Archives: Bills

Labor and industrial relations; provisions regarding employer’s obligation to provide break time for an employee to express breast milk; revise

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 1 of Title 34 of the O.C.G.A., relating to general provisions regarding labor and industrial relations, so as to revise provisions regarding employer’s obligation to provide break time for an employee to express breast milk; to revise a definition; to provide for requirements for such employers; to provide for exceptions; to amend Chapter 1 of Title 45 of the O.C.G.A., relating to general provisions regarding public officers and employees, so as to require state entities and local governments to provide reasonable break time to an employee who needs to express breast milk; to provide for a definition; to provide for requirements for such state entities and local governments; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Social services; Section 1115 waiver request to the federal government with a state plan amendment to authorize Medicaid expansion; replace provisions

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 7 of Chapter 4 of Title 49 and Title 33 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to medical assistance and insurance, respectively, so as to replace provisions relating to submission of a Section 1115 waiver request to the federal government with a state plan amendment to authorize Medicaid expansion; to revise provisions relating to submission of a Section 1332 innovation waiver proposal to the federal government; to require a state innovation waiver submission to include specific protections and coverage; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Joint Study Committee on Chronic Weight Management and Type 2 Diabetes; create

A RESOLUTION creating the Joint Study Committee on Chronic Weight Management and Type 2 Diabetes; and for other purposes.

Georgia Smoke-free Air Act; enact

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Titles 16, 20, and 31 of the O.C.G.A., relating to crimes and offenses, education, and health, respectively, so as to revise and provide certain definitions regarding the sale or distribution to, or possession by, minors of cigarettes, tobacco, tobacco related objects, and vapor products to include vapor products that do not contain nicotine; to increase the age of individuals to which sales or distribution of such products and marijuana flavored products are prohibited; to allow for the enactment of more restrictive prohibitions on activities related to tobacco products; to amend the “Georgia Smoke-free Air Act of 2005” to include electronic smoking devices; to change the short title of such Act and to make conforming changes to the penalty and other provisions related to such Act; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Medical assistance; termination of enrollment in Medicaid of a dual enrollee unless a manual review is conducted verifying that the recipient is no longer eligible; prohibit

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 7 of Chapter 4 of Title 49 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to medical assistance generally, so as to prohibit the termination of enrollment in Medicaid of a dual enrollee unless a manual review is conducted verifying that the recipient is no longer eligible; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Vulnerable Child Protection Act; enact

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 31 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to health, so as to prohibit certain licensed, certified, or registered professionals from engaging in certain acts upon minors; to provide for a short title; to provide for definitions; to provide for exceptions; to provide for a penalty and private cause of action; to explicitly waive sovereign immunity, qualified immunity, and official immunity for such a private cause of action; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date and for applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Joint Study Committee on Childhood Lead Exposure; create

A RESOLUTION creating the Joint Study Committee on Childhood Lead Exposure; and for other purposes.

Property; dispossessory proceedings; revise procedures for the initiation of dispossessory actions

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 3 of Chapter 7 of Title 44 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to dispossessory proceedings, so as to revise procedures for the initiation of dispossessory actions; to require a demand by the owner and a tenant’s opportunity to cure; to provide for notice and service; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Healthcare Transparency and Accountability Act; enact

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 31 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to health, so as to provide for transparency relating to state healthcare plans and its contractors; to provide for a short title; to provide for definitions; to provide for an oversight committee; to provide for its members and powers; to provide for information from state contractors and others to the oversight committee regarding state healthcare plans; to provide for confidentiality of certain records; to provide for penalties; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Health; additional measures for the protection of elderly persons; provide

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 31 of the O.C.G.A., relating to health, so as to provide additional measures for the protection of elderly persons; to increase the maximum fines for violation by health care facilities; to provide for staffing, training, and financial stability requirements for certain personal care homes and assisted living communities; to provide for limited nursing services in assisted living communities; to provide for certification of memory care centers; to provide for definitions; to amend Title 43 of the O.C.G.A., relating to professions and businesses, so as to provide for definitions; to rename the State Board of Nursing Home Administrators the State Board of Long-Term Care Facility Administrators; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.