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Senator Donzella James
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2015-2016 Regular Session
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Authored Legislation    Other Legislation
 
SB 15Minimum Wage Law; provide for substantive and comprehensive reform; provisions
 SC: I&LHC: 
 Status: Jan/13/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 35Crimes and Offenses; provide leaving certain children in vehicles; cruelty to children in the third degree
 SC: JUDYNCHC:  JudyNC
 Status: Mar/18/2015 - House Second Readers
SB 43Labor and Industrial Relations; employer's obligation to provide time for employee to express breast milk for an infant child; provisions
 SC: I&LHC: 
 Status: Jan/26/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 57Handicapped Persons; provide any motorized wheelchair or scooter operated on public ways and sidewalks shall be equipped with reflectors
 SC: PUB SAFHC: 
 Status: Jan/27/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 71Crimes and Offenses; clarify it shall be lawful; peace officers to use law enforcement agency issued devices to observe, photograph; any private place
 SC: PUB SAFHC: 
 Status: Feb/02/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 140South Fulton, City of; incorporate; provide for a charter
 SC: SLGOHC: 
 Status: Feb/23/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 176"Deantre Gregory Turman Act"; require youth athletes participating in gridiron football; four star rating on Virginia Tech Helmet Ratings
 SC: ED&YHC:  Ed
 Status: Apr/02/2015 - House Withdrawn, Recommitted
SB 177Public Order and Safety, Offenses Against; clarify peace officers use law enforcement agency issued devices to observe in private place
 SC: JUDYNCHC: 
 Status: Feb/26/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 178"Higher Education Access and Success for Homeless and Foster Youth Act"
 SC: H EDHC: 
 Status: Feb/26/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 189South Fulton, City of; incorporate; provide for a charter
 SC: SLGOHC: 
 Status: Mar/03/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SR 5International Women's Think Tank; many women's groups and organizations in Georgia; commend
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Jan/13/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 74Minority Owned Plasma Centers; encouraging the development
 SC: S&THC: 
 Status: Feb/09/2015 - Senate Read Second Time
SR 75Ahabue, Ansel; commend
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Jan/27/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 76Russell, Sr., Herman Jerome "HJ"; honoring
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Jan/27/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 119Law Enforcement Agencies; encouraged to equip peace officers who conduct traffic stops; primary duties; body cameras
 SC: PUB SAFHC: 
 Status: Feb/02/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SR 120Bohannon, Hamilton Frederick; commend
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/02/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 177Capitol Arts Standards Commission; encouraged to authorize; placement of portrait of Mrs. Coretta Scott King
 SC: RULESHC: 
 Status: Mar/27/2015 - Senate Read Second Time
SR 178Peterson, Anna; honoring
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/10/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 182Coburn, Charlene; commend
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/10/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 183Portis, Angeline Jennifer Louise Thornton; honoring
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/10/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 285Green, Ryann Austin; commend
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/19/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 286Macon, Alfreda Stephens; congratulate
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/19/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 365Bohannon, Hamilton Frederick; commend
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/25/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 369Johnson, Senator Leroy Reginald; recognize
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/26/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 381Police Body Camera Study Committee; create
 SC: JUDYNCHC: 
 Status: Feb/26/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SR 382Joint Police Body Camera Study Committee; create
 SC: JUDYNCHC: 
 Status: Feb/26/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SR 383Richey, Rashad; commend
 SC: RULESHC: 
 Status: Mar/27/2015 - Senate Read Second Time
SR 404Lema, First Lady Mireille Goncalves; commend
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Mar/03/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 441Gladys Knight Highway; Fulton County; dedicate
 SC: TRANSHC:  Trans
 Status: Mar/19/2015 - House Second Readers
SR 446Lowery, Evelyn Gibson; honoring
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Mar/09/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 455Emoefe, Immanuel; commend
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Mar/11/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 456Emerhor, Mr. Olorogun O'tega; recognize
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Mar/11/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 467Senate Higher Education Access and Success for Homeless and Foster Youth Study Committee; create
 SC: H EDHC: 
 Status: Mar/13/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SR 488Green, Terence Avery; honoring
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Mar/13/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 547Environmental Day; recognize April 2, 2015
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Mar/19/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 548Thomas, Gandy; commend
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Mar/19/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 553Teneilabe, Ambassador Geoffrey; commend
