Senate Legislation
Bills and Resolutions in Number Sequence
SB 500 thru SB 599
511 521 531 541 551 561 571 581 591
SB 500 Seafood, Meat, Poultry Sale from Mobile Vehicle - licensing
Streat, Sr., Van (19th) Ragan, Harold (11th) Middleton, Guy (50th)
SC: CAFF HC: Ag 04/20/98 Signed by Governor
SB 501 Cobb Co. Juvenile Ct. Judges - compensation
Clay, Charles C (37th) Lamutt, Robert (21st) Tanksley, Charles B (32nd)
SC: SLGO HC: LLeg 03/27/98 Signed by Governor
SB 502 Hall Co.,Gainesville,Buford School Dists. - distribution of sales tax
Cagle, Casey (49th)
SC: SLGO HC: LLeg 02/04/98 H - Read 2nd Time
SB 503 Drivers'Lic. - instruction permits, graduated licensing provisions
Hill, Jack (4th) Perdue, Sonny (18th) Henson, Steve (55th)
Marable, Richard O (52nd)
SC: PUBS HC: 01/27/98 S - Read 1st time
SB 504 Trucks Operating on 3-Lane Hwy. - use right-hand lane
James, Donzella (35th) Johnson, Diane H (2nd) Johnson, Eric B (1st)
Fort, Vincent D (39)
SC: Trans HC: 01/27/98 S - Read 1st time
SB 505 Speed Restrictions - max. speed limit for cert. trucks
James, Donzella (35th) Johnson, Diane H (2nd) Fort, Vincent D (39)
SC: Trans HC: 01/27/98 S - Read 1st time
SB 506 Tax Payment to Atlanta, State, Fulton Co. - one payment date
Egan, Michael J (40th)
SC: SLGO HC: LLeg 02/20/98 H - Read 2nd Time (CS )
SB 507 Insurance - prohibit discrimination based on postal ZIP code
Abernathy, III, Ralph D (38th) Stokes, Connie (43rd) Walker, Charles W (22nd)
SC: I&L HC: 01/27/98 S - Read 1st time
SB 508 Mechanics',Materialmen's Liens-pro- cess to void of record cert. liens
Ray, II, William M (48th) Land, Clay (16th) Oliver, Mary M (42nd)
SC: SJUD HC: Judy 02/12/98 H - Read 2nd Time (CS/FA )
SB 509 Gwinnett Judicial Cir. - create 7th judgeship
Ray, II, William M (48th) Balfour, Don (9th) Tysinger, James W (41st)
SC: Judy HC: 01/28/98 S - Read 1st time
SB 510 Crimes Against Family Members Act of 1998 - provide
Perdue, Sonny (18th) Oliver, Mary M (42nd) Stokes, Connie (43rd)
SC: Judy HC: SJudy 03/19/98 H - Insists ( ) (CS/FA )

SB 511 Fire Insurance - regulate rate classification for local districts
Cagle, Casey (49th)
SC: I&L HC: 01/28/98 S - Read 1st time
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SB 512 Fire Ins. Rate Classifications - variances for local districts
Cagle, Casey (49th)
SC: I&L HC: 01/28/98 S - Read 1st time
SB 513 Personal Financial Security Act - provide
Walker, Charles W (22nd) Harbison, Ed (15th) Dean, Nathan (31st)
Marable, Richard O (52nd)
SC: Judy HC: B&B 04/14/98 Signed by Governor
SB 514 Natural Resources, Game & Fish - designation of conservation rangers
Gillis, Sr., Hugh M (20th)
SC: NATR HC: GF&P 02/10/98 H - Read 2nd Time
SB 515 Vessels Used in State - certificate of title
Johnson, Eric B (1st)
SC: Trans HC: 01/28/98 S - Read 1st time
SB 516 Vehicle Approaching Emergency Veh.- arrest of person violating law
Price, Thomas E (56)
SC: PUBS HC: 01/28/98 S - Read 1st time
SB 517 Local Option Sales Tax for Educ. - concurrent resolution requirements
Cagle, Casey (49th)
SC: F&PU HC: W&M 02/06/98 H - Read 2nd Time (Am )
SB 518 Special Lic. Plates - U.S. Armed Forces Vets, North Korea
Taylor, Mark (12th) Harbison, Ed (15th) Burton, Joe (5th)
SC: Trans HC: MotV 03/09/98 H - Read 2nd Time (FA )
SB 519 Schools - close in observance of Nov. 11 as Veterans Day
Harbison, Ed (15th) Glanton, Pam (34th) Johnson, Diane H (2nd)
SC: Ed HC: 01/28/98 S - Read 1st time
SB 520 Middle Chattahoochee Water Resources Auth. - create
Langford, Steve E (29th)
SC: NATR HC: 02/11/98 S - Read 2nd Time (Sub)

