2013 Legislative Blog Update 3/6/13
Legislative Blog Update
Friends and Neighbors:
want to tell you about six bills that the north Fulton House members passed recently
in an effort to bring greater accountability and efficiency to Fulton County:
171 would reapportion the Fulton County Commission into six districts, with one
at-large chair. An open seat would be created in northwest Fulton.
346 would change the office of tax commissioner from an elected position to an
appointed one on the Fulton County Commission. The bill also prohibits the tax
commissioner from receiving any compensation other than the salary, expense
reimbursements, and benefits provided by Fulton County.
347 would revise the appointment method for members of the Fulton County Board
of Registrations and Elections.
437 would establish the selection process for the chief judge of the Atlanta
Judicial Circuit and enumerate the chief judge’s duties.
441 would allow the court administrator of the Fulton County Superior Court to
have oversight over the court’s budget, and it would give him or her the
authority to make changes to line-item appropriations, with the chief judge’s
442 would give the court administrator of the Fulton County State Court the
same respective powers over it.
435 would change the duties of the chief judge of the Fulton County State
443 would establish the election process for the chief judge of the Fulton
County Magistrate Court.
444 would provide a modest supplement to the salaries of the Fulton County
Superior Court judges to bring them more in line with other large counties.
addition, north Fulton House members introduced further legislation this week,
to be voted on soon, and several more bills are in process.
Willard introduced HB 526 to provide for the development of the North Fulton
Regional Radio System, which will facilitate public safety and public service
for Sandy Springs, Roswell, Milton, and Alpharetta.
a revised version of the Fulton County Homestead Exemption bill, which will
provide for a referendum to increase the homestead exemption from $30,000 to
$60,000 over three years.
always, I look forward to hearing from my constituents, so feel free to visit
me at the Capitol, call my office at 404-656-5072, or contact me through my
Facebook page, facebook.com/janjonesforgeorgia.
District 47, Fulton County
Posted by Beth Green in Uncategorized on 3/6/2013