Acts and resolutions of the second session of the 156th General Assembly of the state of Georgia, volume II, book III, 2022

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Acts and resolutions of the second session of the 156th General Assembly of the state of Georgia, volume II, book III, 2022
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ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS OF THE
SECOND SESSION OF THE 156TH
GENERAL ASSEMBLY
OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA
2022
COMPILED AND PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY OF THE STATE
Volume Two Book Three

COMPILER'S NOTE
General Acts and Resolutions of the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly of Georgia will be found in Volume One beginning at page 1. The Supplementary Appropriations Act for FY 2021-2022 and the Appropriations Act for FY 2022-2023 will be found in the Volume One Appendix. These two Acts have been separately placed in the Appendix in order to maintain the special formatting and unique characteristics of the underlying bills. Local and Special Acts and Resolutions will be found in Volume Two beginning at page 3501. Home rule actions by counties and consolidated governments and by municipalities filed in the Office of the Secretary of State between May 1, 2021, and May 1, 2022, are printed in Volume Two beginning at pages 6119 and 6145, respectively. There are no numbered pages between page 838, the last page of Volume One, and page 3501, the first page of Volume Two. This allows both volumes to be prepared simultaneously. The only page numbers in the Volume One Appendix will be those appearing in the underlying bills.
Indexes; lists of Acts, Bills, and Resolutions and their Georgia Laws page numbers; material related to courts; population charts; lists of members of the General Assembly; referendum results; and the Governor's veto messages are printed in Volume Three. Indexes cover material in both Volumes One and Two. The tabular indexes list matter by broad categories. The general index is a detailed alphabetical index by subject matter. When possible, general Acts have been indexed by reference to the titles of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated which they amend and the tabular index contains a list of Code sections which have been amended, enacted, or repealed.
Each Act and Resolution is preceded by a caption written by the compilers of the Georgia Laws solely to assist the reader in quickly determining the subject matter of the Act or Resolution. Except as otherwise noted in the volume, this caption includes the Act number assigned by the Governor and the House or Senate Bill or Resolution number which it was given when it was introduced in the General Assembly. These captions are not part of the Act or Resolution when they are enacted or adopted by the General Assembly. Each Act or Resolution which was signed by the Governor is followed by the approval date on which it was signed by the Governor.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
VOLUME ONE
Acts and Resolutions of General Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Supplementary Appropriations Act for FY 2020-2021. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Appendix General Appropriations Act for FY 2021-2022. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Appendix
VOLUME TWO
Acts and Resolutions of Local Application. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3501 County and Consolidated Government Home Rule Actions.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6119 Municipal Home Rule Actions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6145
VOLUME THREE
Acts by Numbers-Page References. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1A Bills and Resolutions-Act Number References. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7A Index-Tabular. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14A Index-General. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41A Population of Georgia Counties-Alphabetically.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91A Population of Georgia Counties-Numerically. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95A Population of Cities-Alphabetically.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100A Population of Cities-Numerically. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108A Population of Judicial Circuits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116A Georgia Senate Districts, Alphabetically by County. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120A Georgia Senators, Numerically by District. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122A Georgia House Districts, Alphabetically by County. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125A Georgia Representatives, Numerically by District. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127A Status of Referendum Elections.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135A Governor's Proclamations and Vetoes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398A State Auditor's Report on Funding of Retirement Bills. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413A Historical List of General Assemblies of the State of Georgia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415A Legislative Services Committee and Staff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 416A

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CRISP COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION; COMPOSITION AND ELECTION; DISTRICTS; TERMS OF OFFICE; QUALIFICATIONS;
FILLING OF VACANCIES; COMPENSATION; REPEAL LOCAL CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT; REFERENDUM.

No. 570 (House Bill No. 1430).

AN ACT

To reconstitute the Board of Education of Crisp County; to provide for legislative purpose; to provide for the composition and election of said board; to provide for election districts; to provide for terms of office; to provide for qualifications for office; to provide for vacancies; to provide for meetings and quorums; to provide compensation; to provide for continuation in office of current members; to provide for election and terms of office of subsequent members; to provide for compensation of board members; to abolish the current Board of Education of Crisp County on a date certain and shorten the terms of office of certain members of such board; to provide for a referendum; to provide for effective dates; to repeal a local constitutional amendment proposed by a certain resolution act; to repeal specific acts; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. The purpose of this Act is to repeal the 1956 amendment to the Constitution relating to the merger of the independent school system of the City of Cordele and the school district in the County of Crisp lying outside the corporate limits of said city into one school district and to reconstitute the Crisp County Board of Education.

SECTION 2. (a) The Board of Education of Crisp County shall be composed of five members to be elected as provided in this Act. In order to be elected as a member of the board from an education district, a person must have resided in that district for at least 12 months prior to election thereto and must receive a majority of the votes cast for such office in that district. Only electors who are residents of that education district may vote for a member of the board for that district. At the time of qualifying for election as a member of the board from an education district, each candidate for such office shall specify the education district for which that person is a candidate. A person elected as a member of the board from an education district must continue to reside in that district during the person's term of office or such office shall thereupon become vacant. The at-large member of the board from District 5 may reside anywhere within the Crisp County School District and must receive a majority of the votes cast for such office in all of that district.

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(b) For the purpose of electing members of the board of education, the Crisp County School District shall be divided into five education districts. Districts 1, 2, 3, and 4 shall be and correspond to those four numbered districts described in Appendix A attached to and made a part of this Act and further identified as 'User: Crisp SB Plan Name: CrispSB-2022 Plan Type: Local'. Education District 5 shall be composed of the entire geographic area of the Crisp County School District.
(c)(1) For the purposes of such plan: (A) The term 'VTD' shall mean and describe the same geographical boundaries as provided in the report of the Bureau of the Census for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. The separate numeric designations in a district description which are underneath a VTD heading shall mean and describe individual Blocks within a VTD as provided in the report of the Bureau of the Census for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia; and (B) Except as otherwise provided in the description of any district, whenever the description of any district refers to a named city, it shall mean the geographical boundaries of that city as shown on the census maps for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia.
(2) Any part of the Crisp County School District which is not included in any district described in subsection (b) of this section shall be included within that district contiguous to such part which contains the least population according to the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. (3) Any part of the Crisp County School District which is described in subsection (b) of this section as being included in a particular district shall nevertheless not be included within such district if such part is not contiguous to such district. Such noncontiguous part shall instead be included within that district contiguous to such part which contains the least population according to the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia (d) All members of the board who are elected thereto shall be nominated and elected in accordance with Chapter 2 of Title 21 of the O.C.G.A., the "Georgia Election Code." Each member shall be elected by the voters of Crisp County registered and qualified to vote for members of the General Assembly.

SECTION 3. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, the term of each board member shall be four years beginning on January 1 of the year following the election of the member.
(b)(1) The terms of office of the initial members elected to represent Districts 1 and 2 and the at-large District 5 position shall be two years, beginning January 1, 2023, and ending December 31, 2024. Thereafter, all successors to such members shall serve four-year terms.

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(2) The initial terms of office of the members elected to represent Districts 3 and 4 shall be four years, beginning January 1, 2023, and ending December 31, 2026. Thereafter, all successors to such members shall serve four-year terms.

SECTION 4. Any person, to be eligible for membership on the board, must have resided in Crisp County for at least one year immediately preceding the date of the election and must reside in the district from which he or she offers as a candidate for at least 12 months immediately preceding the date of the election.

SECTION 5. In the event a person who represents an education district moves his or her residence from such district, a vacancy shall exist for such district. In the event of a vacancy on the board for any reason other than the expiration of a term of office, the remaining members of the board of education shall appoint a successor to serve until the next general election in which members of the General Assembly are elected, in which election a successor shall be elected to serve out the unexpired term of office in which the vacancy occurs; provided, however, that, if a vacancy occurs within two years and 90 days of the expiration of the term of office, the person appointed shall serve out the remainder of the term.

SECTION 6. (a) At the first meeting of the board of education in January of each year, the board shall elect a chairperson, who shall be eligible to succeed himself or herself. (b) A quorum of the board shall be three members.

SECTION 7. Each member of the board of education shall be compensated in the amount of $250.00 for each day of attendance at meetings of the board and training sessions and conferences approved by the board.

SECTION 8. (a) Those members of the Board of Education of Crisp County who are serving as such on the effective date of this Act and any person selected to fill a vacancy in any such office shall continue to serve as such members until the member of the board elected pursuant to the provisions of this Act take office on January 1, 2023. (b) The two members of the Board of Education of Crisp County who are serving as such on the effective date of this Act whose terms expire on December 31, 2022, pursuant to an Act providing for the merger of the existing independent school system of the City of Cordele and the existing school districts in the County of Crisp lying outside the corporate limits of said city, approved February 11, 1957 (Ga. L. 1957, p. 2066), as amended, shall serve out the terms to which they were elected.

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(c) Except for members provided for in subsection (b) of this section, the terms of office of the members of the Board of Education of Crisp County who are serving as such on the effective date of this Act shall be shortened and shall end on December 31, 2022.

SECTION 9. Except as otherwise provided in this Act, the board of education shall be subject to all constitutional and statutory provisions relative to county boards of education.

SECTION 10. The election superintendent of Crisp County shall call and conduct an election as provided in this section for the purpose of submitting this Act to the electors of the Crisp County School District for approval or rejection. The election superintendent shall conduct that election on the date of the 2022 general primary and shall issue the call and conduct that election as provided by general law. The election superintendent shall cause the date and purpose of the election to be published once a week for two weeks immediately preceding the date thereof in the official organ of Crisp County. The ballot shall have written or printed thereon the words:

"( ) YES ( ) NO

Shall the Act be approved which revises and restates the law relating to the Board of Education of Crisp County, shortens the terms of the current board of education, provides for the election of a new board of education, and repeals that constitutional amendment relating to the merger of the independent school system of the City of Cordele and the school district in

the County of Crisp lying outside the corporate limits of said city, into one

school district which was proposed by Resolution Act No. 20-64(e) of the

1956 General Assembly (Ga. L. 1956, p. 111) and duly ratified at the 1956

election?"

All persons desiring to vote for approval of the Act shall vote "Yes," and all persons desiring to vote for rejection of the Act shall vote "No." If more than one-half of the votes cast on such question are for approval of the Act, then Sections 1 through 9 and Section 11 of this Act shall become of full force and effect on July 1, 2022. If the Act is not so approved or if

the election is not conducted as provided in this section, Sections 1 through 9 and Section 11

of this Act shall not become effective and this Act shall be automatically repealed on the first

day of July immediately following that election date. The expense of such election shall be borne by Crisp County. It shall be the election superintendent's duty to certify the result

thereof to the Secretary of State.

SECTION 11. (a) The constitutional amendment relating to the merger of the independent school system of the City of Cordele and the school district in the County of Crisp lying outside the corporate limits of said city into one school district, which was proposed by Resolution Act

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No. 20-64(e) of the 1956 General Assembly (Ga. L. 1956, p. 111) and duly ratified at the 1956 election and continued in force and effect as part of the Constitution of the State of Georgia by an Act approved February 18, 1987 (Ga. L. 1987, p. 3552), is hereby repealed. (b) An Act providing for the merger of the independent school system of the City of Cordele and the school districts in the County of Crisp lying outside the corporate limits of said city, so as to constitute one school district or system coextensive with the limits of said county, approved February 11, 1957 (Ga. L. 1957, p. 2066), is hereby repealed in its entirety, and all amendatory acts thereto are likewise repealed in their entirety. (c) An Act to reconstitute the Board of Education of Crisp County, approved February 17, 2022, (2022 HB 956, Act No. 408), is hereby repealed in its entirety.

SECTION 12. Except as otherwise provided in Section 10 of this Act, this Act shall become effective upon its approval by the Governor or upon its becoming law without such approval.

SECTION 13. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

APPENDIX A

User: Crisp SB Plan Name: CrispSB-2022 Plan Type: Local

District 001 County Crisp GA VTD ARABI
Block 010300: 2089 2090 2091 2092 2095 2096 2097 2098 2099 2100 2102 2103 2104 2105 2106 2107 2108 2109 2110 2111 2115 2116 2117 2118
Block 010500: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1030 1031 1032 1033 1034 1035 1036 1037 1038 1039 1044 1045 1047 1048 1056 1057 1060 1061 1062 1063 1064 1065 1066 1067 1068 1069 1070 1071 1072 1073 1074 1075 1076 1077 1078 1079 1080 1081 1082 1083 1087 1088 1089 1090 1091 1092 1093 1094 1095 1098 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2018 2019 2020 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2031 2033 2034 2035 2036 2037 2038 2039 2040 2041 2042 2043 2044 2045 2046 2047 2048 2049 2050 2051 2052 2053 2056 2057 2058

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VTD CORDELE Block 010100: 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 1033 1034 1035 1036 1045 1046 1047 1050 1051 1052 1053 1054 1055 1056 1057 1058 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2016 2029 2030 2064 Block 010300: 1000 1001 1007 1008 1053 1055 1056 1072 1073 2011 2053 2069 2070 2071 2072 2073 2074 2075 2076 2077 2078 2079 2080 2081 2082 2112 2113 2114 2120 Block 010400: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1027 1029 1030 1034 1035 1036 1037 1038 1039 1040 1042 1043 1044 1045 1046 1047 1048 1049 1050 1051 1052 1053 1054 1055 1056 1057 1058 1059 1060 1061 1062 1063 1064 1065 1066 1067 1068 1069 1070 1076 1077 4001 4002 4004 4005 4009 4010 4011 4012 4013 4014 4047 Block 010500: 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2029 2030 2032 2054 2055
VTD LISTONIA

District 002 County Crisp GA VTD CORDELE
Block 010100: 1048 1049 1059 1060 1061 1063 1064 2014 2015 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2031 2032 2033 2034 2035 2036 2037 2038 2039 2040 2041 2042 2043 2044 2045 2046 2047 2048 2049 2050 2051 2052 2053 2054 2055 2056 2057 2058 2059 2060 2061 2062 2063 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014 3015 3016 3017 3018 3019 3020 3021 3022 3023 3024 3025 3026 3027 3028 3029 3030 3031 3032 3033 3034 3035 3036 3037 3038 3039 3040 3041 3042 3043 3044 3045 3046 3047 3048 3049 3050 3051 3052 3053 3054 3055 3056 3057 3058 3059
Block 010202: 1041 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2033 2034 2038 2039 2040 2041 2042 2043 2044 2050 2051 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012

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3013 3014 3015 3016 3017 3018 3019 3020 3021 3022 3023 3024 3025 3026 3027 3028 3029 3030 3031 3032 3033 3034 3035 3036 3037 3038 Block 010300: 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 1033 1034 1035 1036 1037 1038 1039 1040 1041 1042 1043 1044 1045 1046 1047 1048 1049 1050 1051 1052 1054 1057 1058 1059 1060 1061 1062 1063 1064 1065 1066 1067 1068 1069 1070 1071 1074 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014 3015 3016 3017 3018 3019 3020 3021 3022 3023 3024 3025 3026 3027 3028 3029 3030 3031 3032 3033 3034 3035 3036 3037 3038 3039 3040 3041 3042 3043 3044 3045 3046 3047 3048 3049 3050 3051 3052 3053 3054 3055 3056 3057 3058 3059 3060 3061 3062 3063 3064 3065 3066 3067 3068 3069 3070 3071 3072 3073 3074 3075 3076 3077 3078 3079

District 003 County Crisp GA VTD CORDELE
Block 010201: 3002 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 4000 4001 4002 4003 4005 4006 4007 4008 4009 4010 4011 4013 4014 4015 4016 4017 4018 4019 4020 4025 4026 4027 4028 4029 4030 4031 4032 4033 4034 4035
Block 010400: 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1028 1031 1032 1033 1041 1071 1072 1073 1074 1075 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032 2033 2034 2035 2036 2037 2038 2039 2040 2041 2042 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014 3015 3016 3017 3018 3019 3020 3021 3022 3023 3024 3025 3026 3027 3028 3029 3030 3031 3032 3033 3034 3035 3036 4000 4003 4006 4007 4008 4015 4016 4017 4018 4019 4020 4021 4022 4023 4024 4030 4048 5000 5001 5002 5003 5004 5005 5006 5007 5008 5009 5010 5011 5012 5013 5014 5015 5016 5017 5018 5019 5020 5021 5022 5023 5024 5025 5026 5027 5028 5029 5030 5031 5032 5033 5034 5035 5036 5037 5038

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5039 5040 5041 5042 5043 5044 5045 5046 5047 5048 5049 5050 5051

District 004 County Crisp GA VTD ARABI
Block 010500: 1027 1028 1029 1040 1041 1042 1043 1046 1049 1050 1051 1052 1053 1054 1055 1058 1059 1084 1085 1086 1096 1097 2016 2021 2022 2023
VTD CONEY VTD CORDELE
Block 010201: 1000 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2016 2017 2079 2080 3000 3001 3003 3004 3011 3012 3013 3014 3015 3016 3017 3018 3019 3020 3021 3022 3023 3024 3025 3026 3027 3028 3029 3030 3031 3032 3033 3034 3035 3036 3037 3038 3039 3040 3041 3042 3043 3044 3045 3046 3047 3048 3049 3050 3051 3052 3053 3054 3055 3056 3057 3058 3059 3060 3061 3062 3063 3064 4004 4012 4021 4022 4023 4024
Block 010202: 1000 1001 1002 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 1033 1034 1037 1038 1039 1040 1045 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2006 2013 2014 2025 2032 2035 2036 2037 2045 2046 2047 2048 2049
Block 010400: 4025 4026 4027 4028 4029 4031 4032 4033 4034 4035 4036 4037 4038 4039 4040 4041 4042 4043 4044 4045 4046
Block 010500: 2017
VTD JAMESTOWN

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the regular 2022 Session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to reconstitute the Board of Education of Crisp County; and for other purposes.
Crisp County School District

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AFFIDAVIT

GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY

I, Noel Williams, Representative from District 148, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Cordele Dispatch, which is the official organ of Crisp County, on the 19 of January, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ NOEL WILLIAMS Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 23 of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ ANNA SMITH Anna Smith Notary Public, Pierce County, Georgia My Commission Expires September 9, 2025 [SEAL]

Approved March 22, 2022.

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MITCHELL COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION; DISTRICTS.

No. 571 (House Bill No. 1465).

AN ACT

To amend an Act providing for the election of the members of the Board of Education of Mitchell County, approved March 4, 1970 (Ga. L. 1970, p. 2239), as amended, so as to change the education districts; to provide for definitions and inclusions; to provide for the continuation in office for current members; to provide an effective date; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. An Act providing for the election of the members of the Board of Education of Mitchell County, approved March 4, 1970 (Ga. L. 1970, p. 2239), as amended, is amended by revising subsections (b) and (c) of Section 2 as follows:
"(b) For purposes of electing members of the board of education, the Mitchell County School District is divided into seven education districts. One member of the board shall be elected from each such district. Education Districts 1 though 6 shall be and correspond to those six numbered districts described in Appendix A attached to and made a part of this Act and further identified as 'User: Mitchell SB Plan Name: MitchellSB-2022 Plan Type: Local'. Education District 7 shall be an at-large district and shall consist of all of the Mitchell County School District.
(c)(1) For the purposes of such plan: (A) The term 'VTD' shall mean and describe the same geographical boundaries as provided in the report of the Bureau of the Census for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. The separate numeric designations in a district description which are underneath a VTD heading shall mean and describe individual Blocks within a VTD as provided in the report of the Bureau of the Census for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia; and (B) Except as otherwise provided in the description of any district, whenever the description of any district refers to a named city, it shall mean the geographical boundaries of that city as shown on the census maps for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia.
(2) Any part of the Mitchell County School District which is not included in any district described in subsection (b) of this section shall be included within that district contiguous to such part which contains the least population according to the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia.

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(3) Any part of the Mitchell County School District which is described in subsection (b) of this section as being included in a particular district shall nevertheless not be included within such district if such part is not contiguous to such district. Such noncontiguous part shall instead be included within that district contiguous to such part which contains the least population according to the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia."

SECTION 2. (a) Those members of the Board of Education of Mitchell County who are serving as such on the effective date of this Act and any person selected to fill a vacancy in any such office shall continue to serve as such members until the regular expiration of their respective terms of office and upon the election and qualification of their respective successors. (b) Education Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, as they exist immediately prior to the effective date of this Act, shall continue to be designated as Education Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, respectively, but as newly described under this Act, and on and after the effective date of this Act, such members of the board serving from those former education districts shall be deemed to be serving from and representing their respective districts as newly described under this Act.

SECTION 3. This Act shall become effective on January 1, 2023.

SECTION 4. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

APPENDIX A

User: Mitchell SB Plan Name: MitchellSB-2022 Plan Type: Local

District 001 County Mitchell GA VTD COTTON
Block 090200: 1001 1002 1005 1006 1007 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1030 1032 1054 1055 1056 1057 1058 1059 1060 3000 3001 3006 3067 3068 3069 3070 3071 3072 3074
VTD HINSONTON VTD LESTER

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VTD SALE CITY Block 090200: 2018 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2033 2034 2035 2036 2037 2038 2039 2040 2041 2042 2043 2044 2045 2046 2047 2048 2049 2050 2051 2052 2053 2054 2055 2056 2057 2058 2059 2060 2061 2072 2073 2074 2075 2076 2077 2078

District 002 County Mitchell GA VTD CAMILLA NORTH
Block 090100: 1057
Block 090300: 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1016 1017 1018 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032 3000 3001 3006 3007 3016 3017 3018
Block 090402: 1000 1001 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1061 1062
Block 090502: 1028
VTD CAMILLA SOUTH Block 090402: 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 1033 1034 1035 1036 1037 1054 1055 1056 1057 1058 1063 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028

District 003 County Mitchell GA VTD BACONTON VTD CAMILLA NORTH
Block 090300: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1019 1020 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 1033 1034 1035 1036 1037 1038 1039 1040 1041 1042 1043 1044 1045 1046 1047 1048 1049 1050 1051 1052 1056 1059 1060 1061 1062 1063 1064 1065 1066 3002 3003 3004 3005 3008 3009 3010 3011

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VTD CAMILLA SOUTH Block 090300: 1021 1053 1054 1055 1057 1058 3012 3013 3014 3015 3019 3020 3021 3022 3023 Block 090401: 2008 2009 Incarcerated population in block 2010 has been excluded 2011 2012 2013 2023 2024

District 004 County Mitchell GA VTD CAMILLA SOUTH
Block 090401: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1024 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032 2033
Block 090402: 1038 1039 1040 1041 1042 1043 1044 1045 1046 1047 1048 1049 1050 1051 1052 1053 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2019 2020 2021 2037 2038 2039 2041 3000 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014 3015 3016 3017 3018 3019 3020 3021 3022 3023 3024 3025 3026 3027 3034 3035 3038 3039 3040 3041 3042 3056 3057
VTD PEBBLE CITY VTD SALE CITY
Block 090200: 2016 2017 2020 2021 2022

District 005 County Mitchell GA VTD BRANCHVILLE VTD CAMILLA SOUTH
Block 090402: 2029 2030
VTD COTTON Block 090200: 1003 1004 1008 1009 1024 1029 1031 1033 1034 1051 1053 3002 3003 3004 3005 3007 3008 3009 3063
VTD HOPEFUL

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VTD PELHAM Block 090200: 1050 1052 3010 3011 3012 3013 3016 3017 3018 3019 3020 3021 3022 3023 3030 3031 3032 3033 3034 3035 3036 3037 3058 3059 3060 3061 3062 3064 3065 3066 3073 Block 090501: 2058 2059 2060 2061 2062 2063 2064 2065 2066 2067 Block 090502: 2012 2016 2031 2032 2033 2034 2035 2036 2038 2039 2045 2046 2047

District 006 County Mitchell GA VTD CAMILLA SOUTH
Block 090200: 1014
Block 090401: 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 That portion of block 1025 excluding any incarcerated population assigned to such block 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030
Block 090402: 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2022 2023 2031 2032 2033 2034 2035 2036 2040 3001 3002 3028 3029 3030 3031 3032 3033 3036 3037 3043 3044 3045 3046 3047 3048 3049 3050 3051 3052 3053 3054 3055
Block 090501: 1000 1001 1002 1004 1005
Block 090502: 2000
VTD COTTON Block 090200: 1010 1011 1012 1013 1020 1021 1022 1023 1025 1035 1036
VTD PELHAM Block 090200: 1026 1027 1028 1037 1038 1039 1040 1045 1046 1049 Block 090501: 1003 1008 1009 1010 1011 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3007 3008 3009 3013 3014 3015 3022 Block 090502: 2001 2013 2014 2015

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NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION

Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act providing for the election of the members of the Board of Education of Mitchell County, approved March 4, 1970 (Ga. L. 1970, p. 2239), as amended; and for other purposes.

AFFIDAVIT

GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY

I, Joe Campbell, Representative from District 171, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Enterprise-Journal, which is the official organ of Mitchell County, on the 23rd of February, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ JOE CAMPBELL Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 28th of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia

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My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved March 22, 2022.

__________

STEPHENS COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION; DISTRICTS.

No. 572 (House Bill No. 1471).

AN ACT

To amend an Act to divide the County of Stephens into school districts, approved March 23, 1977 (Ga. L. 1977, p. 3875), as amended, so as to revise the districts for the election of members of the board of education; to provide for definitions and inclusions; to provide for manner of election; to provide for continuation in office of current members; to provide for related matters; to provide effective dates; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. An Act to divide the County of Stephens into school districts, approved March 23, 1977 (Ga. L. 1977, p. 3875), as amended, is amended by revising subsection (a) of Section (2) as follows:
"(a)(1) For the purpose of electing members of the board of education, the Stephens County School District shall be divided into three education districts. Education Districts 1, 2, and 3 shall be and correspond to those three numbered districts described in Appendix A attached to and made a part of this Act and further identified as 'User: Stephens SB Plan Name: StephensSB-2022 Plan Type: Local'. (2) For the purposes of such plan:
(A) The term 'VTD' shall mean and describe the same geographical boundaries as provided in the report of the Bureau of the Census for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. The separate numeric designations in a district description which are underneath a VTD heading shall mean and describe individual Blocks within a VTD as provided in the report of the Bureau of the Census for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia; and (B) Except as otherwise provided in the description of any district, whenever the description of any district refers to a named city, it shall mean the geographical boundaries of that city as shown on the census maps for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia.

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(3) Any part of the Stephens County School District which is not included in any district described in paragraph (1) of this subsection shall be included within that district contiguous to such part which contains the least population according to the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. (4) Any part of the Stephens County School District which is described in paragraph (1) of this subsection as being included in a particular district shall nevertheless not be included within such district if such part is not contiguous to such district. Such noncontiguous part shall instead be included within that district contiguous to such part which contains the least population according to the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia."

SECTION 2. (a) Those members of the Board of Education of Stephens County who are serving as such on the effective date of this Act and any person selected to fill a vacancy in any such office shall continue to serve as such members until the regular expiration of their respective terms of office and upon the election and qualification of their respective successors. (b) Education Districts 1, 2, and 3, as they exist immediately prior to the effective date of this Act, shall continue to be designated as Education Districts 1, 2, and 3, respectively, but as newly described under this Act, and on and after the effective date of this Act, such members of the board serving from those former education districts shall be deemed to be serving from their respective districts as newly described under this Act.

SECTION 3. The provisions of this Act necessary to conduct elections for the members of the Board of Education of Stephens County in 2022 shall become effective upon the approval of this Act by the Governor or upon its becoming law without such approval. The remaining provisions of this Act shall become effective on January 1, 2023.

SECTION 4. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

APPENDIX A

User: Stephens SB Plan Name: StephensSB-2022 Plan Type: Local

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District 001 County Stephens GA VTD 2571 - TOCCOA #1
Block 970101: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 1033 1034 1035 1036 1037 1038 1039 1040 1041 1042 1043 1044 1045 1046
Block 970301: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 1033 1034 1035 1036 1037 1038 1039 1040 1041 1042 1043 1044 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032 2033 2034 2035 2036 2037 2038 2039 2040 2041 2042 2043 2044 2045 2046 2047 2048 2049 2050 2051 2052 4037 4038 4039 4048 4049 4050 4051 4054 4055 4056 4057 4058 4059 4060 4061 4062 4063 4064 4065 4066 4067
Block 970302: 1011 1012 1013 1014 1044 1045 1046 1047 2016 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032 2033 2034 2035 2036 2037 2038 2039 2040 2041 2043 2044 2045 2046 2047 2048 2049 2050 2051 2052 2053 2054 2055 2056 2057 2058 2059 2060 2061 2062 2067 2068 2069 2070 2071 2072 2073 2074 2075 2076 2077 2078 2080 2082
Block 970401: 1012 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2019 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032 2033 2034 2035 2036 2037 2038 2039 2041 2042 2043 2044 2048 2049 2050 2051 2052 2053 2054 2055
VTD 2572 - TOCCOA #2 Block 970302: 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2015 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
VTD 2574 - BROAD RIVER Block 970401: 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 1033 1034 1035 1036 1040 1048 1049 1050 1051 1053 1054 1055 1056 1057 1058 1059 1060 1061 1062 2021 2023 2047 2056 2057 2068 2069 2070 2076 2077 2085 2086 2087 2088 2089 2090 2091 2092 2093 2099 2100

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2101 2102 2103 2109 VTD 2575 - CURRAHEE VTD 2577 - WOLF PIT
Block 970302: 1036 1037 1038 1039 1048 1049 2000 2001 2008 2009 2010 2013 2014 2042 2063 2064 2065 2066 2079 2081
Block 970401: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1037 1038 1045

District 002 County Stephens GA VTD 2571 - TOCCOA #1
Block 970101: 2011 2014 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2028 2040 2041 2042 2043 2044 2054 2055 2056 2058 2059 2064 2065 2066 2067 2068 2069 2070 2071 2072
Block 970301: 4005 4006 4007 4008 4009 4010 4011 4022 4023 4024 4025 4034 4035 4036
VTD 2572 - TOCCOA #2 Block 970101: 2029 2030 2032 2033 2034 2035 2036 2037 2038 2039 2045 2046 2047 2048 2049 2050 2051 2052 2053 2057 2063 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 Block 970102: 2018 3000 3002 3004 3005 3006 3015 3016 3017 Block 970301: 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014 4000 4001 4002 4003 4004 4012 4013 4014 4015 4016 4017 4018 4019 4020 4021 4026 4027 4028 4029 4030 4031 4032 4033 4040 4041 4042 4043 4044 4045 4046 4047 4052 4053 Block 970302: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 1033 1034 1035 1040 1041 1042 1043
VTD 2573 - TOCCOA #3 Block 970101: 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2015 2016 2017 2018 2027 2031 2060 2061 2062

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Block 970102: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 1033 1034 1035 1036 1037 1038 1039 1040 1041 1042 1043 1044 1045 1046 1047 1048 1049 1050 1051 1052 1053 1054 1055 1056 1057 1058 1059 1060 1061 1062 1063 1064 1065 1066 1067 1068 1069 1070 1071 1072 1073 1074 1075 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032 2033 2034 2035 2036 2037 2038 2039 2040 2041 2042 2043 2044 2045 2046 2047 2048 2049 3001 3003 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014 3018 4000 4001 4002 4003 4004 4005 4006 4007 4008 4009 4010 4011 4012 4013 4014 4015 4016 4017 4018 4019 4020 4021 4022 4023 4024 4025 4026 4027 4028 4029 4030 4031 4032 4033 4034 4035 4036 4037 4038 4039 4040 4041 4042 4043 4044 4045 4046 4047 4048 4049 4050 4051 4052 4053 4054 4055 4056 4057 4058 4059 4060 4061 4062 4063 4064 4065 4066 4067 4068 4069 4070 4071 4072 4073 4074
Block 970202: 4004 4005 4006 4009 4018 4019 4020 4026 4027 4028 4032

District 003 County Stephens GA VTD 2573 - TOCCOA #3
Block 970202: 4021 4022 4023 4024 4025
VTD 2574 - BROAD RIVER Block 970401: 1039 1041 1042 1052
VTD 2576 - MARTIN VTD 2577 - WOLF PIT
Block 970202: 1005 1007 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Block 970302: 2011 2012 2022 2023
Block 970401: 1043 1044 1046 1047

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Block 970402: 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032 2033 2034 2035 2036 2037 2038 2039 2040 2041 2042 2043 2044 2045 2046 2047 2048 2049 2050 2051 2052 2053 2057 2058 2059 2060 2061 2062 2063 2064 2065 2066 2067 2073 2074 2075 2076 2077
VTD 2578 - BIG SMITH

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act to divide the County of Stephens into school districts, approved March 23, 1977 (Ga. L. 1977, p. 3875), as amended; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Chris Erwin, Representative from District 28, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the The Toccoa Record, which is the official organ of Stephens County, on the 24 of February, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.
s/ CHRIS ERWIN Affiant

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Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 28 of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ ANNA SMITH Anna Smith Notary Public, Pierce County, Georgia My Commission Expires September 9, 2025 [SEAL]

Approved March 22, 2022.

__________

CHATHAM COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS; DISTRICTS.

No. 573 (House Bill No. 1509).

AN ACT

To amend an Act completely revising the laws relative to the governing authority of Chatham County, approved March 29, 1984 (Ga. L. 1984, p. 5050), as amended, so as to change the description of the commissioner districts; to provide for definitions and inclusions; to provide for the continuance in office of current members; to provide an effective date; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. An Act completely revising the laws relative to the governing authority of Chatham County, approved March 29, 1984 (Ga. L. 1984, p. 5050), as amended, is amended by revising Section 3 as follows:

"SECTION 3. (a) For purposes of electing members of the board of commissioners, Chatham County is divided into eight commissioner districts. One member of the board shall be elected from each such district. The eight commissioner districts shall be and correspond to those eight numbered districts described in Appendix A attached to and made a part of this Act and further identified as 'User: Chatham-Legis Plan Name: ChathamCCSB-Legis2-2022 Plan Type: Local'.
(b)(1) For the purposes of such plan:

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(A) The term 'VTD' shall mean and describe the same geographical boundaries as provided in the report of the Bureau of the Census for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. The separate numeric designations in a district description which are underneath a VTD heading shall mean and describe individual Blocks within a VTD as provided in the report of the Bureau of the Census for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia; and (B) Except as otherwise provided in the description of any district, whenever the description of any district refers to a named city, it shall mean the geographical boundaries of that city as shown on the census maps for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. (2) Any part of Chatham County which is not included in any district described in subsection (a) of this section shall be included within that district contiguous to such part which contains the least population according to the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. (3) Any part of Chatham County which is described in subsection (a) of this section as being included in a particular district shall nevertheless not be included within such district if such part is not contiguous to such district. Such noncontiguous part shall instead be included within that district contiguous to such part which contains the least population according to the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia."

SECTION 2. (a) Those members of the Board of Commissioners of Chatham County who are serving as such on the effective date of this Act and any person selected to fill a vacancy in any such office shall continue to serve as such members until the regular expiration of their respective terms of office and upon the election and qualification of their respective successors. (b) Commissioner Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, as they exist immediately prior to the effective date of this Act, shall continue to be designated as Commissioner Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, respectively, but as newly described under this Act, and on and after the effective date of this Act, such members of the board serving from those former commissioner districts shall be deemed to be serving from and representing their respective districts as newly described under this Act.

SECTION 3. This Act shall become effective on January 1, 2023.

SECTION 4. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

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APPENDIX A

User: Chatham-Legis Plan Name: ChathamCCSB-Legis2-2022 Plan Type: Local

District 001 County Chatham GA VTD BARTLETT MIDDLE SCHOOL VTD CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST VTD FERGUSON AVE BAPTIST VTD FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH VTD GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Block 003900: 1018 1019 1020 1021 4000 4001 4002 4003 4012
Block 004001: 4009 4010 4011 4012 4013 4014 4015 4016 4017 4018
Block 004002: 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 2000 2001 2002 2007 2008 2009
Block 004210: 2000
VTD IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH VTD ISLANDS CHRISTIAN CH
Block 011115: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005
VTD ISLE OF HOPE BAPTIST VTD ISLE OF HOPE SCHOOL VTD JEA BUILDING VTD LARGO-TIBET ELEMENTA
Block 004210: 3003 3018 3019 3020 3021 3023
VTD SAVANNAH PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH VTD ST LUKE CHURCH VTD THE LIGHT CHURCH VTD THE SANCTUARY VTD WHITE BLUFF PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

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District 002 County Chatham GA VTD BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Block 003302: 1002 1011 2000 2001
VTD BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH Block 003502: 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 3000 3001 3002 3003
VTD BLACKSHEAR COMMUNITY CENTER VTD BULL STREE BAPTIST CHURCH VTD BUTLER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ED BLDG VTD CHRIST COMMUNITY CHURCH AT MORNINGSIDE VTD COKESBURY METHODIST CHURCH VTD FELLOWSHIP OF LOVE COMMUNITY CHURCH VTD GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Block 004001: 4000 4001 4002 4003 4004 4005 4006 4007 4008
VTD HOLY SPIRIT LUTHERAN CHURCH VTD JENKINS HIGH SCHOOL VTD S GARDENS CHRISTIAN VTD SALVATION ARMY VTD SENIOR CITIZEN CENTER
Block 002800: 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014 3015 3016 3017 3018 3019 3024 3025 3035
VTD TOMPKINS RECREATION CENTER VTD W W LAW CENTER VTD WEST BROAD STREET YMCA
Block 001200: 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030
Block 002300: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1022 1023 2007 2008 2009 2010 2015
Block 011400: 1004 1005 1015 1016 1025 1026 1038
VTD WILLIAMS COURT APTS

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District 003 County Chatham GA VTD ALDERSGATE YOUTH CENTER VTD BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH
Block 003800: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
VTD CIVIC CENTER Block 000601: 4000 4001 4002 4003 4004 4036 4037 4040 4041 4042 4043 4044 4045 4048 Block 011700: 1010 1011 1012 1013 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 1033 1034 1035 1036 1037 1038 1046 1047 1048 1049 1050 1051 1052 1053 1054 1055 1056 1057 1058 1059 1060 1061 1062 1063 1064 1065 1066 1067 1068 1069 1070 1102 1104 1105 1106 1107 1108 1109 1110 1139 1140 1141 1142 1143 1144 1145 1148 1149 1150 1151 2037 2038 2045 2046 2047 2048 2054 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014 3015 3016 3017 3018 3019 3020 3021 3022 3023 3024 3025 3026 3027 3028 3029 3030 3031 3032 3033 3034 3035 3036 3037 3038 3039 3040 3041 3042 Block 980000: 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1051 1052 1053 1054 1060 1061 1062 1063 1066 1067 1068 1069 1070
VTD ELI WHITNEY COMPLEX Block 003601: 1000 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1015 1016 1040 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1014 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1024 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1035 1036 1037 Block 011800: 2057 2058 2061 2062 2063 2064 2069 2060
VTD FIRST AFRICAN BAPTIST CHURCH VTD GARDEN CITY REC CTR
Block 010601: 3002 3003 3004 3008 3009 3010 3011 3015 3016

GEORGIA LAWS 2022 SESSION
Block 980000: 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1041 1043 1064 1065
VTD GARDEN CITY SENIOR CENTER Block 010601: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 2000 2001 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 3000 3001 3005 3006 3007
VTD ISLANDS CHRISTIAN CH Block 011107: 1026 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014 3015 3016 3017 3018 3019 3020 3021 3022 3023 3034 3035 3039 3040 3041 Block 011115: 2010
VTD LAKE SHORE COMMUNITY CENTER Block 010701: 2006 2007 3067 3068 3069 3070 3071
VTD NEW COV 7 DAY ADV CH VTD OLD COURTHOUSE VTD PB EDWARDS GYMNASIUM
Block 010701: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 1033 1034 1035 1036 1037 1038 1039 1040 1041 1045 1046 1047 1048 1049 1050 1053 1054 1055 1056 1057 1058 1059 1060 1061 1062 1063 1064 1065 1066 1067 1068 1070 1071 1072 1073 2008 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2024 2025 2026 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032 2033 2034 2035 2036 2037 2038 2039 2040 2041 2042 2043 2044 2045 2046 3095 3096 3097 3098 3099 3102 3103 3175
VTD RIVERVIEW HEALTH REH VTD ROSE OF SHARON VTD SAVANNAH HIGH SCHOOL VTD SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CH VTD THUNDERBOLT MUN COMP VTD WEST BROAD STREET YMCA
Block 000601: 4038 4039
Block 001200: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1011 1012 1013

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VTD WOODVILLE-TOMPKINS TECHNICAL INST Block 010601: 3017 3018 Block 010701: 3072 3073 3074 3075 3076 3077 Block 011800: 2006 Block 980000: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1014 1020 1021 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 1033 1034 1035 1036 1037 1038 1039 1040 1042 1044 1045 1046 1047 1048 1049 1050 1055 1056

District 004 County Chatham GA VTD ELI WHITNEY COMPLEX
Block 011800: 2000 2001 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2016 2017 2015 2018 2019
VTD FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF THE ISLAND VTD FORT PULASKI MON VTD FRANK MURRAY COMMUNITY CENTER VTD GEORGETOWN ELEMENTAR
Block 010806: 1014
Block 010901: 2023
Block 011500: 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 1033 1034 1035 1036 1037 1038 1039 1040 1041 1042 1043 1044 1045 1046 1047 1048 1049 1050 1051 1052 1053 1054 1055 1056 1057 1058 1059 1060 1061 1062 1063 1064 1065 1066 1067 1068 1069 1070 1071 1072 1073 1074 1075 1076
Block 990000: 0006 0007
VTD GUARD HOUSE COMM CTR VTD ISLANDS CHRISTIAN CH
Block 011115: 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2015 2016 2017 3006 3007 3008
VTD LIGHTHOUSE BAPTIST CHURCH VTD SAINT FRANCIS EPISCOPAL CHURCH

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VTD SKID IS PRES CHURCH VTD SKID METHODIST CH VTD SKIDAWAY ISLAND STAT VTD ST PETERS EPISCOPAL VTD TYBEE IS SCH CAFE VTD WILMINGTON ISLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH VTD WILMINGTON ISLAND UNITED METHODIST CHURCH VTD WINDSOR FOREST BAPTIST CHURCH SCHOOL
District 005 County Chatham GA VTD BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Block 004500: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 1033 2000 2001 2002 2004 2005 2006 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Block 010502: 3000 3003
Block 010503: 3005 3006 3010
Block 010504: 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014 3015 3016 3017 3018 3019 3020 4000 4001 4002 4003 4004 4005 4006
VTD COASTAL CATHEDRAL Block 010816: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012
VTD JONESVILLE BAPT CH VTD LARGO-TIBET ELEMENTA
Block 004207: 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 4002
Block 004210: 3004 3017 3022
Block 010901: 4000
VTD LIBERTY CITY COMMUNITY CENTER

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VTD PROGRESSIVE REC CTR VTD SAVANNAH CHRISTIAN S VTD SEED CHURCH VTD SENIOR CITIZEN CENTER
Block 002800: 3020 3021 3022 3023 3026 3027 3028 3029 3030 3031 3032 3033 3034 3036 3037 3038 3039 3040 3041
VTD SILK HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH VTD SOUTHWEST BAPTIST CHURCH
Block 010813: 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2016 2022 2023

District 006 County Chatham GA VTD BAMBOO FARMS VTD COASTAL CATHEDRAL
Block 010819: 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 3000 3003 3004 3005
VTD CRUSADER COMMUNITY CENTER VTD ELKS LODGE VTD GEORGETOWN ELEMENTAR
Block 010806: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1015 1016 1017 1018 2000 2001 2002 2003
Block 010807: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 3000 3001 3003 3004 3005 3006 4002 4003 4004 4005 4006 4007 4008 4009
Block 010901: 2022
Block 011500: 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027
VTD POOLER CHRURCH Block 010813: 1000 Block 010817: 2009 Block 010819: 2008 2010 2011 3001 3002

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Block 010821: 1037 1044 1045 1046
VTD SOUTHWEST BAPTIST CHURCH Block 010813: 2014 2015 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 Block 010818: 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1025 1026 1027 1028 Block 010821: 1033 1034 1035 1036 1038 1039 1040 1041 1042 1043
VTD ST. FRANCIS CABRINI CHURCH VTD TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH VTD WINDSOR FOREST ELEM/GOLDEN AGE CENTER
District 007 County Chatham GA VTD BLOOMINGDALE COMMUNITY CENTER
Block 010706: 1016
Block 010801: 1003 1005 1006 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 1033 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032 2033 2034 2035 2036 2037 2038 2039 2040 2041 2042 2043 2044 2045 2046 2047 2048 2049 2050 2051 2052 2053 2054 2055 2056 2057 2058 2059 2060 2061 2062 2063 2064 2065 2066 2067 2068 2069 2070
Block 010811: 3002 3004 3005 3011 3012 3014 3019 3020 3022 3023
Block 010818: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1024 1029 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2029 2030
Block 010821: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 2003 2004 2005 2006 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2021 2022 2024 2025 2026

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VTD COASTAL CATHEDRAL Block 010812: 1006 1008 1009 1010 1011 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 2014 2017 2030 2031 2032 Block 010817: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 2002 2003 2004 2006 2007 2008 Block 010819: 1003 2009
VTD GARDEN CITY CITY HAL VTD POOLER CHRURCH
Block 010810: 1004 1005 1006 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032 2033 2034
Block 010811: 3015 3016 3017 3018 3021 3024 3025 3026 3027 3028 3029 3030 3031 3032 3033 3034
Block 010819: 1000 1001 1002 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 2000 2001
Block 010820: 1000 1001 1002 1003 2000 2001 2002
Block 010821: 2000 2001 2002 2007 2008 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2023
VTD POOLER CITY HALL Block 010810: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1007 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2013 2014 2016 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2035 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014 3015 3016 3017 3018 3019 3020 3021 3022 3023 3024 3025 3026 3027 3028 Block 010811: 3000 3001 3003 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3013 4000 4001 4002 4003 4004 4005 4006 4007 4008 4009 4010 4011 4012 4013 4014 4015 4016 4017 4018 4019 4020 4021 4022 4023 4024 4025 4026 4027
VTD ROTHWELL BAPTIST CHURCH Block 010704: 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024

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Block 010705: 1006 1007 1008 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Block 010801: 1007 1008 1009
Block 010811: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2038 2039 2040 2041 2042 2043 2044 2045 2046 2047 2048 2049
VTD SEVENTH DAY ADV CHR Block 010801: 1002
District 008 County Chatham GA VTD BLOOMINGDALE COMMUNITY CENTER
Block 010706: 1014 1015
Block 010801: 1001 1004
VTD BUTLER ELEMENTARY SC VTD CARVER HEIGHTS COMM VTD CIVIC CENTER
Block 000601: 4005 4006 4007 4008 4009 4010 4032 4033 4034 4035
VTD GARDEN CITY REC CTR Block 010601: 3012 3013 3014 3019 3020 3021 3022 4001 4002 4003 4004 4005 5000 5001 5002 5003 5004 6000 6001 6002 6003 6004 6005 6006 6007 6008 6009 6011 6012 6013 6014 6015 6016 6018 Block 010603: 2011
VTD GARDEN CITY SENIOR CENTER Block 010601: 2002 4000 4006 Block 010603: 2004 2010 2012 2013 Block 010701: 1051 1069 3116 3172 3173 3174

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VTD LAKE SHORE COMMUNITY CENTER Block 010701: 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2009 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3007 3008 3009 3010 3013 3014 3015 3016 3017 3018 3019 3020 3021 3022 3023 3024 3025 3026 3027 3028 3029 3030 3031 3032 3033 3034 3035 3036 3037 3038 3043 3044 3045 3046 3047 3048 3049 3050 3051 3052 3053 3054 3055 3056 3057 3058 3059 3060 3061 3062 3063 3064 3065 3066 3079 3080 3100 3101 3180 Block 010702: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 3019 3020 3021 3022 3027 Block 010703: 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014 3015 3016 3024 3025 3026 Block 010707: 1005
VTD MOSES JACKSON CENTER VTD PB EDWARDS GYMNASIUM
Block 010701: 1042 1043 1044 1052 2023 2027 3078 3093 3094 3111 3112 3114 3115 3117 3119 3128 3136 3171
VTD POOLER CITY HALL Block 010810: 2011 2012 2015 2017
VTD RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD CATHOLIC CHURCH VTD RICE CREEK SCHOOL VTD ROTHWELL BAPTIST CHURCH
Block 010701: 3156 3157 3158 3167 3168
Block 010704: 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1017 1018 1019 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 2017 2018
Block 010705: 1005 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1025 1026 2000
Block 010706: 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013
Block 010811: 2000 2003 2004 2005 2006 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023

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2024 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032 2033 2034 2035 2036 VTD SEVENTH DAY ADV CHR
Block 010603: 2000 2001
Block 010701: 3039 3040 3041 3042 3081 3082 3083 3084 3085 3086 3087 3088 3089 3090 3091 3092 3104 3105 3106 3107 3108 3109 3110 3113 3118 3120 3121 3122 3123 3124 3125 3126 3127 3129 3130 3131 3132 3133 3134 3135 3137 3138 3139 3140 3141 3142 3143 3144 3145 3146 3147 3148 3149 3150 3151 3152 3153 3154 3155 3159 3160 3161 3162 3163 3164 3165 3166 3169 3170 3176 3177 3178 3179 3181
Block 010703: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 2000 2001 3017 3018 3019 3020 3021 3022 3023
Block 010704: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1016 1020 1021 1022 1023 1030
Block 010705: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004
Block 010706: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007
Block 010707: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017
Block 010801: 1000
Block 010811: 2001 2002 2025 2037
VTD WOODLAWN BAPTIST CHURCH VTD WOODVILLE-TOMPKINS TECHNICAL INST
Block 000601: 3006 3013 4015 4016
Block 010504: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1017
Block 010601: 6010 6017 6019
Block 011600: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1025

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1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 1033 1034 1035 1036 1037 2027 Block 980000: 1057 1058 1059

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act completely revising the laws relative to the governing authority of Chatham County, approved March 29, 1984 (Ga. L. 1984, p. 5050), as amended; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Carl Gilliard, Representative from District 162, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Savannah Morning News, which is the official organ of Chatham County, on the 5th of February, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.
s/ CARL W. GILLIARD Affiant

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Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 3rd of March, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved March 22, 2022.

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DEKALB COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION; DISTRICTS.

No. 574 (Senate Bill No. 466).

AN ACT

To amend an Act establishing in DeKalb County districts from which members of the county board of education shall be elected, approved April 12, 1963 (Ga. L. 1963, p. 3424), as amended, so as to change the description of the education districts; to provide for definitions and inclusions; to provide for continuation in office of current members; to provide for related matters; to provide effective dates; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. An Act establishing in DeKalb County districts from which members of the county board of education shall be elected, approved April 12, 1963 (Ga. L. 1963, p. 3424), as amended, is amended by revising Section 1 as follows:

"SECTION 1. (a) There is created the board of education of DeKalb County. The board of education shall consist of seven members elected as provided in subsection (b) of this section.
(b)(1) For purposes of electing members of the board of education, the DeKalb County School District is divided into seven education districts. One member of the board shall be elected from each such district.
(2)(A) Education Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 shall be and correspond to those seven numbered districts described in Appendix A attached to and made a part of this Act and

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further identified as 'User: SD010 Plan Name: DeKalbSB-SD010-2022 Plan Type: Local'. (B) For the purposes of such plan described in subparagraph (A) of this paragraph:
(i) The term 'VTD' shall mean and describe the same geographical boundaries as provided in the report of the Bureau of the Census for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. The separate numeric designations in a district description which are underneath a VTD heading shall mean and describe individual Blocks within a VTD as provided in the report of the Bureau of the Census for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia; and (ii) Except as otherwise provided in the description of any district, whenever the description of any district refers to a named city, it shall mean the geographical boundaries of that city as shown on the census maps for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. (C) Any part of the DeKalb County School District which is not included in any district described in subparagraph (A) of this paragraph shall be included within that district contiguous to such part which contains the least population according to the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. (D) Any part of the DeKalb County School District which is described in subparagraph (A) of this paragraph as being included in a particular district shall nevertheless not be included within such district if such part is not contiguous to such district. Such noncontiguous part shall instead be included within that district contiguous to such part which contains the least population according to the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia."

SECTION 2. (a) Those members of the Board of Education of DeKalb County who are serving as such on the effective date of this Act and any person selected to fill a vacancy in any such office shall continue to serve as such members until the regular expiration of their respective terms of office and upon the election and qualification of their respective successors. (b) Education Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, as they exist immediately prior to the effective date of this Act, shall continue to be designated as Education Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, respectively, but as newly described under this Act, and on and after the effective date of this Act, such members of the board serving from those former education districts shall be deemed to be serving from their respective districts as newly described under this Act.

SECTION 3. The provisions of this Act necessary to conduct elections for the members of the Board of Education of DeKalb County in 2022 shall become effective upon the approval of this Act by the Governor or upon its becoming law without such approval. The remaining provisions of this Act shall become effective on January 1, 2023.

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SECTION 4. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.
APPENDIX A
User: SD010 Plan Name: DeKalbSB-SD010-2022 Plan Type: Local
District 001 County DeKalb GA VTD Ashford Dunwoody Road (BHAVN) VTD Ashford Parkside (BHAVN) VTD Austin (DUN) VTD Chamblee (CHA) VTD Chamblee 2 (CHA) VTD Chesnut Elem (DUN) VTD Doraville North (DOR) VTD Doraville South (DOR) VTD Dunwoody (DUN) VTD Dunwoody 2 (DUN) VTD Dunwoody Library (DUN) VTD Georgetown (DUN) VTD Huntley Hills Elem (CHA) VTD Kingsley Elem (DUN) VTD Kittredge Elem (BHAVN) VTD Montgomery Elem (BHAVN) VTD Mount Vernon East (DUN) VTD Mt.Vernon West (DUN) VTD North Peachtree (DUN) VTD Peachtree Middle (DUN) VTD Silver Lake (ATL & BHAVN)
Block 021103: 1001 1002 1003 1004 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2007 2008 2009 3000 3001 3002 4000 4001 4002 4003 4004 4005 4006 4007 4008
Block 021104: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Block 021222: 4017

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Block 021405: 3003 4005 4006
Block 021411: 3000
VTD Tilly Mill Road (DUN) VTD Winters Chapel (DUN)

District 002 County DeKalb GA VTD Ashford Park Elem (BHAVN) VTD Avondale (AVO) VTD Briar Vista Elem (UNI & ATL)
Block 020100: 2000 2005
Block 021502: 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2020
Block 021505: 2000 2001 2002 2003 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004
VTD Briarcliff VTD Briarwood (BHAVN) VTD Brookhaven (BHAVN) VTD Clairmont Road VTD Clarkston
Block 022001: 3012
Block 022007: 2012
Block 022100: 1000 1001 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1014
Block 022205: 3009
Block 022206: 2020 2021
VTD Coralwood VTD Covington VTD Cross Keys High (BHAVN) VTD Druid Hills
Block 021505: 1005 1010

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Block 022401: 2002 2003 2007
Block 022403: 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2010 2011 2012 2018 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005
Block 022404: 1024 1038 1039 1041
Block 022405: 2004 3003 3004 3005
VTD Emory Road Block 021506: 1002 1003 1004 1007 Block 022404: 1000 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1043 Block 022405: 1001 1002 1004 1009 1010 1011 1013 2000 2001
VTD Emory South (UNI & ATL) Block 020100: 1001 1003 1004 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 Block 022401: 1000 1001 1004 1009 1010 1011 1012 1014 1015 1016 1017 2004 2005 2006 2008 2010 2013 2014 3005 3007 3008 3009 3011 4000 4001 4002
VTD Fernbank VTD Harris - Margaret Harris Ed VTD Lavista VTD Lavista Road
Block 021505: 1000 1001 1004 4000 4001 4002 4003 4008
Block 021506: 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Block 021602: 1012
Block 021604: 2016 2017 2021
Block 021606: 3001 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012
Block 022404: 1004
VTD McLendon VTD Medlock

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VTD Montclair Elem (BHAVN) VTD North Decatur
Block 022203: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1015 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2022 2026 2027 2028
Block 022206: 2016 2018 2019 3000 3001
Block 022602: 1014 1015 1016
VTD Scott VTD Shamrock VTD Shaw Elementary VTD Skyland (BHAVN) VTD Valley Brook VTD Woodward Elem (BHAVN)
Block 021415: 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014 3015 3016 3017
Block 021417: 2004 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 3000 3001 3002 4000 4001 4002 4003
Block 021502: 3000 3001 3003 4000 4001 4002 4004
Block 021607: 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1018

District 003 County DeKalb GA VTD Austin Drive VTD Avondale High
Block 022900: 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1022 1038 1039 1040 1041 1042 1047 1049 1050 1051 1052 2002 2003 2004 2006 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2024 2025 2026 2027 2030 2031 2032
Block 023000: 1020 1021 1022 1030 2010
Block 023101: 2002 2003 2013

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VTD Bouldercrest Road VTD Canby Lane Elem VTD Candler VTD Cedar Grove Elem VTD Cedar Grove Middle VTD Clifton VTD Columbia Drive VTD Columbia Elem VTD Columbia Middle VTD Covington Hwy VTD Flat Shoals VTD Flat Shoals Elem VTD Flat Shoals Library VTD Gresham Road VTD Kelley Lake Elem VTD Knollwood Elem VTD McNair VTD McNair Academy
Block 023601: 1001 1003 1005 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 2017 2023 2025 2027 2030 2031 2032
Block 023602: 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2009 2010 2011
VTD McNair High Block 023801: 1000 1001 1003 1004 1005 1006 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 2000 2001 2002 2003 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2015 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 4000 4001 4002 4003 4004 4005 4006 4007 4008 Block 023802: 3000 3001 3002 3003 3005 3007 3008 3012 3013 3014 3029 3030
VTD Meadowview VTD Midway Elem VTD Oak View Elem VTD Peachcrest VTD Piney Grove
Block 023701: 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1021 1022 1026 1027 1028 1031 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

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Block 023702: 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 2012
VTD Rainbow Elem Block 023445: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1012 Block 023446: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1006 Block 023448: 1002
VTD Snapfinger Elem VTD Snapfinger Road North VTD Terry Mill VTD Toney Elem VTD Wadsworth

District 004 County DeKalb GA VTD Briarlake Elem VTD Brockett (TUC) VTD Brockett Elem (TUC) VTD Dresden Elem (CHA) VTD Embry Hills VTD Evansdale Elem VTD Hawthorne Elem VTD Henderson Mill VTD Hugh Howell (TUC) VTD Lakeside High VTD Livsey Elem VTD Midvale Elem (TUC) VTD Midvale Road VTD Montreal (TUC) VTD Northlake VTD Oak Grove Elem VTD Oakcliff Elem VTD Pleasantdale Road VTD Rehoboth VTD Sagamore Hills Elem VTD Smoke Rise (TUC) VTD Tucker (TUC) VTD Tucker Library (TUC) VTD Warren Tech

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District 005 County DeKalb GA VTD Browns Mill Elem VTD Candler - Murphey Candler Elem VTD Cedar Grove South VTD Chapel Hill Elem VTD Fairington Elem VTD Flakes Mill Fire Station VTD Flat Rock Elem VTD Flat Shoals Parkway VTD Harris - Narvie J. Harris Elem VTD Kelley Chapel Road VTD King - ML King Jr High VTD Lithonia (LIT) VTD Mathis - Bob Mathis Elem VTD McWilliams VTD Miller Grove
Block 023214: 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 3009 3010 3011 3013 3014 3015 3016 3017 3018
VTD Miller Grove High VTD Miller Grove Road VTD Panola Road
Block 023319: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
VTD Rainbow Elem Block 023445: 2000 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 Block 023448: 1001 1003 1004 1005
VTD Salem Middle VTD Snapfinger Road South VTD Stonecrest Library VTD Stoneview Elem VTD Wesley Chapel Library VTD Woodrow Road

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District 006 County DeKalb GA VTD Clarkston
Block 021817: 1015 1016 1017
VTD Freedom Middle Block 023209: 3000 3001 3002 3004 Block 023221: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 Block 023222: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1019
VTD Hambrick Elem VTD Idlewood Elem (TUC) VTD Miller - Eldridge L. Miller Elem VTD North Hairston VTD Pine Lake (PIN) VTD Princeton Elem VTD Redan Elem VTD Redan-Trotti Library VTD Rock Chapel Elem VTD Rock Chapel Road VTD Rockbridge Elem VTD Rockbridge Road VTD Shadow Rock Elem VTD South Deshon VTD South Hairston VTD Stephenson High VTD Stephenson Middle VTD Stone Mill Elem VTD Stone Mountain (STO) VTD Stone Mountain Champion (STO) VTD Stone Mountain Elem VTD Stone Mountain Middle (TUC) VTD Wynbrooke Elem

District 007 County DeKalb GA VTD Allgood Elem VTD Bethune Middle

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VTD Clarkston Block 021817: 1014 1018 Block 022007: 1000 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2013 2014 2015 2016 Block 022010: 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1024 1025 Block 022011: 1002 1003 1004 1007 1009 1010 1011 1013 1015 1017 Block 022012: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Block 022013: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1015 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Block 022014: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
VTD Crossroads VTD Dunaire Elem VTD Freedom Middle
Block 023220: 2000 2001 2003 2005 2006 2009
VTD Glenhaven VTD Glenwood Road VTD Indian Creek VTD Jolly Elem VTD Lithonia High VTD Marbut Elem VTD Memorial South VTD Miller Grove
Block 023212: 2002
Block 023214: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3012 3019 4000 4001 4002 4003 4004 4005 4006 4007 4008 4009 4010 4011 4012 4013 4014 4015 4016
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VTD Panola Road Block 023327: 2002 4003 4004
VTD Panola Way Elem VTD Redan Middle VTD Redan Road VTD Rowland Elem VTD Rowland Road VTD White Oak VTD Woodridge Elem VTD Young Road

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act establishing in DeKalb County districts from which ++members of the county board of education shall be elected++ approved April 12, 1963 (Ga. L. 1963, p. 3424), as amended; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Emanuel Jones, Senator from District 10, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Champion, which is the official organ of DeKalb County, on the 2nd of February, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

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s/ EMANUEL JONES Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 7th of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved March 22, 2022.

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HARRIS COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION; DISTRICTS.

No. 575 (Senate Bill No. 522).

AN ACT

To amend an Act reconstituting the Board of Education of Harris County, approved January 15, 1993 (Ga. L. 1993, p. 3538), as amended, so as to change the description of the education districts; to provide for definitions and inclusions; to provide for the continuation in office of current members; to provide for related matters; to provide for effective dates; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. An Act reconstituting the Board of Education of Harris County, approved January 15, 1993 (Ga. L. 1993, p. 3538), as amended, is amended by revising Section 2 as follows:

"SECTION 2. (a) The members of the Board of Education of Harris County who are serving on the effective date of this Act and any person selected to fill a vacancy in any such office shall continue to serve as such members until the regular expiration of their terms of office and the election and qualification of their respective successors. On and after the effective date

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of this Act, the Board of Education of Harris County shall consist of seven members elected as provided in this section. (b) For the purpose of electing members of the board of education, the Harris County School District is divided into seven education districts. Education Districts 1 through 5 shall be and correspond to those five numbered districts described in Appendix A attached to and made a part of this Act and further identified as 'User: Harris SB Plan Name: HarrisSB-2022 Plan Type: Local', and Education Districts 6 and 7 shall be and correspond to those two numbered districts described in Appendix B attached to and made a part of this Act and further identified as 'User: Harris SB Plan Name: HarrisSB-super-2022 Plan Type: Local'. The member representing each district shall be elected only by the voters residing in that district.
(c)(1) For the purposes of such plan: (A) The term 'VTD' shall mean and describe the same geographical boundaries as provided in the report of the Bureau of the Census for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. The separate numeric designations in a district description which are underneath a VTD heading shall mean and describe individual Blocks within a VTD as provided in the report of the Bureau of the Census for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia; and (B) Except as otherwise provided in the description of any district, whenever the description of any district refers to a named city, it shall mean the geographical boundaries of that city as shown on the census maps for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia.
(2) Any part of the Harris County School District which is not included in any district described in subsection (b) of this section shall be included within that district contiguous to such part which contains the least population according to the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. (3) Any part of the Harris County School District which is described in subsection (b) of this section as being included in a particular district shall nevertheless not be included within such district if such part is not contiguous to such district. Such noncontiguous part shall instead be included within that district contiguous to such part which contains the least population according to the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia."

SECTION 2. Education Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, as they exist immediately prior to the effective date of this Act, shall continue to be designated as Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, respectively, but as newly described under this Act, and on and after the effective date of this Act, such members of the board serving from those former districts shall be deemed to be serving from and representing their respective districts as newly described under this Act.

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SECTION 3. The provisions of this Act necessary to conduct elections for the members of the Board of Education of Harris County in 2022 shall become effective upon the approval of this Act by the Governor or upon its becoming law without such approval. The remaining provisions of this Act shall become effective on January 1, 2023.

SECTION 4. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

APPENDIX A

User: Harris SB Plan Name: HarrisSB-2022 Plan Type: Local

District 001 County Harris GA VTD HAMILTON
Block 120198: 4049 4050 4051 4052 4053 4059 4060 4061 4062 5049
Block 120200: 2026 2027 2032 2033 2034 2035 2036 2037 2038 2048 2050 2052 2053
Block 120301: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1036 1038 1039 1040 1041 2000 2002 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032 2033 2034 2035 2036 2037 2038 2039 2040 2041 2042 2043 2044 2045 2046 2047 2048 2049 2050 2051 2052 2053 2054 2055 2056 2057 2058 2059 2060 2061 2062 2063 2064 2065 2066 2067 2068 2069 2070 2071 2072 2073 2074 2075 2076 2077 2078 2079 2080 2081 2082 2083 2084 2085 2086 2087 2088 2089 2090 2091 2092 2093 2095
Block 120401: 3000
Block 120404: 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3006 3014 3015
VTD PINE MOUNTAIN VALLEY Block 120200: 1007 1032 1033 1075 1077 1078 1079 1080 1084 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

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2015 2016 2017 2018 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2039 2040 2041 2042 2043 2044 2045 2046 2047 2051 Block 120301: 2001 2003 2094 VTD UPPER 19TH Block 120301: 1010 1011 1016 1017 1018 1022 1023 1024 Block 120302: 3000 3002 VTD WAVERLY HALL Block 120200: 1059 1060 1061 1062 1067 1068 1069 1070 1071 1072 1073 1081 2030 2031 2049 Block 120404: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 1033 1034 1035 1036 1037 1038 1039 1040 1041 1042 1043 1044 1045 1046 1047 1048 1049 1050 1051 1052 1053 1054 1055 1056 1057 1058 1059 1060 1061 1062 1063 1064 1065 1066 1067 2003 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012 2013 2014 2016 2018 3005 3007 3008 3042

District 002 County Harris GA VTD GOODMAN VTD PINE MOUNTAIN VALLEY
Block 120200: 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1028 1034 1076 1082 1083
VTD SKINNER VTD UPPER 19TH
Block 120198: 1059 1074
Block 120301: 1021 1028 1030 1031 1032 1033 1034 1035 1042 1043 1045 1046 1047 1048 1049 1050 1051 1052 1053
VTD VALLEY PLAINS VTD WHITESVILLE

District 003 County Harris GA VTD LOWER 19TH

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VTD MULBERRY GROVE Block 120302: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 3023 3024 Block 120401: 3013 3015 3016 3017
VTD UPPER 19TH Block 120301: 1044 Block 120302: 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3014 3015 3025 3026 3027 3033

District 004 County Harris GA VTD CATAULA VTD ELLERSLIE
Block 120401: 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013
Block 120404: 3043 3044
VTD HAMILTON Block 120301: 1037 Block 120401: 3001 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3019 3020 3023 3025
VTD MULBERRY GROVE Block 120302: 3001 3021 3022 Block 120401: 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 3014 3018

District 005 County Harris GA VTD ELLERSLIE
Block 120403: 1006 1007 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021

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2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032 2033 2034 2035 2036 2037 2038 2039 2040 2041 2042 2043 2044 2045 2046 2047 2048 2049 2050 Block 120404: 2019 2020 2022 2026 3009 3010 3017 3022 3023 3024 3025 3026 3027 3028 3029 3030 3031 3032 3033 3034 3035 3036 3037 3038 3039 3040 3041 VTD WAVERLY HALL Block 120403: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 Block 120404: 2000 2001 2002 2004 2010 2015 2017 2021 2023 2024 2025 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032

APPENDIX B

User: Harris SB Plan Name: HarrisSB-super-2022 Plan Type: Local

District 006 County Harris GA VTD CATAULA
Block 120401: 3002 3003 3024 3026
Block 120404: 3012 3013 3020 3021
VTD GOODMAN VTD HAMILTON VTD MULBERRY GROVE
Block 120302: 3001 3021 3022
Block 120401: 3014
VTD PINE MOUNTAIN VALLEY VTD SKINNER VTD UPPER 19TH VTD VALLEY PLAINS VTD WAVERLY HALL
Block 120200: 1059 1060 1061 1062 1067 1068 1069 1070 1071 1072 1073 1081

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2030 2031 2049 Block 120404:
1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 1033 1034 1035 1036 1037 1038 1039 1040 1041 1042 1043 1044 1045 1046 1047 1048 1049 1050 1051 1052 1053 1054 1055 1056 1057 1058 1059 1060 1061 1062 1063 1064 1065 1066 1067 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2021 2023 2024 2025 2027 3005 3007 3008 3042 VTD WHITESVILLE

District 007 County Harris GA VTD CATAULA
Block 120401: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 3010 3011 3012 3021 3022
Block 120404: 3011 3016 3018 3019
VTD ELLERSLIE VTD LOWER 19TH VTD MULBERRY GROVE
Block 120302: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 3023 3024
Block 120401: 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 3013 3015 3016 3017 3018
VTD WAVERLY HALL Block 120403: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 Block 120404: 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032

LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act reconstituting the Board of Education of Harris

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County, approved January 15, 1993 (Ga. L. 1993, p. 3538), as amended, particularly by Act 454, approved on April 10, 2002 and Act 306, approved June 3, 2003 and by Act 289, approved March 14, 2012; so as to change member election districts; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

AFFIDAVIT

GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY

I, Randy Robertson, Senator from District 29, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Harris County Journal, which is the official organ of Harris County, on the 10th of February, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ RANDY ROBERTSON Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 15th of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

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Approved March 22, 2022.

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CITY OF CARROLLTON BOARD OF EDUCATION; DISTRICTS.

No. 576 (Senate Bill No. 547).

AN ACT

To amend an Act to continue the existence of the Carrollton Independent School System under the management and control of the Carrollton Board of Education, approved May 17, 2004 (Ga. L. 2004, p. 4504), so as to change the description of the education wards; to provide for definitions and inclusions; to provide for continuation in office of current members; to provide for an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. An Act to continue the existence of the Carrollton Independent School System under the management and control of the Carrollton Board of Education, approved May 17, 2004 (Ga. L. 2004, p. 4504), is amended by revising subsections (b), (c), and (d) of Section 2-102 as follows:
"(b) Two members of the board shall be elected at large by the residents of the Carrollton Independent School System. One member of the board shall be elected from each election ward specified in subsection (c) of this section. In order to be elected as a member of the board at large, a person must receive a majority of votes cast for that office or a run-off election shall be held as provided by general law. In order to be elected as a member of the board from an election ward, a person must receive a majority of votes cast for that office or a run-off election shall be held as provided by general law. A member of the board of education elected from a ward must reside within the election ward from which he or she is selected and shall be elected by the electors residing within that election ward. (c) For purposes of electing members of the board other than the at large members, the City of Carrollton School District is divided into four election wards. Wards 1, 2, 3, and 4 shall be and correspond to those four numbered districts described in Appendix A attached to and made a part of this Act and further identified as 'User: Carrollton Plan Name: carrolltonccsb-2022 Plan Type: Local'.
(d)(1) For the purposes of such plan: (A) The term 'VTD' shall mean and describe the same geographical boundaries as provided in the report of the Bureau of the Census for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. The separate numeric designations in a district description which are underneath a VTD heading shall mean and describe individual

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Blocks within a VTD as provided in the report of the Bureau of the Census for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia; and (B) Except as otherwise provided in the description of any district, whenever the description of any district refers to a named city, it shall mean the geographical boundaries of that city as shown on the census maps for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. (2) Any part of the City of Carrollton School District which is not included in any district described in subsection (c) of this section shall be included within that district contiguous to such part which contains the least population according to the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. (3) Any part of the City of Carrollton School District which is described in subsection (c) of this section as being included in a particular district shall nevertheless not be included within such district if such part is not contiguous to such district. Such noncontiguous part shall instead be included within that district contiguous to such part which contains the least population according to the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia"

SECTION 2. (a) The members of the board of education of the Carrollton Independent School System serving in office on the effective date of this Act and any person selected to fill a vacancy in any such office shall continue to serve until the expiration of the terms for which they were selected and until their successors are elected and qualified. (b) Wards 1, 2, 3, and 4, as they exist immediately prior to the effective date of this Act, shall continue to be designated as Wards 1, 2, 3, and 4, respectively, but as newly described under this Act; and, on and after the effective date of this Act, such members of the board serving from those former education wards shall be deemed to be serving from and representing their respective districts as newly described under this Act.

SECTION 3. This Act shall become effective on July 1, 2022.

SECTION 4. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

APPENDIX A

User: Carrollton Plan Name: carrolltonccsb-2022 Plan Type: Local

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District 001 County Carroll GA VTD UNIVERSITY OF W. GA
Block 910504: 1007 1008 1009 1010 1025 1026 3000 3005
VTD WEST CARROLLTON Block 910502: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014 3015 3016 3017 3018 3019 Block 910503: 1033 1034 1035 1036 2015 2017 3000 3001 3007 3008 3009 3013 3014 3016 3017 3018 3019 3020 Block 910504: 3006

District 002 County Carroll GA VTD BETHANY
Block 910708: 2008 2011 2022
VTD COUNTY ADMIN BLDG Block 910600: 1003 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2016 2017 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 Block 910708: 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1031
VTD EAST CARROLLTON REC Block 910503: 1025 Block 910600: 1001 1002 3035 3036 3037 3038 5010 Block 910708: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1030 2001 2009 2010 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
VTD WEST CARROLLTON Block 910301: 2022 2031

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Block 910503: 1002 1004 1005 1006 1007 1011 1013 1014 1015 1016 1018 1019 1021 1022 1023 1029
Block 910600: 3005 3010 3011 3012 3014 3016 3018 3023 3025 3026 3030 3031

District 003 County Carroll GA VTD BONNER
Block 910704: 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1019 1025 1026 2008 2013 2015 2016 2018 2019 2020 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2030 2034 2035 2037 2038 2039
Block 910705: 1027 1029 1030 1031 1032 1033 1034 1035 1036 1042 1043 2023
Block 911001: 1002 1003 1004 1005 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1030
Block 911002: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1011 1012 1013 2001 2006 2007
Block 911101: 4000 4001 4002 4003 4004 4005 4006 4007 4008 4009 4010 4011 4012 4013 4018 4021
VTD CLEM Block 911002: 2015 Block 911101: 3010 3014 3022
VTD COUNTY ADMIN BLDG Block 910600: 2014 2015 2018 2019 2020 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032 2033 2034 2035 2036 2037 2038 2039 2040 2041 Block 910705: 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1028 1037 1038 1039 1040 1041
VTD EAST CARROLLTON REC Block 910705: 1003 1005 1007 1008 1009 1015 1017 1018 1019 1020 Block 910708: 2018 2020 2023 Block 910709: 1006

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VTD TABERNACLE CHURCH Block 911002: 2002 2004 2005 2008 2009 2011 2016 2019 2021 2029 2032 2033 2035 Block 911101: 1015 1016 1017 1025 3000 3007 3008 3009 3017 3018 3021 3031 3032 4014 4015

District 004 County Carroll GA VTD BONNER
Block 911001: 1000 1001
Block 911002: 1008 1009 1010 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 2000
VTD OLD CAMP CHURCH Block 910504: 2029
VTD TABERNACLE CHURCH Block 911002: 1020 2003 Block 911101: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1018 1019 1020 1021 1023 1024 3001 3004 3006 4016 4017 4019 4020 4022 4023 4024 4027 4028 4029
VTD UNIVERSITY OF W. GA Block 910400: 3001 3004 3013 3014 3016 3028 3029 3030 Block 910503: 2012 Block 910504: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1018 1019 1024 1027 1028 1030 1034 1035 2000 2004 2005 2006 2008 2011 2012 2018 2019 2020 2025 2030 2031 3001 3002 3003 3004 Block 911101: 1007 1008 1022 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2019 2021 3002 3003 4025 Block 911102: 1001

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VTD WEST CARROLLTON Block 910503: 2002 Block 910504: 1004 Block 911101: 4026

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act to continue the existence of the Carrollton Independent School System under the management and control of the Carrollton Board of Education, approved May 17, 2004 (Ga. L. 2004, p. 4504); and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Mike Dugan, Senator from District 30, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the The Times-Georgian, which is the official organ of Carroll County, on the 1 of February, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.
s/ MIKE DUGAN Affiant

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Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 22 of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ ANNA SMITH Anna Smith Notary Public, Pierce County, Georgia My Commission Expires September 9, 2025 [SEAL]

Approved March 22, 2022.

