2020 Georgia Code
Title 12 - Conservation and Natural Resources
Chapter 2 - Department of Natural Resources
Article 2 - Board of Natural Resources
§ 12-2-24. Powers and Duties of Board of Natural Resources; Rules and Regulations; Fee Refunds; Policies

Universal Citation: GA Code § 12-2-24 (2020)
    1. The Board of Natural Resources may make such rules and regulations as it may deem advisable to govern the work of the department and the duties of its employees under this title.
    2. Without limiting paragraph (1) of this subsection, the board may establish, by rule or regulation, a procedure to refund fees collected in error or overpayment or to which the department or state is not otherwise entitled.
  1. The Board of Natural Resources shall have the power to establish the general policies to be followed by the department.
  2. The commissioner of natural resources shall have the power to administer the department pursuant to the general policies established by the Board of Natural Resources.

(Ga. L. 1911, p. 137, § 1; Ga. L. 1924, p. 101, §§ 1, 3, 4; Ga. L. 1931, p. 7, § 25; Ga. L. 1937, p. 264, §§ 1, 4, 9; Ga. L. 1943, p. 128, §§ 1, 2, 14; Ga. L. 1955, p. 483, § 3; Ga. L. 1972, p. 1015, § 1527; Ga. L. 1973, p. 344, § 1; Ga. L. 1984, p. 22, § 12; Ga. L. 2011, p. 558, § 2/SB 121.)

The 2011 amendment, effective July 1, 2011, designated the existing provisions of subsection (a) as paragraph (a)(1) and added paragraph (a)(2).

Cross references.

- Powers and duties of Board of Natural Resources relating to vehicle emissions, § 12-9-40 et seq.

Rule-making power of Board of Natural Resources with regard to game and wildlife, § 27-1-4.

Rule-making power of Board of Natural Resources with regard to registration, operation, and sale of watercraft, § 52-7-23.

Administrative Rules and Regulations.

- Administration, Official Compilation of the Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Chapter 391-1-1 et seq.

JUDICIAL DECISIONS

Cited in Longleaf Energy Assocs., LLC v. Friends of the Chattahoochee, Inc., 298 Ga. App. 753, 681 S.E.2d 203 (2009).

RESEARCH REFERENCES

Am. Jur. 2d.

- 61B Am. Jur. 2d, Pollution Control, §§ 3, 4, 5.

C.J.S.

- 39A C.J.S., Health and Environment, §§ 130, 133, 136, 142, 145, 148. 81A C.J.S., States, § 251.

