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Georgia General Assembly > Legislation
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Representative Bill Hitchens
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2019-2020 Regular Session
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Authored Legislation    Other Legislation
 
HB 434Education; campus policeman who is employed by a private educational institution of higher learning and who commits a tort while acting within the scope of official duties shall not be subject to lawsuit or liability; provide
 HC:  JudySC: 
 Status: Feb/26/2019 - House Second Readers
HB 530Education; prohibit parents or guardians from withdrawing or removing a child from a public school for the purpose of avoiding compliance with laws relating to mandatory attendance, school discipline, parental involvement, or parental responsibilities
 HC:  JuvJSC: ED&Y
 Status: May/06/2019 - House Date Signed by Governor
HB 644Pooler, City of; Municipal Court; authorize assessment and collection of a technology fee
 HC:  IGCSC: SLGO
 Status: May/06/2019 - House Date Signed by Governor
HB 819Motor vehicles; veterans' license to any person who is a United States citizen and resident of this state who served in the military for an ally of the United States during a time of war or other conflict; authorize issuance
 HC:  MotVSC: VM&HS
 Status: Aug/04/2020 - House Date Signed by Governor
HB 838Law enforcement officers and agencies; Office of Public Safety Officer Support; change the name
 HC:  PS&HSSC: PUB SAF
 Status: Aug/05/2020 - House Date Signed by Governor
HB 1021Georgia Driver's Education Commission; increase the additional penalty for violation of traffic laws or ordinance under "Joshua's Law"
 HC:  MotVSC: COA
 Status: Mar/13/2020 - Senate Read and Referred
HB 1175Port Wentworth, City of; provide new charter
 HC:  IGCSC: SLGO
 Status: Jul/29/2020 - House Date Signed by Governor
HR 371Police Chiefs and Heads of Law Enforcement Agencies Recognition Day at the state capitol; March 14, 2019; police chiefs and other heads of law enforcement agencies in this state; recognize
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Feb/26/2019 - House Read and Adopted
HR 524Effingham YMCA Christian Leadership Academy of the Effingham YMCA; commend
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Mar/13/2019 - House Read and Adopted
HR 792Victims of the C-130 plane crash near Savannah, Georgia; May 2, 2018; condolences
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Mar/29/2019 - House Read and Adopted
HR 96648th annual Firefighters Recognition Day at the capitol; February 4, 2020; recognize
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Jan/28/2020 - House Read and Adopted
HR 1339Police Chiefs and Heads of Law Enforcement Agencies Recognition Day at the capitol; March 10, 2020; recognize
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Feb/28/2020 - House Read and Adopted
HR 1413Miller, Ashia; commend
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Mar/05/2020 - House Read and Adopted
HB 7Income tax; retirement income received as retirement benefits from military service shall not be taxed; provide
 HC:  W&MSC: 
 Status: Jan/28/2019 - House Second Readers
HB 25Contracts; provide military service members civil relief concerning certain contractual obligations due to circumstances of active duty
 HC:  JudySC: VM&HS
 Status: Apr/23/2019 - House Date Signed by Governor
HB 26Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact; enter into an interstate compact
 HC:  IntCSC: H&HS
 Status: Apr/23/2019 - House Date Signed by Governor
HB 33Weapons carry license; extension of time for the renewal of a license for certain service members serving on active duty outside of the state; provide
 HC:  PS&HSSC: VM&HS
 Status: Apr/26/2019 - House Date Signed by Governor
HB 39Physical Therapy Licensure Compact Act; enter into an interstate compact
 HC:  IntCSC: H&HS
 Status: Apr/23/2019 - House Date Signed by Governor
HB 62Margie's Law; enact
 HC:  H&HSSC: H&HS
 Status: May/02/2019 - House Date Signed by Governor
HB 75Motor vehicles; clarify when the driver of a vehicle need not stop upon meeting or passing a school bus
 HC:  PS&HSSC: 
 Status: Jan/30/2019 - House Second Readers
HB 202Penal institutions; commissioner of corrections to report certain information; require
 HC:  PS&HSSC: 