SB 521 Rezoning - posting of sign when initiator other than local govt.
Stokes, Connie (43rd) Clay, Charles C (37th) Thomas, Nadine (10th)
SC: SLGO HC: SPCA 03/10/98 H - Favorably Reported (CA ) (Sub )
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SB 522 Telecommunications Company - cus- tomer authorization for cert.chgs.
Walker, Charles W (22nd) Dean, Nathan (31st) Harbison, Ed (15th)
SC: F&PU HC: Ind 04/20/98 Signed by Governor
SB 523 D.A.s - appoint one asst. to prosecute cert. cases
Taylor, Mark (12th) Bowen, Rooney L (13th) Scott, David (36th)
Hill, Jack (4th) Kemp, Rene' D (3rd)
SC: SJUD HC: Judy 03/09/98 H - Favorably Reported (CS ) (Sub )
SB 524 Civil Practice Act - service of offers of settlement
Perdue, Sonny (18th) Oliver, Mary M (42nd) Taylor, Mark (12th)
SC: Judy HC: Judy 03/13/98 H - Favorably Reported (CS/FA ) (Sub )
SB 525 Dispossessory Proceedings - revise practice & procedure
Johnson, Eric B (1st) Dean, Nathan (31st) Perdue, Sonny (18th)
SC: SJUD HC: Judy 04/20/98 Signed by Governor
SB 526 Health Ins. - when insurer pays directly to provider
Walker, Charles W (22nd) Harbison, Ed (15th) Streat, Sr., Van (19th)
SC: H&HS HC: Judy 04/20/98 Signed by Governor
SB 527 Market Based Medicaid Reform Act - provide
Price, Thomas E (56)
SC: H&HS HC: 01/29/98 S - Read 1st time
SB 528 Women's Right to Health Care Act - provide
Thomas, Nadine (10th) Oliver, Mary M (42nd) Johnson, Diane H (2nd)
Ragan, Harold (11th)
SC: H&HS HC: 01/29/98 S - Read 1st time
SB 529 Ad Valorem Tax - info., disclo- sures to taxpayer
Langford, Steve E (29th)
SC: F&PU HC: W&M 04/23/98 Vetoed by Governor
SB 530 Used Motor Vehicles - dealer notify buyer of cert. uses
Langford, Steve E (29th)
SC: CAFF HC: 01/29/98 S - Read 1st time

SB 531 Temporary Assist. for Needy Families Act - eligibility
Walker, Charles W (22nd) Harbison, Ed (15th) Thomas, Nadine (10th)
SC: H&HS HC: C&Y 04/10/98 Signed by Governor
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SB 532 Municipal Elections - provi- sions on write-in candidates
Thomas, Nadine (10th) Price, Richard J (28) Johnson, Diane H (2nd)
SC: SLGO HC: GAff 03/12/98 H - Favorably Reported
SB 533 Jt. Bd. of Family Practice - redesignation
Perdue, Sonny (18th) Walker, Charles W (22nd) Middleton, Guy (50th)
SC: H&HS HC: H&E 04/02/98 Signed by Governor
SB 534 Retiring, Retired Pub. School Employees - health insurance
Hill, Jack (4th) Middleton, Guy (50th) Marable, Richard O (52nd)
SC: Ret HC: 01/30/98 S - Read 1st time
SB 535 Educators - Professional Standards Commission, code of ethics
Hill, Jack (4th) Starr, Terrell (44th) Brown, Robert (26th)
Marable, Richard O (52nd)
SC: Ed HC: Ed 04/06/98 Signed by Governor
SB 536 Drivers' Lic. - relating to in- struct. permits,graduated licensing
Price, Thomas E (56)
SC: PUBS HC: 02/06/98 S - Read 2nd Time
SB 537 Alcoh. Bev. Sale on Sunday - cert. race track facilities
Henson, Steve (55th) Johnson, Eric B (1st)
SC: CAFF HC: RBev 04/10/98 Signed by Governor
SB 538 Motor Veh. - liability insurance
Tysinger, James W (41st)
SC: I&L HC: MotV 03/16/98 H - Favorably Reported (CS/FA ) (Sub )
SB 539 Income Tax Exemptions - annual adjustments, cert. exemptions
Johnson, Eric B (1st) Walker, Charles W (22nd) Starr, Terrell (44th)
SC: F&PU HC: 01/30/98 S - Read 1st time
SB 540 Probate Cts. - local legis.allowing to hear appeals, hold jury trials
Ralston, David (51st) Oliver, Mary M (42nd)
SC: Judy HC: Judy 02/20/98 H - Read 2nd Time (CS/FA )

