Marsy’s Law for Georgia Plans to Introduce Criminal Record Responsibility Act to General Assembly

Working with the Office of Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan and Senator Bo Hatchett from District 50, Marsy’s Law for Georgia has drafted legislation to empower and compel the state’s court clerks to enter data into the Georgia Criminal Information Center (GCIC) consistently and comprehensively.

The new Criminal Record Responsibility Act (CRRA) aims to amend Title 15 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated to reestablish the Criminal Case Data Exchange Board as an advisory board to the Council of Superior Court Clerks of Georgia.

With a more modern and unified criminal data reporting system, justice can be properly and expeditiously served by: 

  • Updating and clarifying requirements for submitting documents, including final dispositions, to the statewide GCIC.
  • Removing outdated and unnecessary layers to criminal data transmissions.
  • Authorizing grants to local criminal justice agencies, including court clerks, to upgrade their systems for better criminal data sharing.
  • Empowering the Council of Superior Court Clerks to set rules for filings within the court system.

View a summary of the bill hereRead the full press release on Marsy’s Law for Georgia's website.

Watch Marsy’s Law for Georgia Advisory Board Member Meg Heap speak about the new bill’s effect on victims and their families on Macon’s News Channel 9.