CHAPTER 3 PARKS, HISTORIC AREAS, MEMORIALS, AND RECREATION Article 1 General Provisions. Part 1 GENERAL PROVISIONS.
  • 12-3-1. Duties and powers of department as to recreational policies and programs.
  • 12-3-2. Disposition of miscellaneous funds by department.
  • 12-3-3. Powers of department as to projects generally.
  • 12-3-4. Powers of department and Board of Natural Resources as to Lake Lanier Islands Development.
  • 12-3-5. Authority of state to make grants, leases, contracts, and cooperative agreements in regard to public-use areas; powers of department.
  • 12-3-6. Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 - Creation of office for administration of federal funds.
  • 12-3-7. Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 - Designation of office as state agency to deal with secretary of interior; powers of head of office.
  • 12-3-8. Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 - Establishment of state assistance fund to provide matching funds for local recreational projects; limitations on use of fund; approval of projects by federal government.
  • 12-3-9. Adoption and promulgation by Board of Natural Resources of rules and regulations regarding parks, historic sites, and recreational areas.
  • 12-3-9.1. Discount for certified disabled veterans.
  • 12-3-10. Directing persons to leave parks, historic sites, or recreational areas upon their refusal to observe rules and regulations; prohibited acts generally.
  • 12-3-10.1. Directing persons to leave parks, historic sites, or recreation areas; penalty.
  • 12-3-11. Civil penalty; reports to department by clerk of court regarding disposition of actions; compensation of clerk for reports.
  • 12-3-12. Notification of local governing authorities prior to certain significant changes in services at state parks, historic sites, or recreational areas.
Part 2 RECREATIONAL AUTHORITIES OVERVIEW COMMITTEE.
  • 12-3-20. Creation of committee; members and organization; duty to review operations of Stone Mountain Memorial Association, Jekyll Island - State Park Authority, North Georgia Mountains Authority, and Lake Lanier Islands Development Authority.
  • 12-3-21. Assistance by state officers and agencies.
  • 12-3-22. Reporting requirements; enforcement.
  • 12-3-23. Evaluation criteria.
  • 12-3-24. Authorized expenditures; compensation of members; funding.
  • 12-3-25. Information required in annual reports.
Article 2 State Parks and Recreational Areas Generally.
  • 12-3-30. Definitions.
  • 12-3-31. Parks and recreational areas acquired by state as constituting state park system; control and management of system by department.
  • 12-3-32. Powers and duties of department as to parks and recreational areas and facilities.
  • 12-3-33. County and municipal aid to state park system.
  • 12-3-34. Permits for construction, maintenance, and use of boat docks and boat shelters on High Falls Lake.
Article 3 Historic Areas. Part 1 GENERAL PROVISIONS.
  • 12-3-50. Powers and duties of department as to historic preservation and promotion.
  • 12-3-50.1. Grants for preservation of "historic properties"; additional powers and duties of department.
  • 12-3-50.2. Georgia Register of Historic Places.
  • 12-3-51. Grants and gifts to department.
  • 12-3-52. Archeological exploration, excavation, or surveying; administrative appeal of department orders.
  • 12-3-53. State archeologist.
  • 12-3-54. Penalty.
  • 12-3-55. General provisions; preservation of state owned historic properties.
  • 12-3-56. Revitalization of central business districts; government presence in historic districts.
  • 12-3-57. Legislative findings; historical and cultural museum assistance program; responsibilities.
  • 12-3-58. Powers, duties, and authority of the Department of Community Affairs; historic preservation grant program.
Part 2 HERITAGE TRUST PROGRAM.
  • 12-3-70. Short title.
  • 12-3-71. Legislative purpose.
  • 12-3-72. Definitions.
  • 12-3-73. Creation of Heritage Trust Commission; appointment and criteria for selection of members; terms of office; reimbursement of members for expenses; duties [Repealed].
  • 12-3-74. Powers and duties of board as to Heritage Trust Program.
  • 12-3-75. Dedication of property as a heritage preserve.
  • 12-3-76. Use of heritage preserves; state authorized to transfer interest in heritage preserve property to county or local government upon certain conditions.
  • 12-3-77. Effect on protected status of property of dedication or other action taken by board.
Part 3 SUBMERGED CULTURAL RESOURCES.
  • 12-3-80. "Submerged cultural resources" defined; title and exclusive right to regulate investigation, survey, and recovery; exceptions.
  • 12-3-81. Department named custodian of submerged cultural resources; rules and regulations; reporting findings; duties of state archeologist.
  • 12-3-82. Permits and authorization to contract for investigation, survey, or recovery operations; renewal and revocation of permits.