 Status: Apr/02/2019 - House Withdrawn, Recommitted
HB 394Uniform rules of the road; certain personnel employed by or volunteering for law enforcement agencies or fire departments to assist in directing and regulating the flow of traffic; authorize
 HC:  PS&HSSC: 
 Status: Apr/02/2019 - House Withdrawn, Recommitted
HB 417Law enforcement officers and agencies; comprehensive regulation of trauma scene cleanup services; provide
 HC:  PS&HSSC: RI&Util
 Status: Aug/04/2020 - House Date Signed by Governor
HB 541Public utilities and public transportation; wireless service provider shall make call location information of its subscribers available to law enforcement agencies upon request; provide
 HC:  EU&TSC: 
 Status: Apr/02/2019 - House Withdrawn, Recommitted
HB 607Chatham County; State Court judges; provide for an accountability court supplement
 HC:  IGCSC: SLGO
 Status: Apr/02/2019 - House Date Signed by Governor
HB 641Georgia Bureau of Investigation; grant powers and duties to identify and investigate violations of the Georgia Computer Systems Protection Act and other computer crimes
 HC:  PS&HSSC: 
 Status: Mar/10/2020 - House Postponed
HB 653Joint Liberty County, City of Gum Branch, City of Midway, City of Riceboro, and City of Walthourville Fire Protection Facilities and Equipment Authority; repeal Act
 HC:  IGCSC: SLGO
 Status: May/06/2019 - House Date Signed by Governor
HB 657Richmond Hill, City of; Redevelopment Powers Law; provide for a referendum
 HC:  IGCSC: SLGO
 Status: May/06/2019 - House Date Signed by Governor
HB 726Law enforcement officers and agencies; enter report of missing persons into a certain database maintained by the National Institute of Justice of the United States Department of Justice; require
 HC:  PS&HSSC: 
 Status: Jan/14/2020 - House Second Readers
HB 883Georgia Gang Prevention and Intervention Task Force; create
 HC:  PS&HSSC: 
 Status: Mar/09/2020 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
HB 914Professions and businesses; military spouses licensed in other states to practice certain professions and occupations in this state; provide
 HC:  GAffSC: VM&HS
 Status: Aug/05/2020 - House Date Signed by Governor
HB 941Attorney General; investigate and prosecute certain crimes and offenses; provide for the authority
 HC:  JudyNCSC: 
 Status: Feb/28/2020 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
HB 983Sexual Offender Registration Review Board; information required to be provided by sexual offenders when they register; revise
 HC:  JudyNCSC: JUDY
 Status: Aug/03/2020 - House Date Signed by Governor
HB 1018Special license plates; Support Our Troops, Inc.; establish
 HC:  MotVSC: 
 Status: Mar/03/2020 - House Committee Favorably Reported
HB 1076Sexual Assault Reform Act of 2020; enact
 HC:  JudyNCSC: 
 Status: Mar/03/2020 - House Second Readers
HR 50House Study Committee on a Nancy Hanks Passenger Rail Line from Savannah to Atlanta; create
 HC:  TransSC: 
 Status: Jan/30/2019 - House Second Readers
HR 67Effingham County Day at the capitol; January 28, 2019; saluting the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce; recognize
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Jan/28/2019 - House Read and Adopted
HR 103Jackson, Rachael; outstanding public service as a volunteer for Manna House Ministries; commend
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Jan/30/2019 - House Read and Adopted
HR 113Thomas, Captain Arlen; grand occasion of his retirement; commend
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Feb/05/2019 - House Read and Adopted
HR 169Emergency Management Association of Georgia; Emergency Management Association Day at the state capitol; February 20, 2019; recognize
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Feb/08/2019 - House Read and Adopted
HR 402President of the United States and Congress; enact legislation securing the citizenship of internationally adopted adult individuals; urge
 HC:  SRulesSC: 
 Status: Mar/04/2019 - House Second Readers
HR 4312019 St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee; General Chairman Lawrence E. Edgerly; Grand Marshal Gerald Patrick Counihan, Sr.; 2019 St. Patrick's Day Parade in Savannah, Georgia; recognize
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Mar/05/2019 - House Read and Adopted
HR 539Vance, Honorable Kenneth; Director of Post; commend
