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2010 Georgia Code
O.C.G.A. 44-12-283.1 (2010)
TITLE 44 - PROPERTY
CHAPTER 12 - RIGHTS IN PERSONALTY
ARTICLE 7 - PROTECTION OF AMERICAN INDIAN HUMAN REMAINS AND BURIAL OBJECTS
PART 2 - COUNCIL ON AMERICAN INDIAN CONCERNS
§ 44-12-283.1 - Additional powers of council
44-12-283.1. Additional powers of council
In addition to any other powers granted by law, the council may, in its discretion, study, consider, accumulate, compile, assemble, and disseminate information on any aspect of Indian affairs; investigate relief needs of Indians in Georgia and provide technical assistance in the preparation of plans for the alleviation of such needs; confer with appropriate officials of local, state, and federal governments, and agencies of these governments, and with such congressional committees that may be concerned with Indian affairs, in order to encourage and implement coordination of applicable resources to meet the needs of Indians in Georgia; cooperate with and secure the assistance of the local, state, and federal governments, or any agencies thereof, in formulating any such programs and coordinate such programs with any programs regarding Indian affairs adopted or planned by the federal government, to the end that the department secures the full benefit of such programs; review all proposed or pending state legislation and amendments to existing state legislation affecting Indians in Georgia; conduct public hearings on matters relating to Indian affairs; study the existing status of recognition of all Indian groups, tribes, and communities presently existing in the state; expend funds in compliance with state regulations; and make legislative recommendations.
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