__________

CITY OF CARROLLTON CITY COUNCIL; DISTRICTS.

No. 577 (Senate Bill No. 549).

AN ACT

To amend an Act establishing a new charter for the City of Carrollton, approved September 9, 1891 (Ga. L. 1890-91, p. 474), as amended, particularly by an Act approved February 14, 1985 (Ga. L. 1985, p. 3542), so as to change the description of the election wards for the city council; to provide for definitions and inclusions; to provide for continuation in office of current members; to provide for an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. An Act establishing a new charter for the City of Carrollton, approved September 9, 1891 (Ga. L. 1890-91, p. 474), as amended, particularly by an Act approved February 14, 1985 (Ga. L. 1985, p. 3542), is amended by revising subsections (a), (b), and (c) of Section III as follows:
"(a) For the purpose of electing councilmen, the City of Carrollton shall be divided into four election wards. Wards 1, 2, 3, and 4 shall be and correspond to those four numbered districts described in Appendix A attached to and made a part of this Act and further identified as 'User: Carrollton Plan Name: carrolltonccsb-2022 Plan Type: Local'.
(b)(1) For the purposes of such plan: (A) The term 'VTD' shall mean and describe the same geographical boundaries as provided in the report of the Bureau of the Census for the United States decennial

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census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. The separate numeric designations in a district description which are underneath a VTD heading shall mean and describe individual Blocks within a VTD as provided in the report of the Bureau of the Census for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia; and (B) Except as otherwise provided in the description of any district, whenever the description of any district refers to a named city, it shall mean the geographical boundaries of that city as shown on the census maps for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. (2) Any part of the City of Carrollton which is not included in any district described in subsection (a) of this section shall be included within that district contiguous to such part which contains the least population according to the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. (3) Any part of the City of Carrollton which is described in subsection (a) of this section as being included in a particular district shall nevertheless not be included within such district if such part is not contiguous to such district. Such noncontiguous part shall instead be included within that district contiguous to such part which contains the least population according to the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. (c)(1) Those members of the city council who are serving as such on the effective date of this Act and any person selected to fill a vacancy in any such office shall continue to serve as such members until the regular expiration of their respective terms of office and upon the election and qualification of their respective successors. (2) Wards 1, 2, 3, and 4, as they exist immediately prior to the effective date of this Act, shall continue to be designated as Wards 1, 2, 3, and 4, respectively, but as newly described under this Act, and on and after the effective date of this Act, such members of the council serving from those former wards shall be deemed to be serving from and representing their respective wards as newly described under this Act."

SECTION 2. This Act shall become effective on July 1, 2022.

SECTION 3. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

APPENDIX A

User: Carrollton Plan Name: carrolltonccsb-2022 Plan Type: Local

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District 001 County Carroll GA VTD UNIVERSITY OF W. GA
Block 910504: 1007 1008 1009 1010 1025 1026 3000 3005
VTD WEST CARROLLTON Block 910502: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014 3015 3016 3017 3018 3019 Block 910503: 1033 1034 1035 1036 2015 2017 3000 3001 3007 3008 3009 3013 3014 3016 3017 3018 3019 3020 Block 910504: 3006

District 002 County Carroll GA VTD BETHANY
Block 910708: 2008 2011 2022
VTD COUNTY ADMIN BLDG Block 910600: 1003 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2016 2017 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 Block 910708: 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1031
VTD EAST CARROLLTON REC Block 910503: 1025 Block 910600: 1001 1002 3035 3036 3037 3038 5010 Block 910708: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1030 2001 2009 2010 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
VTD WEST CARROLLTON Block 910301: 2022 2031

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Block 910503: 1002 1004 1005 1006 1007 1011 1013 1014 1015 1016 1018 1019 1021 1022 1023 1029
Block 910600: 3005 3010 3011 3012 3014 3016 3018 3023 3025 3026 3030 3031

District 003 County Carroll GA VTD BONNER
Block 910704: 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1019 1025 1026 2008 2013 2015 2016 2018 2019 2020 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2030 2034 2035 2037 2038 2039
Block 910705: 1027 1029 1030 1031 1032 1033 1034 1035 1036 1042 1043 2023
Block 911001: 1002 1003 1004 1005 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1030
Block 911002: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1011 1012 1013 2001 2006 2007
Block 911101: 4000 4001 4002 4003 4004 4005 4006 4007 4008 4009 4010 4011 4012 4013 4018 4021
VTD CLEM Block 911002: 2015 Block 911101: 3010 3014 3022
VTD COUNTY ADMIN BLDG Block 910600: 2014 2015 2018 2019 2020 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032 2033 2034 2035 2036 2037 2038 2039 2040 2041 Block 910705: 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1028 1037 1038 1039 1040 1041
VTD EAST CARROLLTON REC Block 910705: 1003 1005 1007 1008 1009 1015 1017 1018 1019 1020 Block 910708: 2018 2020 2023 Block 910709: 1006

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VTD TABERNACLE CHURCH Block 911002: 2002 2004 2005 2008 2009 2011 2016 2019 2021 2029 2032 2033 2035 Block 911101: 1015 1016 1017 1025 3000 3007 3008 3009 3017 3018 3021 3031 3032 4014 4015

District 004 County Carroll GA VTD BONNER
Block 911001: 1000 1001
Block 911002: 1008 1009 1010 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 2000
VTD OLD CAMP CHURCH Block 910504: 2029
VTD TABERNACLE CHURCH Block 911002: 1020 2003 Block 911101: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1018 1019 1020 1021 1023 1024 3001 3004 3006 4016 4017 4019 4020 4022 4023 4024 4027 4028 4029
VTD UNIVERSITY OF W. GA Block 910400: 3001 3004 3013 3014 3016 3028 3029 3030 Block 910503: 2012 Block 910504: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1018 1019 1024 1027 1028 1030 1034 1035 2000 2004 2005 2006 2008 2011 2012 2018 2019 2020 2025 2030 2031 3001 3002 3003 3004 Block 911101: 1007 1008 1022 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2019 2021 3002 3003 4025 Block 911102: 1001

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VTD WEST CARROLLTON Block 910503: 2002 Block 910504: 1004 Block 911101: 4026

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act establishing a new charter for the City of Carrollton, approved September 9, 1891 (Ga. L. 1890-91, p. 474), as amended; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Mike Dugan, Senator from District 30, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the The Times-Georgian, which is the official organ of Carroll County, on the 1 of February, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.
s/ MIKE DUGAN Affiant

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Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 22 of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ ANNA SMITH Anna Smith Notary Public, Pierce County, Georgia My Commission Expires September 9, 2025 [SEAL]

Approved March 22, 2022.

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TREUTLEN COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION; DISTRICTS.

No. 578 (Senate Bill No. 554).

AN ACT

To amend an Act providing for the election of the members of the Treutlen County Board of Education, approved March 23, 1972 (Ga. L. 1972, p. 2340), as amended, so as to provide for new education districts; to provide for definitions and inclusions; to provide for continuation in office of current members; to provide for effective dates; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. An Act providing for the election of the members of the Treutlen County Board of Education, approved March 23, 1972 (Ga. L. 1972, p. 2340), as amended, is amended by revising subsections (a), (b), (c), (c.1), and (c.2) of Section 2 as follows:
"(a) Those members of the Board of Education of Treutlen County who are serving as such immediately prior to the effective date of this Act and any person selected to fill a vacancy in any such office shall continue to serve as such members until the regular expiration of their respective terms of office and upon the election and qualification of their respective successors. On and after the effective date of this Act, the Board of Education of Treutlen County shall consist of five members all of whom shall be elected from education districts described in subsection (b) of this section. (b) For purposes of electing members of the board of education, the Treutlen County School District is divided into five education districts. One member of the board shall be

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elected from each such district. The five education districts shall be and correspond to those five numbered districts described in Appendix A attached to and made a part of this Act and further identified as 'User: Treutlen Plan Name: TreutlenCCSB-2022 Plan Type: Local'. (c) For the purposes of such plan:
(1) The term 'VTD' shall mean and describe the same geographical boundaries as provided in the report of the Bureau of the Census for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. The separate numeric designations in a district description which are underneath a VTD heading shall mean and describe individual Blocks within a VTD as provided in the report of the Bureau of the Census for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia; and (2) Except as otherwise provided in the description of any district, whenever the description of any district refers to a named city, it shall mean the geographical boundaries of that city as shown on the census maps for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. (c.1) Any part of the Treutlen County School District which is not included in any district described in subsection (b) of this section shall be included within that district contiguous to such part which contains the least population according to the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. (c.2) Any part of the Treutlen County School District which is described in subsection (b) of this section as being included in a particular district shall nevertheless not be included within such district if such part is not contiguous to such district. Such noncontiguous part shall instead be included within that district contiguous to such part which contains the least population according to the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia."

SECTION 2. Said Act is further amended by revising subsection (b) of Section 3 as follows:
"(b) Education Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, as they exist immediately prior to the effective date of this Act, shall continue to be designated as Education Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, respectively, but as newly described under this Act, and on and after the effective date of this Act, such members of the board serving from those former education districts shall be deemed to be serving from and representing their respective districts as newly described under this Act."

SECTION 3. Those members of the Board of Education of Treutlen County who are serving as such on the effective date of this Act and any person selected to fill a vacancy in any such office shall continue to serve as such members until the regular expiration of their respective terms of office and upon the election and qualification of their respective successors.

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SECTION 4. The provisions of this Act necessary to conduct elections for the members of the Board of Education of Treutlen County in 2022 shall become effective upon the approval of this Act by the Governor or upon its becoming law without such approval. The remaining provisions of this Act shall become effective on January 1, 2023.

SECTION 5. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

APPENDIX A

User: Treutlen Plan Name: TreutlenCCSB-2022 Plan Type: Local

District 001 County Treutlen GA VTD ANNEX
Block 960200: 2014 2019 2022 2025 2026 2032 2033 2034 2041 3031 3032 3033 3036 3037
VTD SOPERTON Block 960200: 1009 1010 1011 1012 1034 1035 1036 1037 1038 1040 1041 1042 1043 2021 2023 2024 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2035 2036 2037 2038 2039 2040 2042 2043 2044 2045 2046 2047 2048 2049 2050 2051 3042 3043 3044 3074 3075 3084 3089 3090 4000 4001 4002 4003 4004 4005 4006 4007 4008 4009 4010 4011 4012 4013 4014 4017 4018 4019 4022 4023 4024 4025 4026 4027 4028 4029 4030 4033 4037 4038 4039 4040 4041 4042 4043 4045 4046 4047 4048 4049 4052 4053 4054 4055 4056

District 002 County Treutlen GA VTD ANNEX
Block 960200: 1061 1062 1063 1065 1068 1069 1070 1071 1074 1075 1076 1077 1078
VTD SOPERTON Block 960200: 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030

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1031 1032 1033 1039 1044 1045 1046 1047 1048 1049 1050 1051 1052 1053 1054 1055 1056 1057 1058 1059 1060 4015 4016 4020 4021 4031 5000 5001 5002 5003 5004 5005 5006 5007 5008 5009 5013 5014 5015 5016 5017 5018 5019 5020 5021 5022 5023 5024 5025 5026 5027 5028 5029 5058 5061 5076 5077 5078 5079 5080 5081 5082 5083 5084 5085 5086 5087 5088 5089 5090 5091 5092 5093 5094 5095 5096 5097 5098

District 003 County Treutlen GA VTD ANNEX
Block 960100: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 1033 1034 1035 1036 1037 1038 1039 1040 1041 1042 1043 1044 1050 1051 1058 1059 1060 1061 1062 1063 1068 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032 2033 2034 2035 2036 2037 2038 2039 2040 2041 2042 2043 2044 2045 2046 2047 2048 2049 2050 2051 2052 2053 2054 2055 2056 2057 2058 2059 2060 2061 2062 2063 2064 2065 2066 2067 2068 2069 2070 2071 2072 2073 2074 2075 2076 2077 2078 2079 2080 2081 2082 2083 2084
Block 960200: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1064 1066 1067 1072 1073 2015 2017 2018

District 004 County Treutlen GA VTD ANNEX
Block 960100: 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1045 1046 1047 1048 1049 1052 1053 1054 1055 1056 1057 1064 1065 1066 1067
Block 960200: 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2016 2020 2052 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014 3015 3016 3017 3018 3019 3020 3021 3022 3023 3024 3025 3026 3027 3028 3029 3030 3049 3050 3051 3052 3053 3054 3055 3056 3057 3058 3059 3060 3061 3062 3063 3064 3065 3066 3067 3068 3076 3077 3078 3079 3080 3081 3082 3083 3085 3086 3087 3088 3091 3092 5052 5064

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District 005 County Treutlen GA VTD SOPERTON
Block 960200: 3034 3035 3038 3039 3040 3041 3045 3046 3047 3048 3069 3070 3071 3072 3073 4032 4034 4035 4036 4044 4050 4051 4057 4058 4059 5010 5011 5012 5030 5031 5032 5033 5034 5035 5036 5037 5038 5039 5040 5041 5042 5043 5044 5045 5046 5047 5048 5049 5050 5051 5053 5054 5055 5056 5057 5059 5060 5062 5063 5069 5070 5074 5075 5099

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Notice is hereby given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act providing for the election of the members of the Treutlen County Board of Education, approved March 23, 1972, p. 2340), as amended; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Blake Tillery, Senator from District 19, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Tri-County Connection, which is the official organ of Treutlen County, on the 9 of February, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or

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(ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ BLAKE TILLERY Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 24 of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ ANNA SMITH Anna Smith Notary Public, Pierce County, Georgia My Commission Expires September 9, 2025 [SEAL]

Approved March 22, 2022.

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TREUTLEN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS; DISTRICTS.

No. 579 (Senate Bill No. 555).

AN ACT

To amend an Act creating a Board of Commissioners of Treutlen County, approved March 12, 1935 (Ga. L. 1935, p. 807), as amended, so as to provide for new commissioner districts; to provide for definitions and inclusions; to provide for continuation in office of current members; to provide for effective dates; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. An Act creating a Board of Commissioners of Treutlen County, approved March 12, 1935 (Ga. L. 1935, p. 807), as amended, is amended by revising subsections (b), (c), (c.1), and (c.2) of Section 2 as follows:
"(b) For purposes of electing members of the board of commissioners, Treutlen County is divided into five commissioner districts. One member of the board shall be elected from each such district. The five commissioner districts shall be and correspond to those five

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numbered districts described in Appendix A attached to and made a part of this Act and further identified as 'User: Treutlen Plan Name: TreutlenCCSB-2022 Plan Type: Local.' (c) For the purposes of such plan:
(1) The term 'VTD' shall mean and describe the same geographical boundaries as provided in the report of the Bureau of the Census for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. The separate numeric designations in a district description which are underneath a VTD heading shall mean and describe individual Blocks within a VTD as provided in the report of the Bureau of the Census for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia; and (2) Except as otherwise provided in the description of any district, whenever the description of any district refers to a named city, it shall mean the geographical boundaries of that city as shown on the census maps for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. (c.1) Any part of Treutlen County which is not included in any district described in subsection (b) of this section shall be included within that district contiguous to such part which contains the least population according to the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. (c.2) Any part of Treutlen County which is described in subsection (b) of this section as being included in a particular district shall nevertheless not be included within such district if such part is not contiguous to such district. Such noncontiguous part shall instead be included within that district contiguous to such part which contains the least population according to the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia."

SECTION 2. Said Act is further amended by revising subsection (b) of Section 3 as follows:
"(b) Commissioner Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, as they exist immediately prior to the effective date of this Act, shall continue to be designated as Commissioner Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, respectively, but as newly described under this Act, and on and after the effective date of this Act, such members of the board serving from those former commissioner districts shall be deemed to be serving from and representing their respective districts as newly described under this Act."

SECTION 3. Those members of the Board of Commissioners of Treutlen County who are serving as such on the effective date of this Act and any person selected to fill a vacancy in any such office shall continue to serve as such members until the regular expiration of their respective terms of office and upon the election and qualification of their respective successors.

SECTION 4. The provisions of this Act necessary to conduct elections for the members of the Board of Commissioners of Treutlen County in 2022 shall become effective upon the approval of this

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Act by the Governor or upon its becoming law without such approval. The remaining provisions of this Act shall become effective on January 1, 2023.

SECTION 5. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

APPENDIX A

User: Treutlen Plan Name: TreutlenCCSB-2022 Plan Type: Local

District 001 County Treutlen GA VTD ANNEX
Block 960200: 2014 2019 2022 2025 2026 2032 2033 2034 2041 3031 3032 3033 3036 3037
VTD SOPERTON Block 960200: 1009 1010 1011 1012 1034 1035 1036 1037 1038 1040 1041 1042 1043 2021 2023 2024 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2035 2036 2037 2038 2039 2040 2042 2043 2044 2045 2046 2047 2048 2049 2050 2051 3042 3043 3044 3074 3075 3084 3089 3090 4000 4001 4002 4003 4004 4005 4006 4007 4008 4009 4010 4011 4012 4013 4014 4017 4018 4019 4022 4023 4024 4025 4026 4027 4028 4029 4030 4033 4037 4038 4039 4040 4041 4042 4043 4045 4046 4047 4048 4049 4052 4053 4054 4055 4056

District 002 County Treutlen GA VTD ANNEX
Block 960200: 1061 1062 1063 1065 1068 1069 1070 1071 1074 1075 1076 1077 1078
VTD SOPERTON Block 960200: 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 1033 1039 1044 1045 1046 1047 1048 1049 1050 1051 1052 1053 1054 1055 1056 1057 1058 1059 1060 4015 4016 4020 4021 4031 5000 5001 5002 5003 5004 5005 5006 5007 5008 5009

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District 003 County Treutlen GA VTD ANNEX
Block 960100: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 1033 1034 1035 1036 1037 1038 1039 1040 1041 1042 1043 1044 1050 1051 1058 1059 1060 1061 1062 1063 1068 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032 2033 2034 2035 2036 2037 2038 2039 2040 2041 2042 2043 2044 2045 2046 2047 2048 2049 2050 2051 2052 2053 2054 2055 2056 2057 2058 2059 2060 2061 2062 2063 2064 2065 2066 2067 2068 2069 2070 2071 2072 2073 2074 2075 2076 2077 2078 2079 2080 2081 2082 2083 2084
Block 960200: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1064 1066 1067 1072 1073 2015 2017 2018
District 004 County Treutlen GA VTD ANNEX
Block 960100: 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1045 1046 1047 1048 1049 1052 1053 1054 1055 1056 1057 1064 1065 1066 1067
Block 960200: 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2016 2020 2052 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014 3015 3016 3017 3018 3019 3020 3021 3022 3023 3024 3025 3026 3027 3028 3029 3030 3049 3050 3051 3052 3053 3054 3055 3056 3057 3058 3059 3060 3061 3062 3063 3064 3065 3066 3067 3068 3076 3077 3078 3079 3080 3081 3082 3083 3085 3086 3087 3088 3091 3092 5052 5064 5065 5066 5067 5068 5071 5072 5073 5100 5101 5102 5103 5104 5105 5106 5107 5108

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District 005 County Treutlen GA VTD SOPERTON
Block 960200: 3034 3035 3038 3039 3040 3041 3045 3046 3047 3048 3069 3070 3071 3072 3073 4032 4034 4035 4036 4044 4050 4051 4057 4058 4059 5010 5011 5012 5030 5031 5032 5033 5034 5035 5036 5037 5038 5039 5040 5041 5042 5043 5044 5045 5046 5047 5048 5049 5050 5051 5053 5054 5055 5056 5057 5059 5060 5062 5063 5069 5070 5074 5075 5099

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is hereby given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act creating a Board of Commissioners for Treutlen County, approved March 12, 1935 (Ga. L. 1935, P. 807), as amended; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Blake Tillery, Senator from District 19, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Tri-County Connection, which is the official organ of Treutlen County, on the 9 of February, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

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s/ BLAKE TILLERY Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 24 of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ ANNA SMITH Anna Smith Notary Public, Pierce County, Georgia My Commission Expires September 9, 2025 [SEAL]

Approved March 22, 2022.

__________

CITY OF THOMSON CITY COUNCIL; DISTRICTS.

No. 580 (Senate Bill No. 559).

AN ACT

To amend an Act creating a new charter for the City of Thomson, approved March 15, 1973 (Ga. L. 1973, p. 2132), as amended, particularly by an Act approved February 27, 2012 (Ga. L. 2012, p. 3828), so as to change the description of the election districts for the members of the city council; to provide for definitions and inclusions; to provide for the continuation in office of the current members; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. An Act creating a new charter for the City of Thomson, approved March 15, 1973 (Ga. L. 1973, p. 2132), as amended, particularly by an Act approved February 27, 2012 (Ga. L. 2012, p. 3828), is amended by revising subsections (a) and (b) of Section 2.03 as follows:
"(a) For the purpose of electing the members of the city council, the City of Thomson is divided into three districts which shall be and correspond to those three numbered districts described in Appendix A attached to and made a part of this Act and further identified as 'User: Thomson City Council Plan Name: ThomsonCityCouncil-2022 Plan Type: Local'.

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(b)(1) For the purposes of such plan: (A) The term 'VTD' shall mean and describe the same geographical boundaries as provided in the report of the Bureau of the Census for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. The separate numeric designations in a district description which are underneath a VTD heading shall mean and describe individual Blocks within a VTD as provided in the report of the Bureau of the Census for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia; and (B) Except as otherwise provided in the description of any district, whenever the description of any district refers to a named city, it shall mean the geographical boundaries of that city as shown on the census maps for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia.
(2) Any part of the City of Thomson which is not included in any district described in subsection (a) of this section shall be included within that district contiguous to such part which contains the least population according to the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. (3) Any part of the City of Thomson which is described in subsection (a) of this section as being included in a particular district shall nevertheless not be included within such district if such part is not contiguous to such district. Such noncontiguous part shall instead be included within that district contiguous to such part which contains the least population according to the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia."

SECTION 2. (a) Those members of the city council of the City of Thomson who are serving as such on the effective date of this Act and any person selected to fill a vacancy in any such office shall continue to serve as such members until the regular expiration of their respective terms of office and upon the election and qualification of their respective successors. (b) Districts 1, 2, and 3, as they exist immediately prior to the effective date of this Act, shall continue to be designated as Districts 1, 2, and 3, respectively, but as newly described under this section, and, on and after the effective date of this Act, such members of the city council serving from those former districts shall be deemed to be serving from and representing their respective districts as newly described under this Act.

SECTION 3. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

APPENDIX A

User: Thomson City Council Plan Name: ThomsonCityCouncil-2022 Plan Type: Local

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District 001 County McDuffie GA VTD SWEETWATER ACTIVITY CENTER
Block 950300: 1052 1053 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032 2033 2034
Block 950401: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1044 1045 1051 1052 1057 1058 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2022 2027
Block 950402: 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2024 2026 2030 2031 2032 2033
VTD THOMSON DEPOT Block 950200: 4018 4019 4024 4025 4026 4027 4028 4029 Block 950402: 2025 3001 3002 3005 3006 3007
VTD VANDERHORST Block 950300: 1055 Block 950401: 1012 1013 1014 1015 1019 1020 1041 1042 1043 1046 1047 1048 1049 1050
District 002 County McDuffie GA VTD MARSHALL CHURCH
Block 950200: 2025 2026
VTD QUEEN OF ANGELS Block 950200: 1012 1018 1019 1022 1031 1032 1034 1035 1043 Block 950300: 1048 3015
VTD THOMSON DEPOT Block 950200: 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032 2033 2035 2036 2038 2039 3011 3018 3020 3021 3022 3023 3025 3026 3028 3029 3030 3031 3032 3033 3034 3035 3037 3038 3039 3047 3048 3049 3050 3051 3052

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3061 4000 4001 4002 4003 4004 4005 4008 4009 4010 4011 4012 4013 4014 4017 VTD VANDERHORST Block 950200: 1023 1024 1028 1037 1039 1041 4006 4007 Block 950300: 1014 1039 1042 1043 1046 1047 1056 1057

District 003 County McDuffie GA VTD SWEETWATER ACTIVITY CENTER
Block 950402: 2015 2016 2017 2023 3014
VTD THOMSON DEPOT Block 950200: 3042 3043 3044 3045 3046 3054 4015 4016 4020 4021 4022 4023 Block 950402: 2002 2003 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2027 3000 3003 3004 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3015 3016 3017 3018

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act creating a new charter for the City of Thomson, approved March 15, 1973 (Ga. L. 1973, p. 2132), as amended; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Max Burns, Senator from District 23, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the The McDuffie Progress, which is the official organ of McDuffie County, on the 3 of February, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice

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of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government:
(i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ MAX BURNS Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 24 of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ ANNA SMITH Anna Smith Notary Public, Pierce County, Georgia My Commission Expires September 9, 2025 [SEAL]

Approved March 22, 2022.

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SUMTER COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION; DISTRICTS.

No. 581 (Senate Bill No. 570).

AN ACT

To amend an Act to revise and restate the law relating to the Sumter County board of education and school superintendent, approved February 26, 2014 (Ga. L. 2014, p. 3503), so as to provide for seven education districts; to change the description of the education districts; to provide for definitions and inclusions; to provide for the continuation in office of current members; to provide for related matters; to provide for effective dates; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

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SECTION 1. An Act to revise and restate the law relating to the Sumter County board of education and school superintendent, approved February 26, 2014 (Ga. L. 2014, p. 3503), is amended by revising subsection (a) of Section 2 as follows:
"(a) The purpose of this Act is to revise and restate the law relating to the Sumter County board of education and school superintendent. Provisions relating to the school superintendent and the compensation of members of the board of education are restated from prior law without substantial change. The number of members of the board of education shall be seven members, with each member elected from one of the education districts provided for in this Act."

SECTION 2. Said Act is further amended by revising subsections (a) and (b) of Section 4 as follows:
"(a) For purposes of electing members of the board of education, the Sumter County School District is divided into seven education districts. One member of the board shall be elected from each such district. The seven education districts shall be and correspond to those seven numbered districts described in Appendix A attached to and made a part of this Act and further identified as 'User: Sumter SB Plan Name: SumterSB-2022 Plan Type: Local'.
(b)(1) For the purposes of such plan: (A) The term 'VTD' shall mean and describe the same geographical boundaries as provided in the report of the Bureau of the Census for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. The separate numeric designations in a district description which are underneath a VTD heading shall mean and describe individual Blocks within a VTD as provided in the report of the Bureau of the Census for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia; and (B) Except as otherwise provided in the description of any district, whenever the description of any district refers to a named city, it shall mean the geographical boundaries of that city as shown on the census maps for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia.
(2) Any part of the Sumter County School District which is not included in any district described in subsection (a) of this section shall be included within that district contiguous to such part which contains the least population according to the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. (3) Any part of the Sumter County School District which is described in subsection (a) of this section as being included in a particular district shall nevertheless not be included within such district if such part is not contiguous to such district. Such noncontiguous part shall instead be included within that district contiguous to such part which contains the least population according to the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia."

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SECTION 3. (a) Those members of the Sumter County board of education who are serving as such on the effective date of this Act and any person selected to fill a vacancy in any such office shall continue to serve as such members until the regular expiration of their respective terms of office and upon the election and qualification of their respective successors. (b) Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, as they exist immediately prior to the effective date of this Act, shall continue to be designated as Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, respectively, but as newly described under this Act, and on and after the effective date of this Act, such members of the board serving from those former districts shall be deemed to be serving from and representing their respective districts as newly described under this Act.

SECTION 4. The provisions of this Act necessary to conduct elections for the members of the board in 2022 shall become effective upon the approval of this Act by the Governor or upon its becoming law without such approval. The remaining provisions of this Act shall become effective on January 1, 2023.

SECTION 5. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

APPENDIX A

User: Sumter SB Plan Name: SumterSB-2022 Plan Type: Local

District 001 County Sumter GA VTD AIRPORT
Block 950200: 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1009 1013 1014 1016 1017 1037 1039 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2031 2034 2036 2037 2038 2039 2040 2041 2046 2047 2048 2049 2052 3000 3003 3013 3014 3015 3016
Block 950700: 2009 2010 2013 2014 2015 2018 2019 2021 2022 2037 2038 2039 2040
VTD REES PARK Block 950200: 1008 1010 1011 1012 1018 1020 1021 1034 1035 1036 1038 1044

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2022 2024 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2032 2033 2035 2042 2043 2044 2045 2053 2063 3001 3002 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3017 3018 3019 3020 3021 3022 3023 3024 3025 4000 4003 4005 4006 4008 4009 4010 4011 4012 4013 4014 4015 4016 4022 Block 950700: 2016 2020

District 002 County Sumter GA VTD AG CENTER
Block 950300: 5002 5004 5007 5008 5009 5010 5011 5012 5013 5014 5015 5016 5017 5018 5019 5020 5021 5022 5023 5024 5025 5033
Block 950500: 1013 2005 2007 2012 2013 2014 2015 3000
VTD GSW CONF CENTER Block 950500: 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1028 1029 1030 1031 2002 2003 2004 2010 Block 950600: 1013 1030 1031 1032 1034 2052 2053 Block 950700: 1014 1015 1016 4017 4018 4031 4032 4033 4034 4035 4036 4037 4038
VTD REC DEPT Block 950300: 4008 4009 4010 4014 4021 4022 4023 4024 4026 4027 4028 4031 4032 4033 4034 4050 5000 5001 5003 5026 5027 5028 5029 5030 5031 5032 5034 5035 Block 950500: 1000 1001 1002 1003 2000 2001

District 003 County Sumter GA VTD AG CENTER
Block 950400: 3005
Block 950500: 2016 2017 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3011 3012

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VTD CONCORD VTD LESLIE
Block 950500: 3045 3049 3050 3051
Block 950700: 1032 1037 1038 1039 1040 1041
Block 950800: 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1014 1015 1027 1028 1029 1030 1034 1035 1064 1065
VTD PLAINS VTD THOMSON

District 004 County Sumter GA VTD AIRPORT
Block 950700: 1000 1002 1003 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1031 1036 2034 2035 2036 2044
VTD ANDERSONVILLE VTD CHAMBLISS VTD LESLIE
Block 950700: 1033 1034 1035 1043
Block 950800: 1000 1001 1002 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1031 1032 1033 1036 1037 1038 1039 1040 1041 1042 1043 1044 1045 1046 1047 1048 1049 1050 1051 1052 1053 1054 1055 1056 1057 1058 1059 1060 1061 1062 1066 2000 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032 2033 2034 2035 2036 2037 2038 2039 2040 2041 2042 2043 2044 2045 2046 2047 2048 2049 2050 2051 2052 2053 2054 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014 3015 3016 3017 3018 3019 3020 3021 3022 3023 3024 3025 3026 3027 3028 3029 3030 3031 3032 3033 3034 3035 3036 3037 3038 3039 3040 3041 3042 3043 3044 3045 3046 3047 3048 3049 3050 3051 3052 3053 3054 3055 3056 3057 3058 3059 3060 3061 3062 3063 3064 3065 3066 3067

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District 005 County Sumter GA VTD AG CENTER
Block 950200: 2025 2054 2055 2058 2059 2062 4001 4002 4004
Block 950300: 1001 1002 1003 1012 1014 1015 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 1039 1040 1041 1042 1043 1047 1048 1053 1061 1062 1068 1069 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014 2016 2017 2018 2019 2025 2026 2029 2033 2034 2038 2039 2041 2042 2043 2044 2053 2054 2055 2058 2059 2061 2071 2075 2077 2079 2080 2081 2082 2083 5005 5006
VTD REC DEPT Block 950200: 2057 Block 950300: 1044 1045 1046 1049 1050 1051 1052 1054 1055 1056 1057 1058 1059 1060 1063 1064 1065 1066 1067 2011 2015 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2027 2028 2030 2031 2032 2035 2036 2037 2040 2045 2046 2047 2048 2049 2050 2051 2052 2056 2057 2060 2062 2063 2064 2065 2066 2067 2068 2069 2070 2072 2073 2074 2076 2078 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014 3015 3016 3017 3018 3019 3020 3021 4000 4001 4002 4003 4004 4005 4006 4007 4011 4012 4013 4015 4016 4017 4018 4019 4020 4025 4029 4030 4035 4036
VTD REES PARK Block 950200: 2023 2056 2060 2061 4007 4021 4023 4024 Block 950300: 1008 1009 1010 1013 1016 1033 1034 1035 1036 1037 1038

District 006 County Sumter GA VTD GSW CONF CENTER
Block 950600: 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1033 2041 2045 2046 2047 2048 2049 2050 2051
Block 950700: 3021 3022 3023 3025 3026 3027 3028 4015 4016 4019 4020

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VTD REC DEPT Block 950200: 4025 4026 Block 950300: 4037 4038 4039 4040 4041 4042 4043 4044 4045 4046 4047 4048 4049 4051 4052 Block 950600: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 2005 2006 2007 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2024 2025 2026 2030 2031 2032 2033 2034 2035 2036 2037 2039 2054
VTD REES PARK Block 950200: 1015 1019 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 1033 1040 1041 1042 1043 1045 3026 4017 4018 4019 4020 4027 Block 950600: 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2008 2009 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2027 2028 2029 2038 2040 2042 2043 2044 Block 950700: 2024 2025 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014 3015 3016 3017 3018 3019 3024 3031

District 007 County Sumter GA VTD AG CENTER
Block 950500: 2006 2008 2009 2019 2020 2023 2024 2025 2026 2043 2044 2045 2057 2058
VTD AIRPORT Block 950500: 2042 2046 2047 2049 2050 2052 2054 2055 2056 Block 950700: 1007 1008 1024 1025 1030 1042 2011 2012 2017 2023 2026 2027 2028 2029 2041 2043 3007 3029 3030 3034 3035 3036 3042 4002 4003 4006 4008 4009 4011 4012 4040
VTD GSW CONF CENTER Block 950500: 1026 1027 1032 1033 2011 2018 2021 2022 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032 2033 2034 2035 2036 2037 2038 2039 2040 2041 2048 2051 2053

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Block 950700: 1001 1004 1005 1006 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1026 1027 1028 1029 2042 3020 3032 3033 3037 3038 3039 3040 3041 4000 4001 4004 4005 4007 4010 4013 4014 4021 4022 4023 4024 4025 4026 4027 4028 4029 4030 4039

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the regular 2022 session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act of the Board of Education of Sumter County, approved February 26, 2014 (Ga. L. 2014, p. 3503), so as to change the description of the education districts from which members of the board of education are elected; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Freddie Sims, Senator from District 12, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Americus Times-Recorder, which is the official organ of Sumter County, on the 2nd of February, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.
s/ FREDDIE POWELL SIMS, DISTRICT 12 Affiant

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Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 28 of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved March 22, 2022.

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CITY OF PELHAM BOARD OF EDUCATION; COMPOSITION AND ELECTION.

No. 583 (House Bill No. 1488).

AN ACT

To amend an Act to provide a new charter for the City of Pelham, approved April 28, 2016 (Ga. L. 2016, p. 3859), as amended, so as to revise provisions relating to the composition and elections of the City of Pelham Board of Education; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. An Act to provide a new charter for the City of Pelham, approved April 28, 2016 (Ga. L. 2016, p. 3859), as amended, is amended by revising Section 6A.10 as follows:

"SECTION 6A.10. (a) The City of Pelham public school system shall be under the control and management of the board of education of the City of Pelham, sometimes referred to in this section as the 'board.' That board shall be composed of seven members: three of those members shall be elected from District 1 and three shall be elected from District 2, said districts being the same as used for the city council elections. The seventh member shall be elected at-large. (b) No person elected from a district may offer for election to the board unless that person resides in the district from which that person offers for election. A member of the board elected from a district must continue to reside in the district from which that person is elected during the member's term of office, and upon removing such residence from that

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district that member shall thereby create a vacancy in that office. No person may offer for the at-large position on the board unless that person resides within the corporate limits of the City of Pelham. Any member elected to the at-large position must continue to reside within the corporate limits of the City of Pelham, during the member's term of office, and upon removing such residence from the City of Pelham, that member shall thereby create a vacancy. The qualifications for members of the board shall otherwise be the same as for the city council. (c) A vacancy in the office of board of education shall be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term, if any, by appointment by the remaining board members if less than six months remain in the unexpired term, otherwise by an election. (d) Elections for members of the board shall be held on the Tuesday following the first Monday in November of each odd numbered year, and held in conjunction with the general municipal election. Only those persons residing within a district shall be qualified to vote for members of the board of education from that district. All elections for members of the board shall be by plurality vote and shall be nonpartisan and without any primary. (e) Sucessors to members of the board whose terms of office are to expire shall be elected at the municipal general election immediately preceding the expiration of such terms, shall take office the first day of January immediately following that election, and shall serve for terms of four years each and until their respective successors are elected and qualified. Each person seeking election from an education district shall designate the education district from which that person seeks election. (f) At the general municipal election in 2023, there shall be an election for one board member from District 2, two board members from District 1, and an election for the at-large member. The members elected at such election shall serve four-year terms. (g) At the general municipal election in 2025, there shall be an election for one board member from District 1 and two board members from District 2. The members elected at such election shall serve four-year terms. (h) The chairperson of the board shall be determined by a plurality of seven board members. (i) The at-large board member shall be elected by a plurality of the votes cast city-wide. District board members shall be elected by a plurality of the votes cast in the district in which they qualify. Candidates for each board seat shall be listed on the ballot in alphabetical order."

SECTION 2. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

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NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION

Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act to provide a new charter for the City of Pelham, approved April 28, 2016 (Ga. L. 2016, p. 3859), as amended; and for other purposes.

AFFIDAVIT

GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY

I, Joe Campbell, Representative from District 171, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Enterprise-Journal, which is the official organ of Mitchell County, on the 12th of January, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ JOE CAMPBELL Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 2nd of March, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

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Approved March 23, 2022.

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SEMINOLE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS; DISTRICTS.

No. 584 (House Bill No. 1495).

AN ACT

To amend an Act creating the Board of Commissioners of Seminole County, approved August 16, 1920 (Ga. L. 1920, p. 610), as amended, so as to change the description of the commission districts; to provide for definitions and inclusions; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. An Act creating the Board of Commissioners of Seminole County, approved August 16, 1920 (Ga. L. 1920, p. 610), as amended, is amended by revising Section 2 as follows:

"SECTION 2. (a) The Board of Commissioners of Seminole County shall consist of five members to be elected as provided in this Act. For the purpose of electing members of the board of commissioners, Seminole County shall be divided into five commissioner districts. Commissioner Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 shall be and correspond to those five numbered districts described in Appendix A attached to and made a part of this Act and further identified as 'User: Seminole Co. Plan Name: SeminoleCCSB-2022 Plan Type: Local'. (b) For the purposes of such plan:
(1) The term 'VTD' shall mean and describe the same geographical boundaries as provided in the report of the Bureau of the Census for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. The separate numeric designations in a district description which are underneath a VTD heading shall mean and describe individual Blocks within a VTD as provided in the report of the Bureau of the Census for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia; and (2) Except as otherwise provided in the description of any district, whenever the description of any district refers to a named city, it shall mean the geographical boundaries of that city as shown on the census maps for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. (c) Any part of Seminole County which is not included in any district described in subsection (a) of this section shall be included within that district contiguous to such part

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which contains the least population according to the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. (d) Any part of Seminole County which is described in subsection (a) of this section as being included in a particular district shall nevertheless not be included within such district if such part is not contiguous to such district. Such noncontiguous part shall instead be included within that district contiguous to such part which contains the least population according to the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia."

SECTION 2. (a) Those members of the Board of Commissioners of Seminole County who are serving as such on the effective date of this Act and any person selected to fill a vacancy in any such office shall continue to serve as such members until the regular expiration of their respective terms of office and upon the election and qualification of their respective successors. (b) Commissioner Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, as they exist immediately prior to the effective date of this Act, shall continue to be designated as Commissioner Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, respectively, but as newly described under this Act, and on and after the effective date of this Act, such members of the board serving from those former commissioner districts shall be deemed to be serving from and representing their respective districts as newly described under this Act.

SECTION 3. This Act shall become effective on January 1, 2023.

SECTION 4. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

APPENDIX A

User: Seminole Co. Plan Name: SeminoleCCSB-2022 Plan Type: Local

District 001 County Seminole GA VTD PRECINCT 1
Block 200200: 1053 3084 3086 3087 3088 3089 3090
Block 200300: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 1033 1034 1035

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1036 1037 1038 1039 1040 1041 1042 1045 1046 1047 1048 1049 1050 1051 2019 3060 3061 3062 3064 3065 3068 3069 3070 3071 VTD PRECINCT 2 Block 200300: 3016 3017 3018 3019 3020 3021 3022 3023 3024 3025 3026 3027 3028 3029 3030 3031 3032 3033 3034 3035 3036 3037 3038 3039 3050 3051 3052 3053 3054 3058 3059 3063 3066 3067

District 002 County Seminole GA VTD PRECINCT 2
Block 200200: 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2018 2019 2021 2022 2023 2034 2035 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014 3015 3016 3017 3018 3019 3020 3021 3022 3023 3024 3025 3026 3027 3028 3029 3030 3031 3032 3033 3039 3044 3045 3046 3047 3048 3049 3052 3053 3054 3055 3056 3057 3058 3059 3060 3061 3062 3063 3068 3069 3070 3071 3072 3073 3074 3075 3076 3077 3078 3080 3081 3082 3083 3085
Block 200300: 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014 3015 3040 3041 3042 3043 3044 3045 3046 3047 3048 3049 3055 3056 3057
VTD PRECINCT 3 Block 200200: 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2020 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029

District 003 County Seminole GA VTD PRECINCT 3
Block 200200: 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 1033 1034 1035 1036 1037 1038 1039 1040 1041 1042 1046 1047 2030 2031 2032 2033 2036 2037 2038 2039 2040 2041 2042 3034 3035 3036 3037 3038 3040 3041 3042 3043 3050 3051 3064 3065 3066 3067 3079
VTD PRECINCT 4 Block 200100: 3006 3007 3044 3045 3046 3047 3048 3049

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District 004 County Seminole GA VTD PRECINCT 1
Block 200300: 1043 1044 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2028 2029 2030 2031 2035 2036 2051 2052 2053 2054 2055 2056 2057 2060
VTD PRECINCT 4 Block 200100: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1058 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014 3015 3016 3017 3018 3019 3020 3021 3022 3023 3024 3025 3026 3027 3028 3029 3030 3031 3032 3033 3034 3035 3036 3037 3038 3039 3040 3041 3042 3043 3050 3051 3052 3053 3054 3055 3056 3057 3058 3059 3060 3061 3062 3063 3064 3065 3066 3067 3068 3069 3070 3071 3072 3073 3074 3075 3076 3077 3078 3079 3080 3081 3082 3083 3084 3085 3086 3087 3088 3089 3090 3091 3092 3093 3094 3095 3096 3097 3098 3099 3100 3101 3102 3103 3104 3105 3106 Block 200200: 1056
VTD PRECINCT 5 Block 200300: 2026 2027 2032 2033 2034 2037 2038 2039 2040 2041 2042 2043 2044 2045 2046 2047 2048 2049 2050

District 005 County Seminole GA VTD PRECINCT 1
Block 200300: 2059 2064 2065 2066 2067 2068 2069 2070 2071
VTD PRECINCT 5 Block 200100: 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 1033 1034 1035 1036 1037 1038 1039 1040 1041 1042 1043 1044 1045 1046 1047 1048 1049

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1050 1051 1052 1053 1054 1055 1056 1057 1059 1060 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032 2033 2034 2035 2036 2037 2038 2039 2040 2041 2042 2043 2044 2045 2046 2047 2048 2049 2050 2051 2052 2053 Block 200300: 2058 2061 2062 2063

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act creating the Board of Commissioners of Seminole County, (Ga. L. 1920, page 610), as amended; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Winfred Dukes, Representative from District 154, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Donalsonville News, which is the official organ of Seminole County, on the 10 of February, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.
s/ REP. WINFRED DUKES Affiant

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Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 3 of March, 2022, Before me:

s/ ANNA SMITH Anna Smith Notary Public, Pierce County, Georgia My Commission Expires September 9, 2025 [SEAL]

Approved March 23, 2022.

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CITY OF SAVANNAH AND CHATHAM COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION; DISTRICTS.

No. 585 (House Bill No. 1510).

AN ACT

To amend an Act relating to the school system of the City of Savannah and Chatham County, approved March 21, 1968 (Ga. L. 1968, p. 2636), as amended, so as to change the description of the education districts; to provide for definitions and inclusions; to provide for continuation in office of current members; to provide for related matters; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. An Act relating to the school system of the City of Savannah and Chatham County, approved March 21, 1968 (Ga. L. 1968, p. 2636), as amended, is amended by revising Section 1 as follows:

"SECTION 1. (a) The Board of Public Education for the City of Savannah and the County of Chatham shall be composed of a president and eight other members, to be elected as provided in this Act. (b) For purposes of electing members of the board of education, other than the president, the City of Savannah and Chatham County School District is divided into eight education districts. One member of the board shall be elected from each such district. The eight

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education districts shall be and correspond to those eight numbered districts described in Appendix A attached to and made a part of this Act and further identified as 'User: Chatham-Legis Plan Name: ChathamCCSB-Legis2-2022 Plan Type: Local'.
(c)(1) For the purposes of such plan: (A) The term 'VTD' shall mean and describe the same geographical boundaries as provided in the report of the Bureau of the Census for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. The separate numeric designations in a district description which are underneath a VTD heading shall mean and describe individual Blocks within a VTD as provided in the report of the Bureau of the Census for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia; and (B) Except as otherwise provided in the description of any district, whenever the description of any district refers to a named city, it shall mean the geographical boundaries of that city as shown on the census maps for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia.
(2) Any part of the City of Savannah and Chatham County School District which is not included in any district described in subsection (b) of this section shall be included within that district contiguous to such part which contains the least population according to the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. (3) Any part of the City of Savannah and Chatham County School District which is described in subsection (b) of this section as being included in a particular district shall nevertheless not be included within such district if such part is not contiguous to such district. Such noncontiguous part shall instead be included within that district contiguous to such part which contains the least population according to the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia."

SECTION 2. (a) Those members of the Board of Public Education for the City of Savannah and the County of Chatham who are serving as such on the effective date of this Act and any person selected to fill a vacancy in any such office shall continue to serve as such members until the regular expiration of their respective terms of office and upon the election and qualification of their respective successors. (b) Education Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, as they exist immediately prior to the effective date of this Act, shall continue to be designated as Education Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, respectively, but as newly described under this Act, and on and after the effective date of this Act, such members of the board serving from those former education districts shall be deemed to be serving from and representing their respective districts as newly described under this Act.

SECTION 3. This Act shall become effective on January 1, 2023.

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SECTION 4. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.
APPENDIX A
User: Chatham-Legis Plan Name: ChathamCCSB-Legis2-2022 Plan Type: Local
District 001 County Chatham GA VTD BARTLETT MIDDLE SCHOOL VTD CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST VTD FERGUSON AVE BAPTIST VTD FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH VTD GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Block 003900: 1018 1019 1020 1021 4000 4001 4002 4003 4012
Block 004001: 4009 4010 4011 4012 4013 4014 4015 4016 4017 4018
Block 004002: 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 2000 2001 2002 2007 2008 2009
Block 004210: 2000
VTD IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH VTD ISLANDS CHRISTIAN CH
Block 011115: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005
VTD ISLE OF HOPE BAPTIST VTD ISLE OF HOPE SCHOOL VTD JEA BUILDING VTD LARGO-TIBET ELEMENTA
Block 004210: 3003 3018 3019 3020 3021 3023
VTD SAVANNAH PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH VTD ST LUKE CHURCH VTD THE LIGHT CHURCH VTD THE SANCTUARY VTD WHITE BLUFF PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

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District 002 County Chatham GA VTD BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Block 003302: 1002 1011 2000 2001
VTD BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH Block 003502: 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 3000 3001 3002 3003
VTD BLACKSHEAR COMMUNITY CENTER VTD BULL STREE BAPTIST CHURCH VTD BUTLER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ED BLDG VTD CHRIST COMMUNITY CHURCH AT MORNINGSIDE VTD COKESBURY METHODIST CHURCH VTD FELLOWSHIP OF LOVE COMMUNITY CHURCH VTD GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Block 004001: 4000 4001 4002 4003 4004 4005 4006 4007 4008
VTD HOLY SPIRIT LUTHERAN CHURCH VTD JENKINS HIGH SCHOOL VTD S GARDENS CHRISTIAN VTD SALVATION ARMY VTD SENIOR CITIZEN CENTER
Block 002800: 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014 3015 3016 3017 3018 3019 3024 3025 3035
VTD TOMPKINS RECREATION CENTER VTD W W LAW CENTER VTD WEST BROAD STREET YMCA
Block 001200: 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030
Block 002300: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1022 1023 2007 2008 2009 2010 2015
Block 011400: 1004 1005 1015 1016 1025 1026 1038
VTD WILLIAMS COURT APTS

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District 003 County Chatham GA VTD ALDERSGATE YOUTH CENTER VTD BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH
Block 003800: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
VTD CIVIC CENTER Block 000601: 4000 4001 4002 4003 4004 4036 4037 4040 4041 4042 4043 4044 4045 4048 Block 011700: 1010 1011 1012 1013 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 1033 1034 1035 1036 1037 1038 1046 1047 1048 1049 1050 1051 1052 1053 1054 1055 1056 1057 1058 1059 1060 1061 1062 1063 1064 1065 1066 1067 1068 1069 1070 1102 1104 1105 1106 1107 1108 1109 1110 1139 1140 1141 1142 1143 1144 1145 1148 1149 1150 1151 2037 2038 2045 2046 2047 2048 2054 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014 3015 3016 3017 3018 3019 3020 3021 3022 3023 3024 3025 3026 3027 3028 3029 3030 3031 3032 3033 3034 3035 3036 3037 3038 3039 3040 3041 3042 Block 980000: 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1051 1052 1053 1054 1060 1061 1062 1063 1066 1067 1068 1069 1070
VTD ELI WHITNEY COMPLEX Block 003601: 1000 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1015 1016 1040 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1014 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1024 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1035 1036 1037 Block 011800: 2057 2058 2061 2062 2063 2064 2069 2060
VTD FIRST AFRICAN BAPTIST CHURCH VTD GARDEN CITY REC CTR
Block 010601: 3002 3003 3004 3008 3009 3010 3011 3015 3016

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Block 980000: 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1041 1043 1064 1065
VTD GARDEN CITY SENIOR CENTER Block 010601: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 2000 2001 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 3000 3001 3005 3006 3007
VTD ISLANDS CHRISTIAN CH Block 011107: 1026 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014 3015 3016 3017 3018 3019 3020 3021 3022 3023 3034 3035 3039 3040 3041 Block 011115: 2010
VTD LAKE SHORE COMMUNITY CENTER Block 010701: 2006 2007 3067 3068 3069 3070 3071
VTD NEW COV 7 DAY ADV CH VTD OLD COURTHOUSE VTD PB EDWARDS GYMNASIUM
Block 010701: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 1033 1034 1035 1036 1037 1038 1039 1040 1041 1045 1046 1047 1048 1049 1050 1053 1054 1055 1056 1057 1058 1059 1060 1061 1062 1063 1064 1065 1066 1067 1068 1070 1071 1072 1073 2008 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2024 2025 2026 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032 2033 2034 2035 2036 2037 2038 2039 2040 2041 2042 2043 2044 2045 2046 3095 3096 3097 3098 3099 3102 3103 3175
VTD RIVERVIEW HEALTH REH VTD ROSE OF SHARON VTD SAVANNAH HIGH SCHOOL VTD SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CH VTD THUNDERBOLT MUN COMP VTD WEST BROAD STREET YMCA
Block 000601: 4038 4039
Block 001200: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1011 1012 1013

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VTD WOODVILLE-TOMPKINS TECHNICAL INST Block 010601: 3017 3018 Block 010701: 3072 3073 3074 3075 3076 3077 Block 011800: 2006 Block 980000: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1014 1020 1021 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 1033 1034 1035 1036 1037 1038 1039 1040 1042 1044 1045 1046 1047 1048 1049 1050 1055 1056
District 004 County Chatham GA VTD ELI WHITNEY COMPLEX
Block 011800: 2000 2001 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2016 2017 2015 2018 2019
VTD FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF THE ISLAND VTD FORT PULASKI MON VTD FRANK MURRAY COMMUNITY CENTER VTD GEORGETOWN ELEMENTAR
Block 010806: 1014
Block 010901: 2023
Block 011500: 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 1033 1034 1035 1036 1037 1038 1039 1040 1041 1042 1043 1044 1045 1046 1047 1048 1049 1050 1051 1052 1053 1054 1055 1056 1057 1058 1059 1060 1061 1062 1063 1064 1065 1066 1067 1068 1069 1070 1071 1072 1073 1074 1075 1076
Block 990000: 0006 0007
VTD GUARD HOUSE COMM CTR VTD ISLANDS CHRISTIAN CH
Block 011115: 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2015 2016 2017 3006 3007 3008
VTD LIGHTHOUSE BAPTIST CHURCH VTD SAINT FRANCIS EPISCOPAL CHURCH

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VTD SKID IS PRES CHURCH VTD SKID METHODIST CH VTD SKIDAWAY ISLAND STAT VTD ST PETERS EPISCOPAL VTD TYBEE IS SCH CAFE VTD WILMINGTON ISLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH VTD WILMINGTON ISLAND UNITED METHODIST CHURCH VTD WINDSOR FOREST BAPTIST CHURCH SCHOOL

District 005 County Chatham GA VTD BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Block 004500: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 1033 2000 2001 2002 2004 2005 2006 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Block 010502: 3000 3003
Block 010503: 3005 3006 3010
Block 010504: 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014 3015 3016 3017 3018 3019 3020 4000 4001 4002 4003 4004 4005 4006
VTD COASTAL CATHEDRAL Block 010816: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012
VTD JONESVILLE BAPT CH VTD LARGO-TIBET ELEMENTA
Block 004207: 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 4002
Block 004210: 3004 3017 3022
Block 010901: 4000
VTD LIBERTY CITY COMMUNITY CENTER

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VTD PROGRESSIVE REC CTR VTD SAVANNAH CHRISTIAN S VTD SEED CHURCH VTD SENIOR CITIZEN CENTER
Block 002800: 3020 3021 3022 3023 3026 3027 3028 3029 3030 3031 3032 3033 3034 3036 3037 3038 3039 3040 3041
VTD SILK HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH VTD SOUTHWEST BAPTIST CHURCH
Block 010813: 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2016 2022 2023
District 006 County Chatham GA VTD BAMBOO FARMS VTD COASTAL CATHEDRAL
Block 010819: 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 3000 3003 3004 3005
VTD CRUSADER COMMUNITY CENTER VTD ELKS LODGE VTD GEORGETOWN ELEMENTAR
Block 010806: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1015 1016 1017 1018 2000 2001 2002 2003
Block 010807: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 3000 3001 3003 3004 3005 3006 4002 4003 4004 4005 4006 4007 4008 4009
Block 010901: 2022
Block 011500: 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027
VTD POOLER CHRURCH Block 010813: 1000 Block 010817: 2009 Block 010819: 2008 2010 2011 3001 3002

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Block 010821: 1037 1044 1045 1046
VTD SOUTHWEST BAPTIST CHURCH Block 010813: 2014 2015 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 Block 010818: 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1025 1026 1027 1028 Block 010821: 1033 1034 1035 1036 1038 1039 1040 1041 1042 1043
VTD ST. FRANCIS CABRINI CHURCH VTD TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH VTD WINDSOR FOREST ELEM/GOLDEN AGE CENTER

District 007 County Chatham GA VTD BLOOMINGDALE COMMUNITY CENTER
Block 010706: 1016
Block 010801: 1003 1005 1006 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 1033 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032 2033 2034 2035 2036 2037 2038 2039 2040 2041 2042 2043 2044 2045 2046 2047 2048 2049 2050 2051 2052 2053 2054 2055 2056 2057 2058 2059 2060 2061 2062 2063 2064 2065 2066 2067 2068 2069 2070
Block 010811: 3002 3004 3005 3011 3012 3014 3019 3020 3022 3023
Block 010818: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1024 1029 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2029 2030
Block 010821: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 2003 2004 2005 2006 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2021 2022 2024 2025 2026

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VTD COASTAL CATHEDRAL Block 010812: 1006 1008 1009 1010 1011 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 2014 2017 2030 2031 2032 Block 010817: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 2002 2003 2004 2006 2007 2008 Block 010819: 1003 2009
VTD GARDEN CITY CITY HAL VTD POOLER CHRURCH
Block 010810: 1004 1005 1006 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032 2033 2034
Block 010811: 3015 3016 3017 3018 3021 3024 3025 3026 3027 3028 3029 3030 3031 3032 3033 3034
Block 010819: 1000 1001 1002 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 2000 2001
Block 010820: 1000 1001 1002 1003 2000 2001 2002
Block 010821: 2000 2001 2002 2007 2008 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2023
VTD POOLER CITY HALL Block 010810: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1007 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2013 2014 2016 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2035 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014 3015 3016 3017 3018 3019 3020 3021 3022 3023 3024 3025 3026 3027 3028 Block 010811: 3000 3001 3003 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3013 4000 4001 4002 4003 4004 4005 4006 4007 4008 4009 4010 4011 4012 4013 4014 4015 4016 4017 4018 4019 4020 4021 4022 4023 4024 4025 4026 4027
VTD ROTHWELL BAPTIST CHURCH Block 010704: 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024

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Block 010705: 1006 1007 1008 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Block 010801: 1007 1008 1009
Block 010811: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2038 2039 2040 2041 2042 2043 2044 2045 2046 2047 2048 2049
VTD SEVENTH DAY ADV CHR Block 010801: 1002

District 008 County Chatham GA VTD BLOOMINGDALE COMMUNITY CENTER
Block 010706: 1014 1015
Block 010801: 1001 1004
VTD BUTLER ELEMENTARY SC VTD CARVER HEIGHTS COMM VTD CIVIC CENTER
Block 000601: 4005 4006 4007 4008 4009 4010 4032 4033 4034 4035
VTD GARDEN CITY REC CTR Block 010601: 3012 3013 3014 3019 3020 3021 3022 4001 4002 4003 4004 4005 5000 5001 5002 5003 5004 6000 6001 6002 6003 6004 6005 6006 6007 6008 6009 6011 6012 6013 6014 6015 6016 6018 Block 010603: 2011
VTD GARDEN CITY SENIOR CENTER Block 010601: 2002 4000 4006 Block 010603: 2004 2010 2012 2013 Block 010701: 1051 1069 3116 3172 3173 3174

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VTD LAKE SHORE COMMUNITY CENTER Block 010701: 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2009 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3007 3008 3009 3010 3013 3014 3015 3016 3017 3018 3019 3020 3021 3022 3023 3024 3025 3026 3027 3028 3029 3030 3031 3032 3033 3034 3035 3036 3037 3038 3043 3044 3045 3046 3047 3048 3049 3050 3051 3052 3053 3054 3055 3056 3057 3058 3059 3060 3061 3062 3063 3064 3065 3066 3079 3080 3100 3101 3180 Block 010702: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 3019 3020 3021 3022 3027 Block 010703: 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014 3015 3016 3024 3025 3026 Block 010707: 1005
VTD MOSES JACKSON CENTER VTD PB EDWARDS GYMNASIUM
Block 010701: 1042 1043 1044 1052 2023 2027 3078 3093 3094 3111 3112 3114 3115 3117 3119 3128 3136 3171
VTD POOLER CITY HALL Block 010810: 2011 2012 2015 2017
VTD RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD CATHOLIC CHURCH VTD RICE CREEK SCHOOL VTD ROTHWELL BAPTIST CHURCH
Block 010701: 3156 3157 3158 3167 3168
Block 010704: 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1017 1018 1019 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 2017 2018
Block 010705: 1005 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1025 1026 2000
Block 010706: 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013
Block 010811: 2000 2003 2004 2005 2006 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023

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2024 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032 2033 2034 2035 2036 VTD SEVENTH DAY ADV CHR
Block 010603: 2000 2001
Block 010701: 3039 3040 3041 3042 3081 3082 3083 3084 3085 3086 3087 3088 3089 3090 3091 3092 3104 3105 3106 3107 3108 3109 3110 3113 3118 3120 3121 3122 3123 3124 3125 3126 3127 3129 3130 3131 3132 3133 3134 3135 3137 3138 3139 3140 3141 3142 3143 3144 3145 3146 3147 3148 3149 3150 3151 3152 3153 3154 3155 3159 3160 3161 3162 3163 3164 3165 3166 3169 3170 3176 3177 3178 3179 3181
Block 010703: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 2000 2001 3017 3018 3019 3020 3021 3022 3023
Block 010704: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1016 1020 1021 1022 1023 1030
Block 010705: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004
Block 010706: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007
Block 010707: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017
Block 010801: 1000
Block 010811: 2001 2002 2025 2037
VTD WOODLAWN BAPTIST CHURCH VTD WOODVILLE-TOMPKINS TECHNICAL INST
Block 000601: 3006 3013 4015 4016
Block 010504: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1017
Block 010601: 6010 6017 6019
Block 011600: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1025

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NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular Session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act governing the school system of the City of Savannah and Chatham County, approved March 21, 1968 (Ga. L. 1968, p. 2636), as amended; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Carl Gilliard, Representative from District 162, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Savannah Morning News, which is the official organ of Chatham County, on the 26th of January, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.
s/ CARL W GILLIARD Affiant

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Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 3rd of March, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved March 23, 2022.

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ECHOLS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS; INCREASE SIZE; RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS; DISTRICTS; MANNER OF ELECTION; TERMS OF OFFICE.

No. 589 (House Bill No. 1601).

AN ACT

To amend an Act revising, superseding, and consolidating the laws creating and governing the Board of Commissioners of Echols County, approved February 3, 1953 (Ga. L. 1953, Jan.-Feb. Sess., p. 2054), as amended, particularly by an Act approved March 27, 2012 (Ga. L. 2012, p. 4575), so as to increase the size of the board of commissioners; to provide for residency requirements; to provide for the description of the commissioner districts and posts; to define certain terms and provide for certain inclusions; to provide for election of members; to provide for initial terms; to provide for continuation in office of current members; to provide for related matters; to provide effective dates; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. An Act revising, superseding, and consolidating the laws creating and governing the Board of Commissioners of Echols County, approved February 3, 1953 (Ga. L. 1953, Jan.-Feb. Sess., p. 2054), as amended, particularly by an Act approved March 27, 2012 (Ga. L. 2012, p. 4575), is amended by revising Section 2 as follows:

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"SECTION 2. (a) There shall be a Board of Commissioners of Echols County, to consist of five persons to be elected as provided for in this Act. In order to be elected as a member of the board from a commissioner district, a person must have resided in that district for at least 12 months prior to election thereto and must receive a majority of the votes cast for such office in that district. At the time of qualifying for election as a member of the board from a district, each candidate for such office shall specify the district for which that person is a candidate. A person elected as a member of the board from a district must continue to reside in that district during the person's term of office or such office shall thereupon become vacant. Elections of members of the board shall be held in accordance with Chapter 2 of Title 21 of the O.C.G.A., the 'Georgia Election Code.' (b) For the purpose of electing members of the board of commissioners, Echols County shall be divided into three commissioner districts. Commissioner Districts 1 and 2 shall each have two posts. Commissioner Districts 1, 2, and 3 shall be and correspond to those three numbered districts described in Appendix A attached to and made a part of this Act and further identified as 'User: Echols Plan Name: EcholsCC-2022 Plan Type: Local'.
(c)(1) For the purposes of such plan: (A) The term 'VTD' shall mean and describe the same geographical boundaries as provided in the report of the Bureau of the Census for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. The separate numeric designations in a district description which are underneath a VTD heading shall mean and describe individual Blocks within a VTD as provided in the report of the Bureau of the Census for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia; and (B) Except as otherwise provided in the description of any district, whenever the description of any district refers to a named city, it shall mean the geographical boundaries of that city as shown on the census maps for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia.
(2) Any part of Echols County which is not included in any district described in subsection (b) of this section shall be included within that district contiguous to such part which contains the least population according to the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. (3) Any part of Echols County which is described in subsection (b) of this section as being included in a particular district shall nevertheless not be included within such district if such part is not contiguous to such district. Such noncontiguous part shall instead be included within that district contiguous to such part which contains the least population according to the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. (c) Except as provided in subsection (d) of this section, members of the board of commissioners shall serve four-year terms of office and until their successors are elected and qualified.

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(d)(1) The initial member of the board from District 1 Post 1 as newly described under this section shall be elected at the general election held in November, 2024. The commissioner elected at such election shall serve a four-year term of office. (2) The initial member of the board elected from District 1 Post 2 as newly described under this section shall be elected at the general election held in November, 2024, and the commissioner elected at such election shall serve an initial term of office of two years. The successor to such commissioner shall be elected at the general election held in November, 2026, and such successor and all subsequent successors shall serve a four-year term of office. (3) The initial member of the board elected from District 2 Post 1 as newly described under this section shall be elected at the general election held in November, 2024. The commissioner elected at such election shall serve a four-year term of office. (4) The initial member of the board from District 2 Post 2 as newly described under this section shall be Kenneth Petty, and on and after the effective date of this section such commissioner shall be deemed to be serving from and representing District 2 Post 2 as described under this section. The successor to such commissioner shall be elected at the general election held in November, 2026. (5) The initial member of the board from District 3 as newly described under this section shall be elected at the general election held in November, 2024. The commissioner elected at such election shall serve a four-year term of office.

SECTION 2. Those members of the Board of Commissioners of Echols County who are serving as such on the effective date of this Act and any person selected to fill a vacancy in any such office shall continue to serve as such members until the regular expiration of their respective terms of office and upon the election and qualification of their respective successors.

SECTION 3. The provisions of this Act necessary to conduct elections for the members of the Board of Commissioners of Echols County in 2024 shall become effective on January 1, 2024. The remaining provisions of this Act shall become effective on January 1, 2025.

SECTION 4. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

APPENDIX A

User: Echols Plan Name: EcholsCC-2022 Plan Type: Local

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District 001 County Echols GA VTD STATENVILLE
Block 880200: 1043 1044 1045 1046 1047 1072 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2025 2026 2027 2028 2031 2032 2033 2034 2035 2036 2037 2038 2039 2040 2041 2042 2043 2044 2045 2046 2047 2048 2049 2050 2051 2052 2053 2054 2055 2056
District 002 County Echols GA VTD STATENVILLE
Block 880100: 1010 1011 1012 1013 1023 1041 1042 1043 1044 1046 1047 1048 1049 1050 1051 1052 1053 1054 1055 1056 1057 1101 1103 1106 1109 1121 1123 1126 1127 1128 1129 1130 1131 1132 1133 1134 1135 1136 1137 1138 1139 1140 1141 1142 1143 1144 1145 1146 1147 1148 1149 1150 1151 1152 1153 1154 1155 1156 1157 1158 1159 1160 1277 1281
Block 880200: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 1033 1034 1035 1036 1037 1038 1039 1040 1041 1042 1048 1049 1050 1051 1052 1053 1054 1055 1056 1057 1058 1059 1060 1061 1062 1063 1064 1065 1066 1067 1068 1069 1070 1071 1073 2000 2001 2002 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2029 2030
District 003 County Echols GA VTD STATENVILLE
Block 880100: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 1033 1034 1035 1036 1037 1038 1039 1040 1045 1058 1059 1060 1061 1062 1063 1064 1065 1066 1067 1068 1069 1070 1071 1072 1073 1074 1075 1076 1077 1078 1079 1080 1081 1082 1083 1084 1085 1086 1087 1088 1089 1090 1091 1092 1093 1094 1095 1096 1097 1098 1099 1100 1102 1104 1105 1107 1108 1110 1111 1112 1113 1114 1115 1116 1117 1118 1119 1120

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NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act revising, superseding, and consolidating the laws creating and governing the Board of Commissioners of Echols County, approved February 3, 1953 (Ga. L. 1953, Jan.-Feb. Sess., p. 2054), as amended; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, John Corbett, Representative from District 174 state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Valdosta Daily Times, which is the official organ of Echols County, on the 6th of March, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

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s/ JOHN CORBETT 174 Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 24th of March, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 11, 2022.

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CITY OF CLAXTON MAYOR AND COUNCIL; POWERS; MANNER OF ELECTION; DISTRICTS.

No. 590 (House Bill No. 1605).

AN ACT

To amend an Act to grant a new charter for the City of Claxton in the County of Evans, approved April 5, 1961 (Ga. L. 1961, p. 3312), as amended, so as restate and revise provisions relating to the powers and election of the mayor and city council; to revise city council districts; to provide definitions and inclusions; to provide for the continuance in office for current members; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. An Act to grant a new charter for the City of Claxton in the County of Evans, approved April 5, 1961 (Ga. L. 1961, p. 3312), as amended, is amended by revising Section 5 as follows:

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"SECTION 5. Mayor and council.

(a)(1) The government of the City of Claxton shall be vested in a mayor and seven councilmembers to be called the city council to be elected as hereinafter provided. (2) The mayor and councilmembers shall serve four-year terms of office and until their successors are elected and qualified. (3) The mayor and councilmembers shall be nominated and elected in accordance with Chapter 2 of Title 21 of the O.C.G.A., the 'Georgia Election Code.' (b) The mayor shall be the chief executive officer of the city, have general supervision of the affairs of the city, and shall see that the laws of said city are executed and the officers of said city are faithful in the discharge of their duties. The mayor shall cause the books and records of said city and of its officers to be inspected, shall have control of the police force of said city, and may appoint special police officers whenever he or she deems necessary. The mayor shall have the right and authority to name all of the city appointments to all boards and commissions; provided, however, that the appointments are subject to the approval of the city council. The mayor shall further have the right and authority to name all committee chairpersons from the membership of the city council and designate to them the administrative assistance necessary to run their department. (c)(1) The city council shall be the legislative body of the city. It shall pass all ordinances pursuant to the authority herein set forth. Ordinances shall be proposed and read at a regular meeting of the city council and shall not be passed until the next regular meeting. The city clerk, under the direction of the mayor and council, shall prepare an annual budget. The budget, once approved, shall become the approved expenditures for the fiscal year and all other expenditures shall be approved by the city council, except capital improvement equipment which shall be approved by the mayor and council. The city council, upon the advice of the mayor, shall prescribe the compensation of all city employees and officials, except that of the mayor and councilmembers. (2) The seven councilmembers to be elected as provided in this section shall be elected from the districts provided for in paragraph (3) of this subsection. Districts 1 and 3 shall each have two posts and District 2 shall have three posts, with one councilmember elected from each post in each district. To be elected as a member of the city council from a district, a person shall have resided in that district for at least 12 months prior to election thereto and must receive a plurality of the votes cast for such office in that district. Only electors who are residents of that district may vote for a councilmember of that district. At the time of qualifying for election as a councilmember, each candidate for such office shall specify the district for which that person is a candidate. A person elected as a councilmember from a district shall continue to reside in that district during the elected person's term of office or such office shall thereupon become vacant.
(3)(A) For the purpose of electing councilmembers, the City of Claxton shall be divided into three council districts. Districts 1, 2, and 3, shall be and correspond to

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those three numbered districts described in Appendix A attached to and made a part of this Act and further identified as 'User: Claxton Plan Name: Claxton-3d-2022 Plan Type: Local'. (B) For the purposes of such plan:
(i) The term 'VTD' shall mean and describe the same geographical boundaries as provided in the report of the Bureau of the Census for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. The separate numeric designations in a district description which are underneath a VTD heading shall mean and describe individual Blocks within a VTD as provided in the report of the Bureau of the Census for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia; and (ii) Except as otherwise provided in the description of any district, whenever the description of any district refers to a named city, it shall mean the geographical boundaries of that city as shown on the census maps for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. (C) Any part of the City of Claxton which is not included in any district described in subparagraph (A) of this paragraph shall be included within that district contiguous to such part which contains the least population according to the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. (D) Any part of the City of Claxton which is described in subparagraph (A) of this paragraph as being included in a particular district shall nevertheless not be included within such district if such part is not contiguous to such district. Such noncontiguous part shall instead be included within that district contiguous to such part which contains the least population according to the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. (E) Any territory purportedly described in a district in subparagraph (A) of this paragraph that is not within the corporate limits of the City of Claxton shall not be part of any such district. (4)(A) The initial councilmember for District 1 Post 1 as newly described under this subsection shall be Tina Hagan, and on and after the effective date of this subsection such councilmember shall be deemed to be serving from and representing District 1 Post 1 as described under this subsection. The successor to such councilmember shall be elected at the general municipal election held in 2023. (B) The initial councilmember for District 1 Post 2 as newly described under this subsection shall be Donna Brewton, and on and after the effective date of this subsection such councilmember shall be deemed to be serving from and representing District 1 Post 2 as described under this subsection. The successor to such councilmember shall be elected at the general municipal election held in 2025. (C) As of the effective date of this section, the District 2 Post 1 seat shall be vacant. The initial councilmember for District 2 Post 1 as newly described under this subsection shall be elected at a special election to serve out the remainder of the unexpired term of the vacant seat at the earliest date authorized by general law and this charter. The

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successor to the person elected as provided for in this subparagraph shall be elected at the general municipal election held in 2023. (D) The initial councilmember for District 2 Post 2 as newly described under this subsection shall be Lisa Perry, and on and after the effective date of this subsection such councilmember shall be deemed to be serving from and representing District 2 Post 2 as described under this subsection. The successor to such councilmember shall be elected at the general municipal election held in 2025. (E) The initial councilmember for District 2 Post 3 as newly described under this subsection shall be Dean Cameron, and on and after the effective date of this subsection such councilmember shall be deemed to be serving from and representing District 2 Post 3 as described under this subsection. The successor to such councilmember shall be elected at the general municipal election held in 2025. (F) The initial councilmember for District 3 Post 1 as newly described under this subsection shall be Larry Anderson, and on and after the effective date of this subsection such councilmember shall be deemed to be serving from and representing District 3 Post 1 as described under this subsection. The successor to such councilmember shall be elected at the general municipal election held in 2023. (G) The initial councilmember for District 3 Post 2 as newly described under this subsection shall be C. Scott Lynn, and on and after the effective date of this subsection such councilmember shall be deemed to be serving from and representing District 3 Post 2 as described under this subsection. The successor to such councilmember shall be elected at the general municipal election held in 2025. (d) The mayor and councilmembers elected under this charter shall take office on January 1 after their election and shall be installed in office by taking and subscribing the following oath: 'I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully discharge the duties devolved upon me as mayor or councilmember (as the case may be) of the City of Claxton; that I will faithfully execute and enforce the laws of said city to the best of my ability, skill and knowledge; and that I will do all in my power to promote the general welfare of the inhabitants of said city and common interest thereof.' (e) The city council shall meet in regular session upon the first and third Monday in each month. Special meetings of the council may be called at any time by the mayor or by a majority of the members of the council. The mayor shall preside over all meetings of the council, but shall have no vote except when the vote of the council is equally divided. At the first regular meeting of the council following the regular election of new members thereof the council shall elect one of its members present as a mayor pro tempore who shall, in the event of the absence, disability or disqualification of the mayor, perform all the duties and exercise all the rights and powers and privileges of the office of mayor. (f)(1) The city is authorized to enact any and all ordinances, rules, and regulations not inconsistent with this charter and the Constitution and the laws of the State of Georgia, which it shall deem necessary, expedient, or helpful for the peace, good order, protection

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of life and property, health, welfare, sanitation, comfort, convenience, prosperity, or well-being of the inhabitants of the City of Claxton and may enforce such ordinances by imposing penalties for violations thereof. (2) All ordinances for the government of the City of Claxton shall be introduced in writing at a regular meeting of the city council and referred to the proper committee, who shall report on it at the next regular meeting when it may be reread and put upon its passage. By unanimous consent of council an ordinance may be put upon its second reading and passed at the first meeting. (g) The mayor shall have the power and authority to veto any action approved by the city council and shall exercise said power and authority by or during the next regular meeting of the mayor and council. The city council may override said veto by a two-thirds' majority vote of the city council and the mayor's right to override said veto shall vest until the conclusion of the next regular meeting of the mayor and council."