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Mar/14/2019 - House Read and Adopted
HR 689May, Jeffery Montgomery; grand occasion of his retirement from a lifelong career in law enforcement; commend
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Mar/26/2019 - House Read and Adopted
HR 848National Vietnam Veterans Day; commemorating the 50th; commending all Vietnam era and Vietnam War veterans and their families and the Vietnamese community in this state; recognize
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Apr/02/2019 - House Read and Adopted
HR 8859-1-1 and public safety telecommunicators; first responders in Georgia; recognize
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Jan/14/2020 - House Read and Adopted
HR 901Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church; grand occasion of its 150th anniversary; recognize
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Jan/15/2020 - House Read and Adopted
HR 1005Rucker, Travis; Assistant Chief Community Supervision Officer; named the Department of Community Supervision's 2019 Officer of the Year; commend
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Jan/29/2020 - House Read and Adopted
HR 1034Metts, Dr. James C., Jr.; condolences
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Jan/31/2020 - House Read and Adopted
HR 1215Judge Willie J. Lovett, Jr., Juvenile Justice Center; City of Savannah; dedicate
 HC:  SPropSC: 
 Status: Mar/05/2020 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
HR 1216Rappé Way; City of Savannah; rededicate
 HC:  TransSC: TRANS
 Status: Jun/15/2020 - Senate Withdrawn & Recommitted
HR 1269House Study Committee on Local Law Enforcement Retirement; create
 HC:  PS&HSSC: 
 Status: Mar/09/2020 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
HR 1646Hursey, Elizabeth Zoller; outstanding public service as the Clerk of Court of Effingham County; commend
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Jun/24/2020 - House Read and Adopted
HB 1Senator Eric Johnson Scholarship Act; enact
 HC:  EdSC: 
 Status: Feb/24/2020 - House Committee Favorably Reported
HB 29Skidaway Island, City of; compliance with constitutional requirements; provide
 HC:  GAffSC: SLGO
 Status: Feb/15/2019 - House Date Signed by Governor
HB 41Income tax credit; film, video, or digital productions that employ veterans; provide additional credit
 HC:  W&MSC: 
 Status: Jan/29/2019 - House Second Readers
HB 113Motor vehicles; prohibit license and instruction permit holders from using a stand-alone electronic device or wireless telecommunications device while driving
 HC:  PS&HSSC: 
 Status: Feb/25/2020 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
HB 118Crimes and offenses; transmitting a false alarm; revise offense
 HC:  PS&HSSC: JUDY
 Status: Apr/28/2019 - House Date Signed by Governor
HB 193Banking and finance; banks and credit unions to offer savings promotion raffle accounts in which deposits to a savings account enter a depositor in a raffle; allow
 HC:  B&BSC: B&FI
 Status: May/07/2019 - House Date Signed by Governor
HB 279Revenue and taxation; certain law enforcement officers may use department vehicles relative to certain approved off-duty jobs; provide
 HC:  PS&HSSC: PUB SAF
 Status: May/10/2019 - House Date Signed by Governor  - Vetoed
HB 470Law enforcement officers and agencies; analysis and collection of DNA for individuals charged with a felony offense but sentenced as a first offender or under conditional discharge; provide
 HC:  JudyNCSC: JUDY
 Status: Apr/28/2019 - House Date Signed by Governor
HB 536State government; Honor and Remember flag as the state's emblem of the service and sacrifice of the members of the armed forces; designate
 HC:  SRulesSC: 
 Status: Mar/04/2019 - House Second Readers
HB 673Special license plates; Tybee Island Historical Society; establish
 HC:  MotVSC: 
 Status: Mar/28/2019 - House Second Readers
HB 784Open and public meetings; discussions of school safety plans by members of a local board of education may be conducted in executive session; provide
 HC:  GAffSC: 
 Status: Jan/28/2020 - House Committee Favorably Reported
HB 917Firearms; issuance of weapon carry license renewal notices; require
 HC:  PS&HSSC: 
 Status: Feb/20/2020 - House Second Readers
HB 1003Ogeechee Judicial Circuit; provide additional judge of the superior courts
 HC:  JudySC: JUDY
 Status: Jun/23/2020 - Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
