Legislation Sponsored and Cosponsored by
Senator David Ralston
SB 38 Drivers' Lic. - education requirements for minors
Boshears, Edward E (6th) Ralston, David (51st) Johnson, Eric B (1st)
SC: Judy HC: MotV 02/10/97 H - Read 2nd Time (CA )
SB 39 Sex Offender Registration - release of information (11)
Boshears, Edward E (6th) Ralston, David (51st) Johnson, Eric B (1st)
SC: SJUD HC: Judy 04/10/98 Signed by Governor
SB 58 Fatherhood Responsibility Act - provide
Boshears, Edward E (6th) Balfour, Don (9th) Ralston, David (51st)
Crotts, Mike D (17th)
SC: SJUD HC: Judy 02/21/97 H - Read 2nd Time (CS )
SB 71 Child Custody - emotional, physi- cal, psychological abuse evidence
Burton, Joe (5th) Oliver, Mary M (42nd) Ralston, David (51st)
SC: SJUD HC: Judy 03/02/98 H - Read 2nd Time (CS )
SB 72 Civil Case When Notice of Appeal Filed - motions for supersedeas
Burton, Joe (5th) Oliver, Mary M (42nd) Ralston, David (51st)
SC: SJUD HC: 01/16/97 S - Read 1st time
SB 73 Appeals Involving Child Custody - expedite consideration
Burton, Joe (5th) Oliver, Mary M (42nd) Ralston, David (51st)
SC: SJUD HC: 01/16/97 S - Read 1st time
SB 74 Juvenile Court - jurisdiction of custody dispute
Burton, Joe (5th) Oliver, Mary M (42nd) Ralston, David (51st)
SC: SJUD HC: 01/16/97 S - Read 1st time
SB 75 Juvenile Judges, Assoc. Judges - training requirements
Burton, Joe (5th) Oliver, Mary M (42nd) Ralston, David (51st)
SC: SJUD HC: 01/16/97 S - Read 1st time
SB 78 Court of Appeals - change number of judges
Oliver, Mary M (42nd) Ralston, David (51st) Kemp, Rene' D (3rd)
SC: Judy HC: Judy 02/05/98 H - Favorably Reported ( ) (Sub )
SB 88 Drivers' Lic. - suspension period when DUI or pleading nolo contend.
Ralston, David (51st) Land, Clay (16th) Crotts, Mike D (17th)
SC: Judy HC: 01/17/97 S - Read 1st time

SB 89 Minors - liability of parent for malicious act resulting in damage
Ralston, David (51st) Land, Clay (16th)
SC: Judy HC: Judy 02/10/97 H - Read 2nd Time (CA )
SB 147 Actions Against Land Surveyors - period of limitation
Oliver, Mary M (42nd) Ralston, David (51st)
SC: Judy HC: Judy 03/28/97 H - Committed (FA ) (Sub )
SB 162 Life Sentence, First Convict. of Violent Felony - serve min. 21 yrs.
Clay, Charles C (37th) Cagle, Casey (49th) Ralston, David (51st)
SC: Judy HC: 01/30/97 S - Read 1st time
SB 187 Child Custody - presumption of joint legal and physical custody
James, Donzella (35th) Ralston, David (51st) Gillis, Sr., Hugh M (20th)
SC: SJUD HC: Judy 03/05/98 H - Favorably Reported (CS ) (Sub )
SB 188 Custody Disputes - presumption of child's right, access both parents
James, Donzella (35th) Ralston, David (51st) Gillis, Sr., Hugh M (20th)
SC: SJUD HC: 01/31/97 S - Read 1st time
SB 216 Medical Consent Law - abortion, sterilization procedures
Land, Clay (16th) Ralston, David (51st) Clay, Charles C (37th)
Balfour, Don (9th)
SC: Judy HC: / / S - Read 1st time
SB 230 Property - rebuttable presumption of cert. land in child's possession (1)
Ralston, David (51st)
SC: Judy HC: Judy 04/20/98 Signed by Governor
SB 231 Child Support - life insurance premium as part of support
Ralston, David (51st) Oliver, Mary M (42nd) Land, Clay (16th)
SC: Judy HC: Judy 02/27/97 H - Read 2nd Time
SB 243 Discrimination Using Race, Color, Creed, Gender, Etc. - prohibited
Cagle, Casey (49th) Clay, Charles C (37th) Ralston, David (51st)
SC: Judy HC: 02/10/97 S - Read 1st time
SB 244 Child Placement - criminal records check of person residing in home
Cagle, Casey (49th) Ralston, David (51st) Oliver, Mary M (42nd)
Crotts, Mike D (17th)
SC: Judy HC: C&Y 03/28/97 H - Committed (CS )
SB 296 Death Penalty - review of pretrial proceed., content of judge's report
Ralston, David (51st)
SC: Judy HC: 02/20/97 S - Read 1st time

