New Bills Added to our Tracking List This Week
We add bills almost daily to our tracking list that can be found on the State Issues Page
of our website. Bookmark that page if you're interested in following all the goings on at the State Capitol. Here are the bills we added this week:
Statewide Tax Lien Registry. HB 337
by Rep. Bruce Williamson
(R-Monroe) creates a new process by which state tax liens will be registered at the state level. The bill is a priority of the Department of Revenue. GBA monitoring.
Boat Titling. HB 357
by Rep. Ron Stephens
(R-Garden City) creates a process by which boats and other watercraft will be titled. GBA monitoring.
Installment Loan Pawn Transactions. HB 353
by Rep. Brett Harrell
(R-Snellville) creates a new opportunity for pawn transactions to be handled as installment loans. GBA monitoring.
Motor Vehicle Fair Market Value. HB 327
by Rep. Jay Powell
(R-Camilla) changes the method by which the fair market value of certain motor vehicles is determined. GBA monitoring.
Abandoned Mobile Homes. HB 381
by Rep. John Corbett
(R-Lake Park) establishes a new procedure for the disposal of abandoned mobile homes. GBA monitoring.
Homeowner Association Lien Rights. SB 187
by Sen. Donzella James
(D-Atlanta) changes procedures by which homeowner associations foreclosure their lien rights for certain outstanding debts. GBA monitoring.
Garnishment. SB 194
by Sen. Jesse Stone
(R-Waynesboro) makes several changes to the garnishment code among which are the earnings subject to garnishment, service of garnishments, the time a garnishment may be outstanding and the evidence that may be presented to the court. GBA monitoring.
Industrial Loan Act – Contracts. SB 198
by Sen. Elena Parent
(D-Atlanta) prohibits Georgia Industrial Loan Act licensees from using instruments like checks to create contracts under certain circumstances. GBA monitoring.
Homeowner Association – Fees. HB 410
by Rep. Sam Teasley
(R-Marietta) restricts the initial assessments of new purchasers of lots within a homeowner association to one month of dues and limits the fees that an HOA can charge to provide documentation related to amounts owed to the HOA. GBA monitoring.