative Day on Tuesday, February 14 at 10:00 a.m. The Rules Committee will meet at 9:00 a.m. Two bills / resolutions are expected to be debated on the floor.

Today on the Floor

Rules Calendar
HB 129 Public assistance; expand temporary assistance for needy families eligibility criteria to pregnant women
Bill Summary: HB 129 expands the eligibility criteria for temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) to pregnant women.

Authored By: House Committee: Floor Vote:

Rep. Soo Hong (103rd) Public Health
Yeas: 173 Nays: 1

Rule Applied: Committee Action: Amendments:

Modified-Structured 02-07-2023 Do Pass

HB 139

Criminal procedure; restrictions of disclosure of personal information of nonsworn employees; provisions
Bill Summary: HB 139 restricts disclosure of the home address, date of birth, and home telephone number of a non-sworn employee of a law enforcement agency in criminal cases in which the prosecuting attorney is required to disclose the witnesses who will testify at trial. The prosecuting attorney will instead disclose the employee's current work location/phone number. The list of witnesses whose testimony led to a criminal charge, which must be presented to a defense attorney prior to a defendant's arraignment, will also disclose the current work location/phone number of both law enforcement officers and non-sworn employees of law enforcement agencies rather than their home address, date of birth, and home telephone number. Any non-sworn employee who has left the agency or retired shall use the address and phone number of the last agency where he or she worked. Non-sworn employees of law enforcement agencies cannot be compelled to reveal their home address when testifying in their official capacity, although courts can require an employee to answer questions regarding their home address if the fact is a material issue in the proceeding.

Authored By: House Committee: Floor Vote:

Rep. Clint Crowe (118th) Judiciary Non-Civil
Yeas: 174 Nays: 0

Rule Applied: Committee Action: Amendments:

Modified-Structured 02-06-2023 Do Pass

House of Representatives

Daily Report for February 13, 2023

Next on the Floor from the Committee on Rules
The Committee on Rules has fixed the calendar for the 18th Legislative Day, Tuesday, February 14, and bills may be called at the pleasure of the Speaker. The Rules Committee will next meet on Tuesday, February 14, at 9:00 a.m., to set the Rules Calendar for the 19th Legislative Day.

HB 76

Professions and businesses; education, experience, and training requirements for licensure in marriage and family therapy; revise provisions
Bill Summary: HB 76 revises the requirements for an associate marriage and family therapist license to allow the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education to determine the coursework requirements and the type, and minimum amount of hours, of clinical experience applicants must have. The bill also revises the clinical experience requirements for those currently licensed as an associate marriage and family therapist, those with a qualifying master's degree, and those with a qualifying doctorate degree.

Authored By: House Committee:

Rep. Alan Powell (33rd) Regulated Industries

Rule Applied: Committee Action:

Modified-Structured 02-07-2023 Do Pass

HB 176 Courts; increase amount of court reporters' monthly contingent expense and travel allowance
Bill Summary: HB 176 amends O.C.G.A. 15-14-6 to increase the amounts paid per month to superior court reporters as a contingent expense and travel allowance.

Authored By: House Committee:

Rep. Stan Gunter (8th) Judiciary

Rule Applied: Committee Action:

Modified-Structured 02-09-2023 Do Pass

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

Health Committee

HB 203

Health; restrictions on sale and dispensing of contact lenses with respect to physicians; revise provisions
Bill Summary: HB 203 prohibits the writing of a contact lens prescription by any prescriber unless that state-licensed optometrist or ophthalmologist has completed all measurements, tests, and examinations necessary to satisfy their professional judgment that the patient is a viable candidate to wear contact lenses, and has evaluated and fitted the contact lenses to the patient's eyes. The bill creates an assessment mechanism for conducting an eye assessment or generating a contact lens or spectacle prescription, and sets regulations for use of an assessment mechanism. The bill requires a prescriber using electronic prescriptions be held to the same standards of care as those used in traditional in-person clinical settings.

Authored By: House Committee:

Rep. Mark Newton (127th) Health

Committee Action:

02-13-2023 Do Pass

HB 215

Professions and businesses; licensure of advanced practice registered nurses; provisions
Bill Summary: HB 215 creates licensure requirements for advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) and changes the definition of APRN to a person licensed by the Georgia Board of Nursing who is either a certified nurse midwife; certified nurse practitioner; certified registered nurse anesthetist; clinical nurse specialist or clinical nurse specialist in psychiatric/mental health; or a

Page 2 of 4

House of Representatives

Daily Report for February 13, 2023

recognized APRN before June 30, 2006. The bill makes it a misdemeanor to practice as an APRN without a license, and adds licensed APRN and physician assistant to the list of providers eligible to execute affidavits for specialty parking tags based on a person's disability.