HB 1049State government; facilitate sharing of information and reporting of cyber attacks; provisions
 HC:  EU&TSC: 
 Status: Mar/04/2020 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
HR 48Georgia's coastal tourism and fisheries; support
 HC:  NR&ESC: 
 Status: Apr/02/2019 - House Passed/Adopted By Substitute
HR 346Georgia Southern Nursing Angels Memorial Bridge; Bryan County; dedicate
 HC:  TransSC: TRANS
 Status: May/06/2019 - House Date Signed by Governor
HR 522Hartley, Cliff; commend
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Mar/13/2019 - House Read and Adopted
HR 626Quintas, Major General Leopoldo "Lee", Jr.; commend
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Mar/21/2019 - House Read and Adopted
HR 628Korean Vietnam Veterans Association; Southeast Region; commend
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Mar/21/2019 - House Read and Adopted
HR 798Robertson, Shalandra D.; exemplary work with crime victims; commend
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Mar/29/2019 - House Read and Adopted
HR 880Al St. Lawrence Memorial Bridge; Chatham County; dedicate
 HC:  TransSC: 
 Status: Jan/15/2020 - House Second Readers
HR 896James "Jimmy" A. Petrea Bridge; Chatham County; dedicate
 HC:  TransSC: 
 Status: Jan/27/2020 - House Second Readers
HR 1093Joint Study Committee on Cybersecurity; create
 HC:  EU&TSC: 
 Status: Feb/26/2020 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
HR 1148National Guard Day at the state capitol; March 25, 2020; recognize
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Feb/18/2020 - House Read and Adopted
HR 1345Savannah St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee, General Chairman Lawrence E. Edgerly, and Grand Marshal of the 2020 St. Patrick's Day Parade Michael Roush, Sr.; occasion of the 2020 St. Patrick's Day Parade in Savannah, Georgia; commend
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Feb/28/2020 - House Read and Adopted
HR 1599Georgia's law enforcement agencies; implement psychological testing and improve current training practices for peace officers; urge
 HC:  PS&HSSC: 
 Status: Jun/23/2020 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
HB 59Education; military students enroll in public school based on official military orders prior to physically establishing residency; allow
 HC:  EdSC: ED&Y
 Status: Apr/23/2019 - House Date Signed by Governor
HB 60Postsecondary education; dependent children of active duty military members shall be classified as in-state for purposes of tuition and fees by the University System of Georgia and the Technical College System of Georgia; provide
 HC:  HEdSC: 
 Status: Jan/30/2019 - House Second Readers
HB 186Health; sale or lease of a hospital by a hospital authority; revise provisions
 HC:  GAffSC: FIN
 Status: Apr/25/2019 - House Date Signed by Governor
HB 203Income tax; Georgia Veterans Work Opportunity Tax Credit; provide
 HC:  W&MSC: 
 Status: Feb/11/2019 - House Second Readers
HB 232Postsecondary education; dependent children of active duty military members shall be classified as in-state for purposes of tuition and fees by the University System of Georgia and the Technical College System of Georgia; provide
 HC:  HEdSC: 
 Status: Feb/12/2019 - House Second Readers
HB 312Ad valorem tax; discounts on state and local title fees charged on vehicles owned by disabled service members or surviving spouses; provide
 HC:  W&MSC: 
 Status: Feb/19/2019 - House Second Readers
HB 338Georgia State Firefighter Association and the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs; establish appointment procedures
 HC:  PS&HSSC: 
 Status: Apr/02/2019 - House Withdrawn, Recommitted
HB 375Public utilities and public transportation; operation of a train in a manner that occupies or blocks a street, road, or highway grade crossing longer than a certain amount of time; prohibit
 HC:  TransSC: 
 Status: Feb/21/2019 - House Second Readers
HB 387Property; liens in favor of private, nonprofit, volunteer fire departments for instances of fire services that are requested by property owners; provide
 HC:  JudySC: JUDY
 Status: Apr/28/2019 - House Date Signed by Governor
HB 392Board of Public Safety; expense allowance and travel cost reimbursement for members in like fashion as other state boards and commissions; provide
 HC:  GAffSC: GvtO
 Status: Apr/29/2019 - House Date Signed by Governor
