Updates on Legislation CBA is Tracking 8

Posted By: Lori Godfrey Advocacy Update,

Floor Updates
H.B. 891 Department’s Housekeeping Bill sponsored by Rep. Bruce Williamson (R), Monroe.  The bill was unanimously adopted by the House and has been assigned to the Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committee.    
 
H.B. 899 LIBOR sponsored by Rep. Bruce Williamson (R). Monroe.  The bill was unanimously adopted by the House and has been assigned to the Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committee.    
 
Committee Actions
H.B. 974 Deeds Requiring Electronic Filing by Rep. Joseph Gullett (R), Dallas.  The bill was amended in the Judiciary Committee to still allow filing of paper copies and not fully mandate electronic filing.  The bill passed committee as amended.  In effect, the amendment guts the bill.  CBA will continue to monitor the process of the bill. 

H.B. 1088 Nonjudicial Foreclosure of Time-Share Estates by Rep. Stan Gunter (R), Blairsville.  The bill was presented in the Scoggins Subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee as a substitute.  The substitute bill clarifies that this applies to time shares only.  The bill moves on to full Committee.  Concerns with the bill remain from several parties as there are questions as to whether or not title insurance would be available on the property after the nonjudicial foreclosure.  Interested parties are working with the author of the bill to potentially modify language.   This bill is similar to S.B. 493 Nonjudicial Foreclosure of Time-Share Estates by Sen. Jeff Mullis (R), Chickamauga. 

H.R. 579 Georgia Commission on Sustainability and Economic Opportunity by Rep. Don Parsons (R), Marietta.  A substitute resolution was presented to the Small Business Development Committee.  The author stated that the substitute changes the abolishment date of the Commission to December 31, 2022 and the report could be reported anytime prior to the abolishment date.  The resolution passed committee as amended.

H.R. 627 Bureaucratic Hindrances to Businesses by Rep. Bill Yearta (R), Sylvester.  The resolution was passed by the Small Business Development Committee. 

S.B. 331 Employee Work Hours by Sen. John Albers (R), Roswell.  The bill was passed by the Industry and Labor Committee. 
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S.B. 374 Data Analytic Center by Sen. Blake Tillery (R), Vidalia.  The bill was passed by the Science and Technology Committee. 
 
Hearings Only
H.B. 137 Condemnation of Real Property sponsored by Rep. Mitchell Scoggins (R), Cartersville.  The bill was presented to the Public Finance & Policy Subcommittee of the Ways & Means Committee. 
 
H.B. 500 Agribusiness and Rural Jobs Act sponsored by James Burchett (R), Waycross.  The bill was presented to the Income Tax Subcommittee of the Ways & Means Committee. 
 
H.R. 581 Lottery Games to Support Economic Development by Rep. Yasmin Neal (D), Jonesboro.  The resolution was presented to the Lottery Oversight-Gaming subcommittee of the Regulated Industries Committee.