Authored By: House Committee:

Rep. Alan Powell (33rd) Health

Committee Action:

02-13-2023 Do Pass

Judiciary Non-Civil Committee

HB 88

Coleman-Baker Act; enact
Bill Summary: HB 88 is known as the 'Coleman-Baker Act' and requires the head of an agency or their designee to review a cold case murder when requested in writing, to determine if a full reinvestigation would result in the identification of probative investigative leads or a likely perpetrator. The review must look at what procedures may have been missed initially; whether witnesses should be interviewed or reinterviewed; if forensic evidence was properly tested and analyzed; and perform an update of the case file using the most current investigative standards to the extent it would help develop probative leads.

The agency must conduct a full investigation if, at the agency's sole discretion, the review concludes that a full reinvestigation would result in additional, previously unidentified probative leads or a likely perpetrator. An investigation cannot be fully conducted by a person who previously investigated the case, and only one full reinvestigation can be undertaken at one time with respect to the same victim. If a full reinvestigation is completed and a likely perpetrator is not identified, no additional investigation shall occur for a period of five years from the conclusion of the reinvestigation, unless there is newly discovered material evidence.

Each law enforcement agency is required to develop a written application and procedures, and the agency must provide a written notification of receipt of the application as soon as reasonably possible. If a request does not meet the criteria, then the agency must provide the requestor with a letter stating that final review is not necessary. The law enforcement agency has six months from receipt of the application to complete its case file review and conclude whether or not a full reinvestigation is warranted. The agency can extend the time limit once for a maximum of six months if the agency finds that it would be unfeasible to comply with the original time limit.

The Carl Vinson Institute of Government will establish and maintain a case tracking system and searchable public website with information on the applications, extensions, number of reinvestigations, and individualized information on suspects, arrests, etc.

This process applies to any cold case murders that occurred on or after January 1, 1970. The bill allows a coroner or medical examiner to issue a death certificate with a non-specific cause of death.

Authored By: House Committee:

Rep. Houston Gaines (120th) Judiciary Non-Civil

Committee Action:

02-13-2023 Do Pass by Committee Substitute

HB 181

Controlled Substances; mitragynine and hydroxymitragynine are Schedule I; provide
Bill Summary: HB 181 adds two compounds, mitragynine and hydroxymitragynine, that are found in kratom to Georgia's list of Schedule I controlled substances, which are prohibited drugs due to the high potential of abuse, no currently-accepted medical use in treatment in the United States, and lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.

Authored By: House Committee:

Rep. Rick Townsend (179th) Judiciary Non-Civil

Committee Action:

02-13-2023 Tabled

Page 3 of 4

House of Representatives

Daily Report for February 13, 2023

Committee Meetings

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.legis.ga.gov to view all upcoming events.

Tuesday - February 14, 2023 8:00 AM INSURANCE COMMITTEE (House) 8:00 AM MOTOR VEHICLES COMMITTEE (House) 9:00 AM RULES COMMITTEE (House) 10:00 AM FLOOR SESSION (LD 18) (House) 1:00 PM PUBLIC HEALTH COMMITTEE (House) 1:00 PM JUDICIARY COMMITTEE (House) 1:00 PM Public Safety and Homeland Security 2-A Subcommittee
(House) 1:00 PM CANCELED Governmental Affairs Elections Subcommittee
(House) 1:00 PM SPECIAL RULES COMMITTEE (House) 2:00 PM Regulated Industries Regulatory Subcommittee (House) 2:00 PM Appropriations Public Safety Subcommittee (House) 2:00 PM Appropriations Economic Development Subcommittee
(House) 2:00 PM STATE PLANNING & COMMUNITY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
(House) 2:00 PM Governmental Affairs State & Local Government
Subcommittee (House) 2:30 PM Appropriations Human Resources Subcommittee (House) 3:00 PM ENERGY, UTILITIES & TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE
(House) 3:00 PM GAME, FISH, AND PARKS COMMITTEE (House) 3:30 PM Judiciary Non-Civil Leverett Subcommittee (House)

415 CLOB

VIDEO Agenda

606 CLOB

VIDEO Agenda

341 CAP

VIDEO Agenda

House Chamber VIDEO

606 CLOB

VIDEO Agenda

132 CAP

VIDEO Agenda

415 CLOB

VIDEO Agenda

415 CLOB

VIDEO Agenda

406 CLOB 406 CLOB 606 CLOB 506 CLOB

VIDEO Agenda VIDEO Agenda VIDEO Agenda VIDEO Agenda

515 CLOB

VIDEO Agenda

415 CLOB

VIDEO Agenda

341 CAP 403 CAP HYBRID 415 CLOB 132 CAP

VIDEO Agenda VIDEO Agenda
VIDEO Agenda VIDEO

Page 4 of 4

Locations