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Capitol Connection Newsletter

Recognizing that legislative advocacy is a year-round process, the Capitol Connection newsletter is produced to keep county officials informed about policy issues in the months when the General Assembly is not in session.  During the legislative session, ACCG distributes weekly Legislative Updates.  To receive either of these electronic publications, please send an email to ACCG Communications Manager Schuyler Harding at
2014 Capitol Connection E-News
Register for the 2014 Legislative Leadership Conference
EPD Proposes Significant Revisions to Georgia's Drought Management Rule
Save the Date for Fall District Meetings
ACCG Policy Council to Consider 2015-2016 Draft County Platform
ACCG Provides Updated Grants and Revenue Reference Guides
Georgia Attorney General Answers Questions Regarding the Omnibus Gun Bill of 2014 (HB 60)
Joint Study Committee on Critical Transportation Infrastructure Funding Holding Meetings Around the State
Boards of Equalization Training Now Offered Online
Second Round of Policy Committee Meetings Begin Next Week
Please Review:  Draft ACCG Policy Platforms
EPA Definition Change of "Waters of the U.S.":  Possible County Impacts
NACo Legislative Update: Marketplace Fairness Act and Internet Tax Freedom Act
EPD Proposes Significant Revisions to Georgia's Drought Management Rule
Joint Study Committee on Transportation Infrastructure Funding Announced
ACCG Policy Staff to Deliver Update at 2014 Legislative Leadership Conference
Time to Appoint Your County's Voting Delegate
Get Ready for the Second Round of Summer Policy Committee Meetings
2014 PILT Payments Announced
DCA's Population Estimates May Impact 2015 County Official Salaries
One Percent COLA for County Officials Not Effective Until January 1, 2015
U.S. Senate Passes Highway Trust Fund Bill
NACo Introduces New Web Page on "Waters of the U.S." Rule
Lt. Governor Cagle Announces Study Committee Appointments
New, Improved Version of the Ready Georgia Mobile App Now Available
2014 Final Legislative Update Available to Counties
Reminder:  Boat Dealer Inventory Exemption Now Expired
Save the Date for Second Round of Summer Policy Committee Meetings
Budget News:  2015 COLA Calculated for County Elected Officials
House Bill 60- The Safe Carry Protection Act
Updating Georgia’s Drought Management Rule
ACCG Sub-Committee Meetings
House and Senate Study Committees Announced
2013 Capitol Connection E-News
Be Sure to Register for the 2014 ACCG Capitol Connection Conference
Immigration Report Due by December 31
Time to Set Qualifying Fees for 2014 Elections
REMINDER:  Publish Your Annual SPLOST Report before December 31
No 2014 Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for County Elected Officials
REMINDER:  Campaign Disclosure Reports Due January 31
Register Now for the 2014 ACCG Capitol Connection Conference
The 2014 General Assembly is Two Months Away- Designate Your County Legislative Coordinator
New Information on Immigration Report Format Available on the DOAA Website
Publish Your Annual SPLOST Report Before December 31
Have You Checked Your TAVT Distribution Formula?
Tips to Help Your County Prepare for the 2014 Legislative Session
ACCG Ethics Webinar for Elected Officials – November 13
ACCG Immigration Webinar on Reporting Requirements and New Reporting System – November 18
New Information on Immigration Report Format Available on the DOAA Website
9-1-1 Prepaid Wireless Distribution Released
Learn How the New Title Ad Valorem Tax is Impacting Local Revenues for Your County
ACCG Legislative Priority Briefs Now Available
Designate Your County Legislative Coordinator for 2014
IMLA to Host Conference for Lawyers and Code Enforcement Officials
2013 Legislative Leadership Conference is Two Weeks Away!
Register Now for Fall District Meetings
ACCG to Host Local Sales Tax Revenue Forum for Legislators and County Officials on Oct. 17
Ethics Webinar Training for Elected Officials Set for November 13
Start Preparing for the 2014 Legislative Session
EMAC Overview for City and County Officials
Ordering Information:  Courthouse Canvas Artwork/Centennial Hall of Courthouses
Please Review 2013-2014 Amended County Platform
Mark Your Calendars for the 2013 Legislative Leadership Conference
Appoint Your County Voting Delegate
Registration Now Available for Fall District Meetings
Georgia Department of Natural Resources Amends Regulations for Inert Landfills
How is the New Title Ad Valorem Tax Impacting Local Revenues?