  • 12-3-82.1. Permits for investigation, survey, or recovery of deadhead logs [Repealed].
  • 12-3-83. Prohibited acts constituting misdemeanor.
Article 4 Natural Areas.
  • 12-3-90. Short title.
  • 12-3-91. Legislative findings and declaration of purpose.
  • 12-3-92. "Natural areas" defined.
  • 12-3-93. Powers and duties of department as to natural areas.
  • 12-3-94. Appropriation of funds to department.
Article 5 Scenic Trails.
  • 12-3-110. Short title.
  • 12-3-111. Legislative purpose.
  • 12-3-112. "System" defined.
  • 12-3-113. Duties and powers of department as to system; requirements as to title to land traversed by system.
  • 12-3-114. Policies to guide department in creating and administering system.
  • 12-3-115. Construction of bicycle trails and bikeways by Department of Transportation.
  • 12-3-116. Responsibility and liability of owners of premises traversed by system.
  • 12-3-117. Adoption and promulgation of rules and regulations by Board of Natural Resources.
Article 6 Memorials. Part 1 FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT WARM SPRINGS POOLS AND SPRINGS SITE COMMISSION [Repealed].
  • 12-3-130 through 12-3-133 [Repealed.]
Part 2 FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT WARM SPRINGS MEMORIAL.
  • 12-3-150. Duty of department to administer and maintain memorial.
  • 12-3-151. Powers of department.
  • 12-3-152. Franklin D. Roosevelt Warm Springs Memorial Advisory Committee created; composition; duties of committee; officers; quorum; reimbursement for expenses; appointment of successors; terms of members.
  • 12-3-153. Construction of part.
Part 3 TY COBB MEMORIAL.
  • 12-3-170. Making and developing plans for administration and maintenance of memorial or shrine.
  • 12-3-171. Powers of department as to memorial or shrine.
  • 12-3-172. Construction of part.
Part 4 STONE MOUNTAIN MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION.
  • 12-3-190. Short title.
  • 12-3-191. Definitions.
  • 12-3-192. Creation of association.
  • 12-3-192.1. Purposes of association.
  • 12-3-193. Members of association; terms; vacancies; officers; bylaws; quorum; reimbursement for expenses; compensation of employees; books and records.
  • 12-3-194. Powers of association generally.
  • 12-3-194.1. Police and legislative powers of association; appointment of peace officers; jurisdiction and venue of park offenses; sale of confederate memorabilia.
  • 12-3-194.2. Adherence to master plan; survey required; amendment of plan; uses to which natural district may be put.
  • 12-3-195. Obligations of state under lease contracts with association; failure or refusal of lessee to perform; assignment of rentals due.
  • 12-3-196. Condemnation of property for developing Stone Mountain; conveyance of property and rights of way to association; facilities, equipment, and services.
  • 12-3-197. Transfer of funds to association.
  • 12-3-198. Location, construction, improvement, and maintenance of highways, roads, streets, and rights of way.
  • 12-3-199. Association fund.
  • 12-3-200. Revenue bonds - Power of association to adopt resolutions providing for and to issue bonds.
  • 12-3-201. Revenue bonds - Sale by public competitive bidding; determination of price and rate of interest; dating of bonds; payment of principal and interest; time of maturity.
  • 12-3-202. Revenue bonds - Form; denominations; place of payment of principal and interest; issuance in coupon or registered form.
  • 12-3-203. Revenue bonds - Signatures; seal.
  • 12-3-204. Revenue bonds - Status as negotiable instruments; tax exemption for bonds and income therefrom.
  • 12-3-205. Revenue bonds - Use and manner of disbursement of proceeds; procedure where proceeds are less than or greater than cost of projects.
  • 12-3-206. Revenue bonds - Issuance of interim receipts, interim certificates, and temporary bonds.
  • 12-3-207. Revenue bonds - Replacement of mutilated, destroyed, or lost bonds.
  • 12-3-208. Revenue bonds - Immediate effectiveness of resolutions providing for issuance of bonds; time and manner of passage of resolutions.
  • 12-3-209. Revenue bonds - Status as constituting debt or pledge of credit of state; effect of issuance of bonds on obligation of state to tax or make appropriations; recitals on face of bonds.
  • 12-3-210. Revenue bonds - Securing bonds by trust indenture.
  • 12-3-211. Revenue bonds - Designation of recipient of bond proceeds.
  • 12-3-212. Revenue bonds - Establishment of sinking funds for payment of principal, interest, and other costs.
  • 12-3-213. Revenue bonds - Revenue refunding bonds.
  • 12-3-214. Revenue bonds - Remedies of bondholders, coupon holders, and trustee.
  • 12-3-215. Revenue bonds - Status as legal investment and as securities for deposits.
  • 12-3-216. Revenue bonds - Protection of bondholders; part as constituting a contract with bondholders.
  • 12-3-217. Revenue bonds - Validation.
