Previous Legislative Session Information

2016 Legislative Session

  • Encouraged employers to provide work-based learning for students age 16 or older
  • Blasting and excavating near utility facilities
  • Architect/Engineer indemnification
  • License boards
  • Revisions to Georgia's garnishment laws
  • Prohibit the State from entering into contracts unless such contract contains certification that the bidder/proposer does not presently conduct a boycott of Israel

2015 Legislative Session

  • Workers' compensation exclusive remedy defense applies to all claims
  • Transportation funding for roads
  • Partnership for Public Facilities and Infrastructure (P3)
  • Atlanta Belt Line Urban Redevelopment
  • Dual enrollment for high school students in post-secondary institutions
  • Building Officials Association of Georgia Certification
  • Metal theft
  • Payroll card program
  • Coastal Marshland Buffers


2014 Legislative Session

  • Changes to guidelines for state and local fire marshals, inspectors, code officials
  • Clarifications to the Georgia Utility Facility Protection Act (GUFPA) in regard to definitions of excavation, farming activities, milling and white lining
  • Regulatory process for investing in wireless infrastructure
  • Technical college student HOPE Grant eligibility
  • Funding for planning and revitalization of downtown areas
  • Limiting liability for purchasers of brownfields
  • Establishing watershed protection standards
  • Enhanced regulations for fire protection sprinkler and subcontractors
  • Wood framing guidelines for public school construction
  • Tax exemption for private interest on BOR property


2013 Legislative Session

  • Georgia Lien Law
  • Revisions to Public Works Law
  • Clarifications on Workers' Compensation Guidelines
  • Licensing for Returning Veterans
  • Illegal Immigration Reform Enhancement
  • Ethics Legislation
  • State Labor Reforms


2012 Legislative Session

  • Sales & Use Tax Withholding Requirements on Non-Resident Subcontractors
  • Reciprocal Preference Legislation
  • Comprehensive Tax Reform
  • Metals Theft
  • State Contract Awards for Heavy Equipment
  • DOL - State Fire Marshal's Office Reorganization on Elevators, Escalators and Boilers
  • Unemployment Benefits

2011 Legislative Session

  • Helping Contractors Comply with New State Ethics Guidelines
  • Utilities Participating in PACs
  • Immigration Reform
  • Water Infrastructure Expansion, partnering with private sector
  • Lead Pain Renovations
  • Insurance Certificates

2010 Legislative Session

  • The Georgia Water Stewardship Act
  • Amended FY 2010 Budget and Fiscal Year 2011 Budget
  • Transportation - creating ability to hold T-SPLOST vote in regions across Georgia
  • Ethics Reform - Georgia Transparency and Campaign Finance Act of 2010
  • State Preferences to Georgia Businesses
  • Prohibits code requirements for fire sprinklers in homes
  • Employers buying into Georgia Insurers Insolvency Pool
  • Contractors Eligibility for Licensure
  • Utility Contractor License Law
  • Lien Law
  • Revisions to Georgia's Security/Immigration Compliance Act

2009 Legislative Session

  • Illegal Immigrants/Local Government Grants and Benefits
  • Advertising Transit Agencies; Asbestos Pipe Removal
  • Local Governments; Homeowner tax relief grants
  • Ad Volorem tax; change in definitions
  • Income tax credit; purchase of one single-family residence
  • Voluntary Environmental Remediation
  • Motor Vehicles; place of return for tax purposes/tax exemption for heavy equipment
  • Workers' Compensation Advisory Board Legislation
  • Georgia Geographic Preference
  • Metals Theft Legislation
  • Mandated Stream Buffers not Application to Wet-Weather Ditches

2008 Legislative Session

  • Water
  • Transportation Funding
  • Tax Reform
  • Lien Law
  • Contractor Licensing
  • Tax Allocation District
  • Large Forest Conservation Use Act of 2008
  • Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Construction Act of 2008

2007 Legislative Session

  • General Contractor Licensure Revisions
  • Public Works Law Revisions
  • NPDES Certification
  • Construction Contracts/Indemnification
  • Increased Penalty for Metal Thefts
  • Infrastructure Development Districts
  • Career Academies
  • DOT State Contractors
  • Subsequent Injury Trust Fun Modifications
  • Utilities Relocation/Contractor delay Damages
  • Highway Construction Contract Thresholds

2006 Legislative Session

  • Private Architect/Engineer construction plan review
  • Lien Law Revisions
  • Contractor Sales & Use Tax Withholding Requirements
  • Immigration Reform
  • General Contractor Licensing
  • Public/private initiatives (DOT Bond Requirements)
  • Imminent Domain
  • Revisions to the Right to Cure Law