Sponsored Legislation

Senator Wilkinson has sponsored numerous pieces of legislation during his time in the Georgia General Assembly. For more information on legislation sponsored by Senator Wilkinson, please see below.

2015-2016 Legislation Sponsored by Senator John Wilkinson

SB 81

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to elementary and secondary education, so as to provide for election of local school superintendents by the voters and election of members of local boards of education by grand juries, as an alternative to appointment of local school superintendents by local school boards and election of local school board members by the voters; and for other purposes.

SB 82

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 40-2-152 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to fees and alternative ad valorem taxation of apportionable vehicles, so as to revise and change certain provisions regarding the distribution of alternative ad valorem tax proceeds; to provide for an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Senator Wilkinson was also instrumental in carrying a number of House Bills successfully through the Senate. 

HB 94

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 1 of Article 10 of Chapter 5 of Title 48 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to general provisions regarding the ad valorem taxation of motor vehicles and motor homes, so as to exempt certain members of the armed forces from penalties for failure to timely pay the ad valorem tax; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date and applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

HB 164

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 20-2-200 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to the regulation of certificated professional personnel by the Professional Standards Commission, so as to extend the suspension of professional learning requirements for certification renewal; to extend the timeline for revision of certification renewal rules for purposes of conformity; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

HB 268

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 19-7-5 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to reporting of child abuse and when it is mandated or authorized, so as to change provisions relating to mandatory reporters; to provide for procedure; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

HB 401

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 1A of Title 20 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to early care and learning; to amend Code Section 16-12-1.1 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to restrictions on persons with criminal records with regard to child, family, or group-care facilities, so as to revise terminology; to amend Code Section 25-2-13 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to regulation of fire and other hazards in buildings presenting special hazards to persons or property, so as to revise terminology; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

HB 579

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 1 of Chapter 6 of Title 40 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to general provisions regarding uniform rules of the road, so as to provide for the operation of certain vehicles upon the highways when used in connection with agricultural pursuits; to provide for conditions; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

2013-2014 Legislation Sponsored by Senator John Wilkinson

SB 81

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 12-6-152 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to prohibited acts regarding harvesting ginseng, so as to shorten the legal season for harvesting ginseng; to provide for an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

SB 97

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 2 of Chapter 8 of Title 2 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to agricultural commodity commissions generally, so as to create the Agricultural Commodity Commission for Beef; to provide for membership; to establish powers and limitations regarding assessments; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

SB 100

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 2 of Chapter 14 of Title 20 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to education accountability assessment programs, so as to reestablish the Career and Technical Education Advisory Commission; to provide for membership, filling of vacancies, terms, officers, duties, meetings, and reimbursement of members of the commission; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

SB 329

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to elementary and secondary education, so as to provide for work based learning programs; to provide for a short title; to provide for legislative findings; to provide for requirements for work based learning programs; to provide for local coordinators; to revise provisions for purposes of conformity; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

SB 387

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 3 of Chapter 19 of Title 15 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to the regulation of the practice of law, so as to provide that creation and distribution of certain self-help legal documents is not unlawful if a disclaimer is provided; to provide for a civil action for damages; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Senator Wilkinson was also instrumental in carrying a number of House Bills successfully through the Senate. 

HB 101

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 26-2-370 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to definitions relative to food service establishments, so as to exclude certain events held by nonprofit organizations from the definition of “food service establishment”; to amend Code Section 26-2-391 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to permits for nonprofit food sales and food service at events, so as to allow counties or municipalities to delegate permitting authority to the local board of health; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

HB 298

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 8 of Title 2 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to agricultural commodities promotion, so as to create the Agricultural Commodity Commission for Georgia Grown Products; to provide for the operation and function of the commodity commission; to amend Code Section 2-8-10 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to nonapplicability of Article 2 of Chapter 8 of Title 2 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, so as to exclude the Agricultural Commodity Commission for Georgia Grown Products from the provisions of such article; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

HB 304

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 48-5-48.2 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to freeport exemption, so as to clarify the applicability of an exemption to fertilizer production processes; to provide for an effective date and applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

HB 766

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to elementary and secondary education, so as to provide for work based learning programs; to provide for a short title; to provide for legislative findings; to provide for requirements for work based learning programs; to provide requirements for local coordinators; to revise provisions for purposes of conformity; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

HB 778

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 26-2-370 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to definitions relative to food service establishments, so as to exempt certain nonprofit, charitable entities from regulation; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

 

2012 Legislation Sponsored by Senator John Wilkinson

SB 357

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 5 of Chapter 14 of Title 2 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to timber products generally, so as to repeal the “Georgia Treated Timber Products Act of 1973”; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

SB 360

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 27-1-2 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to definitions relative to game and fish, so as to include certain tilapia species as domestic fish; to amend Code Section 27-4-5 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to methods of taking fish generally, so as to prohibit the use or sale of tilapia as live bait; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.