SECTION 2. Said Act is further amended by repealing and reserving subsection (a) of Section 7.

SECTION 3. The mayor and those members of the City of Claxton City Council who are serving as such on the effective date of this Act, and any person selected to fill a vacancy in any such office, shall continue to serve as such members until the regular expiration of their respective terms of office and upon the election and qualification of their respective successors.

SECTION 4. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

APPENDIX A

User: Claxton Plan Name: Claxton-3d-2022 Plan Type: Local

District 001 County Evans GA VTD VETERAN'S COMM CTR
Block 970200: 1010 1012 1013 1024 1027 1030 1031 1032 1033 1034 1035 1036 1037 1038 1039 1040 1041 1042 1043 1044 1045 1050 2004 2005 2010 2012
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District 002 County Evans GA VTD VETERAN'S COMM CTR
Block 970200: 1053 2000 2017 2018 2022 2023 2024
Block 970300: 1019 1030 1031 1032 1033 1034 1035 1036 1037 1038 1039 1040 1041 2014 2015 2017 2018 2019 2031 2032 2033 2034 2035 2036 2037 2045 2046 2047 2048 2049 2050 2051 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3011 3012 3013 3014 3015 3016 3017 3020 3021 3022 3025 3026 3029 3030 3031 3032 3033

District 003 County Evans GA VTD VETERAN'S COMM CTR
Block 970200: 1046 1047 1048 1049 1051 1052 2001 2002 2003 2011 2014 2015 2016 2019 2020 2021 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032 2033 2034 2035 2036 2037 2038 2039 2040 2041 2042 2043 2044 2045 2046 2047 2048 2049 2050 2051 2052 2053 2054 2055 2056 2057 2058 2059 2072
Block 970300: 3018 3019 3027 3028 3035

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act granting a new charter of the City of Claxton, approved April 5, 1961 (Ga. L. 1961, p. 3312), as amended; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Bill Werkheiser, Representative from District 157, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following:

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(A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Claxton Enterprise, which is the official organ of Evans County, on the 23 of March, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government:
(i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ BILL WERKHEISER 157 Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 28 of March, 2022, Before me:

s/ ANNA SMITH Anna Smith Notary Public, Pierce County, Georgia My Commission Expires September 9, 2025 [SEAL]

Approved April 11, 2022.

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COLUMBUS, GEORGIA CITY COUNCIL; DISTRICTS.

No. 591 (House Bill No. 1558).

AN ACT

To amend an Act providing a new charter for the county-wide government of Columbus, Georgia, approved April 5, 1993 (Ga. L. 1993, p. 4978), as amended, so as to revise the districts for the election of members of the city council; to provide for definitions and inclusions; to provide for continuation in office of current members; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

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BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. An Act providing a new charter for the county-wide government of Columbus, Georgia, approved April 5, 1993 (Ga. L. 1993, p. 4978), as amended, is amended by revising paragraphs (1) and (2) of Section 6-101 as follows:
"(1) For the purpose of electing the district councilors, the territory of the consolidated government shall be divided into eight council districts. The eight council districts shall be and correspond to those eight numbered districts described in Appendix A attached to and made a part of this Act and further identified as 'User: Muscogee Plan Name: MuscogeeCC-2022 Plan Type: Local'. (2) For the purposes of such plan:
(A) The term 'VTD' shall mean and describe the same geographical boundaries as provided in the report of the Bureau of the Census for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. The separate numeric designations in a district description which are underneath a VTD heading shall mean and describe individual Blocks within a VTD as provided in the report of the Bureau of the Census for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia; and (B) Except as otherwise provided in the description of any district, whenever the description of any district refers to a named city, it shall mean the geographical boundaries of that city as shown on the census maps for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. (C) Any part of the territory of the consolidated government which is not included in any district described in paragraph (1) of this Section shall be included within that district contiguous to such part which contains the least population according to the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. (D) Any part of the territory of the consolidated government which is not included in any district described in paragraph (1) of this Section shall nevertheless not be included within such district if such part is not contiguous to such district. Such noncontiguous part shall instead be included within that district contiguous to such part which contains the least population according to the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia."

SECTION 2. (a) Those members of the consolidated government serving on the effective date of this Act and any person selected to fill a vacancy in any such office shall continue to serve as such members until the regular expiration of their respective terms of office and upon the election and qualification of their respective successors. (b) Council Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, as they exist immediately prior to the effective date of this Act, shall continue to be designated as Council Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ,6, 7, and 8, respectively, but as newly described under this Act, and on and after the effective date of this

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Act, such members of the board serving from those former council districts shall be deemed to be serving from and representing their respective districts as newly described under this Act.

SECTION 3. This Act shall become effective on August 22, 2022.

SECTION 4. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

APPENDIX A

User: Muscogee Plan Name: MuscogeeCC-2022 Plan Type: Local

District 001 County Muscogee GA VTD CARVER/MACK
Block 002000: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Block 002800: 1008
Block 002901: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3008 3014
VTD CUSSETA RD Block 002901: 2010 2013 2014 3005 3006 3007 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013
VTD EDGEWOOD BAPTIST VTD FORT/WADDELL
Block 010502: 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013
Block 010605: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1017 1018

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VTD GENTIAN/REESE @LDS Block 001000: 2014 Block 010501: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014 3015 3016 3017 3018 3019 4016 4017 4018 4022 4023 4024 4025 4026 4027 4029
VTD MT PILGRIM Block 010702: 3006 3007 3015 3016 3017 3018 3019 3020 3021 3022 3023 3024 3025 3026 3027 3028 3029 3030 3031
VTD ROTHSCHILD Block 010602: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014 3015 3016 3017 3018 3019 3020 3021 3022 3023 3024
VTD ST JOHN/BELVEDERE Block 010701: 3002 3003 3014 3015 3016 3017 3018 3019 3020 3021 3022 3027 Block 010702: 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2013 2014 2015 2016 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014

District 002 County Muscogee GA VTD CORNERSTONE VTD ST MARK/HEIFERHORN VTD ST. PETER
Block 010205: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2008 2009 2011 2012 2016 2017 2018 2020 2021
VTD WYNNBROOK Block 000400: 1000 1002 2014 Block 010301: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

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Block 010303: 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 2028

District 003 County Muscogee GA VTD CARVER/MACK
Block 002800: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 2000 2004 2005 2006 2007 2025 2026 2027 2028 2039
VTD CUSSETA RD Block 002700: 2000 2001 Block 002800: 2034 2035 2036 2037 Block 002902: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3017 Block 003000: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010
VTD FORT BENNING 2 Block 010801: 1000 1001
VTD FORT BENNING 3 Block 003400: 3016
VTD FORT BENNING 4 Block 010802: 1140
VTD MT PILGRIM Block 010704: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 3000 3001 3002 3003 Block 010705: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

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2011 2012 2013 2014 VTD OUR LADY OF LOURDES
Block 002902: 3014 3015 3016
Block 003200: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007
Block 003301: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024
Block 003302: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014
Block 010704: 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014 3015 3016 3017 3018 3019 3020 3021 3022 3023
VTD WYNNTON/BRITT Block 001100: 1022 1023 1024 1026 1027 1028 1029 1031 Block 001200: 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 3000 3001 Block 002200: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014 3015 3016 3017 3018 3019 3020 3021 3022 3023 3024 3025 3026 3027 3028 3029 3030 3031 Block 002800: 2001 2002 2003 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2029 2030 2031 2032 2033 2038 Block 011200: 1022

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District 004 County Muscogee GA VTD FAITH TABERNACLE VTD FORT/WADDELL
Block 010502: 1002 1003 1004 1005 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019
Block 010605: 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Block 010606: 1001 1002 1004 1005
VTD MT PILGRIM Block 010702: 1006 1007 1008
VTD ROTHSCHILD Block 010607: 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Block 010608: 1000 1001 1014 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Block 010701: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014
VTD ST JOHN/BELVEDERE Block 010701: 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 3000 3001 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3023 3024 3025 3026 3028 3029 3030 3031 3032 3033 Block 010702: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1009 2000 2001 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023

District 005 County Muscogee GA VTD BRITT DAVID
Block 010402: 1000 1004 1009 1012 1013 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024

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VTD FORT/WADDELL Block 010108: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 2000 3000 3001 3002 3003 4000 4001 4002
VTD GENTIAN/REESE @LDS Block 001000: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1012 1013 1014 1015 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Block 010402: 1001 2010 2011 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032 2033 2034 Block 010501: 3000 3001 3020 4000 4001 4002 4003 4004 4005 4006 4007 4008 4009 4010 4011 4012 4013 4014 4015 4019 4020 4021 4028
VTD MOON/MORNINGSIDE Block 010204: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 3015 3016 3017 3018 3020 3021 3022 Block 010401: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 Block 010402: 1003 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2012 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014 3015 3016 3017 3018 3019 3020 3021 3022 3023
VTD SALVATION ARMY Block 010106: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
VTD ST ANDREWS/MIDLAND Block 010106: 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014 3015 3016 3017 3018 3019 3020 3021 3022
VTD ST PAUL/CLUBVIEW Block 001000: 1009 1010 1011 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014 3015

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3016 3017 Block 001100:
1000 1001 1002 1003 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1025 1030 VTD ST. PETER Block 010401: 2000 2001 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2015 2016 2022 2023

District 006 County Muscogee GA VTD FORT BENNING 5
Block 010606: 1000 1003
Block 010802: 1010 1011 1016 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1059 1179 1180 1181 1182 1183
VTD MOON/MORNINGSIDE Block 010208: 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 2000 2001
VTD PSALMOND/MATHEWS VTD SALVATION ARMY
Block 010106: 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2017
Block 010110: 1013 1017 1029
Block 010204: 2000 2003 2004 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
VTD ST ANDREWS/MIDLAND Block 010110: 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1030 1031 1032 1033 1034 1035 1036 1037 1038 Block 010204: 2001 2002 2005 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014 3019 Block 010208: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014

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Block 010209: 2000 2008 2009

District 007 County Muscogee GA VTD CUSSETA RD
Block 002400: 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021
Block 002700: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027
Block 011500: 5002 5003 5004 5005 5006 5007 5008 5009 5010 5011 5012 5013 5014 5015 5016 5017 5018 5019 5020 5024 5025
VTD EPWORTH UMC Block 000300: 1039 Block 000800: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 Block 001400: 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032 2033 2034 Block 011100: 2003 2004 2006 2007 2008
VTD FIRST AFRICAN VTD MARIANNA GALLOPS VTD OUR LADY OF LOURDES
Block 003400: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014 3017
Block 011500: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

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2011 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014 3015 3016 3017 3018 4000 4001 4002 4003 4004 4005 4006 4007 4008 4009 4010 4011 4012 4013 4014 4015 4016 4017 4018 4019 4020 4021 4022 4023 4024 4025 4026 4027 4028 5021 5022 5023 6000 6001 6002 6003 6004 6005 6006 6007 6008 6009 6010 VTD ST PAUL/CLUBVIEW Block 001200: 1017 1035 1036 Block 001800: 1005 1018 1019 1022 Block 011200: 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 VTD WYNNTON/BRITT Block 001200: 3002 3003 3004 3005 3008 3009 3010 3021 Block 002300: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 Block 002400: 1003 1007

District 008 County Muscogee GA VTD BRITT DAVID
Block 000200: 1022
Block 010401: 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032 2033 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014 3015 3016 3017 3018 3019 3020 3021 3022 3023 3024 3025 3026 3027 3028 3029 3030 3031 3032 3033 3034
Block 010402: 1002 1005 1006 1007 1008 1010 1011 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019
VTD COLUMBUS TECH VTD EPWORTH UMC
Block 000200: 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020

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1021 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032 2033 2034 2035 2036 2037 Block 000300: 1000 1001 1014 1015 1016 1025 1026 1030 2000 2001 2014 2015 2016 2017 2047 2048 2049 2050 2051 2054 Block 000800: 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032 2033 2034 2035 2036 2037 2038 Block 000900: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2008 2009 2010 VTD ST PAUL/CLUBVIEW Block 000900: 2007 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Block 001100: 1004 1005 1006 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 Block 001200: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 1033 1034 1037 1038 1039 1040 1041 Block 011200: 1000 VTD ST. PETER Block 010205: 2005 2006 2007 2010 2013 2014 2015 2019 Block 010401: 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2014 VTD WYNNBROOK Block 000400: 1001 1003 1004 1017 2013 Block 010303: 2027

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NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION

Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act providing for a new charter for the county-wide government of Columbus, Georgia, approved April 5, 1993 (Ga. L. 1993, p. 4978), as amended; and for other purposes.

AFFIDAVIT

GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY

I, Calvin Smyre, Representative from District 135, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, which is the official organ of Muscogee County, on the 18th of February, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ CALVIN SMYRE Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 22nd of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia

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My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 11, 2022.

__________

CITY OF CAIRO CITY COUNCIL; DISTRICTS.

No. 592 (House Bill No. 1574).

AN ACT

To amend an Act to reincorporate and provide a new charter for the City of Cairo, approved April 28, 2006 (Ga. L. 2006, p. 3773), so as to change the description of the council districts; to define certain terms and provide for certain inclusions; to provide for continuation in office of current members; to provide for related matters; to provide effective dates; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. An Act to reincorporate and provide a new charter for the City of Cairo, approved April 28, 2006 (Ga. L. 2006, p. 3773), is amended by revising subsection (d) of Section 2.11 as follows:
"(d) For the purpose of electing members of the city council, the City of Cairo shall be divided into five council districts. Council Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 shall be and correspond to those five numbered districts described in Appendix A attached to and made a part of this Act and further identified as 'User: Cairo Plan Name: Cairo-import 2022 Plan Type: Local'.
(1)(A) For the purposes of such plan: (i) The term 'VTD' shall mean and describe the same geographical boundaries as provided in the report of the Bureau of the Census for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. The separate numeric designations in a district description which are underneath a VTD heading shall mean and describe individual Blocks within a VTD as provided in the report of the Bureau of the Census for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia; and (ii) Except as otherwise provided in the description of any district, whenever the description of any district refers to a named city, it shall mean the geographical boundaries of that city as shown on the census maps for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia.

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(B) Any part of the City of Cairo which is not included in any district described in this subsection shall be included within that district contiguous to such part which contains the least population according to the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. (2) Any part of the City of Cairo which is described in this subsection as being included in a particular district shall nevertheless not be included within such district if such part is not contiguous to such district. Such noncontiguous part shall instead be included within that district contiguous to such part which contains the least population according to the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia."

SECTION 2. (a) Those members of the city council of the City of Cairo who are serving as such on the effective date of this Act and any person selected to fill a vacancy in any such office shall continue to serve as such members until the regular expiration of their respective terms of office and upon the election and qualification of their respective successors. (b) Council Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, as they exist immediately prior to the effective date of this Act, shall continue to be designated as Council Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, respectively, but as newly described under this Act, and on and after the effective date of this Act, such members of the board serving from those former council districts shall be deemed to be serving from and representing their respective districts as newly described under this Act.

SECTION 3. The provisions of this Act necessary to conduct elections for the members of the city council of the City of Cairo in 2023 shall become effective upon the approval of this Act by the Governor or upon its becoming law without such approval. The remaining provisions of this Act shall become effective on January 1, 2023.

SECTION 4. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

APPENDIX A

User: Cairo Plan Name: Cairo-import 2022 Plan Type: Local

District 001 County Grady GA VTD CAIRO 4TH DISTRICT
Block 950300: 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2013 2014

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2015 2016 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3015 3016 3017 3018 3019 3020 3021 3022 3023 3024 3025 3026 3027 3028 3029 3030 3031 3032 3033 3035 3036 3038 3039 3040 3041 3042 3043 3044 3045 3046 3047 3048 3049 3050 3051 3052 3053 3054 4006 4007 4008 4009 4010 4011 4012 4013 4014 4015 4016 4017 4018 4019 4020 4021 4022 4023 4024 4025 4026 4027 5003 5004 5005 5006 5007 5008 5016 5017 5018 5019 5020 5021 5022 5023 5024 5025 5026 5027 5028 5029 5030 5031 5032 5033 5034 5035 5036 5037 5038 5039 VTD CAIRO 5TH DISTRICT Block 950502: 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2034 2035 2036

District 002 County Grady GA VTD CAIRO 4TH DISTRICT
Block 950300: 2010 2011 2012 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2033 2034 2035 2036 2037 2038 2039 2040 3034 3037 3055 3056 3057
Block 950502: 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014 3015 3016 3017 3018 3019 3023 3024 3025 3026 3027 3028 3029 3030 3031 3032 3033 3035
VTD CAIRO 5TH DISTRICT Block 950502: 2037 2038 2043 2044 2045 2046 2047 2048 2065

District 003 County Grady GA VTD CAIRO 5TH DISTRICT
Block 950402: 4033
Block 950501: 2019 2020 2044 2045 2046 2047 2052
Block 950502: 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032 2033 2039 2040 2041 2042 2049 2050 2051 2052 2053 2054 2055 2056 2057 2058 2059 2060 2061 2062 2063 2064 4000 4001 4002 4003 4004 4005 4006 4007 4008 4009 4010 4011 4012 4013 4014 4015 4016 4017 4018

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VTD MIDWAY Block 950501: 2018 2048 2060 2061 Block 950502: 4019 4029 4033 4046

District 004 County Grady GA VTD CAIRO 5TH DISTRICT
Block 950402: 2022 2023 2024 2026 2027 2028 2030 2031 2032 2033 2034 2036 2037 2038 2039 2040 2041 2042 2043 2044 2045 2046 2047 2048 2049 2050 2051 2052 2053 2054 3025 3029 3030 3031 3032 3033 3034 4012 4013 4014 4015 4019 4020 4021 4025 4026 4027 4028 4029 4030 4031 4032
Block 950501: 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032 2033 2034 2035
VTD WOODLAND Block 950402: 4006 4007 4023 4024

District 005 County Grady GA VTD CAIRO 4TH DISTRICT
Block 950300: 4001 4004
VTD CAIRO 5TH DISTRICT Block 950402: 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2035 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014 3015 3016 3017 3018 3019 3020 3021 3022 3023 3024 3026 3027 3028 Block 950502: 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
VTD SPRING HILL Block 950300: 1043

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VTD WOODLAND Block 950300: 1032 1033 1037 1038 1039 1040 1041 1042 1044 1045 1046 1047 1048 1049 1050 1051 1052 1053 1054 1058 1059 1060 1064 1065 4003 5000 5001 5002 5009 5010 5011 5012 5013 5014 5015 5040 5041 Block 950401: 2031 2032

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act to reincorporate and provide a new charter for the City of Cairo, approved April 28, 2006 (Ga. L. 2006, p. 3773); and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Darlene Taylor, Representative from District 173, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Cairo Messenger, which is the official organ of Grady County, on the 2nd of March, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.
s/ D TAYLOR 173 Affiant

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Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 17 of March, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 11, 2022.

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WHEELER COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS; DISTRICTS.

No. 593 (House Bill No. 1564).

AN ACT

To provide for reapportionment of the election districts for the Wheeler County Board of Commissioners, so as to change the description of the election districts; to provide for definitions and inclusions; to provide for the continuation in office of current members; to provide for related matters; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. (a) For the purpose of electing members of the Wheeler County Board of Commissioners established pursuant to the final order entered on January 13, 1993, in Marvin Howard, et al. v. Commissioner of Wheeler County, Georgia, et al., Civil Action Number CV390-057, United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, Dublin Division, Wheeler County is divided into three districts. Such districts shall be and correspond to those three numbered districts described in Appendix A attached to and made a part of this Act and further identified as 'User: Wheeler CC Plan Name: WheelerCC-2022 Plan Type: Local'.
(b)(1) For the purposes of such plan: (A) The term 'VTD' shall mean and describe the same geographical boundaries as provided in the report of the Bureau of the Census for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. The separate numeric designations in a district description which are underneath a VTD heading shall mean and describe individual

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Blocks within a VTD as provided in the report of the Bureau of the Census for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia; and (B) Except as otherwise provided in the description of any district, whenever the description of any district refers to a named city, it shall mean the geographical boundaries of that city as shown on the census maps for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. (2) Any part of Wheeler County which is not included in any district described in subsection (a) of this section shall be included within that district contiguous to such part which contains the least population according to the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. (3) Any part of Wheeler County which is described in subsection (a) of this section as being included in a particular district shall nevertheless not be included within such district if such part is not contiguous to such district. Such noncontiguous part shall instead be included within that district contiguous to such part which contains the least population according to the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia.

SECTION 2. (a) Those members of the Wheeler County Board of Commissioners who are serving as such on the effective date of this Act and any person selected to fill a vacancy in any such office shall continue to serve as such members until the regular expiration of their respective terms of office and upon the election and qualification of their respective successors. (b) Districts 1, 2, and 3, as they purportedly exist immediately prior to the effective date of this Act, shall continue to be designated as Districts 1, 2, and 3, respectively, but as newly described under this Act, and on and after the effective date of this Act, such members of the board serving from those former districts shall be deemed to be serving from and representing their respective districts as newly described under this Act.

SECTION 3. This Act shall become effective on January 1, 2023.

SECTION 4. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

APPENDIX A

User: Wheeler CC Plan Name: WheelerCC-2022 Plan Type: Local

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District 001 County Wheeler GA VTD ALAMO
Block 780100: 2047 2048
Block 780200: 1044 1053 1058 3000 3001 3002 3003 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014 3015 3016 3017 3018 3019 3020 3021 3022 3023 3024 3025 3026 3027 3028 3029 3030 3031 3032 3033 3034 3035 3038 3039 3040 3041 3042 3049 3050 3051 3052 3053 3054 3055 3058 3059 3060 3061 3062 3063 3064
VTD GLENWOOD Block 780100: 1043 1044 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2024 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032 2033 2034 2035 2036 2037 2038 2039 2040 2041 2042 2043 2044 2045 2050 2051 3041 3042 3048 3049 3050 3051 3052 3053 3054 3055 3056 3057 3062 3063 3064 3065 3066 3067 3068 3069 3070

District 002 County Wheeler GA VTD ALAMO
Block 780100: 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1025 1026 1027 1028 1059 1060 1061 1062 1063 1064 1075 1076 1077 1078 1079 1080 1081 1082 1083 1084 1085 1086 1087 1088 1089 1090 1091 1092 1093 1094 1095 1096 1097 1098 1099 1100 1101 1102 1103 1104 1105 1106 1107 1108 1109 1110 1111 1113 2046 2054 2055
VTD GLENWOOD Block 780100: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1029 1030 1031 1032 1033 1034 1035 1036 1037 1038 1039 1040 1041 1042 1045 1046 1047 1048 1049 1050 1051 1052 1053 1054 1055 1056 1057 1058 1065 1066 1067 1068 1069 1070 1071 1072 1073 1074 1112 2022 2023 2025 2026 2049 2052 2053 2056 2057 2058 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014 3015 3016 3017 3018 3019 3020 3021 3022 3023 3024 3025 3026 3027 3028 3029 3030 3031 3032 3033 3034 3035 3036 3037 3038 3039 3040 3043 3044 3045 3046 3047 3058 3059 3060 3061 3071

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Block 780200: 1000 1003

District 003 County Wheeler GA VTD ALAMO
Block 780200: 1001 1002 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 1033 1034 That portion of block 1035 excluding any incarcerated population assigned to such block 1036 1037 1038 1039 1040 1041 1042 1043 1045 1046 1047 1048 1049 1050 1051 1052 1054 1055 1056 1057 1059 1060 1061 1062 1063 1064 1065 1066 1067 1068 1069 1070 1071 1072 1073 1074 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032 2033 2034 2035 2036 2037 2038 2039 2040 2041 2042 2043 2044 2045 2046 2047 2048 2049 2050 2051 2052 2053 2054 2055 2056 2057 2058 2059 2060 2061 2062 2063 2064 2065 2066 2067 2068 2069 2070 2071 2072 2073 2074 2075 2076 2077 2078 2079 2080 2081 2082 2083 2084 2085 2086 2087 2088 2089 2090 2091 2092 2093 2094 2095 2096 2097 2098 2099 2100 2101 2102 2103 2104 2105 2106 2107 2108 2109 2110 2111 2112 2113 2114 2115 3004 3036 3037 3043 3044 3045 3046 3047 3048 3056 3057

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to provide for reapportionment of the election districts for the Wheeler County Board of Commissioners; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY I, Robert Pruitt, Representative from District 149, state on oath as follows:
(1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached.

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(2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following:
(A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Advance, which is the official organ of Wheeler County, on the 9th of March, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government:
(i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ ROBERT PRUITT Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 15 of March, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 11, 2022.

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CITY OF DORAVILLE CITY COUNCIL; MANNER OF ELECTION; TERMS OF OFFICE; DISTRICTS.

No. 594 (Senate Bill No. 621).

AN ACT

To amend an Act creating a new charter for the City of Doraville, approved October 13, 1971 (Ga. L. 1971, Ex. Sess., p. 2154), as amended, so as to provide that certain councilmembers are elected by districts; to revise city council districts; to provide definitions and inclusions; to provide for initial terms of office; to provide for the continuance in office for current members; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. An Act creating a new charter for the City of Doraville, approved October 13, 1971 (Ga. L. 1971, Ex. Sess., p. 2154), as amended, is amended by revising Section 2.01 as follows:

"SECTION 2.01. Establishment of city government.

The corporate governmental powers of the City of Doraville shall be vested in a city council to be composed of a mayor and councilmembers as described in this charter. The councilmembers shall represent the respective districts in which they reside. The mayor and councilmembers shall exercise their powers in the manner prescribed by this charter, the Constitution, and applicable laws of the State of Georgia, or if not so prescribed, then in such manner as prescribed by the duly established ordinances of the City of Doraville."

SECTION 2. Said Act is further amended by revising Section 5.08 as follows:

"SECTION 5.08 Election districts, election of mayor and councilmembers.

(a)(1) For the purpose of electing councilmembers, the City of Doraville shall be divided into two council districts. Three councilmembers shall be elected from and reside in each district. Candidates for the district posts must reside in the district which they seek to represent. Except as otherwise provided in this Act, one councilmember from each district shall be elected by a majority vote of the qualified electors of his or her respective

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district voting at the elections of the city, and two councilmembers from each district shall be elected by a majority vote of the qualified electors of the city at large voting in the elections of the city. Districts 1 and 2 shall be and correspond to those two numbered districts described in Appendix B attached to and made a part of this Act and further identified as 'User: Doraville Plan Name: DoravilleCC-2022 Plan Type: Local'. (2) For the purposes of such plan:
(A) The term 'VTD' shall mean and describe the same geographical boundaries as provided in the report of the Bureau of the Census for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. The separate numeric designations in a district description which are underneath a VTD heading shall mean and describe individual Blocks within a VTD as provided in the report of the Bureau of the Census for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia; and (B) Except as otherwise provided in the description of any district, whenever the description of any district refers to a named city, it shall mean the geographical boundaries of that city as shown on the census maps for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. (3) Any part of the City of Doraville which is not included in any district described in paragraph (1) of this subsection shall be included within that district contiguous to such part which contains the least population according to the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. (4) Any part of the City of Doraville which is described in paragraph (1) of this subsection as being included in a particular district shall nevertheless not be included within such district if such part is not contiguous to such district. Such noncontiguous part shall instead be included within that district contiguous to such part which contains the least population according to the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. (5) Any territory purportedly described as being in a district in paragraph (1) of this subsection that is not within the corporate limits of the City of Doraville shall not be part of any such district. (b)(1) The council district seat for District 1, as it exists immediately prior to the effective date of this Act, with a term of office expiring December 31, 2025, shall be designated as Post 1 of District 1 but as newly described under this Act, and on and after the effective date of this Act, such councilmember serving from that district shall be deemed to be serving from and representing his or her respective district as newly described under this Act; (2) The council district seat for District 1, as it exists immediately prior to the effective date of this Act, with a term of office expiring December 31, 2023, shall be designated as Post 2 of District 1 but as newly described under this Act, and on and after the effective date of this Act, such councilmember serving from that district shall be deemed to be serving from and representing his or her respective district as newly described under this Act;

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(3) The council district seat for District 2, as it exists immediately prior to the effective date of this Act, with a term of office expiring December 31, 2023, shall be designated as Post 3 of District 1but as newly described under this Act, and on and after the effective date of this Act, such councilmember serving from that district shall be deemed to be serving from and representing his or her respective district as newly described under this Act; (4) The council district seat for District 3, as it exists immediately prior to the effective date of this Act, with a term of office expiring December 31, 2025, shall be designated as Post 1 of District 2 but as newly described under this Act, and on and after the effective date of this Act, such councilmember serving from that district shall be deemed to be serving from and representing his or her respective district as newly described under this Act; (5) The council district seat for District 3, as it exists immediately prior to the effective date of this Act, with a term of office expiring December 31, 2023, shall be designated as Post 2 of District 2 but as newly described under this Act, and on and after the effective date of this Act, such councilmember serving from that district shall be deemed to be serving from and representing his or her respective district as newly described under this Act; and (6) The council district seat for District 2, as it exists immediately prior to the effective date of this Act, with a term of office expiring December 31, 2025, shall be designated as Post 3 of District 2 but as newly described under this Act, and on and after the effective date of this Act, such councilmember serving from that district shall be deemed to be serving from and representing his or her respective district as newly described under this Act. (c) Except as provided for in subsection (d) of this section: (1) The mayor shall be elected to four-year terms of office by a majority of the qualified electors of the city; (2) All councilmembers shall be elected to four-year terms of office; (3) The councilmembers elected from Posts 1 and 2 of Districts 1 and 2 shall be elected by majority vote of the qualified electors of the city voting at large; and (4) The councilmembers elected from Post 3 of Districts 1 and 2 shall be elected by majority vote of the qualified electors of their respective district. (d)(1) At the general municipal election held in 2023, the mayor, the councilmember for Post 2 of District 1, and the councilmember for Post 2 of District 2 shall be elected to an initial term of office of four years by a majority of the qualified electors of the city voting at large. (2) At the general municipal election held in 2023, the councilmember for Post 3 of District 1 shall be elected to an initial term of office of two years by a majority of the qualified electors of the city voting at large. (3) At the general municipal election held in 2025, the councilmember for Post 1 of District 1 and the councilmember for Post 1 of District 2 shall be elected to an initial term

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of office of four years by a majority of the qualified electors of the city voting at large. (4) At the general municipal election held in 2025, the councilmember for Post 3 of District 1 and the councilmember for Post 3 of District 2 shall be elected to an initial term of office of four years by majority vote of the qualified electors of their respective district."

SECTION 3. Those members of the City of Doraville City Council who are serving as such on the effective date of this Act, and any person selected to fill a vacancy in any such office shall continue to serve as such members until the regular expiration of their respective terms of office and upon the election and qualification of their respective successors.

SECTION 4. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

APPENDIX B

User: Doraville Plan Name: DoravilleCC-2022 Plan Type: Local

District 001 County DeKalb GA VTD Doraville North (DOR)
Block 021301: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1009 1010 1018 1019 1021 3009 3010
Block 021305: 2001 2002
Block 021306: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 4000 4001 4002

District 002 County DeKalb GA VTD Doraville North (DOR)
Block 021301: 1008 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017

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Block 021306: 1010 1011 1012 1013
Block 021307: 3000
Block 021309: 2001 2003
Block 021310: 1000 1001 1002 1004 1019 1022 1023 1032 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 3000 3002 3003
VTD Doraville South (DOR) Block 021307: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 2006 2010 2011 2012 2013 3001 3002 3003 3004 3012 3013 3014 3015 3016 3017 3018 3019 3020 3021 3022
VTD Oakcliff Elem Block 021307: 2002 2003 2004 2021 Block 021309: 1000 1001 2000 Block 021310: 1003 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1015 1016 1017 1018 1021 1025 3001 3008

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an ++Act creating a new charter for the City of Doraville++, approved October 13, 1971 (Ga. L. 1971, Ex. Sess., p. 2154), as amended; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Sally Harrell, Senator from District 40, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following:

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(A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Champion, which is the official organ of DeKalb County, on the 10th of March, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government:
(i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ SALLY R. HARRELL Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 14th of March, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 11, 2022.

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DADE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION; DISTRICTS.

No. 595 (House Bill No. 1567).

AN ACT

To amend an Act to provide for the election of members to the Dade County board of education, approved February 6, 1984 (Ga. L. 1984, p. 3575), as amended, particularly by an Act approved April 7, 2004 (Ga. L. 2004, p. 3530), so as to change the description of the education districts; to provide for definitions and inclusions; to provide for compensation of

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the board; to provide for the continuation in office of current members; to provide for related matters; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. An Act to provide for the election of members to the Dade County board of education, approved February 6, 1984 (Ga. L. 1984, p. 3575), as amended, particularly by an Act approved April 7, 2004 (Ga. L. 2004, p. 3530), is amended by revising Section 1 as follows:

"SECTION 1. (a) The board of education of Dade County shall be composed of five members to be elected as provided in this Act. For the purpose of electing members of the board of education, Dade County shall be divided into five education districts. Education Districts 1 through 4 shall be and correspond to those four numbered districts described in Appendix A attached to and made a part of this Act and further identified as 'User: Dade Co. Plan Name: DadeCCSB-2022 Plan Type: Local'. Education District 5 shall be composed of the entire Dade County school district.
(b)(1) For the purposes of such plan: (A) The term 'VTD' shall mean and describe the same geographical boundaries as provided in the report of the Bureau of the Census for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. The separate numeric designations in a district description which are underneath a VTD heading shall mean and describe individual Blocks within a VTD as provided in the report of the Bureau of the Census for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia; and (B) Except as otherwise provided in the description of any district, whenever the description of any district refers to a named city, it shall mean the geographical boundaries of that city as shown on the census maps for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia.
(2) Any part of the Dade County School District which is not included in any district described in subsection (a) of this section shall be included within that district contiguous to such part which contains the least population according to the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. (3) Any part of the Dade County School District which is described in subsection (a) of this section as being included in a particular district shall nevertheless not be included within such district if such part is not contiguous to such district. Such noncontiguous part shall instead be included within that district contiguous to such part which contains the least population according to the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia."

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SECTION 2. Said Act is further amended by repealing subsection (e) of Section 4.

SECTION 3. (a) Those members of the Board of Education of Dade County who are serving as such on the effective date of this Act and any person selected to fill a vacancy in any such office shall continue to serve as such members until the regular expiration of their respective terms of office and upon the election and qualification of their respective successors. (b) Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, as they exist immediately prior to the effective date of this Act, shall continue to be designated as Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, respectively, but as newly described under this Act, and on and after the effective date of this Act, such members of the board serving from those former districts shall be deemed to be serving from and representing their respective districts as newly described under this Act.

SECTION 4. This Act shall become effective on January 1, 2023.

SECTION 5. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

APPENDIX A

User: Dade Co. Plan Name: DadeCCSB-2022 Plan Type: Local

District 001 County Dade GA VTD NEW HOME
Block 040200: 1000 1001 1009 4000 4004 4009 4010 4012
VTD NORTH DADE VTD TRENTON
Block 040103: 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1023 1024 1030 1031 1032 1033 1034 1035 1036 1037 1039 1040 1041 1042 1043 1044 1046 1047 1048 1050 1051 1052 1053 1054 1056 1057 1058 1059 1060 1061 1062 1063 1064 1065 1066 1067 1068 1069 1070 1071 1072 1073 1074 1075 1076 1077 1078 1079 1080 1081 1083 1084 1085 1093 1099 2000 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024

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District 002 County Dade GA VTD DAVIS VTD NEW HOME
Block 040200: 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1030 1031 1032 4001 4002 4003 4005 4006 4007 4011 4025 4027 4039 4040

District 003 County Dade GA VTD SOUTH DADE VTD TRENTON
Block 040102: 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 3000 3001 3002 3003 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3009 3010 3011 3012 3013 3014 3015 3016 3017 3018 3019 3020 3021 3022 3023 3024 3025 3026 3027 3028 3029 3030 3031 3032 3033 3034 3035 3036 3037 3038 3039 3040 3041 3042 3052 3088 3089 3092 3093
Block 040103: 1038 1045 1049 1055 1082 1086 1087 1088 1089 1090 1091 1092 1094 1095 1096 1097 1098 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032 2033 2043 2044 2045 2046 2047

District 004 County Dade GA VTD NEW SALEM VTD TRENTON
Block 040102: 3091
Block 040103: 2016 2037 2038 2039 2040 2041 2042 2048 2049 2050 2051
VTD WEST BROW

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the regular 2022 session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to ament an Act of the Board of Education of Dade County,

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approved February 19, 2004 (Ga. L. 2004, p. 3530), so as to change the description of the education districts from which members of the board of education are elected; and for other purposes.

AFFIDAVIT

GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY

I, Mike Cameron, Representative from District 1, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Dade Sentinel, which is the official organ of Dade County, on the 9th of March, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ MICHAEL D. CAMERON Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 14 of March, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 11, 2022.

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BARTOW COUNTY HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION; SCHOOL TAXES; SENIOR CITIZENS; REFERENDUM.

No. 601 (House Bill No. 604).

AN ACT

To provide a homestead exemption from Bartow County school district ad valorem taxes for educational purposes in the amount of $60,000.00 of the assessed value of the homestead for residents of that school district who are 65 years of age or older, in the amount of $80,000.00 of the assessed value of the homestead for residents of that school district who are 75 years of age or older, and in the amount of the full assessed value of the homestead for residents of that school district who are 80 years of age or older; to provide for definitions; to specify the terms and conditions of the exemption and the procedures relating thereto; to provide for applicability; to provide for a referendum, effective dates, and automatic repeal; to provide for compliance with constitutional requirements; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. (a) As used in this Act, the term:
(1) "Ad valorem taxes for educational purposes" means all ad valorem taxes for educational purposes levied by, for, or on behalf of the Bartow County school district, including, but not limited to, any ad valorem taxes to pay interest on and to retire county school district bonded indebtedness. (2) "Homestead" means homestead as defined and qualified in Code Section 48-5-40 of the O.C.G.A., as amended. (b) Each resident of the Bartow County school district who is at least 65 years of age but not yet 75 years of age on January 1 of the year in which application for the exemption is made is granted an exemption on that person's homestead from Bartow County school district ad valorem taxes for educational purposes in the amount of $60,000.00 of the assessed value of that homestead. The value of that property in excess of such exempted amount shall remain subject to taxation. (c) Each resident of the Bartow County school district who is at least 75 years of age but not yet 80 years of age on January 1 of the year in which application for the exemption is made is granted an exemption on that person's homestead from Bartow County school district ad valorem taxes for educational purposes in the amount of $80,000.00 of the assessed value of that homestead. The value of that property in excess of such exempted amount shall remain subject to taxation.

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(d) Each resident of the Bartow County school district who is at least 80 years of age or older on January 1 of the year in which application for the exemption is made is granted an exemption on that person's homestead from Bartow County school district ad valorem taxes for educational purposes in the amount of the full assessed value of that homestead that does not exceed $500,000.00 appraised fair market value. The value of that property in excess of such exempted amount shall remain subject to taxation. (e) A person shall not receive the homestead exemption granted by subsection (b), (c), or (d) of this section unless all ad valorem taxes assessed on the property have been paid in full for the preceding five years and such person or person's agent files an application with the tax commissioner of Bartow County, giving the person's age and such additional information relative to receiving such exemption as will enable the tax commissioner of Bartow County to make a determination regarding the initial and continuing eligibility of such person for such exemption. The tax commissioner of Bartow County shall provide application forms for this purpose. (f) The exemption shall be claimed and returned as provided in Code Section 48-5-50.1 of the O.C.G.A., as amended. The exemption shall be automatically renewed from year to year as long as the person granted the homestead exemption under subsection (b), (c), or (d) of this section occupies the residence as a homestead. After a person has filed the proper application as provided in subsection (e) of this section, it shall not be necessary to make application thereafter for any year, and the exemption shall continue to be allowed to such person. It shall be the duty of any person granted the homestead exemption under subsection (b), (c), or (d) of this section to notify the tax commissioner of Bartow County in the event that person for any reason becomes ineligible for that exemption. (g) The exemption granted by subsections (b), (c), and (d) of this section shall not apply to or affect any state ad valorem taxes, county ad valorem taxes for county purposes, municipal ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes, or independent school district ad valorem taxes for educational purposes. The homestead exemption granted by subsections (b), (c), and (d) of this section shall be in lieu of any other homestead exemption applicable to Bartow County school district ad valorem taxes for educational purposes. (h) The exemption granted by subsections (b), (c), and (d) of this section shall apply to all taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2023 and ending on or before December 31, 2028.

SECTION 2. In accordance with the requirements of Article VII, Section II, Paragraph II(a)(1) of the Constitution of the State of Georgia, this Act shall not become law unless it receives the requisite two-thirds' majority vote in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.

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school district for approval or rejection. The election superintendent shall conduct that election on any permissible special election date under Code Section 21-25-40 of the O.C.G.A., but not later than the November, 2022, general election and shall issue the call and conduct such election as provided by general law. The election superintendent shall cause the date and purpose of the election to be published once a week for two weeks immediately preceding the date thereof in the official organ of Bartow County. The ballot shall have written or printed thereon the words:
"( ) YES Shall the Act be approved which provides a homestead exemption from ( ) NO Bartow County school district ad valorem taxes for educational purposes in the amount of $60,000.00 of the assessed value of the homestead for residents of that school district who are at least 65 years of age, in the amount of $80,000.00 of the assessed value of the homestead for residents of that school district who are at least 75 years of age, and in the amount of the full assessed value of the homestead that does not exceed $500,000.00 appraised fair market value for residents of that school district who are at least 80 years of age?"
All persons desiring to vote for approval of the Act shall vote "Yes," and all persons desiring to vote for rejection of the Act shall vote "No." If more than one-half of the votes cast on such question are for approval of the Act, Section 1 of this Act shall become of full force and effect on January 1, 2023. If the Act is not so approved or if the election is not conducted as provided in this section, Section 1 of this Act shall not become effective, and this Act shall be automatically repealed on the first day of January immediately following that election date. The expense of such election shall be borne by Bartow County. It shall be the election superintendent's duty to certify the result thereof to the Secretary of State.

SECTION 4. Except as otherwise provided in Section 3 of this Act, this Act shall become effective upon its approval by the Governor or upon its becoming law without such approval.

SECTION 5. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the regular 2021 session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to provide a homestead exemption from Bartow County school district ad valorem taxes for educational purposes; and for other purposes.

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AFFIDAVIT

GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY

I, Mitchell Scoggins, Representative from District 14, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Daily Tribune News, which is the official organ of Bartow County, on the 19th of February, 2021; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ MITCHELL SCOGGINS Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 23rd of February, 2021, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 18, 2022.

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GRIFFIN JUDICIAL CIRCUIT ASSIGNMENT OF CASES; JUVENILE COURT; JUDGES; CHIEF JUDGE; FAYETTE COUNTY; CHIEF MAGISTRATE.

No. 602 (House Bill No. 614).

AN ACT

To revise certain provisions governing the Griffin Judicial Circuit; to revise the method for the assignment of cases; to revise the method for the selection of one or more qualified persons as judge of the juvenile courts of the circuit; to revise the method of selection of the chief judge; the revise the method for filling a vacancy in the office of chief magistrate of Fayette County; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. All actions, civil and criminal, of the Griffin Judicial Circuit shall be assigned as provided for by general law.

SECTION 2. Upon the expiration of the term of any persons serving as judge of the juvenile courts on the effective date of this Act or, if no such term of service has been designated for any such persons currently serving on the effective date of this Act, then on July 1, 2021, the majority of the judges of the superior courts of the Griffin Judicial Circuit may appoint one or more qualified persons as judge of the juvenile courts of the circuit as provided for under general law.

SECTION 3. Beginning on July 1, 2021, and on July 1 in every odd-numbered year thereafter, the chief judge of the superior courts of the Griffin Judicial Circuit shall be selected by majority vote of the judges of the Griffin Judicial Circuit. The judge currently serving as chief judge on the effective date of this Act shall continue his or her service as chief judge until his or her successor is selected pursuant to this Act.

SECTION 4. A vacancy in the office of chief magistrate of Fayette County shall be filled as provided for by general law.

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Notice is given that there will be introduced at the regular 2021 session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to revise certain provisions governing the Griffin Judicial Circuit; to revise the method for the assignment of cases; to revise the method for the selection of one or more qualified persons as judge of the juvenile courts of the circuit; to revise the method of selection of the chief judge; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Karen Mathiak, Representative from District 73, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Fayette County Daily News, which is the official organ of Fayette County, on the 10th of February, 2021; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.
s/ KAREN MATHIAK Affiant

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Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 23rd of February, 2021, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION

Notice is given that there will be introduced at the regular 2021 session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to revise certain provisions governing the Griffin Judicial Circuit; to revise the method for the assignment of cases; to revise the method for the selection of one or more qualified persons as judge of the juvenile courts of the circuit; to revise the method of selection of the chief judge; and for other purposes.

AFFIDAVIT

GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY

I, Karen Mathiak, Representative from District 73, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Pike County Journal Reporter, which is the official organ of Pike County, on the 10th of February, 2021; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

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s/ KAREN MATHIAK Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 23rd of February, 2021, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION

Notice is given that there will be introduced at the regular 2021 session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to revise certain provisions governing the Griffin Judicial Circuit; to revise the method for the assignment of cases; to revise the method for the selection of one or more qualified persons as judge of the juvenile courts of the circuit; to revise the method of selection of the chief judge; and for other purposes.

AFFIDAVIT

GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY

I, Karen Mathiak, Representative from District 73, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Griffin Daily News, which is the official organ of Spalding County, on the 5th of February, 2021; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or

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(ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ KAREN MATHIAK Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 23rd of February, 2021, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION

Notice is given that there will be introduced at the regular 2021 session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to revise certain provisions governing the Griffin Judicial Circuit; to revise the method for the assignment of cases; to revise the method for the selection of one or more qualified persons as judge of the juvenile courts of the circuit; to revise the method of selection of the chief judge; and for other purposes.

AFFIDAVIT

GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY

I, Karen Mathiak, Representative from District 73, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Upson Beacon, which is the official organ of Upson County, on the 11th of February, 2021; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or

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otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government:
(i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ KAREN MATHIAK Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 23rd of February, 2021, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 18, 2022.

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TAYLOR COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION; COMPENSATION.

No. 603 (House Bill No. 775).

AN ACT

To amend an Act to change the number of members of the board of education of Taylor County, approved April 17, 1975 (Ga. L. 1975, p. 3486), as amended, particularly by an Act approved March 30, 1989 (Ga. L. 1989, p. 4396), so as to modify the compensation of the members of the board; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

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SECTION 1. An Act to change the number of members of the board of education of Taylor County, approved April 17, 1975 (Ga. L. 1975, p. 3486), as amended, particularly by an Act approved March 30, 1989 (Ga. L. 1989, p. 4396), is amended by revising Section 1A as follows:

"SECTION 1A.

Members of the board of education shall receive a per diem of $200.00 for each day of attendance at meetings of the board and while meeting and traveling within or outside the state as a member of a committee of the board on official business. The compensation of members of the board of education shall be paid only from the local tax funds available to the board of education."

SECTION 2. This Act shall become effective on the first day of the month following the month in which such Act is approved by the Governor or in which it becomes law without such approval.

SECTION 3. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the regular 2021 session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act to change the number of members of the board of education, approved April 17, 1975 (Ga. L. 1975, p. 3486), as amended; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Patty Bentley, Representative from District 139, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Taylor County News, which is the official organ of Taylor County, on the 10th of March, 2021; and

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(B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government:
(i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ PATTY BENTLEY Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 17th of March, 2021, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 18, 2022.

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ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY CLASSIC CENTER AUTHORITY FOR CLARKE COUNTY; PURPOSE AND POWERS.

No. 604 (House Bill No. 796).

AN ACT

To amend an Act creating the Classic Center Authority for Clarke County, approved March 10, 1988 (Ga. L. 1988, p. 3799), as amended, particularly by an Act approved May 2, 2002 (Ga. L. 2002, p. 5665), so as to change certain provisions relative to the purpose and powers of the authority; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

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SECTION 1. An Act creating the Classic Center Authority for Clarke County, approved March 10, 1988 (Ga. L. 1988, p. 3799), as amended, particularly by an Act approved May 2, 2002 (Ga. L. 2002, p. 5665), is amended by revising subsection (b) of Section 1 as follows:
"(b) The purpose of the authority shall be for the development and promotion in Clarke County and in this state of public projects for the cultural growth, public welfare, education, and recreation of the people of Clarke County and of this state, including:
(1) The acquisition and construction of a building or buildings and related facilities, which shall be and are declared to be public buildings and structures, to be used for amusement, recreation, civil, cultural, commercial, hotel, parking, and educational purposes or a combination thereof, including fairs, expositions, exhibits, conventions, conferences, public meetings or gatherings, concerts, theaters, arenas, museums, and for such other purposes as are designed and intended to promote education, culture, tourism, and the arts; and (2) The purchase and lease of property, including land and improvements, the lease of land as lessor or lessee, the management of property, including land and improvements and the grant or receipt of easements, rights in land, and franchises which may be entered with any private sector person or entity and may provide for ownership of improvements located on public property by a private sector person or entity, provided that any funds realized by said authority in connection with the aforementioned projects shall be expended for the authority's purpose as stated herein."

SECTION 2. Said Act is further amended by revising paragraph (6) of Section 4 as follows:
"(6) To construct, reconstruct, acquire, equip, own, alter, repair, maintain, add to, extend, improve, operate, and manage public projects, including the erection of a building or buildings in Clarke County, Georgia, for the cultural growth, public welfare, education, and recreation of the people of Clarke County and of this state including:
(A) The acquisition and construction of a building or buildings and related facilities, which shall be and are declared to be public buildings and structures, to be used for amusement, recreation, civil, cultural, commercial, hotel, parking, and educational purposes or a combination thereof, including fairs, expositions, exhibits, conventions, conferences, public meetings or gathering, concerts, theaters, arenas, museums, and for such other purposes as are designed and intended to promote education, culture, tourism, and the arts; and (B) The purchase and lease of property, including land and improvements, the lease of land as lessor or lessee, the management of property, including land and improvements and the grant or receipt of easements, rights in land, and franchises which may be entered with any private sector person or entity and may provide for ownership of improvements located on public property by a private sector person or entity, the cost of any such project to be paid in whole or in part from the proceeds of the sale of revenue bonds of

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the authority, as provided for in this Act, and provided that any funds realized by said authority in connection with the aforementioned projects shall be expended for the authority's purpose as stated in Section 1 of this Act."

SECTION 3. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the regular 2021 session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act creating the Classic Center Authority for Clarke County, approved March 10, 1988 (Ga. L. 1988, p. 3799), as amended; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Houston Gaines, Representative from District 117, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Athens Banner-Herald, which is the official organ of Clarke County, on the 7th of March, 2021; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.
s/ HOUSTON GAINES Affiant

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Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 15th of March, 2021, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 18, 2022.

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UNITED GOVERNMENT OF ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY CLARKE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT HOMESTEAD EXEMPTIONS; INCREASES EXISTING GENERAL AND SENIOR EXEMPTIONS; CREATES LOW-INCOME EXEMPTION; REFERENDUM.

No. 605 (House Bill No. 797).

AN ACT

To amend an Act to grant to residents of Clarke County and the Clarke County School District, upon their homesteads, an exemption of $10,000.00 from certain ad valorem taxes levied by the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County, Georgia, and levied by, for, or on behalf of the Clarke County School District, approved April 13, 1992 (Ga. L. 1992, p. 6241), as amended, so as to increase the existing general and senior homestead exemptions and create a low-income base year assessed value homestead exemption from certain ad valorem taxes levied by the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County for unified government purposes; to provide for definitions; to specify the terms and conditions of the low-income base year assessed value homestead exemption and the procedures relating thereto; to provide for applicability; to provide for compliance with constitutional requirements; to provide for referendums, effective dates, and automatic repeal; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

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SECTION 1. An Act to grant to residents of Clarke County and the Clarke County School District, upon their homesteads, an exemption of $10,000.00 from certain ad valorem taxes levied by the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County, Georgia, and levied by, for, or on behalf of the Clarke County School District, approved April 13, 1992 (Ga. L. 1992, p. 6241), as amended, is amended by revising Section 2 as follows:

"SECTION 2. (a) In lieu of any other exemption from ad valorem taxes for Unified Government purposes except the exemption provided for in subsection (b) of this section, each resident of Clarke County who is eligible for the exemption from ad valorem taxes for county purposes pursuant to Code Section 48-5-44 of the O.C.G.A. is granted an exemption on that person's homestead from all ad valorem taxes for Unified Government purposes in the amount of $25,000.00 of the assessed value of that homestead for all taxable years beginning after December 31, 2022. Any person who, as of January 1, 2023, has applied for and is eligible for that exemption granted by the general law referred to in this section shall be eligible without further application for the increased exemption granted by this subsection.
(b)(1) As used in this subsection, the term: (A) 'Base year' means: (i) Between the 2021 and 2022 taxable years, the lowest assessed value of the homestead, including any final determination of value on appeal pursuant to Code Section 48-5-311 of the O.C.G.A., as amended, with respect to an exemption pursuant to this Act which is first granted to a person on such person's homestead in the 2023 taxable year or who thereafter reapplies for and is granted such exemption in the 2024 taxable year, or thereafter, solely because of a change in ownership to a joint tenancy with right of survival; or (ii) In all other cases, the taxable year immediately preceding the taxable year in which the exemption under this Act is first granted to the most recent owner of such homestead. (B) 'Homestead' means homestead as defined and qualified in Code Section 48-5-40 of the O.C.G.A., with the additional qualification that it shall include only the primary residence and not more than three contiguous acres of land immediately surrounding such residence. (C) 'Income' means federal adjusted gross income determined pursuant to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, for federal income tax purposes.
(2) Each resident of Athens-Clarke County is granted an exemption on that person's homestead from ad valorem taxes for Unified Government purposes in an amount equal to the amount by which the current year assessed value of that homestead exceeds the base year assessed value of that homestead. This exemption shall not apply to taxes assessed on improvements to the homestead or additional land that is added to the homestead after January 1 of the base year. If any real property is removed from the

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homestead, the base year assessed value, including any final determination of value on appeal pursuant to Code Section 48-5-311 of the O.C.G.A., as amended, shall be adjusted to reflect such removal and the exemption shall be recalculated accordingly. The value of that property in excess of such exempted amount shall remain subject to taxation. The exemption under this subsection shall only be granted if that person's household income for the immediately preceding year does not exceed 200 percent of the income level corresponding to the household size of such person published by the United States Department of Health and Human Services as the 2022 United States Federal Poverty Guidelines for the 48 Contiguous States and the District of Columbia. (3) The unremarried surviving spouse of the person who has been granted the exemption provided for in paragraph (2) of this subsection shall continue to receive the exemption provided under paragraph (2) of this subsection, so long as that unremarried surviving spouse continues to occupy the home as a residence and homestead. (4) A person shall not receive the homestead exemption granted by paragraph (2) of this subsection unless the person or person's agent files an application with the tax commissioner of Athens-Clarke County giving such information relative to receiving such exemption as will enable the tax commissioner, or his or her designee, to make a determination as to whether such owner is entitled to such exemption. The tax commissioner shall provide application forms for this purpose. (5) The exemption granted by paragraph (2) of this subsection shall be claimed and returned as provided in Code Section 48-5-50.1 of the O.C.G.A. Said exemption shall be automatically renewed from year to year as long as the owner occupies the residence as a homestead and does not exceed the income limit in effect in accordance with paragraph (2) of this subsection. After a person has filed the proper application as provided in paragraph (4) of this subsection, it shall not be necessary to make application thereafter for any year and the exemption shall continue to be allowed to such person; provided, however, that such person shall be required to submit annually a copy of his or her federal income tax return for the prior calendar year, by a date to be provided by the tax commissioner of Athens-Clarke County, or such person's exemption granted by this subsection shall be suspended until such return or returns are submitted. If a person does not meet the eligibility requirements for the homestead exemption provided by paragraph (2) of this subsection during any given year, such person shall not receive the exemption, and if such person meets such eligibility requirements at a later date, the base year shall be recalculated as if the application were a new application. It shall be the duty of any person granted the homestead exemption under paragraph (2) of this subsection to notify the tax commissioner of Athens-Clarke County in the event that person for any reason becomes ineligible for that exemption. (6) The exemption granted by paragraph (2) of this subsection shall not apply to or affect state ad valorem taxes or local school district ad valorem taxes for educational purposes. The exemption granted by paragraph (2) of this subsection shall be in addition to and not

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in lieu of any other homestead exemption applicable to ad valorem taxes for Unified Government purposes. (7) The exemption granted by paragraph (2) of this subsection shall apply to all taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2023."

SECTION 2. Said Act is further amended by revising Section 4 as follows:

"SECTION 4. In lieu of any other exemption from ad valorem taxes for Unified Government purposes, each resident of Clarke County who is 65 years of age or over is granted an exemption on that person's homestead from all ad valorem taxes for Unified Government purposes in the amount of $25,000.00 of the assessed value of that homestead for each taxable year beginning after December 31, 2022. Any person who, as of January 1, 2023, has applied for and is eligible for that exemption from county ad valorem taxes granted by Code Section 48-5-47 of the O.C.G.A. shall be eligible without further application for the increased exemption granted by this section."

SECTION 3. Said Act is further amended by revising Section 7 as follows:

"SECTION 7. Except as provided in subsection (b) of Section 2 of this Act, after any such resident has been allowed the exemptions provided in this Act, it shall not be necessary that such person make application and file such affidavit for any year thereafter and such exemptions shall continue to be allowed to such person. It shall be the duty of any resident of Clarke County or the Clarke County School District who has claimed the homestead exemptions provided for in this Act to notify the tax commissioner of Athens-Clarke County, Georgia, in the event that resident becomes ineligible for any reason to receive any such homestead exemption."

SECTION 4. In accordance with the requirements of Article VII, Section II of the Constitution of the State of Georgia, this Act shall not become law unless it receives the requisite two-thirds' majority vote in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.

SECTION 5. The election superintendent of Athens-Clarke County shall call and conduct an election as provided in this section for the purpose of submitting this Act to the electors of the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County, Georgia, for approval or rejection. The election superintendent shall conduct that election on November 8, 2022, and shall issue the call and

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conduct that election as provided by general law. The election superintendent shall cause the date and purpose of the election to be published once a week for two weeks immediately preceding the date thereof in the official organ of Athens-Clarke County. The ballot shall have written or printed thereon the words:
"( ) YES Shall the Act to increase the existing general and senior homestead ( ) NO exemptions from $10,000.00 to $25,000.00 and create a low-income base year assessed value homestead exemption from Athens-Clarke County ad valorem taxes for unified government purposes be approved?"
All persons desiring to vote for approval of the Act shall vote "Yes," and all persons desiring to vote for rejection of the Act shall vote "No." If more than one-half of the votes cast on such question are for approval of the Act, Section 1, Section 2, and Section 3 of this Act shall become of full force and effect on January 1, 2023. If the Act is not so approved or if the election is not conducted as provided in this section, Section 1, Section 2, and Section 3 of this Act shall not become effective, and this Act shall be automatically repealed on the first day of January immediately following that election date. The expense of such election shall be borne by Athens-Clarke County. It shall be the election superintendent's duty to certify the result thereof to the Secretary of State.

SECTION 6. Except as otherwise provided in Section 5 of this Act, this Act shall become effective upon its approval by the Governor or upon its becoming law without such approval.

SECTION 7. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the regular 2021 session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act to grant to residents of Clarke County and the Clarke County School District, upon their homesteads, an exemption from certain ad valorem taxes levied by the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County, Georgia, and levied by, for, or on behalf of the Clarke County School District, approved April 13, 1992 (Ga. L. 1992, p. 6241), as amended; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Houston Gaines, Representative from District 117, state on oath as follows:

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(1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following:
(A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Athens Banner-Herald, which is the official organ of Clarke County, on the 5th of February, 2021; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government:
(i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ HOUSTON GAINES Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 22nd of March, 2021, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 18, 2022.

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CLAYTON COUNTY STATE COURT; SOLICITOR-GENERAL; COMPENSATION; EMPLOYEES.

No. 606 (House Bill No. 878).

AN ACT

To amend an Act creating the State Court of Clayton County, approved January 28, 1964 (Ga. L. 1964, p. 2032), as amended, so as to provide for the salary of the solicitor-general of the state court; to provide for supplements; to provide a salary cap; to provide that the solicitor-general of said court may employ such assistant solicitors-general, deputy solicitors-general, or other attorneys, investigators, paraprofessionals, clerical assistants, or other employees or independent contractors as may be authorized by the Board of Commissioners of Clayton County; to provide for compensation; to provide for qualifications; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. An Act creating the State Court of Clayton County, approved January 28, 1964 (Ga. L. 1964, p. 2032), as amended, is amended by striking in its entirety Section 6 and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

"SECTION 6. Salary of the solicitor-general.

(a) The solicitor-general of the State Court of Clayton County shall receive as a salary the greater of:
(1) 95 percent of the total compensation of the Chief Judge of the State Court of Clayton County plus 1.5 percent of such base salary and any supplement received pursuant to state law or county ordinance multiplied by the number of complete years of service as solicitor-general served by such person to be paid in biweekly installments from the funds of Clayton County; or (2) $120,000 plus 1.5 percent of such base salary and any supplement received pursuant to state law or county ordinance multiplied by the number of complete years of service as solicitor-general served by such person since January 1, 2020, to be paid in biweekly installments from the funds of Clayton County. (b) In no event shall the solicitor-general's total salary as provided for in subsection (a) of this section exceed the greater of $161,358.25 or 95 percent of the total compensation of the Chief Judge of the State Court of Clayton County."

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SECTION 2. Said Act is further amended by inserting following Section 7 a new section to read as follows:

"SECTION 7A. (a) The solicitor-general may employ such assistant solicitors-general, deputy solicitors-general, or other attorneys, investigators, paraprofessionals, clerical assistants, or other employees or independent contractors as may be authorized by the board of commissioners. Such personnel shall be compensated by the county in a manner and amount fixed by the solicitor-general with the approval of the board of commissioners. (b) Any investigator employed pursuant to this section shall meet the qualifications for certification as a peace officer as provided in Chapter 8 of Title 35 of the O.C.G.A., the 'Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Act.' Such investigators shall exercise all powers of a peace officer, including the power to make arrests and to apply for, execute, and return any warrant, rule, order, or process within Clayton County."

SECTION 3. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the regular 2022 session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act creating the State Court of Clayton County, approved January 28, 1964 (Ga. L. 1964, p. 2032), as amended; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Rhonda Burnough, Representative from District 77, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Clayton News Daily, which is the official organ of Clayton County, on the 17th of November, 2021; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or

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otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government:
(i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ RHONDA BURNOUGH Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 10th of January, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 18, 2022.

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CLAYTON COUNTY CIVIL SERVICE SYSTEM; EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN EMPLOYEE POSITIONS.

No. 607 (House Bill No. 879).

AN ACT

To amend an Act establishing a civil service system for the employees of Clayton County, approved March 29, 1994 (Ga. L. 1994, p. 4399), as amended, so as to exclude additional employee positions from such civil service system; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

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SECTION 1. An Act establishing a civil service system for the employees of Clayton County, approved March 29, 1994 (Ga. L. 1994, p. 4399), as amended, is amended by striking in its entirety subsection (c) of Section 2 and inserting in lieu thereof the following:
"(c) All employees of Clayton County may be placed under the civil service system except elected officials, appointed boards, members of commissions and authorities, probationary employees, temporary employees, part-time employees, judges of the juvenile court, judges of the magistrate court, the chief administrator, the chief operating officer, the economic development officer, the staff attorney, deputy clerks of the superior and state courts, deputy tax commissioners, investigators and attorneys within the office of the solicitor-general, court reporters, law clerks, department directors, department heads, and other employees expressly exempt by law."

SECTION 2. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

"NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act establishing a civil service system for employees of Clayton County, approved March 29, 1994 (Ga. L. 1994, p. 4399), as amended; and for other purposes."
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Rhonda Burnough, Representative from District 77, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Clayton News Daily, which is the official organ of Clayton County, on the 17th of November, 2021; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government:

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(i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ RHONDA BURNOUGH Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 10th of January, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 18, 2022.

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CITY OF ROSSVILLE HOTEL/MOTEL TAX.

No. 608 (House Bill No. 883).

AN ACT

To authorize the governing authority of the City of Rossville to levy an excise tax pursuant to subsection (b) of Code Section 48-13-51 of the O.C.G.A.; to provide procedures, conditions, and limitations; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. Pursuant to the authority of subsection (b) of Code Section 48-13-51 of the O.C.G.A., the governing authority of the City of Rossville is authorized to levy an excise tax at a rate not to exceed 8 percent of the charge for the furnishing for value to the public of any room or rooms, lodgings, or accommodations furnished by any person or legal entity licensed by, or required to pay business or occupation taxes to, the municipality for operating a hotel, motel,

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inn, lodge, tourist camp, tourist cabin, campground, or any other place in which rooms, lodgings, or accommodations are regularly or periodically furnished for value.

SECTION 2. The enactment of this Act is subsequent to the adoption of Resolution No. 710 by the governing authority of the City of Rossville on September 13, 2021, which specifies the subsequent tax rate, identifies the projects or tourism product development purposes, and specifies the allocation of proceeds.

SECTION 3. In accordance with the terms of such resolution adopted by the mayor and council of the City of Rossville:
(1) In each fiscal year during which a tax is collected pursuant to paragraph (2) of subsection (b) of Code Section 48-13-51 of the O.C.G.A., an amount equal to not less than 50 percent of the total amount of taxes collected that exceeds the amount of taxes that would be collected at the rate of 5 percent shall be expended for promoting tourism, conventions, and trade shows by the destination marketing organization designated by the City of Rossville or by such other entity already authorized to administer tourism funds pursuant to existing contract as specified in paragraph (2) of subsection (e) of Code Section 48-13-51 of the O.C.G.A.; and (2) The remaining amount of taxes collected that exceeds the amount of taxes that would be collected at the rate of 5 percent which is not otherwise expended under paragraph (1) of this section shall be expended for tourism product development.

SECTION 4. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to authorize the governing authority of the City of Rossville to levy an excise tax pursuant to subsections (b) of Code Section 48-13-51 of the O.C.G.A.. and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Mike Cameron, Representative from District 1, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached.

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(2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Walker County Messenger, which is the official organ of Walker County, on the 8th of December, 2021; and
(B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government:
(i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ MICHAEL D CAMERON Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 10th of January, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 18, 2022.

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BRYAN COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION; COMPENSATION.

No. 609 (House Bill No. 897).

AN ACT

To amend an Act providing for the election of the members of the Board of Education of Bryan County, approved March 16, 1978 (Ga. L. 1978, p. 3774), as amended, so as to

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provide for compensation of members of the board; to provide for related matters; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. An Act providing for the election of the members of the Board of Education of Bryan County, approved March 16, 1978 (Ga. L. 1978, p. 3774), as amended, is amended by revising Section 1A as follows:

"SECTION 1A. (1) Each member of the Board of Education of Bryan County, except the chairperson, shall be compensated in the amount of $750.00 per month. (2) The chairperson of the Board of Education of Bryan County shall be compensated in the amount of $875.00 per month. (3) The members of the Board of Education of Bryan County, including the chairperson, shall be reimbursed for actual expenses necessarily incurred in connection with their service on the board."

SECTION 2. This Act shall become effective on the first day of the month following the month in which such Act is approved by the Governor or in which it becomes law without such approval.

SECTION 3. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 Session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act providing for compensation plus reimbursement of actual expenses necessarily incurred in connection therewith of the Board of Education of Bryan County, and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Ron Stephens, Representative from District 164, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached.

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(2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following:
(A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Bryan County News, which is the official organ of Bryan County, on the 23rd of December, 2021; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government:
(i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ RON STEPHENS Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 6th of January, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 18, 2022.

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MERIWETHER COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION; COMPENSATION.

No. 610 (House Bill No. 987).

AN ACT

To amend an Act reconstituting the Meriwether County Board of Education, approved March 28, 1985 (Ga. L. 1985, p. 4611), as amended, particularly by an Act approved

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April 9, 1999 (Ga. L. 1999, p. 3753), so as to revise the per diem allowance of board members; to provide for an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. An Act reconstituting the Meriwether County Board of Education, approved March 28, 1985 (Ga. L. 1985, p. 4611), as amended, particularly by an Act approved April 9, 1999 (Ga. L. 1999, p. 3753), is amended by revising Section 3.1 as follows:

"SECTION 3.1. The members of the board of education shall, when approved by the board, receive a per diem of $300.00 for each day of attendance at meetings of the board and while meeting and traveling within or outside the state as a member of a committee of the board on official business first authorized by a majority of the board, plus reimbursement for actual expenses necessarily incurred in connection therewith."

SECTION 2. This Act shall become effective on the first day of the month following the month in which such Act is approved by the Governor or in which it becomes law without such approval.

SECTION 3. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act to reconstitute the Meriwether County Board of Education, approved March 28, 1985 (Ga. L. 1985, p. 4611), as amended; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Debbie Buckner, Representative from District 137, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following:

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(A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Merwether Vindicator, which is the official organ of Meriwether County, on the 7th of January, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government:
(i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ DEBBIE G BUCKNER Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 18th of January, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 18, 2022.

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PAULDING COUNTY HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION; COUNTY TAXES; REFERENDUM.

No. 611 (House Bill No. 988).

AN ACT

To provide a homestead exemption from Paulding County ad valorem taxes for county purposes in the amount of $4,000.00 of the assessed value of the homestead for residents of that county for tax year 2023 and $8,000.00 for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2024; to provide for definitions; to specify the terms and conditions of the exemption and the

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procedures relating thereto; to provide for applicability; to provide for compliance with constitutional requirements; to provide for a referendum, effective dates, and automatic repeal; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. (a) As used in this Act, the term:
(1) "Ad valorem taxes for county purposes" means all ad valorem taxes for county purposes levied by, for, or on behalf of Paulding County, except for any ad valorem taxes for fire protection purposes or to pay interest on and to retire county bonded indebtedness. (2) "Homestead" means homestead as defined and qualified in Code Section 48-5-40 of the O.C.G.A., as amended. (b)(1) Each resident of Paulding County is granted an exemption on that person's homestead from Paulding County ad valorem taxes for county purposes in the amount of $4,000.00 of the assessed value of that homestead for tax year 2023. The value of that property in excess of such exempted amount shall remain subject to taxation. (2) Each resident of Paulding County is granted an exemption on that person's homestead from Paulding County ad valorem taxes for county purposes in the amount of $8,000.00 of the assessed value of that homestead for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2024. The value of that property in excess of such exempted amount shall remain subject to taxation. (c) A person shall not receive the homestead exemption granted by subsection (b) of this section unless such person or person's agent files an application with the tax commissioner of Paulding County, giving such information relative to receiving such exemption as will enable the tax commissioner of Paulding County to make a determination regarding the initial and continuing eligibility of such person for such exemption. The tax commissioner of Paulding County shall provide application forms for this purpose. (d) The exemption shall be claimed and returned as provided in Code Section 48-5-50.1 of the O.C.G.A., as amended; provided, however, that each resident who has been granted an exemption pursuant to Code Section 48-5-44, and remains eligible for such exemption, shall automatically be granted the homestead exemption provided by this Act. The exemption shall be automatically renewed from year to year as long as the person granted the homestead exemption under subsection (b) of this section occupies the residence as a homestead. After a person has filed the proper application as provided in subsection (c) of this section, it shall not be necessary to make application thereafter for any year, and the exemption shall continue to be allowed to such person. It shall be the duty of any person granted the homestead exemption under subsection (b) of this section to notify the tax commissioner of Paulding County in the event that such person for any reason becomes ineligible for such exemption.

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(e) The exemption granted by subsection (b) of this section shall not apply to or affect any state ad valorem taxes, county or independent school district ad valorem taxes for educational purposes, or municipal ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes. The homestead exemption granted by subsection (b) of this section shall be in addition to and not in lieu of any other homestead exemption applicable to Paulding County ad valorem taxes for county purposes.

SECTION 2. In accordance with the requirements of Article VII, Section II of the Constitution of the State of Georgia, this Act shall not become law unless it receives the requisite two-thirds' majority vote in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.

SECTION 3. The election superintendent of Paulding County shall call and conduct an election as provided in this section for the purpose of submitting this Act to the electors of Paulding County for approval or rejection. The election superintendent shall conduct that election on the date of the 2022 general primary election and shall issue the call and conduct that election as provided by general law. The election superintendent shall cause the date and purpose of the election to be published once a week for two weeks immediately preceding the date thereof in the official organ of Paulding County. The ballot shall have written or printed thereon the words:

"( ) YES ( ) NO

Shall the Act be approved which provides a homestead exemption from Paulding County ad valorem taxes for county purposes in the amount of $4,000.00 for tax year 2023, or $8,000.00 for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2024, of the assessed value of the homestead for residents of that county?"