  • 12-3-218. Moneys received by association as constituting trust funds; bondholders' lien on funds.
  • 12-3-219. Association property, activities, income, and bonds exempt from taxation and assessment; facilities, services, and charges subject to certain taxes.
  • 12-3-220. Venue and jurisdiction for actions under part.
Article 7 Public Authorities. Part 1 JEKYLL ISLAND-STATE PARK AUTHORITY.
  • 12-3-230. Short title.
  • 12-3-231. Definitions.
  • 12-3-232. Creation of authority as instrumentality of state and public corporation; delegation of powers and duties; duration of existence.
  • 12-3-233. Appointment of members; terms; vacancies; officers; quorum; reimbursement for expenses; members as constituting policy-making body of authority; executive director.
  • 12-3-233.1. Jekyll Island Citizens Resource Council; purpose; members; meetings; reimbursement for expenses.
  • 12-3-234. Accountability of authority members as trustees; maintenance of financial records and books; creation of Jekyll Island-State Park Authority Oversight Committee.
  • 12-3-235. Powers of authority generally.
  • 12-3-236. Exercise of police power of authority; delegation of power to state or county.
  • 12-3-236.1. Adoption and enforcement of ordinances and resolutions.
  • 12-3-236.2. Continuation of ordinances and resolutions of authority in force as of April 13, 1981.
  • 12-3-237. Rules and regulations for operation of projects authorized.
  • 12-3-238. Easements and rights of way for intracoastal waterway.
  • 12-3-239. Establishment of museum.
  • 12-3-240. Transfer of funds to authority; cooperation between authority and department.
  • 12-3-241. Lease to authority of Jekyll Island, adjacent marshes and marsh islands, rights of way, and rights and privileges of every kind.
  • 12-3-242. Lease payments by authority as constituting good, valuable, and sufficient consideration.
  • 12-3-243. Subdivision, improvement, lease, or sale of island by authority - Limitations on developed area; beaches to remain free and open; protected areas; disposition of proceeds of sale; creation of reserve fund; signing conveyances.
  • 12-3-243.1. Master plan as to Jekyll Island; maintenance; contents; adherence to plan; amendments.
  • 12-3-244. Subdivision, improvement, lease, or sale of island by authority - Sale and lease restrictions.
  • 12-3-245. Subdivision, improvement, lease, or sale of island by authority - Term of leases; assignment; preservation, continuance, and survival of rights and privileges.
  • 12-3-246. Subdivision, improvement, lease, or sale of island by authority - Limitation as to number of lots to be leased or sold to one party.
  • 12-3-247. Subdivision, improvement, lease, or sale of island by authority - Conditions on sale of residential lots; sale of commercial property; sale price; payment of state's share into state treasury.
  • 12-3-248. Subdivision, improvement, lease, or sale of island by authority - Sales of property for which approval by General Assembly is required.
  • 12-3-249. Subdivision, improvement, lease, or sale of island by authority - Publication of schedule of lease rentals; applications exceeding available lots; leasing by negotiation; leases as constituting contracts.
  • 12-3-250. Subdivision, improvement, lease, or sale of island by authority - Conversion prices of lots.
  • 12-3-251. Subdivision, improvement, lease, or sale of island by authority - Leases to counties for charitable purposes.
  • 12-3-252. Revenue bonds - Issuance by authority; payment of principal and interest from special fund; dating of bonds; determination of rate of interest; medium of payment; redemption before maturity.
  • 12-3-253. Revenue bonds - Form of bonds; denominations; place of payment of principal and interest; issuance in coupon or registered form; registration of coupon bonds.
  • 12-3-254. Revenue bonds - Signatures; seal.
  • 12-3-255. Revenue bonds - Status as negotiable instruments.
  • 12-3-256. Revenue bonds - Manner of sale; determination of price.
  • 12-3-257. Revenue bonds - Use and manner of disbursement of proceeds; procedure where proceeds are less than or greater than cost of projects.
  • 12-3-258. Revenue bonds - Issuance of interim receipts, interim certificates, and temporary bonds.
  • 12-3-259. Revenue bonds - Replacement of mutilated, destroyed, or lost bonds.
  • 12-3-260. Revenue bonds - Bonds of a single issue as payment for one or more projects; immediate effectiveness of resolutions providing for issuance of bonds; time and manner of passage of resolutions.
  • 12-3-261. Revenue bonds - Status as constituting debt or pledge of faith and credit of state; effect of issuance on obligation of state to tax or make appropriation; recitals on face of bonds.
  • 12-3-262. Revenue bonds - Securing by trust indenture.
  • 12-3-263. Revenue bonds - Payment of proceeds to trustee.
  • 12-3-264. Revenue bonds - Pledging and allocating funds to payment of bonds; establishment of sinking fund for payment of principal, interest, and other costs.
