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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Georgia General Assembly - New Laws Proposed Affecting New Cities

During the 2013 session of the Georgia General Assembly, two bills were filed that would directly affect the prospect of forming new cities in Georgia, both of which were targeted directly against the new city movement in DeKalb County.

A third bill, or resolution, was filed calling for a new amendment to the Georgia State Constitution that would allow the formation of new school districts within the state.  The amendment, as proposed, would only allow the formation of new school districts in cities formed after 2005 and would also allow these cities, and other cities immediately adjacent to the new cities, to join together to form a unified school district.  This amendment is directly tied to the dissatisfaction of residents in north Fulton County and north DeKalb County with their respective county school districts.

House Bill 22, filed by Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver (D), Decatur

House Bill 692, filed by Rep. Pam Stephenson (D), Atlanta

House Resolution 486, filed by Rep. Tom Taylor (R), Dunwoody
HR 486 - 2013 - Amendment Allowing New School Districts

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