All persons desiring to vote for approval of the Act shall vote "Yes," and all persons desiring to vote for rejection of the Act shall vote "No." If more than one-half of the votes cast on such question are for approval of the Act, Section 1 of this Act shall become of full force and effect on January 1, 2023. If the Act is not so approved or if the election is not conducted as provided in this section, Section 1 of this Act shall not become effective, and this Act shall be automatically repealed on the first day of January immediately following that election date. The expense of such election shall be borne by Paulding County. It shall be the election superintendent's duty to certify the result thereof to the Secretary of State.

SECTION 4. Except as otherwise provided in Section 3 of this Act, this Act shall become effective upon its approval by the Governor or upon its becoming law without such approval.

SECTION 5. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

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Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to provide a homestead exemption from Paulding County ad valorem taxes for county purposes; and for other purposes.

AFFIDAVIT

GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY

I, Joseph Gullett, Representative from District 19, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the The Dallas New Era, which is the official organ of Paulding County, on the 20 of January, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ JOSEPH GULLETT Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 24 of January, 2022, Before me:

s/ ANNA SMITH Anna Smith Notary Public, Pierce County, Georgia My Commission Expires September 9, 2025 [SEAL]

Approved April 18, 2022.

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HARALSON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION; COMPENSATION.

No. 612 (House Bill No. 989).

AN ACT

To amend an Act to provide for the election of the members of the Board of Education of Haralson County, approved April 12, 1982 (Ga. L. 1982, p. 4523), as amended, so as to provide for the compensation of said board; to provide an effective date; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. An Act to provide for the election of the members of the Board of Education of Haralson County, approved April 12, 1982 (Ga. L. 1982, p. 4523), as amended, is amended by adding a new section to read as follows:

"SECTION 4A. (a) The chairperson and each member of the board of education shall receive $250.00 per month for meetings of the board and while meeting and traveling within or outside the state as a member of a committee of the board on official business, plus reimbursement for actual expenses necessarily incurred in connection therewith. (b) The accounts for such service and expenses shall be submitted for approval to the school superintendent. (c) The compensation provided for in subsection (a) of this section shall be paid only from the local tax funds available to the board of education."

SECTION 2. This Act shall become effective on July 1, 2022.

SECTION 3. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act to provide for the election of the members of the Board of Education of Haralson County, approved April 12, 1982 (Ga. L. 1982, p. 4523); and for other purposes.

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AFFIDAVIT

GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY

I, Tyler Paul Smith, Representative from District 18, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Gateway Beacon, which is the official organ of Haralson County, on the 13 of January, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ TYLER PAUL SMITH, HD 18 Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 24 of January, 2022, Before me:

s/ ANNA SMITH Anna Smith Notary Public, Pierce County, Georgia My Commission Expires September 9, 2025 [SEAL]

Approved April 18, 2022.

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY SHERIFF; COMPENSATION; ABOLISH FEE SYSTEM.

No. 613 (House Bill No. 1014).

AN ACT

To repeal an Act to abolish the mode of compensating the sheriff of Montgomery County, Georgia known as the fee system, approved February 28, 1966 (Ga. L. 1966, p. 2120), as amended, particularly by an Act approved April 1, 1971 (Ga. L. 1971, p. 2856), an Act approved March 28, 1974 (Ga. L. 1974, p. 3648), and an Act approved March 13, 1978 (Ga. L. 1978, p. 3189); to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. An Act to abolish the mode of compensating the sheriff of Montgomery County, Georgia known as the fee system, approved February 28, 1966 (Ga. L. 1966, p. 2120), as amended, is hereby repealed in its entirety, and all amendatory acts thereto, including but not limited to an Act approved April 1, 1971 (Ga. L. 1971, p. 2856), an Act approved March 28, 1974 (Ga. L. 1974, p. 3648), and an Act approved March 13, 1978 (Ga. L. 1978, p. 3189), are likewise repealed in their entirety.

SECTION 2. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to repeal an Act to abolish the mode of compensating the sheriff of Montgomery County, Georgia known as the fee system, approved February 28, 1966 (Ga. L. 1966, p. 2120), as amended; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Leesa Hagan, Representative from District 156, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached.

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(2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following:
(A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Advance, which is the official organ of Montgomery County, on the 19th of January, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government:
(i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ LEESA HAGAN Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 25th of January, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 18, 2022.

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS AND REGISTRATION; CREATION.

No. 614 (House Bill No. 1015).

AN ACT

To create a board of elections and registration for Montgomery County; to provide for its powers and duties; to provide for definitions; to provide for the composition of the board and the selection and appointment of members; to provide for the qualifications, terms, and removal of members; to provide for vacancies; to provide for rights, oaths, and privileges; to provide for the conduct of primaries and elections; to provide for meetings; to authorize the conduct of municipal elections; to allow for joint primaries; to provide for the hiring and management of an election supervisor and staff; to provide for compensation of board members, the election supervisor, clerical assistants, and other staff; to provide for training of local election officials and poll workers; to provide for offices, supplies, and other materials; to provide for the transfer of powers, duties, facilities, and personal property; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. Pursuant to subsection (b) of Code Section 21-2-40 of the O.C.G.A., there is created the Board of Elections and Registration of Montgomery County. The Board of Elections and Registration of Montgomery County shall have the powers, duties, and responsibilities of the superintendent of elections of Montgomery County under Chapter 2 of Title 21 of the O.C.G.A., the "Georgia Election Code," as the same now exists or may hereafter be amended, which powers, duties, and responsibilities are currently being exercised by the judge of the Probate Court of Montgomery County, and the powers, duties, and responsibilities of the Board of Registrars of Montgomery County under Chapter 2 of Title 21 of the O.C.G.A., the "Georgia Election Code," as the same now exists or may hereafter be amended.

SECTION 2. As used in this Act, the term:
(1) "Board" means the Montgomery County Board of Elections and Registration. (2) "Clerk of the superior court" means the clerk of the Superior Court of Montgomery County. (3) "Commissioners" means the Board of Commissioners of Montgomery County. (4) "County" means Montgomery County.

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(5) "Election," "elector," "primary," and "public office" shall have the same meanings as ascribed to those terms by Code Section 21-2-2 of the O.C.G.A., unless otherwise clearly apparent from the text of this Act.

SECTION 3. (a) The board shall be composed of five members, each of whom shall be an elector and resident of the county, who shall be appointed by the commissioners. (b) The initial members of the board shall be appointed for terms of office beginning January 1, 2023. The commissioners shall designate two of the initial members to serve for terms of two years and three of the initial members to serve for terms of four years. Thereafter, all members shall be appointed for terms of four years. (c) Every two years, the board shall appoint or reappoint one of its members to serve as chairperson for a two-year term. The chairperson shall preside over all meetings of the board and shall be entitled to vote on all matters coming before the board.

SECTION 4. (a) No person who holds elective public office or a member of his or her immediate family shall be eligible to serve as a member of the board during the term of such elective service. The position of any member of the board shall be deemed vacant upon such member's, or upon a member of such member's immediate family, qualifying as a candidate for elective public office. Further, there shall be no members of the same immediate family serving on the board or on the staff of the board at the same time. (b) For the purpose of this section, the term "immediate family" shall be defined as a spouse, mother, father, stepmother, stepfather, grandmother, grandfather, child, stepchild, brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister, half-brother, or half-sister. (c) Board members must have been registered to vote in Montgomery County prior to the date of appointment.

SECTION 5. Each member of the board shall:
(1) Be eligible to be reappointed to succeed himself or herself; (2) Have the right to resign at any time by giving written notice of such resignation to the commissioners and to the clerk of the superior court; (3) Serve until his or her successor is appointed and qualified; (4) Be subject to removal for good cause by the commissioners at any time after prior notice and a hearing; and (5) Before entering upon his or her duties, take substantially the same oath as required by law for registrars and shall have the same privileges from arrest.

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SECTION 6. (a) The commissioners shall certify the appointment of each member of the board by filing an affidavit with the clerk of the superior court no later than 30 days preceding the date upon which such member is to take office, and such affidavit shall state the name and residential address of the person appointed and certify that such member has been duly appointed as provided in this Act. (b) The clerk of the superior court shall record each such affidavit on the minutes of the superior court, shall certify the name of each such appointed member to the Secretary of State, and shall provide for the issuance of appropriate commissions to each such member within the same time and in the same manner as provided by law for registrars.

SECTION 7. In the event a vacancy occurs in the office of any board member before the expiration of his or her term, by removal, death, resignation, or otherwise, the commissioners shall appoint a successor to serve the remainder of the unexpired term in the manner provided for in Section 3 of this Act. The clerk of the superior court shall be notified of such interim appointments and shall record and certify such appointments in the same manner as the regular appointment of members.

SECTION 8. The board shall be empowered with all the powers and duties relating to the conduct of primaries and elections as election superintendent pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 2 of Title 21 of the O.C.G.A., the "Georgia Election Code." The board shall be empowered with all the powers and duties relating to the registration of voters and absentee balloting procedures as boards of registrars pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 2 of Title 21 of the O.C.G.A., the "Georgia Election Code." This Act is intended to implement the provisions of subsection (b) of Code Section 21-2-40 of the O.C.G.A. and shall be construed liberally so as to effectuate that purpose. The board shall be authorized and empowered to organize itself, determine its procedural rules and regulations, adopt bylaws, specify the functions and duties of its members, and otherwise take such action as is appropriate to the management of its affairs; provided, however, that no such action shall conflict with state law. Any action and decision taken by the board shall be by a majority vote of the members of the board.

SECTION 9. The board shall fix and establish directives, by appropriate resolution entered on its minutes, governing the execution of matters within its jurisdiction. The board shall hold a minimum of quarterly meetings at times, dates, and places as determined by the board. Any special meetings shall be called by the chairperson or any three members of the board. All meetings of the board shall be conducted pursuant to Chapter 14 of Title 50 of the O.C.G.A., relating to open meetings. The board shall maintain a written record of policy decisions that shall be

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amended to include additions or deletions. Such written records shall be subject to Article 4 of Chapter 18 of Title 50 of the O.C.G.A., relating to inspection of public records.

SECTION 10. The chairperson of the board shall preside at all meetings of the board, serve as spokesperson for the board, and generally supervise, direct, and control the administration of the affairs of the board pursuant to law and duly adopted resolutions of the board.

SECTION 11. The board shall have the authority to conduct municipal elections and primaries for any municipality located within the county if such municipality has entered into a contract for that purpose with the commissioners and in conformance with Code Section 21-2-45 of the O.C.G.A.

SECTION 12. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to require or prohibit joint primaries or to require or prohibit the commissioners or any other public agency to bear any expense of conducting primaries not otherwise required by law.

SECTION 13. (a) The county shall hire a full-time election supervisor to administer and supervise the conduct of the elections and primaries and the registration of electors of the county. The election supervisor shall not be eligible to serve as a member of the board. The election supervisor shall be considered a county employee for purposes of pay, benefits, sick leave, vacation, termination of employment, and other purposes. The election supervisor shall be subject to direction, evaluation, and corrective action by the county. (b) The election supervisor may recommend to the county for employment such full-time and part-time employees as may be deemed necessary by the election supervisor and as are approved in an annual budget adopted by the commissioners. All such employees shall be considered county employees for purposes of pay, benefits, sick leave, vacation, termination of employment, and other purposes in accordance with policies adopted by the commissioners.

SECTION 14. Compensation for the members of the board, the election supervisor, clerical assistants, and other employees shall be fixed by the commissioners. All amounts payable under this section shall be paid from county funds.

SECTION 15. The commissioners shall provide the board with such proper and suitable offices, equipment, materials, and supplies as the commissioners deem appropriate.

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SECTION 16. The local election officials of Montgomery County shall attend training as required by Code Section 21-2-100 of the O.C.G.A., and the commissioners shall pay the cost of such training.

SECTION 17. The board shall be responsible for the selection, appointment, and training of poll workers.

SECTION 18. Upon the effective date of this Act, the Probate Court of Montgomery County and the Board of Registrars of Montgomery County shall be relieved of all powers and duties transferred to the board by this Act and shall deliver to the board all facilities and personal property, including but not limited to equipment, supplies, materials, books, papers, and records, pertaining to such powers and duties.

SECTION 19. This Act shall become effective on January 1, 2023.

SECTION 20. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to create a board of elections and registration for Montgomery County; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Leesa Hagan, Representative from District 156, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Advance, which is the official organ of Montgomery County, on the 19th of January 2022, and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice

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of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government:
(i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ LEESA HAGAN Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 25th of January, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 18, 2022.

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CITY OF SWAINSBORO CORPORATE LIMITS.

No. 615 (House Bill No. 1019).

AN ACT

To amend an Act incorporating the City of Swainsboro, approved December 6, 1900 (Ga. L. 1900, p. 427), as amended, particularly by an Act approved April 30, 2019 (Ga. L. 2019, p. 3666), so as to change provisions relating to the corporate limits of the city; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

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SECTION 1. An Act incorporating the City of Swainsboro, approved December 6, 1900 (Ga. L. 1900, p. 427), as amended, particularly by an Act approved April 30, 2019 (Ga. L. 2019, p. 3666), is amended by inserting following Section 1G a new section to read as follows:

"SECTION 1H. In addition to any other property included within the corporate limits of the City of Swainsboro, such corporate limits shall also include the following described property:

Parcel 1. THAT parcel of land containing 140.28 acres more of less which is composed of the five tracts of land as shown on a plat of survey, prepared by George William Donaldson, surveyor, dated November 29, 2000, which is recorded in plat book 20, pages 2-8, in the real property records of the Clerk of the Superior Court of Emanuel County.

Parcel 2. THAT parcel of land containing 135.99 acres more of less which is shown on a plat of survey prepared by George William Donaldson, surveyor, dated July 15, 2016, which is recorded in plat book 23, page 22 in the real property records of the Clerk of the Superior Court of Emanuel County."

SECTION 2. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act incorporating the City of Swainsboro, approved December 6, 1900, f(-Ga. L. 1900, p.427) as amended and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Butch Parrish, Representative from District 158, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following:

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(A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Forest-Blade, which is the official organ of Emanuel County, on the 19th of January, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government:
(i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ BUTCH PARRISH Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 25th of January, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 18, 2022.

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LINCOLN COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION; COMPENSATION.

No. 616 (House Bill No. 1036).

AN ACT

To provide for compensation of the members of the Board of Education of Lincoln County; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

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SECTION 1. Each member of the Board of Education of Lincoln County, including the chairperson, shall be compensated in the amount of $200.00 for attendance at each meeting of the board and for each day while meeting or traveling within or outside the state as a member of a committee of the board on official business. Such members and chairperson shall also be entitled to reimbursement for actual expenses necessarily incurred in connection therewith. The accounts for such service and expenses shall be submitted for approval to the school superintendent. The compensation of members and the chairperson shall be paid only from the local tax funds available to the board of education.

SECTION 2. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the regular 2022 Session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act of the Lincoln County Board of Education so as to provide for compensation of board members; to provide for other matters relative thereto; and for other purposes.
This 6th day of January, 2022.
Dr. Samuel Light, Superintendent Lincoln County School District
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Rob Leverett, Representative from District 33, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Lincoln Journal, which is the official organ of Lincoln County, on the 13th of January, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or

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otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government:
(i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ ROBERT F. LEVERETT Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 26th of January, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 18, 2022.

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CITY OF COCHRAN HOTEL/MOTEL TAX.

No. 617 (House Bill No. 1060).

AN ACT

To authorize the governing authority of the City of Cochran to levy an excise tax pursuant to subsection (b) of Code Section 48-13-51 of the O.C.G.A.; to provide procedures, conditions, and limitations; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. Pursuant to the authority of subsection (b) of Code Section 48-13-51 of the O.C.G.A., the governing authority of the City of Cochran is authorized to levy an excise tax at a rate not to exceed 8 percent of the charge for the furnishing for value to the public of any room or

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rooms, lodgings, or accommodations furnished by any person or legal entity licensed by, or required to pay business or occupation taxes to, the municipality for operating a hotel, motel, inn, lodge, tourist camp, tourist cabin, campground, or any other place in which rooms, lodgings, or accommodations are regularly or periodically furnished for value.

SECTION 2. The enactment of this Act is subsequent to the adoption of a resolution by the governing authority of the City of Cochran on October 13, 2020, which specifies the subsequent tax rate, identifies the projects or tourism product development purposes, and specifies the allocation of proceeds.

SECTION 3. In accordance with the terms of such resolution adopted by the mayor and council of the City of Cochran:
(1) In each fiscal year during which a tax is collected pursuant to paragraph (2) of subsection (b) of Code Section 48-13-51 of the O.C.G.A., an amount equal to not less than 50 percent of the total amount of taxes collected that exceeds the amount of taxes that would be collected at the rate of 5 percent shall be expended for promoting tourism, conventions, and trade shows by the destination marketing organization designated by the City of Cochran or by such other entity already authorized to administer tourism funds pursuant to existing contract as specified in paragraph (2) of subsection (e) of Code Section 48-13-51 of the O.C.G.A.; and (2) The remaining amount of taxes collected that exceeds the amount of taxes that would be collected at the rate of 5 percent which is not otherwise expended under paragraph (1) of this section shall be expended for tourism product development.

SECTION 4. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to authorize the governing authority of the City of Cochran to levy an excise tax pursuant to subsection (b) of Code Section 48-13-51 of the O.C.G.A.; and for other purposes.

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AFFIDAVIT

GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY

I, Danny Mathis, Representative from District 144, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the The Cochran Journal, which is the official organ of Bleckley County, on the 20 of January, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ DANNY MATHIS Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 26 of January, 2022, Before me:

s/ ANNA SMITH Anna Smith Notary Public, Pierce County, Georgia My Commission Expires September 9, 2025 [SEAL]

Approved April 18, 2022.

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UPSON COUNTY HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION; ENACTS SENIOR AND DISABLED EXEMPTION; REFERENDUM.

No. 618 (House Bill No. 1062).

AN ACT

To provide a homestead exemption from Upson County ad valorem taxes for county purposes in the amount of $24,000.00 of the assessed value of the homestead for residents of that county who are 65 years of age or older and disabled; to provide for definitions; to specify the terms and conditions of the exemption and the procedures relating thereto; to provide for applicability; to provide for compliance with constitutional requirements; to provide for related matters; to provide for a referendum, effective dates, and automatic repeal; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. (a) As used in this Act, the term:
(1) "Ad valorem taxes for county purposes" means all ad valorem taxes for county purposes levied by Upson County, including, but not limited to, any ad valorem taxes to pay interest on and to retire county bonded indebtedness, except for taxes relating to any special taxing district. (2) "Homestead" means homestead as defined and qualified in Code Section 48-5-40 of the O.C.G.A., as amended, with the additional qualification that it shall include only the primary residence and not more than five contiguous acres of land immediately surrounding such residence. (3) "Senior citizen" means a person who is 65 years of age or older on or before January 1 of the year in which application for the exemption under subsection (b) of this section is made. (b) Each senior citizen of Upson County who is disabled is granted an exemption on that person's homestead from all Upson County ad valorem taxes for county purposes in the amount of $24,000.00 of the assessed value of that homestead. The value of that property in excess of such exempted amount shall remain subject to taxation. (c)(1) In order to qualify as being disabled for the exemption provided for in subsection (b) of this section, the person claiming such exemption shall be required to obtain a certificate from not more than three physicians licensed to practice medicine under Chapter 34 of Title 43 of the O.C.G.A., as amended, certifying that in the opinion of such physician or physicians, such person is mentally or physically incapacitated to the extent that such person is unable to be gainfully employed and that such incapacity is likely to be

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permanent. Such certificate or certificates shall constitute part of and be submitted with the application provided for in paragraph (2) of this subsection. (2) A person shall not receive the homestead exemption granted by subsection (b) of this section unless such person or person's agent files an application with the chief appraiser of Upson County, giving the person's age and such information relative to receiving the exemption as will enable the chief appraiser of Upson County to make a determination regarding the initial and continuing eligibility of such person for such exemption. The chief appraiser of Upson County shall provide application forms for these purposes. (d) The exemption shall be claimed and returned as provided in Code Section 48-5-50.1 of the O.C.G.A., as amended. The exemption shall be automatically renewed from year to year as long as the person granted the homestead exemption under subsection (b) of this section occupies the residence as a homestead. After a person has filed the proper application, it shall not be necessary to make application thereafter, and the exemption shall continue to be allowed to such person. It shall be the duty of any person granted the homestead exemption under subsection (b) of this section to notify the chief appraiser of Upson County in the event that such person for any reason becomes ineligible for such exemption. (e) The exemption granted by subsection (b) of this section shall not apply to or affect any state ad valorem taxes, school district ad valorem taxes for educational purposes, municipal ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes, or independent school district ad valorem taxes for educational purposes. The homestead exemption granted by subsection (b) of this section shall be in lieu of and not in addition to any other homestead exemption applicable to Upson County ad valorem taxes for county purposes. (f) The exemption granted by subsection (b) of this section shall apply to all taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2023.

SECTION 2. In accordance with the requirements of Article VII, Section II of the Constitution of the State of Georgia, this Act shall not become law unless it receives the requisite two-thirds' majority vote in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.

SECTION 3. The election superintendent of Upson County shall call and conduct an election as provided in this section for the purpose of submitting this Act to the electors of Upson County for approval or rejection. The election superintendent shall conduct that election on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November 2022 and shall issue the call and conduct that election as provided by general law. The election superintendent shall cause the date and purpose of the election to be published once a week for two weeks immediately preceding the date thereof in the official organ of Upson County. The ballot shall have written or printed thereon the words:

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"( ) YES Shall the Act be approved which provides a homestead exemption from ( ) NO Upson County ad valorem taxes for county purposes in the amount of $24,000.00 of the assessed value of the homestead for residents of that county who are 65 years of age or older and disabled?"
All persons desiring to vote for approval of the Act shall vote "Yes," and all persons desiring to vote for rejection of the Act shall vote "No." If more than one-half of the votes cast on such question are for approval of the Act, Section 1 of this Act shall become of full force and effect on January 1, 2023. If this Act is not so approved, or if the election on the aforesaid question is not conducted as provided in this section, Section 1 of this Act shall not become effective, and this Act shall be automatically repealed on the first day of January immediately following that election date. The expense of such election shall be borne by Upson County. It shall be the election superintendent's duty to certify the result thereof to the Secretary of State.
SECTION 4. Except as otherwise provided in Section 3 of this Act, this Act shall become effective upon its approval by the Governor or upon its becoming law without such approval.
SECTION 5. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to provide a homestead exemption from Upson County ad valorem taxes for county purposes; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Beth Camp, Representative from District 131, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Upson Beacon, which is the official organ of Upson County, on the 20th of January, 2022; and

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(B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government:
(i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ BETH CAMP Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 26th of January, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 18, 2022.

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EARLY COUNTY HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION; SCHOOL TAXES; SENIOR CITIZENS; REVISE ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS.

Act No. 619 (House Bill No. 1101).

AN ACT

To amend an Act providing a homestead exemption from Early County school district ad valorem taxes for educational purposes in the amount of $150,000.00 of the assessed value of the homestead for five years for residents of that school district who are 70 years of age or older, approved May 10, 2021 (Ga. L. 2021, p. 4267), so as to revise administrative provisions regarding submission of documentation regarding income; to make the board of tax assessors the administrator of applications; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

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BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. An Act providing a homestead exemption from Early County school district ad valorem taxes for educational purposes in the amount of $150,000.00 of the assessed value of the homestead for five years for residents of that school district who are 70 years of age or older, approved May 10, 2021 (Ga. L. 2021, p. 4267), is amended by revising subsections (c) and (d) of Section 1 as follows:
"(c) A person shall not receive a homestead exemption granted by subsection (b) of this section unless such person or person's agent files an application with the board of tax assessors of Early County, giving such person's age and such additional information relative to receiving such exemption as will enable the board of tax assessors of Early County to make a determination regarding the initial and continuing eligibility of such person for such exemption. The board of tax assessors of Early County shall provide application forms for this purpose. (d) The exemption shall be claimed and returned as provided in Code Section 48-5-50.1 of the O.C.G.A., as amended. The exemption shall be automatically renewed from year to year as long as the person granted the homestead exemption under subsection (b) of this section occupies the residence as a homestead. After a person has filed the proper application as provided in subsection (c) of this section, it shall not be necessary to make application thereafter for any year, and the exemption shall continue to be allowed to such person. It shall be the duty of any person granted the homestead exemption under subsection (b) of this section to notify the board of tax assessors of Early County in the event that such person for any reason becomes ineligible for such exemption."

SECTION 2. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act providing a homestead exemption from Early County school district ad valorem taxes for educational purposes, approved May 10, 2021 (Ga. L. 2021, p. 4267), as amended; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Gerald Greene, Representative from District 151, state on oath as follows:

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(1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following:
(A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the The Early County News, which is the official organ of Early County, on the 26 of January, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government:
(i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ GERALD GREENE Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 31st of January, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 18, 2022.

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BRYAN COUNTY STATE COURT; TECHNOLOGY FEE.

Act No. 620 (House Bill No. 1117).

AN ACT

To authorize the assessment and collection of a technology fee by the State Court of Bryan County; to identify the authorized uses of such technology fee; to provide for the termination of such technology fee and dedication of residual funds to technology uses; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. (a) The clerk of the State Court of Bryan County is hereby authorized to charge and collect a technology fee to be set by the judge of the state court in an amount not to exceed $5.00 for the filing of each civil action with the court and not to exceed $5.00 as a surcharge upon each fine assessed by the court. Such technology fees shall be used exclusively to provide for technological needs of the State Court of Bryan County and the office of the Sheriff of Bryan County. Such uses shall include the:
(1) Purchase of computer hardware and software; (2) Leasing, maintenance, and installation of computer hardware and software; and (3) Purchase, leasing, maintenance, and installation of imaging, scanning, facsimile, communications, projection, and printing equipment and software. (b) Funds collected pursuant to this Act shall be maintained in a segregated account by the clerk of the state court and shall be used only for the purposes authorized in this Act. (c) The authority to assess a technology fee pursuant to this Act shall terminate on July 1, 2030, and any residual funds remaining in the fund established by this Act shall remain dedicated to general Bryan County technology uses.

SECTION 2. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to authorize the assessment and collection of a technology fee by the State Court of Bryan County; and for other purposes.

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AFFIDAVIT

GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY

I, Ron Stephens, Representative from District 164, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Bryan County News, which is the official organ of Bryan County, on the 20th of January, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ RON STEPHENS Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 27th of January, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 18, 2022.

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CITY OF MORROW HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION; INCREASE AMOUNT; REFERENDUM.

No. 621 (House Bill No. 1138).

AN ACT

To amend an Act to provide a homestead exemption from certain City of Morrow ad valorem taxes for city purposes, approved March 30, 1993 (Ga. L. 1993, p. 4446), as amended, so as to increase the amount of a homestead exemption from City of Morrow ad valorem taxes; to provide for compliance with constitutional requirements; to provide for a referendum, effective dates, and automatic repeal; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. An Act to provide a homestead exemption from certain City of Morrow ad valorem taxes for city purposes, approved March 30, 1993 (Ga. L. 1993, p. 4446), as amended, particularly by an Act approved March 27, 1995 (Ga. L. 1995, p. 3909), is amended by revising subsection (b) of Section 1 as follows:
"(b) Each resident of the City of Morrow is granted an exemption on that persons homestead from all City of Morrow ad valorem taxes for city purposes in the amount of $80,000.00 of the assessed value of that homestead. The value of that property in excess of such exempted amount shall remain subject to taxation"

SECTION 2. In accordance with the requirements of Article VII, Section II of the Constitution of the State of Georgia, this Act shall not become law unless it receives the requisite two-thirds' majority vote in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.

SECTION 3. The election superintendent of the City of Morrow shall call and conduct an election as provided in this section for the purpose of submitting this Act to the electors of the City of Morrow for approval or rejection. The election superintendent shall conduct that election on any permissible special election date under Code Section 21-2-540 of the O.C.G.A., but not later than the November, 2022, general election and shall issue the call and conduct such election as provided by general law. The election superintendent shall cause the date and purpose of the election to be published once a week for two weeks immediately preceding the date thereof in the official organ of the City of Morrow. The ballot shall have written or printed thereon the words:

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"( ) YES Shall the Act be approved that provides for an amendment to the $60,000.00 ( ) NO homestead exemption from City of Morrow ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes so as to increase the exemption to $80,000.00?"
All persons desiring to vote for approval of the Act shall vote "Yes," and all persons desiring to vote for rejection of the Act shall vote "No." If more than one-half of the votes cast on such question are for approval of the Act, Section 1 of this Act shall become of full force and effect on January 1, 2023. If the Act is not so approved or if the election is not conducted as provided in this section, Section 1 of this Act shall not become effective, and this Act shall be automatically repealed on the first day of January immediately following that election date. The expense of such election shall be borne by the City of Morrow. It shall be the election superintendent's duty to certify the result thereof to the Secretary of State.
SECTION 4. Except as otherwise provided in Section 3 of this Act, this Act shall become effective upon its approval by the Governor or upon its becoming law without such approval.
SECTION 5. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act to provide a homestead exemption from certain City of Morrow ad valorem taxes for city purposes, approved March 30, 1993 (Ga. L. 1993, p. 4446), as amended; so as to increase the amount of a homestead exemption from City of Morrow ad valorem taxes; to provide for compliance with constitutional requirements; to provide for a referendum, effective dates; and for other purposes
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Yasmin Neal, Representative from District 74, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following:

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(A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Clayton News Daily, which is the official organ of Clayton County, on the 26th of January, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government:
(i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ YASMIN NEAL Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 1st of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 18, 2022.

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CITY OF BREMEN MUNICIPAL COURT; TECHNOLOGY FEE.

Act No. 622 (House Bill No. 1191).

AN ACT

To authorize the Municipal Court of the City of Bremen to charge a technology fee; to specify the uses to which such technology fees may be applied; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

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SECTION 1. The clerk of the Municipal Court of the City of Bremen shall be entitled to charge and collect a technology fee as a surcharge to each criminal and quasi-criminal fine paid. The technology fee shall be set by order of the judge of the court, provided that the fee shall not exceed $10.00. Such fee shall be used exclusively to provide for the following technological needs of the court: the purchase, lease, maintenance, and installation of computer hardware and software; and the purchase, lease, maintenance, and installation of equipment and software used for imaging, scanning, facsimile, communications, projections, and printing. All funds collected pursuant to this Act shall be maintained in a segregated account by the chief financial officer of the city and clerk of court, separate from other funds of the city, and shall be expended only for authorized purposes upon direction of the city manager. The funds may be used to reimburse the city's information technology department for services provided to the court.

SECTION 2. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to authorize the Municipal Court of the City of Bremen to charge a technology fee; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Tyler Paul Smith, Representative from District 18, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Gateway Beacon, which is the official organ of Haralson County, on the 20th of January, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government:

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(i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ TYLER PAUL SMITH Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 2nd of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 18, 2022.

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HART COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION; INCREASE; REFERENDUM.

No. 623 (House Bill No. 1196).

AN ACT

To amend an Act to provide for homestead exemptions from Hart County ad valorem taxes for county purposes and from Hart County School District ad valorem taxes for educational purposes for certain residents of that county and school district, approved April 6, 1992 (Ga. L. 1992, p. 5574), as amended, so as to increase the amount of such homestead exemption from Hart County School District ad valorem taxes for educational purposes from $10,000.00 to $15,000.00 of the assessed value of that homestead; to provide for related matters; to provide for compliance with constitutional requirements; to provide for applicability; to provide for a referendum, contingent effective dates, and automatic repeal; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

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SECTION 1. An Act to provide for homestead exemptions from Hart County ad valorem taxes for county purposes and from Hart County School District ad valorem taxes for educational purposes for certain residents of that county and school district, approved April 6, 1992 (Ga. L. 1992, p. 5574), as amended, is amended by revising Section 3 as follows:

"SECTION 3. Each resident of the Hart County School District who is 65 years of age or older is granted an exemption on that person's homestead from all Hart County School District ad valorem taxes for educational purposes in the amount of $15,000.00 of the assessed value of that homestead."

SECTION 2. Said Act is further amended by revising Section 8 as follows:

"SECTION 8. The exemption granted by Section 2 of this Act shall apply to all taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2021. The exemption granted by Section 3 of this Act shall apply to all taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2023."

SECTION 3. In accordance with the requirements of Article VII, Section II, Paragraph II(a)(1) of the Constitution of the State of Georgia, this Act shall not become law unless it receives the requisite two-thirds' majority vote in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.

SECTION 4. The election superintendent of Hart County shall call and conduct an election as provided in this section for the purpose of submitting this Act to the electors of Hart County for approval or rejection. The election superintendent shall conduct that election on the date of the 2022 November general election and shall issue the call and conduct that election as provided by general law. The election superintendent shall cause the date and purpose of the election to be published once a week for two weeks immediately preceding the date thereof in the official organ of Hart County. The ballot shall have written or printed thereon the words:

"( ) YES Shall the Act be approved which increases the homestead exemption from

( ) NO

Hart County School District ad valorem taxes for educational purposes from $10,000.00 of the assessed value of the homestead for residents of that county who are 65 years of age or older to $15,000.00 of its assessed value?"

All persons desiring to vote for approval of the Act shall vote "Yes," and all persons desiring

to vote for rejection of the Act shall vote "No." If more than one-half of the votes cast on

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such question are for approval of the Act, Sections 1 and 2 of this Act shall become of full force and effect on January 1, 2023, and shall apply to all taxable years beginning on or after such date. If the Act is not so approved or if the election is not conducted as provided in this section, Sections 1 and 2 of this Act shall not become effective, and this Act shall be automatically repealed on the first day of January immediately following that election date. The expense of such election shall be borne by Hart County. It shall be the election superintendent's duty to certify the result thereof to the Secretary of State.

SECTION 5. Except as otherwise provided in Section 4 of this Act, this Act shall become effective upon its approval by the Governor or upon its becoming law without such approval.

SECTION 6. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act to provide for homestead exemptions from Hart County ad valorem taxes for county purposes and from Hart County School District ad valorem taxes for educational purposes for certain residents of that county and school district, approved April 6, 1992 (Ga. L. 1992, p. 5574), as amended; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Alan Powell, Representative from District 32, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Hartwell Sun, which is the official organ of Hart County, on the 27th of January, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government:

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(i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ ALAN POWELL Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 3rd of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 18, 2022.

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JASPER COUNTY JASPER COUNTY WATER AND SEWER AUTHORITY; MEMBERSHIP.

No. 624 (House Bill No. 1300).

AN ACT

To amend an Act to create the Jasper County Water and Sewer Authority, approved April 16, 1999 (Ga. L. 1999, p. 4595), so as to revise the membership of the authority; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. An Act to create the Jasper County Water and Sewer Authority, approved April 16, 1999 (Ga. L. 1999, p. 4595), is amended by revising subsection (b) of Section 1 as follows:
"(b)(1) On and after the effective date of this Act, the authority shall consist of five members. The members serving prior to the effective date of this Act shall vacate office on such date. The board of commissioners of Jasper County shall appoint the members

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of the authority, each of whom shall reside in Jasper County. The board of commissioners of Jasper County shall appoint three of the initial members for initial terms of three years and two of the initial members for initial terms of two years, with subsequent appointments for terms of office of three years. The authority shall have perpetual existence. (2) Vacancies on the authority shall be filled for an unexpired term by the board of commissioners of Jasper County. Any authority member who is convicted of a felony shall be immediately removed from the authority upon conviction, regardless of the status of the appeal process. (3) A majority of the members shall constitute a quorum and a majority may act for the authority in any matter. No vacancy shall impair the power of the authority to act. (4) The authority shall elect one of its members as chairperson and another member as vice chairperson. The authority shall also elect a secretary and treasurer who do not necessarily have to be members of the authority and who, if not members, shall have no voting rights on the authority. (5) The members of the authority shall serve without compensation. (6) The authority may make rules and regulations and adopt bylaws for its own governance."

SECTION 2. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act creating the Jasper County Water and Sewer Authority, approved April 16, 1999 (Ga. L. 1999, p. 4595); and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Susan Holmes, Representative from District 129, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Monticello News, which is the official organ of Jasper County, on the 4th of February, 2022; and

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(B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government:
(i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ SUSAN HOLMES Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 9th of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 18, 2022.

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LANIER COUNTY PROBATE COURT; TECHNOLOGY FEE.

No. 625 (House Bill No. 1311).

AN ACT

To authorize the assessment and collection of a technology fee by the Probate Court of Lanier County; to identify the authorized uses of said technology fee; to provide for the maintenance of said technology fee funds; to provide for the termination of said technology fee and dedication of residual funds to technology uses; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

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SECTION 1. (a) The clerk of the Probate Court of Lanier County is hereby authorized to charge and collect a technology fee to be set by the judge of the probate court in the amount of $5.00 for the filing of each civil action with the court and $5.00 as a surcharge upon each fine assessed by the court. Such technology fees shall be used exclusively to provide for technological needs of the Probate Court of Lanier County. Such uses shall include only the following:
(1) Computer hardware and software purchases; (2) Lease, maintenance, and installation of computer hardware; and (3) Purchase, lease, maintenance, and installation of imaging, scanning, facsimile, communications, projection, and printing equipment and software. (b) Funds collected pursuant to this section shall be maintained in a segregated account by the clerk of the probate court and shall be used only for the purposes authorized in this section. (c) The authority to assess a technology fee pursuant to this section shall terminate on July 1, 2031, and any residual funds remaining in the segregated account established by this section shall then become dedicated to general Lanier County technology uses.

SECTION 2. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to authorize the assessment and collection of a technology fee by the Probate Court of Lanier County; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, James Burchett, Representative from District 176, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Lanier County Advocate, which is the official organ of Lanier County, on the 26th of January, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice

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of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government:
(i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ JAMES BURCHETT Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 10th of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 18, 2022.

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BERRIEN COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION; COMPENSATION.

No. 626 (House Bill No. 1312).

AN ACT

To amend an Act creating the Board of Education of Berrien County, approved April 5, 1971 (Ga. L. 1971, p. 3044), as amended, so as to provide for the compensation of the members of the board of education; to provide for related matters; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. An Act creating the Board of Education of Berrien County, approved April 5, 1971 (Ga. L. 1971, p. 3044), as amended, is amended by adding a new section to read as follows:

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"SECTION 1.1. (a) Members of the Board of Education of Berrien County shall be compensated in the amount of $150.00 per meeting for up to two meetings per month. (b) In addition to the compensation provided for in subsection (a) of this section, board members shall be reimbursed for actual expenses necessarily incurred for attending meetings outside the Berrien County School District while in the performance of their official duties as board members."

SECTION 2. This Act shall become effective on the first day of the month following the month in which such Act is approved by the Governor or in which it becomes law without such approval.

SECTION 3. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act creating the Board of Education of Berrien County, approved April 5, 1971 (Ga. L. 1971, p. 3044), as amended; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Penny Houston, Representative from District 170, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Berrien Press, which is the official organ of Berrien County, on the 2nd of February, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or

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(ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ PENNY HOUSTON Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 7th of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 18, 2022.

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UPSON COUNTY HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION; ENACTS EXEMPTION FOR RESIDENTS AGE 65 AND OLDER; REFERENDUM.

No. 627 (House Bill No. 1323).

AN ACT

To provide a homestead exemption from Upson County ad valorem taxes for county purposes in the amount of $14,000.00 of the assessed value of the homestead for residents of that county who are 65 years of age or older; to provide for definitions; to specify the terms and conditions of the exemption and the procedures relating thereto; to provide for applicability; to provide for compliance with constitutional requirements; to provide for related matters; to provide for a referendum, effective dates, and automatic repeal; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. (a) As used in this Act, the term:
(1) "Ad valorem taxes for county purposes" means all ad valorem taxes for county purposes levied by Upson County, including, but not limited to, any ad valorem taxes to

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pay interest on and to retire county bonded indebtedness, except for taxes relating to any special taxing district. (2) "Homestead" means homestead as defined and qualified in Code Section 48-5-40 of the O.C.G.A., as amended, with the additional qualification that it shall include only the primary residence and not more than five contiguous acres of land immediately surrounding such residence. (3) "Senior citizen" means a person who is 65 years of age or older on or before January 1 of the year in which application for the exemption under subsection (b) of this section is made. (b) Each resident senior citizen of Upson County is granted an exemption on that person's homestead from Upson County ad valorem taxes for county purposes in the amount of $14,000.00 of the assessed value of that homestead. The value of that property in excess of such exempted amount shall remain subject to taxation. (c) A person shall not receive the homestead exemption granted by subsection (b) of this section unless such person or person's agent files an application with the chief appraiser of Upson County, giving the person's age and such information relative to receiving the exemption as will enable the chief appraiser of Upson County to make a determination regarding the initial and continuing eligibility of such person for such exemption. The chief appraiser of Upson County shall provide application forms for these purposes. (d) The exemption shall be claimed and returned as provided in Code Section 48-5-50.1 of the O.C.G.A., as amended. The exemption shall be automatically renewed from year to year as long as the person granted the homestead exemption under subsection (b) of this section occupies the residence as a homestead. After a person has filed the proper application, it shall not be necessary to make application thereafter and the exemption shall continue to be allowed to such person. It shall be the duty of any person granted the homestead exemption under subsection (b) of this section to notify the chief appraiser of Upson County in the event that person for any reason becomes ineligible for such exemption. (e) The exemption granted by subsection (b) of this section shall not apply to or affect any state ad valorem taxes, school district ad valorem taxes for educational purposes, municipal ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes, or independent school district ad valorem taxes for educational purposes. The homestead exemption granted by subsection (b) of this section shall be in lieu of and not in addition to any other homestead exemption applicable to Upson County ad valorem taxes for county purposes. (f) The exemption granted by subsection (b) of this section shall apply to all taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2023.

SECTION 2. In accordance with the requirements of Article VII, Section II of the Constitution of the State of Georgia, this Act shall not become law unless it receives the requisite two-thirds' majority vote in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.

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SECTION 3. The election superintendent of Upson County shall call and conduct an election as provided in this section for the purpose of submitting this Act to the electors of Upson County for approval or rejection. The election superintendent shall conduct that election on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November 2022 and shall issue the call and conduct that election as provided by general law. The election superintendent shall cause the date and purpose of the election to be published once a week for two weeks immediately preceding the date thereof in the official organ of Upson County. The ballot shall have written or printed thereon the words:
"( ) YES Shall the Act be approved which provides a homestead exemption from ( ) NO Upson County ad valorem taxes for county purposes in the amount of $14,000.00 of the assessed value of the homestead for residents of that county who are 65 years of age or older?"
All persons desiring to vote for approval of the Act shall vote "Yes," and all persons desiring to vote for rejection of the Act shall vote "No." If more than one-half of the votes cast on such question are for approval of the Act, Section 1 of this Act shall become of full force and effect on January 1, 2023. If this Act is not so approved, or if the election on the aforesaid question is not conducted as provided in this section, Section 1 of this Act shall not become effective, and this Act shall be automatically repealed on the first day of January immediately following that election date. The expense of such election shall be borne by Upson County. It shall be the election superintendent's duty to certify the result thereof to the Secretary of State.

SECTION 4. Except as otherwise provided in Section 3 of this Act, this Act shall become effective upon its approval by the Governor or upon its becoming law without such approval.

SECTION 5. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to provide a homestead exemption from Upson County ad valorem taxes for county purposes; and for other purposes.

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AFFIDAVIT

GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY

I, Beth Camp, Representative from District 131, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Upson Beacon, which is the official organ of Upson County, on the 20th of January, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ BETH CAMP Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 7th of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 18, 2022.

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UPSON COUNTY HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION; COUNTY TAXES; SENIOR CITIZENS; REFERENDUM.

No. 628 (House Bill No. 1325).

AN ACT

To provide a homestead exemption from Upson County ad valorem taxes for county purposes in the amount of $22,000.00 of the assessed value of the homestead for residents of that county who are 62 years of age or older and disabled; to provide for definitions; to specify the terms and conditions of the exemption and the procedures relating thereto; to provide for applicability; to provide for compliance with constitutional requirements; to provide for related matters; to provide for a referendum, effective dates, and automatic repeal; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. (a) As used in this Act, the term:
(1) "Ad valorem taxes for county purposes" means all ad valorem taxes for county purposes levied by Upson County, including, but not limited to, any ad valorem taxes to pay interest on and to retire county bonded indebtedness, except for taxes relating to any special taxing district. (2) "Homestead" means homestead as defined and qualified in Code Section 48-5-40 of the O.C.G.A., as amended, with the additional qualification that it shall include only the primary residence and not more than five contiguous acres of land immediately surrounding such residence. (3) "Senior citizen" means a person who is 62 years of age or older on or before January 1 of the year in which application for the exemption under subsection (b) of this section is made. (b) Each senior citizen of Upson County who is disabled is granted an exemption on that person's homestead from all Upson County ad valorem taxes for county purposes in the amount of $22,000.00 of the assessed value of that homestead. The value of that property in excess of such exempted amount shall remain subject to taxation. (c)(1) In order to qualify for the exemption provided for in subsection (b) of this section as being disabled, the person claiming such exemption shall be required to obtain a certificate from not more than three physicians licensed to practice medicine under Chapter 34 of Title 43 of the O.C.G.A., as amended, certifying that in the opinion of such physician or physicians, such person is mentally or physically incapacitated to the extent that such person is unable to be gainfully employed and that such incapacity is likely to be

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permanent. Such certificate or certificates shall constitute part of and be submitted with the application provided for in paragraph (2) of this subsection. (2) A person shall not receive the homestead exemption granted by subsection (b) of this section unless such person or person's agent files an application with the chief appraiser of Upson County, giving the person's age and such information relative to receiving the exemption as will enable the chief appraiser of Upson County to make a determination regarding the initial and continuing eligibility of such person for such exemption. The chief appraiser of Upson County shall provide application forms for these purposes. (d) The exemption shall be claimed and returned as provided in Code Section 48-5-50.1 of the O.C.G.A., as amended. The exemption shall be automatically renewed from year to year as long as the person granted the homestead exemption under subsection (b) of this section occupies the residence as a homestead. After a person has filed the proper application, it shall not be necessary to make application thereafter, and the exemption shall continue to be allowed to such person. It shall be the duty of any person granted the homestead exemption under subsection (b) of this section to notify the chief appraiser of Upson County in the event that such person for any reason becomes ineligible for such exemption. (e) The exemption granted by subsection (b) of this section shall not apply to or affect any state ad valorem taxes, school district ad valorem taxes for educational purposes, municipal ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes, or independent school district ad valorem taxes for educational purposes. The homestead exemption granted by subsection (b) of this section shall be in lieu of and not in addition to any other homestead exemption applicable to Upson County ad valorem taxes for county purposes. (f) The exemption granted by subsection (b) of this section shall apply to all taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2023.

SECTION 2. In accordance with the requirements of Article VII, Section II of the Constitution of the State of Georgia, this Act shall not become law unless it receives the requisite two-thirds' majority vote in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.

SECTION 3. The election superintendent of Upson County shall call and conduct an election as provided in this section for the purpose of submitting this Act to the electors of Upson County for approval or rejection. The election superintendent shall conduct that election on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November, 2022, and shall issue the call and conduct that election as provided by general law. The election superintendent shall cause the date and purpose of the election to be published once a week for two weeks immediately preceding the date thereof in the official organ of Upson County. The ballot shall have written or printed thereon the words:

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"( ) YES Shall the Act be approved which provides a homestead exemption from ( ) NO Upson County ad valorem taxes for county purposes in the amount of $22,000.00 of the assessed value of the homestead for residents of that county who are 62 years of age or older and disabled?"
All persons desiring to vote for approval of the Act shall vote "Yes," and all persons desiring to vote for rejection of the Act shall vote "No." If more than one-half of the votes cast on such question are for approval of the Act, Section 1 of this Act shall become of full force and effect on January 1, 2023. If this Act is not so approved, or if the election on the aforesaid question is not conducted as provided in this section, Section 1 of this Act shall not become effective, and this Act shall be automatically repealed on the first day of January immediately following that election date. The expense of such election shall be borne by Upson County. It shall be the election superintendent's duty to certify the result thereof to the Secretary of State.
SECTION 4. Except as otherwise provided in Section 3 of this Act, this Act shall become effective upon its approval by the Governor or upon its becoming law without such approval.
SECTION 5. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to provide a homestead exemption from Upson County ad valorem taxes for county purposes; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Beth Camp, Representative from District 131, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Upson Beacon, which is the official organ of Upson County, on the 20th of January, 2022; and

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(B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government:
(i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ BETH CAMP Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 7th of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 18, 2022.

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UPSON COUNTY HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION; COUNTY TAXES; ENACTS $10,000.00 EXEMPTION; REFERENDUM.

No. 629 (House Bill No. 1326).

AN ACT

To provide a homestead exemption from Upson County ad valorem taxes for county purposes in the amount of $10,000 of the assessed value of that homestead; to provide for definitions; to specify the terms and conditions of the exemption and the procedures relating thereto; to provide for applicability; to provide for compliance with constitutional requirements; to provide for related matters; to provide for a referendum, effective dates, and automatic repeal; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

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BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. (a) As used in this Act, the term:
(1) "Ad valorem taxes for county purposes" means all ad valorem taxes for county purposes levied by Upson County, including, but not limited to, any ad valorem taxes to pay interest on and to retire county bonded indebtedness, except for taxes relating to any special taxing district. (2) "Homestead" means homestead as defined and qualified in Code Section 48-5-40 of the O.C.G.A., as amended, with the additional qualification that it shall include only the primary residence and not more than five contiguous acres of land immediately surrounding such residence. (b) Each resident of Upson County is granted an exemption on that person's homestead from Upson County ad valorem taxes for county purposes in amount of $10,000.00 of the assessed value of that homestead. The value of that property in excess of such exempted amount shall remain subject to taxation. (c) A person shall not receive the homestead exemption granted by subsection (b) of this section unless such person or person's agent files an application with the chief appraiser of Upson County, giving such information relative to receiving the exemption as will enable the chief appraiser of Upson County to make a determination regarding the initial and continuing eligibility of such person for such exemption. The chief appraiser of Upson County shall provide application forms for these purposes. (d) The exemption shall be claimed and returned as provided in Code Section 48-5-50.1 of the O.C.G.A., as amended. The exemption shall be automatically renewed from year to year as long as the person granted the homestead exemption under subsection (b) of this section occupies the residence as a homestead. After a person has filed the proper application, it shall not be necessary to make application thereafter and the exemption shall continue to be allowed to such person. It shall be the duty of any person granted the homestead exemption under subsection (b) of this section to notify the chief appraiser of Upson County in the event that person for any reason becomes ineligible for such exemption. (e) The exemption granted by subsection (b) of this section shall not apply to or affect any state ad valorem taxes, school district ad valorem taxes for educational purposes, municipal ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes, or independent school district ad valorem taxes for educational purposes. The homestead exemption granted by subsection (b) of this section shall be in lieu of and not in addition to any other homestead exemption applicable to Upson County ad valorem taxes for county purposes. (f) The exemption granted by subsection (b) of this section shall apply to all taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2023.

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SECTION 2. In accordance with the requirements of Article VII, Section II of the Constitution of the State of Georgia, this Act shall not become law unless it receives the requisite two-thirds' majority vote in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.

SECTION 3. The election superintendent of Upson County shall call and conduct an election as provided in this section for the purpose of submitting this Act to the electors of Upson County for approval or rejection. The election superintendent shall conduct that election on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November, 2022, and shall issue the call and conduct that election as provided by general law. The election superintendent shall cause the date and purpose of the election to be published once a week for two weeks immediately preceding the date thereof in the official organ of Upson County. The ballot shall have written or printed thereon the words:
"( ) YES Shall the Act be approved which provides a homestead exemption from ( ) NO Upson County ad valorem taxes for county purposes in the amount of $10,000.00 of the assessed value of that homestead for residents of Upson County?"
All persons desiring to vote for approval of the Act shall vote "Yes," and all persons desiring to vote for rejection of the Act shall vote "No." If more than one-half of the votes cast on such question are for approval of the Act, Section 1 of this Act shall become of full force and effect on January 1, 2023. If this Act is not so approved, or if the election on the aforesaid question is not conducted as provided in this section, Section 1 of this Act shall not become effective, and this Act shall be automatically repealed on the first day of January immediately following that election date. The expense of such election shall be borne by Upson County. It shall be the election superintendent's duty to certify the result thereof to the Secretary of State.

SECTION 4. Except as otherwise provided in Section 3 of this Act, this Act shall become effective upon its approval by the Governor or upon its becoming law without such approval.

SECTION 5. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION

Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to provide a homestead exemption from Upson County ad valorem taxes for county purposes; and for other purposes.

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AFFIDAVIT

GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY

I, Beth Camp, Representative from District 131, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Upson Beacon, which is the official organ of Upson County, on the 20th of January, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ BETH CAMP Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 7th of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 18, 2022.

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UPSON COUNTY HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION; COUNTY TAXES; SENIOR CITIZENS; REFERENDUM.

No. 630 (House Bill No. 1327).

AN ACT

To provide a homestead exemption from Upson County ad valorem taxes for county purposes in the amount of $12,000.00 of the assessed value of the homestead for residents of that county who are 62 years of age or older; to provide for definitions; to specify the terms and conditions of the exemption and the procedures relating thereto; to provide for applicability; to provide for compliance with constitutional requirements; to provide for related matters; to provide for a referendum, effective dates, and automatic repeal; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. (a) As used in this Act, the term:
(1) "Ad valorem taxes for county purposes" means all ad valorem taxes for county purposes levied by Upson County, including, but not limited to, any ad valorem taxes to pay interest on and to retire county bonded indebtedness, except for taxes relating to any special taxing district. (2) "Homestead" means homestead as defined and qualified in Code Section 48-5-40 of the O.C.G.A., as amended, with the additional qualification that it shall include only the primary residence and not more than five contiguous acres of land immediately surrounding such residence. (3) "Senior citizen" means a person who is 62 years of age or older on or before January 1 of the year in which application for the exemption under subsection (b) of this section is made. (b) Each resident senior citizen of Upson County is granted an exemption on that person's homestead from Upson County ad valorem taxes for county purposes in the amount of $12,000.00 of the assessed value of that homestead. The value of that property in excess of such exempted amount shall remain subject to taxation. (c) A person shall not receive the homestead exemption granted by subsection (b) of this section unless such person or person's agent files an application with the chief appraiser of Upson County, giving the person's age and such information relative to receiving the exemption as will enable the chief appraiser of Upson County to make a determination regarding the initial and continuing eligibility of such person for such exemption. The chief appraiser of Upson County shall provide application forms for these purposes.

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(d) The exemption shall be claimed and returned as provided in Code Section 48-5-50.1 of the O.C.G.A., as amended. The exemption shall be automatically renewed from year to year as long as the person granted the homestead exemption under subsection (b) of this section occupies the residence as a homestead. After a person has filed the proper application, it shall not be necessary to make application thereafter and the exemption shall continue to be allowed to such person. It shall be the duty of any person granted the homestead exemption under subsection (b) of this section to notify the chief appraiser of Upson County in the event that person for any reason becomes ineligible for such exemption. (e) The exemption granted by subsection (b) of this section shall not apply to or affect any state ad valorem taxes, school district ad valorem taxes for educational purposes, municipal ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes, or independent school district ad valorem taxes for educational purposes. The homestead exemption granted by subsection (b) of this section shall be in lieu of and not in addition to any other homestead exemption applicable to Upson County ad valorem taxes for county purposes. (f) The exemption granted by subsection (b) of this section shall apply to all taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2023.

SECTION 2. In accordance with the requirements of Article VII, Section II of the Constitution of the State of Georgia, this Act shall not become law unless it receives the requisite two-thirds' majority vote in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.

SECTION 3. The election superintendent of Upson County shall call and conduct an election as provided in this section for the purpose of submitting this Act to the electors of Upson County for approval or rejection. The election superintendent shall conduct that election on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November, 2022, and shall issue the call and conduct that election as provided by general law. The election superintendent shall cause the date and purpose of the election to be published once a week for two weeks immediately preceding the date thereof in the official organ of Upson County. The ballot shall have written or printed thereon the words:
"( ) YES Shall the Act be approved which provides a homestead exemption from ( ) NO Upson County ad valorem taxes for county purposes in the amount of $12,000.00 of the assessed value of the homestead for residents of that county who are 62 years of age or older?"
All persons desiring to vote for approval of the Act shall vote "Yes," and all persons desiring to vote for rejection of the Act shall vote "No." If more than one-half of the votes cast on such question are for approval of the Act, Section 1 of this Act shall become of full force and effect on January 1, 2023. If this Act is not so approved, or if the election on the aforesaid question is not conducted as provided in this section, Section 1 of this Act shall not become

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effective, and this Act shall be automatically repealed on the first day of January immediately following that election date. The expense of such election shall be borne by Upson County. It shall be the election superintendent's duty to certify the result thereof to the Secretary of State.

SECTION 4. Except as otherwise provided in Section 3 of this Act, this Act shall become effective upon its approval by the Governor or upon its becoming law without such approval.

SECTION 5. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to provide a homestead exemption from Upson County ad valorem taxes for county purposes; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Beth Camp, Representative from District 131, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Upson Beacon, which is the official organ of Upson County, on the 20th of January, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

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s/ BETH CAMP Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 7th of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 18, 2022.

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UPSON COUNTY HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION; COUNTY TAXES; DISABLED CITIZENS; INCREASE AMOUNT; BASE YEAR; REFERENDUM.

No. 631 (House Bill No. 1328).

AN ACT

To amend an Act to provide a homestead exemption of $10,000.00 from all Upson County ad valorem taxes, including taxes to retire bonded indebtedness but excluding ad valorem taxes for the Upson County School District, for each resident of Upson County who is disabled if his adjusted gross income, together with the adjusted gross income of his spouse who also occupies and resides at such homestead, does not exceed $10,000.00, approved March 10, 1988 (Ga. L. 1988, p. 3821), so as to increase the amount of such homestead exemption to $20,000.00 subject to adjusted base year value; to provide for definitions; to provide for related matters; to provide for compliance with constitutional requirements; to provide for a referendum, effective dates, and automatic repeal; to provide for applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. An Act to provide a homestead exemption of $10,000.00 from all Upson County ad valorem taxes, including taxes to retire bonded indebtedness but excluding ad valorem taxes for the

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Upson County School District, for each resident of Upson County who is disabled if his adjusted gross income, together with the adjusted gross income of his spouse who also occupies and resides at such homestead, does not exceed $10,000.00, approved March 10, 1988 (Ga. L. 1988, p. 3821), is amended by revising subsection (a) of Section 1 as follows:

"Section 1. (a)(1) As used in this Act, the term: (A) 'Adjusted base year value' means: (i) The 2021 taxable year with respect to an exemption under this Act which is first granted to a person on that person's homestead in the 2023 taxable year or who reapplies for and is granted such exemption in the 2024 taxable year solely because of a change in ownership to a joint tenancy with right of survival; or (ii) In all other cases, the taxable year immediately preceding the taxable year in which the exemption under this Act is first granted to the most recent owner of such homestead; provided, however, that the board of tax assessors shall adjust the base year assessed value annually by the lesser of 3 percent or the annual inflationary index rate determined by the board of tax assessors. The board of tax assessors shall establish a method for determining annual inflationary index rates which reflect the effects of inflation and deflation on cost-of-living for residents of Upson County for a given calendar year. Such method may utilize the Consumer Price Index as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States Department of Labor or any other similar index established by the federal government, if the board of tax assessors determines that such federal index fairly reflects the effects of inflation and deflation on residents of Upson County. (B) 'Adjusted gross income' shall have the same meaning as that term is defined in the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as of January 1, 2022. (C) 'Ad valorem taxes' means all ad valorem taxes for county purposes levied by, for, or on behalf of Upson County, Georgia, except for taxes relating to any special taxing district. (D) 'Homestead' means homestead as defined and qualified in Code Section 48-5-40 of the O.C.G.A., as amended.
(2) In addition to any other homestead exemption authorized by law, each resident of Upson County who is disabled is granted an exemption from all Upson County ad valorem taxes, including taxes to retire bonded indebtedness but excluding ad valorem taxes for the Upson County School District, in the amount of $20,000.00 on a homestead owned and occupied by him or her as a residence if his or her adjusted gross income, together with the adjusted gross income of his or her spouse who also occupies and resides at such homestead, does not exceed $20,000.00 for the immediately preceding taxable year. The adjusted base year value of the residence in excess of the above-exempted amount shall remain subject to taxation.

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(3) The homestead exemption granted by paragraph (2) of this subsection shall be in lieu of and not in addition to any other homestead exemption applicable to Upson County ad valorem taxes for county purposes. (4) In order to qualify for the exemption provided for in this section as being disabled, the person claiming such exemption shall be required to obtain a certificate from not more than two physicians licensed to practice medicine under the laws of Georgia, as now or hereafter amended, certifying that in the opinion of such physician or physicians such person is mentally or physically incapacitated to the extent that such person is unable to be gainfully employed and that such incapacity is likely to be permanent. Any such owner shall not receive the benefits of such homestead exemption unless such owner or the owner's agent files an affidavit with the chief appraiser of Upson County, giving the certificate or certificates provided for in this section, the amount of income which such owner and the owner's spouse received during the last taxable year for income tax purposes, and such additional information relative to receiving the benefits of such exemption as will enable the chief appraiser to make a determination as to whether such owner is entitled to such exemption. The chief appraiser shall provide affidavit forms for this purpose. Such applications shall be processed in the same manner as other applications for homestead exemption, and the provisions of law applicable to the processing of homestead exemptions, as the same now exists or may hereafter be amended, shall apply thereto, provided that, after any such owner has filed the proper certificate or certificates as provided above and has been allowed the exemption provided in this section, it shall not be necessary that he or she make application and file the said affidavit and certificate thereafter for any year and the said exemption shall continue to be allowed to such owner. It shall be the duty of any such owner, however, to notify the chief appraiser in the event he or she becomes ineligible for any reason for the exemption provided in this section."

SECTION 2. Said Act is further amended by revising Section 2 as follows:

"Section 2. The exemption granted by this Act shall apply to all taxable years beginning on and after January 1, 2023."

SECTION 3. In accordance with the requirements of Article VII, Section II of the Constitution of the State of Georgia, this Act shall not become law unless it receives the requisite two-thirds' majority vote in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.

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approval or rejection. The election superintendent shall conduct that election on the Tuesday immediately following the first Monday in November, 2022, and shall issue the call and conduct that election as provided by general law. The superintendent shall cause the date and purpose of the election to be published once a week for two weeks immediately preceding the date thereof in the official organ of Upson County. The ballot shall have written or printed thereon the words:
"( ) YES Shall the Act be approved which increases the homestead exemption for disabled individuals from Upson County ad valorem taxes for county
( ) NO purposes from $10,000.00 to $20,000.00 provided that his or her adjusted gross income, together with the adjusted gross income of his or her spouse who also occupies and resides at such homestead, does not exceed $20,000.00 and subject to an adjusted base year value?"
All persons desiring to vote for approval of the Act shall vote "Yes," and those persons desiring to vote for rejection of the Act shall vote "No." If more than one-half of the votes cast on such question are for approval of the Act, Sections 1 and 2 of this Act shall become of full force and effect on January 1, 2023, and shall be applicable to all taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2023. If the Act is not so approved or if the election is not conducted as provided in this section, Sections 1 and 2 of this Act shall not become effective and this Act shall be automatically repealed on the first day of January immediately following such election date. The expense of such election shall be borne by Upson County. It shall be the election superintendent's duty to certify the result thereof to the Secretary of State.

SECTION 5. Except as otherwise provided in Section 4 of this Act, this Act shall become effective upon its approval by the Governor or upon its becoming law without such approval.

SECTION 6. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to provide a homestead exemption from Upson County ad valorem taxes for county purposes; and for other purposes.

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AFFIDAVIT

GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY

I, Beth Camp, Representative from District 131, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Upson Beacon, which is the official organ of Upson County, on the 20th of January, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ BETH CAMP Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 7th of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 18, 2022.

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MILLER COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS AND REGISTRATION; CREATION.

No. 632 (House Bill No. 1368).

AN ACT

To provide for a board of elections and registration for Miller County; to provide for its powers, duties, and responsibilities; to provide for the composition of the board and a method for selection, resignation, and removal of its members and for filling vacancies; to provide for the qualifications, terms, succession, and compensation of members; to provide for a supervisor of registration and elections and the powers, duties, and compensation of such supervisor; to provide for clerical assistants, poll workers, and other employees and for their compensation; to provide for expenditure of public funds; to provide for meetings and procedures; to provide for offices and equipment; to relieve certain boards and officers of powers and duties and to provide for transfer of certain items and property to the newly created board; to provide for contracts with certain municipalities; to provide for definitions; to provide for effective dates; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. (a) As used in this Act, the term:
(1) "Board" means the Miller County Board of Elections and Registration. (2) "Commissioners" means the Miller County Board of Commissioners. (3) "County" means Miller County. (b) The terms "election," "elector," "primary," and "public office" shall have the same meanings as provided for in Code Section 21-2-2 of the O.C.G.A. unless otherwise clearly apparent from the text of this Act.

SECTION 2. Pursuant to subsection (b) of Code Section 21-2-40 of the O.C.G.A., there is created and established a board of elections and registration for Miller County which shall have jurisdiction over the conduct of primaries and elections and the registration of electors in the county in accordance with the provisions of this Act. Such board shall be known as the Miller County Board of Elections and Registration. The board shall have all the powers, duties, and responsibilities of the superintendent of elections of Miller County under Chapter 2 of Title 21 of the O.C.G.A., the "Georgia Election Code," currently being exercised by the judge of the Probate Court of Miller County, and the powers, duties, and responsibilities of the Board of Registrars of Miller County under Chapter 2 of Title 21 of the O.C.G.A., the "Georgia Election Code." It is the purpose and intention of this Act to

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grant the Miller County Board of Elections and Registration all powers, duties, and responsibilities relating to the registration of voters and the preparation, conduct, and administration of primaries and elections in and for Miller County.

SECTION 3. The board shall be composed of six members, each of whom shall be an elector and resident of Miller County and who shall be appointed by the governing authority of the county in the following manner:
(1) The initial members of the board shall be appointed for terms of office beginning on January 1, 2023. The commissioners shall appoint five members of the board. The commissioners from Districts 1, 3, and 5 shall designate three of the initial members to serve for terms ending on December 31, 2026. Commissioners from Districts 2 and 4 shall designate two of the initial members to serve for terms ending on December 31, 2025. Such members on the board shall serve until their respective successors are duly appointed and qualified; (2) The final member shall be designated as supervisor of registration and elections and shall be appointed by the Miller County commissioners. Such member shall be the administrator and chairperson of the board, shall carry out all duties of voter registration and elections, shall be a full-time employee of the county, and shall not have a regular term of office; (3) No person who holds or qualifies as a candidate for elective public office shall be eligible to serve as a member of the board during the term of such elective office, and the position of any such member shall be deemed vacant upon such member's qualifying as a candidate for elective public office; (4) Successors shall be appointed in the manner specified in this section. Members shall be eligible to succeed themselves and shall have the right to resign at any time by giving written notice of resignation to the governing authority and to the clerk of the Superior Court of Miller County. Members shall be subject to removal from the board at any time, for cause, after notice and hearing by the appointing authority; and (5) In the event a vacancy occurs in the office of any member other than the supervisor of registration and elections before the expiration of that member's term of office, whether by removal, death, resignation, or otherwise, the respective appointing authority shall appoint a successor to serve the remainder of the unexpired term and until a successor is duly appointed and qualified.

SECTION 4. (a) The appointment of each member shall be made by the commissioners filing an affidavit with the clerk of the Superior Court of Miller County no later than 30 days preceding the date upon which such member is to take office, stating the name and residential address of the person appointed and certifying such member has been duly appointed as provided in this Act. The clerk of the superior court shall record each of such certifications on the minutes

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of the superior court and shall certify the name of each such appointed member to the Secretary of State and provide for the issuance of appropriate commissions to the members within the same time and in the same manner as provided by general state law for registrars. (b) In the event that the commissioners do not certify in conformity with this Act an appointment to the board within 60 days after the beginning of a term or within 60 days after the creation of a vacancy on the board, the judge of the Probate Court of Miller County shall immediately fill the vacancy by making the appointment and shall certify it as provided in this section. Any person appointed to fill a vacancy shall serve out the unexpired term.

SECTION 5. (a) The supervisor of registration and elections shall serve as a member of the board. Such supervisor shall be considered a county employee for purposes of pay, benefits, vacation, termination of employment, and other purposes. Such supervisor shall be subject to direction, evaluation, and corrective action by the county administrator. (b) The compensation of the supervisor of registration and elections shall be fixed by the governing authority of the county in the same manner as that of other county employees. (c) The supervisor of registration and elections may recommend to the county administrator for employment such full-time or part-time employees as may be deemed necessary and as approved in the annual budget by the governing authority of the county. (d) The supervisor of registration and elections and the board shall be responsible for the selection, appointment, and training of poll workers for primaries and elections.

SECTION 6. (a) The board shall be authorized and empowered to organize itself, determine procedural rules and regulations, adopt bylaws, and otherwise take action as is appropriate to the management of the affairs committed to its supervision; provided, however, that no such action shall conflict with state law. Actions and decisions by the board shall be by majority vote of the members of the board. (b) Board members function as working members. With the consent of the governing authority of the county, the board shall be authorized to expend public funds for the purpose of distributing sample ballots, voter information booklets, and other materials designed to inform and adequately instruct the electors of the county with regard to elections. No material distributed by the board shall contain or express in any manner any commentary or expression of opinion or request support for any political issue or matter of political concern. (c) The compensation of members of the board, clerical assistants, and other employees shall be fixed by the governing authority of the county and shall be paid from county funds. (d) Before entering upon a member's duties, each board member shall take substantially the same oath as required by general state law for registrars and shall have the same privileges from arrest.

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SECTION 7. The board shall hold regular meetings at the county courthouse, the county administration public meeting room, or any other locations as the board may prescribe. Meetings shall be held only after proper notice, including date, time, and place, is communicated by public notice as required by law. All meetings of the board shall be conducted pursuant to Chapter 14 of Title 50 of the O.C.G.A., relating to open meetings.

SECTION 8. The commissioners shall provide the board and supervisor of registration and elections with suitable offices and equipment and with other employees as the governing authority shall deem appropriate.

SECTION 9. On January 1, 2023, the elections superintendent of Miller County and the board of registrars of Miller County shall be relieved of all powers and duties to which the board succeeds by provisions of this Act. Prior thereto, they shall deliver to the board's supervisor of registration and elections, upon written request, custody of all equipment, supplies, materials, books, papers, records, registrations, and facilities of every kind pertaining to the powers, duties, and responsibilities such abolished board and superintendent had immediately prior to their abolition.

SECTION 10. The commissioners shall have the authority to contract with any municipality located within the county for the holding by the board of any primary or election to be conducted within the municipality. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to require or prohibit joint primaries or elections.

SECTION 11. (a) For the purposes of selecting the initial members of the board, this Act shall become effective on July 1, 2022. (b) For all other purposes, this Act shall become effective on January 1, 2023.

SECTION 12. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to provide for a board of elections and registration for Miller County; and for other purposes.

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AFFIDAVIT

GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY

I, Winfred Dukes, Representative from District 154, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Miller County Liberal, which is the official organ of Miller County, on the 26th of January, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ REP. WINFRED DUKES Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 15th of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 18, 2022.

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LIBERTY COUNTY HOTEL/MOTEL TAX.

No. 633 (House Bill No. 1370).

AN ACT

To authorize the governing authority of Liberty County to levy an excise tax pursuant to subsection (b) of Code Section 48-13-51 of the O.C.G.A.; to provide for procedures, conditions, and limitations; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. Pursuant to the authority of subsection (b) of Code Section 48-13-51 of the O.C.G.A., the governing authority of Liberty County is authorized to levy an excise tax at a rate not to exceed 8 percent of the charge for the furnishing for value to the public of any room or rooms, lodgings, or accommodations furnished by any person or legal entity licensed by, or required to pay business or occupation taxes to, the municipality for operating a hotel, motel, inn, lodge, tourist camp, tourist cabin, campground, or any other place in which rooms, lodgings, or accommodations are regularly or periodically furnished for value.

SECTION 2. The enactment of this Act is subsequent to the adoption of a resolution by the governing authority of Liberty County on January 4, 2022, which specifies the subsequent tax rate, identifies the projects or tourism product development purposes, and specifies the allocation of proceeds.

SECTION 3. In accordance with the terms of such resolution adopted by the governing authority of Liberty County:
(1) In each fiscal year during which a tax is collected pursuant to paragraph (3) of subsection (b) of Code Section 48-13-51 of the O.C.G.A., an amount equal to not less than 50 percent of the total amount of taxes collected that exceeds the amount of taxes that would be collected at the rate of 5 percent shall be expended for promoting tourism, conventions, and trade shows by the destination marketing organization designated by Liberty County or by such other entity already authorized to administer tourism funds pursuant to an existing contract as specified in paragraph (2) of subsection (e) of Code Section 48-13-51 of the O.C.G.A.; and

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(2) The remaining amount of taxes collected that exceeds the amount of taxes that would be collected at the rate of 5 percent which is not otherwise expended under paragraph (1) of this section shall be expended for tourism product development.

SECTION 4. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to authorize the governing authority of Liberty County to levy an excise tax pursuant to subsection (b) of Code Section 48-13-51 of the O.C.G.A.; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Al Williams, Representative from District 168, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Coastal Courier, which is the official organ of Liberty County, on the 9th of February, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.
s/ AL WILLIAMS Affiant

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Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 14th of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 18, 2022.

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CITY OF COVINGTON HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION; CITY TAXES; ENACTS $10,000.00 EXEMPTION; REFERENDUM.

No. 634 (House Bill No. 1398).

AN ACT

To provide a homestead exemption from City of Covington ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes in the amount of $10,000.00 of the assessed value of the homestead for residents of that city; to provide for definitions; to specify the terms and conditions of the exemption and the procedures relating thereto; to provide for applicability; to provide for compliance with constitutional requirements; to provide for a referendum, effective dates, and automatic repeal; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. (a) As used in this Act, the term:
(1) "Ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes" means all ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes levied by, for, or on behalf of the City of Covington, including, but not limited to, any ad valorem taxes to pay interest on and to retire municipal bonded indebtedness. (2) "Homestead" means homestead as defined and qualified in Code Section 48-5-40 of the O.C.G.A., as amended. (b) Each resident of the City of Covington is granted an exemption on that person's homestead from City of Covington ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes in the amount of $10,000.00 of the assessed value of that homestead. The value of that property in excess of such exempted amount shall remain subject to taxation.

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(c) A person shall not receive the homestead exemption granted by subsection (b) of this section unless such person or person's agent files an application with the city clerk of the City of Covington, or the designee thereof, giving such information relative to receiving such exemption as will enable the city clerk of the City of Covington, or the designee thereof, to make a determination regarding the initial and continuing eligibility of such person for such exemption. The city clerk of the City of Covington, or the designee thereof, shall provide application forms for this purpose. (d) The exemption shall be claimed and returned as provided in Code Section 48-5-50.1 of the O.C.G.A., as amended. The exemption shall be automatically renewed from year to year as long as the person granted the homestead exemption under subsection (b) of this section occupies the residence as a homestead. After a person has filed the proper application as provided in subsection (c) of this section, it shall not be necessary to make application thereafter for any year, and the exemption shall continue to be allowed to such person. It shall be the duty of any person granted the homestead exemption under subsection (b) of this section to notify the city clerk of the City of Covington, or the designee thereof, in the event that such person for any reason becomes ineligible for such exemption. (e) The exemption granted by subsection (b) of this section shall not apply to or affect any state ad valorem taxes, county ad valorem taxes for county purposes, or county or independent school district ad valorem taxes for educational purposes. The homestead exemption granted by subsection (b) of this section shall be in addition to and not in lieu of any other homestead exemption applicable to City of Covington ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes. (f) The exemption granted by subsection (b) of this section shall apply to all taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2023.

