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Local vs State Control of Residences

GA HB1093 introduced of January 27th, 2022 is summarized as follows: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 36 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to local government, so as to prohibit certain use restrictions on residential swellings; to provide for definitions; to provide a limited waiver of sovereign immunity; to provide for interest prior to judgment; to provide for the withholding of certain state funding; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

This bill, introduced by five Republicans and one Democrat, seeks to limited local government control of in the development and administration of residences in their jurisdiction. This power would be transferred upward to Atlanta, to the state level. The Alpharetta City Council and the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution opposing HB1093 as well as its Senate counterpart, SB494.

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