HB 498 - State funds; prohibit expending for behavior inconsistent with law

First Reader Summary

A BILL to amend Chapter 1 of Title 50 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to general provisions relative to state government, so as to define a certain term; to provide that no state agency may expend state funds in any manner which assists, supports, or encourages certain activities; and for other purposes.

Smith, Tommy (169th) Byrd, Roger C (170th) Mosley, George H (171st)
Dixon, Harry D (168th) Crews, Ronald A (78th) Taylor, Maretta M (134th)
Status Summary HC: IGC SC: LA: 03/28/97 H - Recommitted (Sub)
Page Numbers - 1
Code Sections - 50-1-7
House Action Senate
2/7/97 Read 1st Time
2/10/97 Read 2nd Time
3/4/97 Favorably Reported
Sub Committee Amend/Sub
3/28/97 Recommitted

HB 498                                            LC 21 4546S 
 
               ______________________________ offers the following 
      substitute to HB 498: 
 
 
 
                        A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 
                               AN ACT 
 
 
  1- 1  To amend Chapter 1 of Title 50 of the Official Code of 
  1- 2  Georgia Annotated, relating to general provisions relative 
  1- 3  to state government, so as to define a certain term; to 
  1- 4  provide that no state agency may expend state funds in any 
  1- 5  manner which assists, supports, or encourages certain 
  1- 6  activities; to provide an effective date; to repeal 
  1- 7  conflicting laws; and for other  purposes. 
 
  1- 8       BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA: 
 
  1- 9                           SECTION 1. 
 
  1-10  Chapter 1 of Title 50 of the Official Code of Georgia 
  1-11  Annotated, relating to general provisions relative to state 
  1-12  government, is amended by inserting at the end thereof the 
  1-13  following: 
 
  1-14    "50-1-7. 
 
  1-15    (a) As used in this Code section, the term 'state agency' 
  1-16    means any department, agency, board, commission, or 
  1-17    authority of the state or any political subdivision 
  1-18    thereof, any employees of which are members of the 
  1-19    Employees' Retirement System of Georgia. 
 
  1-20    (b) Any other provision of law to the contrary 
  1-21    notwithstanding, no state agency shall expend or allow to 
  1-22    be expended any funds in any manner which would assist, 
  1-23    promote, or support any behavior which is against the laws 
  1-24    of this state; provided, however, that nothing in this 
  1-25    Code section shall be construed to prohibit or discourage 
  1-26    the teaching of the tradition of civil disobedience or the 
  1-27    celebration of the civil rights movement in this county." 
 
  1-28                           SECTION 2. 
 
  1-29  This Act shall become effective on January 1, 1998. 
 
  1-30                           SECTION 3. 
 
  1-31  All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are 
  1-32  repealed. 
 
 
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Clerk of the House
Robert E. Rivers, Jr., Clerk
Last Updated on 04/20/98

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