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2020 Legislative Agenda


HB 426: Hate Crimes (Support)

(Georgia is only 1 of 5 States that does not have this law.)

Status: Passed House. Now in Senate Judiciary Committee.


SB 221: Religious Freedom Act (Oppose)

Right to discriminate against citizens in the secular world based on deeply held religious views.

Status: Now in Senate Judiciary Committee.


HB 2: Carry gun without a license (Oppose)

Status: Now in House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee.


HB 238: Gun Safety Act (Support)
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: Now in House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee.


HB 122 / SB 50: Repeal Campus Carry Law (Support)

Status: HB 122: Now in House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee.

SB 50: Now in Senate Public Safety Committee.


HB 19: Comprehensive Civil Rights (Support)

Georgia is one of just three states in the nation that does not a state civil rights law protecting individuals  by race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability or national origin from discrimination.

Status: Now in House Judiciary Committee.


HB 37 / SB 36: Medicaid Expansion (Support)

Status: HB 37: Now in House Appropriations Committee

SB 36: Now in Senate Health and Human Services Committee


HB 340 / SB 164: Cash Bail (Oppose)

The Bills would kill existing bail reform in the City of Atlanta and prevent any other city or county from ending cash bail.

Status: HB 340: Now in House Judiciary Non Civil Committee.

SB 164: Now in Senate Judiciary Committee


HB 580: Conversion Therapy (Support)

Prohibit therapy to change sexual orientation. Has been determined to do psychological damage.

Status: Now in House Regulated Industries Committee


HB 137/SB 150:  Crimes and offenses; persons convicted of family violence offenses cannot possess or carry firearms (Support)

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

Status: HB 137: Now in House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee

SB 150: Now in Senate Judiciary Committee


HB 202: Penal institutions; commissioner of corrections to report certain information (Oppose)

To require the commissioner of corrections to report certain information regarding the immigration status, offenses, and home countries of persons who are confined under the authority of the Department of Corrections.

Status: Now in House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee

 

HB 418: Child Victim Act of 2019; enact (Support)
To extend the statute of limitations for childhood sexual abuse under certain circumstances.

Status: Now in House Judiciary Committee

 

HB 747: Student Athlete Protection Act (Oppose)

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: Awaiting Committee assignment

  

SB 281/HB 289:  Prohibit possession of automatic and semi-automatic rifles (Support)

http://www.legis.ga.gov/legislation/en-US/Display/20192020/SB/281

To prohibit the possession of automatic and semi-automatic guns; to subject all transfers or purchases of firearms at gun shows to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

Status: HB 289: Now in House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee

SB 281: Now in Senate Judiciary Committee


HB 435: Georgia Red Flag Protective Order Act (Support)

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: Now in House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee


SB 368: Discrimination In Child Adoption (OPPOSE)

Would give adoption agencies — including taxpayer-funded ones — a license to discriminate against same-sex couples and LGBTQ youth. Research shows that same-sex couples are four times more likely than opposite-sex couples to be raising adopted children, and six times more likely to be raising foster children. Limiting LGBTQ Georgians’ ability to adopt will reduce the pool of available, loving homes.

Status: Awaiting committee assignment


HB 440: Raise the Age (Support)

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

Status: In House Juvenile Justice Committee


SB 288: Criminal Record Expungement (Support)

Would allow a former offender who has served his or her full sentence and remained free of criminal activity for four years to petition the courts to seal and expunge their records. Serious violent, sexual crimes and repeat offenders are excluded.

Status: Passed Senate. Awaiting Committee assignment





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