SB 127: Significantly revised and updates Georgia’s 40 year old Juvenile Code.  Status: Currently in the Senate Judiciary Committee, however, has garnered general support from the Governor’s office as well as the office of the Speaker. Next steps are being developed. To keep up with the progress of this bill, visit http://www.justga.org. Way to go JUSTGeorgia!

HB 200: Seeks to discourage trafficking of persons for labor or sexual servitude and provide greater protections to persons subject to such crime. Status: PASSED the House and Senate (overwhelmingly in both) and now goes to the Governor for a signature.

HB 185: Service providers sheltering with runaway youth to report contact with children within 72 Hours. Status: Recommended Do Pass by the House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee, but did not come out of the Rules Committee by the end of crossover day. This being the case, a maneuver has occurred whereby the language of this bill, with some modification, has been put into SB 94, virtually replacing the initial language of SB 94. The bill is now on the House general Calendar, and so, may be debated in the Chamber at any time.

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