Legislative Positions of the Judicial Branch
 Bill Number Description/Concerns Official Position Judicial Contact Status

              HB 579

HB 579 allows members of the Georgia Judicial Retirement System serving in full-time positions at their retirement to use prior part-time service for purposes of vesting, on the same one-month credit per three-months part-time service currently used for calculating benefits.

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 House Retirement Committee
SB 345

A general law allowing local courts to establish technology fees would: (1) alleviate concerns that piecemeal implementation is not in keeping with uniformity requirements; and (2) provide a consistent process for adoption by any court. This would also shorten the process for approving a fee since specific action by the General Assembly would no longer be required.

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SB 332

Raise the maximum fine for contempt in magistrate courts from $200 to $500.

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