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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
June 23, 2020 GA HB 426 Increase Penalties for Bias-Motivated Crime Concurrence Vote Passed - House (127 - 38)
June 23, 2020 GA HB 426 Increase Penalties for Bias-Motivated Crime Bill Passed - Senate (47 - 6)
Feb. 3, 2020 GA SR 554 Expresses Support for Iranian People Resolution Passed - Senate (31 - 17)
March 29, 2019 GA HB 345 Establishes Rights for Pregnant Inmates Bill Passed - Senate (52 - 1)
March 7, 2019 GA HB 426 Establishes Penalties for Hate Crimes Bill Passed - House (96 - 64)
April 2, 2015 GA SB 94 Amends Certain Law Enforcement Procedures Concurrence Vote Passed - House (100 - 65)
March 7, 2012 GA SB 469 Prohibits Picketing in Certain Circumstances Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 18)
April 11, 2011 GA HB 92 Limits Absentee Ballots Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 20)
Feb. 22, 2011 GA HB 92 Limits Absentee Ballots Bill Passed - House (148 - 20)
Feb. 4, 2010 GA SB 235 Ban on Required Human Microchip Implantation Bill Passed - Senate (47 - 2)
April 3, 2009 GA SB 86 Requiring Proof of Citizenship for Voter Registration Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (30 - 13)
April 3, 2009 GA SB 86 Requiring Proof of Citizenship for Voter Registration Bill Passed - House (140 - 67)
March 30, 2009 GA HB 614 Prescription Tracking Database Bill Failed - Senate (25 - 29)
March 12, 2009 GA HB 23 Age-Specific Ban on Wireless Communication While Driving Bill Passed - House (138 - 34)
March 4, 2009 GA SB 235 Ban on Required Human Microchip Implantation
Feb. 25, 2009 GA SB 23 Admissibility of Seat Belt Evidence in Court Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 12)
April 2, 2008 GA SB 174 Physical Fitness Standards for State Employees Bill Failed - House (55 - 107)
Feb. 26, 2008 GA SB 454 Permitting Public Venue Alcohol Sales on Sundays Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 20)
Jan. 31, 2008 GA HB 89 Concealed Weapons in Motor Vehicles Bill Passed - House (111 - 58)
Jan. 29, 2008 GA HB 908 Expanding Sex Offender Restrictions Bill Passed - House (141 - 29)
March 20, 2007 GA SB 174 Physical Fitness Standards for State Employees Bill Passed - Senate (48 - 1)
March 20, 2007 GA HCS HB 185 Death Penalty Rules Bill Passed - House (106 - 65)
March 24, 2006 GA SCS SB 396 Use of Deadly Force Bill Passed - House (115 - 42)
March 2, 2006 GA SCS SB 396 Use of Deadly Force Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 13)
Date No. Title Outcome
6/23 HB 426 Increase Penalties for Bias-Motivated Crime Concurrence Vote Passed - House (127 - 38)
6/23 HB 426 Increase Penalties for Bias-Motivated Crime Bill Passed - Senate (47 - 6)
2/03 SR 554 Expresses Support for Iranian People Resolution Passed - Senate (31 - 17)
3/29 HB 345 Establishes Rights for Pregnant Inmates Bill Passed - Senate (52 - 1)
3/07 HB 426 Establishes Penalties for Hate Crimes Bill Passed - House (96 - 64)
4/02 SB 94 Amends Certain Law Enforcement Procedures Concurrence Vote Passed - House (100 - 65)
3/07 SB 469 Prohibits Picketing in Certain Circumstances Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 18)
4/11 HB 92 Limits Absentee Ballots Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 20)
2/22 HB 92 Limits Absentee Ballots Bill Passed - House (148 - 20)
2/04 SB 235 Ban on Required Human Microchip Implantation Bill Passed - Senate (47 - 2)
4/03 SB 86 Requiring Proof of Citizenship for Voter Registration Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (30 - 13)
4/03 SB 86 Requiring Proof of Citizenship for Voter Registration Bill Passed - House (140 - 67)
3/30 HB 614 Prescription Tracking Database Bill Failed - Senate (25 - 29)
3/12 HB 23 Age-Specific Ban on Wireless Communication While Driving Bill Passed - House (138 - 34)
3/04 SB 235 Ban on Required Human Microchip Implantation
2/25 SB 23 Admissibility of Seat Belt Evidence in Court Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 12)
4/02 SB 174 Physical Fitness Standards for State Employees Bill Failed - House (55 - 107)
2/26 SB 454 Permitting Public Venue Alcohol Sales on Sundays Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 20)
1/31 HB 89 Concealed Weapons in Motor Vehicles Bill Passed - House (111 - 58)
1/29 HB 908 Expanding Sex Offender Restrictions Bill Passed - House (141 - 29)
3/20 SB 174 Physical Fitness Standards for State Employees Bill Passed - Senate (48 - 1)
3/20 HCS HB 185 Death Penalty Rules Bill Passed - House (106 - 65)
3/24 SCS SB 396 Use of Deadly Force Bill Passed - House (115 - 42)
3/02 SCS SB 396 Use of Deadly Force Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 13)

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