SECTION 2. In accordance with the requirements of Article VII, Section II of the Constitution of the State of Georgia, this Act shall not become law unless it receives the requisite two-thirds' majority vote in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.

SECTION 3. The municipal election superintendent of the City of Covington shall call and conduct an election as provided in this section for the purpose of submitting this Act to the electors of the City of Covington for approval or rejection. The municipal election superintendent shall conduct that election on the Tuesday immediately following the first Monday in November, 2022 and shall issue the call and conduct that election as provided by general law. The municipal election superintendent shall cause the date and purpose of the election to be published once a week for two weeks immediately preceding the date thereof in the official organ of Newton County. The ballot shall have written or printed thereon the words:

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"( ) YES Shall the Act be approved which provides a homestead exemption from City of Covington ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes in the amount
( ) NO of $10,000.00 of the assessed value of the homestead for residents of that city?"
All persons desiring to vote for approval of the Act shall vote "Yes," and all persons desiring to vote for rejection of the Act shall vote "No." If more than one-half of the votes cast on such question are for approval of the Act, Section 1 of this Act shall become of full force and effect on January 1, 2023. If the Act is not so approved or if the election is not conducted as provided in this section, Section 1 of this Act shall not become effective, and this Act shall be automatically repealed on the first day of January immediately following that election date. The expense of such election shall be borne by the City of Covington. It shall be the municipal election superintendent's duty to certify the result thereof to the Secretary of State.
SECTION 4. Except as otherwise provided in Section 3 of this Act, this Act shall become effective upon its approval by the Governor or upon its becoming law without such approval.
SECTION 5. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the regular 2022 session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to provide a $10,000 homestead exemption from City of Covington ad valorem taxes for residents of that city; to provide for definitions; to specify the terms and conditions of the exemption and the procedures relating thereto; to provide for a referendum; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Dave Belton, Representative from District 112, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following:

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(A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Covington News, which is the official organ of Newton County, on the 6th of February, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government:
(i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ DAVE BELTON Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 14th of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 18, 2022.

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CITY OF DAWSON MAYOR AND COUNCIL; TERMS OF OFFICE.

No. 635 (House Bill No. 1407).

AN ACT

To amend an Act to provide a new charter for the City of Dawson, approved April 2, 2019 (Ga. L. 2019, p. 3536), so as to increase the terms of office for future mayors and councilmembers to four years; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

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BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. An Act to provide a new charter for the City of Dawson, approved April 2, 2019 (Ga. L. 2019, p. 3536), is amended by revising subsection (a) of Section 2.11 as follows:
"(a) Except as provided for in Section 5.11 of this charter, the mayor and members of the city council shall serve for terms of four years and until their respective successors are elected and qualified. No person shall be eligible to serve as mayor or councilmember unless that person shall have been a resident of the city for 12 months prior to the date of election of mayor or members of the council; each shall continue to reside therein during that member's period of service and to be registered and qualified to vote in municipal elections of this city. The mayor and members of the city council in office on the effective date of this section shall serve out the terms to which they were originally elected."

SECTION 2. Said Act is further amended by revising Section 5.11 as follows:

"SECTION 5.11. Election of the city council and mayor.

(a) On the Tuesday next following the first Monday in November, 2022, successors to the mayor and successors to the Ward 1, Ward 3, and Ward 4 councilmembers whose terms expire on December 31, 2022, shall be elected for a term of office expiring on December 31, 2025, or until their respective successors are elected and qualified. (b) On the Tuesday next following the first Monday in November, 2023, successors to the Ward 2, Ward 5, and Ward 6 councilmembers whose terms expire on December 31, 2023, shall be elected for a term of office expiring on December 31, 2027, or until their respective successors are elected and qualified. (c) The general municipal election for the election of the mayor and councilmembers shall be conducted on the Tuesday next following the first Monday in November in each odd-numbered year. Successors shall be elected to those offices the terms of which will expire on December 31 of such year. All persons elected to such offices shall take office on January 1 immediately following the date of the municipal election and shall have terms of office of four years and until their respective successors are elected and qualified."

SECTION 3. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

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NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION

Notice is given that there will be introduced in the regular 2022 session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act to provide a new charter for the City of Dawson, approved April 2, 2019 (Ga. L. 2019, p.3536); and for other purposes.

AFFIDAVIT

GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY

I, Gerald Greene, Representative from District 151, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Dawson News, which is the official organ of Terrell County, on the 17th of February, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ GERALD GREENE Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 21 of February, 2022, Before me: s/ ANNA SMITH Anna Smith Notary Public, Pierce County, Georgia My Commission Expires September 9, 2025 [SEAL]

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CITY OF SHELLMAN MAYOR PRO TEMPORE; SELECTION.

No. 636 (House Bill No. 1408).

AN ACT

To amend an Act to provide a new charter for the City of Shellman, approved April 19, 2000 (Ga. L. 2000, p. 4412), as amended, so as to revise provisions related to selection of the mayor pro tempore; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. An Act to provide a new charter for the City of Shellman, approved April 19, 2000 (Ga. L. 2000, p. 4412), as amended, is amended by revising Section 2.31 as follows:

"SECTION 2.31. Mayor pro tempore; selection; duties.

The city councilmember who receives the greatest number of votes in the municipal general election held immediately preceding the organizational meeting of the city council provided for in Section 2.18 of this charter shall serve as mayor pro tempore. In the mayor's absence, the mayor pro tempore shall preside at meetings of the city council and shall assume the duties and powers of the mayor upon the mayor's physical or mental disability; provided, however, that the mayor pro tempore shall vote as a member of the city council at all times when serving as provided for in this section."

SECTION 2. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENT TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given of the intent to introduce legislation to amend the Charter of the City of Shellman approved April 19, 2000 (Ga. Laws 2000, pg. 4412) to provide for the election of the Mayor Pro Tem.

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AFFIDAVIT

GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY

I, Gerald Greene, Representative from District 151, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Southern Tribune, which is the official organ of Randolph County, on the 17 of February, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ GERALD GREENE Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 21 of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ ANNA SMITH Anna Smith Notary Public, Pierce County, Georgia My Commission Expires September 9, 2025 [SEAL]

Approved April 18, 2022.

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GREENE COUNTY CERTAIN COUNTY OFFICIALS; HEALTH INSURANCE.

No. 637 (House Bill No. 1412).

AN ACT

To amend an Act to provide that certain officials of Greene County who have served at least 15 years in office may, upon leaving, continue to participate in the county health insurance program for themselves and their dependents by paying the total cost of such participation, approved May 16, 2007 (Ga. L. 2007, p. 3664), as amended, so as to clarify the qualifications for participation in such health insurance program; to provide that certain officials of Greene County who have served at least 25 years in office may, upon leaving, continue to participate in the county health insurance program for themselves and their dependents with Greene County funding such coverage as it does for active employees; to clarify who is covered under such provisions; to provide limits on coverages offered; to provide for related maters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. An Act to provide that certain officials of Greene County who have served at least 15 years in office may, upon leaving, continue to participate in the county health insurance program for themselves and their dependents by paying the total cost of such participation, approved May 16, 2007 (Ga. L. 2007, p. 3664), as amended, is amended by revising Section 1 of the Act as follows:

"SECTION 1. Members of the Board of Commissioners of Greene County, the Clerk of the Superior Court of Greene County, the Judge of the Probate Court of Greene County, the Sheriff of Greene County, the Tax Commissioner of Greene County, and all full-time employees of Greene County having served at least 15 years in office or employment, including any combination thereof, with Greene County, Georgia, the County Governing Authority, shall be entitled after leaving office, employment, or both to participate in and be covered by the health insurance plan provided by the county for county officers and employees, provided that he or she pays the total costs of such participation including both the employee and employer premiums associated with such participation. Such coverage shall extend to the officer, employee, or both only and shall specifically exclude any spousal or dependent coverage. Such coverage shall only include health insurance and shall specifically exclude any other voluntary insurance products that may be available to active employees of Greene County."

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SECTION 2. Said Act is further amended by adding a new section to read as follows:

"SECTION 1.1. In addition to the provisions of Section 1 of this Act, members of the Board of Commissioners of Greene County, the Clerk of the Superior Court of Greene County, the Judge of the Probate Court of Greene County, the Sheriff of Greene County, the Tax Commissioner of Greene County, and all full-time employees of Greene County having served at least 25 years in office or employment, including any combination thereof, with Greene County, Georgia, the County Governing Authority, shall be entitled after leaving office, employment, or both to participate in and be covered by the health insurance plan provided by the county for active county officers and employees, with Greene County funding such coverage in the same manner as such coverage is funded for active employees during any such health insurance plan year. Such coverage shall extend to the qualifying spouse and dependents of any such officer or employee provided that he or she pays the total costs of such participation for any such spouse and dependents. Such coverage shall include any voluntary insurance products, including but not limited to dental and vision insurance that may be available to active employees of Greene County, provided that he or she pays the total costs of any premiums associated with such participation."

SECTION 3. Said Act is further amended by adding a new section to read as follows:

"SECTION 1.2. Any officer or employee who is separated from service with the county as an elected official or as an employee due to his or her commission of an illegal act shall not be eligible to enjoy the benefits prescribed in Section 1 or Section 1.1 of this Act."

SECTION 4. Said Act is further amended by adding a new section as follows:

"SECTION 1.3. Any individual who is or becomes eligible for Medicare insurance coverage, regardless as to whether or not he or she accepts such coverage, shall not be eligible to enjoy the benefits prescribed in Section 1 or Section 1.1 of this Act."

SECTION 5. All laws and part of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

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NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION

Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend Act to provide that certain officials of Greene County who have served at least 15 years in office may, upon leaving, continue to participate in the county health insurance program for themselves and their dependents by paying the total cost of such participation, approved May 16, 2007 (Ga. L. 2007, p. 3664), as amended; and for other purposes.

AFFIDAVIT

GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY

I, Trey Rhodes, Representative from District 120, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Herald-Journal, which is the official organ of Greene County, on the 17th of February, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ TREY RHODES Affiant

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Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 22nd of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 18, 2022.

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CITY OF COLLEGE PARK HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION; CITY TAXES; SENIOR CITIZENS; FULL ASSESSED VALUE; REFERENDUM.

No. 638 (House Bill No. 1417).

AN ACT

To provide a homestead exemption from City of College Park ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes in the amount of the full assessed value of the homestead for residents of that city who are 65 years of age or older; to provide for definitions; to specify the terms and conditions of the exemption and the procedures relating thereto; to provide for applicability; to provide for compliance with constitutional requirements; to provide for a referendum, effective dates, and automatic repeal; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. (a) As used in this Act, the term:
(1) "Ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes" means all ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes levied by, for, or on behalf of the City of College Park, including, but not limited to, any ad valorem taxes to pay interest on and to retire municipal bonded indebtedness. (2) "Homestead" means homestead as defined and qualified in Code Section 48-5-40 of the O.C.G.A., as amended. (3) "Senior citizen" means a person who is 65 years of age or older on or before January 1 of the year in which application for the exemption under subsection (b) of this section is made.

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(b) Each resident of the City of College Park who is a senior citizen is granted an exemption on that person's homestead from City of College Park ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes in the amount of the full assessed value of that homestead. (c) A person shall not receive the homestead exemption granted by subsection (b) of this section unless such person or person's agent files an application with the governing authority of the City of College Park, or the designee thereof, giving the person's age and such additional information relative to receiving such exemption as will enable the governing authority of the City of College Park, or the designee thereof, to make a determination regarding the initial and continuing eligibility of such person for such exemption. The governing authority of the City of College Park, or the designee thereof, shall provide application forms for this purpose. (d) The exemption shall be claimed and returned as provided in Code Section 48-5-50.1 of the O.C.G.A., as amended. The exemption shall be automatically renewed from year to year as long as the person granted the homestead exemption under subsection (b) of this section occupies the residence as a homestead. After a person has filed the proper application as provided in subsection (c) of this section, it shall not be necessary to make application thereafter for any year, and the exemption shall continue to be allowed to such person. It shall be the duty of any person granted the homestead exemption under subsection (b) of this section to notify the governing authority of the City of College Park, or the designee thereof, in the event that such person for any reason becomes ineligible for such exemption. (e) The exemption granted by subsection (b) of this section shall not apply to or affect any state ad valorem taxes, county ad valorem taxes for county purposes, or county or independent school district ad valorem taxes for educational purposes. The homestead exemption granted by subsection (b) of this section shall be in lieu of and not in addition to any other homestead exemption applicable to City of College Park ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes. (f) The exemption granted by subsection (b) of this section shall apply to all taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2023.

SECTION 2. In accordance with the requirements of Article VII, Section II of the Constitution of the State of Georgia, this Act shall not become law unless it receives the requisite two-thirds' majority vote in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.

SECTION 3. The municipal election superintendent of the City of College Park shall call and conduct an election as provided in this section for the purpose of submitting this Act to the electors of the City of College Park for approval or rejection. The municipal election superintendent shall conduct that election on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November, 2022, and shall issue the call and conduct that election as provided by general law. The municipal election superintendent shall cause the date and purpose of the election to be published once

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a week for two weeks immediately preceding the date thereof in the official organ of Fulton County. The ballot shall have written or printed thereon the words:
"( ) YES Shall the Act be approved which provides a homestead exemption from City ( ) NO of College Park ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes in the amount of the full assessed value of the homestead for residents of that city who are 65 years of age or older?"
All persons desiring to vote for approval of the Act shall vote "Yes," and all persons desiring to vote for rejection of the Act shall vote "No." If more than one-half of the votes cast on such question are for approval of the Act, Section 1 of this Act shall become of full force and effect on January 1, 2023. If the Act is not so approved or if the election is not conducted as provided in this section, Section 1 of this Act shall not become effective, and this Act shall be automatically repealed on the first day of January immediately following that election date. The expense of such election shall be borne by the City of College Park. It shall be the municipal election superintendent's duty to certify the result thereof to the Secretary of State.

SECTION 4. Except as otherwise provided in Section 3 of this Act, this Act shall become effective upon its approval by the Governor or upon its becoming law without such approval.

SECTION 5. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is give that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to provide a homestead exemption from City of College Park ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, William Boddie, Representative from District 62, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following:

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(A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Daily Report, which is the official organ of Fulton County, on the 14th of February, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government:
(i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ REP. WILLIAM BODDIE, JR. Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 22nd of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 18, 2022.

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COLUMBUS, GEORGIA TAX FOR PUBLIC HEALTH CARE.

No. 639 (House Bill No. 1418).

AN ACT

To amend an Act providing for a new charter for the county-wide government of Columbus, Georgia, approved April 5, 1993 (Ga. L. 1993, p. 4978), as amended, so as authorize a tax for public health care purposes; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

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BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. An Act providing for a new charter for the county-wide government of Columbus, Georgia, approved April 5, 1993 (Ga. L. 1993, p. 4978), as amended, is amended by revising paragraph (2) of Section 7-102 to read as follows:
"(2) For the purpose of paying the ordinary current expenses of the consolidated government, the Council is hereby empowered and authorized to levy and collect an ad valorem tax upon all property within said government subject to taxation, not to exceed 18 mills upon the assessed value of said property for the year 1971, and 18 mills upon the assessed value of said property for each year thereafter; provided, however, that this limitation shall not be deemed to apply to an additional ad valorem tax for public health care purposes as may be determined by the Council, nor to any tax to which such limitation is not applicable under the law. In the event that a local option sales and use tax is enacted by the Council of Columbus, Georgia, said 18 mills limitation shall be reduced to 9 mills for the year following the initial year in which the sales and use tax is enacted and for each year thereafter."

SECTION 2. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act providing for a new charter for the county-wide government of Columbus, Georgia, approved April 5, 1993 (Ga. L. 1993, p. 4978), as amended; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY I, Calvin Smyre, Representative from District 135, state on oath as follows:
(1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following:
(A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, which is the official organ of Columbus County, on the 18th of February, 2022; and

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(B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government:
(i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ CALVIN SMYRE Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 22nd of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 18, 2022.

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GRADY COUNTY GRADY COUNTY LAKE AUTHORITY; PURPOSES; ACQUISITION AND DISPOSITION OF PROPERTY.

No. 640 (House Bill No. 1535).

AN ACT

To amend an Act to create the Grady County Lake Authority, approved May 6, 2013 (Ga. L. 2013, p. 4357), so as to provide that the development of trade, commerce, industry, and employment opportunities are purposes of the authority; to revise provisions related to the acquisition and disposition of property; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

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SECTION 1. An Act to create the Grady County Lake Authority, approved May 6, 2013 (Ga. L. 2013, p. 4357), is amended by revising Section 3 as follows:

"SECTION 3. Declaration of need and purpose.

Without limiting the generality of any provisions of this Act, the general purpose of the authority shall be to acquire, construct, equip, maintain, and operate certain projects for use by Grady County and other political subdivisions, municipalities, agencies, and authorities of the county for its governmental, proprietary, public, and administrative services, facilities, and functions. The development of trade, commerce, industry, and employment opportunities pursuant to Article IX, Section VI, Paragraph III of the Constitution shall also be a purpose of the authority."

SECTION 2. Said Act is further amended by revising paragraph (11) of Section 5 as follows:
"(11) To sell, lease, grant, exchange, or otherwise dispose of any surplus property, both real and personal, or interest therein that is not required in the normal operation of and usable in the furtherance of the purpose for which the authority was created, provided that the proceeds of any such sale to private parties must be used in furtherance of the purposes for which the authority was created;"

SECTION 3. Said Act is further amended by adding a new paragraph to Section 5 to read as follows:
"(11.1) To acquire or receive title to property of every kind and description from any other body politic on such terms and conditions and in such a manner as the authority may deem proper; to lease or make contracts with respect to the use or disposition thereof; and to dispose of the same by public or private sale, provided that the proceeds of any such sale to private parties must be used in furtherance of the purposes for which the authority was created."

SECTION 4. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act to create the Grady County Lake Authority, approved May 6, 2013 (Ga. L. 2013, p. 4357); and for other purposes.

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AFFIDAVIT

GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY

I, Darlene Taylor, Representative from District 173, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Cairo Messenger, which is the official organ of Grady County, on the 2nd of March, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ D. TAYLOR Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 3rd of March, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 18, 2022.

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ATKINSON COUNTY PROBATE COURT; TECHNOLOGY FEE.

No. 652 (House Bill No. 1270).

AN ACT

To authorize the assessment and collection of a technology fee by the Probate Court of Atkinson County; to identify the authorized uses of said technology fee; to provide for the maintenance of said technology fee funds; to provide for the termination of said technology fee and dedication of residual funds to technology uses; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. (a) The clerk of the Probate Court of Atkinson County is hereby authorized to charge and collect a technology fee to be set by the judge of the probate court in the amount of $5.00 for the filing of each civil action with the court and $5.00 as a surcharge upon each fine assessed by the court. Such technology fees shall be used exclusively to provide for technological needs of the Probate Court of Atkinson County. Such uses shall include only the following:
(1) Computer hardware and software purchases; (2) Lease, maintenance, and installation of computer hardware; and (3) Purchase, lease, maintenance, and installation of imaging, scanning, facsimile, communications, projection, and printing equipment and software. (b) Funds collected pursuant to this section shall be maintained in a segregated account by the clerk of the probate court and shall be used only for the purposes authorized in this section. (c) The authority to assess a technology fee pursuant to this section shall terminate on July 1, 2031, and any residual funds remaining in the segregated account established by this section shall then become dedicated to general Atkinson County technology uses.

SECTION 2. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the regular 2022 session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to authorize the assessment and collection of a technology fee by the Probate Court of Atkinson County; and for other purposes.

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AFFIDAVIT

GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY

I, James Burchett, Representative from District 176, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Atkinson County Citizen, which is the official organ of Atkinson County, on the 27th of January, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ JAMES BURCHETT Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 7th of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 25, 2022.

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COBB COUNTY STATE COURT; JUDGES; COMPENSATION.

No. 653 (House Bill No. 1364).

AN ACT

To amend an Act creating the State Court of Cobb County, approved March 26, 1964 (Ga. L. 1964, p. 3211), as amended, particularly by an Act approved June 30, 2020 (Ga. L. 2020, p. 3869), so as to change the compensation of judges of the State Court of Cobb County; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1.
An Act creating the State Court of Cobb County, approved March 26, 1964 (Ga. L. 1964,
p. 3211), as amended, is amended in Section 3 of Part 1 by replacing: "The chief judge of the State Court of Cobb County shall receive as additional compensation $9,872.38 per annum."
with: "The chief judge of the State Court of Cobb County shall receive as additional compensation $10,168.55 per annum."

SECTION 2.
Said Act is further amended in Section 23 of Part 1 by replacing: "The salary of the judges of Division 1 of the State Court of Cobb County shall be $189,228.74 per annum."
with: "The salary of the judges of Division 1 of the State Court of Cobb County shall be $194,905.60 per annum."

SECTION 3. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act creating the State Court of Cobb County, approved March 26, 1964 (Ga. L. 1964, p. 3211), as amended; and for other purposes.

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AFFIDAVIT

GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY

I, Teri Anulewicz, Representative from District 42, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Marietta Daily Journal, which is the official organ of Cobb County, on the 11th of February, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ TERI ANULEWICZ Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 14th of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 25, 2022.

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CITY OF BLOOMINGDALE COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS.

No. 654 (House Bill No. 1374).

AN ACT

To provide for the creation of one or more community improvement districts in the City of Bloomingdale; to provide for a short title; to provide for the purposes of such districts; to provide for definitions; to provide for boards to administer such districts; to provide for appointment or election of members of such boards; to provide for taxes, fees, and assessments; to provide for the boundaries of such districts; to provide procedures for determining the specifications for projects to be undertaken by the district and the manner of levying taxes, fees, and assessments with respect thereto; to provide for the debt of such districts; to provide for cooperation with local governments; to provide for powers of such boards; to provide for general obligation bonds, notes, and other obligations of such districts; to provide for the form of bonds, provisions for exchange and transfer, certificates of validation, and specification of interest rates; to provide for definition of the terms "cost of the project" and "cost of any project" as used in bond resolutions and elsewhere; to provide for authorized contents of agreements and instruments of the boards generally; to provide for use of proceeds of sale of bonds, notes, and other obligations; to provide for subsequent issues of bonds, notes, and other obligations; to provide for construction; to provide that no notice, proceeding, publication, or referendum shall be required; to provide the procedures connected with all of the foregoing; to provide for the dissolution and reactivation of districts under certain conditions; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "City of Bloomingdale Community Improvement Districts Act."

SECTION 2. Purpose.

The purpose of this Act shall be to provide for the creation of one or more community improvement districts within the City of Bloomingdale, and each such district shall be created for the provision of the following governmental services and facilities as may be

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provided for in the resolution activating such district created hereby. Such services and facilities shall be one or more of:
(1) Street and road construction and maintenance, including curbs, sidewalks, street lights, and devices to control the flow of traffic on streets and roads; (2) Parks and recreational areas and facilities; (3) Storm-water and sewage collection and disposal systems; (4) Development, storage, treatment, purification, and distribution of water; (5) Public transportation; (6) Terminal and dock facilities and parking facilities; or (7) Such other services and facilities as may be provided for by general law.

SECTION 3. Definitions.

As used in this Act, the term: (1) "Agricultural" means the growing of crops for sale or raising of animals for sale or use, including the growing of field crops, fruit or nut trees, the raising of livestock or poultry, and the operation of dairies, horse boarding facilities, and riding stables. (2) "Board" means the governing body created for the governance of each community improvement district authorized by this Act. (3) "Bonds" or "general obligation bonds" means any bonds of a district which are authorized to be issued under the Constitution and laws of Georgia, including refunding bonds but not including notes or other obligations of a district. (4) "Cost of the project" or "cost of any project" means and includes: (A) All costs of acquisition by purchase or otherwise, construction, assembly, installation, modification, renovation, or rehabilitation incurred in connection with any project or any part of any project; (B) All costs of real property, fixtures, or personal property used in or in connection with or necessary for any project or for any facilities related thereto, including, but not limited to, the cost of all land, estates for years, easements, rights, improvements, water rights, connections for utility services, fees, franchises, permits, approvals, licenses, and certificates; the cost of securing any such franchises, permits, approvals, licenses, or certificates; and the cost of preparation of any application therefor and the cost of all fixtures; machinery; equipment, including all transportation equipment and rolling stock; furniture; and other property used in or in connection with or necessary for any project; (C) All interest and other financing charges and loan fees and all interest on bonds, notes, or other obligations of a district which accrue or are paid prior to and during the period of construction of a project and during such additional period as the board may reasonably determine to be necessary to place such project in operation;

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(D) All costs of administration, engineering, surveying, and architectural and legal services and all expenses incurred by administrative staff, engineers, surveyors, architects, and attorneys in connection with any project; (E) All expenses for inspection of any project; (F) All fees of fiscal agents, paying agents, and trustees for bondholders under any trust agreement, indenture of trust, or similar instrument or agreement; all expenses incurred by any such fiscal agents, paying agents, and trustees; and all other costs and expenses incurred relative to the issuance of any bonds, notes, or other obligations for any projects; (G) All expenses of or incidental to determining the feasibility or practicability of any project; (H) All costs of plans and specifications for any project; (I) All costs of title insurance and examinations of title with respect to any project; (J) Repayment of any loans made for the advance payment of any part of any of the foregoing costs, including interest thereon and any other expenses of such loans; (K) Administrative expenses of the board and such other expenses as may be necessary for or incidental to any project or the financing thereof or the placing of any project in operation; (L) The establishment of a fund or funds for the creation of a debt service reserve, a renewal and replacement reserve, or such other funds or reserves as the board may approve with respect to the financing and operation of any project and as may be authorized by any bond resolution, trust agreement, indenture of trust, or similar instrument or agreement pursuant to the provisions of which the issuance of any bonds, notes, or other obligations of the district may be authorized; and (M) Any cost, obligation, or expense incurred for any of the foregoing purposes. (5) "District" means the geographical area designated as such by the resolution of the governing authority consenting to the creation of the community improvement district or as thereafter modified pursuant to subsection (b) of Section 7 of this Act. (6) "Election" means the City of Bloomingdale general municipal election held every four years wherein the mayor and councilmembers are elected. (7) "Electors" means those individuals living in the City of Bloomingdale, Georgia, who are registered voters and who are qualified to vote in the City of Bloomingdale general municipal election wherein the mayor and six councilmembers are elected. (8) "Equitably apportioned among the properties subject to such taxes, fees, and assessments according to the need for governmental services and facilities created by the degree of density of development of each such property," with reference to taxes, fees, and assessments levied by the board, means that the burden of the taxes, fees, and assessments shall be apportioned among the properties subject thereto based upon the values established in the most recent ad valorem tax reassessment of such properties certified by the chairperson of the Chatham County Board of Tax Assessors or may be apportioned among the properties subject thereto in direct or approximate proportion to the receipt of services or benefits derived from the improvements or other activities for which the taxes, fees, or

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assessments are to be expended or may be apportioned in any other manner or combination of manners deemed equitable by the board, including, but not limited to, the recognition of differential benefits which may reasonably be expected to accrue to new land development in contrast to lands and improvements already in existence at the time of creation of the community improvement district. (9) "Forestry" means the planting and growing of trees for sale in a program which includes reforestation of harvested trees, regular underbrush and undesirable growth clearing, fertilizing, pruning, thinning, cruising, and marking which indicate an active tree-farming operation. Such term does not include the casual growing of trees on land otherwise idle or held for investment, even though some harvesting of trees may occur thereon. (10) "Project" means the acquisition, construction, installation, modification, renovation, rehabilitation, or operation of land; interests in land, buildings, structures, facilities, or other improvements located or to be located within or otherwise providing service to the district; and the acquisition, installation, modification, renovation, rehabilitation, or furnishing of fixtures, machinery, equipment, furniture, or other property of any nature whatsoever used on, in, or in connection with any such land, interest in land, building, structure, facility, or other improvement, for all the essential public purposes set forth in Section 2 of this Act. (11) "Property owner" or "owner of real property" means any entity or person shown as a taxpayer for one or more parcels of real estate on the most recent ad valorem tax records of Chatham County within the district. Ownership as shown by the most recent ad valorem tax records of Chatham County shall serve as prima-facie proof of ownership. Multiple owners of one parcel shall constitute one property owner and shall designate in writing one of their number to represent the whole. (12) "Property used nonresidentially" means property or any portion thereof used for neighborhood shopping, planned shopping center, general commercial, transient lodging facilities, tourist services, office or institutional, office services, light industry, heavy industry, central business district, parking, or other commercial or business use, as well as vacant land zoned or approved for any of the uses listed in this paragraph which does not include residential. (13) "Residential" means a specific work or improvement undertaken primarily to provide single-family or multifamily dwelling accommodations for persons and families and such community facilities as may be incidental or appurtenant thereto. (14) "Taxpayer" means any entity or person paying ad valorem taxes on real property, whether on one or more parcels of property within the district. Multiple owners of one parcel shall constitute one taxpayer and shall designate in writing one of their number to represent the whole.

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SECTION 4. Creation.

(a) Pursuant to Article IX, Section VII of the Constitution of the State of Georgia, there is created one or more community improvement districts to be located in the City of Bloomingdale, wholly within the incorporated area thereof, each of which shall be activated upon compliance with the conditions provided in this Act and which shall be governed by a board as constituted pursuant to this Act. The conditions for such activation shall be:
(1) The adoption of a resolution consenting to the creation of each community improvement district by the governing authority of the City of Bloomingdale; and (2) Written consent to the creation of the community improvement district by:
(A) A majority of the owners of real property within the district which will be subject to taxes, fees, and assessments levied by the board of the district; and (B) The owners of real property within the district which constitutes at least 75 percent by value of all real property within the district which will be subject to taxes, fees, and assessments levied by the board and for this purpose, value shall be determined by the most recent approved county ad valorem tax digest. (b) The written consents provided for in paragraph (2) of subsection (a) of this section shall be submitted to the Chatham County tax commissioner, who shall certify whether paragraph (2) of subsection (a) of this section has been satisfied with respect to each such proposed district. (c) No district or board created under this Act shall transact any business or exercise any powers under this Act until the foregoing conditions of this section are met. A copy of such resolutions shall be filed with the Secretary of State, who shall maintain a record of all districts activated under this Act, and a second copy shall be filed with the Department of Community Affairs.

SECTION 5. Administration, appointment, and election of board members.

(a) Pursuant to Article IX, Section VII, Paragraph III of the Constitution of the State of Georgia, each district created pursuant to this Act shall be administered by a board composed of the mayor and the six city councilmembers of the City of Bloomingdale, Georgia, serving in an ex officio capacity. (b) The board members shall receive no compensation for their services but shall be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. The mayor shall serve as the chairperson of the board. The board shall elect one of its members as vice chairperson and shall also elect a secretary and a treasurer or a secretary-treasurer, either of whom may, but need not, be a member of the board.

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SECTION 6. Taxes, fees, and assessments.

(a) The board may levy taxes, fees, and assessments within the district only on real property used nonresidentially, specifically excluding all property exempt from ad valorem taxation under the Constitution or laws of the State of Georgia and all property used for residential, agricultural, or forestry purposes and specifically excluding tangible personal property and intangible property. Any tax, fee, or assessment so levied shall not exceed 2 1/2 percent of the aggregate assessed value of all such real property; provided, however, that no tax, fee, or assessment so levied shall exceed any lesser limitation designated in the project specifications and that no tax, fee, or assessment shall be levied beyond any time limitation designated as provided in the project specifications. The taxes, fees, and assessments levied by the board shall be equitably apportioned among the properties subject to such taxes, fees, and assessments according to the need for governmental services and facilities created by the degree of density of development of each such property. The proceeds of taxes, fees, and assessments levied by the board shall be used only for the purpose of providing governmental services and facilities which are specially required by the degree of density of development within the applicable district and not for the purpose of providing those governmental services and facilities to the county or municipality as a whole. Any tax, fee, or assessment so levied shall be collected by the City of Bloomingdale in the same manner as taxes, fees, and assessments are levied by the city. Delinquent taxes shall bear the same interest and penalties as city ad valorem taxes and may be enforced and collected in the same manner. The proceeds of taxes, fees, and assessments so levied, less a fee to cover the costs of collection of 1 percent thereof, but not more than $25,000.00 in any one calendar year, shall be transmitted by the City of Bloomingdale to the board and shall be expended by the board only for the purposes authorized by this Act. (b) The board shall levy the taxes, fees, and assessments provided for in subsection (a) of this section subsequent to the report of the assessed taxable values for the current calendar year and shall notify in writing the collecting governing authority so it may include the levy on its regular ad valorem tax bills. The proceeds of taxes, fees, and assessments so levied, less the fee to cover the costs of collection as specified in subsection (a) of this section, shall be transmitted by the collecting governing authority to the board and shall be expended by the board only for the purposes authorized by this Act. (c) If, but for this provision, a parcel of real property is removed from a district or otherwise would become nontaxable, it shall continue to bear its tax millage then extant upon such event for bonded indebtedness of the district then outstanding until the bonded indebtedness then outstanding is paid or refunded.

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SECTION 7. Boundaries of the districts.

(a) The boundaries of each district shall be designated as such by the governing authority of the City of Bloomingdale and shall lie wholly within the incorporated area of the City of Bloomingdale as set forth in the resolutions required in Section 4 of this Act, or as may thereafter be added as provided in this Act. (b) The boundaries of a district may be increased after the initial creation of a district pursuant to the following:
(1) Written consent of a majority of the owners of real property within the area sought to be annexed into the district and which will be subject to taxes, fees, and assessments levied by the board of the district is first obtained; (2) Written consent of owners of real property within the area sought to be annexed into the district which constitutes at least 75 percent by value of all real property within the area sought to be annexed into the district which will be subject to taxes, fees, and assessments levied by the board, and for this purpose value shall be determined by the most recent approved county ad valorem tax digest; (3) The adoption of a resolution consenting to the annexation by the board of the district; and (4) The adoption of a resolution consenting to the annexation by the governing authority of the City of Bloomingdale.

SECTION 8. Debt.

Each district may incur debt without regard to the requirements of Article IX, Section V of the Constitution of Georgia, or any other provision of law prohibiting or restricting the borrowing of money or the creation of debt by political subdivisions of the State of Georgia, and the debt shall be backed by the full faith, credit, and taxing power of the district, but shall not be an obligation of the State of Georgia, the City of Bloomingdale, or any other unit of government of the State of Georgia other than the district.

SECTION 9. Cooperation with local governments.

The services and facilities provided pursuant to this Act shall be provided for in a cooperation agreement executed jointly by the board and the governing body of the City of Bloomingdale. If the parties to the cooperation agreement so agree, the cooperation agreement may provide that such private persons as are designated by the district perform the actual construction or improvement of the services and facilities provided by the district. The provisions of this section shall in no way limit the authority of the City of Bloomingdale

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to provide services or facilities within the district, and the City of Bloomingdale shall retain full and complete authority and control over any of its facilities located within its respective areas of any district. Such control shall include, but not be limited to, the modification of, access to, and degree and type of services provided through or by facilities of the municipality. Nothing contained in this section shall be construed to limit or preempt the application of any governmental laws, ordinances, resolutions, or regulations to the district or the services or facilities provided within the district.

SECTION 10. Powers.

(a) Each district and its board created pursuant to this Act shall have all of the powers necessary or convenient to carry out and effectuate the purposes and provisions of this Act, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the power:
(1) To bring and defend actions; (2) To adopt and amend a corporate seal; (3) To make and execute contracts, agreements, and other instruments necessary or convenient to exercise the powers of the board or to further the public purposes for which the district is created, including, but not limited to, contracts for construction of projects, leases of projects, contracts for sale of projects, agreements for loans to finance projects, contracts with respect to the use of projects, and agreements with other jurisdictions or community improvement districts regarding multijurisdictional projects or services or for other cooperative endeavors to further the public purposes of the district; (4) To acquire by purchase, lease, or otherwise, and to hold, lease, and dispose of real and personal property of every kind and character, or any interest therein, in furtherance of the public purposes of the district; (5) To finance by loan, grant, lease, or otherwise, and to construct, erect, assemble, purchase, acquire, own, repair, remodel, renovate, rehabilitate, modify, maintain, extend, improve, install, sell, equip, expand, add to, operate, or manage projects and to pay the cost of any project from the proceeds of bonds, notes, or other obligations of the district or any other funds of the district, or from any contributions or loans by persons, corporations, partnerships, whether limited or general, or other entities, all of which the board is authorized to receive, accept, and use; (6) To borrow money to further or carry out its public purposes and to execute bonds, notes, other obligations, leases, trust indentures, trust agreements, agreements for the sale of its bonds, notes, or other obligations, loan agreements, security agreements, assignments, and such other agreements or instruments as may be necessary or desirable, in the judgment of the board, to evidence and to provide security for such borrowing; (7) To issue bonds, notes, or other obligations of the district and use the proceeds thereof for the purpose of paying or reimbursing all or any part of the cost of any project and otherwise to further or carry out the public purposes of the district and to pay all costs of

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the board incidental to, or necessary and appropriate to, furthering or carrying out such purposes; (8) To make application directly or indirectly to any federal, state, county, or municipal government or agency or to any other source, whether public or private, for loans, grants, guarantees, or other financial assistance in furtherance of the district's public purposes and to accept and use the same upon such terms and conditions as are prescribed by such federal, state, county, or municipal government or agency or other source; (9) To enter into agreements with the federal government or any agency thereof to use the facilities or services of the federal government or any agency thereof in order to further or carry out the public purposes of the district; (10) To contract for any period, not exceeding 50 years, with the State of Georgia, state institutions, or any municipal corporation, county, or political subdivision of this state for the use by the district of any facilities or services of the state or any such state institution, municipal corporation, county, or political subdivision of this state, or for the use by any state institution or any municipal corporation, county, or political subdivision of the state of any facilities or services of the district, provided that such contracts shall deal with such activities and transactions as the district and any such political subdivision with which the district contracts are authorized by law to undertake; (11) To receive and use the proceeds of any tax levied by any county or any municipal corporation to pay the costs of any project or for any other purpose for which the board may use its own funds pursuant to this Act; (12) To receive and administer gifts, grants, and devises of money and property of any kind and to administer trusts; (13) To use any real property, personal property, or fixtures, or any interest therein, or to rent or lease such property to or from others or make contracts with respect to the use thereof, or to sell, lease, exchange, transfer, assign, pledge, or otherwise dispose of or grant options for any such property in any manner for the advantage of the district and the public purposes thereof; (14) To appoint, select, and employ engineers, surveyors, architects, urban or city planners, fiscal agents, attorneys, administrators, administrative staff, and others, and to fix their compensation and pay their expenses and benefits; (15) To encourage and promote the improvement and development of the district and to make, contract for, or otherwise cause to be made long-range plans or proposals for the district in cooperation with the City of Bloomingdale; (16) To adopt bylaws governing the conduct of business by the board, the election and duties of officers of the board, and other matters as the board considers appropriate for the bylaws; (17) To invest its funds, whether derived from the issuance of bonds or otherwise, in such manner as it may deem prudent and appropriate; (18) To exercise any power granted by the laws of this state to public or private corporations which is not in conflict with the public purposes of the district; and

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(19) To do all things necessary or convenient to carry out the powers conferred by this Act. (b) The powers enumerated in this section are cumulative of and in addition to those powers enumerated elsewhere in this Act and no such power shall limit or restrict any other power of the board. (c) The powers enumerated in this section are conferred for an essential governmental function for a public purpose, and to the maximum extent provided by general law, the revenues and debt of any district are not subject to taxation.

SECTION 11. Bonds - generally.

(a) Notes or other obligations issued by a district, other than general obligation bonds, shall be paid solely from the property pledged to pay such notes or other obligations. General obligation bonds issued by any district shall constitute a general obligation of the district to the repayment of which the full faith, credit, and taxing power of the district shall be pledged. (b) All bonds, notes, and other obligations of any district shall be authorized by resolution of its board, adopted by a majority vote of the board members at a regular or special meeting. (c) Bonds, notes, or other obligations shall bear such date or dates, shall mature at such time or times but not more than 30 years from their respective dates, shall bear interest at such rate or rates which may be fixed or may fluctuate or otherwise change from time to time, shall be subject to redemption on such terms, and shall contain such other terms, provisions, covenants, assignments, and conditions as the resolution authorizing the issuance of such bonds, notes, or other obligations may permit or provide. The terms, provisions, covenants, assignments, and conditions contained in or provided or permitted by any resolution of the board authorizing the issuance of such bonds, notes, or other obligations shall bind the board members of the district then in office and their successors. (d) The board shall have power from time to time, and whenever it deems it expedient, to refund any bonds by the issuance of new bonds, whether or not the bonds to be refunded have matured, and may issue bonds partly to refund bonds then outstanding and partly for any other purpose permitted by this Act. The refunding bonds may be exchanged for the bonds to be refunded, with such cash adjustments as may be agreed upon, or may be sold and the proceeds applied to the purchase or redemption of the bonds to be refunded. (e) There shall be no limitation upon the interest rates or any maximum interest rate or rates on any bonds, notes, or other obligations of the district; and the usury laws of this state shall not apply to bonds, notes, or other obligations of these districts. (f) Bonds issued by a district may be in such form, either coupon or fully registered, or both coupon and fully registered, and may be subject to such exchangeability and transferability provisions as the bond resolution authorizing the issuance of such bonds or any indenture or trust agreement may provide.

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(g) Bonds issued by a district shall be validated under and in accordance with Article 3 of Chapter 82 of Title 36 of the O.C.G.A., known as the "Revenue Bond Law," or in accordance with such other successor provision governing bond validation generally as may be provided by law. The signature of the clerk of the Superior Court of Chatham County shall be made on the certificate of validation of such bonds by facsimile or by manual execution, stating the date on which such bonds were validated, and such entry shall be original evidence of the fact of judgment and shall be received as original evidence in any court in this state. (h) In lieu of specifying the rate or rates of interest which such bonds are to bear, and the principal amount and maturities of such bonds, the notice to the district attorney or the Attorney General, and the notice to the public of the time, place, and date of the validation hearing, and the petition and complaint for validation may state that the bonds when issued will bear interest at a rate not exceeding a maximum per annum rate of interest, which may be fixed or may fluctuate or otherwise change from time to time, and that the principal amount will not exceed and the final maturity date will not be later than as specified in such notices and petition and complaint; or the notice or notices may state that, in the event the bonds are to bear different rates of interest for different maturity dates, none of such rates will exceed the maximum rate, which may be fixed or may fluctuate or otherwise change from time to time, as so specified; provided, however, that nothing in this section shall be construed as prohibiting or restricting the right of a board to sell such bonds at a discount, even if in doing so, the effective interest cost resulting therefrom would exceed the maximum per annum interest rate specified in such notices and in the petition and complaint. (i) The terms "cost of the project" and "cost of any project" shall have the meaning prescribed by this Act whenever those terms are referred to in bond resolutions of a board; in bonds, notes, or other obligations of the districts; or in notices of proceedings to validate such bonds of a district.

SECTION 12. Authorized contents of agreements and instruments of the board generally;
use of proceeds of sale of bonds, notes, and other obligations; subsequent issues of bonds, notes, and other obligations.

(a) Subject to the limitations and procedures provided by this section and Section 11 of this Act, the agreements or instruments executed by a board may contain such provisions not inconsistent with law as shall be determined by such board. (b) The proceeds derived from the sale of all bonds, notes, and other obligations issued by a district shall be held and used for the ultimate purpose of paying, directly or indirectly as permitted by this Act, all or part of the cost of any project, or for the purpose of refunding any bonds, notes, or other obligations issued in accordance with this Act. (c) Issuance by a board of one or more series of bonds, notes, or other obligations for one or more purposes shall not preclude it from issuing other bonds, notes, or obligations in connection with the same project or with any other project; but the proceeding wherein any

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subsequent bonds, notes, or other obligations are issued shall recognize and protect any prior loan agreement, security agreement, or other agreement or instrument made for any prior issue of bonds, notes, or other obligations, unless, in the resolution authorizing such prior issue, the right is expressly reserved to the board to issue subsequent bonds, notes, or other obligations on a parity with such prior issue.

SECTION 13. Construction; applicability of Chapter 5 of Title 10 of the O.C.G.A.,
the "Georgia Uniform Securities Act of 2008"; notice, proceeding, publication, referendum.

This Act shall be liberally construed to effect the purposes hereof. No notice, proceeding, or publication, except those required by this Act, shall be necessary to the performance of any act authorized by this Act, nor shall any such act be subject to referendum.

SECTION 14. Dissolution.

(a) Any district activated under the provisions of this Act may be dissolved, provided that the following conditions are met:
(1) The adoption of a resolution approving of the dissolution of such community improvement district by the governing authority of the City of Bloomingdale; and (2) The written consent to the dissolution of the community improvement district by:
(A) Two-thirds of the owners of real property within the district which is subject to taxes, fees, and assessments levied by the board of the district; and (B) The owners of real property constituting at least 75 percent by value of all real property within the district which is subject to taxes, fees, and assessments levied by the board. For this purpose, value shall be determined by the most recent approved county ad valorem tax digest. (b) The written consent provided for in paragraph (2) of subsection (a) of this section shall be submitted to the Chatham County tax commissioner, who shall certify whether paragraph (2) of subsection (a) of this section has been satisfied with respect to each proposed district dissolution. (c) In the event that successful action is taken pursuant to this section to dissolve the district, the dissolution shall become effective at such time as all debt obligations of the district have been satisfied. Following a successful dissolution action, and until the dissolution becomes effective, no new projects may be undertaken, obligations or debts incurred, or property acquired. (d) Upon a successful dissolution action, all noncash assets of the district other than public facilities or land or easements to be used for such public facilities, as described in Section 2 of this Act, shall be reduced to cash and, along with all other cash on hand, shall be applied

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to the repayment of any debt obligation of the district. Any cash remaining after all outstanding obligations are satisfied shall be remitted to the City of Bloomingdale. (e) When a dissolution becomes effective, the City of Bloomingdale shall take title to all property previously in the ownership of the district, and all taxes, fees, and assessments of the district shall cease to be levied and collected. (f) A district may be reactivated in the same manner as an original activation. (g) In the event that any district shall be dissolved in accordance with this section, the board shall serve until December 31 of the year in which dissolution was approved for the purpose of concluding any ongoing matters and projects. However, if such ongoing matters and projects cannot be concluded by December 31 of such year, then the governing authority of the City of Bloomingdale shall assume the duties of the administrative board and shall be expressly authorized to exercise the authority of the administrative board. In the alternative, the governing authority of the City of Bloomingdale may, by resolution, assume all rights and obligations of the district, either bonds or otherwise, and the district shall cease to exist upon the adoption of such resolution.

SECTION 15. Repealer.

All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to provide for the creation of one or more community improvement districts in the City of Bloomingdale; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Ron Stephens, Representative from District 164, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Savannah Morning News, which is the official organ of Chatham County, on the 11th of January, 2022; and

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(B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government:
(i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ RON STEPHENS Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 15th of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 25, 2022.

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CITY OF LOCUST GROVE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION; CITY TAXES: ENACTS EXEMPTION FOR 100 PERCENT OF ASSESSED VALUE; REFERENDUM.

No. 655 (House Bill No. 1399).

AN ACT

To provide a homestead exemption from City of Locust Grove ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes in the amount of 10 percent of the assessed value of the homestead for residents of that city; to provide for definitions; to specify the terms and conditions of the exemption and the procedures relating thereto; to provide for applicability; to provide for compliance with constitutional requirements; to provide for a referendum, effective dates, and automatic repeal; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

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BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. (a) As used in this Act, the term:
(1) "Ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes" means all ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes levied by, for, or on behalf of the City of Locust Grove, which shall include, but shall not be limited to, any ad valorem taxes levied for any special service district. (2) "Homestead" means homestead as defined and qualified in Code Section 48-5-40 of the O.C.G.A., as amended. (b) Each resident of the City of Locust Grove is granted an exemption on that person's homestead from City of Locust Grove ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes in the amount of 100 percent of the assessed value of that homestead. (c) A person shall not receive the homestead exemption granted by subsection (b) of this section unless such person or person's agent files an application with the governing authority of the City of Locust Grove, or the designee thereof, giving such information relative to receiving such exemption as will enable the governing authority of the City of Locust Grove, or the designee thereof, to make a determination regarding the initial and continuing eligibility of such person for such exemption. The governing authority of the City of Locust Grove, or the designee thereof, shall provide application forms for this purpose. (d) The exemption shall be claimed and returned as provided in Code Section 48-5-50.1 of the O.C.G.A., as amended. The exemption shall be automatically renewed from year to year as long as the person granted the homestead exemption under subsection (b) of this section occupies the residence as a homestead. After a person has filed the proper application as provided in subsection (c) of this section, it shall not be necessary to make application thereafter for any year, and the exemption shall continue to be allowed to such person. It shall be the duty of any person granted the homestead exemption under subsection (b) of this section to notify the governing authority of the City of Locust Grove, or the designee thereof, in the event that such person for any reason becomes ineligible for such exemption. (e) The exemption granted by subsection (b) of this section shall not apply to or affect any state ad valorem taxes, county ad valorem taxes for county purposes, or county or independent school district ad valorem taxes for educational purposes. The homestead exemption granted by subsection (b) of this section shall be in lieu of and not in addition to any other homestead exemption applicable to City of Locust Grove ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes. (f) The exemption granted by subsection (b) of this section shall apply to all taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2023.

SECTION 2. In accordance with the requirements of Article VII, Section II of the Constitution of the State of Georgia, this Act shall not become law unless it receives the requisite two-thirds' majority vote in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.

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SECTION 3. The municipal election superintendent of the City of Locust Grove shall call and conduct an election as provided in this section for the purpose of submitting this Act to the electors of the City of Locust Grove for approval or rejection. The municipal election superintendent shall conduct that election on November 8, 2022, and shall issue the call and conduct that election as provided by general law. The municipal election superintendent shall cause the date and purpose of the election to be published once a week for two weeks immediately preceding the date thereof in the official organ of Henry County. The ballot shall have written or printed thereon the words:
"( ) YES Shall the Act be approved which provides a homestead exemption from City of Locust Grove ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes in the amount of
( ) NO 100 percent of the assessed value of the homestead for residents of that city?"
All persons desiring to vote for approval of the Act shall vote "Yes," and all persons desiring to vote for rejection of the Act shall vote "No." If more than one-half of the votes cast on such question are for approval of the Act, Section 1 of this Act shall become of full force and effect on January 1, 2023. If the Act is not so approved or if the election is not conducted as provided in this section, Section 1 of this Act shall not become effective, and this Act shall be automatically repealed on the first day of January immediately following that election date. The expense of such election shall be borne by the City of Locust Grove. It shall be the municipal election superintendent's duty to certify the result thereof to the Secretary of State.

SECTION 4. Except as otherwise provided in Section 3 of this Act, this Act shall become effective upon its approval by the Governor or upon its becoming law without such approval.

SECTION 5. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the regular 2022 session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to provide for a homestead exemption from City of Locust Grove ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes; and for other purposes.

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AFFIDAVIT

GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY

I, El-Mahdi Holly, Representative from District 111, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Henry Daily Herald, which is the official organ of Henry County, on the 10 of February, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ EL-MAHDI HOLLY Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 14 of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ ANNA SMITH Anna Smith Notary Public, Pierce County, Georgia My Commission Expires September 9, 2025 [SEAL]

Approved April 25, 2022.

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CITY OF RINCON COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS.

No. 656 (House Bill No. 1431).

AN ACT

To provide for the creation of one or more community improvement districts in the City of Rincon; to provide for a short title; to provide for the purposes of such districts; to provide for definitions; to provide for boards to administer such districts; to provide for appointment or election of members of such boards; to provide for taxes, fees, and assessments; to provide for the boundaries of such districts; to provide procedures for determining the specifications for projects to be undertaken by the district and the manner of levying taxes, fees, and assessments with respect thereto; to provide for the debt of such districts; to provide for cooperation with local governments; to provide for powers of such boards; to provide for general obligation bonds, notes, and other obligations of such districts; to provide for the form of bonds, provisions for exchange and transfer, certificates of validation, and specification of interest rates; to provide for definition of the terms "cost of the project" and "cost of any project" as used in bond resolutions and elsewhere; to provide for authorized contents of agreements and instruments of the boards generally; to provide for use of proceeds of sale of bonds, notes, and other obligations; to provide for subsequent issues of bonds, notes, and other obligations; to provide for construction; to provide that no notice, proceeding, publication, or referendum shall be required; to provide the procedures connected with all of the foregoing; to provide for the dissolution and reactivation of districts under certain conditions; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "City of Rincon Community Improvement Districts Act."

SECTION 2. Purpose.

The purpose of this Act shall be to provide for the creation of one or more community improvement districts within the City of Rincon, and each such district shall be created for the provision of the following governmental services and facilities as may be provided for

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in the resolution activating such district created hereby. Such services and facilities shall be one or more of:
(1) Street and road construction and maintenance, including curbs, sidewalks, street lights, and devices to control the flow of traffic on streets and roads; (2) Parks and recreational areas and facilities; (3) Storm-water and sewage collection and disposal systems; (4) Development, storage, treatment, purification, and distribution of water; (5) Public transportation; (6) Terminal and dock facilities and parking facilities; or (7) Such other services and facilities as may be provided for by general law.

SECTION 3. Definitions.

As used in this Act, the term: (1) "Agricultural" means the growing of crops for sale or raising of animals for sale or use, including the growing of field crops, fruit or nut trees, the raising of livestock or poultry, and the operation of dairies, horse boarding facilities, and riding stables. (2) "Board" means the governing body created for the governance of each community improvement district authorized by this Act. (3) "Bonds" or "general obligation bonds" means any bonds of a district which are authorized to be issued under the Constitution and laws of Georgia, including refunding bonds but not including notes or other obligations of a district. (4) "Cost of the project" or "cost of any project" means and includes: (A) All costs of acquisition by purchase or otherwise, construction, assembly, installation, modification, renovation, or rehabilitation incurred in connection with any project or any part of any project; (B) All costs of real property, fixtures, or personal property used in or in connection with or necessary for any project or for any facilities related thereto, including, but not limited to, the cost of all land, estates for years, easements, rights, improvements, water rights, connections for utility services, fees, franchises, permits, approvals, licenses, and certificates; the cost of securing any such franchises, permits, approvals, licenses, or certificates; and the cost of preparation of any application therefor and the cost of all fixtures; machinery; equipment, including all transportation equipment and rolling stock; furniture; and other property used in or in connection with or necessary for any project; (C) All interest and other financing charges and loan fees and all interest on bonds, notes, or other obligations of a district which accrue or are paid prior to and during the period of construction of a project and during such additional period as the board may reasonably determine to be necessary to place such project in operation;

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(D) All costs of administration, engineering, surveying, and architectural and legal services and all expenses incurred by administrative staff, engineers, surveyors, architects, and attorneys in connection with any project; (E) All expenses for inspection of any project; (F) All fees of fiscal agents, paying agents, and trustees for bondholders under any trust agreement, indenture of trust, or similar instrument or agreement; all expenses incurred by any such fiscal agents, paying agents, and trustees; and all other costs and expenses incurred relative to the issuance of any bonds, notes, or other obligations for any projects; (G) All expenses of or incidental to determining the feasibility or practicability of any project; (H) All costs of plans and specifications for any project; (I) All costs of title insurance and examinations of title with respect to any project; (J) Repayment of any loans made for the advance payment of any part of any of the foregoing costs, including interest thereon and any other expenses of such loans; (K) Administrative expenses of the board and such other expenses as may be necessary for or incidental to any project or the financing thereof or the placing of any project in operation; (L) The establishment of a fund or funds for the creation of a debt service reserve, a renewal and replacement reserve, or such other funds or reserves as the board may approve with respect to the financing and operation of any project and as may be authorized by any bond resolution, trust agreement, indenture of trust, or similar instrument or agreement pursuant to the provisions of which the issuance of any bonds, notes, or other obligations of the district may be authorized; and (M) Any cost, obligation, or expense incurred for any of the foregoing purposes. (5) "District" means the geographical area designated as such by the resolution of the governing authority consenting to the creation of the community improvement district or as thereafter modified pursuant to subsection (b) of Section 7 of this Act. (6) "Election" means the City of Rincon general municipal election held every four years wherein the mayor and councilmembers are elected. (7) "Electors" means those individuals living in the City of Rincon, Georgia, who are registered voters and who are qualified to vote in the City of Rincon general municipal election wherein the mayor and six councilmembers are elected. (8) "Equitably apportioned among the properties subject to such taxes, fees, and assessments according to the need for governmental services and facilities created by the degree of density of development of each such property," with reference to taxes, fees, and assessments levied by the board, means that the burden of the taxes, fees, and assessments shall be apportioned among the properties subject thereto based upon the values established in the most recent ad valorem tax reassessment of such properties certified by the chairperson of the Effingham County Board of Tax Assessors or may be apportioned among the properties subject thereto in direct or approximate proportion to the receipt of services or benefits derived from the improvements or other activities for which the taxes,

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fees, or assessments are to be expended or may be apportioned in any other manner or combination of manners deemed equitable by the board, including, but not limited to, the recognition of differential benefits which may reasonably be expected to accrue to new land development in contrast to lands and improvements already in existence at the time of creation of the community improvement district. (9) "Forestry" means the planting and growing of trees for sale in a program which includes reforestation of harvested trees, regular underbrush and undesirable growth clearing, fertilizing, pruning, thinning, cruising, and marking which indicate an active tree-farming operation. Such term does not include the casual growing of trees on land otherwise idle or held for investment, even though some harvesting of trees may occur thereon. (10) "Project" means the acquisition, construction, installation, modification, renovation, rehabilitation, or operation of land; interests in land, buildings, structures, facilities, or other improvements located or to be located within or otherwise providing service to the district; and the acquisition, installation, modification, renovation, rehabilitation, or furnishing of fixtures, machinery, equipment, furniture, or other property of any nature whatsoever used on, in, or in connection with any such land, interest in land, building, structure, facility, or other improvement, for all the essential public purposes set forth in Section 2 of this Act. (11) "Property owner" or "owner of real property" means any entity or person shown as a taxpayer for one or more parcels of real estate on the most recent ad valorem tax records of Effingham County within the district. Ownership as shown by the most recent ad valorem tax records of Effingham County shall serve as prima-facie proof of ownership. Multiple owners of one parcel shall constitute one property owner and shall designate in writing one of their number to represent the whole. (12) "Property used nonresidentially" means property or any portion thereof used for neighborhood shopping, planned shopping center, general commercial, transient lodging facilities, tourist services, office or institutional, office services, light industry, heavy industry, central business district, parking, or other commercial or business use, as well as vacant land zoned or approved for any of the uses listed in this paragraph which does not include residential. (13) "Residential" means a specific work or improvement undertaken primarily to provide single-family or multifamily dwelling accommodations for persons and families and such community facilities as may be incidental or appurtenant thereto. (14) "Taxpayer" means any entity or person paying ad valorem taxes on real property, whether on one or more parcels of property within the district. Multiple owners of one parcel shall constitute one taxpayer and shall designate in writing one of their number to represent the whole.

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SECTION 4. Creation.

(a) Pursuant to Article IX, Section VII of the Constitution of the State of Georgia, there is created one or more community improvement districts to be located in the City of Rincon, wholly within the incorporated area thereof, each of which shall be activated upon compliance with the conditions provided in this Act and which shall be governed by a board as constituted pursuant to this Act. The conditions for such activation shall be:
(1) The adoption of a resolution consenting to the creation of each community improvement district by the governing authority of the City of Rincon; and (2) Written consent to the creation of the community improvement district by:
(A) A majority of the owners of real property within the district which will be subject to taxes, fees, and assessments levied by the board of the district; and (B) The owners of real property within the district which constitutes at least 75 percent by value of all real property within the district which will be subject to taxes, fees, and assessments levied by the board and for this purpose, value shall be determined by the most recent approved county ad valorem tax digest. (b) The written consents provided for in paragraph (2) of subsection (a) of this section shall be submitted to the Effingham County tax commissioner, who shall certify whether paragraph (2) of subsection (a) of this section has been satisfied with respect to each such proposed district. (c) No district or board created under this Act shall transact any business or exercise any powers under this Act until the foregoing conditions of this section are met. A copy of such resolutions shall be filed with the Secretary of State, who shall maintain a record of all districts activated under this Act, and a second copy shall be filed with the Department of Community Affairs.

SECTION 5. Administration, appointment, and election of board members.

(a) Pursuant to Article IX, Section VII, Paragraph III of the Constitution of the State of Georgia, each district created pursuant to this Act shall be administered by a board composed of the mayor and the six city councilmembers of the City of Rincon, Georgia, serving in an ex officio capacity. (b) The board members shall receive no compensation for their services but shall be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. The mayor shall serve as the chairperson of the board. The board shall elect one of its members as vice chairperson and shall also elect a secretary and a treasurer or a secretary-treasurer, either of whom may, but need not, be a member of the board.

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SECTION 6. Taxes, fees, and assessments.

(a) The board may levy taxes, fees, and assessments within the district only on real property used nonresidentially, specifically excluding all property exempt from ad valorem taxation under the Constitution or laws of the State of Georgia and all property used for residential, agricultural, or forestry purposes and specifically excluding tangible personal property and intangible property. Any tax, fee, or assessment so levied shall not exceed 2 1/2 percent of the aggregate assessed value of all such real property; provided, however, that no tax, fee, or assessment so levied shall exceed any lesser limitation designated in the project specifications and that no tax, fee, or assessment shall be levied beyond any time limitation designated as provided in the project specifications. The taxes, fees, and assessments levied by the board shall be equitably apportioned among the properties subject to such taxes, fees, and assessments according to the need for governmental services and facilities created by the degree of density of development of each such property. The proceeds of taxes, fees, and assessments levied by the board shall be used only for the purpose of providing governmental services and facilities which are specially required by the degree of density of development within the applicable district and not for the purpose of providing those governmental services and facilities to the county or municipality as a whole. Any tax, fee, or assessment so levied shall be collected by the City of Rincon in the same manner as taxes, fees, and assessments are levied by the city. Delinquent taxes shall bear the same interest and penalties as city ad valorem taxes and may be enforced and collected in the same manner. The proceeds of taxes, fees, and assessments so levied, less a fee to cover the costs of collection of 1 percent thereof, but not more than $25,000.00 in any one calendar year, shall be transmitted by the City of Rincon to the board and shall be expended by the board only for the purposes authorized by this Act. (b) The board shall levy the taxes, fees, and assessments provided for in subsection (a) of this section subsequent to the report of the assessed taxable values for the current calendar year and shall notify in writing the collecting governing authority so it may include the levy on its regular ad valorem tax bills. The proceeds of taxes, fees, and assessments so levied, less the fee to cover the costs of collection as specified in subsection (a) of this section, shall be transmitted by the collecting governing authority to the board and shall be expended by the board only for the purposes authorized by this Act. (c) If, but for this provision, a parcel of real property is removed from a district or otherwise would become nontaxable, it shall continue to bear its tax millage then extant upon such event for bonded indebtedness of the district then outstanding until the bonded indebtedness then outstanding is paid or refunded.

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SECTION 7. Boundaries of the districts.

(a) The boundaries of each district shall be designated as such by the governing authority of the City of Rincon and shall lie wholly within the incorporated area of the City of Rincon as set forth in the resolutions required in Section 4 of this Act, or as may thereafter be added as provided in this Act. (b) The boundaries of a district may be increased after the initial creation of a district pursuant to the following:
(1) Written consent of a majority of the owners of real property within the area sought to be annexed into the district and which will be subject to taxes, fees, and assessments levied by the board of the district is first obtained; (2) Written consent of owners of real property within the area sought to be annexed into the district which constitutes at least 75 percent by value of all real property within the area sought to be annexed into the district which will be subject to taxes, fees, and assessments levied by the board, and for this purpose value shall be determined by the most recent approved county ad valorem tax digest; (3) The adoption of a resolution consenting to the annexation by the board of the district; and (4) The adoption of a resolution consenting to the annexation by the governing authority of the City of Rincon.

SECTION 8. Debt.

Each district may incur debt without regard to the requirements of Article IX, Section V of the Constitution of Georgia, or any other provision of law prohibiting or restricting the borrowing of money or the creation of debt by political subdivisions of the State of Georgia, and the debt shall be backed by the full faith, credit, and taxing power of the district, but shall not be an obligation of the State of Georgia, the City of Rincon, or any other unit of government of the State of Georgia other than the district.

SECTION 9. Cooperation with local governments.

The services and facilities provided pursuant to this Act shall be provided for in a cooperation agreement executed jointly by the board and the governing body of the City of Rincon. If the parties to the cooperation agreement so agree, the cooperation agreement may provide that such private persons as are designated by the district perform the actual construction or improvement of the services and facilities provided by the district. The provisions of this section shall in no way limit the authority of the City of Rincon to provide

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services or facilities within the district, and the City of Rincon shall retain full and complete authority and control over any of its facilities located within its respective areas of any district. Such control shall include, but not be limited to, the modification of, access to, and degree and type of services provided through or by facilities of the municipality. Nothing contained in this section shall be construed to limit or preempt the application of any governmental laws, ordinances, resolutions, or regulations to the district or the services or facilities provided within the district.

SECTION 10. Powers.

(a) Each district and its board created pursuant to this Act shall have all of the powers necessary or convenient to carry out and effectuate the purposes and provisions of this Act, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the power:
(1) To bring and defend actions; (2) To adopt and amend a corporate seal; (3) To make and execute contracts, agreements, and other instruments necessary or convenient to exercise the powers of the board or to further the public purposes for which the district is created, including, but not limited to, contracts for construction of projects, leases of projects, contracts for sale of projects, agreements for loans to finance projects, contracts with respect to the use of projects, and agreements with other jurisdictions or community improvement districts regarding multijurisdictional projects or services or for other cooperative endeavors to further the public purposes of the district; (4) To acquire by purchase, lease, or otherwise, and to hold, lease, and dispose of real and personal property of every kind and character, or any interest therein, in furtherance of the public purposes of the district; (5) To finance by loan, grant, lease, or otherwise, and to construct, erect, assemble, purchase, acquire, own, repair, remodel, renovate, rehabilitate, modify, maintain, extend, improve, install, sell, equip, expand, add to, operate, or manage projects and to pay the cost of any project from the proceeds of bonds, notes, or other obligations of the district or any other funds of the district, or from any contributions or loans by persons, corporations, partnerships, whether limited or general, or other entities, all of which the board is authorized to receive, accept, and use; (6) To borrow money to further or carry out its public purposes and to execute bonds, notes, other obligations, leases, trust indentures, trust agreements, agreements for the sale of its bonds, notes, or other obligations, loan agreements, security agreements, assignments, and such other agreements or instruments as may be necessary or desirable, in the judgment of the board, to evidence and to provide security for such borrowing; (7) To issue bonds, notes, or other obligations of the district and use the proceeds thereof for the purpose of paying or reimbursing all or any part of the cost of any project and otherwise to further or carry out the public purposes of the district and to pay all costs of

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the board incidental to, or necessary and appropriate to, furthering or carrying out such purposes; (8) To make application directly or indirectly to any federal, state, county, or municipal government or agency or to any other source, whether public or private, for loans, grants, guarantees, or other financial assistance in furtherance of the district's public purposes and to accept and use the same upon such terms and conditions as are prescribed by such federal, state, county, or municipal government or agency or other source; (9) To enter into agreements with the federal government or any agency thereof to use the facilities or services of the federal government or any agency thereof in order to further or carry out the public purposes of the district; (10) To contract for any period, not exceeding 50 years, with the State of Georgia, state institutions, or any municipal corporation, county, or political subdivision of this state for the use by the district of any facilities or services of the state or any such state institution, municipal corporation, county, or political subdivision of this state, or for the use by any state institution or any municipal corporation, county, or political subdivision of the state of any facilities or services of the district, provided that such contracts shall deal with such activities and transactions as the district and any such political subdivision with which the district contracts are authorized by law to undertake; (11) To receive and use the proceeds of any tax levied by any county or any municipal corporation to pay the costs of any project or for any other purpose for which the board may use its own funds pursuant to this Act; (12) To receive and administer gifts, grants, and devises of money and property of any kind and to administer trusts; (13) To use any real property, personal property, or fixtures, or any interest therein, or to rent or lease such property to or from others or make contracts with respect to the use thereof, or to sell, lease, exchange, transfer, assign, pledge, or otherwise dispose of or grant options for any such property in any manner for the advantage of the district and the public purposes thereof; (14) To appoint, select, and employ engineers, surveyors, architects, urban or city planners, fiscal agents, attorneys, administrators, administrative staff, and others, and to fix their compensation and pay their expenses and benefits; (15) To encourage and promote the improvement and development of the district and to make, contract for, or otherwise cause to be made long-range plans or proposals for the district in cooperation with the City of Rincon; (16) To adopt bylaws governing the conduct of business by the board, the election and duties of officers of the board, and other matters as the board considers appropriate for the bylaws; (17) To invest its funds, whether derived from the issuance of bonds or otherwise, in such manner as it may deem prudent and appropriate; (18) To exercise any power granted by the laws of this state to public or private corporations which is not in conflict with the public purposes of the district; and

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(19) To do all things necessary or convenient to carry out the powers conferred by this Act. (b) The powers enumerated in this section are cumulative of and in addition to those powers enumerated elsewhere in this Act and no such power shall limit or restrict any other power of the board. (c) The powers enumerated in this section are conferred for an essential governmental function for a public purpose, and to the maximum extent provided by general law, the revenues and debt of any district are not subject to taxation.

SECTION 11. Bonds - generally.

(a) Notes or other obligations issued by a district, other than general obligation bonds, shall be paid solely from the property pledged to pay such notes or other obligations. General obligation bonds issued by any district shall constitute a general obligation of the district to the repayment of which the full faith, credit, and taxing power of the district shall be pledged. (b) All bonds, notes, and other obligations of any district shall be authorized by resolution of its board, adopted by a majority vote of the board members at a regular or special meeting. (c) Bonds, notes, or other obligations shall bear such date or dates, shall mature at such time or times but not more than 30 years from their respective dates, shall bear interest at such rate or rates which may be fixed or may fluctuate or otherwise change from time to time, shall be subject to redemption on such terms, and shall contain such other terms, provisions, covenants, assignments, and conditions as the resolution authorizing the issuance of such bonds, notes, or other obligations may permit or provide. The terms, provisions, covenants, assignments, and conditions contained in or provided or permitted by any resolution of the board authorizing the issuance of such bonds, notes, or other obligations shall bind the board members of the district then in office and their successors. (d) The board shall have power from time to time, and whenever it deems it expedient, to refund any bonds by the issuance of new bonds, whether or not the bonds to be refunded have matured, and may issue bonds partly to refund bonds then outstanding and partly for any other purpose permitted by this Act. The refunding bonds may be exchanged for the bonds to be refunded, with such cash adjustments as may be agreed upon, or may be sold and the proceeds applied to the purchase or redemption of the bonds to be refunded. (e) There shall be no limitation upon the interest rates or any maximum interest rate or rates on any bonds, notes, or other obligations of the district; and the usury laws of this state shall not apply to bonds, notes, or other obligations of these districts. (f) Bonds issued by a district may be in such form, either coupon or fully registered, or both coupon and fully registered, and may be subject to such exchangeability and transferability provisions as the bond resolution authorizing the issuance of such bonds or any indenture or trust agreement may provide.

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(g) Bonds issued by a district shall be validated under and in accordance with Article 3 of Chapter 82 of Title 36 of the O.C.G.A., known as the "Revenue Bond Law," or in accordance with such other successor provision governing bond validation generally as may be provided by law. The signature of the clerk of the Superior Court of Effingham County shall be made on the certificate of validation of such bonds by facsimile or by manual execution, stating the date on which such bonds were validated, and such entry shall be original evidence of the fact of judgment and shall be received as original evidence in any court in this state. (h) In lieu of specifying the rate or rates of interest which such bonds are to bear, and the principal amount and maturities of such bonds, the notice to the district attorney or the Attorney General, and the notice to the public of the time, place, and date of the validation hearing, and the petition and complaint for validation may state that the bonds when issued will bear interest at a rate not exceeding a maximum per annum rate of interest, which may be fixed or may fluctuate or otherwise change from time to time, and that the principal amount will not exceed and the final maturity date will not be later than as specified in such notices and petition and complaint; or the notice or notices may state that, in the event the bonds are to bear different rates of interest for different maturity dates, none of such rates will exceed the maximum rate, which may be fixed or may fluctuate or otherwise change from time to time, as so specified; provided, however, that nothing in this section shall be construed as prohibiting or restricting the right of a board to sell such bonds at a discount, even if in doing so, the effective interest cost resulting therefrom would exceed the maximum per annum interest rate specified in such notices and in the petition and complaint. (i) The terms "cost of the project" and "cost of any project" shall have the meaning prescribed by this Act whenever those terms are referred to in bond resolutions of a board; in bonds, notes, or other obligations of the districts; or in notices of proceedings to validate such bonds of a district.

SECTION 12. Authorized contents of agreements and instruments of the board generally;
use of proceeds of sale of bonds, notes, and other obligations; subsequent issues of bonds, notes, and other obligations.

(a) Subject to the limitations and procedures provided by this section and Section 11 of this Act, the agreements or instruments executed by a board may contain such provisions not inconsistent with law as shall be determined by such board. (b) The proceeds derived from the sale of all bonds, notes, and other obligations issued by a district shall be held and used for the ultimate purpose of paying, directly or indirectly as permitted by this Act, all or part of the cost of any project, or for the purpose of refunding any bonds, notes, or other obligations issued in accordance with this Act. (c) Issuance by a board of one or more series of bonds, notes, or other obligations for one or more purposes shall not preclude it from issuing other bonds, notes, or obligations in connection with the same project or with any other project; but the proceeding wherein any

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subsequent bonds, notes, or other obligations are issued shall recognize and protect any prior loan agreement, security agreement, or other agreement or instrument made for any prior issue of bonds, notes, or other obligations, unless, in the resolution authorizing such prior issue, the right is expressly reserved to the board to issue subsequent bonds, notes, or other obligations on a parity with such prior issue.

SECTION 13. Construction; applicability of Chapter 5 of Title 10 of the O.C.G.A.,
the "Georgia Uniform Securities Act of 2008"; notice, proceeding, publication, referendum.

This Act shall be liberally construed to effect the purposes hereof. No notice, proceeding, or publication, except those required by this Act, shall be necessary to the performance of any act authorized by this Act, nor shall any such act be subject to referendum.

SECTION 14. Dissolution.

