ACCG Policy Council Proposes 2019 Legislative Agenda and Recommends Priorities
The ACCG Policy Council met on Thursday, September 13 in Athens-Clarke County to review the recommendations of each of the association's seven standing policy committees. The Council approved the recommendations, which will go before the entire ACCG membership during the Legislative Leadership Conference (LLC) business session, and recommended issues as the top five 2019 Legislative Priorities.
During the meeting, members of the Policy Council proposed an amendment to the policy position on Tag and Title Agent Fees under the Revenue and Finance section. The amendment, highlighted in red text, is as follows:
*Issue: Tag and Title Agent Fees
Although tag and title administration is a state function, counties currently provide most of the equipment and personnel for administering the tag and title system but have not received an increase in compensation for such services. The costs to counties for these functions are increasing, particularly in light of the state’s transition to a new computerized title, tag, and driver records system. Currently, counties receive only $.50 for each title processed and $1.00 for each tag processed. ACCG recommends that title fees and the tag fee be raised
to an amount that fully funds the cost of providing the service, with all of these additional funds being paid to the counties to help pay for the operations of county tax commissioners' offices.
Remember to Appoint your County Voting Delegate
ACCG is asking for each county to designate a voting delegate to represent their local government during the business session at the 2018 Legislative Leadership Conference. Voting delegates will vote on the 2019 Legislative Agenda and Legislative Priorities which will guide the association’s legislative advocacy efforts before the General Assembly and Congress.
to obtain the voting delegate form. Once completed, all forms must be submitted to Nicole Butler via fax at (404) 525-2477 or scanned in an email to