Policy Council Proposes 2019 Legislative Agenda and Recommends Priorities

The ACCG Policy Council met on Thursday, September 13 in Athens-Clarke County to review the recommendations of each of the association's seven standing policy committees. The Council approved the recommendations, which will go before the entire ACCG membership during the Legislative Leadership Conference (LLC) business session, and recommended issues as the 2019 Legislative Priorities.

 

During the meeting, members of the Policy Council proposed an amendment to the policy position on Tag and Title Agent Fees under the Revenue and Finance section. The amendment, in bold text below, is as follows:

 

*Issue: Tag and Title Agent Fees

Although tag and title administration is a state function, counties currently provide most of the equipment and personnel for administering the tag and title system but have not received an increase in compensation for such services. The costs to counties for these functions are increasing, particularly in light of the state's transition to a new computerized title, tag, and driver records system. Currently, counties receive only $.50 for each title processed and $1.00 for each tag processed. ACCG recommends that title fees and the tag fee be raised to an amount that fully funds the cost of providing the service, with all of these additional funds being paid to the counties to help pay for the operations of county tax commissioners' offices. 

 

Please click here to review the proposed 2019 Legislative Agenda and Priorities. County officials are strongly encouraged to review the proposed Agenda, as well the association's Guiding Principles, in preparation for the LLC business session.

 

Reminder: Appoint Your County Voting Delegate

ACCG is asking each county to designate a voting delegate to represent their local government during the business session at the 2018 Legislative Leadership Conference. Voting delegates will vote on the 2019 Legislative Agenda and Legislative Priorities which will guide the association's legislative advocacy efforts before the General Assembly and Congress.

 

Click here to obtain the voting delegate form. Once completed, all forms must be submitted to Nicole Butler via fax at (404) 525-2477 or scanned in an email to nbutler@accg.org