2005-2006 Regular Session - HB 473
Probation; first offenders; amend provisions
First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 3 of Chapter 8 of Title 42 of the O.C.G.A., relating to probation of first offenders, so as to clarify first offender status and provide duties, obligations, and responsibilities for the clerk of court, the probation department, and the Department of Corrections; to provide for discharge as a matter of law; to specify entities to whom first offender information shall be provided; to change the provisions relating to first offender dispositions and the release of records thereof; to amend Code Section 35-3-34 of the O.C.G.A., relating to disclosure and dissemination of criminal records to private persons and businesses, so as to conform a cross-reference; to amend Code Section 16-11-131 of the O.C.G.A., relating to possession of firearms by convicted felons and first offender probationers, so as to conform a cross-reference; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Feb/16/2005 - House Second Readers
Feb/15/2005 - House First Readers
Feb/14/2005 - House Hopper