ICM Advoacy Alert for February 22, 2017

ICM ADVOCACY ALERT: HB 86 TO BE HEARD ON THE HOUSE FLOOR THIS MORNING (2/22/17)

HUMAN TRAFFICKING/CHILD PROTECTION:  House Bill 86 (Rep. Oliver, 82nd)

BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 19-7-5 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to reporting of child abuse, so as to expand the definition of sexual abuse to include acts involving trafficking a person for sexual servitude; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

ADVOCACY ASK:  Contact your State House Representative by 10:00 a.m. and encourage a "YES" vote on the passage of this bill.

 

ICM ADVOCACY ALERT:  HEARINGS TODAY ON BILLS OF INTEREST

JUVENILE JUSTICE: House Bill 116 (substitute) (Rep. Reeves, 34th)  Hearing Scheduled TODAY with House Judiciary Non-Civil Full Committee at 1:30 pm., Room 132 Capitol Building

This is a substitute to the original bill filed: 

To amend Chapter 11 of Title 15 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to the Juvenile Code, so as to provide the superior court with exclusive original jurisdiction for cases involving aggravated assault upon a peace officer or correctional officer involving the use of a firearm and aggravated battery upon a peace officer or correctional officer; to allow a superior court the discretion to transfer such cases back to juvenile court; to clarify the definitions of a class A or class B designated felony act in light of the jurisdictional changes; to add aggravated assault upon an emergency health worker as a class A designated felony; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

This bill adds additional offenses to what is commonly known as "SB 440."   "SB 440" relates to offenses by which children as young as 13 automatically can be tried as adults in superior court.  

 

JUVENILE JUSTICE: House Bill 67 (substitute) (Rep. Boddie, 62nd) Hearing Scheduled TODAY with House Judiciary Non-Civil Full Committee at 1:30 pm., Room 132 Capitol Building

This is a substitute to the original bill filed:

To amend Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to crimes and offenses, so as to designate the existing crime of highjacking a motor vehicle as being in the first degree and create a new crime of highjacking a motor vehicle in the second degree; to provide for penalties; to change provisions relating to burglary in the second degree involving a vehicle; to amend the Official Code of Georgia Annotated to provide for conforming cross-references; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

This bill creates a new criminal offense and corresponding penalties for offenses which, according to the bill sponsor, are committed primarily by young people ages 17 to 25.

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM LEGISLATION

Hearings Scheduled TODAY in Senate Judiciary Sub-Committee B, Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 4:00 p.m., 307 CLOB

SB 174 by Sen. Kennedy, 18th, Georgia Council on Criminal Justice Reform; reform for individuals supervised under accountability courts; provide (LC 29 7414EC)

SB 175 by Sen. Kennedy, 18th Juvenile Code; juvenile court proceedings; enact reforms (LC 29 7390EC)

SB 176 by Sen. Kennedy, 18th, Georgia Council on Criminal Justice Reform; driving privileges; enact reforms (LC 29 7386EC)

 

PARENTAL NURTURE:  Senate Bill 201 (B. Miller, 49th) 

The Family Care Act has been assigned to the Senate Labor and Insurance Committee.

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 1 of Title 34 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to general provisions relative to labor and industrial relations, so as to  allow employees to use sick leave for the care of immediate family members; to provide for definitions; to provide for conditions to take leave; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

ADVOCACY ASK:  Please contact members of Insurance and Labor and  encourage them to "DO PASS" SB 201 out of committee.