The Union Recorder

Legislature 2013

March 5, 2013

Legislative update: State Rep. Rusty Kidd (I-Milledgeville)



Transfer the administration of the Georgia State Board of Pharmacy and Dentistry from the Secretary of State to the Department of Community Health.

HB 68 – Continuing education orthotics or prosthetics, Rep. Rusty Kidd

Continuing education of no less than 40 hours for persons licensed to practice orthotics and prosthetics.

HB 254 – Motor vehicles; electronic proof of insurance, Rep. Bruce Williamson

Allows an electronic copy of ones proof of insurance to be accepted by law enforcement as actual proof of valid insurance.

HB 356 – Airport Security, Rep. Alan Powell

No person enter into the restricted access area of a commercial service airport while knowingly possessing a weapon.

HB 372 – Hope Scholarships, Rep. Christine Coomer

To change the qualifications for the HOPE Scholarships for technical colleges to a 2.0 grade average.

HB 373 – Cemetery and funeral services, Rep. Carl Rogers

Separates the provisions applicable to each.

HB 374 – State and local ad valorem tax, Rep. Bruce Williamson

Used car dealers that directly finances the sale of a used motor vehicle to either pay the full amount of the state and local ad valorem tax fees at the time of sale of pay 50% at the time of sale and 50% within 12 months of the date of sale.

HR 361 – Local School Board Study Committee, Rep. David Wilkerson

Create a House Committee that will look at the most effective way to approach state involvement with local boards of education.

SB 169 – Sampling by dealer of alcohol, Senator Cecil Staton

A retail consumption dealer of alcohol may engage in the sampling and the hosting of tasting events under certain terms and conditions.

HB 274 – Falconry, Rep. Jon Burns

In order to trap, take, transport, or possess raptors for falconry, one must first possess a valid falconry license.

HB 287 – Division of Archives and History, Rep. Matt Hatcher

Reassigns the Division of Archives and History from the Secretary of State’s office to the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

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