Other Bills of Interest
The House Judiciary Committee reported HB 974
by Rep. Joseph Gullett
(R-Acworth). The bill requires the electronic filing of deeds, states that the inclusion of an incorrect tax parcel I.D. number or the absence of such number does not invalidate a deed, if otherwise properly filed, and requires certain information to be included on the first page of security deed. The amended version allows for in-person delivery of a deed to a Clerk’s’ office. The bill is pending in the House Rules Committee.
The House Judiciary Committee amended and reported HB 1088
by Rep. Stan Gunter
(R-Blairsville). The bill provides for a nonjudicial foreclosure process of time-share estates. Our thanks to Rep. Gunter for incorporating GBA recommended language in his amendment to better protect the lienholder. The bill is pending in the House Rules Committee. A similar bill has been introduced in the Senate, SB 493
by Sen. Jeff Mullis
(R-Chickamauga), and is pending in the Senate Judiciary Committee. GBA will continue to monitor.
The Senate passed SB 364
by Sen. Blake Tillery
(R-Vidalia). The bill allows class action lawsuits for damages against certain persons violating current law provisions relating to telephone solicitations. The bill is pending in the House Judiciary Committee. GBA is monitoring.
Regional Development Authorities.
The House passed HB 1044
by Rep. Clay Pirkle
(R-Ashburn). The bill provides for the creation of regional development authorities and provides an enhancement for the jobs tax credit for such authorities. The bill is pending in the Senate Economic Development and Tourism Committee. GBA is monitoring.
Agriculture & Rural Jobs.
The House Ways and Means Committee amended and reported HB 500
by Rep. James Burchett
(R-Waycross). The bill extends the state’s Agriculture and Rural Jobs Act and provides for a second round of funding. The bill is pending in the House Rules Committee. GBA is monitoring.
Sales Tax Exemption – Computer Equipment.
The House passed HB 1223
by Rep. Chuck Martin
(R-Alpharetta). The bill extends to Dec. 31, 2023, the sunset date for a sales tax exemption for the sale or lease of computer equipment to be incorporated into facilities of high technology companies. The bill is pending in the Senate Finance Committee. GBA is monitoring.
The House Judiciary Committee reported HB 1294
by Rep. John Corbett
(R-Lake Park) that provides for the timing of sending the notice by a landowner when a mobile home has been determined to be derelict. The bill is pending in the House Rules Committee. GBA is monitoring.