GA HB249 | 2017-2018 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 7-0)
Status: Passed on May 4 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 13 of Title 16 and Article 2 of Chapter 16 of Title 45 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to controlled substances and death investigations, respectively, so as to collect more information regarding the dispensing and use of certain controlled substances; to change the frequency of reporting certain prescriptions in the electronic data base of prescription information; to clarify provisions relating to confidentiality; to change provisions relating to liability and duties; to change provisions relating to the definitions of dangerous drugs; to provide for a coroner's inquest when an individual dies of a suspected drug overdose; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

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Controlled substances; collect more information regarding dispensing and use; provisions


Roll Calls

2017-03-30 - Senate - Senate Vote #320 (Y: 50 N: 0 NV: 5 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2017-03-28 - House - House Vote #348 (Y: 164 N: 9 NV: 3 Abs: 4) [PASS]
2017-03-22 - Senate - Senate Vote #217 (Y: 50 N: 0 NV: 2 Abs: 3) [PASS]
2017-03-03 - House - House Vote #186 (Y: 167 N: 1 NV: 8 Abs: 4) [PASS]


2017-07-01 Effective Date
2017-05-04 Act 141
2017-05-04HouseHouse Date Signed by Governor
2017-04-07HouseHouse Sent to Governor
2017-03-30SenateSenate Agreed House Amend or Sub
2017-03-28HouseHouse Agreed Senate Amend or Sub As Amended
2017-03-22SenateSenate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
2017-03-22SenateSenate Third Read
2017-03-20SenateSenate Read Second Time
2017-03-20SenateSenate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
2017-03-03SenateSenate Read and Referred
2017-03-03HouseHouse Passed/Adopted By Substitute
2017-03-03HouseHouse Third Readers
2017-02-27HouseHouse Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
2017-02-08HouseHouse Second Readers
2017-02-07HouseHouse First Readers
2017-02-02HouseHouse Hopper

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Bill Comments