List of Bills effective July 1, 2018
Sixty-eight bills go into effect on July 1st
. ACCG has compiled a condensed list of all effective dates for ACCG tracked bills and accompanying bill summary links that are of pertinence to county government. The list of effective legislation can be found
. To view the full list of bills click
Mandated Civil E-Filing-Letter from the Superior Court Clerks Association of Georgia
The Superior Court Clerks Association of Georgia shared a
with ACCG regarding SB 407 (electronic filing of all civil cases in state and superior court) which was passed by the General Assembly during the 2018 legislative session.
Please contact ACCG Associate Legislative Director Debra Nesbit at
if you have any questions regarding this information.
RIVES Training Available
The Georgia Department of Revenue and Department of Driver Services continue to move forward with the creation of an integrated vehicle tag/title and driver records system, known as DRIVES. County tag office employees can sign up
for training at various locations around the state during June and July. Check the
for periodic updates on implementation of this new system, which is scheduled to start in May of 2019.
GDOT - Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)
Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT),
in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), is providing an opportunity for local governments to pursue non-traditional transportation activities such as pedestrian or bicycle facilities. The call for projects is limited to areas of the state with a population greater than 5,000, but less than 200,000 and areas of the state with a population of less than 5,000 (two separate areas with a defined amount of funding available for each area). Eligible projects include: Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities, Streetscape Improvements and Safe Routes to School Program.
Applications must be submitted by
August 31, 2018
for more details
During the May 2018 primary, six counties held Single County TSPLOST referendums. It passed in Banks, Bryan, Bulloch, Early and Seminole Counties and failed in Dade County. There were two regions who had Regional TSPLOST referendums - it successfully passed in the Southern Georgia region and failed in the Middle Georgia region. There are currently 13 counties who have Single County TSPLOST in place and three regions implementing Regional (TIA) TSPLOST, click
to view the map. If your county is considering Single County TSPLOST reach out to ACCG as a resource (Kathleen Bowen:
REMINDER: Deadline to Submit 2018 GOMI and Wage and Salary Surveys is June 30
The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) administers the
Government Management Indicators (GOMI) Survey
Wage and Salary Survey
The deadline to submit each survey is June 30, 2018.
The GOMI Survey is a mandatory requirement provided for in O.C.G.A. § 36-81-8. The Wage and Salary Survey is a voluntary survey, however, the information contained within this survey is the most popular research request that ACCG receives from counties each year. As such, it is strongly encouraged that your county participates in this survey.
In terms of what type of information is collected through these surveys, GOMI collects data on county operations, including financial management practices, service delivery arrangements, public facilities provided, and planning efforts. This information is helpful in identifying trends in county operations. The Wage and Salary Survey collects data on the pay range, number of full-time employees, and the number of hours worked each week for more than 160 different local government jobs. Information from the survey is used to produce printable reports that can be used by counties. Use the links below to access each survey.