Trust Fund HonestyThe Georgia Constitution, as currently written, does not allow legislators to “dedicate” fees collected by the state to their intended use—whether to clean up environmental waste sites, fund teen driver programs or support training for peace officers. The fees collected are placed in the state general fund for allocation by state legislators as they deem fit, even though the bill creating the fee may say differently. GWC wants to see programs like the Solid Waste and Hazardous Waste Trust Funds receive the fees due so that EPD can clean up tire dumps, leaky landfills and contaminated properties. HR 164 passed both the House and Senate! In November 2020, Georgia voters will have the chance to vote YES on this ballot question: “Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to authorize the General Assembly to dedicate revenues derived from fees or taxes to the public purpose for which such fees or taxes were intended?”
Thank your legislator.
Click here to visit the Trust Fund Honesty Website.

http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/en-US/display/20192020/HR/164