SB 541 Probate Cts.- jurisdiction over trust issues
Ralston, David (51st) Oliver, Mary M (42nd)
SC: Judy HC: Judy 02/18/98 H - Read 2nd Time
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SB 542 Insurance Commissioner - cert. fil- ings public, financial statements
Guhl, Bob (45th) Roberts, Sam P (30th) Balfour, Don (9th)
SC: I&L HC: Ins 02/18/98 H - Read 2nd Time
SB 543 Paramedics, Cardiac Technicians - certification, recertification
Hill, Jack (4th) Thomas, Nadine (10th) Marable, Richard O (52nd)
SC: H&HS HC: H&E 03/12/98 H - Favorably Reported (CS/FA ) (Sub )
SB 544 Electronic Warehouse Re- ceipt Providers - chng. provisions
Ragan, Harold (11th) Streat, Sr., Van (19th) Guhl, Bob (45th)
SC: Ag HC: Ind 04/20/98 Signed by Governor
SB 545 Cert. Criminal Offenses - pmt. of add. fines paid to sheriff
Boshears, Edward E (6th) Oliver, Mary M (42nd) Thompson, Steve (33rd)
SC: SJUD HC: 02/12/98 S - Read 2nd Time (Sub)
SB 546 Campaign Finance Disclosure - refer violations of cert.amt.to Atty.Gen.
Glanton, Pam (34th) Gochenour, Edwin Allen (27th)
SC: Ethics HC: 01/30/98 S - Read 1st time
SB 547 Children & Teachers Right to Safe School Health Act - enact
Thomas, Nadine (10th)
SC: Ed HC: 01/30/98 S - Read 1st time
SB 548 Transport of Spent Nuclear Fuel, Radioactive Waste - regulation
Thomas, Nadine (10th) Blitch, Peg (7th) Johnson, Diane H (2nd)
SC: Trans HC: 01/30/98 S - Read 1st time
SB 549 Incapacitated Adults - admission, discharge from health care inst.
Oliver, Mary M (42nd) Ralston, David (51st) Burton, Joe (5th)
SC: Judy HC: Judy 03/12/98 H - Favorably Reported (CS/FA ) (Sub )
SB 550 Homestead Exempt. - ad val. for educ., those over 70, cert. income
Oliver, Mary M (42nd) Hill, Jack (4th) Burton, Joe (5th)
Cagle, Casey (49th)
SC: F&PU HC: 01/30/98 S - Read 1st time

SB 551 Elections - political bodies nomi- nate candidates for all offices
Langford, Steve E (29th)
SC: SLGO HC: 01/30/98 S - Read 1st time
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SB 552 Contracts - parties submit to jurisdiction of any court
Oliver, Mary M (42nd) Land, Clay (16th) Ralston, David (51st)
Langford, Steve E (29th)
SC: Judy HC: Judy 02/13/98 H - Read 2nd Time
SB 553 PSC - transfer cert.law enforcement functions to Dept. of Pub. Safety
Thompson, Steve (33rd)
SC: PUBS HC: 02/02/98 S - Read 1st time
SB 554 License Plates - provisions on alternative fueled vehicle plates
Thompson, Steve (33rd)
SC: Trans HC: 02/02/98 S - Read 1st time
SB 555 Information Technology Policy Council - membership
Thompson, Steve (33rd)
SC: ST&I HC: 02/02/98 S - Read 1st time
SB 556 Metropolitan Area Planning & Dev- elopment Commissions - membership
Thompson, Steve (33rd)
SC: SLGO HC: 02/02/98 S - Read 1st time
SB 557 Unemploy. Comp. Contributions by Employer -waive de minimis contrib.
Land, Clay (16th) Cagle, Casey (49th)
SC: I&L HC: 02/02/98 S - Read 1st time
SB 558 Teachers Ret. Sys. Beneficiary - relating to restoration to service
Burton, Joe (5th) Hill, Jack (4th)
SC: Ret HC: Ret 04/02/98 Signed by Governor
SB 559 General Assembly - jointly sponsored privileged resolutions
Gochenour, Edwin Allen (27th) Tysinger, James W (41st)
SC: Rules HC: 02/02/98 S - Read 1st time
SB 560 Clinical Lab.Examination of Human Specimens - quality assurance prog.
Hooks, George (14th) Starr, Terrell (44th) Scott, David (36th)
SC: H&HS HC: H&E 04/20/98 Signed by Governor

