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SB 180: Hospital Care for the Indigent; additional reporting requirement for rural hospitals; provide

Voted on Tuesday March 28, 2017

John Pezold's thoughts

SB 180 amends current code section relating to tax credits for donations to rural hospitals by requiring donations to be itemized by the hospital and showing how the funds were used. Any funds paid to a third party by the hospital must also be detailed. The cap of third party spending is set at 3%.

The legislation also changes the definition of "rural county" to less than 35,000 to less than 50,000 and increases the tax credit from 70% to 90% of the donation or $5,000 per year per individual or $10,000 per year per married couple. 75% is the cap for corporation tax breaks.

The cap for total state tax breaks for these donations is set at $60 million for 2017, 2018 and 2019.

More information on legis.ga.gov
John Pezold's Vote

Vote Totals

The table below breaks down the total number of votes, and marks the majority vote.

Voted Total % Majority Vote?
Yea 170 94.4% Majority Vote
Nay 0 0%
Did not vote 6 3.3%
Excused 4 2.2%