GA SB4 | 2021-2022 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 5-1)
Status: Passed on May 4 2021 - 100% progression
Action: 2021-07-01 - Effective Date
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 5 of Title 26 of the O.C.G.A., relating to drug abuse treatment and education programs, so as to prohibit patient brokering; to provide for definitions; to provide for exceptions; to provide for penalties; to provide for enforcement; to provide for venue; to provide for reasonable expenses; to provide for cumulative actions; to amend Chapter 1 of Title 33 of the O.C.G.A., relating to general provisions regarding insurance, so as to provide that excessive, fraudulent, or high-tech drug testing of certain individuals is considered a fraudulent insurance act; to provide for investigation by the Commissioner of Insurance; to provide for penalties; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

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Drug Abuse Treatment and Education Programs; patient brokering; prohibit; definitions; exceptions; penalties; provide


Roll Calls

2021-03-23 - Senate - Agree To House Substitute: Senate Vote #258 (Y: 51 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 5) [PASS]
2021-03-11 - House - Passage: House Vote #249 (Y: 151 N: 0 NV: 13 Abs: 15) [PASS]
2021-02-09 - Senate - Passage: Senate Vote #28 (Y: 52 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 4) [PASS]


2021-07-01 Effective Date
2021-05-04 Act 205
2021-05-04SenateSenate Date Signed by Governor
2021-04-07SenateSenate Sent to Governor
2021-03-23SenateSenate Agreed House Amend or Sub
2021-03-11HouseHouse Passed/Adopted By Substitute
2021-03-11HouseHouse Third Readers
2021-03-03HouseHouse Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
2021-02-11HouseHouse Second Readers
2021-02-10HouseHouse First Readers
2021-02-09SenateSenate Passed/Adopted
2021-02-09SenateSenate Third Read
2021-02-08SenateSenate Read Second Time
2021-02-04SenateSenate Committee Favorably Reported
2021-01-13SenateSenate Read and Referred
2021-01-12SenateSenate Hopper

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