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Mar/20/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 554Stamps, Elizabeth Reid; commend
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Mar/20/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 569DECA program; commend
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Mar/24/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 610Richey, Rashad; commend
 SC: RULESHC: 
 Status: Mar/31/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SR 611Hollinshead, Zoe; commend
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Mar/31/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 627Walker, Esq., Teri Brown; commend
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Apr/02/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 649Jones, Cassandra A.; recognize
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Apr/02/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SB 22Public Officers and Employees; allow to disclose a violation of or noncompliance with a law, rule to the press under certain conditions
 SC: ETHICSHC: 
 Status: Jan/14/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 80Education; funding for state charter schools and virtual charter schools; revise various provisions
 SC: ED&YHC: 
 Status: Feb/03/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SR 37Jester, Satchel B.; recognize
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Jan/15/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 134Glass, Mildred Louis Foster; honoring
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/03/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 408Russell, Sr., Herman Jerome "HJ"; honoring
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Mar/03/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 420Turner Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church; recognize
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Mar/05/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 480Tatum, Dr. Beverly Daniel; recognize
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Mar/13/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SB 20Citizens' Redistricting Commission; create; membership and duties
 SC: R&RHC: 
 Status: Jan/14/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SR 23Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment; Citizens' redistricting commission -CA
 SC: R&RHC: 
 Status: Jan/14/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SR 45Reapportionment; legislative and congressional; provide for procedures and standards -CA
 SC: R&RHC: 
 Status: Jan/26/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SR 87Ware, Mr. Charles "Chuck"; commend
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Jan/28/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 139League of Women Voters of Georgia Day; recognize February 18, 2015
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/03/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 197One Billion Rising Revolution Day; recognize February 14, 2015
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/12/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 351Still Waters Youth Sinfo-Nia Orchestra Day; recognize June 25, 2015
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/24/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 493Spelman College Day; recognize March 20, 2015
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Mar/18/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SB 14'Pay Forward, Pay Back Student Grant Act'
 SC: H EDHC: 
 Status: Jan/13/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 17Taxation and Revenue; allow an individual with no taxable income to claim a tax credit
 SC: FINHC: 
 Status: Jan/13/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 25Elections; provide for election day voter registration and voting; procedures and methods
 SC: ETHICSHC: 
 Status: Jan/14/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 187Education; expand eligibility for the program to certain lawful refugees and asylees
 SC: ED&YHC: 
 Status: Mar/09/2015 - Senate Read Second Time
SB 192License Plates and Registration; civil penalty; commercial vehicle drivers; violation of provisions relating to display of license plates
 SC: PUB SAFHC: 
 Status: Mar/03/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SR 13Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia; encouraged to create policies; award academic credit to students; prior to admission
 SC: H EDHC: 
 Status: Jan/13/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SR 65Senate Special Tax Exemption Study Committee; create
 SC: GvtOHC: 
 Status: Jan/27/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SR 122Thompson, Sr., Dr. Edwin A.
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/02/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 150Threatt, Dr. Robert; honoring
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/09/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 161Kappa Alpha Psi Fratenity Day; recognize February 9, 2015
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/09/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 506Ryan Cameron Foundation; commend
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Mar/18/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SB 18Technical College System of Georgia; establish policies for granting academic credit for college level learning from military service, work experience
 SC: H EDHC:  HEd
 Status: Apr/02/2015 - House Withdrawn, Recommitted
SB 19"Employment Security Law"; change certain provisions
 SC: I&LHC: 
 Status: Jan/13/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 32Community Health, Board of; reopen the 2014 open enrollment; major medical facility declared out of network; define certain terms
 SC: I&LHC: 
 Status: Jan/15/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 54Taxation; confidental taxpayer information; allow the state revenue commissioner to provide members of the legislative study committee with such information
 SC: GvtOHC: 
