State Issues & Legislation

Georgia Buys New Voter Registration System After Long Lines in 2020
State

Georgia has announced that it will be replacing it’s statewide voter registration with new technology that could prevent the long lines that have plagued recent elections. The new system, nicknamed GaRVIS for the Georgia Registered Voter Information System will be replacing the previous EectioNet system that had the tendency to buckle under the weight of high turnout and the unprecedented absentee ballot adoption that occurred in October 2020. Election officials say the new system will cost less than $3.5 million.

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Georgia Redistricting Signed into Law and Lawsuit Quickly Follows
State

Some local governments are using an ambiguity in state law to create "secret liens" on commpercial properties for unpaid water bills of prior owners or tenants. What is GAR and the Real Estate Section of the Georgia Bar doing to protect the property rights of current owners?

Georgia Senate Approves Legislation Which Preserves Consumer’s Fuel Choice
State

On Monday, March 22, 2021, the Georgia Senate approved HB 150, which preserves fuel choice for Georgia consumers.

Atlanta Officials Give REALTORS® Tree Ordinance Update
Local

At a joint meeting of both the residential and commercial REALTORS'® Governmental Affairs Committees, members were able to learn more and discuss their views regarding the upcoming tree ordinance Update directly with staff from the City of Atlanta.

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