HR 1073 - Local governments; records management improvement; commend

First Reader Summary

A RESOLUTION commending the 35 local governments and organizations striving to improve records management practices in their communities, the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board for its local Government Grant Program and its efforts to preserve historical records and information throughout the state, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs for supporting records management through its Local Government Efficiency Grant Program; and for other purposes.

McBee, Louise (88th) Roberts, Lawrence R (162nd) Stallings, Tracy (100th)
Buck, III, Thomas B (135th) Whitaker, Ben N (7th)
Status Summary HC: SC: LA: 02/13/98 H - Passed/Adopted
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House Action Senate
2/13/98 Read 1st Time
2/13/98 Passed/Adopted

HR 1073                                             LC 8 3324 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                             A RESOLUTION 
 
  1- 1  Commending the 35 local governments and organizations 
  1- 2  striving to improve records management practices in their 
  1- 3  communities, the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board 
  1- 4  for its Local Government Grant Program and its efforts to 
  1- 5  preserve historical records and information throughout the 
  1- 6  state, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs for 
  1- 7  supporting records management through its Local Government 
  1- 8  Efficiency Grant Program, and the National Historical 
  1- 9  Publications and Records Commission for its sustained 
  1-10  assistance to records activities in Georgia; and for other 
  1-11  purposes. 
 
  1-12  WHEREAS, the governments and organizations listed below have 
  1-13  taken a leadership role in the important area of records and 
  1-14  information management by participating in the Local 
  1-15  Government Grant Program: 
 
  1-16    Municipalities                          Counties 
 
  1-17    Albany                                  Baldwin 
  1-18    Carrollton                              Bibb 
  1-19    Columbus Consolidated Government        Bleckley 
  1-20    Dahlonega                               Carroll 
  1-21    Eastman                                 Cherokee 
  1-22    Forest Park                             Clayton 
  1-23    Gainesville                             Columbia 
  1-24    Grantville                              Heard 
  1-25    Marietta                                Houston 
  1-26    McRae                                   Jackson 
  1-27    Savannah                                Jones 
  1-28    Senoia                                  Laurens 
  1-29    Statesboro                              Liberty 
  1-30    Tybee Island                            Morgan 
 
  1-31    Organizations                           Taylor 
 
  1-32    Chattahoochee-Flint Regional 
  1-33      Development Center                    School Systems 
  1-34    Georgia Records Association 
  1-35    Heart of Georgia-Altamaha               Gainesville City 
  1-36      Regional Development Center             Schools; and 
 
 
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  2- 1  WHEREAS, these governments and organizations have conducted 
  2- 2  successful cooperative projects to develop solutions to the 
  2- 3  records needs in their communities; applied modern 
  2- 4  management techniques and technologies, national standards, 
  2- 5  and accepted professional practices to recordkeeping in 
  2- 6  their cities and counties; and serve as models to other 
  2- 7  local officials in Georgia; and 
 
  2- 8  WHEREAS, the Office of Secretary of State, Georgia 
  2- 9  Department of Archives and History, and the Georgia 
  2-10  Historical Records Advisory Board have worked to improve the 
  2-11  condition of Georgia's historical records and to increase 
  2-12  access to Georgia's documentary heritage by consulting 
  2-13  Georgia citizens, state and local governments, and 
  2-14  historical organization leaders to determine their records 
  2-15  concerns and needs; developed and implemented a strategic 
  2-16  plan to address records conditions across the state; 
  2-17  compiled, published, and distributed in print and on the 
  2-18  Internet a directory of historical organizations and 
  2-19  resources in Georgia; supported archival training and 
  2-20  educational workshops for records keepers; and awarded more 
  2-21  than $500,000.00 in state and federal funds for historical 
  2-22  records projects across Georgia; and 
 
  2-23  WHEREAS, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, in 
  2-24  partnership with the Office of Secretary of State, Georgia 
  2-25  Department of Archives and History, and the Georgia 
  2-26  Historical Records Advisory Board, has helped further these 
  2-27  records projects through its Local Government Efficiency 
  2-28  Grant Program; and 
 
  2-29  WHEREAS, the National Historical Publications and Records 
  2-30  Commission has awarded more than $1.5 million in grants to 
  2-31  Georgia institutions and organizations over the past 20 
  2-32  years to support the preservation, publication, and use of 
  2-33  documentary sources relating to Georgia's history. 
 
  2-34  NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF 
  2-35  REPRESENTATIVES that the members of this body commend the 35 
  2-36  local governments and organizations cited above, the Office 
  2-37  of Secretary of State, Georgia Department of Archives and 
  2-38  History, the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board, the 
  2-39  Georgia Department of Community Affairs, and the National 
  2-40  Historical Publications and Records Commission for their 
  2-41  important contributions in helping to manage, preserve, and 
  2-42  make more widely available the documentary heritage of 
  2-43  Georgia. 
 
 
 
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  3- 1  BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk of the House of 
  3- 2  Representatives is authorized and directed to transmit 
  3- 3  appropriate copies of this resolution to the 35 local 
  3- 4  governing bodies, the Secretary of State, Georgia Department 
  3- 5  of Archives and History, the Georgia Historical Records 
  3- 6  Advisory Board, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, 
  3- 7  and the National Historical Publications and Records 
  3- 8  Commission. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Clerk of the House
Robert E. Rivers, Jr., Clerk
Last Updated on 04/20/98