SB 299 Civil Practice - grounds for continuance
Ralston, David (51st) Land, Clay (16th)
SC: SJUD HC: 01/12/98 S - Read 3rd Time (Am)
SB 317 Human Resources Dept.- planning & service area boundaries
Ralston, David (51st) Thomas, Don R (54) Boshears, Edward E (6th)
SC: H&HS HC: 02/25/97 S - Read 1st time
SB 368 Workers' Comp. Bd. - chng. cert. time periods on affirming decisions
Ralston, David (51st)
SC: I&L HC: 03/11/97 S - Read 1st time
SB 369 Courts - compensation, travel,cert. appellate ct. justices, judges (2)
Ralston, David (51st)
SC: Judy HC: Judy 04/23/98 Signed by Governor
SB 370 Appeals in Actions Filed by Pri- soners - application
Ralston, David (51st)
SC: Judy HC: Judy 03/18/97 H - Read 2nd Time
SB 371 Venue for Corporations - amend provisions
Ralston, David (51st) Boshears, Edward E (6th)
SC: Judy HC: 01/12/98 S - Committed (Sub)
SB 372 Venue - joint, several tortfeasors residing in different counties
Ralston, David (51st) Boshears, Edward E (6th)
SC: Judy HC: Judy 03/18/97 H - Read 2nd Time
SB 404 Education - grants for jt. after- school prog., at-risk students
Middleton, Guy (50th) Madden, Eddie M (47th) Ralston, David (51st)
SC: Ed HC: Ed 04/20/98 Signed by Governor
SB 412 State Govt. - prohibit greater qualifications those home schooled
Boshears, Edward E (6th) Ralston, David (51st) Balfour, Don (9th)
SC: Ed HC: Ed 03/09/98 H - Read 2nd Time (CS/FA )
SB 448 Cert. Serious Felony Crimes - no parole, early release
Land, Clay (16th) Ralston, David (51st)
SC: Corr HC: 01/16/98 S - Read 1st time
SB 473 Child Abuse - meetings of child abuse protocol committees
Land, Clay (16th) Ralston, David (51st) Oliver, Mary M (42nd)
SC: Judy HC: C&Y 04/02/98 Signed by Governor

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
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 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 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 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 617 Political Contributions by Person, Corp., Labor Organ. - regulation
Ralston, David (51st) Land, Clay (16th) Price, Richard J (28)
SC: Ethics HC: 02/12/98 S - Read 1st time
SB 618 Parole - prohibit cert. crimes against police, firefighter, emt
Ralston, David (51st) Land, Clay (16th) Crotts, Mike D (17th)
Guhl, Bob (45th)
SC: Corr HC: 02/12/98 S - Read 1st time
SB 627 Fannin Co. Bd. of Comm. - appt. of county officials, employees
Ralston, David (51st)
SC: SLGO HC: LLeg 02/19/98 H - Read 2nd Time

