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Georgia General Assembly > Legislation
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Senator William T. Ligon, Jr.
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2017-2018 Regular Session
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Authored Legislation    Other Legislation
 
SB 46Torts; space flight activities; provide facilitation; definitions; exceptions
 SC: S&THC:  Judy
 Status: May/08/2017 - Senate Date Signed by Governor
SB 101Employees' Retirement System of Georgia; full-time hourly employee with Department of Natural Resources; provide for creditable service for prior service
 SC: RETHC: 
 Status: Feb/01/2017 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 120Property; recording of deeds; change provisions
 SC: JUDYHC: 
 Status: Feb/07/2017 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 165Solid Waste Management; dispose of such coal ash in event of a release; impose liability
 SC: NR&EHC: 
 Status: Feb/15/2017 - Senate Read and Referred
SR 169Swafford, Hudson; recognize
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/08/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 293"Kumbaya"; recognize Georgia's first state historical song
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/23/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 452Georgia's First Historical Song; "Kumbayah"; recognize
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Mar/16/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 455Georgia Bankers Association; recognize
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Mar/20/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 489Senate Study Committee on Prescribing Patterns for Antidepressants and Other Psychotropic Medications; create
 SC: RULESHC: 
 Status: Mar/24/2017 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 48Hunting, Trapping, and Fishing License; hunting licenses that are renewed before expiration; freeze the cost
 SC: NR&EHC:  GF&P
 Status: Feb/14/2017 - House Second Readers
SB 49Carrying and Possession of Firearms; definition of a term; change provisions
 SC: PUB SAFHC: 
 Status: Feb/16/2017 - Senate Read Second Time
SB 139Focused Programs of Study; pathway in leadership; provide
 SC: ED&YHC:  Ed
 Status: Mar/06/2017 - House Second Readers
SB 162Eminent Domain; award in condemnation proceeding exceeds by 10 percent or more; require payment of certain fees by the condemnor
 SC: JUDYHC: 
 Status: Feb/14/2017 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 230Health; requirements of physicians performing or inducing abortion to have hospital admitting privileges; provide
 SC: H&HSHC: 
 Status: Feb/22/2017 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 231Attorney; person who is not a US citizen shall not gain admission to the practice of law; possess a lawful alien status; provide
 SC: JUDYHC: 
 Status: Feb/22/2017 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 268HOPE Scholarship; revised eligibility requirements for incoming freshmen; provide
 SC: H EDHC: 
 Status: Mar/06/2017 - Senate Read and Referred
SR 40Health Information Technology Day; recognize January 26, 2017
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Jan/24/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 150Plastic Pollution Awareness Day; February 15, 2017
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/07/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 271DeVane, Honorable Michael D.; recognize
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/22/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 401Swain, Danny; recognize
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Mar/10/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SB 67"Bring Small Businesses Back Georgia Regulatory Reform Act"
 SC: ED&THC: 
 Status: Jan/26/2017 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 132Civil Practice; statutory civil case filing and disposition forms; allow Judicial Council of Georgia to promulgate forms; child custody proceedings; provide
 SC: JUDYHC:  Judy
 Status: May/09/2017 - Senate Date Signed by Governor
SB 215Education; amount established for freshman year; freeze tuition for particular students
 SC: H EDHC: 
 Status: Feb/22/2017 - Senate Read and Referred
SR 146Certain Rights for Victims; suffered or harmed due to an act committed; in violation of the criminal or juvenile delinquency laws; provide-CA
 SC: JUDYHC:  JudyNC
 Status: Mar/09/2017 - House Second Readers
SR 229Public Property; granting of non-exclusive easements for the construction, operation, and maintenance of facilities, utilities, roads; authorize 10 counties
 SC: SI&PHC:  SProp
 Status: May/02/2017 - Senate Date Signed by Governor
SR 377General Assembly; refundable income tax credit for income received by law enforcement officers as compensation; provide -CA
 SC: FINHC: 
 Status: Mar/06/2017 - Senate Read and Referred
SR 382Members of St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee; recognize
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Mar/09/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 498Torbert, John Gray; commend
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Mar/24/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SB 106Pain Management Clinics; health care professionals who must be on-site; revise a provision
 SC: H&HSHC:  H&HS
