Monday, February 4, 2013
Georgia House Bill 159 would limit what type of fees municipalities could add to residents' property tax bills.
A bill introduced in the Georgia General Assembly last week by state Rep. Brett Harrell would prohibit municipalities from adding non-tax fees to property tax bills. Harrell initially introduced the bill in 2011 with nearly 60 co-signers. “Too often citizens across Georgia experience increased property tax bills, higher monthly mortgage payments, and, in some cases, liens against their property, all resulting from the addition of non-tax fees added to their property tax bills,” Harrell said. “The type and number of fees continues to increase each year. This legislation will help ease the burden on Georgia households and increase government transparency.” Harrell said House Bill 159 addresses a growing concern among property owners …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Rice reappointed to chair the House Motor Vehicles Committee, also the State Representative will serve on the House Rules Committee which has the final say on legislation that makes it to the floor for a vote.
Greetings from the Capitol! The 2013 Session of the Georgia General Assembly kicked off on Monday, Jan. 14, and this Session will prove to be a pivotal one for the State of Georgia. I am humbled to be the Representative from our great district and appreciate the opportunity to represent the people of Peachtree Corners, Berkeley Lake and parts of Norcross, Duluth and Johns Creek. Monday was an important day for the State of Georgia as the House of Representatives re-elected, by an overwhelming majority, Speaker of the House David Ralston. I am thankful to continue to work with Speaker Ralston as I have over the last three years, and additionally, the House re-elected Rep. Jan Jones of Alpharetta as Speaker Pro-Tempore. I am very proud of …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Georgia state legislatures will see hundreds of bills in upcoming 40 days, including ethics reform, the Falcons stadium and immigration. What do you think they should focus on this year?
Monday, January 14
The Georgia General Assembly convenes today (Jan. 14) for the 2013 legislative session. Lawmakers will spend the next 40 days working on a myrid of bills that range from immigration, second amendment rights, ethics reform, a new stadium for the Falcons to health care and jobs. (This list is not inclusive.) But one that will take up a giant portion of legislatures time will be the state budget. Unlike the federal government, Georgia must operate on a balanced budget. What do you think are the most important in this year's legislative session?