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During his time in office, Bruce has made commitment to focus on meaningful legislation for the betterment of Georgia and her citizens. Senator Thompson has been instrumental in the passage of several important measures, including Senate Bill 331 which denies individuals who have been convicted of rape from claiming parental rights of children conceived under this heinous circumstance. Bruce has also led the fight against the ongoing heroin epidemic that is currently plaguing numerous parts of Georgia, especially metro-Atlanta suburbs. In addition to sponsoring key legislation through the Senate, Bruce is also extremely active with his locally elected officials, ensuring that the cities and counties he represents in district 14 are taken care of through local legislation measures.


2017-2018 Legislative Session

Senate Bill 141:

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 4 of Chapter 15 of Title 25 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to carnival ride safety, so as to require the owner of a carnival ride to submit an engineering evaluation with a carnival ride permit application; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

 

Senate Bill 203:

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 the designation of a nonprofit organization to govern high school athletics in this state; to provide for definitions; to provide for a governing structure; to provide requirements for a board of directors; to provide for a representative assembly; to provide for a public liaison advisory committee; to provide for due process and appeals; to provide for amendments to the bylaws; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

 

Senate Bill 210:

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 4 of Title 50 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to the organization of the executive branch generally, so as to establish the “Georgia Government Accountability Act”; to provide for a short title; to provide for legislative intent; to create the Legislative Sunset Advisory Committee; to authorize the committee to review and evaluate state agencies’ productivity, efficiency, and responsiveness; to provide for the automatic abolition of certain state agencies contingent upon adoption of a resolution by the General Assembly declaring that the state laws applicable to such agency have been repealed, revised, or reassigned; to provide for related matters; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

 

Senate Bill 239:

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 9A of Title 31 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to the Woman’s Right to Know Act, so as to include chemical abortion under voluntary and informed consent requirements; to provide for information concerning procedures and treatment to reverse the effects of a chemical abortion; to provide for chemical abortion reversal information availability; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

 


2015-2016 Legislative Session

 

Senate Bill 130: Smokefree Cars for Children Act

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 relative to the uniform rules of the road, so as to provide that any person in control of a motor vehicle who smokes or permits another occupant to smoke when a person under the age of 15 is in the vehicle shall be guilty of a misdemeanor; to provide for secondary enforcement; to define a certain term; to provide a penalty; to provide a short title; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

 

Senate Bill 263:

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 1 of Title 35 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to general provisions regarding law enforcement officers and agencies, so as to provide that the governing authority of each municipality and county in this state and each board of education which employs sworn police officers who are P.O.S.T. certified may adopt policies under which such sworn officers, upon their retirement or upon leaving such employment as a result of a disability arising in the line of duty, may retain his or her weapon and badge; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

 

Senate Bill 331: Protections for Rape Victims & Children

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 15-11-2 and Title 19 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to definitions for the Juvenile Code and domestic relations, respectively, so as to provide that causing a child to be conceived as a result of violating certain prohibitions relating to certain offenses is an additional ground for terminating parental rights; to revise definitions; to provide that causing a child to be conceived as a result of violating certain prohibitions relating to certain offenses is an additional ground for losing parental rights and is relevant in certain adoption proceedings; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

 

Senate Bill 381: Non-Embryonic and Non-Fetal Cell Act

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 31 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to health, so as to provide regulations for administration, compounding, and importation of certain cellular material; to specifically prohibit administration of certain cellular material; to provide for definitions; to provide a short title; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

 

Senate Bill 284: Minimum Sentence for Trafficking Heroin

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 1 of Article 2 of Chapter 13 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to schedules, offenses, and penalties regarding controlled substances, so as to provide for mandatory minimum sentences for the sale of or trafficking in heroin; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date and applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

 

Senate Bill 418:

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 26-4-80.1 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to the use of security paper for hard copy prescription drug orders, so as to change provisions relating to filling Schedule II controlled substance prescriptions; to provide for record keeping; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

 

Senate Bill 430: Local Legislation Bartow County

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend an Act creating the office of commissioner of Bartow County, approved July 28, 1924 (Ga. L. 1924, p. 276), as amended, particularly by an Act approved April 20, 2001 (Ga. L. 2001, p. 4414), so as to change the cost-of-living adjustment for the commissioner’s compensation; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

 

Senate Bill 431: Local Legislation City of Cartersville

A BILL to be entitled an Act to authorize the governing authority of the City of Cartersville to levy an excise tax pursuant to subsection (b) of Code Section 48-13-51 of the O.C.G.A.; to provide procedures, conditions, and limitations; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

 

Senate Bill 433: Local Legislation City of Emerson

A BILL to be entitled an Act to authorize the governing authority of the City of Emerson to levy an excise tax pursuant to subsection (b) of Code Section 48-13-51 of the O.C.G.A.; to provide procedures, conditions, and limitations; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

 

Senate Bill 434: Local Legislation Bartow County

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend an Act providing for the compensation of the chief magistrate of the Magistrate Court of Bartow County, approved March 18, 1985 (Ga. L. 1985, p. 3788), as amended, particularly by an Act approved April 28, 2006 (Ga. L. 2006, p. 3817), so as to change provisions relating to cost-of-living adjustments to the compensation of the chief magistrate; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

 

Senate Bill 435: Local Legislation City of Adairsville

A BILL to be entitled an Act to authorize the governing authority of the City of Adairsville to levy an excise tax pursuant to subsection (b) of Code Section 48-13-51 of the O.C.G.A.; to provide procedures, conditions, and limitations; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

 

Senate Bill 436: Local Legislation Bartow County

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend an Act placing certain of the county officers of Bartow County upon an annual salary, approved March 21, 1958 (Ga. L. 1958, p. 2866), as amended, particularly by an Act approved March 27, 1998 (Ga. L. 1998, p. 4046), so as to change provisions relating to cost-of-living adjustments to the compensation of the clerk of the superior court; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.