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This act adjusts paid sick leave for employees with sick relatives. Employers that provide sick leave to employees are now required to allow those employees to use their sick days to care for a relative.Year: 2017•State: Georgia•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: Georgia State Legislature
This act is an attempt to build renewable energy within the state, specifically solar energy. Specifically, it approves private sales of electricity from on-site solar power systems as a means of financing solar energy for Georgia businesses, institutions, schools and homes.Year: 2015•State: Georgia•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: Georgia State Legislature
This act requires health insurers to maintain accurate provider directories. Such online provider directory shall be easily accessible in a standardized, downloadable, searchable, and machine readable format. This act also includes providing definitions for the directory.Year: 2016•State: Georgia•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: Georgia State Legislature
This report examines Georgia's civil forfeiture laws which allow law enforcement agencies to seize property such as cash and cars merely suspected of involvement in a crime, and property owners must bring a lawsuit to win their property back. Because it is a civil process, not a criminal one, owners have fewer legal rights. Much of the proceeds of forfeited properties go to the law enforcement agencies that took them, giving agencies a financial stake in forfeiture proceedings. This report compares available state data in Georgia against federal data, revealing that civil forfeiture data is greatly under reported in the state. The report includes recommendations on the reform of civil forfeiture laws and improvements to the state's reporting system.Year: 2013•State: Georgia•Type: Policy Brief or Report•Source: Institute for Justice
This act establishes procedures for identifying heirs property and the fair market value of the property; requires, upon notice of a cotenants request of partition by sale, notice to be given to the cotenants and any cotenant except a cotenant that requested partition by sale may give notice to the court that it elects to buy all the interests of the cotenants that requested partition by sale; and requires the court to order a partition by physical division of the property if all the interests of the cotenants that requested the partition of the property by sale are not purchased or if there is a cotenant requesting a partition by physical division.Year: 2012•State: Georgia•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: Georgia Legislature
This act creates the offense of payday loans and criminalizes other short-term lending schemes which are punishable for a first offense as a high and aggravated misdemeanor and upon a fourth conviction as a felony punishable by a fine of up to $10,000.00 and five years' imprisonment. The act creates civil remedies, penalties, and prohibitions. The Act also adds payday loans to the definition of racketeering activity under the Georgia RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) Act and allows class actions under the Georgia Industrial Loan Act against unlicensed lenders.Year: 2004•State: Georgia•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: Georgia Legislature
Georgia's Pre-K Program is a state-funded universal pre-kindergarten program for 4-year-olds, which currently serves over 81,000 children each year in a variety of settings across the state, including local school systems, private providers, and blended Head Start/pre-k classrooms. The purpose of the 2012'2013 evaluation study of Georgia's Pre-K Program was to examine the effects of participation in the program on children's school readiness skills. Results showed that participation in Georgia's Pre-K Program significantly improved children's school readiness skills across a wide range of language, literacy, math, and general knowledge measures.Year: 2014•State: Georgia•Type: Policy Brief or Report•Source: The Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG), University of North Carolina