The bill calls for the homestead exemption to increase from $15,000 to $60,000 after a two-year phase-in period, and to put a cap on certain county millage rates. The Fulton County Board of Commissioners opposes the legislation, as do some county residents who spoke during the public comment portion of Wednesday’s Fulton commission meeting.
The bill was on the House’s local calendar Thursday, meaning it could have been voted on then, but Speaker Pro Tem Jan Jones, R-Milton, one of its co-sponsors, moved to have it removed from the calendar, possibly so it could be rewritten, House spokeswoman Kristy Lindstrom said. The bill will go back on the calendar Friday and could be voted on then, Lindstrom said.
To view a copy of the bill, visit http://www.legis.ga.gov/legislation/en-US/Display/20132014/HB/170.
Information: visit www.legis.ga.gov.