  • 12-3-265. Revenue bonds - Remedies of bondholders, coupon holders, and trustees.
  • 12-3-266. Revenue bonds - Revenue refunding bonds.
  • 12-3-267. Revenue bonds - Status as legal investment and as securities for deposits.
  • 12-3-268. Revenue bonds - Protection of bondholders; part as constituting a contract with bondholders.
  • 12-3-269. Revenue bonds - Validation.
  • 12-3-270. Use of rentals and other charges collected from leases and contracts for projects; obligations under lease contracts with authority; failure or refusal of lessee to perform; assignment of rentals due.
  • 12-3-271. Utilization of income and revenues.
  • 12-3-272. Acceptance by authority of grants and contributions.
  • 12-3-273. Moneys received by authority as constituting trust funds.
  • 12-3-274. Authority property, activities, income, and bonds exempt from taxation and assessment.
  • 12-3-275. Venue and jurisdiction for actions under part.
  • 12-3-276. Supplemental nature of part.
  • 12-3-277. Construction of part.
Part 2 NORTH GEORGIA MOUNTAINS AUTHORITY.
  • 12-3-290. Creation of authority as constituting instrumentality of state and public corporation; delegation of powers and duties; duration of authority's existence.
  • 12-3-291. Definitions.
  • 12-3-292. Membership of authority; officers; bylaws; quorum; action by majority vote; vacancies; reimbursement for expenses; compensation of employees.
  • 12-3-293. Accountability of members as trustees; maintenance of financial records and books; submitting records, books, and statement of financial position to state auditor.
  • 12-3-294. Powers of authority generally.
  • 12-3-294.1. Master plan; creations; contents; notice and hearing on preliminary plan; adherence to plan; amendment.
  • 12-3-295. Security officers.
  • 12-3-296. Provision of legal services by Attorney General.
  • 12-3-297. Lease of state lands to authority.
  • 12-3-298. Revenue bonds - Issuance for purpose of paying for cost of projects.
  • 12-3-299. Jurisdiction of authority.
  • 12-3-300. Approval of indebtedness by Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission.
Part 3 LAKE LANIER ISLANDS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.
  • 12-3-310. Definitions.
  • 12-3-311. Creation of authority; delegation of powers and duties; duration of authority's existence.
  • 12-3-312. Membership of authority; election of officers; bylaws; quorum; action by majority vote; voting by proxy; effect of vacancy; reimbursement for expenses; compensation of employees.
  • 12-3-313. Accountability of members as trustees; maintenance of financial records and books; submitting records, books, and statement of financial position to state auditor.
  • 12-3-314. Powers of authority generally.
  • 12-3-314.1. Master plan; creation; contents; notice and hearing on preliminary plan; adherence to plan; amendment.
  • 12-3-315. Exercise of police powers by authority; delegation of powers.
  • 12-3-316. Security force.
  • 12-3-317. Lease payments by authority as constituting good, valuable, and sufficient consideration.
  • 12-3-318. Purposes for which income, gifts, grants, appropriations, bonds, or loans may be used; consultation with others; projects for Lake Lanier Watershed area.
  • 12-3-319. Location, construction, improvement, and maintenance of highways, streets, roads, and rights of way.
  • 12-3-320. Power of authority to survey, subdivide, improve, and lease island property.
  • 12-3-321. Restrictions under lease; restrictions on subleasing.
  • 12-3-322. Leasing of property by competitive bidding.
  • 12-3-323. Revenue bonds - Power of authority to issue bonds; payment of principal and interest; dating of bonds; determination of maturity dates, interest rates, and medium of payments; redemption before maturity.
  • 12-3-324. Revenue bonds - Form of bonds; interest coupons; denominations; place of payment; issuance in coupon or registered form; registration of coupon bonds.
  • 12-3-325. Revenue bonds - Signatures; seal.
  • 12-3-326. Revenue bonds - Status as negotiable instruments; tax exemption for bonds and income therefrom.
  • 12-3-327. Revenue bonds - Manner of sale; determination of price; use and manner of disbursement of proceeds.
  • 12-3-328. Revenue bonds - Issuance of interim receipts, interim certificates, and temporary bonds.
  • 12-3-329. Revenue bonds - Replacement of mutilated, destroyed, or lost bonds.
  • 12-3-330. Revenue bonds - Bonds; application of bonds of a single issue as payment for one or more projects; immediate effectiveness of resolutions providing for issuance of bonds; time and manner of passage of resolutions.
  • 12-3-331. Revenue bonds - Status as constituting debt or pledge of faith or credit of state; effect of issuance on obligation of state to tax or make appropriations; recitals on face of bonds.
  • 12-3-332. Revenue bonds - Securing by trust indenture.
