Daily report, 2023 February 9

DAILY REPORT Thursday
February 9, 2023
House Budget & Research Office (404) 656-5050

16th Legislative
Day

The House will reconvene for its 17th Legislative Day on Monday, February 13 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 119 Uniform rules of the road; procedure for passing stationary vehicles; provide Bill Summary: HB 119 changes the 'Spencer Pass Law' by requiring drivers to move over for any vehicle displaying flashing yellow, amber, red, or blue lights.

Authored By: House Committee: Floor Vote:

Rep. John Corbett (174th) Motor Vehicles
Yeas: 167 Nays: 0

Rule Applied: Committee Action: Amendments:

Modified-Structured 02-07-2023 Do Pass

HB 120

Motor vehicles; standards for issuance of limited driving permits for certain offenders; provide
Bill Summary: HB 120 amends the list of individuals with a suspended, revoked, or cancelled license eligible to apply for a limited driving permit by adding persons convicted of driving under the influence of a controlled substance or marijuana.

Authored By: House Committee: Floor Vote:

Rep. John Corbett (174th) Motor Vehicles
Yeas: 169 Nays: 2

Rule Applied: Committee Action: Amendments:

Modified-Structured 02-07-2023 Do Pass

HB 175 Motor vehicles; federal regulations regarding safe operation of commercial motor vehicle and carriers; update reference date
Bill Summary: HB 175 updates the 'Uniform Carriers Act' to change the effective date to January 1, 2023, to comply with federal law.

Authored By: House Committee: Floor Vote:

Rep. Lauren Daniel (117th) Motor Vehicles
Yeas: 171 Nays: 0

Rule Applied: Committee Action: Amendments:

Modified-Structured 02-07-2023 Do Pass

HB 183 Motor vehicles; temporary license plates and operating permits; revise terminology
Bill Summary: HB 183 provides for the issuance of temporary operating permits in lieu of temporary license plates in specified instances.

Authored By: House Committee: Floor Vote:

Rep. Matt Barton (5th) Motor Vehicles
Yeas: 172 Nays: 0

Rule Applied: Committee Action: Amendments:

Modified-Structured 02-07-2023 Do Pass

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Local Calendar

HB 93 Mitchell County; Board of Commissioners; revise provisions of compensation Bill Summary: A bill to amend the compensation of the Mitchell County Board of Commissioners.

Authored By: House Committee: Floor Vote:

Rep. Joe Campbell (171st) Intragovernmental Coordination Local Yeas: 166 Nays: 0

Rule Applied: Committee Action: Amendments:

02-08-2023 Do Pass by Committee Substitute

HB 134 Dalton, City of; city council; change description of election wards Bill Summary: A bill to change the city council districts for the City of Dalton.

Authored By: House Committee: Floor Vote:

Rep. Kasey Carpenter (4th) Intragovernmental Coordination Local Yeas: 166 Nays: 0

Rule Applied: Committee Action: Amendments:

02-08-2023 Do Pass by Committee Substitute

HB 160 City of Albany Community Improvement Districts Act; enact
Bill Summary: A bill to provide for the creation of community improvement districts in the City of Albany.

Authored By: House Committee: Floor Vote:

Rep. Gerald Greene (154th) Intragovernmental Coordination Local Yeas: 166 Nays: 0

Rule Applied: Committee Action: Amendments:

02-08-2023 Do Pass

HB 199 Brooks County; appointment of county surveyor; provide Bill Summary: A bill to abolish the office of elected county surveyor of Brooks County.

Authored By: House Committee: Floor Vote:

Rep. John LaHood (175th) Intragovernmental Coordination Local Yeas: 166 Nays: 0

Rule Applied: Committee Action: Amendments:

02-08-2023 Do Pass

HB 210 Harris County; levy an excise tax Bill Summary: A bill to authorize Harris County to levy an excise tax.

Authored By: House Committee: Floor Vote:

Rep. Vance Smith (138th) Intragovernmental Coordination Local Yeas: 166 Nays: 0

Rule Applied: Committee Action: Amendments:

02-08-2023 Do Pass

HB 240 Clay County; Probate Court; authorize assessment and collection of technology fee Bill Summary: A bill to provide a technology fee for the Probate Court of Clay County.

Authored By: House Committee: Floor Vote:

Rep. Gerald Greene (154th) Intragovernmental Coordination Local Yeas: 166 Nays: 0

Rule Applied: Committee Action: Amendments:

02-08-2023 Do Pass

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HB 255 Brantley County; Board of Education; change compensation of members
Bill Summary: A bill to provide for the compensation of the Board of Education of Brantley County.

Authored By: House Committee: Floor Vote:

Rep. John Corbett (174th) Intragovernmental Coordination Local Yeas: 166 Nays: 0

Rule Applied: Committee Action: Amendments:

02-08-2023 Do Pass

Next on the Floor from the Committee on Rules
The Committee on Rules has fixed the calendar for the 17th Legislative Day, Monday, February 13, and bills may be called at the pleasure of the Speaker. The Rules Committee will next meet on Monday, February
13, at 9:00 a.m., to set the Rules Calendar for the 18th Legislative Day.

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:

Rep. Soo Hong (103rd) Public Health

Rule Applied: Committee Action:

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:

Rep. Clint Crowe (118th) Judiciary Non-Civil

Rule Applied: Committee Action:

Modified-Structured 02-06-2023 Do Pass

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Committee Actions

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

Education Committee

HB 81

Education; eligibility criteria for certain capital outlay grants for low-wealth school systems; revise
Bill Summary: HB 81 amends O.C.G.A. 20-2-262 to revise the eligibility criteria for projectspecific capital outlay grants for low-wealth school systems. Under the bill's provisions, the eligibility criteria are that a local school system must be currently, or in the most recent three years, ranked in the bottom 25 percent of school systems in sales revenue per full-time equivalent (FTE) student count and value of property per FTE student count. For local school systems in which the amount of special purpose local option sales tax revenues is ranked in the bottom 25 percent of eligible local school systems receiving such sales tax revenues, that system may submit a request to the Department of Education for consideration. The system must commit five years of such revenues to the project.

