ATLANTA--May 16, 2019--Senate Bill 153 has been vetoed by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp. Here is a summary of the bill as can be seen at

Bill 153 is summarized as:

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 35 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to law enforcement officers and agencies, so as to provide for the comprehensive regulation of trauma scene cleanup services; to provide for definitions; to provide for registration requirements; to provide for qualifications; to provide for penalties for violations; to provide for emergencies; to provide for rules and regulations; to provide for exemptions; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

According to Governor Kemp, he vetoed the bill because the bill "did not receive statutorily mandated review and approval through GORRC," and that it also received "no fiscal analysis to determine the costs associated with this proposed regulatory scheme."

In the next few weeks the authors of the bill will be meeting at the capitol again with legislators to determine the next steps. 

Click here to read the governor's veto message.

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