2022 Legislative Agenda

HB 15: Preventing Tragedies Between Police and Communities Act – Scott, Sandra 76th (Support)

Require training on de-escalation techniques for Law Enforcement Officers

Status: House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee

HB 17: End Racial Profiling Act – Scott, Sandra 76th (Support)

Status: House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee

HB 18: Police Accountability Act – Scott, Sandra 76th (Support)

  • Require all Law Enforcement Agencies provide a body-worn camera to each Law Enforcement Officer and require their use.
  • Prohibit Law Enforcement Officers using chokeholds
  • Law Enforcement Officers shall apply nonviolent means, when possible, before resorting to the use of physical force.
  • Law Enforcement Officers shall be justified in using deadly physical force to make an arrest only when all other means of apprehension are impractical given the circumstances and the arrest is for a felony involving conduct that includes the use or threatened use of deadly force.
  • Law Enforcement Officers shall intervene to prevent or stop another Law Enforcement Officers from using physical force that exceeds the degree of force permitted.

Status: House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee

HB 35: Ethical Policing Act – Scott, Sandra 76th (Support)

Limit qualified civil immunities for the actions of Law Enforcement Officers.

Status: House Public Safety and Homeland Security

HB 52: Crimes and offenses; persons convicted of family violence offenses cannot possess or carry firearms (Support) Bazemore, Debra 63rd

Provide that persons convicted of certain family violence offenses cannot possess or carry firearms.

Status: Not assigned to committee

HB 109: Child Victim Act of 2019; enact (Support) Clark, Heath 147th

To extend the statute of limitations for childhood sexual abuse under certain

Circumstances to 4 years.

Status: Passed House

Status: Senate Judiciary Committee

HB 233: Prohibit No-Knock Warrants (Support) Beverly, James 143rd

Status: House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee

HB 272: Raise the Age (Support) Ballinger, Mandi 23rd

Would raise the age of juvenile court jurisdiction to include 17-year-olds.

Status: Passed House / Senate Judiciary Committee

HB 276: Student Athlete Protection Act (Oppose) Singleton, Philip 71st

HB 372: Definition for the Term Gender in School Athletics (Oppose) Jasperse, Rick 11th

Status: House Education Committee

SB 266: Save Girls Sports Act (Oppose) Harbin, Marty 16th

To provide that public and governmental facilities shall not be utilized for athletic competitions in which a person who is not a biological male is allowed to participate in athletic events conducted exclusively for males or a person who is not a biological female is allowed to participate in athletic events conducted exclusively for females.

Status: Passed Senate Education and Youth Committee

HB 309: Georgia Red Flag Protective Order Act (Support) Wilson, Matthew 80th

Allow law enforcement officers to petition a judge to remove guns from potentially dangerous individuals — people who’ve made explicit threats, have mental health issues or have inflicted self-harm. 78% of Georgia voters support. (AJC poll 1/19/2020)

Status: House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee

HB 310: Gun Safety Act (Support) Wilson, Matthew 80th

Provide for a background check for guns purchased at gun shows and that only dealers may legally sell, transfer, or exchange a firearm at a gun shows.

Status: House Public Safety and Homeland Security

SB 101: Guns and the Mentally Ill (Support) Parent, Elena (D) 42nd

In Georgia, information on people who were involuntarily committed for mental health treatment are automatically removed after 5 years from the national database that gun dealers use to run background checks of buyers. Law would require a mental health evaluation before removal.

Status: Senate Judiciary Committee

HB 2: Georgia Constitutional Carry Act (Oppose) Dunahoo, Emory 30th

Carry concealed guns without a permit.

Status: House Public Safety and Homeland Security

SB 319: Georgia Constitutional Carry Act (Oppose)

Carry concealed guns without a permit.

Status: Not assigned to committee

HB 330 Fee Waiver for Driver’s License Reinstatement Fees (Support)

Werkheiser, Bill 157th (Support)

Waive Driver’s License Reinstatement Fees for the poor

Status: House Motor Vehicles Committee

HB 335 Probation Reform (Support) Kennard, Gregg 102nd

Would cap all probation sentences at 2 years

Status: House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee

HB 485: Repeal the Death Penalty in Georgia Moore, Beth  (D) 95th

23 States repealed the Death Penalty

Status: House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee

HB 401: Anti Transgender Minor Act Ehrhart, Ginny 36th (Oppose)

Makes it a felony for a Medical doctor to treat Transgender minors

Status: House Health & Human Services Committee

SB 164: HIV Tests; modernization of HIV related laws to align with science Hufstetler, Chuck 52nd (Support)

HIV decriminalization.

Status: Passed House

Status: Senate Disagreed to House Substitute

SB 325: Prohibit Absentee Ballot Drop Boxes (Oppose) Miller, Butch (R) 49th

Status: Not assigned to committee

HB 383: Anti-BDS (Support) Carson, John (R) 46th

Prohibit the state from entering into certain contracts with an individual or company unless such contracts contain a certification that such individual or company does not presently conduct a boycott of Israel and will not conduct such a boycott for the duration of such contract.

Status: Passed House and Senate by substitute. Now back to House Government Affairs Committee