GA HB383 | 2023-2024 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Passed on May 2 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-05-02 - Effective Date 2023-05-02
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 2 of Chapter 5 of Title 16 of the O.C.G., relating to assault and battery and related offenses against persons, so as to provide for enhanced penalties for aggravated assault and aggravated battery committed upon emergency health workers and healthcare workers located on a hospital campus; to provide for a definition; to amend Title 31 of the O.C.G.A., relating to health; to provide for a short title; to provide for an effective date and applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

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Safer Hospitals Act; enact


Roll Calls

2023-03-23 - Senate - Passage: Senate Vote #293 (Y: 46 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 8) [PASS]
2023-03-06 - House - Passage: House Vote #185 (Y: 170 N: 5 NV: 2 Abs: 2) [PASS]


2023-05-02 Effective Date 2023-05-02
2023-05-02 Act 224
2023-05-02HouseHouse Date Signed by Governor
2023-03-30HouseHouse Sent to Governor
2023-03-23SenateSenate Passed/Adopted
2023-03-23SenateSenate Third Read
2023-03-23SenateSenate Taken from Table
2023-03-23SenateSenate Tabled
2023-03-20SenateSenate Read Second Time
2023-03-16SenateSenate Committee Favorably Reported
2023-03-07SenateSenate Read and Referred
2023-03-06HouseHouse Passed/Adopted By Substitute
2023-03-06HouseHouse Third Readers
2023-03-02HouseHouse Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
2023-02-16HouseHouse Second Readers
2023-02-15HouseHouse First Readers
2023-02-14HouseHouse Hopper

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Bill Comments