 Status: Jan/27/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 83Motor Vehicles and Traffic; require policies; prohibit law enforcement officers from impermissibly using race/ethnicity to stop motor vehicle
 SC: PUB SAFHC: 
 Status: Feb/04/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SR 14Appropriations Bills; preparation, submission, and enactments; education appropriations Act -CA
 SC: APPROPHC: 
 Status: Jan/13/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SR 41Hall, Deputy Sheriff Cynthia; commend
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Jan/26/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 606Lockhart, Annie Belle Gray; commend
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Mar/27/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 11Senate Study Committee on Employee Misclassification; create
 SC: I&LHC: 
 Status: Feb/17/2015 - Senate Read Second Time
SR 36New Tradition Martial Arts School and Master Rickey Murray; commend
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Jan/15/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 135General Assembly; authorize to provide by law for pari-mutuel wagering on horse racing -CA
 SC: RI&UtilHC: 
 Status: Mar/09/2015 - Senate Read Second Time
SR 500Lanoue, Philip D.; commend
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Mar/18/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 614Torbush, Dr. Douglas B.; congratulate
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Mar/31/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
 
Other Legislation    Authored Legislation
 
HB 89Drug-free commercial zones; date of incorporation of local ordinances by reference; change
 HC:  JudyNCSC: JUDYNC
 Status: May/05/2015 - House Date Signed by Governor
HB 540Interstate cooperation; Senate Interstate Cooperation Committee and House Committee on Interstate Cooperation; clarify number of members
 HC:  IntCSC: I COOP
 Status: Mar/23/2015 - Senate Read Second Time
SB 1Insurance; provide for certain insurance coverage for autism spectrum disorders
 SC: I&LHC:  Ins
 Status: Feb/03/2015 - House Second Readers
SB 12Quality Basic Education Formula; require the full funding
 SC: APPROPHC: 
 Status: Jan/13/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 16Job Creation Standards Act of 2015
 SC: FINHC: 
 Status: Jan/13/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 21"Ethics in Government Act"; revise; change the name; reconstitute the membership
 SC: ETHICSHC: 
 Status: Jan/14/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 28Elections; remove certain requirements regarding proof of voter identity at the polls
 SC: ETHICSHC: 
 Status: Jan/14/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 30Income Taxes; require the department to prepare a tax return for certain taxpayers
 SC: FINHC: 
 Status: Jan/15/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 31Elections; provide for automatic voter registration in certain circumstances
 SC: ETHICSHC: 
 Status: Jan/15/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 33Elections; provide for election by plurality vote; date of the general primary
 SC: ETHICSHC: 
 Status: Jan/15/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 37Law Enforcement Officers; require certain persons with arrest powers at university or college campuses; report allegations of rape to local law enforcement
 SC: H EDHC: 
 Status: Jan/26/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 38Medicaid; authorization of appropriations; medical assistance payments to providers of Medicaid expansion
 SC: APPROPHC: 
 Status: Jan/26/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 41"Georgia Family Planning Initiative"; enact; definitions; authorize public and private funding
 SC: H&HSHC: 
 Status: Jan/26/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 42Employment Security; provide leaving employer due to family violence; good cause in connection with claim for unemployment benefits
 SC: I&LHC: 
 Status: Jan/26/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 44Education; noncitizen students; same consideration as citizens of U.S.; determining whether they qualify for in-state classification; tuition and fees
 SC: H EDHC: 
 Status: Jan/26/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 45"Bou Bou's Law"; provide for the use of no-knock search warrants
 SC: JUDYNCHC: 
 Status: Jan/26/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 46Law Enforcement Officers and Agencies; provide definitions; require peace officers be equipped with audio/video recording device
 SC: PUB SAFHC: 
 Status: Jan/26/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 49Crimes and Offenses; repeal the statute relating to no duty to retreat prior to the use of force
 SC: JUDYHC: 
 Status: Jan/26/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 50Prosecuting Attorneys; provide for appointment; law enforcement officer charged with a felony or act of family violence
 SC: JUDYNCHC: 
 Status: Jan/26/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 55Torts; provide civil immunity for a person; forcible entry of a motor vehicle for purpose of removing a minor; imminent danger to the minor
 SC: JUDYHC: 
 Status: Jan/27/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 56Education; mandatory education for children between ages 6 and 16; raise the age of mandatory attendance
 SC: ED&YHC: 
 Status: Jan/27/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 61"New Americans Program Act"; create New Americans program
 SC: GvtOHC: 
 Status: Jan/28/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 72"Tanja's Law"; provide measure of equivalency in punishment of crimes committed against police dogs in performance of their official duties
 SC: PUB SAFHC:  JudyNC
 Status: May/01/2015 - Senate Date Signed by Governor
SB 89"Digital Classroom Act"; require instructional materials and content to be in digital or electronic format after a certain date
 SC: S&THC:  Ed
 Status: May/06/2015 - Senate Date Signed by Governor
SB 95Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons; provide for acceptance of funds in a separate, federally insured account at financial institution by such persons
 SC: B&FIHC:  B&B
