New Georgia laws that could impact your business in 2020

Several new laws went into effect in Georgia on Jan. 1, but the most controversial bill signed into law in 2019 will remain on hold, for now.

Gov. Brian Kemp signed more than 300 bills into law in 2019. Many have already taken effect, while others will be enacted with the New Year.

However, HB 481, the so-called “Heartbeat bill” that banned abortions after a fetal heartbeat has been detected, was placed on hold after a federal ruling in October.

11Alive has published a rundown of the list to know for 2020 here. Below is an abbreviated list:

HB 239

Establishes a business court that handles business issues such as contract disputes, copyright disagreements and arguments over who came up with a money-making idea.

HB 63

This law gives doctors a way around what is called “step therapy.” That’s when an insurance company requires you to try certain preferred medications first and have those drugs fail before you can receive the drug prescribed by your doctor.

If you have a health plan that is renewed or starts on Jan. 1, HB 63 gives doctors a path to apply for exceptions to avoid step therapy and quickly start you on the medication they believe you need for your condition.

HB 288 

This bill revises fees that superior court clerks can charge to file real estate and personal property documents.

HB 288 

This bill revises fees that superior court clerks can charge to file real estate and personal property documents.

 
 
 
By Joe Henke, Phillip Kish – 11Alive
https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2020/01/02/new-georgia-laws-that-could-impact-your-business.html
 

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