2007-2008 Regular Session - HB 938
Local government; franchise tax; provisions
First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 36 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to local government, so as to provide that a franchise fee shall be deemed to be a franchise tax; to provide that a municipality shall not collect a franchise tax for the operation of cable television systems from residents in unincorporated areas; to provide that franchise taxes shall be approved by referendum of a majority of voters prior to imposition, increase, or extension; to provide that municipalities must provide access to public utilities regardless of the result of any referendum; to provide for certain information on itemized bills; to provide that franchise taxes may not be included in the base rates of a public utility; to provide that a municipality shall not collect a franchise tax from public utilities from residents in unincorporated areas; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Feb/21/2008 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Jan/16/2008 - House Second Readers
Jan/15/2008 - House First Readers
Jan/14/2008 - House Hopper