A History Of HB 385

A History Of HB 385


Governor Sonny Perdue signs into law HB 1405

This bill creates the Special Council on Tax Reform and Fairness for Georgians. The tax council is comprised of private citizens who are charged with reviewing the GA Tax Code.

This Tax Council’s members are:

A.D. Frazier

Affiance LLC

Bradford Dickson

Windham Brannon PC

Roy Fickling

Fickling & Company

Gerry Harkins

2010 GA Chair for the National Federation of Independent Businesses

Dr. Jeffery Humphreys


Skeetter McCorkle

McCorkle Nursieries

Dr. Christine Ries

GA Tech University

Suzanne Sitherwood

2010 Chairperson of the GA Chamber of Commerce

Dr. David Sjoquist

GA State University

Dr. Roger Tutterow

Mercer University

The members are to submit recommendations to the Special Joint Committee on Georgia Revenue Structure, also created by HB 1405, by January 10, 2011.

The members of the Special Joint Committee on GA Revenue Structure include:

Robert ‘Mickey’ Melvin Channell, Jr., District 116

Larry Edward O’Neal, District 146

Jan Slaughter Jones, District 46

Allen Peake, District 137


The Tax Council submits recommendations to the Special Joint Committee who deliberate to create a bill based on the recommendations.


House Bill 385 is drafted with provisions to repeal the GA film tax incentives on July 1, 2011  for some and January. 1, 2012 for all.


Representatives of the film industry as well as affiliated businesses spoke to keep the credit to the House Economic Development and Tourism Committee.


Today, 3/16/11

House Bill 385 doesn’t make it to crossover day.


One comment

  1. […] ‘Crossover day’ is a day where the GA House and Senate CROSS OVER and submit bills to each other, which have already completed a specific process in their respective chamber. This happens today, on session day 30. This is the deadline for legislation to pass from one house to another. Bills that don’t make it to crossover day will be considered next session, January 2012. After COD, there are 10 days left in the session. Get caught up here: https://keepgafilmtaxincentives.wordpress.com/a-history-of-hb-385/ […]

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