Financing


HB 0187InactiveMonroe County; Board of Commissioners; provide nonbinding advisory referendumRobert Dickey
2/9/2017Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
FinancingGeneral County GovernmentHealth and Human ServicesHospital AuthorityIndigent Health Care
Local LegislationProperty TaxRevenue & Finance
HB 0257SupportLocal Government Authority Finance Reports Jan Tankersley
7/1/2018Effective DateGovernmental AffairsState and Local Governmental Operations
2017/02/10 - Report2017/02/17-Report2017/02/24 - Report2017/03/17 - Report2018/02/02 Report
Auditing/BudgetEcon. Dev. & TransportationEconomic DevelopmentFinancingGeneral County Government
Hospital AuthorityRevenue & FinanceTodd EdwardsTourism
This legislation combines the two annual reports (registry and financial reports) that local government authorities and local independent authorities must file annually with the Department of Community Affairs.  Local authorities may not incur debt or credit obligations until they submit the report, though failure to do so will not impact any outstanding debt.          
HB 0296InactiveDouglas, City of; Redevelopment Powers Law; provide for referendumDominic Lariccia
5/2/2017Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
Econ. Dev. & TransportationEconomic DevelopmentFinancingGeneral County GovernmentLocal Legislation
Revenue & Finance
HB 0369InactivePeachtree Corners, City of; Public Facilities Authority; createScott Hilton
5/2/2017Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
FinancingGeneral County GovernmentLocal LegislationRevenue & Finance
HB 0379NeutralGeorgia Public Road Authority ActKevin Tanner
2/17/2017House Second ReadersTransportation
2017/02/17-ReportEcon. Dev. & TransportationFinancingGeneral County GovernmentGovernment Immunity
Kathleen BowenProcurementRevenue & FinanceRoadsTransportation
Transportation Funding
This legislation creates the Georgia Public Road Authority, which would have the ability to issue revenue bonds on behalf of counties and municipalities for the construction of local public roads. This Authority would also have the power to issue bonds for “public-private initiatives”.
HB 0395InactiveMoultrie-Colquitt County Parks and Recreation Authority Act; enactSam Watson
5/2/2017Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
FinancingGeneral County GovernmentLocal LegislationRevenue & Finance
HB 0434SupportEminent Domain - Condemnation of Blighted PropertyWendell Willard
7/1/2017Effective DateJudiciaryJudiciary
2017/02/24 - Report2017/03/06 - Report2017/03/24 - ReportEcon. Dev. & TransportationEconomic Development
Eminent Domain/CondemnationFinancingGeneral County GovernmentLarry Ramsey
This bill establishes a process whereunder a local government can seek initial court determination of whether a property is blighted, and remedy of blight is deemed to be a "public use." If property is determined to be blighted, it can be the subject of condemnation proceedings. Additionally, such blighted property would not be subject to the normal limitations that a government must 1) hold condemned property for at least 20 years and 2) offer the property back to the prior owner if not put to public use within five years.
HB 0435InactiveCity of Dunwoody Public Facilities Authority; createTom Taylor
5/2/2017Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
FinancingLocal LegislationRevenue & Finance
HB 0480InactiveChatham County Urban Development Authority Act; enactCraig Gordon
5/1/2017Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
Econ. Dev. & TransportationEconomic DevelopmentFinancingLocal Legislation
HB 0544InactiveRichmond Hill Public Facilities Authority Act; enactRon Stephens
5/3/2017Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
FinancingGeneral County GovernmentLocal LegislationRevenue & Finance
HB 0546InactiveSugar Hill Building Authority Act; enactBrooks Coleman
5/3/2017Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
FinancingLocal Legislation
HB 0559InactiveLamar County Public Facilities Authority Act; enactDavid Knight
5/3/2017Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
FinancingLocal LegislationRevenue & Finance
HB 0562InactiveCity of Eton Public Facilities Authority Act; enactJason Ridley
5/3/2017Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
FinancingLocal LegislationRevenue & Finance
HB 0924NeutralRevenue Bonds - Electricity ProjectsTrey Rhodes
2/15/2018House Second ReadersWays and Means
FinancingGeneral County GovernmentLarry RamseyRevenue & FinanceTodd Edwards
Utilities
This bill adds gas or electric transmission systems as permissible projects (undertakings) to be financed by revenue bonds. It also allows the General Assembly by local Act to exempt a county, city, or political subdivision from the general requirment of having a referendum to issue revenue bonds for electric generating, transmission, and distribution systems.
