HB 1385 - Local legislation; legal ad; copy to governing authority

Georgia House of Representatives - 1995/1996 Sessions

HB 1385 - Local legislation; legal ad; copy to governing authority

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Code Sections - 28-1-14
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House Comm: SPCA / Senate Comm: SLGO / House Vote: Yeas 103 Nays 0 Senate Vote: Yeas 44 Nays 4 ---------------------------------------- House Action Senate ---------------------------------------- 1/24/96 Read 1st Time 3/5/96 1/25/96 Read 2nd Time 3/12/96 2/19/96 Favorably Reported 3/8/96 Sub Committee Amend/Sub 2/29/96 Read 3rd Time 3/15/96 2/29/96 Passed/Adopted 3/15/96 CSFA Comm/Floor Amend/Sub 4/2/96 Sent to Governor 4/15/96 Signed by Governor 976 Act/Veto Number 7/1/96 Effective Date ---------------------------------------- Code Sections amended: 28-1-14
HB 1385 HB 1385/CSFA H. B. No. 1385 (COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE) (AM) By: Representatives Royal of the 164th, Skipper of the 137th and Jamieson of the 22nd A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT 1- 1 To amend Chapter 1 of Title 28 of the Official Code of 1- 2 Georgia Annotated, relating to general provisions relative 1- 3 to the General Assembly, so as to provide that a notice of 1- 4 intention to introduce local legislation be provided to the 1- 5 governing authority of any county, municipality, or 1- 6 consolidated government affected by such legislation; to 1- 7 provide for procedures, conditions, and limitations; to 1- 8 provide for applicability; to provide for related matters; 1- 9 to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes. 1-10 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA: SECTION 1. 1-11 Chapter 1 of Title 28 of the Official Code of Georgia 1-12 Annotated, relating to general provisions relative to the 1-13 General Assembly, is amended by striking in its entirety 1-14 Code Section 28-1-14, relating to notice of intention to 1-15 introduce local legislation, and inserting in lieu thereof 1-16 the following: 1-17 "28-1-14. (Index) 1-18 (a) No local bill shall become law unless notice of the 1-19 intention to introduce such bill shall have been 1-20 advertised in the newspaper in which the sheriff's 1-21 advertisements for the locality affected are published one 1-22 time before the bill is introduced. Such advertisement 1-23 must be not more than 60 days prior to the convening date 1-24 of the session at which the bill is introduced. After the 1-25 advertisement has been published the bill may be 1-26 introduced at any time during that session unless the 1-27 advertisement is published during the session, in which 1-28 event the bill may not be introduced before Monday of the 1-29 calendar week following the week in which the 1-30 advertisement is published. A copy of the notice as it 1-31 was advertised and an affidavit stating that the notice 1-32 has been published as provided by this Code section shall 1-33 be attached to the bill and shall become a part of the H. B. No. 1385 (SUB) -1- (Index) HB 1385/CSFA 2- 1 bill. Such affidavit shall be made by the author of the 2- 2 bill. 2- 3 (b)(1) No local bill amending the charter of a 2- 4 municipality or the enabling Act of the governing 2- 5 authority of a county or a consolidated government or 2- 6 otherwise relating to a county, municipality, or 2- 7 consolidated government shall become law unless a copy 2- 8 of the notice of the intention to introduce local 2- 9 legislation required by subsection (a) of this Code 2-10 section is mailed, transmitted by facsimile, or 2-11 otherwise provided to the governing authority of any 2-12 county, municipality, or consolidated government 2-13 referred to in the bill during the calendar week in 2-14 which such notice is published as provided in subsection 2-15 (a) of this Code section. A single notice sent by 2-16 United States mail, postage prepaid, addressed to the 2-17 governing authority of the county, municipality, or 2-18 consolidated government at the official address of such 2-19 governing authority shall satisfy the requirement of 2-20 this subsection. If such notice is mailed, the notice 2-21 requirement of this subsection shall be presumed to have 2-22 been met by depositing the copy of the required notice 2-23 in the United States mail. 2-24 (2) An affidavit stating that such notice has been 2-25 provided as required by this subsection shall be 2-26 attached to the bill and shall become a part of the 2-27 bill. Such affidavit shall be made by the author of the 2-28 bill. 2-29 (3) The notice requirement of this subsection shall not 2-30 apply in the event such local bill has been requested by 2-31 resolution or other written notification of the 2-32 governing authority of the affected county, 2-33 municipality, or consolidated government. A copy of 2-34 such resolution or other written notification shall be 2-35 attached to the bill and shall become a part of the 2-36 bill. 2-37 (4) This subsection shall not apply to a local bill 2-38 proposing an annexation which is subject to the notice 2-39 requirements of Code Section 36-36-6." SECTION 2. 2-40 All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are 2-41 repealed. H. B. No. 1385 (SUB) -2- (Index)

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