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HB 1055 - Tax Law Amendments - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Tax Law Amendments

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (39-12) -
Note:

NOTE: THE LEGISLATURE PROVIDES ITS MEMBERS WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO BOTH VOTE ON WHETHER TO CONCUR WITH THE OPPOSING CHAMBER'S AMENDMENTS AND, IF THE CONCURRENCE VOTE SUCCEEDS, VOTE TO REPASS THE BILL AFTER THE AMENDMENTS ARE INCORPORATED. THIS IS A VOTE ON REPASSAGE OF THE BILL AFTER THE MEMBERS CONCURRED WITH THE OPPOSING CHAMBER'S AMENDMENTS.

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (107-63) - (Key vote)

Title: Tax Law Amendments

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate amendments and adopt additional amendments to a bill that specifies the fees for various licenses.

Highlights:
-Establishes the fees for various agricultural licenses and business activities as follows (Sec. 1.1, 1.3-1.8, 1.10-1.17):
    -no less than $1,500 and no more than $3,000 for individual grain dealer, commercial feed dealer and warehouseman licenses; -no less than $100 and no more than $200 for pesticide registration; -$55 for restricted use pesticide dealer licenses; -$55 for pesticide contract licenses; -$90 for five-year pesticide applicator license; -no less than $100 and no more than $150 for grain dealer licenses; -no less than $70 and no more than $100 for seed dealer licenses; -$100 for fertilizer licenses; -$70 for lime licenses for guaranteeing agricultural liming material; -$55 for soil registration; -$120 for timber preservative treating licenses; -$35 for licenses for poultry dealers, brokers and market operators; -no less than $50 and no more than $400 for bird dealer licenses; -$50 for licenses for pet dealers and kennel, stable and animal shelter operators.
-Requires anyone engaging in business as a warehouseman to execute and file with the Commissioner a bond of no less than $20,000 and no more than $300,000 (Sec. 1.28). -Specifies that the cost in the initial proceeding regarding the estate of a descendant or of a missing individual believed to be dead is $130 (Sec. 1.39). -Establishes the judicial operations fund fee of $125 to be charged to the filing party in any civil action or case (Sec. 1.44). -Requires anyone whose driver's license has been suspended or who is disqualified from operating a commercial motor vehicle to submit a $150 filing fee and a request for a hearing within 10 days notice or the right to a hearing will be deemed waived (Sec. 1.80). -Defines a 'Class A machine' as a bona fide coin operated amusement machine that is not a Class B machine and provides no reward to a successful player (Sec. 188). -Defines a 'Class B machine' as a coin operated amusement machine that rewards a successful player (Sec. 1.88). -Requires that for Class A machines, an owner pay a license fee of $500 if the owner owns 5 or fewer machines, $2,500 if the owner owns between 6 and 60 machines, and $5,000 if the owner owns more than 60 machines (Sec. 1.89). -Requires that for Class B machines, an owner pay a license fee of $1,000 if the owner owns 5 or fewer machines, $3,000 if the owner owns between 6 and 60 machines and $5,000 if the owner owns more than 60 machines (Sec. 1.89). -Requires every hospital to pay a fee of 1.45% of the net patient revenue (Sec. 2.1). -Establishes the mill levies for the taxable years as follows (Sec. 3.1):
    -0.25 percent for 2011; -0.20 percent for 2012; -0.15 percent for 2013; -0.10 percent for 2014; -0.05 percent for 2015; and -no mill levy for state taxation for 2016 and years thereafter.
-Specifies that retirement income otherwise included in Georgia net income will be subject to an exclusion amount of $35,000 for taxpayers who are between the ages of 62 and 65 or who are permanently and totally disabled (Sec. 4.1). -Specifies that, for taxpayers who are 65 years of age or older, retirement income otherwise included in Georgia net income will be subject to the following exclusion amounts (Sec. 4.1):
    -$65,000 for 2012; -$100,000 for 2013; -$150,000 for 2014; -$200,000 for 2015; and -an exclusion for any retirement income from any source for 2016 and years thereafter.
-Specifies that the act will be effective upon passage, except for Part II of the act, which will be effective beginning July 1, 2010 (Sec. 5.1).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (44-9) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (100-57) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Tax Law Amendments

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