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The Advisory Committee on Legislation shall prepare for legislative action such matters requiring legislation as may have received the approval of the State Bar's Board of Governors. It shall keep itself informed as to all proposed legislation affecting members of the Bar and the practice of law, and shall take appropriate action for support or opposition to such legislation. It also shall make due presentation of such proposed legislation to the appropriate legislative committee or bodies. (Ad hoc committees will be created as needed for specific legislation.)

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2015 Legislative Information

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2015 State Bar Legislative Agenda (Georgia General Assembly)

1) FUNDING ISSUES

       A. Judicial Salary Increase (SUPPORT)

            a) HB 279

       B. District Attorney Pay Parity (SUPPORT)

            a) HB 279

       C. Public Defender Pay Parity (SUPPORT)

            a) HB 279

       D. Georgia Appellate Resource Center (SUPPORT)

            a) HB 76

       E.  Legal Services for Victims of Domestic Violence (SUPPORT)  

            a) HB 76

2) REAL PROPERTY LAW SECTION

       A. Unauthorized Practice of Law (SUPPORT)

            a) HB 153

       B. Water Lien Legislation (SUPPORT)

            a) SB 206

3) FAMILY LAW SECTION      

       A. Attestation of Execution of Antenuptial Agreements (SUPPORT)

            a) HB 405

4) GENERAL PRACTICE AND TRIAL SECTION

       A. Long Arm Statute Revision (SUPPORT)

            a) HB 531

5) BUSINESS LAW SECTION 

       A. Business Corporation Code Amendments (SUPPORT)

            a) SB 128

6) INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN LEGAL SERVICES COMMITTEE

       A. Uniform Unsworn Foreign Declarations Act (SUPPORT)

            a) ACL Proposal

7) ACCESS TO JUSTICE COMMITTEE

       A. Attorneys for Rural Areas Assistance Act (SUPPORT)

            a) HB 236

8) OTHER AGENDA ITEMS

       A. Criminal Justice Reform and Reinvestment (SUPPORT)

            a) HB 310

            b) HB 328

            c) HB 361

       B. Patient Compensation Act (OPPOSE)

            a) SB 86

Other Items of Interest to Lawyers

Other issues of interest to lawyers are included in the current legislative update. (Noted above.)

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