SB 628 Fannin Co. Bd. of Registrations & Elections - terms
Ralston, David (51st)
SC: SLGO HC: LLeg 02/19/98 H - Read 2nd Time
SB 633 Sentence of Community Service - travel time not counted
Ralston, David (51st) Johnson, Eric B (1st) Roberts, Sam P (30th)
SC: Judy HC: SJudy 03/09/98 H - Read 2nd Time
SB 634 Client, Attorney Privilege - in- clude client/atty.for another party
Ralston, David (51st)
SC: Judy HC: Judy 03/09/98 H - Read 2nd Time (FA )
SB 635 Auto Ins.- policy issuance,renewal Driv. Lic. - relating to suspension
Roberts, Sam P (30th) Ralston, David (51st) Hooks, George (14th)
Walker, Charles W (22nd)
SC: I&L HC: 03/02/98 S - Read 2nd Time (Sub)
SB 690 Misdemeanor, Felony Trials - per- emptory challenges, jury size
Ralston, David (51st)
SC: Judy HC: 02/27/98 S - Read 1st time
SB 691 Cert. Political Contributions - regulation
Ralston, David (51st)
SC: Ethics HC: 02/27/98 S - Read 1st time
SB 707 Ball Ground - change corporate limits
Ralston, David (51st)
SC: SLGO HC: LLeg 03/27/98 Signed by Governor
SR 146 Initiative Petition - power of peo- ple to propose, reject laws (CA)
Lamutt, Robert (21st) Clay, Charles C (37th) Ralston, David (51st)
SC: SJUD HC: 02/04/97 S - Read 1st time
SR 200 Civil Trials - juries of six (CA)
Kemp, Rene' D (3rd) Ralston, David (51st) Land, Clay (16th)
SC: Judy HC: Judy 03/18/97 H - Read 2nd Time
SR 216 Gen. Assembly Mbrs. - limit to 6 consecutive 2-yr.terms (CA)
Ralston, David (51st) Guhl, Bob (45th) Ray, II, William M (48th)
SC: Ethics HC: 02/20/97 S - Read 1st time
SR 233 Senate St.Comm.on Presumption of Jt Legal,Physical Child Cust.- create
James, Donzella (35th) Ralston, David (51st) Boshears, Edward E (6th)
Blitch, Peg (7th)
SC: Rules HC: 02/24/97 S - Read 1st time

SR 509 Justin Brooks - commend
Ralston, David (51st)
SC: HC: 01/26/98 S - Passed/Adopted
SR 528 Byron Dobbs - commend on radio broadcasting career
Ralston, David (51st)
SC: HC: 01/27/98 S - Passed/Adopted
SR 539 Fannin Co. High School Band - commend
Ralston, David (51st)
SC: HC: 01/27/98 S - Passed/Adopted
SR 561 Bernie Hodgkins - recognizing service to community youth
Ralston, David (51st)
SC: HC: 02/02/98 S - Passed/Adopted
SR 570 Ellijay Apple Marketing Assoc. - commend
Ralston, David (51st)
SC: HC: 02/03/98 S - Passed/Adopted
SR 644 Jt. Stream Buffer Study Comm. - create
Gillis, Sr., Hugh M (20th) Dean, Nathan (31st) Middleton, Guy (50th)
Ralston, David (51st)
SC: NATR HC: NatR 03/18/98 H - Favorably Reported (FA ) (Sub )
SR 657 Academy of Family Physicians - congratulate
Middleton, Guy (50th) Ralston, David (51st) Thompson, Steve (33rd)
SC: HC: 02/20/98 S - Passed/Adopted
SR 662 Cuba - opposing lifting of any sanctions against
Clay, Charles C (37th) Lamutt, Robert (21st) Ralston, David (51st)
SC: ICOO HC: 03/05/98 S - Passed/Adopted
SR 792 Senator Chuck Clay - honoring
Johnson, Eric B (1st) Cagle, Casey (49th) Ralston, David (51st)
SC: HC: 03/19/98 S - Passed/Adopted
SR 828 Hon. Pam Glanton - commend
Gochenour, Edwin Allen (27th) Clay, Charles C (37th) Ralston, David (51st)
SC: HC: 03/19/98 S - Passed/Adopted

Clerk of the House
Robert E. Rivers, Jr., Clerk
Last Updated on 05/04/98

(49th) Ralston, David (51st) SC: HC: 03/19/98 S - Passed/Adopted SR 828 Hon. Pam Glanton - commend Gochenour, Edwin Allen (27th) Clay, Charles C (37th) Ralston, David (51st) SC: HC: 03/19/98 S - Passed/Adopted
Clerk of the House
Robert E. Rivers, Jr., Clerk
Last Updated on 05/04/98