HR 0361EvaluatingUnited States Congress; enactment of a Regulation Freedom Amendment to the Constitution of the United States; encourageDon Parsons
3/9/2017House Passed/AdoptedEnergy, Utilities & Telecommunications
911AgricultureAir QualityAirportsAlcohol/Tobacco
Correctional Institutions/JailEcon. Dev. & TransportationElectionsEmergency Management/PreparednessEminent Domain/Condemnation
EMS/AmbulanceFarmFinancingFirearms/Carry LawsFireworks
Forfeitures, Fees, and Fine Add OnsFranchise FeesGeneral County GovernmentHealth and Human ServicesHospital Authority
ImmigrationLand ConservationLand Use/ZoningLaw EnforcementNat. Res. & the Environment
Personnel/EmploymentPortsPreemptionPublic Safety and CourtsRetirement
Revenue & FinanceRoadsSewer/SeptageSolid WasteStormwater
TelecommunicationsTodd EdwardsTraffic EnforcementTransitTransportation
Utilities Water QualityWater Quantity
This legislation encourages Congress to enact the Regulation Freedom Amendment to the United States Constitution. 
SB 0020OpposeLimit SPLOST Referendums to only the General Election Joshua McKoon
1/23/2017Senate Read and ReferredEthics
Alcohol/TobaccoFinancingForm of GovernmentGeneral County GovernmentRevenue & Finance
Sales Tax-LocalTodd Edwards
This legislation would restrict counties and cities from asking the voters to approve a special purpose local option sales tax, general obligation debt, or any other question raising revenue only at the November election.
SB 0124Inactive"City of Decatur Public Facilities Authority Act"Elena Parent
3/17/2017Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
FinancingLocal LegislationRevenue & Finance
SB 0205InactivePerry Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Authority; requirements for appointment of members of authority; changeLarry Walker
5/2/2017Effective DateIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
Econ. Dev. & TransportationFinancingLocal LegislationTourism
SB 0227EvaluatingLocal Government; process of establishing a compact with one or more other states; new sovereignties; provideJoshua McKoon
2/22/2017Senate Read and ReferredState and Local Governmental Operations
AirportsAnnexation/MunicipalizationBusiness and Occupation TaxCode EnforcementCriminal Procedure
Econ. Dev. & TransportationEconomic DevelopmentEminent Domain/CondemnationFinancingFire Services
Form of GovernmentGeneral County GovernmentLand Use/ZoningLaw EnforcementNat. Res. & the Environment
Open Records/Meetings ActPortsProcurementProperty TaxPublic Safety and Courts
RetirementRevenue & FinanceSales Tax-LocalSewer/SeptageSolid Waste
Todd EdwardsTransportationUtilities Water Quality
This legislation adopts the Interstate Prosperity States Compact, which would allow the creation of new sovereignties known as "prosperity districts." 
SB 0249Neutral"Chatham County Urban Development Authority Act"Lester Jackson
3/15/2017House Second ReadersIntragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
Econ. Dev. & TransportationEconomic DevelopmentFinancingLocal LegislationRevenue & Finance
SB 0252Evaluating'Compact Among the States to Prohibit Public Financing of Professional Stadiums'Joshua McKoon
1/8/2018Senate RecommittedInterstate Cooperation
Econ. Dev. & TransportationEconomic DevelopmentFinancingLarry RamseyPreemption
Revenue & FinanceTourism
This legislation enacts the Compact Among the States to Prohibit Public Financing of Professional Stadiums. Such a Compact, if approved by many states and Congress, would prohibit the use of state funds for professional sports stadiums and would withhold state funds from any local government that uses local funds for such purposes.
SB 0489NeutralCobb-Marietta Coliseum and Exhibit Hall Authority; revenue bonds shall only be issued in connection with projects owned or lease by authority; provideLindsey Tippins
5/8/2018Act 538Intragovernmental CoordinationState and Local Governmental Operations
Economic DevelopmentFinancingLocal Legislation