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State Legislation

Georgia

HB 516: Power to Contract by the Department of Transportation

Introduced: 2/21/2023 by Derrick McCollum (R-030)

Summary:
Increases the minimum amount for a public road construction or maintenance contract that prohibits negotiation; provides for exceptions to public comment and hearing on projects involving public-private partnerships in certain instances; authorizes the placement of wayfinding kiosks in the right of way for a public road in a certain special district; requires official traffic-control devices at the entrance of and upon certain highways; relates to regulation and taxation of electricity used as motor fuel.

Last Action: May 6, 2024: Enacted

Status: Pending

DBIA Position: Support

HB 1228: Local Government

Introduced: 2/09/2024 by Tyler Smith (R-018)

Summary:
Relates to general provisions for public works bidding, so as to provide procedures for the acquisition of certain professional services by local governments; provides definitions; provides exceptions; relates to the exercise by counties of power to contract generally, so as to revise provisions related to the acquisition of certain professional services.

Last Action: Mar 28, 2024: Failed.

DBIA Position: Opposed

SB 503: Residential and General Contractors

Introduced: 2/15/2024 by Matt Brass (R-028)

Summary:
Relates to residential and general contractors; renames the general contractor license as a commercial general contractor license and to make conforming amendments throughout; changes certain provisions relating to the membership, qualifications, terms, and meetings of the State Licensing Board for Residential and General Contractors; provides for related matters; repeals conflicting laws.

Last Action: May 6, 2024: Enacted

DBIA Position: Support