(a) Any district activated under the provisions of this Act may be dissolved, provided that the following conditions are met:
(1) The adoption of a resolution approving of the dissolution of such community improvement district by the governing authority of the City of Rincon; and (2) The written consent to the dissolution of the community improvement district by:
(A) Two-thirds of the owners of real property within the district which is subject to taxes, fees, and assessments levied by the board of the district; and (B) The owners of real property constituting at least 75 percent by value of all real property within the district which is subject to taxes, fees, and assessments levied by the board. For this purpose, value shall be determined by the most recent approved county ad valorem tax digest. (b) The written consent provided for in paragraph (2) of subsection (a) of this section shall be submitted to the Effingham County tax commissioner, who shall certify whether paragraph (2) of subsection (a) of this section has been satisfied with respect to each proposed district dissolution. (c) In the event that successful action is taken pursuant to this section to dissolve the district, the dissolution shall become effective at such time as all debt obligations of the district have been satisfied. Following a successful dissolution action, and until the dissolution becomes effective, no new projects may be undertaken, obligations or debts incurred, or property acquired. (d) Upon a successful dissolution action, all noncash assets of the district other than public facilities or land or easements to be used for such public facilities, as described in Section 2 of this Act, shall be reduced to cash and, along with all other cash on hand, shall be applied

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to the repayment of any debt obligation of the district. Any cash remaining after all outstanding obligations are satisfied shall be remitted to the City of Rincon. (e) When a dissolution becomes effective, the City of Rincon shall take title to all property previously in the ownership of the district, and all taxes, fees, and assessments of the district shall cease to be levied and collected. (f) A district may be reactivated in the same manner as an original activation. (g) In the event that any district shall be dissolved in accordance with this section, the board shall serve until December 31 of the year in which dissolution was approved for the purpose of concluding any ongoing matters and projects. However, if such ongoing matters and projects cannot be concluded by December 31 of such year, then the governing authority of the City of Rincon shall assume the duties of the administrative board and shall be expressly authorized to exercise the authority of the administrative board. In the alternative, the governing authority of the City of Rincon may, by resolution, assume all rights and obligations of the district, either bonds or otherwise, and the district shall cease to exist upon the adoption of such resolution.

SECTION 15. Repealer.

All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to provide for the creation of one or more community improvement districts in the City of Rincon; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Bill Hitchens, Representative from District 161, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Effingham Herald, which is the official organ of Effingham County, on the 16th of February, 2022; and

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(B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government:
(i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ WILLIAM W. HITCHENS Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 23rd of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 25, 2022.

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DAWSON COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS AND REGISTRATION; FIFTH MEMBER; APPOINTMENTS; STAGGERED TERMS; ELECTION SUPERVISOR; CHAIRPERSON AND SECRETARY.

No. 657 (House Bill No. 1432).

AN ACT

To amend an Act creating a board of elections and registration for Dawson County, approved April 23, 1998 (Ga. L. 1998, p. 4680), as amended, so as to provide for the appointment of the fifth member of the board; to conform the appointment process for the other members of the board with state law; to provide for staggered terms of the board; to revise the duties of the election supervisor; to provide for the appointment and duties of a chairperson and

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secretary of the board; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. An Act creating a board of elections and registration for Dawson County, approved April 23, 1998 (Ga. L. 1998, p. 4680), as amended, is amended by revising Section 2 as follows:

"SECTION 2. (a) The board shall be composed of five members, each of whom shall be an elector and a resident of the county. The members shall be appointed as provided in this section to allow for staggered terms. The terms of all members serving on the effective date of this section will end on December 31, 2022.
(b)(1)(A) Two members shall be appointed by the governing authority of Dawson County from a list of nominations made by the chairperson of the county executive committee of the political party whose candidate for president at the last election preceding such appointment received the largest number of votes in the county. (B) Two members shall be appointed by the governing authority of Dawson County from a list of nominations made by the chairperson of the county executive committee of the political party whose candidate for president at the election described in subparagraph (A) of this paragraph received the next largest number of votes in the county. (2) Each of the nominations provided for in paragraph (1) of this subsection shall have been ratified by a majority of the members of each of such respective executive committee voting at a regularly scheduled meeting of such executive committees or a meeting duly called and held for such purpose. In the event such appointments are not ratified by a majority of the members of such executive committees at least 60 days preceding the date on which such members are to take office, then the members of the respective executive committees may appoint such members by a two-thirds' majority of the membership of such executive committees at a regularly scheduled meeting or at a meeting duly called and held for such purpose. In the event the members of said executive committees fail to appoint such members at least 30 days preceding the date on which such members are to take office, such members shall be appointed by the commissioners. (3)(A) The governing authority of Dawson County shall designate one of the initial members appointed pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of this subsection and one of the initial members appointed pursuant to subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of this subsection to serve for terms ending on December 31, 2023, and until their successors are appointed and qualified.

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(B) The governing authority of Dawson County shall designate one of the initial members appointed pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of this subsection and one of the initial members appointed pursuant to subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of this subsection to serve for terms ending on December 31, 2025, and until their successors are appointed and qualified. (C) Successors to such members shall be appointed to serve terms of four years and until their respective successors are appointed and qualified. (c) The fifth member of the board shall be appointed by the governing authority of Dawson County from a list of nominations provided by the other members of the board. The initial member appointed pursuant to this subsection shall take office on January 1, 2023, for a term to end on December 31, 2026, and until his or her successor is appointed and qualified. Successors to such member shall be appointed to serve terms of four years and until their respective successors are appointed and qualified."

SECTION 2. Said Act is further amended by revising subsection (a) of Section 12 as follows:
"(a) The board shall be authorized and empowered to organize itself; may elect from among its membership a chairperson, vice chairperson, and secretary; and shall determine its procedural rules and regulations, adopt bylaws, specify the functions and duties of its employees, and otherwise take such actions as are appropriate to the management of its affairs; provided, however, that no such action shall conflict with general law."

SECTION 3. Said Act is further amended by revising Section 14 as follows:

"SECTION 14. (a) The chairperson of the board shall be the chief executive officer of the board and shall oversee the administration of the affairs of the board pursuant to law and the duly adopted resolutions of the board. (b) Compensation for the members of the board shall be fixed by the governing authority of Dawson County. (c) All amounts payable under this section shall be paid from the funds of Dawson County."

SECTION 4. Said Act is further amended by revising Section 16 as follows:

"SECTION 16. The election supervisor, as director of the election and registration office, shall be responsible for the selection, appointment, and training of poll workers in elections."

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SECTION 5. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

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Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act creating a board of elections and registration for Dawson County, approved April 23, 1998 (Ga. L. 1998, p. 4680), as amended; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Will Wade, Representative from District 9, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Dawson County News, which is the official organ of Dawson County, on the 16th of February, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.
s/ WILL WADE Affiant

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Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 22 of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 25, 2022.

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COWETA JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JUDGES OF SUPERIOR COURT; SALARY SUPPLEMENTS.

No. 658 (House Bill No. 1444).

AN ACT

To amend an Act providing a supplemental salary for the judges of the Superior Court of the Coweta Judicial Circuit, approved December 11, 1953 (Ga. L. 1953, Nov.-Dec. Sess., p. 92), as amended, so as to change the supplemental salaries for such judges; to provide for the apportionment of such supplements among the counties in the circuit; to provide for related matters; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. An Act providing a supplemental salary for the judges of the Superior Court of the Coweta Judicial Circuit, approved December 11, 1953 (Ga. L. 1953, Nov.-Dec. Sess., p. 92), as amended, is amended by revising subsection (a) of Section 2 as follows:
"(a) The boards of commissioners or other governing authorities for the counties of Carroll, Coweta, Heard, Meriwether, and Troup shall supplement the salaries of each of the judges of the Superior Court of the Coweta Judicial Circuit in the following amounts: Carroll County shall pay the sum of $18,000.00 per annum per judge; Coweta County shall pay the sum of $17,000.00 per annum per judge; Heard County shall pay the sum of $2,000.00 per annum per judge; Meriwether County shall pay the sum of $3,500.00 per annum per judge; and Troup County shall pay the sum of $9,500.00 per annum per judge."

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SECTION 2. This Act shall become effective on July 1, 2022.
SECTION 3. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

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Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act providing a supplemental salary for the judges of the Superior Court of the Coweta Judicial Circuit, approved December 11, 1953 (Ga. L. 1953, Nov-Dec. Sess., p. 92), as amended; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Randy Nix, Representative from District 69, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the LaGrange Daily News, which is the official organ of Troup County, on the 12th of February, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.
s/ RANDY NIX Affiant
Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia,

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This 22 of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION

Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act providing a supplemental salary for judges of the Superior Court of Coweta Judicial Circuit, approved December 11, 1953 (Ga. L. 1953, Nov.-Dec. Sess., p. 92), as amended; and for other purposes.

AFFIDAVIT

GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY

I, Randy Nix, Representative from District 69, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the News & Banner, which is the official organ of Heard County, on the 16th of February, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ RANDY NIX Affiant

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Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 22 of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION

Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act providing a supplemental salary for the judges of the Superior Court of Coweta Judicial Circuit approved December 11, 1953 (Ga. L. 1953 Nov-Dec. Sess., p. 92), as amended; and for other purposes.

AFFIDAVIT

GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY

I, Randy Nix, Representative from District 69, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Newnan Times-Herald, which is the official organ of Coweta County, on the 16th of February, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

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s/ RANDY NIX Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 22 of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION

Notice is given that there will be introduced at the regular 2022 session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act requiring the counties of Carroll, Coweta, Heard, Meriwether, and Troup to supplement the salary of each judge of the Superior Courts of the Coweta Judicial Circuit and to provide for the apportionment of such supplement among the counties in the Circuit, approved on May 6, 2009 (Ga. L. 2009, p. 3732); and for other purposes.

AFFIDAVIT

GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY

I, Randy Nix, Representative from District 69, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Times-Georgian, which is the official organ of Carroll County, on the 17th of February, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government:

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(i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ RANDY NIX Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 22nd of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION

Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act providing a supplemental salary for the judges of the Superior Court of the Coweta Judical Circuit, approved December 11, 1953 (Ga. L. 1953, Nov - Dec. Sess., p. 92), as amended; and for other purposes.

AFFIDAVIT

GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY

I, Randy Nix, Representative from District 69, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Meriwether Vindicator, which is the official organ of Meriwether County, on the 18th of February, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or

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otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government:
(i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ RANDY NIX Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 22 of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 25, 2022.

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CITY OF BROOKHAVEN HOTEL AND MOTEL EXCISE TAX; REPEALS CERTAIN PROVISIONS.

No. 659 (House Bill No. 1446).

AN ACT

To amend an Act to authorize the governing authority of the City of Brookhaven to levy an excise tax pursuant to the authority of subsection (b) of Code Section 48-13-51 of the O.C.G.A., approved May 8, 2017 (Ga. L. 2017, p. 3992), so as to repeal provisions regarding expenditure of funds; to repeal an automatic reversion; to repeal a conditional provision; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

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SECTION 1. An Act to authorize the governing authority of the City of Brookhaven to levy an excise tax pursuant to the authority of subsection (b) of Code Section 48-13-51 of the O.C.G.A., approved May 8, 2017 (Ga. L. 2017, p. 3992), is amended by repealing and reserving Sections 4 and 5.

SECTION 2. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENT TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act authorizing the governing authority of the ++City of Brookhaven to levy an excise tax++ pursuant to the authority of subsection (b) of Code Section 48-13-51 of the O.C.G.A., approved May 8, 2017 (Ga. L. 2017, p.3992); and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Matthew Wilson, Representative from District 80, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in The Champion Newspaper, which is the official organ of DeKalb County, on the 17 of February, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

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s/ MATTHEW WILSON Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 22 of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ ANNA SMITH Anna Smith Notary Public, Pierce County, Georgia My Commission Expires September 9, 2025 [SEAL]

Approved April 25, 2022.

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CITY OF GROVETOWN REDEVELOPMENT POWERS; REFERENDUM.

No. 660 (House Bill No. 1447).

AN ACT

To authorize the City of Grovetown, Georgia, to exercise all redevelopment and other powers under Article IX, Section II, Paragraph VII(b) of the Georgia Constitution and Chapter 44 of Title 36 of the O.C.G.A., the "Redevelopment Powers Law," as amended; to provide for a referendum; to provide for effective dates; to provide for automatic repeal under certain circumstances; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. The City of Grovetown, Georgia, shall be and is authorized to exercise all redevelopment and other powers under Chapter 44 of Title 36 of the O.C.G.A., the "Redevelopment Powers Law," as amended. The intention of this Act is to authorize the City of Grovetown to undertake and carry out community redevelopment, to create tax allocation districts, to issue tax allocation bonds, and to incur other obligations within the meaning of and as fully permitted under the provisions of Article IX, Section II, Paragraph VII(b) of the Constitution of the State of Georgia of 1983, as amended, and to authorize the City of Grovetown to exercise redevelopment powers as fully as the "Redevelopment Powers Law" may now or

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hereafter permit and not to limit any redevelopment powers permitted under the "Redevelopment Powers Law."

SECTION 2. The election superintendent of the City of Grovetown shall call and conduct an election, as provided in this section, for the purpose of submitting this Act to the electors of the City of Grovetown for approval or rejection. The election superintendent shall conduct that election on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November, 2022, and shall issue the call and conduct that election as provided by general law. The election superintendent shall cause the date and purpose of the election to be published once at least 90 days immediately preceding the date thereof and once a week for two weeks immediately preceding the date thereof in the official organ of Columbia County, Georgia. The ballot shall have written or printed thereon the words:
"( ) YES Shall the Act be approved which authorizes the City of Grovetown, ( ) NO Georgia, to exercise all redevelopment powers allowed under the 'Redevelopment Powers Law,' as it may be amended from time to time?"
All persons desiring to vote for approval of the Act shall vote "Yes," and all persons desiring to vote for rejection of the Act shall vote "No." If more than one-half of the votes cast on such question are for approval of the Act, then Section 1 of this Act shall become of full force and effect immediately. If this Act is not so approved or if the election is not conducted as provided in this section, Section 1 of this Act shall not become effective and this Act shall be automatically repealed on the first day of January immediately following such election date. The expense of such election shall be borne by the City of Grovetown. It shall be the election superintendent's duty to certify the result thereof to the Secretary of State.

SECTION 3. Except as otherwise provided in Section 2 of this Act, this Act shall become effective upon its approval by the Governor or upon its becoming law without such approval.

SECTION 4. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENT TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to authorize the City of Grovetown, Georgia, to exercise all redevelopment and other powers under Article IX, Section II, Paragraph VII (b) of the Georgia Constitution and Chapter 44 of Title 36 of the O.C.G.A., the "Redevelopment Powers Law", as amended; to provide for a referendum; and for other purposes.

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GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY

I, Barry Fleming, Representative from District 121, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Columbia County News-Times, which is the official organ of Columbia County, on the 9 of February, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ BARRY FLEMING Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 24 of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ ANNA SMITH Anna Smith Notary Public, Pierce County, Georgia My Commission Expires September 9, 2025 [SEAL]

Approved April 25, 2022.

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No. 661 (House Bill No. 1463).

AN ACT

To authorize the governing authority of Dougherty County to levy an excise tax pursuant to subsection (b) of Code Section 48-13-51 of the O.C.G.A.; to provide for procedures, conditions, and limitations; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. Pursuant to the authority of subsection (b) of Code Section 48-13-51 of the O.C.G.A., the governing authority of Dougherty County is authorized to levy an excise tax at a rate not to exceed 8 percent of the charge for the furnishing for value to the public of any room or rooms, lodgings, or accommodations furnished by any person or legal entity licensed by, or required to pay business or occupation taxes to, the county for operating a hotel, motel, inn, lodge, tourist camp, tourist cabin, campground, or any other place in which rooms, lodgings, or accommodations are regularly or periodically furnished for value.

SECTION 2. The enactment of this Act is subsequent to the adoption of a resolution by the governing authority of Dougherty County on February 14, 2022, which specifies the subsequent tax rate, identifies the projects or tourism product development purposes, and specifies the allocation of proceeds.

SECTION 3. In accordance with the terms of such resolution adopted by the governing authority of Dougherty County:
(1) In each fiscal year during which a tax is collected pursuant to paragraph (3) of subsection (b) of Code Section 48-13-51 of the O.C.G.A., an amount equal to not less than 50 percent of the total amount of taxes collected that exceeds the amount of taxes that would be collected at the rate of 5 percent shall be expended for promoting tourism, conventions, and trade shows by the destination marketing organization designated by Dougherty County or by such other entity already authorized to administer tourism funds pursuant to an existing contract as specified in paragraph (2) of subsection (e) of Code Section 48-13-51 of the O.C.G.A.; and

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(2) The remaining amount of taxes collected that exceeds the amount of taxes that would be collected at the rate of 5 percent which is not otherwise expended under paragraph (1) of this section shall be expended for tourism product development.

SECTION 4. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to authorize the governing authority of Dougherty County to levy an excise tax pursuant to subsection (b) of Code Section 48-13-51 of the O.C.G.A.; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Gerald Greene, Representative from District 151, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Albany Herald, which is the official organ of Dougherty County, on the 25th of February, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.
s/ GERALD GREENE Affiant

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Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 28 of February, 2022, Before me:

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s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 25, 2022.

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DOUGHERTY COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT; LAW LIBRARY FEES.

No. 662 (House Bill No. 1466).

AN ACT

To authorize the Magistrate Court of Dougherty County to impose and collect county law library fees as part of the court costs in the magistrate court; to provide for practices and procedures connected therewith; to provide for related matters; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. For the purposes of providing funds for those uses specified in Code Section 36-15-7 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, the chief magistrate of the Magistrate Court of Dougherty County is authorized pursuant to Code Section 15-10-86 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated to impose a county law library fee upon all cases in such court as authorized and defined in Code Section 36-15-9 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, in addition to all other legal costs.

SECTION 2. The amount of the fee to be imposed shall be no greater than the sum authorized in Code Section 36-15-9 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated.

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SECTION 3. All of the provisions of Chapter 15 of Title 36 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated shall apply to and govern the Magistrate Court of Dougherty County.

SECTION 4. This Act shall become effective 30 days after its approval by the Governor or upon its becoming law without such approval.

SECTION 5. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to authorize the Magistrate Court of Dougherty County to impose and collect county law library fees as part of the court costs in the magistrate court; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Gerald Greene, Representative from District 151, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Albany Herald, which is the official organ of Dougherty County, on the 25th of February, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

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s/ GERALD GREENE Affiant

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Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 28 of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 25, 2022.

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CITY OF JEFFERSON NEW CHARTER.

No. 663 (House Bill No. 1469).

AN ACT

To amend an Act providing a new charter for the City of Jefferson, approved April 13, 2001 (Ga. L. 2001, p. 3940), as amended, so as to fully replace the current charter; to provide for incorporation, boundaries, and powers of the city; to provide for a governing authority of such city and the powers, duties, authority, election, districts, terms, method of filling vacancies, compensation, qualifications, prohibitions, and removal from office relative to members of such governing authority; to provide for inquiries and investigations; to provide for organization and procedures; to provide for ordinances and codes; to provide for the office of mayor and certain duties and powers relative to the office of mayor; to provide for administrative responsibilities; to provide for a city manager and certain duties and powers relative thereto; to provide for boards, commissions, and authorities; to provide for a city attorney, a city clerk, a city treasurer, and other personnel; to provide for rules and regulations; to provide for a municipal court and the judge or judges thereof; to provide for practices and procedures; to provide for taxation and fees; to provide for franchises, service charges, and assessments; to provide for bonded and other indebtedness; to provide for accounting and budgeting; to provide for purchases; to provide for the sale of property; to provide for bonds for officials; to provide for eminent domain; to provide for other matters relative to the foregoing; to provide for severability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

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SECTION 1. An Act providing a new charter for the City of Jefferson, approved April 13, 2001 (Ga. L. 2001, p. 3940), as amended, is amended by revising Articles I through VII as follows:

"ARTICLE I. INCORPORATION AND POWERS

SECTION 1.10. Name.

The city and the inhabitants thereof are incorporated by the enactment of this charter and are constituted and declared a body public and corporate under the name and style of City of Jefferson, Georgia, and by that name shall have perpetual succession.

SECTION 1.11. Corporate boundaries. (a) The boundaries of the city shall be those existing on the effective date of the adoption of this charter with such alterations as may be made from time to time in the manner provided by law. The boundaries of this city at all times shall be shown on a map, a written description, or any combination thereof, to be retained permanently in the office of the city clerk and to be designated, as the case may be: "Official Map or Description of the Corporate Limits of the City of Jefferson, Georgia." Photographic, typed, or other copies of such map or description certified by the mayor shall be admitted as evidence in all courts and shall have the same force and effect as the original map or description. (b) The city council may provide for the redrawing of any such map by ordinance to reflect lawful changes in the corporate boundaries. A redrawn map shall supersede for all purposes the entire map or maps which it is designated to replace.

SECTION 1.12. Municipal powers.

(a) The city shall have all powers possible for a city to have under the present or future Constitution and laws of the State of Georgia as fully and completely as though they were specifically enumerated in this charter. The city shall have all the powers of self-government not otherwise prohibited by this charter or by general law. (b) The powers of the city shall be construed liberally in favor of the city. The specific mention or failure to mention particular powers shall not be construed as limiting in any way the powers of this city. Said powers shall include, but are not limited to, the following:

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(1) Air and water pollution. To regulate the emission of smoke or other exhaust which pollutes the air and to prevent the pollution of natural streams which flow within the corporate limits of the city and to establish regulations to prohibit noise pollution; (2) Animal regulations. To regulate and license or to prohibit the keeping or running at large of animals and fowl and to provide for the impoundment of the same if in violation of any ordinance or lawful order; to provide for the disposition by sale, gift, or humane destruction of animals and fowl when not redeemed as provided by ordinance, and to provide punishment for violation of ordinances enacted hereunder; (3) Appropriations and expenditures. To make appropriations for the support of the government of the city; to authorize the expenditure of money for any purposes authorized by this charter and for any purposes for which a municipality is authorized by the laws of the State of Georgia; and to provide for the payment of expenses of this city; (4) Building regulations. To regulate and to license the erection and construction of buildings and all other structures; to adopt building, housing, plumbing, fire safety, electrical, gas, and heating and air conditioning codes; and to regulate all housing and building trades; (5) Business regulation and taxation. To levy and to provide for the collection of regulatory fees and taxes on privileges, occupations, trades, and professions, as authorized by Title 48 of the O.C.G.A. or other such applicable laws as are or may be hereafter enacted; to permit and regulate the same; to provide for the manner and method of payment of such licenses and taxes; and to revoke such licenses after due process for the failure to pay any city taxes or fees; (6) Condemnation. To condemn property, inside or outside the corporate limits of the city, for present or future use and for any corporate purpose deemed necessary by the governing authority, utilizing procedures enumerated in Title 22 of the O.C.G.A. or such other laws as are or may hereafter be enacted; (7) Contracts. To enter into contracts and agreements with other governments and entities and with private persons, firms, and corporations; (8) Emergencies. To establish procedure for determining and proclaiming that an emergency situation exists within or without the city and to make and carry out all reasonable provisions deemed necessary to deal with or meet such an emergency for the protection, safety, health, or well-being of the citizens of the city; (9) Environmental protection. To protect and preserve the natural resources, environment, and vital areas of the state through the preservation and improvement of air quality, the restoration and maintenance of water resources, the control of erosion and sedimentation, the management of stormwater and establishment of a stormwater utility, the management of solid and hazardous waste, and other necessary actions for the protection of the environment; (10) Fire regulations. To fix and establish fire limits and from time to time extend, enlarge, or restrict the same; to prescribe fire safety regulations, not inconsistent with

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general law relating to both fire prevention and detection and to firefighting, and to prescribe penalties and punishment for violations thereof; (11) Garbage fees. To levy, fix, assess, and collect a garbage, refuse, and trash collection and disposal and other sanitary service charge, tax, or fee for such services as may be necessary in the operation of the city from all individuals, firms, and corporations residing in or doing business therein benefiting from such services; to enforce the payment of such charges, taxes, or fees; and to provide for the manner and method of collecting such service charges; (12) General health, safety, and welfare. To define, regulate, and prohibit any act, practice, conduct, or use of property which is detrimental to the health, sanitation, cleanliness, welfare, and safety of the inhabitants of the city and to provide for the enforcement of such standards; (13) Gifts. To accept or refuse gifts, donations, bequests, or grants from any source for any purpose related to the powers and duties of the city and the general welfare of its citizens, on such terms and conditions as the donor or grantor may impose; (14) Health and sanitation. To prescribe standards of health and sanitation and to provide for the enforcement of such standards; (15) Jail sentences. To provide that persons given jail sentences in the municipal court may work out such sentences in any public works or on the streets, roads, drains, and other public property in the city; to provide for the commitment of such persons to any jail; or to provide for the commitment of such persons to any county work camp or county jail by agreement with the appropriate county officials; (16) Motor vehicles. To regulate the operation of motor vehicles and exercise control over all traffic, including parking, upon or across the streets, roads, alleys, and walkways of the city; (17) Municipal agencies and delegation of power. To create, alter, or abolish departments, boards, offices, commissions, and agencies of the city and to confer upon such agencies the necessary and appropriate authority for carrying out all the powers conferred upon or delegated to the same; (18) Municipal debts. To appropriate and borrow money for the payment of debts of the city and to issue bonds for the purpose of raising revenue to carry out any project, program, or venture authorized by this charter or the laws of the State of Georgia; (19) Municipal property ownership. To acquire, dispose of, and hold in trust or otherwise any real, personal, or mixed property, in fee simple or lesser interest, inside or outside the property limits of the city; (20) Municipal property protection. To provide for the preservation and protection of property and equipment of the city and the administration and use of [the] same by the public, and to prescribe penalties and punishment for violations thereof; (21) Municipal utilities. To acquire, lease, construct, operate, maintain, sell, and dispose of public utilities, including, but not limited to, a system of waterworks, sewers, and drains, sewage disposal, stormwater management, gas works, electric plants, cable

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television and other telecommunications, transportation facilities, public airports, and any other public utility; and to fix the taxes, charges, rates, fares, fees, assessments, regulations, and penalties, and to provide for the withdrawal of service for refusal or failure to pay the same; and to install and operate any of its utilities inside and outside its corporate limits in Jackson County, Georgia; and to install and operate any of its utilities in adjoining counties pursuant to existing and future franchise agreements or utility supply contracts; (22) Nuisances. To define a nuisance and provide for its abatement whether on public or private property; (23) Penalties. To provide penalties for violation of any ordinances adopted pursuant to the authority of this charter and the laws of the State of Georgia; (24) Planning and zoning. To provide comprehensive city planning for development by zoning and to provide subdivision regulation and the like as the city council deems necessary and reasonable to ensure a safe, healthy, and aesthetically pleasing community; (25) Police and fire protection. To exercise the power of arrest through duly appointed police officers and to establish, operate, or contract for a police and firefighting agency; (26) Public hazards; removal. To provide for the destruction and removal of any building or other structure which is or may become dangerous or detrimental to the public; (27) Public improvements. To provide for the acquisition, construction, building, operation, and maintenance of public ways, parks, playgrounds, recreational facilities, cemeteries, markets and market houses, public buildings, libraries, public housing, airports, hospitals, terminals, docks, parking facilities, or charitable, cultural, educational, recreational, conservation, sport, curative, corrective, detentional, penal, and medical institutions, agencies, and facilities; to provide any other public improvements inside or outside the corporate limits of the city; to regulate the use of public improvements; and, for such purposes, property may be acquired by condemnation under Title 22 of the O.C.G.A. or such other applicable laws as are or may hereafter be enacted; (28) Public peace. To provide for the prevention and punishment of loitering, disorderly conduct, drunkenness, riots, and public disturbances; (29) Public transportation. To organize and operate or contract for such public transportation systems as are deemed beneficial; (30) Public utilities and services. To grant franchises or make contracts or impose taxes on public utilities and public services and to prescribe the rates, fares, regulations, and the standards and conditions of service applicable to the service to be provided by the franchise grantee or contractor, insofar as not in conflict with valid regulations of the public service commission, and to own and operate its own franchise for the delivery of such services including cable television and related services; (31) Regulation of roadside areas. To prohibit or regulate and control the erection, removal, and maintenance of signs, billboards, trees, shrubs, fences, buildings, and any and all other structures or obstructions upon or adjacent to the rights-of-way of streets and

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roads within view thereof, inside or abutting the corporate limits of the city and to prescribe penalties and punishment for violation of such ordinances; (32) Retirement. To provide and maintain a retirement plan for officers and employees of the city; (33) Roadways. To lay out, open, extend, widen, narrow, establish, or change the grade of, abandon or close, construct, pave, curb, gutter, adorn with shade trees, or otherwise improve, maintain, repair, clean, prevent erosion of, and light the roads, alleys, and walkways within the corporate limits of the city; to grant franchises and rights-of-way throughout the streets and roads and over the bridges and viaducts for the use of public utilities; and to require real estate owners to repair and maintain in a safe condition the sidewalks adjoining their lots or lands and to impose penalties for failure to do so; (34) Sewer fees. To levy a fee, charge, or sewer tax as necessary to assure the acquiring, constructing, equipping, operating, maintaining, and extending of a sewage disposal plant and sewerage system; to levy on those to whom sewers and sewerage systems are made available a sewer service fee, charge, or tax for the availability or use of the sewers; to provide for the manner and method of collecting such service charges and for enforcing payment of the same; and to charge, impose, and collect a sewer connection fee or fees to those connected with the system; (35) Solid waste disposal. To provide for the collection and disposal of garbage, rubbish, and refuse and to regulate the collection and disposal of garbage, rubbish, and refuse by others; and to provide for the separate collection of glass, tin, aluminum, cardboard, paper, and other recyclable materials and provide for the sale of such items; (36) Special areas of public regulation. To regulate or prohibit junk dealers, pawnshops, the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors, and the use and sale of firearms, to regulate the transportation, storage, and use of combustible, explosive, and inflammable materials, the use of lighting and heating equipment, and any other business or situation which may be dangerous to persons or property; to regulate and control the conduct of peddlers and itinerant traders, theatrical performances, exhibitions, and shows of any kind, by taxing or otherwise; and to license, tax, regulate, or prohibit professional fortune telling, palmistry, adult bookstores, and massage parlors; (37) Special assessments. To levy and provide for the collection of special assessments to cover the costs of any public improvement; (38) Taxes: ad valorem. To levy and provide for the assessment, valuation, revaluation, and collection of taxes on all property subject to taxation; (39) Taxes: other. To levy and collect such other taxes as may be allowed now or in the future by law; (40) Taxicabs. To regulate and license vehicles operated for hire in the city; to limit the number of such vehicles; to require the operators thereof to be licensed; to require public liability insurance on such vehicles in the amounts to be prescribed by ordinance; and to regulate the parking of such vehicles;

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(41) Water fee. To levy a fee, charge, or water tax as necessary to assure the acquiring, constructing, equipping, operating, maintaining, and extending of a water plant; to levy on those to whom water systems are made available a water service fee, charge, or tax for the availability or use of the water; to provide for the manner and method of collecting such service charge and for enforcing payment of the same; and to charge, impose, and collect a water connection fee or fees to those connected with the system; (42) Urban redevelopment. To organize and operate an urban redevelopment program; and (43) Other powers. To exercise and enjoy all other powers, functions, rights, privileges, and immunities necessary or desirable to promote or protect the safety, health, peace, security, good order, comfort, convenience, or general welfare of the city and its inhabitants; to exercise all implied powers necessary to carry into execution all powers granted in this charter as fully and completely as if such powers were fully stated in this charter, and to exercise all powers now or in the future authorized to be exercised by other municipal governments under other laws of the State of Georgia; and no listing of particular powers in this charter shall be held to be exclusive of others, nor restrictive of general words and phrases granting powers, but shall be held to be in addition to such powers unless expressly prohibited to municipalities under the Constitution or applicable laws of the State of Georgia.

SECTION 1.13. Exercise of powers.

All powers, functions, rights, privileges, and immunities of the city, its officers, agencies, or employees shall be carried into execution as provided by this charter. If this charter makes no provision, such shall be carried into execution as provided by ordinance or as provided by pertinent laws of the State of Georgia.

ARTICLE II. GOVERNMENT STRUCTURE, ELECTIONS, AND REMOVAL

SECTION 2.10. City council creation; composition; number; election.

(a) The legislative authority of the government of this city, except as otherwise specifically provided in this charter, shall be vested in a city council to be composed of a mayor and five councilmembers. The city council established shall in all respects be a successor to and continuation of the governing authority under prior law. The mayor and councilmembers shall be elected in the manner provided by this charter. All elected officers shall commence service on January 1 following their respective elections.

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(b) Those members of the city council who are serving as such on the effective date of this charter and any person selected to fill a vacancy in any such office shall continue to serve as such members until the regular expiration of their respective terms of office and upon the election and qualification of their respective successors. On and after the effective date of this charter, the city council of Jefferson shall consist of five members, all of whom shall be elected from council districts described in subsection (c) of this section except for the mayor who is elected at large. (c) For purposes of electing members of the city council other than the mayor, the City of Jefferson is divided into five council districts. One member of the city council shall be elected from each such district. The five council districts shall be and correspond to those five numbered districts described in Appendix A attached to and made a part of this charter and further identified as "User: City of Jefferson Plan Name: CityJeffersonCCSB-2022 Plan Type: Local".
(d)(1) For the purposes of such plan: (A) The term 'VTD' shall mean and describe the same geographical boundaries as provided in the report of the Bureau of the Census for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. The separate numeric designations in a district description which are underneath a VTD heading shall mean and describe individual Blocks within a VTD as provided in the report of the Bureau of the Census for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia; and (B) Except as otherwise provided in the description of any district, whenever the description of any district refers to a named city, it shall mean the geographical boundaries of that city as shown on the census maps for the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia.
(2) Any part of the City of Jefferson which is not included in any district described in subsection (c) of this section shall be included within that district contiguous to such part which contains the least population according to the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. (3) Any part of City of Jefferson which is described in subsection (c) of this section as being included in a particular district shall nevertheless not be included within such district if such part is not contiguous to such district. Such noncontiguous part shall instead be included within that district contiguous to such part which contains the least population according to the United States decennial census of 2020 for the State of Georgia. (e) Council Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, as they exist immediately prior to the effective date of this charter, shall continue to be designated as Council Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, respectively, but as newly described under this charter, and on and after the effective date of this charter, such members of the board serving from those former council districts shall be deemed to be serving from and representing their respective districts as newly described under this charter.

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(a) The members of the city council shall serve for terms of four years and until their respective successors are elected and qualified. No person shall be eligible to serve as mayor or councilmember unless he or she shall have been a resident of the city for 12 months immediately prior to the date of the election of mayor or members of the city council; and each shall continue to reside therein during his or her period of service and be registered and qualified to vote in municipal elections of the city. (b) Candidates for Council Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 must at the time of qualification and during their term of service reside within the respective council district which each seeks to represent. (c) The mayor may reside anywhere within the City of Jefferson, but must continue to reside within the City of Jefferson during that person's term, or that office shall become vacant.

SECTION 2.12. Vacancies in office.

(a) The office of mayor or councilmember shall become vacant upon the incumbent's death, resignation, or forfeiture of office, or the occurrence of any event specified by the Constitution and laws of the State of Georgia, Title 45 of the O.C.G.A., or such other applicable laws as are or may hereafter be enacted, or the failure of any councilmember to continue to reside within that member's respective council district or the mayor's failure to reside in the City of Jefferson. (b) A vacancy in the office of mayor or councilmember shall be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term, if any, by appointment by the city council or those members remaining if less than 12 months remains in the unexpired term. If such vacancy occurs 12 months or more prior to the expiration of the term of that office, it shall be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term by a special election as provided for in Section 5.14 of this charter and in accordance with Titles 21 and 45 of the O.C.G.A., or other such laws as are or may hereafter be enacted. (c) This provision shall also apply to a temporary vacancy created by the suspension from office of the mayor or any councilmember.

SECTION 2.13. Compensation and expenses.

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SECTION 2.14. Holding other office; voting when personally interested.

(a) Except as authorized by law, the mayor or any councilmember shall not hold any other city office or city employment during the term for which he or she was elected or during the period when he or she is seeking office following qualification. (b) Elected and appointed officers of the city are trustees and servants of the residents of the city and shall act in a fiduciary capacity for the benefit of such residents. (c) Any city officer or employee who knowingly conceals such financial interest or knowingly violates any of the requirements of this section shall be guilty of malfeasance in office or position and shall be deemed to have forfeited that person's office or position. (d) Neither the mayor nor any member of the city council shall vote upon or sign any ordinance, resolution, contract, or other matter in which he or she is personally interested.

SECTION 2.15. Inquiries and investigations.

Following the adoption of an authorizing resolution, the city council may make inquiries and investigations into the affairs of the city and the conduct of any department, office, or agency thereof and, for this purpose, may subpoena witnesses, administer oaths, take testimony, and require the production of evidence. Any person who fails or refuses to obey a lawful order issued in the exercise of these powers by the city council shall be punished as provided by ordinance.

SECTION 2.16. General power and authority.

(a) Except as otherwise provided by this charter, the city council shall be vested with all the powers of government of this city. (b) In addition to all other powers conferred upon it by law, the city council shall have the authority to adopt and provide for the execution of such ordinances, resolutions, rules, and regulations, not inconsistent with this charter and the Constitution and the laws of the State of Georgia, which it shall deem necessary, expedient, or helpful for the peace, good order, protection of life and property, health, welfare, sanitation, comfort, convenience, prosperity, or well-being of the inhabitants of the City of Jefferson and may enforce such ordinances by imposing penalties for violation thereof.

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The city council is empowered to acquire, construct, operate, and maintain public ways, parks, public grounds, cemeteries, markets, market houses, public buildings, libraries, sewers, drains, sewage treatment, waterworks, electrical systems, gas systems, airports, hospitals, and charitable, educational, recreational, sport, curative, corrective, detentional, penal, and medical institutions, agencies, and facilities, and any other public improvements inside or outside the city and to regulate the use thereof and, for such purposes, property may be condemned under procedures established under general law applicable now or as provided in the future.

SECTION 2.18. Organization.

The city council shall hold an organizational meeting during the last week of December following each municipal election. The meeting shall be called to order by the sitting mayor, or in the absence of a sitting mayor, the mayor pro tempore, or in the absence of both, the city clerk. The oath of office shall be administered to the newly elected members by a judicial officer authorized to administer oaths and shall, to the extent that it comports with federal and state law, be as follows:
"I do solemnly (swear) (affirm) that I will faithfully perform the duties of (mayor) (councilmember) of this city and that I will support and defend the charter thereof as well as the Constitution and laws of the State of Georgia and of the United States of America."

SECTION 2.19. Meetings.

(a) The city council shall hold regular meetings at such times and places as prescribed by ordinance. (b) Special meetings of the city council may be held on call of the mayor or three members of the city council. Notice of such special meeting shall be served on all other members personally, or by telephone personally, at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting. Such notice to councilmembers shall not be required if the mayor and all councilmembers are present when the special meeting is called. Such notice of any special meeting may be waived by a councilmember in writing before or after such a meeting and attendance at the meeting shall also constitute a waiver of notice on any business transacted in such councilmember's presence. Only the business stated in the call may be transacted at the special meeting. (c) All meetings of the city council shall be public to the extent required by law and notice to the public of special meetings shall be made fully as is reasonably possible as provided

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by Code Section 50-14-1 of the O.C.G.A. or other applicable laws as may hereafter be enacted.

SECTION 2.20. Procedures.

(a) The city council shall adopt its rules of procedure and order of business consistent with the provisions of this charter and shall provide for keeping a journal of its proceedings which shall be a public record. The rules of procedure adopted shall not expand or restrict any powers assigned to the mayor and councilmembers by this charter. (b) All committees and committee chairpersons and officers of the city council shall be appointed by the mayor and shall serve at the pleasure of the mayor. The mayor shall have the power to appoint new members to any committee at any time.

SECTION 2.21. Voting.

Four councilmembers, including the mayor, shall constitute a quorum and shall be authorized to transact the business of the city council. Voting on the adoption of ordinances shall be by voice vote and the vote shall be recorded in the journal, but any member of the city council shall have the right to request a roll call vote and such vote shall be recorded in the journal. Except as otherwise provided in this charter, the affirmative vote of a majority of councilmembers, excluding the mayor unless otherwise provided for by this charter, present at an official meeting shall be required for adoption of any ordinance, resolution, or motion. An abstention shall be counted as an affirmative vote.

SECTION 2.22. Ordinances.

(a) Every proposed ordinance shall be introduced in writing and in the form required for final adoption. No ordinance shall contain a subject which is not expressed in its title. The enacting clause shall be "It is hereby ordained by the governing authority of the City of Jefferson" and every ordinance shall so begin. (b) An ordinance may be introduced by any councilmember and be read at a regular or special meeting of the city council. Ordinances shall be considered and adopted or rejected by the city council in accordance with the rules which it shall establish. Upon introduction of any ordinance, the city clerk shall, as soon as possible, distribute a copy to the mayor and to each councilmember and shall file a reasonable number of copies in the office of the city clerk and at such other public places as the city council may designate.

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Acts of the city council which have the force and effect of law shall be enacted by ordinance. All other matters of business shall be considered in the form of a resolution.

SECTION 2.24. Emergency.

(a) To meet a public emergency affecting life, health, property, or public peace, the city council may convene on call of the mayor or three councilmembers and promptly adopt an emergency ordinance, but such ordinance may not levy taxes; grant, renew, or extend a franchise; regulate the rate charged by any public utility for its services; or authorize the borrowing of money except for loans to be repaid within 30 days. An emergency ordinance shall be introduced in the form prescribed for ordinances generally, except that it shall be plainly designated as an emergency ordinance and shall contain, after the enacting clause, a declaration stating that an emergency exists and a description of the emergency in clear and specific terms. An emergency ordinance may be adopted, with or without amendment, or rejected at the meeting at which it is introduced, but the affirmative vote of at least three councilmembers shall be required for adoption. It shall become effective upon adoption or at such later time as it may specify. Every emergency ordinance shall automatically stand repealed 30 days following the date upon which it was adopted, but this shall not prevent reenactment of the ordinance in the manner specified in this section if the emergency still exists. An emergency ordinance may also be repealed by adoption of a repealing ordinance in the same manner specified in this section for adoption of emergency ordinances. (b) Such meetings shall be open to the public to the extent required by law and notice to the public of emergency meetings shall be made as fully as is reasonably possible in accordance with Code Section 50-14-1 of the O.C.G.A., or such other applicable laws as are or may hereafter be enacted.

SECTION 2.25. Codes of technical regulations.

(a) The city council may adopt any standard code of technical regulations by reference thereto in an adopting ordinance. The procedure and requirements governing such adopting ordinance shall be as prescribed for ordinances generally except that:
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(2) A copy of each adopted code of technical regulations, as well as the adopting ordinance, shall be authenticated and recorded by the city clerk pursuant to Section 2.26 of this charter. (b) Copies of any adopted code of technical regulations shall be made available by the city clerk for inspection by the public.

SECTION 2.26. Signing; authenticating; recording; codification; printing.

(a) The city clerk shall authenticate by signature and record in full in a properly indexed book kept for that purpose all ordinances adopted by the city council. (b) The city shall provide for the preparation of a general codification of all the ordinances of the city having the force and effect of law. The general codification shall be adopted by the city council by ordinance and shall be published promptly together with all amendments thereto and shall contain such codes of technical regulations and other rules and regulations as the city council may specify. This compilation shall be known and cited officially as "The Code of the City of Jefferson, Georgia." Copies of the code shall be furnished to all officers, departments, and agencies of the city and shall be made available for purchase by the public at a reasonable price as fixed by the city council. (c) The city council shall cause each ordinance and each amendment to this charter to be printed promptly following its adoption, and the printed ordinances and charter amendments shall be made available for purchase by the public at reasonable prices to be fixed by the city council. Following publication of the first code under this charter and at all times thereafter, the ordinances and charter amendments shall be printed in substantially the same style as the code then in effect and shall be suitable in form for incorporation within the code. The city council shall make such further arrangements as deemed desirable with reproduction and distribution of any changes in or additions to the code of technical regulations and other rules and regulations included in the code.

SECTION 2.27. City manager; appointment; qualifications; compensation.

The city council shall appoint a city manager for an indefinite term and shall fix the manager's compensation. The city manager shall be appointed solely on the basis of his or her executive and administrative qualifications.

SECTION 2.28. Suspension or removal of city manager.

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(1) The city council shall adopt by affirmative vote of a majority of all its members a preliminary resolution which must state the reasons for removal and may suspend the manager from duty for a period not to exceed 45 days. A copy of the resolution shall be delivered promptly to the manager; (2) Within five days after a copy of the resolution is delivered to the manager, he or she may file with the city council a written request for a public hearing. This hearing shall be held within 30 days after the request is filed. The manager may file with the city council a written reply not later than five days before the hearing; (3) If the manager has not requested a public hearing within the time specified in paragraph (2) of this subsection, the city council may adopt a final resolution for removal, which may be made effective immediately, by an affirmative vote of a majority of all its members. If the city manager has requested a public hearing, the city council may adopt a final resolution for removal, which may be made effective immediately, by an affirmative vote of a majority of all its members at any time after the public hearing. (b) The manager shall continue to receive his or her salary until the effective date of a final resolution of removal. (c) The mayor and council may for disciplinary purposes suspend the city manager with or without pay for a period of up to 30 days by affirmative vote of a majority of all its members. (d) The mayor and council may designate a person or persons to perform the functions and duties of the city manager during his or her absence, disability, or suspension. Vacancies in the office of city manager shall be filled by the mayor and council as early as practicable, and, until such vacancy is filled, the mayor and council shall have full powers to make a temporary appointment of a qualified person to perform the functions and duties of this office.

SECTION 2.29. Acting city manager.

By letter filed with the city clerk, the manager shall designate, subject to approval of the city council, a qualified city administrative officer to exercise the powers and perform the duties of manager during his or her temporary absence or disability. During such absence or disability, the city council may revoke such designation at any time and appoint another officer of the city to serve until the manager shall return or the manager's disability shall cease.

SECTION 2.30. Powers and duties of the city manager.

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placed in his or her charge by or under this charter. The city manager shall have the following powers and duties:
(1) The city manager shall have the power to appoint, and when the city manager deems it necessary for the good of the city, suspend or remove all city employees and administrative officers the city manager appoints, and all other employees of the city, except the city attorney, city judge, and members of the boards and commissions, who shall be appointed by the mayor and council. In suspending and removing employees, the city manager shall have authority to do so without consent of the mayor and council but must keep the mayor and council advised of any actions deemed necessary. The city manager may authorize any administrative officer who is subject to his or her direction and supervision to exercise these powers with respect to subordinates in that officer's department, office, or agency; (2) The city manager shall direct and supervise the administration of all departments, offices, and agencies of the city, except as otherwise provided by this charter or by law; (3) The city manager shall attend all city council meetings except for closed meetings held for the purposes of deliberating on the appointment, discipline, or removal of the city manager and shall have the right to take part in discussion but may not vote; (4) The city manager shall see that all laws, provisions of this charter, and ordinances of the city council, subject to enforcement by the city manager or by officers subject to the city manager's direction and supervision, are faithfully executed; (5) The city manager shall prepare and submit the annual operating budget and capital budget to the city council; (6) The city manager shall submit to the city council and make available to the public a complete report on the finances and administrative activities of the city as of the end of each fiscal year; (7) The city manager shall make such other reports as the city council may require concerning the operation of city departments, offices, and agencies subject to the manager's direction and supervision; (8) The city manager shall keep the city council fully advised as to the financial condition and future needs of the city and make such recommendations to the city council concerning the affairs of the city as he or she deems desirable; (9) The city manager shall perform other such duties as are specified in this charter or as may be required by the city council; and (10) The city manager shall supervise the performance of all contracts made by any person for work done for the City of Jefferson and be the purchasing agent of materials and supplies for the city under such rules and regulations as may be imposed by the mayor and council.

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Except for the purpose of inquiries and investigations under Section 2.15 of this charter, or other inquiries and investigations initiated by action of the mayor and council, the city council or its members shall deal with city officers and employees who are subject to the direction and supervision of the manager solely through the manager, and neither the city council nor its members shall give orders to any such officer or employee, either publicly or privately.

SECTION 2.32. Election of mayor; forfeiture; compensation.

The mayor shall be elected and serve for a term of four years, or until his or her successor is elected and qualified. The mayor shall be a qualified elector of this city and shall have been a resident of the city for at least 12 months immediately preceding his or her election. her or she shall continue to reside in this city during the period of his or her service. The mayor shall forfeit his or her office on the same grounds and under the same procedure as for councilmembers. The compensation of the mayor shall be established in the same manner as for councilmembers. The mayor shall be elected by the vote of the electors within all five districts.

SECTION 2.33. Mayor pro tempore.

During the absence or physical or mental disability of the mayor for any cause, the mayor pro tempore, or in the mayor pro tempore's absence or disability for any reason, any one of the councilmembers chosen by a majority vote of the city council shall be clothed with all the rights and privileges of the mayor and shall perform the duties of the office of the mayor so long as such absence or disability shall continue. Any such absence or disability shall be declared by majority vote of all councilmembers. When acting as mayor, the mayor pro tempore shall continue to have only one vote as a member of the council.

SECTION 2.34. Powers and duties of mayor.

The mayor shall: (1) Preside at all meetings of the city council; (2) Be the head of the city for the purpose of service of process and for ceremonial purposes and be the official spokesperson for the city and the chief advocate of policy; (3) Have the power to administer oaths and to make affidavits;

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(4) Sign as a matter of course on behalf of the city all written and approved contracts, ordinances, and other instruments executed by the city which by law are required to be in writing; (5) Vote on matters before the city council only in event of a tie and be counted toward a quorum as any other councilmember; (6) Fulfill such other duties as the city council shall by ordinance establish; and (7) Represent the city in ceremonial intergovernmental relations.

ARTICLE III. ORGANIZATION OF GOVERNMENT, GENERAL AUTHORITY,
AND ORDINANCES

SECTION 3.10. Department heads.

(a) Except as otherwise provided in this charter, the city council, by ordinance, shall prescribe the functions or duties and establish, abolish, alter, consolidate, or leave vacant all nonelective offices, positions of employment, departments, and agencies of the city as necessary for the proper administration of the affairs and government of this city. (b) Except as otherwise provided by this charter or by law, the directors or departments and other appointed officers of the city shall be appointed solely on the basis of their respective administrative and professional qualifications. (c) All appointed officers and directors of departments shall receive such compensation as prescribed by ordinance. (d) There shall be a director of each department or agency who shall be its principal officer. Each director shall, subject to the direction and supervision of the city manager, be responsible for the administration and direction of the affairs and operations of the department or agency. (e) All appointed officers and directors under the supervision of the city manager shall be nominated by the city manager with confirmation of appointment by the city council. All appointed officers and directors shall be employees at will and subject to removal or suspension at any time by the city manager unless otherwise provided by law or ordinance.

SECTION 3.11. Boards, commissions, and authorities.

(a) The city council shall create, by ordinance, such boards, commissions, and authorities to fulfill any investigative, quasi-judicial, or quasi-legislative function the city council deems necessary, and shall by ordinance establish the composition, period of existence, duties, and powers thereof.

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(b) All members of boards, commissions, and authorities of the city shall be appointed by the city council for such terms of office and in such manner as shall be provided by ordinance, except where other appointing authority, terms of office, or manner of appointment is prescribed by this charter or by law. (c) The city council, by ordinance, may provide for the compensation and reimbursement for actual and necessary expenses of the members of any board, commission, or authority. (d) Except as otherwise provided by charter or by law, no member of any board, commission or authority shall qualify for or hold any elective office in the city. (e) Any vacancy on a board, commission, or authority of the city shall be filled for the unexpired term in the manner prescribed for the original appointment, except as otherwise provided by this charter or by law. (f) No member of a board, commission, or authority shall assume office until that person has executed and filed with the city clerk an oath obligating himself or herself to faithfully and impartially perform the duties of that member's office, such oath to be prescribed by ordinance and administered by the mayor. (g) All board members serve at will and may be removed at any time by a vote of three members of the city council unless otherwise provided by law. (h) Except as otherwise provided by this charter or by law, each board, commission, or authority of the city shall elect one of its members as chair and one member as vice-chair, and may elect as its secretary one of its own members or may appoint as secretary an employee of the city. Each board, commission, or authority of the city government may establish such bylaws, rules, and regulations, not inconsistent with this charter, ordinances of the city, or law, as it deems appropriate and necessary for the fulfillment of his or her duties or the conduct of its affairs. Copies of such bylaws, rules, and regulations shall be filed with the city clerk.

SECTION 3.12. City attorney.

The city council shall appoint a city attorney, together with such assistant city attorneys as may be authorized, and shall provide for the payment of such attorney or attorneys for services rendered to the city. The city attorney shall be responsible for representing and defense of the city in all litigation in which the city is a party, may be the prosecuting officer in the municipal court; shall attend the meetings of the council as directed, shall advise the city council, mayor, and other officers and employees of the city concerning legal aspects of the city's affairs, and shall perform such other duties as may be required of him or her by virtue of his or her position as city attorney. The city attorney is not a public official of the city and does not take an oath of office. The city attorney shall at all times be an independent contractor. A law firm, rather than an individual, may be designated as the city attorney.

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SECTION 3.13. City clerk.

The city manager shall appoint a city clerk who shall not be a councilmember. The city clerk shall be custodian of the official city seal and city records, maintain city council records required by this charter, and perform such other duties as may be required by the city manager. The office of city clerk may be a part-time or full-time position.

SECTION 3.14. City accountant.

The city council shall appoint a certified public accountant to perform the duties of an independent auditor and to make an annual audit of all financial books and records of the city which shall be filed with the city.

SECTION 3.15. Position classification and pay plan.

The city manager shall be responsible for the preparation of a position classification and pay plan which shall be submitted to the city council for approval. Such plan may apply to all employees of the city and any of its agencies, departments, boards, commissions, or authorities. When a pay plan has been adopted, the city council shall not increase or decrease the salary range applicable to any position except by amendment of such pay plan. For purposes of this section, all elected and appointed city officials are not city employees.

SECTION 3.16. Personnel policies.

All employees serve at will and may be removed from office at any time unless otherwise provided by ordinance. The city council shall adopt rules and regulations consistent with this charter concerning:
(1) The method of employee selection and probationary periods of employment; (2) The administration of the position classification and pay plan, methods of promotion and applicable of service ratings thereto, and transfer of employees within the classification plan; (3) Hours of work, vacation, sick leave, and other leaves of absence, overtime pay, and the order and manner in which layoffs shall be effected; (4) Such dismissal hearings as due process may require; and (5) Such other personnel notices as may be necessary to provide for adequate and systematic handling of personnel affairs.

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Such personnel policies shall be recommended, directed, and administered by the city manager as personnel director of all employees of the city.

ARTICLE IV. JUDICIAL BRANCH

SECTION 4.10. Municipal court.

There shall be a court to be known as the Municipal Court of the City of Jefferson.

SECTION 4.11. Judges.

(a) The municipal court shall be presided over by a chief judge and such part-time, full-time, or stand-by judges as shall be provided by ordinance. (b) No person shall be qualified or eligible to serve as a judge on the municipal court unless that person shall have attained the age of 25 years, shall be a member of the State Bar of Georgia, and shall possess all qualifications required by law. All judges shall be appointed by the city council and shall serve until a successor is appointed and qualified. (c) Compensation of the judge or judges shall be fixed by ordinance. (d) Judges serve as provided in Code Section 36-32-2 of the O.C.G.A. and may be removed from office in accordance with Code Section 36-32-2.1 of the O.C.G.A., or other such applicable laws as are or may hereafter be enacted. Subject to Code Section 36-32-2 of the O.C.G.A., et seq., or other such applicable laws as are or may hereafter be enacted, judges serve at will and may be removed from office at any time by the city council unless otherwise provided by ordinance. (e) Before assuming office, each judge shall take an oath, given by the mayor or other officer authorized to administer oaths, that the judge will honestly and faithfully discharge the duties of the office to the best of that person's ability and without fear, favor, or partiality. The oath shall be entered upon the minutes of the city council journal required in Section 2.20 of this charter.

SECTION 4.12. Convening of court.

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SECTION 4.13. Jurisdiction; powers.

(a) The municipal court shall have jurisdiction and authority to try and punish violations of this charter, all city ordinances, and such other violations as provided by law. (b) The municipal court shall have authority to punish those in its presence for contempt; provided that such punishment shall not exceed a fine of $200.00 or ten days in jail. (c) The maximum punishment for offenses committed under state law shall be those limits as established by general law. (d) The municipal court shall have the authority to establish a schedule of fees to defray the cost of operation and shall be entitled to reimbursement of the cost of meals, transportation, and caretaking of prisoners bound over to superior courts for violation of state law. (e) The municipal court shall have authority to establish bail and recognizances to ensure the presence of those charged with violations before said court and shall have discretionary authority to accept cash or personal or real property as surety bond for the appearance of persons charged with violations. Whenever any person shall give bail for that person's appearance and shall fail to appear at the time fixed for trial, that person's bond shall be forfeited through procedures established by general law by the presiding judge. In the event that cash or property is accepted in lieu of bond for security for the appearance of a defendant at trial, and if such defendant fails to appear at the time and place fixed for trial, the cash so deposited shall be on order of the judge declared forfeited to the city, or the property so deposited shall have a lien against it for the value forfeited which lien shall be enforceable in the same manner and to the same extent as a lien for city property taxes. (f) The municipal court shall have the same authority as superior courts to compel the production of evidence in the possession of any party; to enforce obedience to its orders, judgments, and sentences; and to administer such oaths as are necessary. (g) The municipal court may compel the presence of all parties necessary to a proper disposal of each case by the issuance of summonses, subpoenas, and warrants which may be served as executed by any officer as authorized by this charter or by law. (h) Each judge of the municipal court shall be authorized to issue warrants for the arrest of persons charged with offenses against any ordinance of the city, and each judge of the municipal court shall have the same authority as a magistrate of the state to issue warrants for offenses against state laws committed within the city. (i) The municipal court is specifically vested with all the jurisdiction and powers throughout the geographic area of this city granted by law to municipal courts and particularly by such laws as authorize the abatement of nuisance and prosecution of traffic violations as set out in Title 40 of the O.C.G.A., including Uniform Rules of the Road. (j) The judge of the municipal court shall be authorized, to the extent the city attorney declines to act as prosecuting attorney, to appoint on behalf of the city a prosecuting attorney for the municipal court. Said attorney shall be compensated by the city. Said

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judge shall also be authorized to employ a court reporter for each of the court proceedings over which he or she presides with said court reporter being compensated by the city.

SECTION 4.14. Certiorari.

The right of certiorari from the decision and judgment of the municipal court shall exist in all criminal cases and ordinance violation cases, and such certiorari shall be obtained under the sanction of a judge of the Superior Court of Jackson County under the Constitution and laws of the State of Georgia regulating the granting and issuance of writs of certiorari.

SECTION 4.15. Rules for court.

With the approval of the city council, the judge shall have full power and authority to make reasonable rules and regulations necessary and proper to secure the efficient and successful administration of the municipal court; provided, however, that the city council may adopt in part or in toto the rules and regulations applicable to superior courts. The rules and regulations made or adopted shall be filed with the city clerk, shall be available for public inspection, and, upon request, a copy shall be furnished to all defendants in municipal court proceedings at least 48 hours prior to said proceedings.

ARTICLE V. ELECTIONS

SECTION 5.10. Applicability of general law.

All elections shall be held and conducted in accordance with Chapter 2 of Title 21 of the O.C.G.A., the "Georgia Election Code," as now or hereafter amended.

SECTION 5.11. Election of the city council and mayor.

(a) There shall be a municipal general election biennially in the odd-numbered years on the Tuesday next following the first Monday in November. (b) There shall be elected the mayor and councilmembers from Council Districts 2 and 4 at one election and at every other election thereafter. The remaining city council seats for Council Districts 1, 3, and 5 shall be filled at the election alternating with the first election so that a continuing body is created.

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SECTION 5.12. Nonpartisan elections.

Political parties shall not conduct primaries for city offices and all names of candidates for city offices shall be listed without party labels.

SECTION 5.13. Election by majority.

The candidate receiving a majority of the votes cast for any city office shall be elected. If no one receives a majority of votes cast, a run off election must be held between the two candidates that received the highest vote count as provided in Georgia law.

SECTION 5.14. Special elections; vacancies.

In the event that the office of mayor or councilmember shall become vacant for any cause whatsoever, the city council or those remaining shall order a special election to fill the balance of the unexpired term of such official; provided, however, if such vacancy occurs within 12 months of the expiration of the term of that office, the city council or those members remaining shall appoint a successor for the remainder of the term. In all other respects, the special election shall be held and conducted in accordance with Chapter 2 of Title 21 of the O.C.G.A., the "Georgia Election Code," as now or hereafter amended.

SECTION 5.15. Other provisions.

Except as otherwise provided by this charter, the city council shall by ordinance prescribe such rules and regulations it deems appropriate to fulfill any options and duties under Georgia Election Code, Chapter 2 of Title 21 of the O.C.G.A., the "Georgia Election Code," as now or hereafter amended.

SECTION 5.16. Removal of officers.

(a) The mayor, councilmembers, or other appointed officers provided for in this charter shall be removed from office for any one or more of the causes provided in Title 45 of the O.C.G.A., or such other applicable laws as are or may hereafter be enacted. (b) Removal of an officer pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall be accomplished by one of the following methods:

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(1) Following a hearing at which an impartial panel shall render a decision. In the event an elected officer is sought to be removed by the action of the city council, such officer shall be entitled to a written notice specifying the ground or grounds for removal and to a public hearing which shall be held not less than ten days after the service of such written notice. The city council shall provide by ordinance for the manner in which such hearings shall be held. Any elected officer sought to be removed from office as provided in this charter shall have the right of appeal from the decision of the city council to the Superior Court of Jackson County. Such appeal shall be governed by the same rules as govern appeals to the superior court from the probate court; (2) By an order of the Superior Court of Jackson County following a hearing on a complaint seeking such removal brought by any resident of the City of Jefferson; (3) By recall, only of elected officials, pursuant to Georgia law; and (4) Pursuant to the terms of general law.

ARTICLE VI. FINANCE

SECTION 6.10. Property tax.

The city council may assess, levy, and collect an ad valorem tax on all real and personal property within the corporate limits of the city that is subject to such taxation by the state and county. This tax is for the purpose of raising revenues to defray the costs of operating the city government, of providing governmental services, for the repayment of principal and interest on general obligations, and for any other public purpose as determined by the city council in its discretion.

SECTION 6.11. Millage rate.

The city council by ordinance shall establish a millage rate for the city property tax, a due date, and the time period within which these taxes must be paid. The city council may by ordinance provide for the payment of these taxes by installments or in one lump sum, as well as authorize the voluntary payment of taxes prior to the time when due.

SECTION 6.12. Occupation and business taxes.

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professions for the purpose of such taxation in any way which may be lawful and may compel the payment of such taxes as provided in Section 6.18 of this charter.

SECTION 6.13. Regulatory fees; permits.

The city council by ordinance shall have the power to require businesses or practitioners doing business within this city to obtain a permit for such activity from the city and pay a reasonable regulatory fee for such permit as provided by general law. Such fees shall reflect the total cost to the city of regulating the activity and, if unpaid, shall be collected as provided in Section 6.18 of this charter.

SECTION 6.14. Franchises.

(a) The city council shall have the power to grant franchises for the use of this city's streets and alleys for the purposes of railroads, street railways, telephone companies, electric companies, electric membership corporations, cable television and other telecommunications companies, gas companies, transportation companies, and other similar organizations. The city council shall determine the duration, terms, whether the same shall be exclusive or nonexclusive, and the consideration for such franchises; provided, however, no franchise shall be granted for a period in excess of 35 years and no franchise shall be granted unless the city receives just and adequate compensation therefor. The city council shall provide for the registration of all franchises with the city clerk in a registration book kept by the clerk. The city council may provide by ordinance for the registration within a reasonable time of all franchises previously granted. (b) If no franchise agreement is in effect, the city council has the authority to impose a tax on gross receipts for the use of this city's streets and alleys for the purposes of railroads, street railways, telephone companies, electric companies, electric membership corporation, cable television and other telecommunications companies, gas companies, transportation companies, and other similar organizations.

SECTION 6.15. Service charges.

The city council by ordinance shall have the power to assess and collect fees, charges, assessments, and tolls for sewers, sanitary and health services, water or water services, or any other services provided or made available inside or outside the corporate limits of the city. If unpaid, such charges shall be collected as provided in Section 6.18 of this charter.

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The city council by ordinance shall have the power to assess and collect the costs of constructing, reconstructing, widening, or improving any public way, street, sidewalk, curbing, gutters, sewers, or other utility mains and appurtenances from the abutting property owners under such terms and conditions as are reasonable. If unpaid, such charges shall be collected as provided in Section 6.18 of this charter.

SECTION 6.17. Other taxes.

This city shall be empowered to levy any other tax allowed now or hereafter by law, and the specific mention of any right, power, or authority in this article shall not be construed as limiting in any way the general powers of this city to govern its local affairs.

SECTION 6.18. Collection of delinquent taxes.

The city council by ordinance may provide generally for the collection of delinquent taxes, fees, or other revenue due the city under Sections 6.10 through 6.17 of this charter by whatever reasonable means as are not precluded by law. This shall include providing for the dates when the taxes or fees are due, late penalties or interest, issuance and execution of fi.fas., creation and priority of liens, making delinquent taxes and fees personal debts of the persons required to pay the taxes or fees imposed, revoking city permits for failure to pay any city taxes or fees, and providing for the assignment or transfer of tax executions. The City of Jefferson shall have the power to file its tax fi.fas. in the Superior Court, State Court, or Magistrate Court of Jackson County and to utilize processes of garnishment to collect these taxes.

SECTION 6.19. Borrowing.

The city council shall have the power to issue bonds for the purpose of raising revenue to carry out any project, program, or venture authorized under this charter or the laws of the state. Such bonding authority shall be exercised in accordance with the laws governing bond issuance by municipalities in effect at the time said issue is undertaken.

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SECTION 6.20. Revenue bonds.

Revenue bonds may be issued by the city council as provided by state law. Such bonds are to be paid out of any revenue produced by the project, program, or venture for which they were issued.

SECTION 6.21. Short-term loans.

The city may obtain short-term loans and must repay such loans not later than December 31 of each year, unless otherwise provided by law.

SECTION 6.22. Lease-purchase contracts.

The city may enter into multiyear lease, purchase, or lease-purchase contracts for the acquisition of goods, materials, real and personal property, services, and supplies, provided that the contract terminates without further obligation on the part of the municipality at the close of the calendar year in which it was executed and at the close of each succeeding calendar year for which it may be renewed. Contracts must be executed in accordance with the requirements of Code Section 36-60-13 of the O.C.G.A., or other such applicable laws as are or may hereafter be enacted.

SECTION 6.23. Fiscal year.

The city council shall set the fiscal year by ordinance. This fiscal year shall constitute the budget year and the year for financial accounting and reporting of each and every office, department, agency, and activity of the city government unless otherwise provided by state or federal law.

SECTION 6.24. Preparation of budgets.

The city council shall provide an ordinance on the procedures and requirements for the preparation and execution of an annual operating budget, a capital improvement program, and a capital budget, including requirements as to the scope, content, and form of such budgets and programs.

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On or before a date fixed by the city council but not later than October 1 of each year, the city manager shall submit to the city council a proposed operating budget for the ensuing fiscal year. The budget shall be accompanied by a message from the city manager containing a statement of the general fiscal policies of the city, the important features of the budget, explanations of major changes recommended for the next fiscal year, a general summary of the budget, and such other comments and information as may be deemed pertinent. The operating budget, the capital budget hereinafter provided for, the budget message, and all supporting documents shall be filed in the office of the city clerk and shall be open to public inspection.

SECTION 6.26. Action by city council on budget.

(a) The city council may amend the operating budget proposed by the city manager, except that the budget as finally amended and adopted must provide for all expenditures required by state law or by other provisions of this charter and for all debt service requirements for the ensuing fiscal year, and the total appropriations from any fund shall not exceed the estimated fund balance, reserves, and revenues. (b) The city council shall adopt the final operating budget for the ensuing fiscal year not later than November 1 of each year. If the city council fails to adopt the budget by said date, the amounts appropriated for operation for the then current fiscal year shall be deemed adopted for the ensuing fiscal year on a month-to-month basis, with all items prorated accordingly, until such time as the city council adopts a budget for the ensuing fiscal year. Adoption of the budget shall take the form of an appropriations ordinance setting out the estimated revenues in detail by sources and by organizational unit, purpose, or activity as set out in the budget preparation ordinance adopted pursuant to Section 6.24 of this charter. (c) The amount set out in the adopted operating budget for each organizational unit shall constitute the annual appropriation for such, and no expenditure shall be made or encumbrance created in excess of the otherwise unencumbered balance of the appropriations or allotment thereof to which it is chargeable.

SECTION 6.27. Tax levies.

Following adoption of the operating budget, the city council shall levy by ordinance such taxes as are necessary. The taxes and tax rates set by such ordinance shall be such that reasonable estimates of revenues from such levy shall at least be sufficient, together with

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other anticipated revenues, fund balances, and applicable reserves, to equal the total amount appropriated for each of the several funds set forth in the annual operating budget for defraying the expense of the general government of this city.

SECTION 6.28. Changes in appropriations.

The city council by ordinance may make changes in the appropriations contained in the current operating budget at any regular meeting or special or emergency meeting called for such purposes, but any additional appropriations may be made only from an existing unexpended surplus.

SECTION 6.29. Capital budget.

(a) On or before the date fixed by the city council, but not later than October 1, the city manager shall submit to the city council a proposed capital improvements budget with his or her recommendations as to the means of financing the improvements proposed for the ensuing year. The city council shall have the power to accept, with or without amendments, or reject the proposed program and proposed budget. The city council shall not authorize an expenditure for the construction of any building, structure, work, or improvement, unless the appropriations for such project are included in the capital budget except to meet a public emergency as provided in Section 2.24. (b) The city council shall adopt by ordinance the final capital improvements budget for the ensuing fiscal year not later than January 1 of each year. No appropriations provided for in a prior capital improvements budget shall lapse until the purpose for which the appropriations were made have been accomplished or abandoned; provided, however, the city manager may submit amendments to the capital improvements budget at any time during the fiscal year accompanied by his or her recommendations. Any such amendments to the capital improvements budget shall become effective only upon adoption by ordinance.

SECTION 6.30. Independent audit.

There shall be an annual independent audit of all city accounts, funds, and financial transactions by a certified public accountant selected by the city council. The audit shall be conducted according to generally accepted accounting principles. Any audit of any funds by the state or federal government may be accepted as satisfying the requirements of this charter. Copies of all audit reports shall be available at printing costs to the public.

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No contract with the city shall be binding on the city unless: (1) It is in writing; (2) It is drawn by or submitted and reviewed by the city attorney and, as a matter of course, is signed by the city attorney to indicate such drafting or review; and (3) It is made or authorized by the city council and such approval is entered in the city council journal of proceedings pursuant to Section 2.20.

SECTION 6.32. Centralized purchasing.

The city council shall by ordinance prescribe procedures for a system of centralized purchasing for the city.

SECTION 6.33. Sale and lease of city property.

(a) The city council may sell and convey, or lease any real or personal property owned or held by the city for governmental or other purposes as now or hereafter provided by law. (b) The city council may quitclaim any rights it may have in property not needed for public purposes upon request by the mayor and adoption of a resolution, both finding that the property is not needed for public or other purposes and that the interest of the city has no readily ascertainable monetary value. (c) Whenever in opening, extending, or widening any street, avenue, alley, or public place of the city a small parcel or tract of land is cut off or separated by such work from a larger tract or boundary of land owned by the city, the city council may authorize the mayor sell and convey said cut-off or separated parcel or tract of land to an abutting or adjoining property owner or owners. All deeds and conveyances heretofore and hereafter so executed and delivered shall convey all title and interest the city has in such property, notwithstanding the fact that no public sale after advertisement was or is hereafter made.

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ARTICLE VII. GENERAL PROVISIONS

SECTION 7.10. Bonds for officials.

The officers and employees of the city, both elected and appointed, shall execute such surety or fidelity bonds in such amounts and upon such terms and conditions as the city council shall from time to time require by ordinance or as may be provided by law.

SECTION 7.11. Prior ordinances.

All ordinances, resolutions, rules, and regulations now in force in the city not inconsistent with this charter are hereby declared valid and of full effect and force until amended or repealed by the city council.

SECTION 7.12. Existing personnel and officers.

Except as specifically provided otherwise by this charter, all personnel and officers of the city and their rights, privileges, and powers shall continue beyond the time this charter takes effect for a period of 365 days, before or during which the existing city council shall pass a transition ordinance detailing the changes in personnel and appointive officers required or desired and arranging such titles, rights, privileges, and powers as may be required or desired to allow a reasonable transition.

SECTION 7.13. Pending matters.

Except as specifically provided otherwise by this charter, all rights, claims, actions, orders, contracts, and legal or administrative proceedings shall continue and any such ongoing work or cases shall be completed by such city agencies, personnel, or offices as may be provided by the city council.

SECTION 7.14. Construction.

(a) Section captions in this charter are informative only and are not to be considered as a part thereof. (b) The word "shall" is mandatory and the word "may" is permissive.

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(c) The singular shall include the plural, the masculine shall include the feminine, and vice versa.

SECTION 7.15. Severability.

In the event any action, subsection, sentence, clause, or phrase of this charter shall be declared or adjudged invalid or unconstitutional, such adjudication shall in no manner affect the other sections, subsections, sentences, clauses, or phrases of this charter, which shall remain of full force and effect as if the section, subsection, sentence, clause, or phrase so declared or adjudged invalid or unconstitutional were not originally a part hereof. The General Assembly declares that it would have passed the remaining parts of this charter if it had known that such part or parts hereof would be declared or adjudged invalid or unconstitutional. If any article, section, subsection, paragraph, sentence, or part thereof of this charter shall be held to be invalid or unconstitutional, such invalidity or unconstitutionality shall not affect or impair other parts of this charter unless it clearly appears that such other parts are wholly and necessarily dependent upon the part held to be invalid or unconstitutional, it being the legislative intent in enacting this charter that each article, section, subsection, paragraph, sentence, or part thereof be enacted separately and independent of each other."

SECTION 2. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

APPENDIX A

User: City of Jefferson Plan Name: CityJeffersonCCSB-2022 Plan Type: Local

District 001 County Jackson GA VTD Central Jackson
Block 010104: 1054 1055 1057 1058 1059 2051 2052 2061 2063
Block 010105: 1000 1001 1002 1003
Block 010200: 3038 3045 3051 3052 3053 3054 3055 3056 3057 3058 3061
Block 010601: 1004 1006

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Block 010704: 1030 1037 1038 2012 2013 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2023 2025 2039 2040 2043
Block 010705: 2010 3001 3004 3005 3006 3007 3008 3010 3015 3016 3017 3018 3019 3020 3021 3022 3025 3028 3029 3030 3031 3032 3033 3034
Block 010706: 3000 3001 3006 3007 3008 3013 3015 3016 3017 3026 3027 3028 3029 3030 3031 3032 3033 3034 3035 3036 3037 3038

District 002 County Jackson GA VTD Central Jackson
Block 010601: 1000 1002 1003 1005 1007 1008 1011 1012 1013 1015 1016 1018 1019 2021 2035 2037 3012
Block 010704: 1019 1023 1024 1026 1027 1028 1029 1031 1032 1033 1034
Block 010706: 2012 2036 2038 2039 2040 2041
VTD North Jackson Block 010701: 1025 1026 1028 1029 1030 2038 2039 2049 2050

District 003 County Jackson GA VTD Central Jackson
Block 010705: 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2011
Block 010706: 1017 1018 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2024 2025 2026 2027 2032 2034 2037 2045 2046 2050 3002 3003 3004 3005 3009 3010 3011 3012 3014 3021 3023 3024 3025 3039 3040 3041

District 004 County Jackson GA VTD Central Jackson
Block 010703: 1002 1003 1004 1012

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Block 010705: 1008 1012 1013 2006 2012
Block 010706: 1000 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1015 1029 1030 2029 2030 3018 3022 3042

District 005 County Jackson GA VTD Central Jackson
Block 010200: 3035 3059
Block 010701: 2040
Block 010704: 1010 1012 1016 1017 1020 1021 1022 1025 1035 1036 2001 2002 2003 2004 2006 2007 2010 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2033 2036 2037
VTD North Jackson Block 010200: 3019 3020 3022 3028 3029 3036 3037 Block 010701: 2011 2026 2029 2030 2033 2035 2036 2041 2042 2043 2044 2046 2047 2048 Block 010704: 1005 1007 1014 2000 2005 2038

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act providing a new charter for the City of Jefferson, approved April 13, 2001 (Ga. L. 200l, p. 3940), as amended; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Tommy Benton, Representative from District 31, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached.