Ethics Webinar Set for Nov. 13th
Amazon to Collect State and Local Sales Tax in Georgia Sept. 1
New Georgia Land Bank Resource Manual Available on ACCG Website
List of New Laws Effective July 1st Available for Counties
ACCG Provides Counties with Updated List of Questions Regarding TAVT
Checklist for New Immigration Legislation Available
Policy Committees Set to Meet in July
Georgia’s Criminal Justice Reform Act Has Positive Impact on County Jails
No 2014 COLA Adjustment for County Elected Officials
Final Legislative Update Available
ACCG Grassroots System
Governors Commission of 9-1-1 Gets Underway
Review DOR Proposed Rule Changes
ACCG Webinar on Energy Excise Tax Implementation
Policy Subcommittees to Meet in June
2012 Capitol Connection E-News
Final Legislative Update Now Available
Policy Committee Meetings Set for June
ACCG Offers Summer Regional LOST Training
Register Now for Summer Regional Member Services Meetings and Training on Sunshine Laws and Tax Reform
2011 Capitol Connection E-News
Submit Immigration Reports by the End of the Year
Don’t Forget to Publish Your Annual SPLOST Report
Four Upcoming ACCG LOST Training Sessions
One additional Illegal Immigration Training Session Scheduled
2012 Community Development Block Grant Applicants Workshop Scheduled for Macon
Final Amended County Platform and Priorities Approved at Legislative Leadership Conference
ACCG Fall District Meetings Begin October 24
Attorney General's Office Provides Clarification on Secure and Verifiable Documents
Two More Illegal Immigration Training Sessions Scheduled
ACCG Schedules Four LOST Training Sessions
Remember to Submit Budgets and Financial Reports to CVIOG
Georgia Transportation Summit Scheduled for Nov. 9
Special Session on Reapportionment Gets Underway
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ACCG Federal Policy Meeting Scheduled for Aug. 29
House Judiciary Committee Schedules Aug. 30 Hearing on HB 397 - Open Meetings and Open Records Legislation
Register Now for ACCG / GMA Joint Training on Illegal Immigration Requirements for Local Government - Sept. 19 & Sept. 26
ACCG Legislative Leadership Conference Coming Soon - Oct. 3 & 4
GDOT Holds Public Meetings on STIP Project List
DCA Convenes Advisory Task for for Revising Local Planning and DNR Rules
Governor's Office of Workforce Development Offers Town Hall Meetings on Soft Skills Education
Summer Policy Committee Meetings Continue July 25
Aug. 12:  ACCG Revenue & Finance Committeee to Focus on Property Tax Assessment Caps
Information From Other Committee Meetings Available Online
County Officials Participate in Conference Call with Senator Johnny Isakson
ACCG Resources Available to Help Counties Implement 2011 Legislation
Sign Up Now for New ACCG Federal Policy Committee
GEMA Hosting Elected Officials Forum to Explain FCC Mandate on Radio Systems
Reach from Georgia County Internship Program Announced
County Officials Encouraged to Attend Georgia Competitiveness Initiative Meetings
2011 Georgia Highway Safety Conference
Final 2011 Legislative Update Now Available
Major Legislation Effective July 1
ACCG Summer Policy Committees Scheduled
ACCG to Offer SPLOST Training in July
Georgia County Government Committee Discusses Pending Changes to Open Meeting / Open Records Legislation
Counties Attending NACO Encouraged to Get Election Credentials by July 1

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