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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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