Updates on Legislation CBA is Tracking 4
H.B. 1352 Disposition of Unclaimed Property and Wills by Rep. Vance Smith, Jr. (R), Pine Mountain. The bill was passed by the House with a vote of 115-47. The bill was read in the Senate and assigned to the Special Judiciary Committee.
H.B. 1437 Income Tax Rate Reduction by Rep. Shaw Blackmon (R), Bonaire. The bill was passed by the House with a vote of 115-52. Most Democrats opposed the measure, citing analysis that says it would increase taxes on more than 500,000 Georgians.
S.B. 345 Prohibit Vaccine Passports by Sen. Jeff Mullis (R), Chickamauga. It prohibits state and local governments from requiring proof of COVID-19 as a condition of providing service or access to a facility. The Senate adopted the bill with a vote of 31-19 on March 4. The bill was read in the House and assigned to the Health & Human Services Committee.
S.B. 371 Credit Repair Service Organizations by Sen. Larry Walker III (R), Perry. After several members of the Senate Republican Caucus questioned the merits of the bill, it was Tabled on March 9. It can be removed from the table at any time.
S.B. 493 Nonjudicial Foreclosure for Time-Shares Estates by Rep. Jeff Mullis (R), Chickamauga. The bill was passed by the Senate with a vote of 47-0. The bill was read in the House and assigned to the Judiciary Committee.
H.B. 733 Guaranteed Asset Protection Waiver by Rep. Tyler Paul Smith (R), Bremen. The bill was passed as a substitute by the Insurance Committee.
H.B. 997 Ad Valorem Timber Exemption by Rep. Sam Watson (R), Moultrie. The bill was passed as a substitute by the Ways & Means Committee.
H.B. 1152 Require Merchants to Accept Cash by Rep. Mesha Mainor (D), Atlanta. In the substitute version passed by the Agriculture & Consumer Affairs Committee, all “merchants” must accept legal tender when offered as payment. It exempts sole proprietors, sales made online or through an automated machine, and merchants at large events.
H.B. 1350 Notices to Beneficiaries Regarding Probate Wills by Rep. Will Wade (R), Dawsonville. The bill was passed as a substitute by the Judiciary Committee.
H.B. 1358 Handgun in Parks, Historic Sites, Recreational Areas by Rep. Mandi Ballinger (R), Canton. The bill was passed as a substitute by the Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee.
H.B. 1478 Electronic Submission of Certificates of Title by Rep. Jason Ridley (R), Chatsworth. The bill was passed by the Motor Vehicles Committee.
S.B. 227 Blighted Properties by Sen. Emanuel Jones (D), Decatur. The bill was passed as a substitute by the Judiciary Committee.
S.B. 491 Down Payment Savings Program by Sen. Gail Davenport (D), Jonesboro. The bill was passed as a substitute by the Banking and Financial Institutions Committee.
S.B. 323 Repeal State Income Tax by Sen. Butch Miller (R), Gainesville. The bill was presented to the Finance Committee.