 Status: May/09/2017 - Senate Date Signed by Governor
SB 123Health Planning and Development; destination cancer hospital for purposes of certificate of need; eliminate 65 percent out-of-state patient base requirement
 SC: H&HSHC: 
 Status: Feb/08/2017 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 147Cemetery and Funeral Services; unitrust distribution method provisions; permit a cemetery to request a trustee
 SC: RI&UtilHC:  RegI
 Status: May/08/2017 - Senate Date Signed by Governor
SB 210"Georgia Government Accountability Act"; Legislative Sunset Advisory Committee; create
 SC: GvtOHC: 
 Status: Feb/21/2017 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 233State Government; preservation of religious freedom; provide
 SC: RULESHC: 
 Status: Feb/22/2017 - Senate Read and Referred
SR 77Georgia Association of Broadcasters; recognize
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Jan/25/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 152Joint Study Committee on Stream Buffers in Georgia; create
 SC: NR&EHC:  NR&E
 Status: Mar/16/2017 - House Passed/Adopted
SR 255General Assembly; regulate the amount of tuition and fees for institutions of the University System of Georgia; authorize -CA
 SC: H EDHC: 
 Status: Feb/22/2017 - Senate Read and Referred
SR 363Georgia's Top Youth Volunteers of 2017; recognize
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Mar/06/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 389Georgia Hospital Community; honor
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Mar/10/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SB 141Carnival Ride Safety; engineering evaluation with a carnival ride permit application; require
 SC: RI&UtilHC:  RegI
 Status: May/08/2017 - Senate Date Signed by Governor
SB 191Petroleum Pipelines; regulation and permitting in this state; definitions; provide
 SC: NR&EHC:  EU&T
 Status: Mar/30/2017 - House Withdrawn, Recommitted
SR 145Trauma Awareness Day; recognize February 7, 2017
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/02/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 187Hunt, Pastor Johnny; honoring
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/09/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 342National Shooting Sports Foundation; honor
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Mar/01/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 351Grady Memorial Hospital; commend
 SC: RULESHC: 
 Status: Mar/03/2017 - Senate Read and Referred
SR 391Gulfstream Day at the State Capitol; recognize March 24, 2017
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Mar/10/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SB 68'Individual Student Education Account Act'
 SC: ED&YHC: 
 Status: Jan/26/2017 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 126State Tort Claims; venue of actions; provisions; change
 SC: JUDYHC:  Judy
 Status: May/09/2017 - Senate Date Signed by Governor
SB 195"Georgia Jobs First Act of 2017"
 SC: ED&THC: 
 Status: Feb/17/2017 - Senate Read and Referred
SR 155Prostate Cancer Awareness Day; recognize February 6, 2017
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/07/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 300Kuchar, Matthew G.; commend
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/24/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
 
Other Legislation    Authored Legislation
 
HB 14Courts; sheriff to collect and deposit certain fees; provide
 HC:  JudySC: JUDY
 Status: May/01/2017 - House Date Signed by Governor
HB 137Crimes and offenses; restrictions on contingency fee compensation of an attorney appointed in forfeiture actions; change provisions
 HC:  JudySC: JUDY
 Status: Mar/24/2017 - Senate Read Second Time
HB 162Income tax; transfer of setoffs by the Administrative Office of the Courts; revise procedures
 HC:  JudySC: JUDY
 Status: Mar/20/2017 - Senate Read Second Time
HB 204Ad valorem tax; property tax bills shall not include nontax related fees or assessments; provide
 HC:  W&MSC: FIN
 Status: Mar/22/2017 - Senate Read Second Time
HB 434Eminent domain; requirement that condemnations not be converted to any use other than public use for 20 years; provide exception
 HC:  JudySC: JUDY
 Status: May/09/2017 - House Date Signed by Governor
SB 1"The Protect Act- Protecting Georgians Against Terrorism"; revise the definition of domestic terrorism
 SC: PUB SAFHC:  JudyNC
 Status: Mar/28/2017 - House Lost Reconsidered Bill/Resolution
SB 4"Enhancing Mental Health Treatment in Georgia Act"; Georgia Mental Health Treatment Task Force; establish
 SC: H&HSHC:  H&HS
 Status: Mar/30/2017 - House Disagreed Senate Amend or Sub
SB 50"Direct Primary Care Act"; definitions; provide direct primary care agreements are not insurance
 SC: I&LHC:  Ins
 Status: Mar/30/2017 - House Withdrawn, Recommitted
SB 65Tire Disposal Restrictions and Fees; new tire retailers that collect a fee; require to collect such fee whether or not scrap tires are relinquished to retailer
 SC: NR&EHC: 
 Status: Feb/07/2017 - Senate Read Second Time
SB 80Public Order and Safety, Offenses Against; citizens of this state; at least ten years of aggregate service as a law enforcement officer; authorize to carry handgun
 SC: JUDYHC: 
 Status: Jan/30/2017 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 89Transportation Department Officers; railways and railroad facilities and equipment; provide for state investment