HB 488Commerce and trade; prevent organized retail crime
 HC:  JudyNCSC: COA
 Status: Mar/13/2020 - Senate Read and Referred
HB 710Chatham Islands, City of; Chatham County; incorporate
 HC:  GAffSC: 
 Status: Apr/02/2019 - House Second Readers
HB 760Mental health; authorization of peace officers to take a person to a physician or emergency receiving facility for emergency examination under certain circumstances; provide
 HC:  PS&HSSC: 
 Status: Jan/16/2020 - House Second Readers
HB 907Military; additional time period of service in the definition of "war veteran"; include
 HC:  D&VASC: VM&HS
 Status: Jul/29/2020 - House Date Signed by Governor
HB 1031Save School Money Act; enact
 HC:  EU&TSC: 
 Status: Feb/28/2020 - House Second Readers
HR 33Christie, Officer Anthony; condolences
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Jan/16/2019 - House Read and Adopted
HR 224Air Force Junior ROTC cadets of Bainbridge High School; commend
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Feb/13/2019 - House Read and Adopted
HR 882Trump, President Donald; United States Armed Forces and intelligence agencies; successful military option that neutralized Qasem Soleimani; recognize
 HC:  D&VASC: 
 Status: Jan/16/2020 - House Passed/Adopted By Substitute
HR 955Tourism, Hospitality, and Arts Day at the state capitol; January 21, 2020; foster awareness and convey the value of these industries to our state; recognize
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Jan/27/2020 - House Read and Adopted
HB 12Quality Basic Education Act; post sign containing telephone number to receive reports of child abuse; require every public school
 HC:  EdSC: ED&Y
 Status: May/02/2019 - House Date Signed by Governor
HB 171Motor vehicles; use of mounts on windshields for the support of wireless telecommunications devices and stand-alone electronic devices under certain circumstances; allow
 HC:  PS&HSSC: PUB SAF
 Status: Mar/26/2019 - Senate Notice to Reconsider
HB 400Elections; certain driver's licenses and identification cards shall not be proper identification for presentation to a poll worker; provide
 HC:  GAffSC: 
 Status: Feb/22/2019 - House Second Readers
HB 412Alternative ad valorem tax; exclusion for motor vehicles owned or leased by or to a nonprofit organization or entity that is exempt from taxation; provide
 HC:  W&MSC: 
 Status: Feb/25/2019 - House Second Readers
HB 471Motor vehicles; implied consent notices; revise
 HC:  JudyNCSC: PUB SAF
 Status: Apr/28/2019 - House Date Signed by Governor
HB 1053The Promise Act; enact
 HC:  JudyNCSC: 
 Status: Feb/28/2020 - House Second Readers
HR 53Congress; set term limits on members elected to the House of Representatives and Senate; request
 HC:  RulesSC: 
 Status: Jan/30/2019 - House Second Readers
HR 360Real Hero Report; honoring and empowering members and veterans of the United States military; commend
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Feb/25/2019 - House Read and Adopted
HR 987St. Joseph's/Candler Health System's African-American Health Information and Resource Center; completion of two decades of continuous service to the citizens of Savannah and surrounding areas; commend
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Jan/28/2020 - House Read and Adopted
HR 1097Emergency Medical Services Recognition Day at the state capitol; February 18, 2020; recognize
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Feb/18/2020 - House Read and Adopted
HR 1602Hill, Senator Jack; condolences
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Jun/19/2020 - House Read and Adopted
HR 244Flau'Jae; commend
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Feb/15/2019 - House Read and Adopted
 
Other Legislation    Authored Legislation
 
SB 308Abandoned Vessels; unattended vessels in public waters; remove certain redundant processes
 SC: PUB SAFHC:  PS&HS
 Status: Jul/29/2020 - Senate Date Signed by Governor
SB 336License Plates; eligibility for certain members of the military to receive special license plates; expand
 SC: PUB SAFHC:  MotV
 Status: Aug/04/2020 - Senate Date Signed by Governor
SB 341Peace Officers; re-employment of retired peace officers and correctional officers during disasters and emergencies; provide
 SC: PUB SAFHC:  PS&HS
 Status: Jul/29/2020 - Senate Date Signed by Governor

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