SB 561 Local Govt. Authorities Sunset Act - enact
Perdue, Sonny (18th) Thomas, Nadine (10th) Hill, Jack (4th)
SC: SLGO HC: 02/02/98 S - Read 1st time
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SB 562 Insurance - no denial of coverage for lawful firearm possession
Hill, Jack (4th) Langford, Steve E (29th) Kemp, Rene' D (3rd)
SC: I&L HC: Ins 03/27/98 Signed by Governor
SB 563 Judicial Sales - advertisements include legal descrip. of property
Oliver, Mary M (42nd) Langford, Steve E (29th)
SC: Judy HC: 02/03/98 S - Read 1st time
SB 564 Grovetown - new charter
Brush, B. Joseph (24)
SC: SLGO HC: LLeg 04/02/98 Signed by Governor
SB 565 Education - relating to student program counts
Hill, Jack (4th) Marable, Richard O (52nd) Oliver, Mary M (42nd)
SC: Ed HC: Ed 03/05/98 H - Favorably Reported (CA )
SB 566 Automated External Defibrillators - public access
Hill, Jack (4th) Thomas, Don R (54) Madden, Eddie M (47th)
Middleton, Guy (50th)
SC: H&HS HC: H&E 04/06/98 Signed by Governor
SB 567 Charitable Grants, Contributions - counties over 400,000
Thompson, Steve (33rd)
SC: SLGO HC: SPCA 02/19/98 H - Read 2nd Time
SB 568 Mot. Veh. Windows - prohibit cert. material, glazing to reduce light
Kemp, Rene' D (3rd) Bowen, Rooney L (13th) Hill, Jack (4th)
SC: PUBS HC: 02/05/98 S - Read 1st time
SB 569 Music Hall of Fame Autho- rity - membership
Dean, Nathan (31st) Brown, Robert (26th) Marable, Richard O (52nd)
SC: EDT&C HC: SPCA 04/20/98 Signed by Governor
SB 570 Murder of Certified Peace Officer - provide for offense
Gillis, Sr., Hugh M (20th) Dean, Nathan (31st) Bowen, Rooney L (13th)
SC: Corr HC: SJudy 02/17/98 H - Read 2nd Time (CA )

SB 571 Adoption - revise forms for surren- der of rights, mother's affidavit
Oliver, Mary M (42nd)
SC: Judy HC: 02/04/98 S - Read 1st time
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SB 572 911 System - revision of plan for implementing state-wide sys.
Madden, Eddie M (47th) Perdue, Sonny (18th) Boshears, Edward E (6th)
Scott, David (36th)
SC: F&PU HC: Ind 04/20/98 Signed by Governor
SB 573 Zoning Procedures - redefine zoning decision
Ray, II, William M (48th) Perdue, Sonny (18th) Clay, Charles C (37th)
Price, Richard J (28)
SC: SLGO HC: SPCA 04/20/98 Signed by Governor
SB 574 State Govt. - requirements for use of recycled paper
Hill, Jack (4th) Gillis, Sr., Hugh M (20th) Madden, Eddie M (47th)
James, Donzella (35th)
SC: SLGO HC: SPCA 03/27/98 Signed by Governor
SB 575 Medical Assistance Act - reimburse- ment for hospital inpatient serv.
Madden, Eddie M (47th) Streat, Sr., Van (19th) Gillis, Sr., Hugh M (20th)
SC: H&HS HC: App 03/16/98 H - Favorably Reported ( ) (Sub )
SB 576 Bds. of Ed. Contracting to Oper- ate Joint Schools - requirements
Hooks, George (14th) Taylor, Mark (12th)
SC: Ed HC: 02/04/98 S - Read 1st time
SB 577 Marriage License - application supplement-marriage report
Clay, Charles C (37th) Ralston, David (51st) Price, Thomas E (56)
SC: YA&HE HC: 02/06/98 S - Read 1st time
SB 578 Marriage License - prohibit non- citizen not legally in U.S.
Clay, Charles C (37th) Ralston, David (51st) Price, Thomas E (56)
SC: YA&HE HC: 02/06/98 S - Read 1st time
SB 579 Birth Certificate -file in resident county of mother
Clay, Charles C (37th) Ralston, David (51st) Price, Thomas E (56)
SC: YA&HE HC: 02/06/98 S - Read 1st time
SB 580 Joint Hospital Auth. Operating Largest Facility - appt. of board
Clay, Charles C (37th)
SC: SLGO HC: 02/06/98 S - Read 1st time