 SC: TRANSHC:  Trans
 Status: Feb/17/2017 - House Second Readers
SB 95Selection of Jurors; state-wide master jury list; change provisions; Georgia Crime Information Center; pardons and paroles; provide conforming cross-references
 SC: JUDYHC:  Judy
 Status: May/09/2017 - Senate Date Signed by Governor
SB 96Health; pronouncement of death by registered professional nurses; nursing homes and hospice care; authorize; county medical examiner's duties after notice of suspicious death; make a conforming change
 SC: H&HSHC:  H&HS
 Status: May/09/2017 - Senate Date Signed by Governor
SB 103'The Pharmacy Patient Fair Practices Act'; pharmacy benefits managers; Commissioner of Insurance to promulgate certain rules and regulations; authorize
 SC: I&LHC:  Ins
 Status: May/08/2017 - Senate Date Signed by Governor
SB 115Sale of Ethanol Gasoline; prohibit within the state; provide for conformity; program providing grants for promotion of E-85 gasoline; repeal
 SC: AG&CAHC: 
 Status: Feb/07/2017 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 116Counties and Municipal Corporations; assessment of storm-water utility fees on water-neutral properties; prohibit
 SC: RI&UtilHC: 
 Status: Feb/07/2017 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 122Open Seasons for Hunting Deer; provisions; change
 SC: NR&EHC: 
 Status: Mar/01/2017 - Senate Read Second Time
SB 127Failure to Provide Notice Not Rendering Responsible Person Liable; victim to file a motion in a criminal case to assert his or her rights; allow
 SC: JUDYHC:  JudyNC
 Status: Mar/09/2017 - House Second Readers
SB 137Child Support Recovery Act; federal Deficit Reduction Act of 2005; require the obligor to pay the full fee
 SC: H&HSHC:  Judy
 Status: May/09/2017 - Senate Date Signed by Governor
SB 148Nonprofit Corporations; organized in foreign jurisdiction to change its jurisdiction or organization to this state; allow
 SC: JUDYHC: 
 Status: Feb/21/2017 - Senate Read Second Time
SB 168Child Abuse; permitted to access child abuse records by department, or county, or other state or local agency; extend; Central Child Abuse Registry; permit access
 SC: H&HSHC:  JuvJ
 Status: May/08/2017 - Senate Date Signed by Governor
SB 170'Georgia SERVES Act of 2017'; child care services for foster children and their families; provide for certification of volunteers
 SC: S JUDYHC:  JuvJ
 Status: Mar/30/2017 - House Withdrawn, Recommitted
SB 201Labor and Industrial Relations; employees to use sick leave for the care of immediate family members; allow
 SC: I&LHC:  I&L
 Status: May/08/2017 - Senate Date Signed by Governor
SB 203Education; designation of a nonprofit organization to govern high school athletics in this state; definitions; governing structure; provide
 SC: ED&YHC: 
 Status: Feb/21/2017 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 211Student Assessments;consideration of local reading programs; research based formative assessments; summative component; provide
 SC: ED&YHC:  Ed
 Status: Apr/27/2017 - Senate Date Signed by Governor
SB 239Woman's Right to Know Act; voluntary and informed consent requirements; include chemical abortion
 SC: H&HSHC: 
 Status: Feb/23/2017 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 253"Quality Basic Education Act"; a local school system; home study students; participate in extracurricular and interscholastic activities; require
 SC: ED&YHC: 
 Status: Feb/24/2017 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 256State Properties Commission; enter into leases in certain rural technology lease eligible counties; wireless service; without submission to the General Assembly for approval; authorize
 SC: RI&UtilHC: 
 Status: Feb/27/2017 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 289Resolution Act; President of the United States; repeal censure of
 SC: RULESHC: 
 Status: Mar/20/2017 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 290Resolution Act; certain US Supreme Court decisions of 1954 and 1955 null and void; school segregation cases; repeal
 SC: RULESHC: 
 Status: Mar/20/2017 - Senate Read and Referred
SB 291Resolution Act; Attorney-General of the U.S, Herbert Brownell and the Federal Bureau of Investigation; repeal censure of
 SC: RULESHC: 
 Status: Mar/20/2017 - Senate Read and Referred
SR 14Rural Health Day; recognize March 1, 2017
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Jan/12/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 68Trump, President Donald J.; honoring
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Jan/25/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 96Golf Day; recognize January 30, 2017
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Jan/30/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 97Geros, Garrett; recognize
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Jan/30/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 98Glenn, Olivia; recognize
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Jan/30/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 104State Ad Valorem Taxes; prohibit levy -CA
 SC: FINHC: 
 Status: Mar/01/2017 - Senate Reconsidered
SR 105United States Constitution; religious organizations receive public aid; prevent discrimination - CA
 SC: GvtOHC: 
 Status: Mar/01/2017 - Senate Read Second Time
SR 108Sossa, Laurie; commend
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Jan/31/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 111Harlem High School Softball Team; recognize
