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Under the Gold Dome: Day 30

Full coverage of the 2011 legislative session

POSTED: March 17, 2011 12:22 a.m.


Senate Bill 263: Include security cameras in the charge of criminal damage to property in the second degree.


House Bill 538: Create the Board of Locksmiths to license and register locksmiths and apprentices.
HB 539: Change the term of office for the Savannah board of education president.
HB 540: Provide a homestead exemption for the municipal ad valorem tax in Young Harris.
HB 541: Create the criminal charge of obstruction for threatening or intimidating a law enforcement officer or official.
HB 542: Allow employees to transfer service credits to the Employees' Retirement System of Georgia.
HB 543: Revise provisions for the Gwinnett County solicitor-general position.
HB 544: Allow the Doraville mayor to be a part-time position.
HB 545: Provide a homestead exemption for the municipal ad valorem tax in Doraville.
HB 546: Extend the sales tax exemption for property sales for zoological renovation or expansion.
HB 547: Provide a sales tax exemption for fuel used for cooling refrigerated shipping containers.
HB 548: Give workers' compensation for those in franchise agreements who are not considered employees.
HB 549: Create additional duties for each district and board in Fulton County.
HB 550: Change the powers and duties for the Fulton County Board of Commissioners chairperson.
HB 551: Create a Jackson County board of elections and registration.
HB 552: Allow for nonpartisan elections of Jackson County chief magistrate judges.
HB 553: Create a Habersham County board of elections and registration.
HB 554: Create a Habersham County airport authority.
HB 555: Create a city manager position for Lawrenceville.
HB 556: Enact the Integrity in Public Proceedings Act to make provisions for claims of opposing parties in public lawsuits and allow for triple damages in certain cases.
HB 557: Reconstitute the Monroe County board of commissioners for roads and revenues.

House Resolution 598: Create the Joint Study Committee on Renewable Energy Industries in Georgia to encourage the establishment of a market for renewable energy in Georgia by using and developing the state's renewable energy resources.

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

Carolyn Crist


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