ACLU of Georgia

Legislative Scorecard – Criminal Justice and Police Reform Bills

HB479– Repeals citizens arrest 
ACLU GA Position: SUPPORTED 
STATUS: PASSED

  • House Bill 479 repeals the statute allowing for arrest by private persons.


HB286– Anti-police reform and accountability bill 
ACLU GA Position: OPPOSED
STATUS: PASSED

  • House Bill 286 penalizes counties and municipalities for reducing police budgets and limits the ability for local governments to set budget priorities based on the needs of their community.


SB105– Early termination of Probation 
ACLU GA Position: SUPPORTED
STATUS: PASSED

  • Senate Bill 105 establishes guidelines that allow for early termination of probation in certain circumstances.