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Jan/31/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 112Emergency Medical Services Day; recognize February 6, 2017
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Jan/31/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 142Moore, Evans "Duck"; commend
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/02/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 151MacCartney, Teresa; recognize
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/07/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 165Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA); commend
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/08/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 172National Guard Day; recognize March 6, 2017
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/08/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 173Hutcheson, Larry; commend
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/08/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 199University System of Georgia Outstanding Scholars; commend
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/10/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 200Georgia Federation of Republican Women (GFRW); recognize
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/10/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 207Price, Honorable Tom; honoring
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/14/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 211Hill, Senator Judson; honoring
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/14/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 213Cordele-Crisp County Fish Fry; recognize
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/15/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 222Senate Special Tax Exemption Study Committee; create
 SC: FINHC: 
 Status: Mar/28/2017 - Senate Passed/Adopted
SR 266Flint, Austin and Bea; honor
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/22/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 268McCord, Jeff; recognize
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/22/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 280Hemophilia of Georgia Day; recognize February 23, 2017
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/23/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 287Slosheye Trail Big Pig Jig; recognize
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/23/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 295Law Enforcement Appreciation Day; recognize March 6, 2017
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/23/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 298Samuel L. and LaTanya Jackson Highway; Fulton County; dedicate
 SC: TRANSHC: 
 Status: Feb/24/2017 - Senate Read and Referred
SR 299Julian Bond Memorial Highway; Fulton County; dedicate
 SC: TRANSHC: 
 Status: Feb/24/2017 - Senate Read and Referred
SR 308Thomas, Nadine; recognize
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/24/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 317Georgia Congressional Delegation and US Congress; authorize study of medical marijuana in Georgia; urge
 SC: H&HSHC: 
 Status: Feb/27/2017 - Senate Read and Referred
SR 319Youth Villages Georgia Day; recognize February 28, 2017
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/28/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 332Elliott, Chase; commend
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Feb/28/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 338Hencely, Army Specialist Winston; honor
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Mar/01/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 403State Election Board; Seth Harp, Jr.; appoint
 SC: RULESHC: 
 Status: Mar/28/2017 - Senate Passed/Adopted
SR 466Brain Tumor Awareness Month; recognize May, 2017
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Mar/20/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 468Walsh, Dr. Eric; extend apologies
 SC: RULESHC: 
 Status: Mar/20/2017 - Senate Read and Referred
SR 469Bailey, Deb; recognize
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Mar/20/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 495Mill Town Music Hall; commend
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Mar/24/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 497Corley, "Papa" Joe; recognize
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Mar/24/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 502US Congress and Federal Agencies; develop policies and funding sources to help bring high-speed broadband access to Rural America; encourage
 SC: RULESHC: 
 Status: Mar/24/2017 - Senate Read and Referred
SR 507Perdue, Sonny; recognize
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Mar/24/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 509McGill, George Edwin "Ed"; honor
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Mar/28/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 535Staton, Dr. Cecil P.; congratulate
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Mar/28/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted
SR 536Georgia Injured Workers Week; recognize September 3-9, 2017
 SC: HC: 
 Status: Mar/28/2017 - Senate Read and Adopted

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