Brown For Mayor And Other Things

Travis Fain’s political notebook has this bit:

State Sen. Robert Brown, D-Macon, has filed legislation that would ban people from naming pretty much any public property after him.

Senate Bill 191 prohibits the state, or any other government in Georgia, from naming “any public building, site, structure, road, highway, street, intersection, interchange, bridge or other public property” after the senator.

He’s got several other things in it, including a move to prove citizenship when registering to vote, moving the Presidential Preference Primary to February, the Annexation bill, and a bill that would affect DOT contractors.

5 comments

  1. Andrew says:

    So Eric are you wishing Sen. Brown out of the Senate or thinking Sen. Brown is the man best to be Mayor of Macon?

  2. Erick,

    Where did you find the other items that you claim were added to SB191?

    The current version search says that Balfour and Eric Johnson Co-sponsored 191 and only includes this text:

    http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2007_08/sum/sb191.htm
    07 LC 28 3469

    Senate Bill 191
    By: Senators Brown of the 26th, Johnson of the 1st and Balfour of the 9th
    A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
    AN ACT

    To amend Title 8 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to buildings and housing, so as to prohibit the naming of any public building, site, structure, road, highway, street, intersection, interchange, bridge, or other public property for Senator Robert Brown of Macon, Georgia; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

    BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:
    SECTION 1.Title 8 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to buildings and housing, is amended by revising Chapter 1, which is reserved, as follows:

    “CHAPTER 18-1-1.Neither the state nor any agency, department, authority, instrumentality, board, or other entity of state government nor any political subdivision or any local agency, authority, instrumentality, board, or other entity of local government shall name any public building, site, structure, road, highway, street, intersection, interchange, bridge, or other public property for Senator Robert Brown of Macon, Georgia.”

    SECTION 2.All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.

  3. RuralDem says:

    Senator Hooks is a great guy and dedicated Senator. The comment about Iran showcases the reason his quick wit is unmatched in the General Assembly.

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