  • 12-3-333. Revenue bonds - Designation of recipient of bond proceeds.
  • 12-3-334. Revenue bonds - Establishment of sinking fund for payment of principal, interest, and other costs.
  • 12-3-335. Revenue bonds - Remedies of bondholders, coupon holders, and trustees.
  • 12-3-336. Revenue bonds - Revenue refunding bonds.
  • 12-3-337. Revenue bonds - Protection of bondholders; part as constituting a contract with bondholders.
  • 12-3-338. Revenue bonds - Validation.
  • 12-3-339. Authority property, activities, income, and bonds exempt from taxation and assessment.
  • 12-3-340. Conflicts of interest; applicability of other laws regulating conduct; contracts voidable by authority.
  • 12-3-341. Venue and jurisdiction of actions under part.
Part 4 KINCHAFOONEE LAKE AUTHORITY.
  • 12-3-360 through 12-3-378 [Repealed].
Part 5 THE GREAT PARK AUTHORITY.
  • 12-3-390 through 12-3-397 [Repealed].
Part 6 OCONEE RIVER GREENWAY AUTHORITY.
  • 12-3-400. Short title.
  • 12-3-401. Definitions.
  • 12-3-402. Creation; membership; compensation; qualifications; accountabilities; assignment.
  • 12-3-403. Purpose and nature of authority.
  • 12-3-404. General powers.
  • 12-3-405. Exemption from taxation.
  • 12-3-406. Police powers.
  • 12-3-407. Security force.
  • 12-3-408. Receipt of moneys deemed to be trust funds.
  • 12-3-409. Authority to fix rentals and other charges for use of project.
  • 12-3-410. Attorney General providing legal services.
  • 12-3-411. Jurisdiction of actions under this part.
  • 12-3-412. Applicability of Chapter 10 of Title 45.
  • 12-3-413. Issuance of bonds.
  • 12-3-414. Authorization of Governor.
Part 7 SAPELO ISLAND HERITAGE AUTHORITY.
  • 12-3-440. Short title.
  • 12-3-441. Legislative findings.
  • 12-3-442. Definitions.
  • 12-3-443. Creation; power to contract and sue; assignment to Department of Natural Resources.
  • 12-3-444. Membership; officers; compensation; quorum; meetings.
  • 12-3-445. Powers and duties.
  • 12-3-446. Authority's property subject to inventory requirements; conveyances not subject to filing requirements.
  • 12-3-447. Authority's property not subject to adverse possession or prescription.
  • 12-3-448. Authority members accountable as trustees; financial records required.
  • 12-3-449. Authority and property exempt from taxation, levy and sale, garnishment, and attachment.
  • 12-3-450. Attorney General to provide legal services.
  • 12-3-451. Jurisdiction of actions against authority.
  • 12-3-452. Liberal construction.
Part 8 GEORGIA AGRICULTURAL EXPOSITION AUTHORITY.
  • 12-3-470 through 12-3-484. Reserved.
Part 9 GEORGIA AGRICULTURAL EXPOSITION AUTHORITY OVERVIEW COMMITTEE.
  • 12-3-500. Creation of committee; membership; vacancies; review of Georgia Agricultural Exposition Authority.
  • 12-3-501. Assistance to committee in discharging duties; employees; securing professional services.
  • 12-3-502. Cooperation of Georgia Agricultural Exposition Authority.
  • 12-3-503. Committee to evaluate performance of authority.
  • 12-3-504. Expenditure of state funds by committee; compensation, expenses, and allowances for members.
Part 10 GEORGIA MUSIC HALL OF FAME AUTHORITY.
  • 12-3-520. Short title.
  • 12-3-521. Definitions.
  • 12-3-522. Creation; membership; meetings; expense allowance; perpetual existence; records.
  • 12-3-522.1. Joint operation between Georgia Music Hall of Fame and Georgia Sports Hall of Fame; proposals for accomplishing objectives.
  • 12-3-523. Corporate purpose and general nature of business.
  • 12-3-524. General powers.
  • 12-3-524.1. Expenditure of funds to aid in securing gifts, grants, donations, and contributions.
  • 12-3-525. Exemption from taxation.
  • 12-3-526. Police powers.
  • 12-3-527. Security force.
  • 12-3-528. Moneys received by authority deemed to be trust funds.
  • 12-3-529. Authority to fix rentals and other charges for users and exhibitors.
  • 12-3-530. Attorney General to provide legal services for authority.
  • 12-3-531. Jurisdiction of actions brought under this part.
  • 12-3-532. Contracts or transactions of authority involving conflict of interest.
  • 12-3-533. Issuance of bonds by authority.
  • 12-3-534. Department of Economic Development authorized to construct, erect, acquire, and exercise custodial responsibility over projects.
  • 12-3-535. Creation of Georgia Music Hall of Fame Advisory Committee.
  • 12-3-536. Transferring powers of authority to the Department of Economic Development.
Part 11 Georgia Halls of Fame Authority Overview Committee. Part 12
  • 12-3-550. Establishment of Georgia Halls of Fame Authority Overview Committee; membership.
  • 12-3-551. Assistance to committee by other state agencies.
  • 12-3-552. Georgia Music Hall of Fame Authority and Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Authority to cooperate with state agencies.
  • 12-3-553. Standards for evaluation of performance of authority.
  • 12-3-554. Expenditure of state funds; per diem and expenses; appropriations.

