Bill # Subject/Topic Brief Description and Code Section(s) Sponsors Committee
HB 722 Health; patient registry program for the use of medical cannabis; provide A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 31 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to health, so as to provide for a patient registry program for the use of medical cannabis; to authorize rule making; to establish duties of patients, designated caregivers, physicians, and manufacturers of medical cannabis; to establish a medical cannabis tracking system; to provide for confidentiality of records; to establish patient protections; to impose penalties; to provide for nursing facilities; to establish fees; to establish a task force; to require impact assessment of medical cannabis therapeutic research; to require reports and audits; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes. Allen Peake; Alan Powell; John Meadows; Terry England; Micah Gravley; Dee Dawkins-Haigler HC: Judiciary Non-Civil
HB 701 Education; 12 hours of instruction in alcohol and drug use prevention of students in grades three through twelve; require A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 20-2-144 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to mandatory instruction concerning alcohol and drug use, so as to require at least 12 hours of instruction in alcohol and drug use prevention for students in grades three through 12; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes. David Casas; Joyce Chandler; Margaret Kaiser; Valerie Clark; Buzz Brockway HC: Education
HB 896 Alcoholic beverages; social host’s criminal responsibility and civil liability; provisions A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 3-3-23 and Chapter 1 of Title 51 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to furnishing to, purchase of, or possession by persons under 21 years of age of alcoholic beverages and general provisions relating to torts, respectively, so as to provide for a social host’s criminal responsibility and civil liability; to provide for exceptions; to expand criminal responsibility and civil liability for providing or allowing persons under 21 years of age to consume alcoholic beverages; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes. Emory Dunahoo; Joyce Chandler; Timothy Barr; Trey Kelley; Carl Rogers HC: Judiciary
HB 900 Crimes and offenses; electronic data base of prescription information; authorize the retention of data base information for 2 years A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 2 of Article 2 of Chapter 13 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to electronic data base of prescription information, so as to authorize the retention of data base information for two years; to provide for delegates of prescribers and dispensers to access data base information under certain conditions; to revise language relating to subpoenas and search warrants; to provide for accessing data base information for purposes of investigation of potential abuse; to provide for the release of nonpatient specific data to the agency for instructional, drug abuse prevention, and research purposes; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes. Sharon Cooper; Tom Weldon;  Lee Hawkins; Butch Parrish; Buddy Harden; Ron Stephens HC: Health & Human Services

SC: Health and Human Services

SB 384 Controlled Substances; provide for mandatory minimum sentences for sale of or trafficking in heroin A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 1 of Article 2 of Chapter 13 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to schedules, offenses, and penalties regarding controlled substances, so as to provide for mandatory minimum sentences for the sale of or trafficking in heroin; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date and applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes. Bruce Thompson; Jeff Mullis; Bill Cowsert; Charlie Bethel; Judson Hill SC: Public Safety
SB 402 Drug Abuse Treatment and Education Programs; provide for a moratorium on the issuance of new licenses to narcotic treatment programs A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 5 of Title 26 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to drug abuse treatment and education programs, so as to provide for a moratorium on the issuance of new licenses to narcotic treatment programs; to create the State Commission on Narcotic Treatment Programs; to provide legislative findings and intent; to provide for the membership, powers, duties, compensation, and allowances of the commission; to provide for the abolishment of the commission; to suspend the acceptance of applications and issuing of licenses for narcotic treatment programs for a certain period; to provide for exceptions; to provide for related matters; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes. Jeff Mullis; Dean Burke; Tyler Harper; Ben Watson SC: Regulated Industries and Utilities