Over the objection of the Barrow County Board of Commissioners, the Georgia House of Representatives Monday passed a bill to establish a local commission to review the county’s form of government.
The BOC on March 22 voted unanimously to ask the county’s three-member legislative delegation to withdraw the legislation. But Rep. Terry England, Rep. Tommy Benton and Sen. Frank Ginn have not pulled the legislation.
Ed Cates, a spokesman for Rep. England, said the House passed HB 580 in a package of eight pieces of local legislation from communities around Georgia. He said the bill now has gone to the Georgia Senate.
However, Rep. England said late Monday afternoon that the delegation has not ignored the BOC request. He said the House vote took place because the bill was already on the calendar for action.
"There is still time to stop it in the Senate," he said in a text message to the newspaper.
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