G

EORGIA SPORTS HALL OF FAME AUTHORITY

  • 12-3-560. Short title.
  • 12-3-561. Definitions.
  • 12-3-562. Creation; membership; terms; vacancies; expense allowance; perpetual existence; books and records; assignment to Department of Economic Development; staffing; cooperative agreements.
  • 12-3-562.1. Joint operation between Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and Georgia Music Hall of Fame; proposals for accomplishing objectives.
  • 12-3-563. Purpose.
  • 12-3-564. Powers and duties.
  • 12-3-565. Tax exemption.
  • 12-3-566. Police powers.
  • 12-3-567. Security force.
  • 12-3-568. Trust fund.
  • 12-3-569. Rentals and other charges.
  • 12-3-570. Legal services.
  • 12-3-571. Venue and jurisdiction of actions.
  • 12-3-572. Conflicts of interest.
  • 12-3-573. Revenue bonds.
  • 12-3-574. Construction and responsibility over project by Department of Economic Development.
Part 13 GEORGIA GOLF HALL OF FAME AUTHORITY.
  • 12-3-580 through 12-3-592 [Repealed].
Article 8 Nongame Wildlife Conservation and Wildlife Habitat Acquisition Programs.
  • 12-3-600. Legislative findings; policy of state.
  • 12-3-601. Definitions.
  • 12-3-602. Establishment of programs and activities; Nongame Wildlife Conservation and Wildlife Habitat Acquisitions Fund; income tax return form contribution option; administrative costs of voluntary contribution program.
Article 9 Protection of Archeological, Aboriginal, Prehistoric, and Historic Sites.
  • 12-3-620. Definitions.
  • 12-3-621. Prohibited acts as to archeological, aboriginal, prehistoric, or historic sites; notification of state archeologist before beginning investigation or disturbance of site; penalty.
  • 12-3-622. Buying, selling, trading, importing, or exporting American Indian burial, sacred, or cultural objects.
Article 10 Official Gardens And Nature Centers.
  • 12-3-640. Designation.
Article 11 Georgia Agrirama Development Authority.
  • 12-3-650. Definitions [Repealed].
  • 12-3-651. Redesignated.
  • 12-3-652 through 12-3-661. [Repealed].
  • 12-3-662. Redesignated.
Article 12 Power Alley Development Authority.
  • 12-3-680 through 12-3-708 [Repealed].

ARTICLE 1 GENERAL PROVISIONS

Cross references.

- Preservation of scenic or historic buildings, property, or land and water by means of facade and conservation easements or by means of municipal ordinances, T. 44, C. 10.

Limitation of liability of owners of property used for recreational purposes, § 51-3-20 et seq.

Editor's notes.

- By resolution (Ga. L. 1987, p. 704), the General Assembly provided that the lodge and conference center to be constructed at Little Ocmulgee State Park in Wheeler County, Georgia be named and known as the "L.L. (Pete) Phillips Conference Center."

By resolution (Ga. L. 1988, p. 174), the General Assembly designated the state park on Lake Walter F. George in Clay County as the "George T. Bagby State Park."

By resolution (Ga. L. 1992, p. 3064), the General Assembly created the Walter F. George Tribute Commission, to be abolished when its purpose is accomplished.

RESEARCH REFERENCES

ALR.

- State's liability for personal injuries from criminal attack in state park, 59 A.L.R.4th 1236.

PART 1 GENERAL PROVISIONS

Editor's notes.

- Ga. L. 1995, p. 105, § 2 designated existing Code Sections 12-3-1 through 12-3-11 as Part 1 of Article 1 of Chapter 3 of this title.

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