GA HB966 | 2019-2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 7-0)
Status: Enrolled on July 2 2020 - 75% progression
Action: 2020-07-02 - House Sent to Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 6 of Title 12 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to forest resources and other plant life, so as to regulate the harvest and sale of palmetto berries; to provide for definitions; to provide for legislative findings; to provide for certificates of harvest; to provide for records of harvest activities and purchase transactions; to provide for prohibited acts; to provide for stop sale, stop use, and removal orders; to provide for seizure of berries; to provide for home or personal use of berries; to provide for penalties and restitution; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

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Conservation and natural resources; regulate the harvest and sale of palmetto berries


Roll Calls

2020-06-25 - House - House Vote #756 (Y: 140 N: 14 NV: 5 Abs: 21) [PASS]
2020-06-19 - Senate - Senate Vote #661 (Y: 49 N: 4 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2020-03-03 - House - House Vote #516 (Y: 125 N: 42 NV: 5 Abs: 8) [PASS]


2020-07-02HouseHouse Sent to Governor
2020-06-25HouseHouse Agreed Senate Amend or Sub
2020-06-19SenateSenate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
2020-06-19SenateSenate Third Read
2020-06-18SenateSenate Read Second Time
2020-06-17SenateSenate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
2020-03-04SenateSenate Read and Referred
2020-03-03HouseHouse Passed/Adopted By Substitute
2020-03-03HouseHouse Third Readers
2020-02-26HouseHouse Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
2020-02-24HouseHouse Second Readers
2020-02-21HouseHouse First Readers
2020-02-20HouseHouse Hopper

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Bill Comments