HR 420 - Jt Study Comm on DeKalb County's Form of Govt; create

Georgia House of Representatives - 1995/1996 Sessions

HR 420 - Jt Study Comm on DeKalb County's Form of Govt; create

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House Comm: Rules / LLeg Senate Comm: Rules / House Vote: Yeas 140 Nays 1 Senate Vote: Yeas 43 Nays 0 ---------------------------------------- House Action Senate ---------------------------------------- 2/28/95 Read 1st Time 3/7/95 3/1/95 Read 2nd Time 3/10/95 3/6/95 Favorably Reported 3/10/95 2/28/95 Recommitted 3/6/95 Read 3rd Time 3/15/95 3/6/95 Passed/Adopted 3/17/95 4/3/95 Sent to Governor 4/7/95 Signed by Governor 17 Act/Veto Number 4/7/95 Effective Date ---------------------------------------- Withdrawn and Recommitted Tabled 3/15/95 Taken from Table 3/15/95 Code Sections amended:
HR 420 LC 22 1641 A RESOLUTION 1- 1 Creating the Joint Study Committee on DeKalb County's Form 1- 2 of Government; and for other purposes. 1- 3 WHEREAS, DeKalb County's form of government is unique in the 1- 4 State of Georgia; and 1- 5 WHEREAS, the local Act of the General Assembly which 1- 6 established this unique form of county government and fixed 1- 7 the powers and duties of the officers constituting the 1- 8 governing authority, including the Chief Executive Officer, 1- 9 was enacted in 1981, pursuant to authority granted by a 1-10 local constitutional amendment enacted in 1979 and 1-11 subsequently approved by the voters; and 1-12 WHEREAS, many portions of the local Act can be amended only 1-13 after approval by the voters of DeKalb County in a 1-14 referendum; and 1-15 WHEREAS, DeKalb County's form of government was adopted 1-16 after careful study by several commissions, including the 1-17 DeKalb County Government Reorganization Commission, which 1-18 was created by an Act of the General Assembly in 1979 1-19 providing for the membership to be appointed by former 1-20 members of a previous study committee, by the Chairman of 1-21 the Board of Commissioners of DeKalb County, by other 1-22 members of the Board of Commissioners of DeKalb County, by 1-23 the DeKalb County legislative delegation to the General 1-24 Assembly, and by numerous civic organizations; and 1-25 WHEREAS, DeKalb County has been through many changes in the 1-26 14 years since the adoption of its form of government, and 1-27 the time has come for another careful study to determine if 1-28 a reorganization of the county's government could provide a 1-29 government more representative of county citizens and more 1-30 responsive to their needs and promote more efficient and 1-31 effective delivery of governmental services for the citizens 1-32 of the county. 1-33 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY that 1-34 there is created the Joint Study Committee on DeKalb 1-35 County's Form of Government to be composed of 14 members. 1-36 Three members of the House of Representatives shall be -1- (Index) LC 22 1641 2- 1 appointed by the chairperson of the DeKalb County delegation 2- 2 in the House of Representatives, and three members of the 2- 3 Senate shall be appointed by the chairperson of the DeKalb 2- 4 County delegation in the Senate. The chairperson of the 2- 5 DeKalb County delegation in the House of Representatives 2- 6 shall appoint four additional members who shall be citizens 2- 7 of DeKalb County with interest and expertise in county 2- 8 government. The chairperson of the DeKalb County delegation 2- 9 in the Senate shall appoint four additional members who 2-10 shall be citizens of DeKalb County with interest and 2-11 expertise in county government. The chairperson of the 2-12 DeKalb County delegation in the House of Representatives and 2-13 the chairperson of the DeKalb County delegation in the 2-14 Senate shall each designate a member of the committee as 2-15 cochairperson of the committee. The cochairpersons shall 2-16 call all meetings of the committee. 2-17 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the committee shall undertake a 2-18 study of the conditions, needs, issues, and problems 2-19 mentioned above or related thereto and recommend any actions 2-20 or legislation which the committee deems necessary or 2-21 appropriate. The committee may conduct such meetings at 2-22 such places and at such times as it may deem necessary or 2-23 convenient to enable it to exercise fully and effectively 2-24 its powers, perform its duties, and accomplish the 2-25 objectives and purposes of this resolution. In the event the 2-26 committee makes a report of its findings and 2-27 recommendations, with suggestions for proposed legislation, 2-28 if any, such report shall be made on or before December 1, 2-29 1995. The committee shall stand abolished on December 1, 2-30 1995. -2- (Index)

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