GA HB842 | 2023-2024 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 6-0)
Status: Introduced on March 29 2023 - 25% progression
Action: 2024-01-09 - House Second Readers
Pending: House Judiciary - Non-Civil Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 15-12-71 of the O.C.G.A., relating to duties of grand jury, so as to provide for a conforming cross-reference; to amend Article 2 of Chapter 3 of Title 16 of the O.C.G.A., relating to justification and excuse, so as to revise and repeal certain provisions regarding justification and the use of force; to amend Code Section 17-7-52, relating to procedure for indictment or special presentment of peace officer for crime in performance of duties, notification, and rights of officer, so as to provide for a conforming cross-reference; to amend Title 51 of the O.C.G.A., relating to torts, so as repeal and reserve certain provisions and provide for a conforming cross-reference; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

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