GA HB551 | 2019-2020 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 6-1)
Status: Passed on April 26 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-04-26 - Effective Date
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 13 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to controlled substances, so as to provide for legislative findings; to provide a definition; to provide for the identification of a standard level of kratom alkoloids and establish recommended dosages; to provide for the prohibition of access to kratom to persons under 18 years of age; to provide for package labeling requirements; to provide for penalties; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

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Controlled substances; kratom; provisions


Roll Calls

2019-04-02 - Senate - Senate Vote #382 (Y: 50 N: 1 NV: 2 Abs: 3) [PASS]
2019-03-29 - House - House Vote #355 (Y: 149 N: 1 NV: 10 Abs: 19) [PASS]
2019-03-28 - Senate - Senate Vote #277 (Y: 50 N: 0 NV: 4 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2019-03-07 - House - House Vote #211 (Y: 164 N: 1 NV: 4 Abs: 9) [PASS]


2019-04-26 Effective Date
2019-04-26 Act 59
2019-04-26HouseHouse Date Signed by Governor
2019-04-11HouseHouse Sent to Governor
2019-04-02SenateSenate Agreed House Amend or Sub
2019-03-29HouseHouse Agreed Senate Amend or Sub As Amended
2019-03-28SenateSenate Passed/Adopted As Amended
2019-03-28SenateSenate Third Read
2019-03-26SenateSenate Read Second Time
2019-03-26SenateSenate Committee Favorably Reported
2019-03-08SenateSenate Read and Referred
2019-03-07HouseHouse Passed/Adopted By Substitute
2019-03-07HouseHouse Third Readers
2019-03-07HouseHouse Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
2019-03-04HouseHouse Second Readers
2019-03-01HouseHouse First Readers
2019-02-28HouseHouse Hopper

Georgia State Sources

Bill Comments