H.B. 1088 was introduced in the House by Rep. Stan Gunter (R), Blairsville. The bill relates to the miscellaneous provisions regarding time-share projects and programs and authorizes nonjudicial foreclosure of time-share estates. The bill was assigned to the Judiciary Committee. On Wednesday, February 2nd, the Scoggins Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing only for the bill. Some concerns were expressed regarding title insurance availability after the non-judicial foreclosure. The author of the bill committed to working on a substitute for the next hearing. CBA will continue to monitor the changes to this bill.
H.B. 1091 was introduced in the House by Rep. Martin Momtahan (R), Dallas. The bill revised the duty of an owner or occupier of land to an invitee when such owner or occupier prohibits the carrying or possession of weapons. The bill was assigned to the Judiciary Committee.
H.B. 1093 was introduced in the House by Rep. Dale Washburn (R), Macon. The bill prohibits local governments from placing restrictions on land or residential dwellings that are subject to a landlord-tenant relationship, contract, lease, or rental agreement. The bill was assigned to the Judiciary Committee.
H.B. 1149 was introduced in the House by Rep. Rhonda Burnough (D), Riverdale. The bill enacts the “Georgia Evictions Records Restriction Act” and makes changes to demand for possession, procedure upon a tenant’s refusal, and concurrent issuance of a federal lease termination notice, so as to enact the. The bill was assigned to the Judiciary Committee.
H.B. 1152 was introduced in the House by Rep. Meisha Mainor (D), Atlanta. The bill requires merchants to accept cash for purchases and requires that any cash overpayment to be remitted to the state treasury. The bill was assigned to the Agriculture & Consumer Affairs Committee.
H.B. 1177 was introduced in the House by Rep. Debra Bazemore (D), South Fulton. The bill prohibits any employer from seeking salary history information about an applicant during the hiring process and imposes civil penalties for violations. The bill also requires employers to make certain disclosures in job positing. The bill was assigned to the Industry and Labor Committee.
H.R. 686 was introduced in the House by Rep. Sam Watson (R), Moultrie. The resolution proposes an amendment to the Constitution to provide for a reduction in the rate of the ad valorem tax assessment of timber at sale or harvest. The resolution was assigned to the Ways & Means Committee.
S.B. 439 was introduced in the Senate by Sen. Lindsey Tippins (R), Marietta. The bill states that the owner of a property or tenement at issue in a dispossessor proceeding shall be allowed to appear during a trial of the issue individually. The bill was assigned to the Judiciary Committee.