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Georgia

State Legislation & Prevention Scorecards

Choose a state on the map to show their SVPA Prevention Scorecard and any current legislation that covers sexual violence prevention.

SVPA Policy Score

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82

General

  • Does the state have an active task force or coalition that is dedicated to sexual violence?
  • Is the coalition up to date?
  • Does the state have an active task force or coalition that is dedicated to sexual violence prevention?
  • Is there a State Government committee/commission that addresses sexual violence?
  • Does the State offer a reporting hotline?
  • Does the State define "consent"?
  • Does the State definition of consent require "freely given consent" or "affirmative consent"?
  • Does developmental disabilities and/or mental capacity impact the victim's ability to consent?
  • Does consciousness impact the victim's ability to consent?
  • Does intoxication impact the victim's ability to consent?
  • Does the relationship between the victim and actor impact the victim's ability to consent?
  • Is marital rape considered the same as non-marital rape?
  • Does the State have a maximum age difference between the victim and defendant?
  • Does the state have a law regarding non-consensaul intimate image abuse (ie revenge porn)?
  • Does the state have a law regarding deepfake pornography (ie ai porn)?
  • Does state law prohibit people who have been convicted of domestic violence misdemeanors from having firearms?
  • Does state law require abusers convicted of domestic violence misdemeanors to turn in their firearms when they become prohibited from having them?
  • Does state law prohibit all people under final domestic violence restraining orders from having firearms?
  • 8/36

K-12

  • Is education on violence prevention required?
  • Is education on consent required?
  • Is sex ed required?
  • Is sex ed required to be evidence-based?
  • Is sex ed required to be LGBTQ+ inclusive?
  • Is sex education required to be culturally appropriate?
  • Is education on healthy relationships required?
  • Is education on healthy relationships comprehensive?
  • Does the state require healthy relationship educators to be trained/qualified?
  • Does the state have an opt-out policy for sex ed?
  • Does the state have an opt-out policy for healthy relationship education?
  • 4/22

Colleges

  • Is there a state policy/regulation for campus sexual misconduct?
  • Does the state policy for campus sexual misconduct define consent?
  • Does the campus sexual misconduct policy require institutions to provide regular training for students and/or staff?
  • Does the campus sexual misconduct policy require institutions to provide regular training specifically regarding prevention for students and/or staff?
  • Does the campus sexual misconduct policy allow amnesty for individuals reporting instances of campus sexual misconduct?
  • Does the state have anti-hazing laws?
  • Do the anti-hazing laws have a consent clause?
  • Are colleges required to collect climate surveys?
  • 2/16

Companies

  • Does the state require companies to provide sexual violence prevention training?
  • Does the state require companies to provide anti-harassment training?
  • Does the state require companies to have anti-discrimination policies or training?
  • Does the state require notice of employee rights to be free from sexual harassment and/or do they send a copy of the anti-harassment policy?
  • Does the state require anti-discrimination protections for survivors?
  • Does the state require reasonable accommodations for survivors?
  • Does the state require access to paid safe leave from work for survivors?
  • Does the standard for workplace sexual violence specify that a single incident of harassment is sufficient to create a hostile work environment?
  • Does the state require companies to limit non-disclosure agreements?
  • Do the laws provide protections for subcontractors, vendors, consultants, and others providing contracted services?
  • Do the laws cover all employers including small companies?
  • 0/22
GA HB847
An act to amend Chapter 1 of Title 34 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to general provisions of labor and industrial relations, so as to provide for victims of domestic violence or sexual assault to take time off from work without being subjected to termination or other adverse employment action; to provide for certain prerequisites and procedures for taking such time off; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Proposed

GA HB489
Act to amend Chapter 6 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to sexual offenses, so as to provide for a protective order for victims against persons who have committed acts of sexual assault; to provide for a definition; to provide for procedures; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Proposed

GA HB35
Act to amend Title 35 of the O.C.G.A., relating to law enforcement officers and agencies, so as to provide for ethical policing; to amend Article 2 of Chapter 21 of Title 50 of the O.C.G.A., relating to state tort claims, so as to remove certain immunities from the actions of certain law enforcement officers; to provide that a law enforcement officer alleged to have committed misconduct or a violation of law while acting within the scope of his or her official duties or employment shall be subject to lawsuit or liability; to provide for a short title; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Proposed

GA SB34
Act to amend Chapter 12 of Title 19 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to name change, so as to provide that victims of human trafficking may petition for name change under seal; to provide for a definition; to provide for determination by the court; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Passed

GA SB244
Act to amend Titles 16 and 19 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to crimes and offenses and to domestic relations, respectively, so as to prohibit persons convicted of misdemeanor crimes of family violence from receiving, possessing, or transporting a firearm and to prohibit persons subject to family violence protective orders from receiving, possessing, or transporting a firearm; to provide for definitions; to provide an effective date and applicability; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Proposed

GA HB1087
To amend Article 5 of Chapter 11 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to offenses involving illegal aliens, so as to enact the “Undocumented Persons Family Violence Protection Act”; to provide a short title; to provide for definitions; to provide certain protections for undocumented persons who are victims of domestic violence; to provide for limitations; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes

Proposed

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