This proposal authorizes the General Assembly to provide by law for the State Properties Commission, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, and the Georgia Department of Labor to enter into rental agreements for the possession and use of real property without obligating present funds for the full amount of obligation the state may bear under the full term of any such rental agreement. Any such agreement shall provide for the termination of the agreement in the event of insufficient funds.
The General Assembly has enacted a law to exercise the authority granted by the proposed constitutional amendment to provide for multiyear rental agreements for real property. This law will become effective only if the constitutional amendment is ratified by the voters. This law is published at Georgia Laws 2012, p. 989, and was enacted by 2012 SB 37, Act No. 717.
A copy of this entire proposed constitutional amendment is on file in the office of the judge of the probate court and is available for public inspection.
Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to provide for a reduction in the state's operating costs by allowing the General Assembly to authorize certain state agencies to enter into multiyear rental agreements?