|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
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HB 498 LC 21 4546S
______________________________ offers the following
substitute to HB 498:
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
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
1-15 (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
Clerk of the House
Robert E. Rivers, Jr., Clerk
Last Updated on 04/20/98