HB 874 was introduced to make Georgia a more friendly solar-state and allow for solar-financing to come to Georgia. The original version of the bill stated that any solar technology used for private consumption may be installed on property owned or occupied by an electric customer. The language undermined private property rights by allowing “occupants” to install solar panels, regardless of ownership rights. The bill also undermined the rights of Condo and Homeowner Associations to restrict the use of solar panels in their communities, allowing the state to override private contracts. GAR worked with the sponsor of HB 874 to amend language in the Solar Panel Bill that intentionally undermined private property owner’s rights.
The bill’s sponsor indicated it was not his intent to undermine private property rights and he worked with Georgia REALTORS® to address the REALTOR® concerns. We were able to remove the language we were concerned about and negotiate new language that has been included in the bill to specifically ensure that this bill will not impose on existing private property rights. This legislation was included in Georgia REALTOR® Talking Points for Legislative Day at the Capitol. This is a great example of the impact we have when REALTORS® attend Legislative Day and build relationships with our legislators. In working with the Representative who introduced the bill, we were able to clear up any unintended consequences to private property rights.
Since his parents names were never recorded, the person pictured here took the last name of his master, Sam Houston. Born into slavery on a Perry County, Alabama, plantation in 1822, Joshua Houston outlived his owner – who just so happened to be the first President of the Republic of Texas, and a U.S. Senator – by nearly 40 years. And it’s what he did in those 40 years that’s truly inspiring. Once freed, Joshua Houston became a successful businessman, homeowner, church leader, and officeholder. He was twice appointed a city alderman Huntsville (TX), and was elected a county commissioner there twice. And in 1888 he was selected as a member of the Texas delegation to the Republican National Convention! Lean more about Joshua Houston on BlackPast.org (link: http://bit.ly/1czWALw)- please Like & Share.
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