HB 519 - Drivers' licenses; redefine resident

Georgia House of Representatives - 1995/1996 Sessions

HB 519 - Drivers' licenses; redefine resident

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House Comm: MotV / Senate Comm: / House Vote: Yeas Nays Senate Vote: Yeas Nays ---------------------------------------- House Action Senate ---------------------------------------- 1/31/95 Read 1st Time 2/1/95 Read 2nd Time ---------------------------------------- Code Sections amended: 40-5-1
HB 519 LC 21 3141 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT 1- 1 To amend Code Section 40-5-1 of the Official Code of Georgia 1- 2 Annotated, relating to definitions relative to drivers' 1- 3 licenses, so as to change the definition of the term 1- 4 "resident"; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other 1- 5 purposes. 1- 6 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA: SECTION 1. 1- 7 Code Section 40-5-1 of the Official Code of Georgia 1- 8 Annotated, relating to definitions relative to drivers' 1- 9 licenses, is amended by striking in its entirety paragraph 1-10 (15) and inserting in lieu thereof the following: 1-11 "(15) 'Resident' means a person who has a permanent home 1-12 or abode in Georgia to which, whenever such person is 1-13 absent, he or she has the intention of returning. For 1-14 the purposes of this chapter, there is a rebuttable 1-15 presumption that the following person is a resident: 1-16 (A) Any person who accepts employment or engages in 1-17 any trade, profession, or occupation in Georgia or 1-18 enters his or her children to be educated in the 1-19 public schools of Georgia within ten days after the 1-20 commencement of such employment or education; or 1-21 (B) Any person who, except for infrequent, brief 1-22 absences, has been present in the state for 30 or more 1-23 days; 1-24 provided, however, that no person shall be considered a 1-25 resident for purposes of this chapter unless such person 1-26 is either a United States citizen, resident alien, an 1-27 alien with U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service 1-28 employment authorization or an alien presumed to be 1-29 residing in the United States under color of law or an 1-30 alien with legal authorization from the U.S. Immigration 1-31 and Naturalization Service." -1- (Index) LC 21 3141 SECTION 2. 2- 1 All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are 2- 2 repealed. -2- (Index)

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