Georgia Legislative Year in Review part 2: oversight of drug courts/mental health courts/veterans courts

Law

HB 328 Creates Council of Accountability Court Judges of Georgia. Transfers powers currently held by Judicial Council over drug courts/mental health courts/veterans courts division to Council of Accountability Court Judges.

SB 135 Provides Clerk of Superior Court is sole custodian of all records Clerk is required to file and retain. Provides Clerk alone to respond to open records requests for documents in Clerk’s office. Allows Clerk to contract out archiving and storage of electronic records. Provides any contracting entity who releases information subject to a felony conviction.