Georgia General Assembly
HB 477 – disposition of property formerly acquired for public road purposes but later abandoned.
HB 801 : Directs the Georgia Board of Regents to select rigorous science, technology, engineering and math college courses that are required for or lead to jobs in high demand fields to receive extra weight for purposes of calculating the HOPE scholarship. Courses will receive an additional .5% beginning in Fall 2017. A task force is currently working to make the initial selections.
HB 990 to require a vote of the state legislature prior to expanding Medicaid through an increase in the income threshold. Without this bill, a future governor could have unilaterally made the decision.
HB 604 – prohibits Fulton County from raising property tax mileage rates
HB 797 – Establishment of state Charter Schools Commission
HR 1162 – Constitutional amendment for the establishment of the state Charter Schools Commission
HB 990 – Regarding Providence Park and cell towers in newly incorporated cities
HB 149 – Move On When Ready Act
Allows all 11th and 12 grade public school students to leave high school and complete graduation requirements while receiving college credit at a Georgia college or technical school that accepts them. State education funding follows the student to pay college tuition. All Georgia public and most in-state private colleges are eligible to participate and must agree to accept state funding as payment in full. Virtual classes offered by colleges and the Georgia Virtual School are included. Over 130 high school classes are currently offered through the Georgia Virtual School.
2007 – 2008
HB 107 – Making taxes more transparent
Requires all city-levied franchise fees to be itemized on customer bills and designated as city-levied franchise fees.
HB 881 – Giving public school students more options
Establishes the Georgia Charter School Commission, which is authorized to approve independent public charter schools to give students more educational options best suited to their needs. State funding follows the student and is calculated to assure adequate funding.
HB 809 and HB 813 – Making capital projects more affordable
Allows the city of Milton to establish a public facilities authority and a parks and recreation authority to levy bonds to pay for capital projects over the life of the project making them more affordable.
HB 811 – Clarifying City of Milton charter
HB 154 – Requiring counties to distribute tax dollars back to new cities.
The bill resulted in $8 million in frozen tax collections being distributed back to Milton and Johns Creek to benefit the residents that paid the taxes.
2005 – 2006
HB 1470 – Bringing government closer to the people
Initiated and wrote the charter for the creation of the city of Milton to give 30,000 north Fulton residents greater control and decision-making over their community and elected officials.
2003 – 2004
HB 509 – Requiring all local governments to comply with local land disturbing ordinances, including tree ordinances
Assures that cities, counties and school boards comply with local land disturbing ordinances that all private citizens and businesses are required to follow.
HB 1441 – Mandatory minimum sentence for the trafficking of Ecstasy
Created a specific penalty for trafficking Ecstasy a drug primarily used by young people.