GA HB998 | 2019-2020 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 5-1)
Status: Passed on August 5 2020 - 100% progression
Action: 2020-08-05 - Effective Date
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 27 of the O.C.G.A., relating to game and fish, so as to change the effective date of rules and regulations promulgated by the Board of Natural Resources; to revise the implied consent warning for hunting under the influence; to amend Code Section 52-7-12.5 of the O.C.G.A., relating to ordering drug, alcohol, or other substance tests and implied consent notice relative to operation of watercraft, so as to revise the implied consent warning; to amend Article 3 of Chapter 3 of Title 50 of the O.C.G.A., relating to other state symbols, so as to designate the shoal bass as the official Georgia state riverine sport fish; to provide for legislative findings; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

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Game and fish; effective date of rules and regulations promulgated by the Board of Natural Resources; change


Roll Calls

2020-06-25 - House - House Vote #755 (Y: 157 N: 0 NV: 2 Abs: 21) [PASS]
2020-06-23 - Senate - Senate Vote #704 (Y: 44 N: 5 NV: 3 Abs: 3) [PASS]
2020-06-23 - Senate - Senate Vote #714 (Y: 32 N: 16 NV: 3 Abs: 4) [PASS]
2020-06-23 - Senate - Senate Vote #715 (Y: 37 N: 10 NV: 4 Abs: 4) [PASS]
2020-03-12 - House - House Vote #604 (Y: 163 N: 1 NV: 4 Abs: 12) [PASS]


2020-08-05 Effective Date
2020-08-05 Act 600
2020-08-05HouseHouse Date Signed by Governor
2020-07-02HouseHouse Sent to Governor
2020-06-25HouseHouse Agreed Senate Amend or Sub
2020-06-23SenateSenate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
2020-06-23SenateSenate Third Read
2020-06-23SenateSenate Taken from Table
2020-06-23SenateSenate Third Read Tabled
2020-06-20SenateSenate Read Second Time
2020-06-19SenateSenate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
2020-06-16SenateSenate Withdrawn & Recommitted
2020-03-13SenateSenate Read and Referred
2020-03-12HouseHouse Passed/Adopted By Substitute
2020-03-12HouseHouse Third Readers
2020-03-03HouseHouse Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
2020-02-26HouseHouse Second Readers
2020-02-25HouseHouse First Readers
2020-02-24HouseHouse Hopper

Georgia State Sources

Bill Comments