Educational facilities must be more than 35 years old to be consolidated. Once a local school system has received a capital outlay grant and its need is met as determined by the department, it is not eligible to receive another grant for a period of 10 years. The State Board of Education establishes rules and regulations to implement the provisions of this bill.

Authored By: House Committee:

Rep. John Corbett (174th) Education

Committee Action:

02-09-2023 Do Pass

HB 87

Nontraditional Special Schools Act; enact
Bill Summary: HB 87 amends O.C.G.A. 20-2-154.1 relating to alternative education programs and charters to provide for the transition of system-collaborative charter schools to completion special schools by July 1, 2023. Any system-collaborative charter school that did not transition to become an alternative charter school by July 1, 2021, will operate as a state chartered special school. If the state chartered special school does not transition to a completion special school by July 1, 2023, the school will cease operating upon expiration of its current charter with the State Board of Education. The board may not expand the current attendance zone of the school.

HB 87 establishes Article 31C of Title 20 which creates the 'Completion Special Schools Act'. The board will adopt policies for the establishment, funding, and operation of completion special schools, which focus on dropout recovery/prevention or high school credit recovery for grades nine through 12. The board is authorized to provide up to $5 million in grant funding to encourage and authorize the creation of new completion special schools, subject to appropriation. The board will adopt policies for the dissolution or temporary dissolution of a completion special school upon the recommendation of the state school superintendent for failure to comply with the requirements of Article 31C.

Authored By: House Committee:

Rep. Chris Erwin (32nd) Education

Committee Action:

02-09-2023 Do Pass by Committee Substitute

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Committee Actions

Insurance Committee

HB 63

Insurance; insurers providing policies for groups of 20 or more to furnish claims experience at the request of a group policyholder; require
Bill Summary: HB 63 allows group policyholders with at least 20 covered employees to receive claims experience from the insurance company.

Authored By: House Committee:

Rep. Noel Williams (148th) Insurance

Committee Action:

02-09-2023 Do Pass

HB 85

Insurance; require health benefit policy coverage for biomarker testing if supported by medical and scientific evidence
Bill Summary: HB 85 requires health benefit policies to include coverage for biomarker testing for diagnosis, treatment, management, or ongoing monitoring of a disease or condition.

Authored By: House Committee:

Rep. Sharon Cooper (45th) Insurance

Committee Action:

02-09-2023 Do Pass by Committee Substitute

Judiciary Committee

HB 91

Wills, trusts and administration of estates; notices to beneficiaries regarding issuance of letters testamentary; require
Bill Summary: HB 91 concerns notice requirements for beneficiaries of wills, requiring a personal representative of an estate to send notice to all beneficiaries within 30 days of issuance of letters and requiring filing notices with the probate court within 60 days of issuance. An estate personal representative who fails to comply with these requirements absent sufficient cause may be cited to appear and show cause.

Authored By: House Committee:

Rep. Will Wade (9th) Judiciary

Committee Action:

02-09-2023 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

Committee Action:

02-09-2023 Do Pass

HB 182 Property; curing defective deeds and other instruments; revise provisions
Bill Summary: HB 182 aligns the Georgia recording statute regarding deeds and other instruments with the savings statute in O.C.G.A. 44-2-18, allowing an improperly executed instrument to be corrected by having the savings statute apply to both attestations and acknowledgments.

Authored By: House Committee:

Rep. Matt Reeves (99th) Judiciary

Committee Action:

02-09-2023 Do Pass

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Committee Actions

Transportation Committee

HB 189

Highways, bridges, and ferries; allowable variance for weight limitations upon a vehicle or load; provide for
Bill Summary: HB 189 provides for a 12.5 percent variance to the 80,000 pound gross vehicle weight limit for all trucks. The bill removes the requirement for such loads to be within a certain radius of point of origin and point of processing. The bill provides penalties for violations. When the vehicle weight is less than 95,000 pounds, a penalty of five cents per pound over the allowed weight limit, not including any variance, is assessed. When the vehicle weight is greater than 95,000 pounds, the penalty is 10 cents per pound over the allowed weight limit, not including any variance. For loads greater than 100,000 pounds, the penalty is 15 cents per pound for all excess over allowable weight, not including any variance.

Authored By: House Committee:

Rep. Steven Meeks (178th) Transportation

Committee Action:

02-09-2023 Do Pass by Committee Substitute

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.

Monday - February 13, 2023 8:00 AM Appropriations Transportation Subcommittee (House) 9:00 AM RULES COMMITTEE (House) 10:00 AM FLOOR SESSION (LD 17) (House) 1:00 PM Appropriations Higher Education Subcommittee (House) 1:00 PM Appropriations Public Safety Subcommittee (House) 1:00 PM Education Policy Subcommittee Meeting (House) 1:00 PM HUMAN RELATIONS & AGING COMMITTEE (House) 1:30 PM JUDICIARY NON-CIVIL COMMITTEE (House) 2:00 PM HEALTH COMMITTEE (House) 2:00 PM Education Curriculum Subcommittee (House) 2:30 PM Appropriations Human Resources Subcommittee (House) 3:00 PM Appropriations Education Subcommittee (House)

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