Rep. John Corbett Receives 2018 ACCG Legislative Service Award

Staff Report From Valdosta CEO

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

State Representative John Corbett (R-Lake Park) recently received a 2018 Association of County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) Legislative Service Award. ACCG, Georgia’s county association, recognized Rep. