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Under the Gold Dome: Day 26

Full coverage of the 2011 legislative session

POSTED: March 8, 2011 10:37 p.m.


Senate Bill 235: Require the Georgia Student Finance Commission to establish the amount of HOPE scholarships awarded each year.
SB 236: Allow drivers with a suspended license who were convicted of driving under the influence to obtain a limited driving permit.
SB 237: Provide a new charter for the incorporation of the city of Summerville.
SB 238: Require a motorized wheelchair or scooter to use reflectors if operated in the public after dark.
SB 239: Allow presumption of residency under certain circumstances for drivers of vehicles displaying an out-of-state license plate.
SB 240: Create a new class of motor vehicles for personal transportation vehicles, which drive less than 20 miles per hour.
SB 241: Set December as the month for determining the eligible age to participate in educational programs.
SB 242: Allow an injured peace officer to be entitled to a disability benefit from the Peace Officers' Annuity and Benefit Fund.
SB 243: Create penalties for the offense of organized retail crime.
SB 244: Require taxes related to transient accommodations to apply to those operating the accommodations, not travel agents.
SB 245: Revise the definition of "developmental disability" for clarity.
Senate Resolution 345: Allow the General Assembly to limit tuition for the Technical College System of Georgia.
SR 353: Allow the General Assembly to limit tuition for the University of System of Georgia.


House Bill 481: Change the initial terms of office for Braselton board members.
HB 482: Change qualifications and salary for Fayette County magistrate court judges.
HB 483: Allow Bulloch County to enact the Redevelopment Powers Law to carry out community redevelopment, create tax allocation districts and issue tax allocation bonds.
HB 484: Create the Gordon County Public Facilities Authority to maintain public land and execute contracts.
HB 485: Prohibit the release of trapped feral hogs into unfenced areas under wildlife control permits.
HB 486: Restrict prepaid air ambulance services from a contract of insurance.
HB 487: Allow multi-trip permits for extra weight and dimensions for loads on vehicles.
HB 488: Clarify how a victim recovers costs for deposit account fraud.
HB 489: Prohibit contingency fee contracts to audit Medicaid.
HB 490: Allow officials to use tire clamps on trespassing motor vehicles and charge a fee to remove the clamps.
HB 491: Adopt and incorporate drug-free zones for 2011.
HB 492: Under water and sewer taxes, "municipality" includes a member of a metropolitan sewer system created by intergovernmental contracts.
HB 493: Include inflicting injury to a household animal under the crime of family violence.
HB 494: Remove the requirement for political bodies and independent candidates to file nomination petitions for ballot access.
HB 495: Allow Fayetteville to enact the Redevelopment Powers Law to carry out community redevelopment, create tax allocation districts and issue tax allocation bonds.
House Resolution 510: Urge the state government to support nuclear and renewable energy.

Both chambers also passed various resolutions to recognize special days and people.

Carolyn Crist


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