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Apr. 21 – The latest on Bills signed by Gov. Nathan Deal as of today

By Lou Phelps, Coastal Empire News
April 21, 2017 – Three weeks have now passed since the 2017 Legislative Session ended on Thursday, March 31.  The Governor has 45 days to decide whether to sign the long list of legislation passed in the session.
Here’s the latest information from the Governor’s office on what Gov. Deal has signed, and the date he did so.  There have been no action on several of the most controversial bills, such as the ‘Campus Carry’ bill.  The list as of Thursday is:
HB 573     Cook County; Probate Court; judge shall have jurisdiction to try misdemeanor cases where defendant waives jury trial and pleads guilty; April 20, 2017
HB 264     Georgia World Congress Center Authority; revenue bond capacity; increase     April 18, 2017
SB 18       Georgia Public Safety Training Center; any member of security police force; retain his/her weapon and badge under certain conditions.  April 18, 2017
HB 231     Controlled substances; Schedules I, II, IV and V; change certain provisions     April 17, 2017
HB 238     Ad valorem tax; use of property for solar power generation; provide exception to a breach of covenants.  April 17, 2017
HB 406     Weapons; reciprocity of recognizing and giving effect to licenses to carry from other states; revise requirements. April 5, 2017
HB 595     Doraville, City of; DeKalb County; change certain provisions relating to tax levies. April 5, 2017
HB 295     Douglas, City of; office of mayor; revise provisions for filling vacancies         March 29, 2017
HB 348     Waycross, City of; change corporate limits.  March 24, 2017
HB 463     Early Care and Learning, Department of; establish nonprofit corporation to qualify as a public foundation; authorize. March 24, 2017
HB 283     Revenue and taxation; Internal Revenue Code and Internal Revenue Code of 1986; revise definitions. March 21, 2017
SB 124     "City of Decatur Public Facilities Authority Act".  March 17, 2017
HB 449     DeKalb County; taxes, fees, and assessments; change certain provisions         March 16, 2017
HB 42      Elections; election superintendents to correct mistakes and omissions on ballots for a primary or election; authorize. Feb. 23, 2017
HB 272    Villa Rica, City of; ad valorem tax; provide homestead exemption of $8000 for residents 65 and older.  Feb. 15, 2017
HB 43     Supplemental appropriations; State Fiscal Year July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017     Feb.  15, 2017
SB 70     Hospital Medicaid Financing Program; sunset provision; extend.   Feb.  13, 2017
HB 187    Monroe County; Board of Commissioners; provide nonbinding advisory referendum.  Feb. 9
SB 13     Jefferson County Hospital Authority; ad valorem tax; provide for a nonbinding advisory referendum.  Feb.  3, 2017
HB 31     Jefferson County; Board of Commissioners; levy additional ad valorem tax; provide nonbinding advisory referendum       

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