GA HB126 | 2017-2018 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 6-1)
Status: Passed on May 1 2017 - 100% progression
Action: 2017-07-01 - Effective Date
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 1 of Title 15 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to general provisions for courts, so as to change provisions relating to the Judicial Qualifications Commission; to expand the membership of the commission and provide for panels; to provide for duties and responsibilities; to provide for appointment of members, filling of vacancies, and confirmation; to provide for definitions; to provide for rules; to provide for confidentiality and exceptions; to provide for a short title; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

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Courts; Judicial Qualifications Commission; change provisions


Roll Calls

2017-03-28 - House - House Vote #365 (Y: 164 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 15) [PASS]
2017-03-28 - Senate - Senate Vote #263 (Y: 20 N: 32 NV: 1 Abs: 2) [FAIL]
2017-03-28 - Senate - Senate Vote #264 (Y: 45 N: 8 NV: 1 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2017-02-09 - House - House Vote #35 (Y: 176 N: 0 NV: 2 Abs: 2) [PASS]


2017-07-01 Effective Date
2017-05-01 Act 51
2017-05-01HouseHouse Date Signed by Governor
2017-04-05HouseHouse Sent to Governor
2017-03-28HouseHouse Agreed Senate Amend or Sub
2017-03-28SenateSenate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
2017-03-28SenateSenate Third Read
2017-03-22SenateSenate Read Second Time
2017-03-22SenateSenate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
2017-02-10SenateSenate Read and Referred
2017-02-09HouseHouse Passed/Adopted By Substitute
2017-02-09HouseHouse Third Readers
2017-02-07HouseHouse Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
2017-01-26HouseHouse Second Readers
2017-01-25HouseHouse First Readers
2017-01-25HouseHouse Hopper

Georgia State Sources

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Bill Comments