 Status: May/06/2015 - Senate Date Signed by Governor
SB 124'Unlocking the Promise Community Schools Act'; provide for Sustainable Community School Operational Grants; planning and implementation of grants
 SC: ED&YHC: 
 Status: Feb/18/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 130"Smokefree Cars for Children Act"; any person in control of a motor vehicle who smokes; person under the age of 15 in vehicle; misdemeanor
 SC: H&HSHC:  JudyNC
 Status: Apr/02/2015 - House Withdrawn, Recommitted
SB 132"Quality Basic Education Act"; program for high school students to attend postsecondary institutions; provisions; 'Move on When Ready Act'
 SC: ED&YHC:  Ed
 Status: Apr/30/2015 - Senate Date Signed by Governor
SB 138Social Services; provide for various reforms regarding the state's child welfare system
 SC: H&HSHC:  Judy
 Status: May/05/2015 - Senate Date Signed by Governor
SB 153Alcoholic Beverages; persons who has all necessary licenses to sell alcoholic beverages; may purchase from retailers under certain conditions for resale
 SC: RI&UtilHC: 
 Status: Feb/23/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SR 24General Assembly; authorized to provide a fixed sum for funding the Georgia Ethics Commission -CA
 SC: APPROPHC: 
 Status: Jan/15/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SR 27Senate; lower the age requirements for members; qualifications of members of General Assembly -CA
 SC: ETHICSHC: 
 Status: Jan/15/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SR 44U.S. Constitution; request U.S. Congress and U.S. President; prohibit corporations; unlimited independent expenditures; supporting/opposing candidates for public office
 SC: ETHICSHC: 
 Status: Jan/26/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SR 57Georgia Economic Developers Association; commend
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Jan/27/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 69Georgia STEM Day; recognize May 8, 2015
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Jan/27/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 97Motor Fuel Taxes; appropriated for any or all public transportation purposes -CA
 SC: TRANSHC: 
 Status: Jan/29/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SR 103Georgia State University Day; recognize February 4, 2015
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Jan/29/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 105High Performance Healthy Schools Day; recognize February 5, 2015
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Jan/29/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 106Orr Sr., Eston Wycliffe "Wyc"; honoring
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/02/2015 - House Read and Adopted
SR 115National Wear Red Day; recognize February 6, 2015
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/02/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 116Lupus Awareness Day; recognize February 25, 2015
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/02/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 131Brantley, Jr., Booker Terry; honoring
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/03/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 140Cordele-Crisp County Fish Fry; recognize
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/03/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 147Thompson, Senator Steve; recognize
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/04/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 174Clayton State University Day; recognize February 18, 2015
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/10/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 292Medicare; commend
 SC: H&HSHC: 
 Status: Feb/20/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SR 293O'Hara, Kelley; commend
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/20/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 362Johnson, Alice M.; honoring
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/25/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 379Roberts, Reverend Dr. Joseph L.; honoring
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/26/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 388Constitution; prevent discrimination in the public funding of social services; allow religious/faith based organization to receive public aid -CA
 SC: GvtOHC: 
 Status: Mar/05/2015 - Senate Read Second Time
SR 403Daniel, Mr. Thomas "Tom" E.; commend
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Mar/03/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 412Senate Cyber Challenge Study Committee; create
 SC: S&THC: 
 Status: Mar/11/2015 - Senate Read Second Time
SR 414Greek Independence Day; recognize March 25, 2015
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Mar/04/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 447Joint Study Committee on School Construction; create
 SC: ED&YHC: 
 Status: Mar/20/2015 - Senate Read Second Time
SR 478Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, Inc.; recognize
 SC: FINHC: 
 Status: Mar/13/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SR 479Senate Ending Campus Sexual Assaults Study Committee; create
 SC: H&HSHC: 
 Status: Mar/27/2015 - Senate Read Second Time
SR 496Lee, Ms. Audrey; recognize
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Mar/20/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 555National Black and Latino Council; commend
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Mar/20/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 558General Assembly; proceeds of excise taxes on sale of fireworks; funding of trauma care -CA
 SC: PUB SAFHC: 
 Status: Mar/20/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SR 572King, Jacqualyn Susanne; honoring
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Mar/24/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 598Essig, Alan; commend
 SC: FINHC: 
 Status: Mar/26/2015 - Senate Read and Referred
SR 623Bryant, Gerald Theodore; honoring
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Apr/02/2015 - Senate Read and Adopted

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