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(2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following:
(A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Jackson Herald, which is the official organ of Jackson County, on the 26th of January, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government:
(i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ TOMMY BENTON Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 24 of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 25, 2022.

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GILMER COUNTY HOTEL/MOTEL TAX.

No. 664 (House Bill No. 1470).

AN ACT

To authorize the governing authority of Gilmer County to levy an excise tax pursuant to subsection (b) of Code Section 48-13-51 of the O.C.G.A.; to provide for procedures,

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conditions, and limitations; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. Pursuant to the authority of subsection (b) of Code Section 48-13-51 of the O.C.G.A., the governing authority of Gilmer County is authorized to levy an excise tax at a rate not to exceed 8 percent of the charge for the furnishing for value to the public of any room or rooms, lodgings, or accommodations furnished by any person or legal entity licensed by, or required to pay business or occupation taxes to, the county for operating a hotel, motel, inn, lodge, tourist camp, tourist cabin, campground, or any other place in which rooms, lodgings, or accommodations are regularly or periodically furnished for value.

SECTION 2. The enactment of this Act is subsequent to the adoption of Resolution 22-020 by the governing authority of Gilmer County on January 24, 2022, which specifies the subsequent tax rate, identifies the projects or tourism product development purposes, and specifies the allocation of proceeds.

SECTION 3. In accordance with the terms of such resolution adopted by the governing authority of Gilmer County:
(1) In each fiscal year during which a tax is collected pursuant to paragraph (3) of subsection (b) of Code Section 48-13-51 of the O.C.G.A., an amount equal to not less than 50 percent of the total amount of taxes collected that exceeds the amount of taxes that would be collected at the rate of 5 percent shall be expended for promoting tourism, conventions, and trade shows by the destination marketing organization designated by Gilmer County or by such other entity already authorized to administer tourism funds pursuant to an existing contract as specified in paragraph (2) of subsection (e) of Code Section 48-13-51 of the O.C.G.A.; and (2) The remaining amount of taxes collected that exceeds the amount of taxes that would be collected at the rate of 5 percent which is not otherwise expended under paragraph (1) of this section shall be expended for tourism product development.

SECTION 4. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

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NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION

Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to authorize the governing authority of Gilmer County to levy an excise tax pursuant to subsection (b) of Code Section 48-13-51 of the O.C.G.A.; and for other purposes.

AFFIDAVIT

GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY

I, David Ralston, Representative from District 7, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Times Courier, which is the official organ of Gilmer County, on the 23rd of February, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ DAVID RALSTON Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 28 of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ ANNA SMITH Anna Smith Notary Public, Pierce County, Georgia

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CITY OF KENNESAW CORPORATE LIMITS.

No. 665 (House Bill No. 1472).

AN ACT

To amend an Act providing a new charter for the City of Kennesaw, approved May 6, 2013 (Ga. L. 2013, p. 4234), as amended, so as to change provisions relating to the corporate limits of the city; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. An Act providing a new charter for the City of Kennesaw, approved May 6, 2013 (Ga. L. 2013, p. 4234), as amended, is amended in subsection (c) of Section 1.02 by adding a new paragraph to read as follows:
"(6) The corporate limits of the City of Kennesaw shall also include the following described parcels of land:
Tract 1: All that parcel of land lying and being Land Lot 207 of the 20th District, 2nd Section, Cobb County, Georgia, and being more particularly described as follows:

BEGINNING at the southwest comer of Tract No, 11 as shown on the plat of J. P. Phillips dated November 6, 1946 and recorded in Plat Book 6, at Page 143 of the Cobb County Records, Running thence in a northerly direction along the easterly right of way of Old U.S. 41 (a 60 foot right-of-way), following the curvature thereof, an arc distance of 200 feet to a point and corner, said arc being subtended by a chord 199.94 feet in length and bearing north 01 degrees 52 minutes 17 seconds west; running thence south 86 degrees 22 minutes 22 seconds east 250.83 feet to a point and corner; running thence south 01 degrees 38 minutes 32 seconds east 200.08 feet to a point and comer; running thence north 86 degrees 19 minutes 26 seconds west 250.05 feet to the right of way of Old U.S. Highway 41 and said POINT OF BEGINNING. Said parcel described as shown in the survey by John Gaskins, Georgia Registered Land Surveyor for Ruth Courtney dated July 14, 1997, said parcel containing 1.14 acres. Said property

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being known as 1880 Old Hwy 41 NW, Kennesaw, GA 30152 according to the present system of numbering houses in and around Cobb County, Georgia.

LESS AND EXCEPT the property contained in the right of way condemnations in favor of City of Kennesaw recorded in Deed Book 15667, Page 2087, Cobb County, Georgia Records and recorded in Deed Book 15772, Page 2906. Cobb County, Georgia Records.

Tract 2 All that tract or parcel of land lying and being in Land Lots 207 & 212, 20th District, 2nd Section, City of Kennesaw, Cobb County, Georgia and being more particularly described as follows:

COMMENCING at the apparent Land Lot Comer common to Land Lots 207, 208, 211 and 212, said District, said Section; thence leaving the aforesaid apparent Land Lot Corner and run with the Land Lot Line common to Land Lots 211 & 212 South 01 46' 35" West, 474.33 feet to point on the north right-of-way line of Barrett Parkway (having a variable width public right-of-way); thence, leaving the aforesaid Land Lot Line and running with the said right-of-way line of Barrett Parkway South 56 42' 03" West, 149.70 feet; thence, 190.69 feet along the arc of a curve deflecting to the right, having a radius of 1,080.92 feet and a chord bearing and distance of South 68 52' 43" West, 190.44 feet; thence, North 16 04' 04" West, 5.00 feet; thence, 117.37 feet along the arc of a curve deflecting to the right, having a radius of 1075.92 feet and a chord bearing and distance of South 77 03' 25" West, 117.31 feet; thence, South 09 49' 04" East, 5.00 feet; thence, 12.21 feet along the arc of a curve deflecting to the right, having a radius of 1,080.92 feet and a chord bearing and distance of South 80 30' 20" West, 12.21 feet; thence, South 83 55' 27" West, 116.72 feet; thence, South 87 01' 10" West, 45.41 feet; thence, South 87 01' 10" West, 26.53 feet; thence, North 77 17' 57" West, 75.60 feet; thence, South 78 42' 03" west, 69.33 feet; thence, South 78 42' 03" West, 16.71 feet; thence, South 86 56' 23" West, 99.52 feet; thence, South 86 57' 12" West, 77.01 feet; thence, South 86 57' 23" West, 10.30 feet; thence, North 63 25' 01" West, 15.14 feet; thence, South 87 23' 17" West 92.14 feet; thence, South 43 26' 47" West, 24.14 feet; thence, South 83 14' 04" West, 52.90 feet; thence, leaving the aforesaid right-of-way line Barrett Parkway North 83 03' 36" West, 99.52 feet; thence, North 84 59' 44" West, 165.01 feet; thence, North 47 49' 45" West, 46.32 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING.

Thence, leaving the aforesaid POINT OF BEGINNING and running

1. North 47 30' 26" West, 12.71 feet; thence, 2. North 47 32' 19" West, 209.00 feet to a 3/4-inch rebar found; thence, 3. North 47 43' 34" West, 285.02 feet to a 1-1/2 inch open top pipe found; thence,

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4. North 00 19' 42" West, 43.60 feet to a capped rebar found "Gaskins 789"; thence, 5. North 44 04' 01" West, 690.62 feet; thence, 6. South 34 53' 09" West, 50.95 feet to a capped rebar found "Gaskins 789"; thence, 7. 8. North 36 28' 15" West, 431.08 feet to a point on the easterly right-of-way line of Old U.S. 41 (having a public variable width right-of-way); thence, running with the said right-of-way line of Old U.S. 41 9. North 05 55' 48" West, 21.55 feet: thence, 10. North 06 31' 28" West, 18.44 feet to a capped rebar found "Tibbets 2137"; thence, leaving the aforesaid right-of-way line of Old U.S. 41 11. North 89 27' 40" East, 238.38 feet to a 1/2-inch rebar found; thence, 12. North 89 59' 17" East, 729.99 feet to a 3/4-inch rebar found; thence, 13. North 89 58' 02" East, 889.61 feet to a point in the centerline of Noonday Creek; thence, running with the aforesaid centerline of Noonday Creek 14. South 15 54' 22" West, 205.51 feet; thence, 15. South 10 54' 52" West, 55.00 feet; thence, 16. South 10 04' 49" West, 60.71 feet; thence, 17. South 27 51' 21" West, 54.76 feet; thence, 18. South 11 58' 16" West, 145.04 feet; thence, 19. South 21 09' 53" West, 118.20 feet; thence, 20. South 21 11' 12" West, 20.53 feet; thence, 21. South 38 18' 29" West, 44.33 feet; thence, 22. South 46 09' 50" West, 81.32 feet; thence, 23. South 40 27' 05" West, 164.64 feet; thence, 24. South 37 27' 30" West, 141.52 feet; thence, 25. South 50 53' 31" West, 81.72 feet; thence, 26. South 41 27' 08" West, 125.61 feet; thence, 27. South 23 05' 51" West, 47.69 feet; thence, 28. South 47 32' 47" West, 117.38 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, containing 1,302,964 square feet or 29.9119 acres of land, more or less.

Property is subject to all easements and rights of way recorded and unrecorded."

SECTION 2. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

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Kennesaw, approved May 6, 2013 (Ga. L. 2013, p. 4234), as amended, so as to change provisions relating to the corporate limits of the city; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

AFFIDAVIT

GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY

I, Devan Seabaugh, Representative from District 34, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Marietta Daily Journal, which is the official organ of Cobb County, on the 25th of February, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ DEVAN SEABAUGH Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 28 of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 25, 2022.

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ELBERT COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS AND REGISTRATION; CREATION.

No. 666 (House Bill No. 1475).

AN ACT

To create a board of elections and registration for Elbert County; to provide for its powers and duties; to provide for definitions; to provide for the composition of the board and the selection and appointment of members and an elections supervisor; to provide for the qualifications, terms, and removal of members; to provide for vacancies; to provide for oaths and privileges; to provide for the conduct of primaries and elections; to provide for meetings; to authorize the conduct of municipal elections; to allow for joint primaries; to authorize expenditure of public funds; to provide compensation for board members and staff; to provide for offices, supplies, and other materials; to provide for the transfer of powers, duties, facilities, and personal property; to provide for related matters; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. Pursuant to subsection (b) of Code Section 21-2-40 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, there is created the Board of Elections and Registration of Elbert County. The Board of Elections and Registration of Elbert County shall have the powers, duties, and responsibilities of the superintendent of elections of Elbert County under Chapter 2 of Title 21 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, the "Georgia Election Code," as the same now exists or may hereafter be amended, which powers, duties, and responsibilities are currently being exercised by the judge of the Probate Court of Elbert County, and the powers, duties, and responsibilities of the Board of Registrars of Elbert County under Chapter 2 of Title 21 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, the "Georgia Election Code," as the same now exists or may hereafter be amended.

SECTION 2. As used in this Act, the term:
(1) "Board" means the Elbert County Board of Elections and Registration. (2) "Commissioners" means the Board of Commissioners of Elbert County. (3) "County" means Elbert County. (4) "Election," "elector," "political party," "primary," and "public office" shall have the same meanings as ascribed to those terms by Code Section 21-2-2 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, unless otherwise clearly apparent from the text of this Act.

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SECTION 3. (a) The board shall be composed of a chairperson and four members, each of whom shall be an elector and resident of Elbert County for a period of at least one year prior to his or her appointment, who shall be appointed in the following manner:
(1) Three members shall be appointed by the governing authority of Elbert County, one of whom shall serve as chairperson of the board during his or her term of office; (2) One member shall be appointed by the governing authority of Elbert County from nominations made by the chairperson of the county executive committee of the political party whose candidate for the office of Governor at the last preceding regular general election received the highest number of votes cast for such office in the county; and (3) One member shall be appointed by the governing authority of Elbert County from nominations made by the chairperson of the county executive committee of the political party whose candidate at the election described in paragraph (2) of this subsection received the second highest number of such votes. (b) The nominations of members to be appointed pursuant to paragraphs (2) and (3) of subsection (a) of this section shall be made by the respective political party chairperson and ratified by the county executive committee of such political party at least 30 days prior to the beginning of the term of office or within 30 days after the creation of a vacancy in the office. In the event that a political party entitled to appoint a member of the board does not have a county executive committee, such nomination shall be made by the state executive committee of such political party. Should either political party fail to make its appointment, then the other appointed members of the board shall be authorized to conduct the business of the board. (c)(1) The initial members of the board shall be appointed no later than June 1, 2022.
(2)(A) The initial members appointed by the governing authority of Elbert County shall take office on July 1, 2022. (B) One of the initial members shall be designated to serve a term of office of two years and until his or her successor is appointed and qualified. A successor to such member shall be appointed no later than 30 days prior to the expiration of such member's term of office to take office on July 1, 2024, and every four years thereafter for a term of four years and until his or her successor is appointed and qualified. (C) The remaining two initial members shall be designated to serve a term of office of four years and until their respective successors are appointed and qualified. Successors to such members shall be appointed no later than 30 days prior to the expiration of such members' term of office to take office on July 1, 2026, and every four years thereafter for a term of four years and until their respective successors are appointed and qualified. (3) The initial members appointed by the political parties shall take office on July 1, 2022, and serve an initial term of two years which shall expire on June 30, 2024, and until their respective successors are appointed and qualified. Successors to such members shall be appointed no later than 30 days prior to the expiration of such members' term of office to

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take office on July 1, 2024, and every four years thereafter for a term of four years and until their respective successors are appointed and qualified. (4) Successors to the initial members shall be appointed and certified in the same manner as the initial members of the board.

SECTION 4. No person who holds elective public office shall be eligible to serve as a member of the board during the term of such elective public office, and the position of membership of any member shall be deemed vacant upon such member's qualifying as a candidate for an elective public office. Each member of the board shall be eligible to serve two four-year terms, shall have the right to resign at any time by giving written notice of such resignation to the commissioners and to the clerk of the Superior Court of Elbert County, and shall be subject to removal from the board by the commissioners at any time, for cause, after notice and hearing.

SECTION 5. The appointment of each member of the board, except the initial members, shall be evidenced by the board of commissioners filing an affidavit with the clerk of the Superior Court of Elbert County no later than 30 days preceding the date on which such member is to take office stating the name and residence address of the person appointed and certifying that such member has been duly appointed as provided for in this Act. The clerk of the Superior Court of Elbert County shall be notified of any interim appointments and shall record and certify such appointments in the same manner as the regular appointment of members. The clerk of the Superior Court of Elbert County shall record each certification on the minutes of that superior court and shall certify the name of each member to the Secretary of State and provide for the issuance of appropriate commissions to the members as provided by law for county registrars.

SECTION 6. In the event a vacancy occurs on the board by removal, death, resignation, or otherwise, the governing authority of Elbert County shall appoint a successor in the same manner as the board member who has vacated the office. Such appointment shall be certified by the governing authority in the same manner as the regular appointment of members.

SECTION 7. Before entering upon his or her duties, a member of the board shall take substantially the same oath as required by law for registrars and shall have the same privileges from arrest.

SECTION 8. The board shall be empowered with all the powers and duties relating to the conduct of primaries and elections as election superintendent pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 2 of

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Title 21 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, the "Georgia Election Code." The board shall be empowered with all the powers and duties relating to the registration of voters and absentee balloting procedures as boards of registrars pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 2 of Title 21 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, the "Georgia Election Code." This Act is intended to implement the provisions of subsection (b) of Code Section 21-2-40 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated and shall be construed liberally so as to effectuate that purpose. The board shall be authorized and empowered to organize itself, determine its procedural rules and regulations, adopt bylaws, specify the functions and duties of its employees, and otherwise take such actions as are appropriate to the management of its affairs; provided, however, that no such action shall conflict with state law. Action and decision by the board shall be by a majority of the members of the board.

SECTION 9. The board shall fix and establish, by appropriate resolution entered on its minutes, directives governing the execution of matters within its jurisdiction. The board shall hold meetings in its offices. Any specially called meetings held pursuant to bylaws adopted by the board shall be held only after notification of the time and place of the holding of such meeting has been communicated in writing to the elections supervisor in order to provide public notice of the meeting as required by law. All meetings of whatever kind of the board shall be conducted pursuant to Chapter 14 of Title 50 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to open and public meetings. The board shall maintain a written record of policy decisions that shall be amended to include additions or deletions. Such written records shall be subject to Article 4 of Chapter 18 of Title 50 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to inspection of public records.

SECTION 10. (a) The county administrator of Elbert County shall be authorized to appoint a full-time elections supervisor to generally supervise, direct, and control the administration of the affairs of the board pursuant to law and duly adopted resolutions of the board. The elections supervisor shall not be a member of the board or an elected official. The elections supervisor shall be considered an employee of Elbert County and shall be entitled to the same benefits as other employees of Elbert County. (b) The elections supervisor of Elbert County shall be authorized to employ additional clerical assistants as needed to carry out the duties and functions of the board. All such clerical assistants shall be considered to be employees of Elbert County and shall be entitled to the same benefits as other employees of Elbert County.

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that purpose with the commissioners and in conformance with Code Section 21-2-45 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated.

SECTION 12. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to require or prohibit joint primaries or to require or prohibit the commissioners or any other public agency to bear any expense of conducting primaries not otherwise required by law.

SECTION 13. The board shall be authorized to expend public funds for the purpose of preparing and distributing material solely to inform and instruct electors of the county adequately with regard to elections. No material distributed by the board shall contain or express, in any manner or form, any commentary or expression of opinion or request for support with respect to any political issue or matter of political concern.

SECTION 14. Compensation for the members of the board, the elections supervisor, clerical assistants, and other employees shall be fixed by the governing authority of Elbert County. All amounts payable under this section shall be paid from county funds.

SECTION 15. The governing authority of Elbert County shall provide the board with such proper and suitable offices, equipment, materials, and supplies and with such clerical assistance and other employees as the commissioners deem appropriate.

SECTION 16. Upon the effective date of this Act, the Probate Court of Elbert County and the Board of Registrars of Elbert County shall be relieved of all powers and duties transferred to the board by this Act and shall deliver to the board all facilities and personal property, including but not limited to equipment, supplies, materials, books, papers, and records pertaining to such powers and duties.

SECTION 17. For the purpose of making initial appointments to the board, this Act shall become effective upon its approval by the Governor or upon its becoming law without such approval. The remaining provisions of this Act shall become effective on July 1, 2022.

SECTION 18. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

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NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION

Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to create a board of elections and registration for Elbert County; and for other purposes.

AFFIDAVIT

GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY

I, Rob Leverett, Representative from District 33, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in The Elberton Star, which is the official organ of Elbert County, on the 23rd of February, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ ROBERT F. LEVERETT Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 28 of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ ANNA SMITH Anna Smith Notary Public, Pierce County, Georgia My Commission Expires September 9, 2025 [SEAL]

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Approved April 25, 2022.

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CITY OF COLBERT GOVERNING AUTHORITY; TERMS OF OFFICE; POSTS; MANNER OF ELECTION.

No. 667 (House Bill No. 1476).

AN ACT

To amend an Act to amend, consolidate, and supersede the several Acts incorporating the City of Colbert, approved February 14, 1950 (Ga. L. 1950, p. 2417), as amended, particularly by an Act approved May 6, 2005 (Ga. L. 2005, p. 3909), and an Act approved April 30, 2013 (Ga. L. 2013, p. 3994), so as to revise provisions regarding staggered, four-year terms of office for the mayor and councilmembers; to designate city council posts; to provide for manner of election; to provide for continuation in office of the current mayor and councilmembers; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. An Act to amend, consolidate, and supersede the several Acts incorporating the City of Colbert, approved February 14, 1950 (Ga. L. 1950, p. 2417), as amended, particularly by an Act approved May 6, 2005 (Ga. L. 2005, p. 3909), and an Act approved April 30, 2013 (Ga. L. 2013, p. 3994), is amended by revising Section 2.11 as follows:

"SECTION 2.11. City councilmembers; terms and qualifications for office.

(a) The members of the city council shall serve for terms of four years and until their respective successors are elected and qualified. The term of office of each member of the city council shall begin on the first Monday of January immediately following the election of such member. (b) Each member of the city council shall represent a designated post.
(1) Post One and Post Two shall be designated as the two city council seats elected in the 2019 general municipal election and subsequent elections occurring every four years thereafter.
(A) Roger Fortson shall be the initial councilmember for Post 1. (B) Jonathan Pou shall be the initial councilmember for Post 2.

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(2) Post Three and Post Four shall be designated as the two city council seats elected in the 2021 general municipal election and subsequent elections occurring every four years thereafter.
(A) Ray Thomas shall be the initial councilmember for Post 3. (B) Greg Magnum shall be the initial councilmember for Post 4. (c) No person shall be eligible to serve as mayor or councilmember unless that person shall have been a resident of the city for 12 months prior to the date of the election of mayor or members of the city council; each person shall continue to reside therein during that person's period of service and to be registered and qualified to vote in municipal elections of this city. Each councilmember shall be elected by a majority vote, 50 percent plus one, of all the votes casts for each particular post. The mayor shall be elected by a majority vote, 50 percent plus one, of all the votes cast in each mayoral election. Each registered elector of the city shall be eligible to vote for mayor and each individual city council post at large, and the posts designated in this section are neither electoral nor residency districts."

SECTION 2. The mayor and councilmembers of the City of Colbert who are serving as such on the effective date of this Act and any person selected to fill a vacancy in any such office shall continue to serve as such members until the regular expiration of their respective terms of office and upon the election and qualification of their respective successors.

SECTION 3. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act to amend, consolidate, and supersede the several Acts incorporating the City of Colbert, approved February 14, 1950 (Ga. L. 1950, p. 2417), as amended; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Rob Leverett, Representative from District 33, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached.

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(2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Madison County Journal, which is the official organ of Madison County, on the 24th of February, 2022; and
(B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government:
(i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ ROBERT F. LEVERETT Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 28th of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 25, 2022.

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CITY OF MILTON HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION; CITY TAXES; CHANGE MAXIMUM INCOME FOR SENIOR EXEMPTION; REFERENDUM.

No. 668 (House Bill No. 1492).

AN ACT

To amend an Act incorporating the City of Milton in Fulton County, Georgia, approved March 29, 2006 (Ga. L. 2006, p. 3554), as amended, so as to modify the maximum income for a senior homestead exemption; to provide for definitions; to provide for compliance with constitutional requirements; to provide for a referendum, effective dates, and automatic repeal; to provide for applicability; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. An Act incorporating the City of Milton in Fulton County, Georgia, approved March 29, 2006 (Ga. L. 2006, p. 3554), as amended, is amended by revising Section 6.35 as follows:

"SECTION 6.35. Homestead exemption for citizens age 70 or over and disabled persons meeting certain income requirements.

(a) As used in this section, the term: (1) 'Ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes' means all ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes levied by, for, or on behalf of the City of Milton, including, but not limited to, any ad valorem taxes to pay interest on and to retire municipal bonded indebtedness. (2) 'Homestead' means homestead as defined and qualified in Code Section 48-5-40 of the O.C.G.A., as amended. (3) 'Income' means adjusted gross income determined pursuant to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, for federal income tax purposes, except that for the purposes of this section the term shall include only that portion of income or benefits received as retirement, survivor, or disability benefits under the federal Social Security Act or under any other public or private retirement, disability, or pension system which exceeds the maximum amount which may be received by an individual and an individual's spouse under the federal Social Security Act. (4) 'Senior citizen' means a person who is 70 years of age or over on or before January 1 of the year in which application for the exemption under subsection (b) of this section is made.

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(b)(1) Each resident of the City of Milton who is a senior citizen is granted an exemption on that person's homestead from City of Milton ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes for the full value of that homestead. The exemption granted by this subsection shall only be granted if that person's income, together with the income of the spouse who also occupies and resides at such homestead does not exceed the greater of $100,000.00 or the maximum amount which may be received by an individual and an individual's spouse under the federal Social Security Act for the immediately preceding year. (2) Each resident of the City of Milton who is disabled is granted an exemption on that person's homestead from City of Milton ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes for the full value of that homestead. The exemption granted by this subsection shall only be granted if that person's income, together with the income of the spouse who also occupies and resides at such homestead does not exceed the maximum amount which may be received by an individual and an individual's spouse under the federal Social Security Act for the immediately preceding year. (c)(1) In order to qualify for the exemption provided for in paragraph (2) of subsection (b) of this section as being disabled, the person claiming such exemption shall be required to obtain a certificate from not more than three physicians licensed to practice medicine under Chapter 34 of Title 43 of the O.C.G.A., as amended, certifying that in the opinion of such physician or physicians such person is mentally or physically incapacitated to the extent that such person is unable to be gainfully employed and that such incapacity is likely to be permanent. Such certificate or certificates shall constitute part of and be submitted with the application provided for in paragraph (2) of this subsection. (2) A person shall not receive the homestead exemption granted by subsection (b) of this section unless the person or person's agent files an application with the governing authority of the City of Milton, or the designee thereof, giving the person's age, income, and such additional information relative to receiving such exemption as will enable the governing authority of the City of Milton, or the designee thereof, to make a determination regarding the initial and continuing eligibility of such owner for such exemption. The governing authority of the City of Milton, or the designee thereof, shall provide application forms for this purpose. (d) The exemption shall be claimed and returned as provided in Code Section 48-5-50.1 of the O.C.G.A., as amended. The exemption shall be automatically renewed from year to year so long as the owner occupies the residence as a homestead. After a person has filed the proper application, as provided in subsection (c) of this section, it shall not be necessary to make application thereafter for any year and the exemption shall continue to be allowed to such person. It shall be the duty of any person granted the homestead exemption under subsection (b) of this section to notify the governing authority of the City of Milton, or the designee thereof, in the event that person for any reason becomes ineligible for that exemption.

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(e) The exemption granted by subsection (b) of this section shall not apply to or affect state ad valorem taxes, county ad valorem taxes for county purposes, or county or independent school district ad valorem taxes for educational purposes. The homestead exemption granted by subsection (b) of this section shall be in addition to and not in lieu of any other homestead exemption applicable to municipal ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes."

SECTION 2. In accordance with the requirements of Article VII, Section II of the Constitution of the State of Georgia, this Act shall not become law unless it receives the requisite two thirds' majority vote in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.

SECTION 3. The municipal election superintendent of the City of Milton shall call and conduct an election as provided in this section for the purpose of submitting this Act to the electors of the City of Milton for approval or rejection. The election superintendent shall conduct that election on the Tuesday immediately following the first Monday in November, 2022, and shall issue the call and conduct that election as provided by general law. The election superintendent shall cause the date and purpose of the election to be published once a week for two weeks immediately preceding the date thereof in the official organ of the City of Milton. The ballot shall have written or printed thereon the words:
"( ) YES Shall the Act be approved which modifies the maximum income for a ( ) NO homestead exemption for individuals age 70 or older to be the greater of $100,000.00 or the maximum amount which may be received by an individual and an individual's spouse under the federal Social Security Act for the immediately preceding year?"
All persons desiring to vote for approval of the Act shall vote "Yes," and those persons desiring to vote for rejection of the Act shall vote "No." If more than one-half of the votes cast on such question are for approval of the Act, Section 1 of this Act shall become of full force and effect on January 1, 2023, and shall be applicable to all taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2023. If the Act is not so approved or if the election is not conducted as provided in this section, Section 1 of this Act shall not become effective and this Act shall be automatically repealed on the first day of January immediately following such election date. The expense of such election shall be borne by the City of Milton. It shall be the election superintendent's duty to certify the result thereof to the Secretary of State.

SECTION 4. Except as otherwise provided in Section 3 of this Act, this Act shall become effective upon its approval by the Governor or upon its becoming law without such approval.

SECTION 5. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

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Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act to incorporate the City of Milton in Fulton County, Georgia, approved March 29, 2006 (Ga. L. 2006, p. 3554), as amended; and for other purposes.

AFFIDAVIT

GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY

I, Jan Jones, Representative from District 47, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Daily Report, which is the official organ of Fulton County, on the 18th of January, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ JAN JONES Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 3rd of March, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia

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My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 25, 2022.

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CITY OF MILTON HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION; CITY TAXES; INCREASE SENIOR EXEMPTION; REFERENDUM.

No. 669 (House Bill No. 1493).

AN ACT

To amend an Act incorporating the City of Milton in Fulton County, Georgia, approved March 29, 2006 (Ga. L. 2006, p. 3554), as amended, so as to increase the amount of a senior homestead exemption; to provide for definitions; to provide for compliance with constitutional requirements; to provide for a referendum, effective dates, a contingent effective date, and automatic repeal; to provide for applicability; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. An Act incorporating the City of Milton in Fulton County, Georgia, approved March 29, 2006 (Ga. L. 2006, p. 3554), as amended, is amended by revising subsections (a) and (b) of Section 6.33 as follows:
"(a) As used in this section, the term: (1) 'Ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes' means all ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes levied by, for, or on behalf of the City of Milton, including, but not limited to, any ad valorem taxes to pay interest on and to retire municipal bonded indebtedness. (2) 'Homestead' means homestead as defined and qualified in Code Section 48-5-40 of the O.C.G.A., as amended. (3) 'Senior citizen' means a person who is 65 years of age or over on or before January 1 of the year in which application for the exemption under subsection (b) of this section is made.
(b) Each resident of the City of Milton who is a senior citizen is granted an exemption on that person's homestead from City of Milton ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes in the amount of $25,000.00 of the assessed value of that homestead. The value of that property in excess of such exempted amount shall remain subject to taxation."

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SECTION 2. In accordance with the requirements of Article VII, Section II of the Constitution of the State of Georgia, this Act shall not become law unless it receives the requisite two-thirds' majority vote in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.

SECTION 3. The municipal election superintendent of the City of Milton shall call and conduct an election as provided in this section for the purpose of submitting this Act to the electors of the City of Milton for approval or rejection. The election superintendent shall conduct that election on the Tuesday immediately following the first Monday in November, 2022, and shall issue the call and conduct that election as provided by general law. The superintendent shall cause the date and purpose of the election to be published once a week for two weeks immediately preceding the date thereof in the official organ of the City of Milton. The ballot shall have written or printed thereon the words:
"( ) YES Shall the Act be approved which increases the general homestead exemption ( ) NO for individuals age 65 or older from City of Milton ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes from $15,000.00 to $25,000.00?"
All persons desiring to vote for approval of the Act shall vote "Yes," and those persons desiring to vote for rejection of the Act shall vote "No." If more than one-half of the votes cast on such question are for approval of the Act, Section 1 of this Act shall become of full force and effect on January 1, 2023, and shall be applicable to all taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2023, provided that an Act repealing that homestead exemption for citizens of the City of Milton age 65 years or older meeting certain income requirements as found in Section 6.34 of the city charter (Ga. L. 2006, p. 3554, as amended) is enacted in the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly and approved by a referendum held the first Monday in November, 2022, pursuant to the terms of such Act. If the Act is not so approved, if the election is not conducted as provided in this section, or if the repeal of Section 6.34 of the city charter is not approved, Section 1 of this Act shall not become effective and this Act shall be automatically repealed on the first day of January immediately following such election date. The expense of such election shall be borne by the City of Milton. It shall be the election superintendent's duty to certify the result thereof to the Secretary of State.

SECTION 4. Except as otherwise provided in Section 3 of this Act, this Act shall become effective upon its approval by the Governor or upon its becoming law without such approval.

SECTION 5. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

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NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION

Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act to incorporate the City of Milton in Fulton County, Georgia, approved March 29, 2006 (Ga. L. 2006, p. 3554), as amended; and for other purposes.

AFFIDAVIT

GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY I, Jan Jones, Representative from District 47, state on oath as follows:
(1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following:
(A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Daily Report, which is the official organ of Fulton County, on the 18th of January, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government:
(i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ JAN JONES Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 3rd of March, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

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Approved April 25, 2022.

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CITY OF MILTON HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION; CITY TAXES; SENIOR CITIZENS; REPEAL; REFERENDUM.

No. 670 (House Bill No. 1497).

AN ACT

To amend an Act incorporating the City of Milton in Fulton County, Georgia, approved March 29, 2006 (Ga. L. 2006, p. 3554), as amended, so as to repeal a homestead exemption for citizens of the City of Milton age 65 years or older meeting certain income requirements as found in Section 6.34 of the city charter; to provide for compliance with constitutional requirements; to provide for a referendum, effective dates, a contingent effective date, and automatic repeal; to provide for applicability; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. An Act incorporating the City of Milton in Fulton County, Georgia, approved March 29, 2006 (Ga. L. 2006, p. 3554), as amended, is amended by repealing and reserving Section 6.34.

SECTION 2. In accordance with the requirements of Article VII, Section II of the Constitution of the State of Georgia, this Act shall not become law unless it receives the requisite two-thirds' majority vote in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.

SECTION 3. The municipal election superintendent of the City of Milton shall call and conduct an election as provided in this section for the purpose of submitting this Act to the electors of the City of Milton for approval or rejection. The election superintendent shall conduct that election on the Tuesday immediately following the first Monday in November, 2022, and shall issue the call and conduct that election as provided by general law. The superintendent shall cause the date and purpose of the election to be published once a week for two weeks immediately preceding the date thereof in the official organ of the City of Milton. The ballot shall have written or printed thereon the words:

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"( ) YES Shall the Act be approved which repeals the homestead exemption for ( ) NO citizens of the City of Milton age 65 years or older meeting certain income requirements as found in Section 6.34 of the city charter?"
All persons desiring to vote for approval of the Act shall vote "Yes," and those persons desiring to vote for rejection of the Act shall vote "No." If more than one-half of the votes cast on such question are for approval of the Act, Section 1 of this Act shall become of full force and effect on January 1, 2023, and shall be applicable to all taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2023, provided that an Act increasing a general homestead exemption for individuals age 65 or older from City of Milton ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes from $15,000.00 to $25,000.00 is enacted in the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly and approved by a referendum held the first Monday in November, 2022, pursuant to the terms of such Act. If the Act is not so approved, if the election is not conducted as provided in this section, or if an Act increasing a general homestead exemption for individuals age 65 or older from City of Milton ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes from $15,000.00 to $25,000.00 is not approved, Section 1 of this Act shall not become effective and this Act shall be automatically repealed on the first day of January immediately following such election date. The expense of such election shall be borne by the City of Milton. It shall be the election superintendent's duty to certify the result thereof to the Secretary of State.

SECTION 4. Except as otherwise provided in Section 3 of this Act, this Act shall become effective upon its approval by the Governor or upon its becoming law without such approval.

SECTION 5. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act to incorporate the City of Milton in Fulton County, Georgia, approved March 29, 2006 (Ga. L. 2006, p. 3554), as amended; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Jan Jones, Representative from District 47, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached.

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(2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following:
(A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Daily Report, which is the official organ of Fulton County, on the 18th of January, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government:
(i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ JAN JONES Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 3rd of March, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 25, 2022.

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PAULDING COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION; SCHOOL TAXES; SENIOR CITIZENS; CHANGE EXEMPTION AMOUNT; REFERENDUM.

No. 671 (House Bill No. 1507).

AN ACT

To amend a former local constitutional amendment, (Ga. L. 1982, p. 2511), which former local constitutional amendment was continued in effect as statutory law pursuant to Article VII, Section II, Paragraph IV of the Constitution of Georgia and which provided that the homestead of each resident of the Paulding County School District who is 65 years of age or over, regardless of income, shall be exempt from ad valorem taxation for educational purposes levied by or on behalf of the Paulding County School District, including ad valorem taxation to pay interest on or to retire school bond indebtedness, in the amount of 50 percent of the assessed value of such homestead minus any applicable exemptions otherwise provided by this Constitution on such homestead for educational purposes, and to provide that the homestead of each resident of the Paulding County School District who is 70 years of age or over, regardless of income, shall be completely exempt from all ad valorem taxation for educational purposes levied by or on behalf of the Paulding County School District, including ad valorem taxation to pay interest on or to retire school bond indebtedness, so as to provide each resident of said school district who is 65 years of age or over an exemption in the amount of 100 percent of the assessed value of such homestead from ad valorem taxation for educational purposes levied by or on behalf of the Paulding County School District to pay interest on or to retire school bond indebtedness; to provide that the homestead of each resident of the Paulding County School District who is 69 years of age or over, regardless of income, shall be completely exempt from all ad valorem taxation for educational purposes levied by or on behalf of the Paulding County School District, including ad valorem taxation to pay interest on or to retire school bond indebtedness as of tax year 2023; to provide that the homestead of each resident of the Paulding County School District who is 68 years of age or over, regardless of income, shall be completely exempt from all ad valorem taxation for educational purposes levied by or on behalf of the Paulding County School District, including ad valorem taxation to pay interest on or to retire school bond indebtedness as of tax year 2024; to provide for compliance with constitutional requirements; to provide for a referendum, effective dates, and automatic repeal; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

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SECTION 1. The former local constitutional amendment, (Ga. L. 1982, p. 2511), which former local constitutional amendment was continued in effect as statutory law pursuant to Article VII, Section II, Paragraph IV of the Constitution of Georgia and which provided a homestead exemption to each resident of the Paulding County School District who is 65 years of age or over, regardless of income, shall be exempt from ad valorem taxation for educational purposes levied by or on behalf of the Paulding County School District, including ad valorem taxation to pay interest on or to retire school bond indebtedness, in the amount of 50 percent of the assessed value of such homestead minus any applicable exemptions otherwise provided by this Constitution on such homestead for educational purposes, and to provide that the homestead of each resident of the Paulding County School District who is 70 years of age or over, regardless of income, shall be completely exempt from all ad valorem taxation for educational purposes levied by or on behalf of the Paulding County School District, including ad valorem taxation to pay interest on or to retire school bond indebtedness, is amended by revising Section 1 as follows:

"SECTION 1. (a)(1) The homestead of each resident of the Paulding County School District who is 65 years of age or over, regardless of income, shall be exempt from ad valorem taxation for educational purposes levied by or on behalf of the Paulding County School District in the amount of 50 percent of the assessed value of such homestead minus any applicable exemptions otherwise provided by this Constitution on such homestead for educational purposes. (2) In addition to the exemption provided for in paragraph (1) of this subsection, the homestead of each resident of the Paulding County School District who is 65 years of age or older, regardless of income, shall be completely exempt from all ad valorem taxation for educational purposes levied by or on behalf of the Paulding County School District to pay interest on or to retire school bond indebtedness. (3) The value of all property in excess of the amounts exempted by paragraphs (1) and (2) of this subsection shall remain subject to taxation for educational purposes. (b) The homestead of each resident of the Paulding County School District who is 69 years of age or older, regardless of income, shall be completely exempt from all ad valorem taxation for educational purposes levied by or on behalf of the Paulding County School District, including ad valorem taxation to pay interest on or to retire school bond indebtedness. (c) The homestead of each resident of the Paulding County School District who is 68 years of age or older, regardless of income, shall be completely exempt from all ad valorem taxation for educational purposes levied by or on behalf of the Paulding County School District, including ad valorem taxation to pay interest on or to retire school bond indebtedness.

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(d) As used in this Act, the term 'homestead' shall include only the homestead of each resident of the Paulding County School District actually occupied by the owner as a residence and homestead, and only so long as actually occupied by the owner primarily as such. (e) No such exemption shall be granted unless an affidavit of the owner of the homestead is filed with the tax receiver or tax commissioner of Paulding County giving the age of the owner. The owner may be required to furnish such additional proof of age as may be requested by the tax receiver or tax commissioner prior to the receipt of such exemption provided for in this Act. The tax receiver or tax commissioner shall provide affidavit forms for this purpose. (f) The exemptions granted to the homestead within this Act shall extend to and shall apply to those properties, the legal title to which is fixed in one or more title holders, if actually occupied by one or more such owners as a residence, and one or more such title holders possesses the qualifications provided for in this paragraph. In such instances, such exemptions shall be granted to such properties, if claimed in the manner provided in this Act by one or more of the owners actually residing on such property. Such exemptions shall also extend to those homesteads, the title to which is fixed in an administrator, executor, or trustee, if one or more of the heirs or cestui que uses residing on such property shall possess the qualifications provided in this Act and shall claim the exemptions granted by this paragraph in the manner provided in this Act.
(g)(1) The exemptions provided for in subsections (a) and (b) of this section shall apply to all taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2023. (2) The exemption provided for in subsection (c) of this section shall apply to all taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2024."

SECTION 2. In accordance with the requirements of Article VII, Section II of the Constitution of the State of Georgia, this Act shall not become law unless it receives the requisite two-thirds' majority vote in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.

SECTION 3. The election superintendent of Paulding County shall call and conduct an election as provided in this section for the purpose of submitting this Act to the electors of the Paulding County School District for approval or rejection. The election superintendent shall conduct that election on the Tuesday following the first Monday in November, 2022 and shall issue the call and conduct that election as provided by general law. The election superintendent shall cause the date and purpose of the election to be published once a week for two weeks immediately preceding the date thereof in the official organ of Paulding County. The ballot shall have written or printed thereon the words:

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"( ) YES Shall the Act be approved that increases the homestead exemption for ( ) NO residents 65 years of age or older from ad valorem taxation for educational purposes levied by or on behalf of the Paulding County School District to fully exempt such homesteads from taxation levied to pay interest on or to retire school bond indebtedness; that also provides a full homestead exemption for residents 69 years of age or older from all ad valorem taxation for educational purposes levied by or on behalf of the Paulding County School District beginning on January 1, 2023; and that also provides a full homestead exemption for residents 68 years of age or older from all ad valorem taxation for educational purposes levied by or on behalf of the Paulding County School District beginning on January 1, 2024?"
All persons desiring to vote for approval of the Act shall vote "Yes," and all persons desiring to vote for rejection of the Act shall vote "No." If more than one-half of the votes cast on such question are for approval of the Act, Section 1 of this Act shall become of full force and effect on January 1, 2023. If the Act is not so approved, or if the election is not conducted as provided in this section, Section 1 of this Act shall not become effective, and this Act shall be automatically repealed on the first day of January immediately following that election date. The expense of such election shall be borne by Paulding County. It shall be the election superintendent's duty to certify the result thereof to the Secretary of State.

SECTION 4. Except as otherwise provided in Section 3 of this Act, this Act shall become effective upon its approval by the Governor or upon its becoming law without such approval.

SECTION 5. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend the homestead exemptions from Paulding County School District ad valorem taxation for educational purposes provided for in Ga. L. 1982, p. 2511; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Martin Momtahan, Representative from District 17, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached.

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(2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following:
(A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Dallas News Era, which is the official organ of Paulding County, on the 10th of February, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government:
(i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ MARTIN A. MOMTAHAN Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 22nd of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 25, 2022.

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LOWER CHATTAHOOCHEE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY COMPOSITION; MEMBERSHIP; APPOINTMENT.

No. 672 (House Bill No. 1536).

AN ACT

To amend an Act to create the Lower Chattahoochee Regional Transportation Authority, approved April 11, 2012 (Ga. L. 2012, p. 5019), so as to add Harris County and the Unified Government of Cusseta-Chattahoochee County to the authority; to revise provisions for the appointment of members; to add references to said additional counties to provisions related to credit not pledged, tort immunity, and effects on other governments; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. An Act to create the Lower Chattahoochee Regional Transportation Authority, approved April 11, 2012 (Ga. L. 2012, p. 5019), is amended by revising subsection (b) of Section 2 as follows:
"(b) The Authority shall consist of 11 members who shall be appointed as follows: two members shall be appointed by each of the following governing bodies of Stewart, Quitman, Randolph, Harris, and The Unified Government of Cusseta-Chattahoochee Counties. Each member shall serve for a term of four years except that one of the two initial members appointed by each governing body shall serve for two years. The ten members so appointed shall appoint the eleventh member, who shall be a resident of Stewart, Quitman, Randolph, Harris, or The Unified Government of Cusseta-Chattahoochee counties for a term of four years. Members of the Authority shall serve the term specified and until their successors are appointed and qualified; provided however, that any member of the Authority may be removed at any time by the governing Authority which appointed such member, with or without cause. Any member of the Authority may be selected and appointed to succeed himself or herself. Any vacancy on the Authority shall be filled in the same manner as was the original appointment of the member whose term of membership resulted in such vacancy, and the person so selected and appointed shall serve for the remainder of the expired term. The members of the Authority shall be reimbursed out of the funds of the Authority for all actual expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. The Authority shall make rules and regulations for its own government. The Authority shall have perpetual existence."

SECTION 2. Said Act is further amended by revising Section 13 as follows:

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"SECTION 13. Credit not pledged.

Revenue Bonds issued under the provisions of this Act shall not be deemed to constitute a debt of Stewart, Quitman, Randolph, Harris, or The Unified Government of Cusseta-Chattahoochee counties nor pledge of faith and credit of any of said counties; but such bonds shall be payable solely from the funds provided in this Act, and the issuance of such revenue bonds shall not directly, indirectly, or contingently obligate said counties to levy or pledge any form of taxation whatever therefore or to make any appropriation for their payment. All such bonds shall contain recitals on their face covering the foregoing provisions of this section."

SECTION 3. Said Act is further amended by revising Section 25 as follows:

"SECTION 25. Tort immunity.

The Authority shall have the same immunity and exemption from liability for torts and negligence as Stewart, Quitman, Randolph, Harris, or The Unified Government of Cusseta-Chattahoochee counties and the officers, agents, and employees of the Authority, when in performance of their work for the Authority, shall have the same immunity and exemption from liability for torts and negligence as officers, agents, and employees of Stewart, Quitman, Randolph, Harris, or The Unified Government of Cusseta-Chattahoochee counties as when the performance of their public duties or work of such counties."

SECTION 4. Said Act is further amended by revising Section 27 as follows:

"SECTION 27. Effect on other governments.

This Act shall not and does not in any way take from Stewart, Quitman, Randolph, Harris, or The Unified Government of Cusseta-Chattahoochee counties or any municipalities located in such counties or any adjoining counties the authority to own, operate, and maintain projects or to issue revenue bonds as provided in Article 3 of Chapter 82 of Title 36 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, the 'Revenue Bond Law.'"

SECTION 5. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

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Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act to create the Lower Chattahoochee Regional Transportation Authority, approved April 11, 2012 (Ga. L. 2012, p. 5019), as amended; and for other purposes.

AFFIDAVIT

GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY

I, Gerald Greene, Representative from District 151, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Harris County Journal, which is the official organ of Harris County, on the 3rd of March, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ GERALD GREENE Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 4th of March, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia

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My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION

Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act to create the Lower Chattahoochee Regional Transportation Authority, approved April 11, 2012 (Ga. L. 2012, p. 5019), as amended; and for other purposes.

AFFIDAVIT

GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY

I, Gerald Greene, Representative from District 151, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Eufaula Tribune, which is the official organ of Quitman County, on the 27th of February, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ GERALD GREENE Affiant

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Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 4th of March, 2022, Before me:

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s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION

Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act to create the Lower Chattahoochee Regional Transportation Authority, approved April 11, 2012 (Ga. L. 2012, p. 5019), as amended; and for other purposes.

AFFIDAVIT

GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY

I, Gerald Greene, Representative from District 151, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Southern Tribune, which is the official organ of Randolph County, on the 24th of February, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

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s/ GERALD GREENE Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 4th of March, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION

Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act to create the Lower Chattahoochee Regional Transportation Authority, approved April 11, 2012 (Ga. L. 2012, p. 5019), as amended; and for other purposes.

AFFIDAVIT

GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY

I, Gerald Greene, Representative from District 151, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Stewart Webster Journal Patriot-Citizen, which is the official organ of Stewart County, on the 3rd of March, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or

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(ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ GERALD GREENE Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 4th of March, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION

Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act to create the Lower Chattahoochee Regional Transportation Authority, approved April 11, 2012 (Ga. L. 2012, p. 5019), as amended; and for other purposes.

AFFIDAVIT

GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY

I, Gerald Greene, Representative from District 151, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Journal, which is the official organ of Chattahoochee County, on the 2nd of March, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government:

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(i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ GERALD GREENE Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 4th of March, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 25, 2022.

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WAYCROSS CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU AUTHORITY ADDITIONAL DIRECTORS.

No. 673 (House Bill No. 1539).

AN ACT

To amend an Act to create the Waycross Convention and Visitors Bureau Authority, approved May 3, 2017 (Ga. L. 2017, p. 3729), so as to add two additional directors; to provide for the appointment and initial terms of such directors; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. An Act to create the Waycross Convention and Visitors Bureau Authority, approved May 3, 2017 (Ga. L. 2017, p. 3729), is amended by revising subsections (b) and (c) of Section 6 as follows:

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"(b) As of the June 1, 2022, the board shall consist of seven directors. One director shall be the city manager, one director shall be the executive director, and the remaining directors shall be appointed by majority vote of the city commission. All directors shall be at least 21 years of age, and all appointed directors shall be residents of the City of Waycross or owners or employees of businesses within the City of Waycross. No member of the governing authority of Ware County or the governing authority of the City of Waycross shall serve as a director.
(c)(1) Except as provided for in paragraph (3) of this subsection, all appointed directors shall serve terms of four years. After having served an initial four-year term, an appointed director may succeed himself or herself for one additional four-year term of appointment and thereafter shall be ineligible for reappointment for a period of at least one year. The terms of appointed directors shall expire on December 31 of the year in which the term is scheduled to end, and the appointment for the succeeding term shall be effective January 1 of the next year. (2) Any appointed director may resign at any time by filing a written notice of resignation with the city clerk. Appointed directors shall serve at the pleasure of the mayor and city commission and may be removed, with or without cause, by a two-thirds' vote of the mayor and entire city commission with the mayor having the right to vote on the question of such removal. (3) Upon subsection (b) becoming effective, the two new directors shall be appointed as follows:
(A) The city commission shall designate one of the initial additional appointees to serve a term ending on December 31, 2022; (B) The city commission shall designate one the initial additional appointees to serve a term ending on December 31, 2023."

SECTION 2. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act to create the Waycross Convention and Visitors Bureau Authority, approved May 3, 2017 (Ga. L. 2017, p. 3729); and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, James Burchett, Representative from District 176, state on oath as follows:

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(1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following:
(A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Waycross Journal-Herald, which is the official organ of Ware County, on the 2nd of March, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government:
(i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ JAMES BURCHETT Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 8th of March, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 25, 2022.

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BRYAN COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS AND REGISTRATION; MEMBERSHIP; APPOINTMENTS; TERMS OF OFFICE; ELIGIBILITY; OFFICERS.

No. 674 (House Bill No. 1550).

AN ACT

To amend an Act to create a board of elections and registration for Bryan County, approved April 10, 2014 (Ga. L. 2014, p. 4075), so as to add two members to the board; to provide for manner of appointments; to provide for terms of office; to provide for eligibility; to provide for officers; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. An Act to create a board of elections and registration for Bryan County, approved April 10, 2014 (Ga. L. 2014, p. 4075), is amended by revising Section 3 as follows:

"SECTION 3. (a) As of July 1, 2022, the board shall be composed of five members, each of whom shall meet the applicable eligibility requirements under Article 1 of Chapter 2 of Title 45 of the O.C.G.A., Code Section 21-2-75 of the O.C.G.A., and other general law. (b) Members of the board shall be qualified and selected in the following manner:
(1) All members of the board shall be appointed by the Board of Commissioners of Bryan County;
(2)(A) The three members serving on the effective date of this section shall serve out the terms to which they were appointed, unless otherwise removed pursuant to the terms of this Act. (B) The initial terms of office of two new members, as designated by their appointment, shall begin on July 1, 2022, and shall expire on December 31, 2024, and upon the appointment and qualification of their respective successors. (3) Successors to the members of the board whose terms expire shall be appointed to take office on the first day of January immediately following the expiration of such terms of office and shall serve for terms of four years each and until their successors are duly appointed and qualified. The board shall take no official action until all members have been certified to the clerk of the Superior Court of Bryan County; (4) Each member of the board shall serve for a term of four years and until their successor is appointed and qualified, except that initial terms of office shall be as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection; and

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(5) No person who holds elective public office shall be eligible to serve as a member of the board during the term of such elective public office, and the position of membership of any member shall be deemed vacant upon such member qualifying as a candidate for an elective public office. (c) At the first meeting of each calendar year the members of the board shall select one of their members to serve as chairperson and one of their members to serve as secretary."

SECTION 2. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular sessionof the General Assembly of Georgia abill to amend an Act to create a board of elections and registration for Bryan County, approved April 10, 2014 (Ga. L. 2014, p. 4075); and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Ron Stephens, Representative from District 164, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Bryan County News, which is the official organ of Bryan County, on the 3 of March, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.
s/ RON STEPHENS Affiant

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Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 8 of March, 2022, Before me:

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s/ ANNA SMITH Anna Smith Notary Public, Pierce County, Georgia My Commission Expires September 9, 2025 [SEAL]

Approved April 25, 2022.

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PIKE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT HOMESTEAD EXEMPTIONS; SCHOOL TAXES; SENIOR CITIZENS; REFERENDUM.

No. 675 (House Bill No. 1551).

AN ACT

To amend an Act providing for a homestead exemption from Pike County School District ad valorem taxation for certain residents, approved March 10, 1988 (Ga. L. 1988, p. 3824), as amended, so as to increase the exemptions from school district taxes for residents who are age 62 or older and to provide for a new exemption regardless of income for residents who are age 70 or older; to provide for related matters; to provide for compliance with constitutional requirements; to provide for a referendum, contingent effective dates, and automatic repeal; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. An Act providing for a homestead exemption from Pike County School District ad valorem taxation for certain residents, approved March 10, 1988 (Ga. L. 1988, p. 3824), as amended, is amended by revising subsections (a) and (b) of Section 1 and adding a new subsection to read as follows:

"SECTION 1 (a)(1) For persons age 62 through 64. The homestead, but not to exceed $20,000.00 of the value thereof, of each resident of the Pike County School District who is age 62 through 64 and who does not have an income from all sources, including the income from

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all sources of all members of the family residing within said homestead, exceeding $12,000.00 per annum, shall be exempt from all ad valorem taxation for educational purposes levied for and on behalf of such school system, including taxes to retire school bond indebtedness. (2) For persons age 65 through 69. The homestead, but not to exceed $30,000.00 of the value thereof, of each resident of the Pike County School District who is age 65 through 69 and who does not have an income from all sources, including the income from all sources of all members of the family residing within said homestead, exceeding $27,000.00 per annum, shall be exempt from all ad valorem taxation for educational purposes levied for and on behalf of such school system, including taxes to retire school bond indebtedness. (b) For persons 70 years of age or older. The homestead, but not to exceed $50,000.00 of the value thereof, of each resident of the Pike County School District who is 70 years of age or older and who does not have an income from all sources, including the income from all sources of all members of the family residing within said homestead, exceeding $27,000.00 per annum, shall be exempt from all ad valorem taxation for educational purposes levied for and on behalf of such school system, including taxes to retire school bond indebtedness. (b.1) For persons 70 years of age or older. The homestead, but not to exceed $20,000.00 of the value thereof, of each resident of the Pike County School District who is 70 years of age or older, regardless of income, shall be exempt from all ad valorem taxation for educational purposes levied for and on behalf of such school system, including taxes to retire school bond indebtedness."

SECTION 2. In accordance with the requirements of Article VII, Section II, Paragraph II(a)(1) of the Constitution of the State of Georgia, this Act shall not become law unless it receives the requisite two-thirds' majority vote in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.

SECTION 3. The election superintendent of Pike County shall call and conduct an election as provided in this section for the purpose of submitting this Act to the electors of Pike County for approval or rejection. The election superintendent shall conduct that election on the date of the November, 2022, general election and shall issue the call and conduct that election as provided by general law. The election superintendent shall cause the date and purpose of the election to be published once a week for two weeks immediately preceding the date thereof in the official organ of Pike County. The ballot shall have written or printed thereon the words:

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"( ) YES Shall the Act be approved which increases the exemptions from school district taxes for residents who are age 62 or older, depending on income,
( ) NO and provides for a new exemption, regardless of income, for residents who are age 70 or older?"
All persons desiring to vote for approval of the Act shall vote "Yes," and those persons desiring to vote for rejection of the Act shall vote "No." If more than one-half of the votes cast on such question are for approval of the Act, Section 1 of this Act shall become of full force and effect on January 1, 2023. If the Act is not so approved or if the election is not conducted as provided in this section, this Act shall not become effective, and this Act shall be automatically repealed on the first day of January immediately following that election date. The expense of such election shall be borne by Pike County. It shall be the election superintendent's duty to certify the result thereof to the Secretary of State.

SECTION 4. Except as otherwise provided in Section 3 of this Act, this Act shall become effective upon its approval by the Governor or upon its becoming law without such approval.

SECTION 5. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act providing for a homestead exemption from Pike County School District ad valorem taxation for certain residents, approved March 10, 1988 (Ga. L. 1988, p. 3824), as amended; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Beth Camp, Representative from District 131, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Pike County Journal Reporter, which is the official organ of Pike County, on the 2nd of March, 2022; and

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(B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government:
(i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ BETH CAMP Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 9 of March, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 25, 2022.

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UNION CITY PUBLIC FACILITIES AUTHORITY CREATION.

No. 676 (House Bill No. 1552).

AN ACT

To create the Union City Public Facilities Authority; to provide that the authority is a body corporate and politic and an instrumentality of the State of Georgia; to authorize the authority to acquire, construct, equip, maintain, and operate certain projects, including buildings and facilities for use by Union City for its governmental, proprietary, and administrative functions; to provide for members of the authority and their terms, organization, and reimbursement; to provide for vacancies; to provide for definitions; to confer powers and impose duties on the authority; to provide for limitations to the authority; to authorize the authority to enter into contracts and leases pertaining to uses of such facilities, which

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contracts and leases may obligate the lessees to make payment for the use of the facilities for the term thereof and to pledge for that purpose money derived from taxation; to provide that no debt of Union City or the State of Georgia shall be incurred by the exercise of any of the powers granted; to authorize the issuance of revenue bonds of the authority payable from the revenues, rents, and earnings and other functions of the authority; to authorize the collecting and pledging of such revenues, rents, and earnings for the payment of such bonds; to authorize the adoption of resolutions and the execution of trust agreements and indentures to secure the payment of such bonds and to define the rights of the holders of such bonds; to provide for a sinking fund; to make the bonds of the authority exempt from taxation; to authorize the issuance of refunding bonds; to provide for the validation of such bonds and to fix the venue for jurisdiction of actions relating to any provision of this Act; to provide for immunity and exemption from liability for torts and negligence; to provide that the property of the authority shall not be subject to levy and sale; to provide that certain moneys are trust funds; to provide that this Act shall be liberally construed; to define the scope of the authority's operation; to provide for disposition of property upon dissolution of the authority; to provide for severability; to provide for a short title; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "Union City Public Facilities Authority Act."

SECTION 2. Union City Public Facilities Authority.

There is created a public body corporate and politic to be known as the Union City Public Facilities Authority, which shall be an instrumentality and a public corporation of the State of Georgia, the purpose of which shall be to acquire, construct, equip, maintain, and operate certain projects for use by Union City for its governmental, proprietary, public, and administrative functions. The authority shall not be a state institution or a department or agency of the state, but shall be an instrumentality of the state, a mere creation of the state, being a distinct corporate entity and exempt from the provisions of Article 2 of Chapter 17 of Title 50 of the O.C.G.A., the "Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission Act." The authority shall have its principal office in Union City, and its legal situs or residence for the purposes of this Act shall be Union City.

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SECTION 3. Membership.

The authority shall consist of five members who shall be eligible to succeed themselves and who shall be appointed by the mayor and council of Union City. No more than two members of the authority may be members of said mayor and council. Any member of the authority who is a member of said mayor and council shall serve for a term of office concurrent with such person's term of office as a member of said mayor and council. Each member of the authority who is not a member of said mayor and council shall serve for a term of office of three years, except that the initial terms of office of those members first appointed to the authority shall be specified at the time of appointment to be one, two, and, if no such member is a member of the mayor and council, three years. After such initial terms, those members who are not members of said mayor and council shall serve for terms of office of three years each. Members of the authority shall serve for the terms of office so specified and until the appointment and qualification of their respective successors. Vacancies on the authority shall be filled by said mayor and council for the remainder of the unexpired term and until the appointment and qualification of a successor. Immediately after their appointment, the members of the authority shall enter upon their duties. The authority shall elect one of its members as chairperson and one as vice chairperson. The secretary-treasurer of the authority shall be appointed by the authority and need not be a member of the authority. Three members of the authority shall constitute a quorum and no vacancy on the authority shall impair the right of the quorum to exercise all the rights and perform all the duties of the authority and, in every instance, a majority vote of a quorum shall authorize any legal act of the authority, including all things necessary to authorize and issue revenue bonds. The members of the authority shall receive no compensation for their services but may be reimbursed by the authority for the actual expenses necessarily incurred in the performance of their duties. The authority shall make rules and regulations for its own government and shall have perpetual existence.

SECTION 4. Definitions.

As used in this Act, the following words and terms shall have the following meanings unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context:
(1) "Authority" shall mean the Union City Public Facilities Authority created by this Act. (2) "Project" shall mean and include real and personal property acquired or held by the authority, including all land, buildings, structures, sanitary and surface water sewers, storm water management projects, historic preservation projects, and other public property determined by the authority to be desirable for the efficient operation of any department, board, office, commission, or agency of Union City, or of the State of Georgia, in the performance of its governmental, proprietary, and administrative functions.

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(3) "Cost of project" shall include the cost of lands, buildings, improvements, machinery, equipment, property, easements, rights, franchises, material, labor, services acquired or contracted for, plans and specification, and financing charges; construction costs; interest prior to and during construction; architectural, accounting, engineering, inspection, administrative, fiscal, and legal expenses; expenses incident to determining the feasibility or practicability of the project; and expenses incident to the acquiring, constructing, equipping, and operating of any project or any part thereof and to the placing of the same in operation. (4) "Revenue bonds" shall mean revenue bonds issued under the provisions of Article 3 of Chapter 82 of Title 36 of the O.C.G.A., the "Revenue Bond Law," or under the provisions of this Act. The obligations authorized under this Act may be issued by the authority in the manner authorized under the Revenue Bond Law.

SECTION 5. Powers.

The authority shall have all the powers necessary or convenient to carry out and effectuate the purposes and provisions of this Act, including, but without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the power:
(1) To sue and be sued; (2) To adopt and alter a corporate seal; (3) To make and execute with public and private persons and corporations contracts, trusts, leases, rental agreements, and other instruments relating to its projects and in furtherance of the purposes of the authority, including contracts for the constructing, renting, and leasing of its projects for the use of any county or municipality in this state; (4) To acquire in its own name by purchase on such terms and conditions and in such manner as it may deem proper or by gift, grant, lease, or otherwise, real and personal property necessary or convenient for its corporate purposes, or rights and easements therein, and to use the same so long as its corporate existence shall continue and to lease or make contracts with respect to the use of or disposition of the same in any manner it deems to the best advantage of the authority. Title to any such property shall be held by the authority exclusively for the benefit of the public. (5) To improve, extend, add to, reconstruct, renovate, or remodel any project or part thereof already acquired; (6) To pledge or assign any revenues, income, rent, charges, and fees received by the authority; (7) To appoint and select agents, engineers, architects, attorneys, fiscal agents, accountants, and employees and to provide for their compensation and duties; (8) To construct, reconstruct, acquire, own, alter, repair, remodel, maintain, extend, improve, operate, manage, and equip projects located on land owned or leased by the authority;

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(9) To receive, accept, and use any contributions, loans, or grants by persons, firms, or corporations, including the State of Georgia and the United States of America, and any other contributions; (10) To pay all or part of the costs of any project from the proceeds of revenue bonds of the authority or from other lawful sources available to it; (11) To prescribe rules and regulations for the operation of and to exercise police powers over the projects managed or operated by the authority; (12) To accept, receive, and administer gifts, grants, loans and devises of money, material, and property of any kind, including loans and grants from the State of Georgia or the United States of America or any agency or instrumentality thereof, upon such terms and conditions as the State of Georgia or the United States of America or such agency or instrumentality may impose; (13) To sell, lease, exchange, transfer, assign, pledge, mortgage, dispose of, grant in trust, or grant options for any real or personal property or interest therein in furtherance of the purposes of the authority; (14) As security for repayment of authority obligations, to pledge, mortgage, convey, assign, hypothecate, or otherwise encumber any property, real or personal, of such authority and to execute any trust agreement, indenture, or security agreement containing any provisions not in conflict with law, which trust agreement, indenture, or security agreement may provide for foreclosure or forced sale of any property of the authority upon default, on such obligations, either in payment of principal or interest or in the performance of any term or condition, as are contained in such agreement or indenture; (15) To borrow money for any of its corporate purposes, to issue revenue bonds payable solely from funds pledged for that purpose, and to provide for the payment of the same and for the rights of the holders thereof; (16) To exercise all powers usually possessed by private corporations performing similar functions which are not in conflict with the Constitution and laws of this state; and (17) Pursuant to proper resolution of the authority, to issue revenue bonds payable from the rents and revenues of the authority and its projects, which bonds may be issued in either fully negotiable coupon form, in which event they shall have all the qualities and incidents of negotiable instruments under the laws of the State of Georgia, or which bonds may be issued in whole or in part in nonnegotiable fully registered form without coupons, payable to a designated payee or to the registered assigns of the payee with such conversion privileges as the authority may provide, for the purpose of paying all or any part of the cost associated with the projects authorized by the authority, including the cost of constructing, reconstructing, equipping, extending, adding to, or improving such projects or for the purpose of refunding, as provided in this Act, any such bonds of the authority theretofore issued. If the proceeds of the bonds of any issue shall exceed the amount required for the purpose for which such bonds were issued, the surplus shall be paid into the fund provided for the payment of principal and interest on such bonds. All such revenue bonds shall be issued and validated under and in accordance with the procedures of Article 3 of

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Chapter 82 of Title 36 of the O.C.G.A., the Revenue Bond Law, and in accordance with all terms and provisions thereof not in conflict with this Act, and in accordance with Code Section 50-17-1 of the O.C.G.A., relating to use of facsimile signatures on public securities, and, as security for the payment of any revenue bonds so authorized, any rents and revenue of the authority may be pledged and assigned. Such bonds shall be declared to be issued for an essential public and governmental purpose, and such bonds and all income therefrom shall be exempt from all taxation within the State of Georgia. For the purpose of the exemption from taxation of such bonds and the income therefrom, the authority shall be deemed to be a political subdivision of the State of Georgia.

SECTION 6. Credit not pledged and debt not created by bonds.

Revenue bonds issued under the provisions of this Act shall not constitute a debt or a pledge of the faith and credit of the State of Georgia or Union City, but such bonds shall be payable from the rentals, revenue, earnings, and funds of the authority as provided in the resolution or trust agreement or indenture authorizing the issuance and securing the payment of such bonds. The issuance of such bonds shall not directly, indirectly, or contingently obligate the state or said municipality to levy or pledge any form of taxation for the payment thereof. No holder of any bond or receiver or trustee in connection therewith shall have the right to enforce the payment thereof against any property of the state or of said municipality, nor shall any such bond constitute a charge, lien, or encumbrance, legal or equitable, upon any such property. All such bonds shall contain on their face a recital setting forth substantially the foregoing provisions of this section.

SECTION 7. Trust agreement.

In the discretion of the authority, any issue of revenue bonds may be secured by an agreement or indenture made by the authority with a corporate trustee, which may be any trust company or bank having the powers of a trust company within or without the State of Georgia. Such trust agreement or indenture may pledge and assign rents, fees, charges, revenues, and earnings to be received by the authority. The resolution providing for the issuance of revenue bonds and such trust agreement or indenture may contain provisions for protecting and enforcing the rights and remedies of the bondholders, including the right of appointment of a receiver upon default of the payment of any principal or interest obligation and the right of any receiver or trustee to enforce collection of any rents, fees, charges, or revenues for use of the project or projects necessary to pay all costs of operation and all reserves provided for, all principal and interest on all bonds of the issue, all costs of collection, and all other costs reasonably necessary to accomplish the collection of such sums in the event of any default of the authority. Such resolution and such trust agreement or

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indenture may include covenants setting forth the duties of the authority in relation to the acquisition of property for and the construction of the project and to the custody, safeguarding, and application of all funds and covenants providing for the operation, maintenance, repair, and insurance of the project or projects and may contain provisions concerning the conditions, if any, upon which additional revenue bonds may be issued. Such trust agreement or indenture may set forth the rights and remedies of the bondholders and of the trustee and may restrict the individual right of action of bondholders as is customary in securing bonds and debentures of corporations and may contain such other provisions as the authority may deem reasonable and proper for the security of the bondholders. All expenses incurred in carrying out such trust may be treated as a part of the cost of maintenance, operation, and repair of the project affected by such trust.

SECTION 8. Refunding bonds.

The authority is authorized to provide by resolution for the issuance of revenue bonds of the authority for the purpose of calling, refunding, or refinancing any revenue bonds issued under the provisions of this Act and then outstanding and to include in the amount of such refunding bonds all interest and any call premiums that may be required for the redemption and refunding of such outstanding bonds.

SECTION 9. Venue of actions, jurisdiction.

Any action to protect or enforce any rights under the provisions of this Act or any action against the authority brought in the courts of the State of Georgia shall be brought in the Superior Court of Fulton County, Georgia, and any action pertaining to validation of any bonds issued under the provisions of this Act shall be brought in said court, which shall have exclusive, original jurisdiction of such actions.

SECTION 10. Revenue bond validation.

The petition for validation of all revenue bonds of the authority shall be brought against the authority, and any contracting party whose obligation is pledged as security for the payment of the bonds sought to be validated, as defendants, and the defendants shall be required to show cause, if any exists, why such contract or contracts and the terms and conditions thereof shall not be adjudicated to be in all respects valid and binding upon such contracting parties. It shall be incumbent upon such defendants to defend against adjudication of the validity and binding effect of such contract or contracts or be forever bound thereby. Notice of such proceedings shall be included in the notice of the validation hearing required to be issued and

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published by the clerk of the Superior Court of Fulton County in which court such validation proceedings shall be initiated.

SECTION 11. Interest of bondholders protected.

While any of the bonds issued by the authority remain outstanding, the powers, duties, or existence of the authority or of its officers, employees, or agents shall not be diminished, impaired, or affected in any manner that will affect adversely the interest and rights of the holders of such bonds. The provisions of this Act shall be for the benefit of the authority and the holders of any such bonds and, upon the issuance of bonds under the provisions of this Act, shall constitute a contract with the holders of such bonds.

SECTION 12. Revenues, earnings, rents, and charges; use.

(a) For the purpose of earning sufficient revenue to make possible the financing of the construction of the project or projects of the authority with revenue bonds, the authority is authorized and empowered to fix, revise, and collect rents, fees, and charges on each project which it shall cause to be acquired or constructed. Such rents, fees, or charges to be paid for the use of such project or projects shall be so fixed and adjusted so as to provide a fund sufficient with other revenue, if any, of such project or projects or of the authority:
(1) To pay the cost of operating, maintaining, and repairing the project or projects, including reserves for insurance and extraordinary repairs and other reserves required by the resolution or trust agreement or indenture pertaining to such bonds and the issuance thereof, unless such cost shall be otherwise provided for; (2) To pay the principal of and interest on such revenue bonds as the same shall become due, including call premiums, if any, the proceeds of which shall have been or shall be used to pay the cost of such project or projects; (3) To comply with any sinking fund requirements contained in the resolution or trust agreement or indenture pertaining to the issuance of and security for such bonds; (4) To perform fully all provisions of such resolution or trust agreement or indenture relating to the issuance of or security for such bonds to the payment of which such rent is pledged; (5) To accumulate any excess income which may be required by the purchasers of such bonds or may be dictated by the requirements of such resolution or trust agreement or indenture, or which may be required for achieving ready marketability of and low interest rates on such bonds; and (6) To pay any expenses in connection with such bond issue or of such project, including, but not limited to, trustees', attorney's, and fiscal agents' fees.

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(b) Such rent shall be payable at such intervals as may be agreed upon and set forth in the rental contract or lease providing therefor, and any such contract or lease may provide for the commencement of rent payments to the authority prior to the completion of the project by the authority and may provide for the payment of rent during such times as such project may be partially or wholly untenantable. (c) Such rental contract or lease may obligate the tenants or lessees to operate, maintain, and keep in good repair, including complete reconstruction, if necessary, the rented or leased premises and projects, regardless of the cause of the necessity of such maintenance, repair, or reconstruction. (d) Such rental contract or lease may obligate the tenants or lessees to indemnify and save harmless the authority from any and all damage to persons and property occurring on or by reason of the leased property or improvements thereon and to undertake, at the expense of the tenants or lessees, the defense of any action brought against the authority by reason of injury or damages to persons or property occurring on or by reason of the leased premises. (e) In the event of any failure or refusal on the part of the tenants or lessees to perform punctually any covenant or obligation contained in any such rental contract or lease, the authority may enforce performance by any legal or equitable process against the tenants or lessees. (f) The authority shall be permitted to assign any rent payable to it, pursuant to such rental contract or lease, to a trustee or paying agent as may be required by the terms of the resolution or trust agreement or indenture relating to the issuance of and security for such bonds. (g) The use and disposition of the authority's revenue shall be subject to the provisions of the resolution authorizing the issuance of such bonds or of the trust agreement or indenture, if any, securing the same.

SECTION 13. Sinking fund.

The revenue, rents, and earnings derived from any particular project or projects and any and all revenue, rents, and earnings received by the authority, regardless of whether such revenue, rents, and earnings were produced by a particular project for which bonds have been issued, unless otherwise pledged, may be pledged by the authority to payment of the principal of and interest on revenue bonds of the authority as may be provided in any resolution authorizing the issuance of such bonds or in any trust instrument pertaining to such bonds, and such funds so pledged, from whatever source received, may include funds received from one or more or all sources and may be set aside at regular intervals into sinking funds for which provision may be made in any such resolution or trust instrument and which may be pledged to and charged with the payment of the interest upon such revenue bonds as such interest shall become due, the principal of the bonds as the same shall mature, the necessary charges of any trustee or paying agent for paying such principal and

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interest, and any premium upon bonds retired by call or purchase, and the use and disposition of any sinking fund may be subject to such regulation as may be provided for in the resolution authorizing the issuance of the bonds or in the trust instrument securing the payment of the same.

SECTION 14. Taxation status.

