GA HB479 | 2021-2022 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Passed on May 10 2021 - 100% progression
Action: 2021-05-10 - Effective Date 2021-05-10
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 17 of the O.C.G.A., relating to criminal procedure, so as to revise certain arrest powers; to provide for arrests by a law enforcement officer outside of the jurisdiction of his or her employing law enforcement agency under certain circumstances; to revise the grounds for arrest by a private person; to repeal in its entirety Article 4 of Chapter 4, relating to arrest by private persons; to amend Article 5 of Chapter 2 of Title 35 of the O.C.G.A., relating to motor carrier compliance division; to amend Chapter 38 of Title 43 of the O.C.G.A., relating to operators of private detective businesses and private security businesses; to amend Article 4 of Chapter 7 of Title 51 of the O.C.G.A., relating to detention or arrest on suspicion of shoplifting or film piracy; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date and applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

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Criminal procedure; revise certain arrest powers; provisions


Roll Calls

2021-03-31 - House - Agree Sen Am: House Vote #373 (Y: 169 N: 0 NV: 6 Abs: 5) [PASS]
2021-03-29 - Senate - Passage As Amended: Senate Vote #346 (Y: 52 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 3) [PASS]
2021-03-29 - Senate - Adoption Of Amendment #1 By The Senator From The 37th: Senate Vote #345 (Y: 33 N: 19 NV: 1 Abs: 3) [PASS]
2021-03-08 - House - Passage: House Vote #214 (Y: 173 N: 0 NV: 2 Abs: 4) [PASS]


2021-05-10 Effective Date 2021-05-10
2021-05-10 Act 264
2021-05-10HouseHouse Date Signed by Governor
2021-04-09HouseHouse Sent to Governor
2021-03-31HouseHouse Agreed Senate Amend or Sub
2021-03-29SenateSenate Passed/Adopted As Amended
2021-03-29SenateSenate Third Read
2021-03-29SenateSenate Taken from Table
2021-03-29SenateSenate Tabled
2021-03-22SenateSenate Read Second Time
2021-03-18SenateSenate Committee Favorably Reported
2021-03-09SenateSenate Read and Referred
2021-03-08HouseHouse Passed/Adopted By Substitute
2021-03-08HouseHouse Third Readers
2021-03-05HouseHouse Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
2021-02-18HouseHouse Second Readers
2021-02-17HouseHouse First Readers
2021-02-16HouseHouse Hopper

Georgia State Sources

Bill Comments