While county commissions have broad self government powers through home rule authority under Art. IX, Sec. II, Para. I of the Georgia Constitution, certain laws must be passed by a local Act of the General Assembly.
County attorneys and staff may be called upon to draft local or general bills or amendments that will be considered by the General Assembly. While this process may appear to be similar to drafting ordinances or contracts, there are different requirements that must be met in drafting legislation. The following information has been prepared to help county attorneys navigate this process.
There are a number of legislative resources available through the ACCG and General Assembly websites to assist county attorneys and staff. From bill tracking to contact information for legislative offices, these sites should provide all the information needed to stay fully informed on legislative issues that may impact your county.