Changing Local Legislation Affecting Your County

The 2018 Regular Session of the Georgia General Assembly convenes on January 8, 2018. While county commissions have broad self government powers through home rule authority under Art. IX, Sec. II, Para. I of the Georgia Constitution, certain laws must be passed by a local Act of the General Assembly. The ACCG legal staff has prepared information under Legislative Tools to assist county attorneys on the specifics of drafting these local Acts, including the types of changes that need a local Act, legal advertising requirements, the legislative process a local Act goes through in the legislature, and other pertinent information. County attorneys can track local legislation through the ACCG Legislative Tracking Database or the General Assembly website.