ACCG produces weekly legislative updates while the General Assembly is in session to highlight legislation the association is monitoring on behalf of county governments throughout Georgia. The Legislative Update provides a brief analysis of the bill, underscoring its significance to counties and ACCG’s position. This publication is only sent out by email as that is the timeliest way to disseminate the information to the association membership considering how frequently and rapidly legislation changes.
2016 Legislative Updates
March 4: The Final Stretch of the 2016 Legislative Session: Which Bills Survived Crossover Day & What to Watch; Ask Legislators to Support SB 375, New Cities Reform Legislation.
February 26: The 9-1-1 Legislation, SB 387 Tabled; Fate of Bills to be Determined after Crossover Day: SB 375 & HB 699; County Officials to Hear From House SpeakerDavid Ralston at Final 2016 District Day.
February 19: Busy Week at the Legislature as Crossover Day Approaches; Legislation to Create 9-1-1 Authority Dropped this Week; Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle to Provide Keynote Address at Second 2016 District Day.
February 12: Many Bills Impacting County Government Introduced This Week; Bill Drops to Allow Schools to Take LOST After GMA and ACCG Fail to Reach Consensus on Future Negotiations; TAVT Impact by County; New City Incorporation Reforms to be Introduced Next Week.
February 5: County Officials Vote to Support Removal of TAVT Local Target Formula; Proposed 911 Modernization and Balancing Funding Webinar; 2016 District Days at the Capitol Less Than Two Weeks Away; ACCG is Your Primary Source for Information During the Session.
January 29: Next Week's Committee Meetings Will Include Key County Issues; House Passess Amended FY 2016 Budget; Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Speaker David Ralston Confirmed for 2016 District Days at the Capitaol; Follow ACCG on Social Medial for the Latest County News.
January 22: Governor's Recommended Budget Include Increased Funding for Counties; Adjournment Resolution Set for Through Legislative Day 40; Townships - Create with Zoning, Land Use and Building Code Powers.
January 15: Governor's Budget Highlights; 2016 State of the State Highlights; Senate Majority Caucus Establishes Priorities, Speaker Ralston Sets Agenda; Adjournment Resolution Set Through Legislative Day 13; Counties to See Changes in TAVT Distributions.
Final Legislative Updates
- 2015 Final Legislative Update
- 2014 Final Legislative Update
- 2013 Final Legislative Update
- 2012 Final Legislative Update
- 2011 Final Legislative Update
- 2010 Final Legislative Update
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The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety has announced the Request for Proposal Process for the Federal Fiscal Year 2017.
On January 21, the National Association of Counties (NACo) released our federal legislative priorities for 2016
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The Board of Trustees of the ACCG-Group Self-Insurance Workers’ Compensation Fund voted to decrease rates by 1.2 percent
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