SB 581 Probation - eliminate 2-year limit on supervised probation
Clay, Charles C (37th)
SC: Corr HC: 02/06/98 S - Read 1st time
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SB 582 Guardian of Incapacitated - orders for protection of ward, assets
Clay, Charles C (37th) Ralston, David (51st) Price, Thomas E (56)
SC: Judy HC: 02/06/98 S - Read 1st time
SB 583 Gwinnett Co. Bd. of Commis- sioners - compensation
Ray, II, William M (48th) Price, Thomas E (56) Burton, Joe (5th)
Tysinger, James W (41st)
SC: SLGO HC: LLeg 02/12/98 H - Read 2nd Time
SB 584 Chattahoochee Judicial Cir.Superior Cts. - judges salary supplement
Land, Clay (16th) Harbison, Ed (15th) Hooks, George (14th)
SC: SLGO HC: Judy 03/27/98 Signed by Governor
SB 585 Municipal Police Officer Compen- sation - mediation procedures
Fort, Vincent D (39) Brown, Robert (26th)
SC: PUBS HC: 02/06/98 S - Read 1st time
SB 586 State Patrol Trooper - requirements for appointment
Streat, Sr., Van (19th) Bowen, Rooney L (13th) Guhl, Bob (45th)
SC: PUBS HC: PubS 04/10/98 Signed by Governor
SB 587 Elections - authorize straight/ modified straight party voting
Brown, Robert (26th) Hooks, George (14th) Blitch, Peg (7th)
SC: SLGO HC: 02/06/98 S - Read 1st time
SB 588 Pub. Schools - driver education as prescribed course
Johnson, Diane H (2nd) James, Donzella (35th)
SC: Ed HC: 02/06/98 S - Read 1st time
SB 589 Appropriate Patient Care Act - provide
Price, Thomas E (56)
SC: I&L HC: 02/09/98 S - Read 1st time
SB 590 Deposit Acct. Fraud - no check ac- ceptance value less than face value
Cheeks, Donald E (23rd) Scott, David (36th) Brown, Robert (26th)
SC: B&FI HC: B&B 02/27/98 H - Read 2nd Time (CS )

SB 591 Seat Belts - change certain provisions
Thompson, Steve (33rd) Tanksley, Charles B (32nd)
SC: Trans HC: MotV 02/27/98 H - Read 2nd Time (CA/FA )
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SB 592 Workers' Comp. - relating to National Guard & Firemen
Harbison, Ed (15th) Brush, B. Joseph (24) Johnson, Diane H (2nd)
SC: D&VA HC: D&VA 03/27/98 Signed by Governor
SB 593 Elections - powers of State Election Bd.
Thomas, Nadine (10th)
SC: SLGO HC: GAff 03/13/98 H - Favorably Reported (FA ) (Sub )
SB 594 Essential Rural Health Care Pro- vider Access Act - provide
Middleton, Guy (50th) Perdue, Sonny (18th) Walker, Charles W (22nd)
Hill, Jack (4th)
SC: H&HS HC: Ins 04/14/98 Signed by Governor
SB 595 Mutual Insurers - relating to mergers, policyholder approval
Oliver, Mary M (42nd) Starr, Terrell (44th) Roberts, Sam P (30th)
SC: F&PU HC: Ins 02/18/98 H - Read 2nd Time
SB 596 Crimes Against Property - authorize one firearm in residence
Boshears, Edward E (6th)
SC: Judy HC: 02/09/98 S - Read 1st time
SB 597 Journeyman Electrician Licensing Act - enact
Thomas, Nadine (10th)
SC: ST&I HC: 02/09/98 S - Read 1st time
SB 598 DeKalb Co. Community Improvement District Act - provide
Tysinger, James W (41st)
SC: SLGO HC: LLeg 04/02/98 Signed by Governor
SB 599 Health Records - governmental entities furnish to employees
Langford, Steve E (29th) Marable, Richard O (52nd)
SC: H&HS HC: Judy 03/02/98 H - Read 2nd Time (CS )

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Frank Eldridge, Jr., Secretary
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Act - enact Thomas, Nadine (10th) SC: ST&I HC: 02/09/98 S - Read 1st time SB 598 DeKalb Co. Community Improvement District Act - provide Tysinger, James W (41st) SC: SLGO HC: LLeg 04/02/98 Signed by Governor SB 599 Health Records - governmental entities furnish to employees Langford, Steve E (29th) Marable, Richard O (52nd) SC: H&HS HC: Judy 03/02/98 H - Read 2nd Time (CS )
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Secretary of the Senate
Frank Eldridge, Jr., Secretary
Last Updated on 05/04/98