The exercise of the powers conferred upon the authority under this Act shall constitute an essential governmental function for a public purpose, and to the maximum extent permitted by general law, the authority shall be required to pay no taxes or assessments upon any of the property acquired by it or under its jurisdiction, control, possession, or supervision or upon its activities in the operation and maintenance of property acquired by it or of buildings erected or acquired by it or any fees, rents, or other charges for the use of such property or buildings or other income received by the authority. This section shall not include an exemption from sales and use tax on property purchased by or for the use of the authority.

SECTION 15. Immunity from tort actions.

The authority shall have the same immunity and exemption from liability for torts and negligence as a Georgia county, and the officers, agents, and employees of the authority, when in performance of work of the authority, shall have the same immunity and exemption from liability for torts and negligence as officers, agents, and employees of a Georgia county. The authority may be sued the same as private corporations on any contractual obligation of the authority.

SECTION 16. Property not subject to levy and sale.

The property of the authority shall not be subject to levy and sale under legal process.

SECTION 17. Trust funds.

All funds received pursuant to the authority of Section 12 of this Act, whether as proceeds from the sale of revenue bonds or as revenue, rents, fees, charges, or other earnings or as grants, gifts, or other contributions, shall be deemed to be trust funds to be held and applied by the authority, solely as provided in this Act. The bondholders entitled to receive the benefits of such funds shall have a lien on all such funds until the same are applied as provided for in any such resolution or trust instrument of the authority.

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SECTION 18. Construction.

This Act and any other law enacted with reference to the authority shall be liberally construed for the accomplishment of the purposes of the authority.

SECTION 19. Scope of operations.

The projects of the authority's operation shall be located in the territory embraced within the jurisdictional limits of Union City as the same now or may hereafter exist.

SECTION 20. Conveyance of property upon dissolution.

Should the authority for any reason be dissolved after full payment of all bonded indebtedness incurred under this Act, both as to principal and interest, title to all property of any kind and nature, real and personal, held by the authority at the time of such dissolution shall be conveyed to Union City, or title to any such property may be conveyed prior to such dissolution in accordance with provisions which may be made therefor in any resolution or trust instrument relating to such property, subject to any liens, leases, or other encumbrances outstanding against or in respect to said property at the time of such conveyance.

SECTION 21. Severability; effect of partial invalidity of Act.

Should any sentence, clause, phrase, or part of this Act be declared for any reason to be unconstitutional or invalid, the same shall not affect such remainder of this Act or any part hereof, other than the part so held to be invalid, but the remaining provisions of this Act shall remain in full force and effect, and it is the express intention of this Act to enact each provision of this Act independently of any other provision hereof.

SECTION 22. General repealer.

All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

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Notice is given that there will be introduced at the regular 2022 session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to create the Union City Public Facilities Authority; and for other purposes.

AFFIDAVIT

GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY

I, Derrick Jackson, Representative from District 64, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Daily Report, which is the official organ of Fulton County, on the 5 of January, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ DERRICK JACKSON Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 8 of March, 2022, Before me:

s/ ANNA SMITH Anna Smith Notary Public, Pierce County, Georgia My Commission Expires September 9, 2025 [SEAL]

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FULTON COUNTY HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION; SCHOOL TAXES; SENIOR CITIZENS; REFERENDUM..

No. 677 (House Bill No. 1556).

AN ACT

To provide for a new homestead exemption from Fulton County school district ad valorem taxes for educational purposes in the amount of $10,000.00 of the assessed value of the homestead for residents of that county who are older than 65 years of age; to provide for definitions; to specify the terms and conditions of the exemption and the procedures relating thereto; to provide for related matters; to provide for applicability; to provide for compliance with constitutional requirements; to provide for a referendum, effective dates, and automatic repeal; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. (a) As used in this Act, the term:
(1) "Ad valorem taxes for educational purposes" means all ad valorem taxes for educational purposes levied by, for, or on behalf of the Fulton County school district, including, but not limited to, any ad valorem taxes to pay interest on and to retire educational bonded indebtedness. (2) "Homestead" shall have the same meaning as in Code Section 48-5-40 of the O.C.G.A., as amended. (3) "Senior citizen" means a person who is older than 65 years of age on or before January 1 of the year in which the application for the exemption under subsection (b) of this section is made and has been granted a homestead exemption on property located in Fulton County for at least five years prior to making such application. (b) Each resident of the Fulton County school district who is a senior citizen is granted an exemption on that person's homestead from Fulton County school district ad valorem taxes for educational purposes in the amount of $10,000.00 of the assessed value of that homestead. The value of that property in excess of such exempted amount shall remain subject to taxation. (c) A person shall not receive the homestead exemption granted by subsection (b) of this section unless the person or person's agent files an application with the tax commissioner of Fulton County, or the designee thereof, giving the person's age and such additional information relative to receiving such exemption as will enable the tax commissioner of

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Fulton County, or the designee thereof, to make a determination regarding the initial and continuing eligibility of such person for such exemption. The tax commissioner of Fulton County, or the designee thereof, shall provide application forms for this purpose. (d) The exemption shall be claimed and returned as provided in Code Section 48-5-50.1 of the O.C.G.A., as amended. The exemption shall be automatically renewed from year to year as long as the owner occupies the residence as a homestead. After a person has filed the proper application, as provided in subsection (c) of this section, it shall not be necessary to make application thereafter for any year and the exemption shall continue to be allowed to such person. It shall be the duty of any person granted the homestead exemption under subsection (b) of this section to notify the tax commissioner of Fulton County, or the designee thereof, in the event that person for any reason becomes ineligible for that exemption. (e) The exemption granted by subsection (b) of this section shall not apply to or affect state ad valorem taxes, municipal ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes, county ad valorem taxes for county purposes, or independent school district ad valorem taxes for educational purposes. The homestead exemption granted by subsection (b) of this section shall be in addition to and not in lieu of any other homestead exemption applicable to ad valorem taxes for educational purposes. (f) The exemption granted by subsection (b) of this section shall apply to all taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2023.

SECTION 2. In accordance with the requirements of Article VII, Section II of the Constitution of the State of Georgia, this Act shall not become law unless it receives the requisite two-thirds' majority vote in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.

SECTION 3. The election superintendent of Fulton County shall call and conduct an election as provided in this section for the purpose of submitting this Act to the electors of the Fulton County school district for approval or rejection. The election superintendent shall conduct that election on the Tuesday immediately following the first Monday in November, 2022, and shall issue the call and conduct that election as provided by general law. The election superintendent shall cause the date and purpose of the election to be published once a week for two weeks immediately preceding the date thereof in the official organ of Fulton County. The ballot shall have written or printed thereon the words:
"( ) YES Shall the Act be approved which provides a homestead exemption from ( ) NO Fulton County school district ad valorem taxes for educational purposes in the amount of $10,000.00 of the assessed value of the homestead for residents of that county school district who are older than 65 years of age and who have been granted a homestead exemption on property located in Fulton County for at least five years prior to making such application?"

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All persons desiring to vote for approval of the Act shall vote "Yes," and all persons desiring to vote for rejection of the Act shall vote "No." If more than one-half of the votes cast on such question are for approval of the Act, Section 1 of this Act shall become of full force and effect on January 1, 2023. If the Act is not so approved or if the election is not conducted as provided in this section, Section 1 of this Act shall not become effective and this Act shall be automatically repealed on the first day of January immediately following that election date. The expense of such election shall be borne by the Fulton County school district. It shall be the election superintendent's duty to certify the result thereof to the Secretary of State.

SECTION 4. Except as otherwise provided in Section 3 of this Act, this Act shall become effective upon its approval by the Governor or upon its becoming law without such approval.

SECTION 5. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to provide for a new homestead exemption from Fulton County School District ad valorem taxes for educational purposes in the amount of $10,000.00 of the assessed value of the homestead for residents of that county who are older than 65 years of age; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Chuck Martin, Representative from District 49, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Daily Report, which is the official organ of Fulton County, on the 15 of February, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or

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otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government:
(i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ CHUCK MARTIN Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 22 of February, 2022, Before me:

s/ ANNA SMITH Anna Smith Notary Public, Pierce County, Georgia My Commission Expires September 9, 2025 [SEAL]

Approved April 25, 2022.

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MACON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION; COMPENSATION.

No. 678 (House Bill No. 1561).

AN ACT

To amend an Act providing for the board of education for the Macon County School District, approved March 27, 1985 (Ga. L. 1985, p. 4112), as amended, particularly by an Act approved April 9, 1999 (Ga. L. 1999, p. 4081), so as to revise the compensation of the board; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

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SECTION 1. An Act providing for the board of education for the Macon County School District, approved March 27, 985 (Ga. L. 1985, p. 4112), as amended, particularly by an Act approved April 9, 1999 (Ga. L. 1999, p. 4081), is amended by revising Section 4 as follows:

"SECTION 4. Each member of the Board of Education of Macon County shall be compensated in the amount of $300.00 for each day of attendance at meetings of the board and while meeting and traveling within or outside the state as a member of a committee of the board on official business first authorized by a majority of the board. In addition, each member of the board shall be entitled to reimbursement for actual expenses necessarily incurred in connection with travel outside Macon County on official business of the board of education, including, but not limited to, attending training sessions or state-wide meetings; provided, however, that such travel is authorized by a majority vote of the members of the board of education prior thereto. All expenses shall be approved and verified prior to reimbursement in such manner as may be specified by the board."

SECTION 2. This Act shall become effective on the first day of the month following the month in which such Act is approved by the Governor or in which it becomes law without such approval.

SECTION 3. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to amend an Act providing for the board of education for the Macon County School District, approved March 27, 1985 (Ga. L. 1985, p. 4112), as amended; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Patty Bentley, Representative from District 139, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following:

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(A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Citizen Georgian, which is the official organ of Macon County, on the 7th of February, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government:
(i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ PATTY BENTLEY Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 11 of March, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 25, 2022.

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GILMER COUNTY PROBATE COURT; TECHNOLOGY FEE.

No. 679 (House Bill No. 1562).

AN ACT

To authorize the assessment and collection of a technology fee by the Probate Court of Gilmer County; to identify the authorized uses of such technology fee; to provide for the termination of such technology fee and dedication of residual funds to technology uses; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

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SECTION 1. (a) The clerk of the Probate Court of Gilmer County is hereby authorized to charge and collect a technology fee to be set by the judge of the probate court in an amount not to exceed $5.00 for the filing of each civil action or proceeding with the court and not to exceed $5.00 as a surcharge upon each fine assessed by the court. Such technology fees shall be used exclusively to provide for technological needs of the Probate Court of Gilmer County. Such uses shall include only the following:
(1) Computer hardware and software purchases; (2) Lease, maintenance, and installation of computer hardware; (3) Purchase, lease, maintenance, and installation of imaging, scanning, facsimile, communications, projection, and printing equipment and software; and (4) Procurement of services and equipment for the conservation of court records and archiving the same to digital contents for public access. (b) Funds collected pursuant to this section shall be maintained in a segregated account by the clerk of the probate court and shall be used only for the purposes authorized in this section. (c) The authority to assess a technology fee pursuant to this section shall terminate on July 1, 2032, and any residual funds remaining in the fund established by this section shall remain dedicated to general Gilmer County technology uses.

SECTION 2. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to authorize the assessment and collection of a technology fee by the Probate Court of Gilmer County; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, David Ralston, Representative from District 7, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following:

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(A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Times Courier, which is the official organ of Gilmer County, on the 2nd of March, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government:
(i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ DAVID RALSTON Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 10th of March, 2022, Before me:

s/ ANNA SMITH Anna Smith Notary Public, Pierce County, Georgia My Commission Expires September 9, 2025 [SEAL]

Approved April 25, 2022.

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SAVANNAH DEVELOPMENT AND RENEWAL AUTHORITY APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS; QUORUM.

No. 680 (House Bill No. 1565).

AN ACT

To amend an Act to create the Savannah Development and Renewal Authority, approved May 4, 1992 (Ga. L. 1992, p. 6764), so as to revise provisions related to the appointment of authority members; to revise notice requirements regarding appointment of members; to

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revise quorum provisions; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. An Act to create the Savannah Development and Renewal Authority, approved May 4, 1992 (Ga. L. 1992, p. 6764), is amended by revising Section 5 as follows:

"SECTION 5. Membership.

(a) The authority shall be comprised of 17 members who shall be appointed by the mayor and aldermen of the City of Savannah. (b) All members of the authority shall be appointed for terms of four years. Any vacancy occurring on the authority for any reason shall be filled by the original appointing body. All members of the authority shall serve until their successors are appointed and qualified. (c) Each member of the authority shall be a resident of Savannah at the time of appointment and while holding office as a member of the authority. The mayor and aldermen may invite the authority and business, civic, educational, and neighborhood associations to suggest the names of persons as nominees for appointment to the authority but shall not be required to make appointments from such nominees. (d) Prior to the appointment of any member of the authority, the mayor and aldermen shall cause a notice to be published. Such notice shall be in substantially the following form: 'The mayor and aldermen of the City of Savannah will appoint -- (Insert number) -member(s) of the Savannah Development and Renewal Authority within not less than 30 days from the publication of this notice. Any business, civic, educational, or neighborhood association and any resident of Savannah may suggest names of persons as nominees for appointment to the authority by submitting such names to the mayor and aldermen.' (e) Members of the authority shall receive no compensation for serving on the authority but may be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses incurred by them in carrying out their official duties."

SECTION 2. Said Act is further amended by revising subsection (b) of Section 6 as follows:
"(b) A majority of the appointed members of the authority shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. The powers and duties of the authority shall be transacted, exercised, and performed only pursuant to the affirmative vote of at least a majority of a quorum."

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Notice is given that there will be introduced at the regular 2022 session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to authorize an amendment to the Savannah Development and Renewal Authority Act.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Derek Mallow, Representative from District 163, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Savannah Morning News, which is the official organ of Chatham County, on the 18th of February, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.
s/ DEREK MALLOW Affiant
Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 11th of March, 2022, Before me:
s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia

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My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 25, 2022.

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BERRIEN COUNTY PROBATE COURT; TECHNOLOGY FEE.

No. 681 (House Bill No. 1566).

AN ACT

To authorize the assessment and collection of a technology fee by the Probate Court of Berrien County; to identify the authorized uses of such technology fee; to provide for the termination of such technology fee and dedication of residual funds to technology uses; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. (a) The clerk of the Probate Court of Berrien County is hereby authorized to charge and collect a technology fee to be set by the judge of the probate court in an amount not to exceed $10.00 for the filing of each civil action with the court and not to exceed $10.00 as a surcharge upon each fine assessed by the court. Such technology fees shall be used exclusively to provide for technological needs of the Probate Court of Berrien County. Such uses shall include only the following:
(1) Computer hardware and software purchases; (2) Lease, maintenance, and installation of computer hardware; and (3) Purchase, lease, maintenance, and installation of imaging, scanning, facsimile, communications, projection, and printing equipment and software. (b) Funds collected pursuant to this section shall be maintained in a segregated account by the clerk of the probate court and shall be used only for the purposes authorized in this section. (c) The authority to assess a technology fee pursuant to this section shall terminate on July 1, 2031, and any residual funds remaining in the fund established by this section shall remain dedicated to general Berrien County technology uses.

SECTION 2. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

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Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to authorize the assessment and collection of a technology fee by the Probate Court of Berrien County, and for other purposes.

AFFIDAVIT

GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY

I, Penny Houston, Representative from District 170, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Berrien Press, which is the official organ of Berrien County, on the 9th of March, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ PENNY HOUSTON Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 15 of March, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

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Approved April 25, 2022.

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WALTON COUNTY PUBLIC FACILITIES AUTHORITY CREATION.

No. 682 (House Bill No. 1568).

AN ACT

To create the Walton County Public Facilities Authority; to provide for a short title; to confer powers and impose duties on the authority; to provide for the membership and the appointment of members of the authority and their terms of office, duties, powers, and compensation; to provide for vacancies, organization, meetings, and expenses; to provide for definitions; to provide for the issuance and sale of revenue bonds and other obligations and their negotiability and sale and use of proceeds from such sales; to provide for conditions for issuance of such obligations; to prohibit the pledge of credit for the payment of bonds; to provide for trust indentures; to provide for payment of bond proceeds; to provide for bondholder remedies and protection; to provide for refunding bonds; to provide for bond validation; to provide for venue and jurisdiction; to provide for trust funds; to provide for the authority's purpose; to provide for charges; to provide for rules and regulations; to provide for tort immunity; to provide statement of tax exemptions and exemptions from levy and sale; to provide for supplemental powers; to provide for effect on other governments; to provide for liberal construction; to provide for severability; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "Walton County Public Facilities Authority Act."

SECTION 2. Creation of authority; purpose.

There is created a body corporate and politic to be known as the "Walton County Public Facilities Authority," which shall be deemed to be a public corporation. Such corporation shall be separate and distinct from any public corporation or other entity heretofore created by the General Assembly and shall be an instrumentality of the State of Georgia exercising governmental powers. The authority is created for the purpose of promoting the public good

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and general welfare of the citizens of Walton County and assisting Walton County in providing facilities, equipment, and services to the citizens of Walton County and the citizens located in the territories served by Walton County in the most efficient means possible. In connection with the exercise of any of its powers, the members of the authority may make findings or determinations regarding the public good and general welfare of Walton County and the use of facilities, equipment, and services, and such findings or determinations, if made, shall be conclusive and binding.

SECTION 3. Definitions.

As used in this Act, the term: (1) "Authority" means the Walton County Public Facilities Authority created in this Act. (2) "Cost of the project" shall include: (A) The cost of construction; (B) The cost of all land or interests therein, properties, rights, easements, and franchises acquired; (C) The cost of acquiring, constructing, or erecting buildings; improvements; materials; labor; and services; (D) The cost of all machinery and equipment; (E) Financing charges, including interest prior to and during construction or acquisition of any project and for six months after such project is placed in service and operational at the level intended; (F) The cost of construction, engineering, architectural, fiscal, accounting, inspection, and legal expenses relating to any project or to the financing or refinancing of any project and other expenses necessary or incident to determining the feasibility or practicability of any project; and (G) Administrative expenses relating to any project or to the financing or refinancing thereof and such other expenses as may be necessary or incident to the financing of a project authorized by this Act; the acquisition, construction, renovation, reconstruction, or remodeling of a project; and the placing of the same in operation. Any such obligation or expense shall be regarded as a part of the cost of the project and may be paid or reimbursed as such out of any funds of the authority, including proceeds of any revenue bonds issued under the provisions of this Act for any such project or projects and the proceeds of the sale of any contracts, lease agreements, or installment sale agreements or the amounts payable thereunder, either directly or by the creation of interests therein. (3) "County" means Walton County, Georgia. (4) "Project" means any capital project, located inside or outside the territorial boundaries of the county, determined by the authority to promote the public good or general welfare of the citizens of the county or to be necessary or convenient for the efficient operation of

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the county or any of its enterprises or systems, including, but not limited to, the acquisition, construction, renovation, improvement, extension, addition, or equipping of:
(A) Utility systems and improvements, including, without limitation, water and sewer systems and facilities, sewage and solid waste disposal systems and facilities, and electric, gas, and other similar facilities or systems; (B) Emergency facilities, including emergency, fire, sheriff, and rescue facilities; (C) Recreational facilities, including parks, athletic fields, buildings, or other similar facilities; (D) Public safety facilities, including jails; sheriff's offices, facilities, or equipment; and state patrol or other law enforcement facilities or equipment; (E) Healthcare facilities and equipment; (F) Educational, cultural, or historical facilities and equipment; (G) Transportation facilities and equipment; (H) Administrative facilities and equipment; (I) Any "undertaking" permitted by the Revenue Bond Law; and (J) Any undertaking, project, or service for which the governmental body contracting with the authority is authorized by law to undertake in the performance of its governmental, proprietary, or administrative functions; all personal property to be used in connection therewith; and the lease and sale of any part or all of such facilities, including real and personal property, so as to ensure the efficient and proper development, maintenance, and operation of such project deemed by the authority to be necessary, convenient, or desirable. (5) "Revenue bonds" means revenue bonds issued by the authority pursuant to the terms of this Act or under Article 3 of Chapter 82 of Title 36 of the O.C.G.A., the "Revenue Bond Law."

SECTION 4. Powers of the authority.

The authority shall have the power: (1) To hold, own, lease, transfer, and convey real and personal property or interests; (2) To sue and be sued; (3) To have and to use a seal and to alter the same at its pleasure; (4) To acquire, construct, purchase, own, equip, operate, extend, improve, lease, and sell any project; (5) To exercise the powers conferred upon a "public corporation" or a "public authority" by Article IX, Section III, Paragraph I of the Constitution of Georgia, such authority being expressly declared to be a "public corporation" or a "public authority" within the meaning of such provision of the Constitution of Georgia; (6) To acquire property and projects in its own name by gift or by purchase on such terms and conditions and in such manner as it may deem proper. If the authority shall deem it

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expedient to construct any project on real property or any interest therein or usufruct which is subject to the control of the county, the county is authorized to convey such real property or interest therein to the authority for no consideration or for such consideration as may be agreed upon by the authority and the county, taking into consideration the public benefit to be derived from such conveyance. The county may transfer such property or interest therein without the necessity of putting the same out for bid and without regard to any determination as to whether or not such property or interest therein is in surplus; (7) To accept gifts and bequests for its corporate purposes; (8) To appoint, select, and employ, with or without bidding, as the authority may choose, officers, agents, and employees, including engineering, architectural, and construction experts; fiscal agents, underwriters, or other advisors; and attorneys, and to fix their compensation; (9) To make and execute with public and private persons and corporations contracts, lease agreements, rental agreements, installment sale agreements, and other instruments relating to its projects and incident to the exercise of the powers of the authority, including contracts for constructing, renting, leasing, and selling its projects for the benefit of the county, provided, without limiting the generality of this paragraph, that the authority is specifically granted the power to enter into contracts, lease agreements, rental agreements, installment sale agreements, and related agreements for a term not exceeding 50 years as provided in Article IX, Section III of the Constitution of Georgia; (10) To lease, sell, transfer, or otherwise dispose of any property, real or personal, or assets of the authority or to assign its rights under its contracts, lease agreements, or installment sale agreements or its right to receive payments thereunder, either directly or through trusts or custodial arrangements whereby interests are created in such contracts, lease agreements, or installment sale agreements or the payments to be received thereunder through the issuance of trust certificates, certificates of participation, custodial receipts, or other similar instruments. In connection with any such sale, lease, transfer, or assignment, the authority need not comply with any other provision of law requiring public bidding or any announcement to the public of the sale of such property, assets, or rights; (11) To accept loans and grants of money or property of any kind from the United States, the State of Georgia, or any political subdivision or municipal corporation of the State of Georgia; (12) To borrow money for any of its corporate purposes and to issue revenue bonds, notes, or other types of indebtedness payable solely from funds or revenues of the authority pledged for that purpose and to pledge and assign any of its revenues, income, rent, charges, and fees to provide for the payment of the same and to provide for the rights of the holders of such revenue bonds; provided, however, that the power conferred by this paragraph shall not be exercised after the expiration of four years from the effective date of this Act; (13) To enter into interest rate swaps, collars, or other types of interest rate management agreements or credit enhancement or liquidity agreements relating to any obligations of the

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authority, provided that the obligation of the authority under any such agreements shall not be a general obligation of the authority but shall be a limited obligation of the authority payable from a specific source of funds identified for such purpose. To the extent permitted by general law, the authority shall be exempt from any requirement of Georgia law requiring a swap management plan or other similar plan relating to interest rate swap agreements; (14) To make such rules and regulations governing its employees and property as it may in its discretion deem proper; (15) To sue any other person or entity as any private corporation. The authority may be sued the same as any private corporation on any contractual obligation of the authority; and (16) To issue its revenue bonds, notes, or other obligations to finance or refinance any project which may be financed by the county under the Revenue Bond Law of the State of Georgia.

SECTION 5. Members of the authority; terms of office.

(a) The authority shall consist of five members as follows: (1) One shall be the chairperson of the board of commissioners of the county; (2) Two shall be other members of the board of commissioners of the county to be appointed by said board of commissioners; and (3) Two shall be residents of the county to be appointed by the board of commissioners of the county.
(b) The terms of office of the members who are members of the board of commissioners shall be concurrent with their terms of office as members of the board of commissioners. The terms of office of the remaining members of the authority shall be four years and until their successors are appointed and qualified. Successors to such members shall be appointed as the original members were appointed, as provided herein, and any vacancies shall be filled by the appointing authority, as provided herein, for the unexpired term. A majority of the members of the authority shall constitute a quorum, and no vacancy on the authority shall impair the right of the quorum to exercise all the rights and perform all the duties of the authority, and, in every instance, a majority vote of the quorum present shall authorize any legal act of the authority, including all things necessary to authorize and issue revenue bonds. One of the members of the authority who is also a member of the board of commissioners shall be the chairperson of the authority, with such chairperson to be elected by the board of commissioners. The authority shall elect a secretary and treasurer who need not be members of the authority. The authority may elect a vice chairperson or any number of assistant secretaries or treasurers as it may from time to time deem necessary or desirable. The members of the authority shall not be entitled to compensation for their services but shall be entitled to be reimbursed for the actual expenses necessarily incurred in the performance of their duties. The authority shall make rules and regulations for its own governance, and it

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shall have perpetual existence. Any change in name or composition of the authority shall in no way affect the vested rights of any person under the provisions of this Act or impair the obligations of any contracts existing under this Act.

SECTION 6. Issuance and sale of revenue bonds.

The authority shall have power and is authorized from time to time to provide for the issuance and sale of negotiable revenue bonds in the manner provided by Article 3 of Chapter 82 of Title 36 of the O.C.G.A., the "Revenue Bond Law," for the purpose of paying all or any part of the cost of any one or more projects, including the cost of constructing, reconstructing, equipping, extending, adding to, or improving any such project, or for the purpose of refunding, as herein provided, any such bonds of the authority or of any other authority or public body previously issued to finance or refinance the cost of a project. The principal of and interest on such revenue bonds shall be a limited obligation of the authority payable solely from the source or sources of funds specified in the indenture or resolution of the authority authorizing the issuance of such revenue bonds. The revenue bonds of each issue shall be issued and validated under and in accordance with the provisions of the Revenue Bond Law. Such revenue bonds shall mature on such dates, bear interest at such rate or rates, whether fixed or variable, be subject to redemption, and have such other terms as the authority may provide in the indenture or resolution relating thereto. Such revenue bonds shall not be subject to any provision of Georgia law limiting the rate of interest payable thereon and may be sold in a negotiated sale or in a public sale as the authority may determine.

SECTION 7. Power to incur loans or issue notes.

The authority shall also have the power to incur indebtedness from time to time for the purpose of financing or refinancing any project or refunding any obligations previously issued for such purpose, or for any other purpose, whether in the form of a loan or through the issuance of notes, and the principal of and interest on such notes or loans shall be a limited obligation of the authority payable solely from the source or sources of funds specified in the resolution or trust indenture of the authority authorizing such loan or the issuance of such notes. Any such loan or notes shall not be required to be validated as a condition to the issuance thereof and shall have such terms as may be specified by the authority in the resolution or indenture authorizing the same.

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SECTION 8. Negotiable instruments; bonds and other obligations exempt from taxation.

All revenue bonds issued under the provisions of this Act shall have all the qualities and incidents of negotiable instruments under the negotiable instruments law of this state. All such bonds and any loan incurred or note issued as provided in this Act, to the extent authorized and permitted by general law, are declared to be issued or incurred for an essential public and governmental purpose, and such obligations and the interest thereon shall be exempt from all taxation within this state.

SECTION 9. Revenue bonds or notes not a debt or general obligation.

Revenue bonds or notes issued under the provisions of this Act or any loan incurred as authorized in this Act shall not constitute a debt or a pledge of the faith and credit of the State of Georgia or of any political subdivision or municipal corporation thereof, including the county, but shall be payable solely from the sources as may be designated in the resolution or indenture of the authority authorizing the issuance of the same. The issuance of such obligations shall not directly, indirectly, or contingently obligate the State of Georgia or any political subdivision or municipal corporation thereof, including the county, to levy or to pledge any form of taxation whatever for the payment thereof. No holder of any bond or receiver or trustee in connection therewith shall have the right to enforce the payment thereof against any property of the State of Georgia or any political subdivision or municipal corporation thereof, including the county, nor shall any such bond constitute a charge, lien, or encumbrance, legal or equitable, upon any such property. All such obligations shall contain on their face a recital setting forth substantially the foregoing provisions of this section. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the State of Georgia or any political subdivision, municipal corporation, or agency thereof, including the county, from obligating itself to pay the amounts required under any contract entered into with the authority pursuant to Article IX of the Constitution of the State of Georgia or any successor provision, including from funds received from taxes to be levied and collected for that purpose to the extent necessary to pay the obligations contractually incurred with the authority and from any other source.

SECTION 10. Issuance of bonds or obligations under trust indentures or resolutions.

In the discretion of the authority, any issuance of such revenue bonds, notes, or other obligations may be secured by a trust indenture by and between the authority and a trustee, which may be any trust company or bank having the powers of a trust company within or outside of the State of Georgia. Such trust indenture may pledge or assign fees, tolls, rents,

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revenues, and earnings to be received by the authority, including the proceeds derived from the financing, sale, or lease, from time to time, of any project. Either the resolution providing for the issuance of revenue bonds or other obligations or such trust indenture may contain such provisions for protecting and enforcing the rights and remedies of the owners of such bonds or obligations as may be reasonable and proper and not in violation of law, including covenants setting forth the duties of the authority or any lessee or purchaser in relation to the acquisition and construction of any project; the maintenance, operation, repair, and issuance of any project; and the custody, safeguarding, and application of all moneys, including the proceeds derived from the sale or lease of any project or from the sale of any such bonds, notes, or other obligations and may also contain provisions concerning the conditions, if any, upon which additional bonds, notes, or other obligations may be issued, whether on a parity with or subordinate to, any other obligations issued by the authority. Such trust indenture or resolution may set forth the rights and remedies of the owners of such obligations and of the trustee. In addition to the foregoing, such trust indenture or resolution may contain such other provisions as the authority may deem reasonable and proper for the security of the owners of such bonds or other obligations or otherwise necessary or convenient in connection with the issuance of such obligations. All expenses incurred in carrying out such trust indenture or resolution may be treated as a part of the cost of maintenance, operation, and repair of the project affected by such trust indenture or resolution.

SECTION 11. Security for the payment of bonds or other obligations.

The authority may assign or pledge any property or revenues to the payment of the principal and interest on revenue bonds of the authority as the resolution authorizing the issuance of the bonds or the trust indenture may provide. The use and disposition of such property or revenues assigned to the payment of bonds or other obligations shall be subject to the trust indenture or resolution authorizing the issuance of such revenue bonds or obligations. Any lien created by the authority for the payment of such bonds or obligations may be a first lien or a subordinate lien as the authority may provide, and any such trust indenture or resolution may provide, at the option of the authority, for the issuance of additional bonds or other obligations sharing any lien on a parity or subordinate lien basis.

SECTION 12. Refunding bonds or obligations.

The authority is authorized to provide by resolution for the issuance of obligations, whether revenue bonds, notes, or other obligations, for the purpose of refunding any revenue bonds or other obligations issued under the provisions of this Act or under any other provision of Georgia law so long as such bonds or other obligations were issued for a purpose or project

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for which the authority could issue bonds. The issuance of such refunding bonds or other obligations and all the details thereof, the rights of the holders thereof, and the duties of the authority with respect to the same shall be governed by the foregoing provisions of this Act insofar as the same may be applicable.

SECTION 13. Principal office; venue.

The principal office of the authority shall be in the county, and the venue of any action against it shall be in Walton County, Georgia. Any action pertaining to the validation of any bonds issued under the provisions of this Act and for the validation of any contract entered into by the authority shall be brought in the Superior Court of Walton County, and such court shall have exclusive original jurisdiction of such actions. Service upon the authority of any process, subpoena, or summons shall be effected by serving the same personally upon any member of the authority.

SECTION 14. Validation of revenue bonds.

Revenue bonds of the authority shall be confirmed and validated in accordance with the procedure now or hereafter set forth in Article 3 of Chapter 82 of Title 36 of the O.C.G.A., the "Revenue Bond Law," as the same now exists or may hereafter be amended. The petition for validation shall also make a party defendant to such action the county, if the county has contracted or will contract with the authority with respect to the project for which bonds are to be issued and are sought to be validated. The bonds, when validated, and the judgment of validation shall be final and conclusive with respect to the validity of such bonds against the authority and against all other persons or entities, regardless of whether such persons or entities were parties to such validation proceedings.

SECTION 15. No impairment of rights.

While any of the bonds or other obligations issued by the authority or any interests in contracts of the authority remain outstanding, the powers, duties, or existence of the authority or of its officers, employees, or agents shall not be diminished or impaired in any manner that will affect adversely the interest and rights of the holders of such bonds or obligations or such interests in contracts of the authority. The provisions of this section of this Act shall be for the benefit of the authority and of the holders of any such bonds or obligations and interests in contracts of the authority and, upon the issuance of bonds or obligations or the creation of interests in contracts of the authority under the provisions of this Act, shall

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constitute a contract with the holders of such bonds or obligations or such interests in contracts of the authority.

SECTION 16. Trust funds; permitted investments.

All moneys received by the authority pursuant to this Act, whether as proceeds from the sale of revenue bonds or obligations of the authority, as grants or other contributions, or as revenues, income, fees, and earnings, shall be deemed to be the trust funds to be held and applied solely as provided in this Act and in such resolutions and trust indentures as may be adopted and entered into by the authority pursuant to this Act. Any such moneys or funds may be invested from time to time in such investments as may be permitted under the indenture, agreement, or resolution establishing the fund or account in which such funds are held, or if not held in such a fund or account, in such investments as would be permitted investments for a development authority created under Code Section 36-62-1 of the O.C.G.A., as amended.

SECTION 17. Power to set rates, fees, and charges.

The authority is authorized to prescribe and fix and collect rates, fees, tolls, rents, and charges and to revise, from time to time, and collect such revised rates, fees, tolls, rents, and charges for the services, facilities, or commodities furnished, including leases, concessions, or subleases of its projects, and to determine the price and terms at and under which its projects may be sold, leased, or otherwise disposed of.

SECTION 18. Essential governmental function; no taxes or assessments.

All property or interests in property owned by the authority shall be public property held and owned for governmental purposes and shall to the extent authorized and permitted by general law be exempt from ad valorem taxation. The exercise of the powers conferred upon the authority hereunder shall constitute an essential governmental function for a public purpose, and the authority shall to the extent authorized and permitted by general law not be required to pay taxes or assessments upon any of the property acquired by it or under its jurisdiction, control, possession, or supervision or upon its activities in the operation and maintenance of property acquired by it or of buildings erected or acquired by it or any fees, rentals, or other charges for the use of such property or buildings or other income received by the authority. This section shall not include an exemption from sales and use tax on property purchased by or for the use of the authority.

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SECTION 19. Immunity of authority and members.

The authority shall have the same immunity and exemption from liability for torts and negligence as the State of Georgia, and the officers, agents, and employees of the authority, when in performance of the work of the authority, shall have the same immunity and exemption from liability for torts and negligence as officers, agents, and employees of the State of Georgia.

SECTION 20. Authority property not subject to levy and sale.

The property of the authority shall not be subject to levy and sale under legal process.

SECTION 21. Authority area of operation.

The scope of the authority's operations shall be limited to the territory embraced within the territorial limits of the county and within the territorial limits of any project owned or operated by the county, as the same now or may hereafter exist; provided, however, that nothing in this section shall prevent the authority from contracting with any entity, public or private, outside of the county with respect to any project located in the county or any project located outside of the county, if the authority shall determine that entering into such contract is in the best interest of the authority and in furtherance of its public purposes.

SECTION 22. Supplemental powers.

This Act does not in any way take away from the authority any power which may be conferred upon it by law but is supplemental thereto.

SECTION 23. No power to impose taxes.

The authority shall not have the right to impose any tax on any person or property.

SECTION 24. Act to be liberally construed.

This Act shall be liberally construed to effect the purposes hereof.

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Should any sentence, clause, phrase, or part of this Act be declared for any reason to be unconstitutional or invalid, the same shall not affect the remainder of this Act, or any part hereof, other than the part so held to be invalid, but the remaining provisions of this Act shall remain in full force and effect, and it is the express intention of this Act to enact each provision of this Act independently of any other provision hereof.

SECTION 26. Conflicting laws.

All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION
Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to create the Walton County Public Facilities Authority; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Bruce Williamson, Representative from District 115, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the The Walton Tribune, which is the official organ of Walton County, on the 9 of March, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or

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(ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ BRUCE WILLIAMSON Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 14 of March, 2022, Before me:

s/ ANNA SMITH Anna Smith Notary Public, Pierce County, Georgia My Commission Expires September 9, 2025 [SEAL]

Approved April 25, 2022.

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SUMTER COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS AND REGISTRATION; COMPENSATION.

No. 683 (House Bill No. 1572).

AN ACT

To amend an Act to create the board of elections and registration for Sumter County, approved April 13, 2001 (Ga. L. 2001, p. 3865), so as to provide for the compensation of board members in certain circumstances; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. An Act to create the board of elections and registration for Sumter County, approved April 13, 2001 (Ga. L. 2001, p. 3865), is amended by revising subsection (b) of Section 16 as follows:
"(b) The members of the board shall receive no compensation for their service as members of the board, except as authorized by written resolution of the Sumter County Board of

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Commissioners, provided that such board members shall be reimbursed for their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties."

SECTION 2. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE IS GIVEN THAT THERE WILL BE INTRODUCE AT THE 2022 REGULAR SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA A BILL TO AMEND THE ACT THAT CREATED THE SUMTER COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS AND REGISTRATION, APPROVED APRIL 13, 2001 (GA. L. 2001, P. 3865) AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Mike Cheokas, Representative from District 138, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Americus Times-Recorder, which is the official organ of Sumter County, on the 12th of March, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.
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Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 16th of March, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 25, 2022.

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WORTH COUNTY BUILDING AUTHORITY CREATION.

No. 684 (House Bill No. 1573).

AN ACT

To create the Worth County Building Authority; to provide that the authority is a body corporate and politic and an instrumentality of the State of Georgia; to authorize the authority to acquire, construct, equip, maintain, and operate certain projects, including buildings and facilities for use by Worth County, any other political subdivision or municipality located in Worth County, and the Worth County School District for its governmental, proprietary, and administrative functions; to provide for members of the authority and their terms, organization, and reimbursement; to provide for vacancies; to provide for definitions; to confer powers and impose duties on the authority; to provide for limitations to the authority; to authorize the authority to enter into contracts and leases pertaining to uses of such facilities, which contracts and leases may obligate the lessees to make payment for the use of the facilities for the term thereof and to pledge for that purpose money derived from taxation; to provide that no debt of the State of Georgia, Worth County, any municipality or political subdivision thereof, or the Worth County School District shall be incurred by the exercise of any of the powers granted; to authorize the issuance of revenue bonds of the authority payable from the revenues, rents, and earnings and other functions of the authority; to authorize the collecting and pledging of such revenues, rents, and earnings for the payment of such bonds; to authorize the adoption of resolutions and the execution of trust agreements and indentures to secure the payment of such bonds and to define the rights of the holders of such bonds; to provide for a sinking fund; to make the bonds of the authority exempt from taxation; to authorize the issuance of refunding bonds; to provide for the validation of such bonds and to fix the venue for jurisdiction of actions relating to any provision of this Act; to

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provide for immunity and exemption from liability for torts and negligence; to provide that the property of the authority shall not be subject to levy and sale; to provide that certain moneys are trust funds; to provide that this Act shall be liberally construed; to define the scope of the authority's operation; to provide for disposition of property upon dissolution of the authority; to provide for severability; to provide for a short title; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "Worth County Building Authority Act."

SECTION 2. Worth County Building Authority.

There is created a public body corporate and politic to be known as the Worth County Building Authority, which shall be an instrumentality and a public corporation of the State of Georgia, the purpose of which shall be to acquire, construct, equip, maintain, and operate certain projects for use by Worth County, the Worth County School District, or any other political subdivision or municipality located within Worth County for its governmental, proprietary, public, and administrative functions. The authority shall not be a state institution or a department or agency of the state, but shall be an instrumentality of the state, a mere creation of the state, being a distinct corporate entity and exempt from the provisions of Article 2 of Chapter 17 of Title 50 of the O.C.G.A., the "Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission Act." The authority shall have its principal office in Worth County, and its legal situs or residence for the purposes of this Act shall be Worth County.

SECTION 3. Membership.

The authority shall consist of five members who shall be eligible to succeed themselves and who shall be appointed by the Board of Commissioners of Worth County. No more than two members of the authority may be members of said board of commissioners. Any member of the authority who is a member of said board of commissioners shall serve for a term of office concurrent with such person's term of office as a member of said board of commissioners. Each member of the authority who is not a member of said board of commissioners shall serve for a term of office of three years, except that the initial terms of office of those members first appointed to the authority shall be specified at the time of appointment to be one, two, and, if no such member is a member of the board of

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commissioners, three years. After such initial terms, those members who are not members of said board of commissioners shall serve for terms of office of three years each. Members of the authority shall serve for the terms of office so specified and until the appointment and qualification of their respective successors. Vacancies on the authority shall be filled by said board of commissioners for the remainder of the unexpired term and until the appointment and qualification of a successor. Immediately after their appointment, the members of the authority shall enter upon their duties. The authority shall elect one of its members as chairperson and one as vice chairperson. The secretary-treasurer of the authority shall be appointed by the authority and need not be a member of the authority. Two members of the authority shall constitute a quorum and no vacancy on the authority shall impair the right of the quorum to exercise all the rights and perform all the duties of the authority and, in every instance, a majority vote of a quorum shall authorize any legal act of the authority, including all things necessary to authorize and issue revenue bonds. The members of the authority shall receive no compensation for their services but may be reimbursed by the authority for the actual expenses necessarily incurred in the performance of their duties. The authority shall make rules and regulations for its own government and shall have perpetual existence.

SECTION 4. Definitions.

As used in this Act, the following words and terms shall have the following meanings unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context:
(1) "Authority" shall mean the Worth County Building Authority created by this Act. (2) "Cost of project" shall include the cost of lands, buildings, improvements, machinery, equipment, property, easements, rights, franchises, material, labor, services acquired or contracted for, plans and specification, and financing charges; construction costs; interest prior to and during construction; architectural, accounting, engineering, inspection, administrative, fiscal, and legal expenses; expenses incident to determining the feasibility or practicability of the project; and expenses incident to the acquiring, constructing, equipping, and operating of any project or any part thereof and to the placing of the same in operation. (3) "Project" shall mean and include real and personal property acquired or held by the authority, including all land; buildings; structures; sanitary and surface water sewers; utilities, including natural gas distribution, telecommunications, fiber, cable, and broadband services; and other public property determined by the authority to be desirable for the efficient operation of any department, board, office, commission, or agency of Worth County, the Worth County School District, any municipality or other political subdivision located in Worth County, or the State of Georgia in the performance of its governmental, proprietary, and administrative functions, provided that such services shall not include electric power generation and transmission services.

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(4) "Revenue bonds" shall mean revenue bonds issued under the provisions of Article 3 of Chapter 82 of Title 36 of the O.C.G.A., the "Revenue Bond Law," or under the provisions of this Act. The obligations authorized under this Act may be issued by the authority in the manner authorized under the Revenue Bond Law.

SECTION 5. Powers.

The authority shall have all the powers necessary or convenient to carry out and effectuate the purposes and provisions of this Act, including, but without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the power:
(1) To sue and be sued; (2) To adopt and alter a corporate seal; (3) To make and execute with public and private persons and corporations contracts, trusts, leases, rental agreements, and other instruments relating to its projects and in furtherance of the purposes of the authority, including contracts for the constructing, renting, and leasing of its projects for the use of any county or municipality in this state; (4) To acquire in its own name by purchase on such terms and conditions and in such manner as it may deem proper or by gift, grant, lease, or otherwise, real and personal property necessary or convenient for its corporate purposes, or rights and easements therein, and to use the same so long as its corporate existence shall continue and to lease or make contracts with respect to the use of or disposition of the same in any manner it deems to the best advantage of the authority. Title to any such property shall be held by the authority exclusively for the benefit of the public. (5) To improve, extend, add to, reconstruct, renovate, or remodel any project or part thereof already acquired; (6) To pledge or assign any revenues, income, rent, charges, and fees received by the authority; (7) To appoint and select agents, engineers, architects, attorneys, fiscal agents, accountants, and employees and to provide for their compensation and duties; (8) To construct, reconstruct, acquire, own, alter, repair, remodel, maintain, extend, improve, operate, manage, and equip projects located on land owned or leased by the authority; (9) To receive, accept, and use any contributions, loans, or grants by persons, firms, or corporations, including the State of Georgia and the United States of America, and any other contributions; (10) To pay all or part of the costs of any project from the proceeds of revenue bonds of the authority or from other lawful sources available to it; (11) To prescribe rules and regulations for the operation of and to exercise police powers over the projects managed or operated by the authority;

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(12) To accept, receive, and administer gifts, grants, loans and devises of money, material, and property of any kind, including loans and grants from the State of Georgia or the United States of America or any agency or instrumentality thereof, upon such terms and conditions as the State of Georgia or the United States of America or such agency or instrumentality may impose; (13) To sell, lease, exchange, transfer, assign, pledge, mortgage, dispose of, grant in trust, or grant options for any real or personal property or interest therein in furtherance of the purposes of the authority; (14) As security for repayment of authority obligations, to pledge, mortgage, convey, assign, hypothecate, or otherwise encumber any property, real or personal, of such authority and to execute any trust agreement, indenture, or security agreement containing any provisions not in conflict with law, which trust agreement, indenture, or security agreement may provide for foreclosure or forced sale of any property of the authority upon default, on such obligations, either in payment of principal or interest or in the performance of any term or condition, as are contained in such agreement or indenture; (15) To borrow money for any of its corporate purposes, to issue revenue bonds payable solely from funds pledged for that purpose, and to provide for the payment of the same and for the rights of the holders thereof; (16) To exercise all powers usually possessed by private corporations performing similar functions which are not in conflict with the Constitution and laws of this state; and (17) Pursuant to proper resolution of the authority, to issue revenue bonds payable from the rents and revenues of the authority and its projects, which bonds may be issued in either fully negotiable coupon form, in which event they shall have all the qualities and incidents of negotiable instruments under the laws of the State of Georgia, or which bonds may be issued in whole or in part in nonnegotiable fully registered form without coupons, payable to a designated payee or to the registered assigns of the payee with such conversion privileges as the authority may provide, for the purpose of paying all or any part of the cost associated with the projects authorized by the authority, including the cost of constructing, reconstructing, equipping, extending, adding to, or improving such projects or for the purpose of refunding, as provided in this Act, any such bonds of the authority theretofore issued. If the proceeds of the bonds of any issue shall exceed the amount required for the purpose for which such bonds were issued, the surplus shall be paid into the fund provided for the payment of principal and interest on such bonds. All such revenue bonds shall be issued and validated under and in accordance with the procedures of Article 3 of Chapter 82 of Title 36 of the O.C.G.A., the Revenue Bond Law, and in accordance with all terms and provisions thereof not in conflict with this Act, and in accordance with Code Section 50-17-1 of the O.C.G.A., relating to use of facsimile signatures on public securities, and, as security for the payment of any revenue bonds so authorized, any rents and revenue of the authority may be pledged and assigned. Such bonds shall be declared to be issued for an essential public and governmental purpose, and such bonds and all income therefrom shall be exempt from all taxation within the State of Georgia. For the

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purpose of the exemption from taxation of such bonds and the income therefrom, the authority shall be deemed to be a political subdivision of the State of Georgia.

SECTION 6. Credit not pledged and debt not created by bonds.

Revenue bonds issued under the provisions of this Act shall not constitute a debt or a pledge of the faith and credit of the State of Georgia, Worth County, the Worth County School District, or any municipality or other political subdivision located in Worth County, but such bonds shall be payable from the rentals, revenue, earnings, and funds of the authority as provided in the resolution or trust agreement or indenture authorizing the issuance and securing the payment of such bonds. The issuance of such bonds shall not directly, indirectly, or contingently obligate the state or said county to levy or pledge any form of taxation for the payment thereof. No holder of any bond or receiver or trustee in connection therewith shall have the right to enforce the payment thereof against any property of the state or of said county, nor shall any such bond constitute a charge, lien, or encumbrance, legal or equitable, upon any such property. All such bonds shall contain on their face a recital setting forth substantially the foregoing provisions of this section.

SECTION 7. Trust agreement.

In the discretion of the authority, any issue of revenue bonds may be secured by an agreement or indenture made by the authority with a corporate trustee, which may be any trust company or bank having the powers of a trust company within or without the State of Georgia. Such trust agreement or indenture may pledge and assign rents, fees, charges, revenues, and earnings to be received by the authority. The resolution providing for the issuance of revenue bonds and such trust agreement or indenture may contain provisions for protecting and enforcing the rights and remedies of the bondholders, including the right of appointment of a receiver upon default of the payment of any principal or interest obligation and the right of any receiver or trustee to enforce collection of any rents, fees, charges, or revenues for use of the project or projects necessary to pay all costs of operation and all reserves provided for, all principal and interest on all bonds of the issue, all costs of collection, and all other costs reasonably necessary to accomplish the collection of such sums in the event of any default of the authority. Such resolution and such trust agreement or indenture may include covenants setting forth the duties of the authority in relation to the acquisition of property for and the construction of the project and to the custody, safeguarding, and application of all funds and covenants providing for the operation, maintenance, repair, and insurance of the project or projects and may contain provisions concerning the conditions, if any, upon which additional revenue bonds may be issued. Such trust agreement or indenture may set forth the rights and remedies of the bondholders and of

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the trustee and may restrict the individual right of action of bondholders as is customary in securing bonds and debentures of corporations and may contain such other provisions as the authority may deem reasonable and proper for the security of the bondholders. All expenses incurred in carrying out such trust may be treated as a part of the cost of maintenance, operation, and repair of the project affected by such trust.

SECTION 8. Refunding bonds.

The authority is authorized to provide by resolution for the issuance of revenue bonds of the authority for the purpose of calling, refunding, or refinancing any revenue bonds issued under the provisions of this Act and then outstanding and to include in the amount of such refunding bonds all interest and any call premiums that may be required for the redemption and refunding of such outstanding bonds.

SECTION 9. Venue of actions, jurisdiction.

Any action to protect or enforce any rights under the provisions of this Act or any action against the authority brought in the courts of the State of Georgia shall be brought in the Superior Court of Worth County, Georgia, and any action pertaining to validation of any bonds issued under the provisions of this Act shall be brought in said court, which shall have exclusive, original jurisdiction of such actions.

SECTION 10. Revenue bond validation.

The petition for validation of all revenue bonds of the authority shall be brought against the authority, and any contracting party whose obligation is pledged as security for the payment of the bonds sought to be validated, as defendants, and the defendants shall be required to show cause, if any exists, why such contract or contracts and the terms and conditions thereof shall not be adjudicated to be in all respects valid and binding upon such contracting parties. It shall be incumbent upon such defendants to defend against adjudication of the validity and binding effect of such contract or contracts or be forever bound thereby. Notice of such proceedings shall be included in the notice of the validation hearing required to be issued and published by the clerk of the Superior Court of Worth County in which court such validation proceedings shall be initiated.

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While any of the bonds issued by the authority remain outstanding, the powers, duties, or existence of the authority or of its officers, employees, or agents shall not be diminished, impaired, or affected in any manner that will affect adversely the interest and rights of the holders of such bonds. The provisions of this Act shall be for the benefit of the authority and the holders of any such bonds and, upon the issuance of bonds under the provisions of this Act, shall constitute a contract with the holders of such bonds.

SECTION 12. Revenues, earnings, rents, and charges; use.

(a) For the purpose of earning sufficient revenue to make possible the financing of the construction of the project or projects of the authority with revenue bonds, the authority is authorized and empowered to fix, revise, and collect rents, fees, and charges on each project which it shall cause to be acquired or constructed. Such rents, fees, or charges to be paid for the use of such project or projects shall be so fixed and adjusted so as to provide a fund sufficient with other revenue, if any, of such project or projects or of the authority:
(1) To pay the cost of operating, maintaining, and repairing the project or projects, including reserves for insurance and extraordinary repairs and other reserves required by the resolution or trust agreement or indenture pertaining to such bonds and the issuance thereof, unless such cost shall be otherwise provided for; (2) To pay the principal of and interest on such revenue bonds as the same shall become due, including call premiums, if any, the proceeds of which shall have been or shall be used to pay the cost of such project or projects; (3) To comply with any sinking fund requirements contained in the resolution or trust agreement or indenture pertaining to the issuance of and security for such bonds; (4) To perform fully all provisions of such resolution or trust agreement or indenture relating to the issuance of or security for such bonds to the payment of which such rent is pledged; (5) To accumulate any excess income which may be required by the purchasers of such bonds or may be dictated by the requirements of such resolution or trust agreement or indenture, or which may be required for achieving ready marketability of and low interest rates on such bonds; and (6) To pay any expenses in connection with such bond issue or of such project, including, but not limited to, trustees', attorney's, and fiscal agents' fees. (b) Such rent shall be payable at such intervals as may be agreed upon and set forth in the rental contract or lease providing therefor, and any such contract or lease may provide for the commencement of rent payments to the authority prior to the completion of the project by

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the authority and may provide for the payment of rent during such times as such project may be partially or wholly untenantable. (c) Such rental contract or lease may obligate the tenants or lessees to operate, maintain, and keep in good repair, including complete reconstruction, if necessary, the rented or leased premises and projects, regardless of the cause of the necessity of such maintenance, repair, or reconstruction. (d) Such rental contract or lease may obligate the tenants or lessees to indemnify and save harmless the authority from any and all damage to persons and property occurring on or by reason of the leased property or improvements thereon and to undertake, at the expense of the tenants or lessees, the defense of any action brought against the authority by reason of injury or damages to persons or property occurring on or by reason of the leased premises. (e) In the event of any failure or refusal on the part of the tenants or lessees to perform punctually any covenant or obligation contained in any such rental contract or lease, the authority may enforce performance by any legal or equitable process against the tenants or lessees. (f) The authority shall be permitted to assign any rent payable to it, pursuant to such rental contract or lease, to a trustee or paying agent as may be required by the terms of the resolution or trust agreement or indenture relating to the issuance of and security for such bonds. (g) The use and disposition of the authority's revenue shall be subject to the provisions of the resolution authorizing the issuance of such bonds or of the trust agreement or indenture, if any, securing the same.

SECTION 13. Sinking fund.

The revenue, rents, and earnings derived from any particular project or projects and any and all revenue, rents, and earnings received by the authority, regardless of whether such revenue, rents, and earnings were produced by a particular project for which bonds have been issued, unless otherwise pledged, may be pledged by the authority to payment of the principal of and interest on revenue bonds of the authority as may be provided in any resolution authorizing the issuance of such bonds or in any trust instrument pertaining to such bonds, and such funds so pledged, from whatever source received, may include funds received from one or more or all sources and may be set aside at regular intervals into sinking funds for which provision may be made in any such resolution or trust instrument and which may be pledged to and charged with the payment of the interest upon such revenue bonds as such interest shall become due, the principal of the bonds as the same shall mature, the necessary charges of any trustee or paying agent for paying such principal and interest, and any premium upon bonds retired by call or purchase, and the use and disposition of any sinking fund may be subject to such regulation as may be provided for in the

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resolution authorizing the issuance of the bonds or in the trust instrument securing the payment of the same.

SECTION 14. Taxation status.

The exercise of the powers conferred upon the authority under this Act shall constitute an essential governmental function for a public purpose, and to the maximum extent permitted by general law, the authority shall be required to pay no taxes or assessments upon any of the property acquired by it or under its jurisdiction, control, possession, or supervision or upon its activities in the operation and maintenance of property acquired by it or of buildings erected or acquired by it or any fees, rents, or other charges for the use of such property or buildings or other income received by the authority. This section shall not include an exemption from sales and use tax on property purchased by or for the use of the authority.

SECTION 15. Immunity from tort actions.

The authority shall have the same immunity and exemption from liability for torts and negligence as Worth County, and the officers, agents, and employees of the authority, when in performance of work of the authority, shall have the same immunity and exemption from liability for torts and negligence as officers, agents, and employees of Worth County. The authority may be sued the same as private corporations on any contractual obligation of the authority.

SECTION 16. Property not subject to levy and sale.

The property of the authority shall not be subject to levy and sale under legal process.

SECTION 17. Trust funds.

All funds received pursuant to the authority of Section 12 of this Act, whether as proceeds from the sale of revenue bonds or as revenue, rents, fees, charges, or other earnings or as grants, gifts, or other contributions, shall be deemed to be trust funds to be held and applied by the authority, solely as provided in this Act. The bondholders entitled to receive the benefits of such funds shall have a lien on all such funds until the same are applied as provided for in any such resolution or trust instrument of the authority.

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SECTION 18. Construction.

This Act and any other law enacted with reference to the authority shall be liberally construed for the accomplishment of the purposes of the authority.

SECTION 19. Scope of operations.

The projects of the authority's operation shall be located in the territory embraced within the jurisdictional limits of Worth County as the same now or may hereafter exist.

SECTION 20. Conveyance of property upon dissolution.

Should the authority for any reason be dissolved after full payment of all bonded indebtedness incurred under this Act, both as to principal and interest, title to all property of any kind and nature, real and personal, held by the authority at the time of such dissolution shall be conveyed to Worth County, or title to any such property may be conveyed prior to such dissolution in accordance with provisions which may be made therefor in any resolution or trust instrument relating to such property, subject to any liens, leases, or other encumbrances outstanding against or in respect to said property at the time of such conveyance.

SECTION 21. Severability; effect of partial invalidity of Act.

Should any sentence, clause, phrase, or part of this Act be declared for any reason to be unconstitutional or invalid, the same shall not affect such remainder of this Act or any part hereof, other than the part so held to be invalid, but the remaining provisions of this Act shall remain in full force and effect, and it is the express intention of this Act to enact each provision of this Act independently of any other provision hereof.

SECTION 22. General repealer.

All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

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Notice is given that there will be introduced at the regular 2022 session of the Georgia General Assembly a bill to create the Worth County Building Authority; provide for appointment of members of same; authorize powers given to the Authority; and for other purposes.

AFFIDAVIT

GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY

I, Bill Yearta, Representative from District 152, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Sylvester Local, which is the official organ of Worth County, on the 9th of February, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ BILL YEARTA Affiant

Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 16 of March, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia

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My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 25, 2022.

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OCMULGEE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CHIEF JUDGE; TERM OF OFFICE; VACANCY.

No. 685 (House Bill No. 1578).

AN ACT

To provide for the designation of the chief judge of the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit; to provide for terms of office; to provide for filling vacancies in such office; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

SECTION 1. (a) There shall be one superior court judge designated as the chief judge of the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit. That judge shall handle all duties assigned by law to the chief judge of the circuit, as well as any duties agreed upon by the other judges of the circuit. The chief judge shall serve a four-year term and shall be selected on a rotating basis according to seniority on the court as determined pursuant to subsection (b) of this section. (b) Seniority for purposes of designating a chief judge pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall be determined from the day that a judge is sworn into office. Should two or more judges have been sworn in on the same day, the judge who first became a member of the State Bar of Georgia shall be the most senior. (c) The term of the chief judge serving on the effective date of this Act shall end on December 31, 2024, after which the most senior judge who was not serving as chief judge on December 31, 2024 shall serve as chief judge. (d) Thereafter, the most senior judge who has not previously served as chief judge shall be the chief judge for the next term, unless that person chooses not to serve, in which case the judge with the next most seniority shall serve as chief judge. (e) In the event that a judge, upon becoming eligible to serve as chief judge, chooses not to serve as chief judge, that judge shall decline the opportunity in writing provided to the current chief judge at least 30 days prior to the beginning of the next term of a chief judge. (f) In the event that a judge serving as chief judge becomes unwilling or unable to complete his or her term, the next most senior judge shall immediately begin serving as chief judge for

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the remainder of that calendar year and the next four years beginning January 1 of the following year, and the next new term shall begin upon completion of that four-year term. (g) Once all judges of the circuit have served or had the opportunity to serve as chief judge, the rotation shall begin again with the most senior judge serving as chief judge.

SECTION 2. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to provide for the designation of the chief judge of the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT
GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY
I, Trey Rhodes, Representative from District 120, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Monticello News, which is the official organ of Jasper County, on the 10th of March, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.
s/ TREY RHODES Affiant

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Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 17 of March, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION

Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to provide for the designation of the chief judge of the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit; and for other purposes.

AFFIDAVIT

GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY

I, Trey Rhodes, Representative from District 120, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Times Journal Post, which is the official organ of Wilkinson County, on the 10th of March, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ TREY RHODES Affiant

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Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 17 of March, 2022, Before me:

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s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION

Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to provide for the designation of the chief judge of the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit; and for other purposes.

AFFIDAVIT

GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY

I, Trey Rhodes, Representative from District 120, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Jones County News, which is the official organ of Jones County, on the 10th of March, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ TREY RHODES Affiant

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Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 17 of March, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION

Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to provide for the designation of the chief judge of the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit; and for other purposes.
AFFIDAVIT

GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY

I, Trey Rhodes, Representative from District 120, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Sparta Ishmaelite, which is the official organ of Hancock County, on the 9th of March, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ TREY RHODES Affiant

GEORGIA LAWS 2022 SESSION
Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 17 of March, 2022, Before me:

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s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION

Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to provide for the designation of the chief judge of the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit; and for other purposes.

GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY

AFFIDAVIT

I, Trey Rhodes, Representative from District 120, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Eatonton Messenger, which is the official organ of Putnam County, on the 10th of March, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ TREY RHODES Affiant

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Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 17 of March, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION

Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to provide for the designation of the chief judge of the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit; and for other purposes.

AFFIDAVIT

GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY I, Trey Rhodes, Representative from District 120, state on oath as follows:
(1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following:
(A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Morgan County Citizen, which is the official organ of Morgan County, on the 10th of March, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government:
(i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ TREY RHODES Affiant

GEORGIA LAWS 2022 SESSION
Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 17 of March, 2022, Before me:

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s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION

Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to provide for the designation of the chief judge of the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit; and for other purposes.

AFFIDAVIT

GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY

I, Trey Rhodes, Representative from District 120, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Union Recorder, which is the official organ of Baldwin County, on the 12th of March, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ TREY RHODES Affiant

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Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 17 of March, 2022, Before me:

s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE LOCAL LEGISLATION

Notice is given that there will be introduced at the 2022 regular session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to provide for the designation of the chief judge of the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit; and for other purposes.

AFFIDAVIT

GEORGIA, FULTON COUNTY

I, Trey Rhodes, Representative from District 120, state on oath as follows: (1) I am the author of the local bill to which this affidavit is attached. (2) In accordance with O.C.G.A. 28-1-14, the notice requirements for the local bill to which this affidavit is attached have been satisfied, including but not limited to the following: (A) The Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation which is attached to such local bill was published in the Herald Journal, which is the official organ of Greene County, on the 1st of March, 2022; and (B) If the local bill amends the charter of a municipality or the enabling Act of the governing authority of a county or consolidated government, then a copy of the Notice of Intention to Introduce Local Legislation was mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or otherwise provided to the governing authority of such municipality, county, or consolidated government: (i) During the calendar week in which the Notice was published in the official organ; or (ii) During the seven days immediately following the date of publication of such Notice.

s/ TREY RHODES Affiant

GEORGIA LAWS 2022 SESSION
Sworn to and subscribed at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, This 17 of March, 2022, Before me:

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s/ JENNIFER BURGESS Jennifer Burgess Notary Public, Fulton County, Georgia My Commission Expires December 2, 2022 [SEAL]

Approved April 25, 2022.

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CITY OF WOODLAND NEW CHARTER.

No. 686 (House Bill No. 1579).

AN ACT

To provide a new charter for the City of Woodland; to provide for incorporation, boundaries, and powers of the city; to provide for the exercise of powers and limitations on powers; to provide for a governing authority of such city and the powers, duties, authority, prohibitions, election, terms, removal from office, method of filling vacancies, compensation, expenses, and qualifications; to provide for conflict of interest and holding other offices; to provide for inquiries and investigations; to provide for eminent domain; to provide for organization and meeting procedures; to provide for rules of procedure; to provide for quorums; to provide for ordinances; to provide for emergencies; to provide for codes of technical regulations; to provide for recordation, authentication, and codification of ordinances; to provide for the office of mayor and certain duties and powers relative to the office of mayor; to provide for a veto; to provide for a mayor pro tempore; to provide for mayoral term limits; to provide for administrative responsibilities; to provide for department heads; to provide for boards, commissions, and authorities; to provide for a city attorney and city clerk; to provide for personnel administration and policies; to provide for the establishment of a municipal court and the judge or judges thereof; to provide for practices and procedures; to provide for taxation, permits, and fees; to provide for franchises, service charges, and assessments; to provide for bonded and other indebtedness; to provide for accounting and budgeting; to provide for capital improvements; to provide for contracting and purchasing; to provide for sale of city property; to provide for bonds for officials; to provide for prior ordinances; provide for existing personnel and officers; to provide for pending matters; to provide for definitions and construction; to provide for severability; to provide for related matters; to

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provide for an effective date; to repeal a specific Act; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

ARTICLE I. INCORPORATION AND POWERS

SECTION 1.10. Incorporation.

The City of Woodland in Talbot County is reincorporated by the enactment of this charter and is constituted and declared a municipality and body politic and corporate under the name of the "City of Woodland." References in the charter to "the city" or "this city" refer to the City of Woodland. The city shall have perpetual existence.

SECTION 1.11. Corporate boundaries.

(a) The boundaries of this city shall be those existing on the effective date of the adoption of this charter with such alterations as may be made from time to time by local law or in the manner provided by general state law. The boundaries of this city at all times shall be shown on a map, a written description, or any combination thereof, to be retained permanently in the office of the city clerk and to be designated, as the case may be: "Official Map or Description of the Corporate Limits of the City of Woodland, Georgia." Photographic, typed, or other copies of such map or description certified by the mayor shall be admitted as evidence in all courts and shall have the same force and effect as the original map or description. (b) The city council may provide for the redrawing of any such map by ordinance to reflect lawful changes in the corporate boundaries. A redrawn map shall supersede for all purposes the entire map or maps which it is designated to replace.

SECTION 1.12. Municipal powers.

(a) This city shall have all powers possible for a municipality to have under the present or future Constitution and laws of this state as fully and completely as though they were specifically enumerated in this charter. This city shall have all the powers of self-government not otherwise prohibited by this charter or by general law.

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(b) The powers of this city shall be construed liberally in favor of the city. The specific mention or failure to mention particular powers shall not be construed as limiting in any way the powers of this city. Said powers shall include, but are not limited to, the following:
(1) Animal regulations. To regulate and license or to prohibit the keeping or running at large of animals and fowl and to provide for the impoundment of same if in violation of any ordinance or lawful order; to provide for the disposition by sale, gift, or humane destruction of animals and fowl when not redeemed as provided by ordinance; and to provide punishment for violation of ordinances enacted under this charter; (2) Appropriations and expenditures. To make appropriations for the support of the government of the city; to authorize the expenditure of money for any purposes authorized by this charter and for any purpose for which a municipality is authorized by the laws of the State of Georgia; and to provide for the payment of expenses of this city; (3) Building regulations. To regulate and to license the erection and construction of buildings and all other structures not inconsistent with general law; to adopt building, housing, plumbing, electrical, gas, and heating and air-conditioning codes; and to regulate all housing and building trades except as otherwise prohibited by general law; (4) Business regulation and taxation. To levy and to provide for the collection of license fees and taxes on privileges, occupations, trades, and professions; to license and regulate the same; to provide for the manner and method of payment of such licenses and taxes; to provide for the due dates therefor and to provide for reasonable penalties and interest in the event of failure to pay the same; and to revoke such licenses after due process for the failure to pay any city taxes or fees; (5) Condemnation. To exercise the power of eminent domain to condemn property, inside or outside the corporate limits of the city, for present or future use and for any lawful purpose deemed necessary by the governing authority, utilizing procedures enumerated in Title 22 of the O.C.G.A. or such other applicable laws as are or may hereafter be enacted; (6) Contracts. To enter into contracts and agreements with other governments and entities and with private persons, firms, and corporations; (7) Emergencies. To establish procedures for determining and proclaiming that an emergency situation exists inside or outside the city and to make and carry out all reasonable provisions deemed necessary to deal with or meet such an emergency for the protection, safety, health, or well-being of the citizens of the city; (8) Environmental protection. To protect the natural resources, environment, and vital areas of the state through the preservation and improvement of air quality, the restoration and maintenance of water resources, the control of erosion and sedimentation, the management of solid and hazardous waste, and other necessary actions for the protection of the environment or to comply with mandates enacted by the State of Georgia or any other governmental agency or authority; (9) Fire regulations. To fix and establish fire limits and from time to time extend, enlarge, or restrict the same; to prescribe fire safety regulations not inconsistent with general law,

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relating to both fire prevention and detection and to firefighting; and to prescribe penalties and punishment for violations thereof; (10) Garbage fees. To levy, fix, assess, and collect a garbage, refuse, and trash collection and disposal and other sanitary service charge, tax, or fee for such services as may be necessary in the operation of the city from all individuals, firms, and corporations residing in or doing business within the city and benefiting from such services; to enforce the payment of such charges, taxes, or fees; and to provide for the manner and method of collecting such service charges; (11) General health, safety, and welfare. To define, regulate, and prohibit any act, practice, conduct, or use of property which is detrimental to the health, sanitation, cleanliness, welfare, and safety of the inhabitants of the city and to provide for the enforcement of such standards; (12) Gifts. To accept or refuse gifts, donations, bequests, or grants from any source for any purpose related to the powers and duties of the city and the general welfare of its citizens, on such terms and conditions as the donor or grantor may impose; (13) Health and sanitation. To prescribe standards of health and sanitation within the city and to provide for the enforcement of such standards; (14) Jail sentences. To provide that persons given jail sentences in the municipal court may work out such sentences in any public works or on the streets, roads, drains, and squares in the city; to provide for the commitment of such persons to any jail; or to provide for the commitment of such persons to any county work camp or county jail; (15) Motor vehicles. To regulate the operation of motor vehicles and exercise control over all traffic, including parking, upon or across the streets, roads, alleys, and walkways of the city; (16) Municipal agencies and delegation of power. To create, alter, or abolish departments, boards, offices, commissions, and agencies of the city and to confer upon such agencies the necessary and appropriate authority for carrying out all the powers conferred upon or delegated to the same; (17) Municipal debts. To appropriate and borrow money for the payment of debts of the city and to issue bonds for the purpose of raising revenue to carry out any project, program, or venture authorized by this charter or the laws of the State of Georgia; (18) Municipal property ownership. To acquire, dispose of, lease, and hold in trust or otherwise any real, personal, or mixed property, in fee simple or lesser interest, inside or outside the corporate limits of the city; (19) Municipal property protection. To provide for the preservation and protection of property and equipment of the city and the administration and use of same by the public and to prescribe penalties and punishment for violations thereof; (20) Municipal utilities. To acquire, lease, construct, operate, maintain, sell, and dispose of public utilities, including, but not limited to, a system of waterworks, sewers and drains, sewage disposal, gas works, electric plants, transportation facilities, public airports, and any other public utility; to fix the taxes, charges, rates, fares, fees, assessments, regulations,

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and penalties therefor; to provide for the withdrawal of service for refusal or failure to pay the same; to authorize the extension of water, sewerage, and electrical distribution systems, and all necessary appurtenances by which said utilities are distributed, inside and outside the corporate limits of the city; and to provide utility services to persons, firms, and corporations inside and outside the corporate limits of the city as provided by ordinance; (21) Nuisances. To define a nuisance and provide for its abatement whether on public or private property; (22) Penalties. To provide penalties for violation of any ordinances adopted pursuant to the authority of this charter and the laws of the State of Georgia; (23) Planning and zoning. To provide comprehensive city planning for development by zoning and to provide subdivision regulation and the like as the city council deems necessary and reasonable to ensure a safe, healthy, and esthetically pleasing community; (24) Police and fire protection. To exercise the power of arrest through duly appointed police officers and to establish, operate, or contract for police and a firefighting agency; (25) Public hazards; removal. To provide for the destruction and removal of any building or other structure which is or may become dangerous or detrimental to the public; (26) Public improvements. To provide for the acquisition, construction, building, operation, and maintenance of public ways, parks, playgrounds, recreational facilities, golf courses, amphitheaters, cemeteries, markets and market houses, public buildings, libraries, public housing, airports, hospitals, terminals, docks, and parking facilities or charitable, cultural, educational, recreational, conservation, sport, curative, corrective, detentional, penal, and medical institutions, agencies and facilities; to provide for other public improvements inside or outside the corporate limits of the city; to regulate the use of public improvements; and, for such purposes, property may be acquired by condemnation under Title 22 of the O.C.G.A. or such other applicable laws as are or may hereafter be enacted; (27) Public peace. To provide for the prevention and punishment of drunkenness, riots, and public disturbances; (28) Public transportation. To organize and operate or contract for such public transportation systems as are deemed beneficial or necessary; (29) Public utilities and services. To grant franchises or make contracts for public utilities and public services and to prescribe the rates, fares, regulations, and standards and conditions of service applicable to the utility or service to be provided by the franchise grantee or contractor, insofar as not in conflict with valid regulations of the Georgia Public Service Commission; (30) Regulation of roadside areas. To prohibit or regulate and control the erection, removal, and maintenance of signs, billboards, trees, shrubs, fences, buildings, and any and all other structures or obstructions upon or adjacent to the rights of way of streets and roads or within view thereof, inside or abutting the corporate limits of the city, and to prescribe penalties and punishment for violation of such ordinances; (31) Retirement. To provide and maintain a retirement plan for officers and employees of the city;

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(32) Roadways. To lay out, open, extend, widen, narrow, establish or change the grade of, abandon or close, construct, pave, curb, gutter, adorn with shade trees or otherwise improve, maintain, repair, clean, prevent erosion of, and light the roads, alleys, and walkways within the corporate limits of the city; to negotiate and execute leases over, through, under, or across any city property or the right of way of any street, road, alley, and walkway or portion thereof within the corporate limits of the city for bridges, passageways, or any other purpose or use between buildings on opposite sides of the street and for other bridges, overpasses, and underpasses for private use at such location and to charge a rental therefor in such manner as may be provided by ordinance; to authorize and control the construction of bridges, passageways, overpasses, and underpasses within the corporate limits of the city; to grant franchises and rights of way throughout the streets and roads and over the bridges and viaducts for the use of public utilities and for private use; and to require real estate owners to repair and maintain in a safe condition the sidewalks adjoining their lots or lands and to impose penalties for failure to do so; (33) Sewer fees. To levy a fee, charge, or sewer tax as necessary to assure the acquiring, construction, equipping, operating, maintaining, and extending of a sewage disposal plant and sewerage system; to levy on those to whom sewers and sewerage systems are made available a sewer service fee, charge, or tax for the availability or use of the sewers, except that no fee or charge for sewers shall be assessed against any abutting real estate which cannot be served by such sewers; to provide for the manner and method of collecting such service charge; and to impose and collect a sewer connection fee or fees to those connected with the system; (34) Solid waste disposal. To provide for the collection and disposal of garbage, rubbish, and refuse and to regulate the collection and disposal of garbage, rubbish, and refuse by others and to provide for the separate holding of glass, tin, aluminum, cardboard,