All updates are current as of the writing of the blog.
H.B. 90 Timber Land Conversion sponsored by Rep. Bruce Williamson (R), Monroe. The bill was presented to the House Judiciary Gunter Subcommittee. Rep. Williamson presented the bill and fielded a number of questions from committee members. The bill received a motion DO PASS and moves to the full Judiciary Committee.
H.B. 112 COVID-19 Liability and Immunities sponsored by Rep. Trey Kelley (R), Cedartown. The bill received a DO PASS from the Special Committee for Access to the Civil Justice System.
H.B. 111 Housekeeping Bill sponsored by Rep. Bruce Williamson (R), Monroe. Chairman Greg Morris (R), Vidalia, held a hearing only for the bill on Wednesday. Rep. Williamson did a section by section review of the bill. There was a brief Q&A with questions pertaining to clarifying duplicative wording, mergers across state lines, board member disclosure information, and new procedures meant to streamline in place processes. Chairman Morris anticipates holding a meeting next week to vote on the bill.
H.B. 147 Professional License by Residency Endorsement sponsored by Rep. Heath Clark (R), Warner Robins. The bill was presented in the House Regulated Industry Subcommittee meeting by Rep. Jason Ridley (R), Chatsworth. Rep. Clark walked through the bill and there was a lengthy discussion by committee members. A determination was made that the sponsor will provide a substitute bill before being put to a vote.
S.B. 1 Georgia All-Payer Claims Database sponsored by Sen. Dean Burke (R), Bainbridge. Chairman Chuck Hufstetler, Rome, held a hearing only for the bill. Concerns were raised about the data collection, how third parties will interact with the data, and how privacy will be retained for those involved. The meeting adjourned until next week with more research and discussion needed.
S.B. 6 Tax Credit Return on Investment Act of 2021 sponsored by Sen. John Albers (R), Roswell. The bill passed the Finance committee with a DO PASS on 1/28/2021. On 2/1/2021, the Senate passed the bill with a vote of 31-19. The bill moved to the House and was assigned to the Ways & Means Committee. The bill received a DO PASS from the Ways & Means Committee on 2/4/2021.
EVP, Chief of Staff, Government & Regulatory Relations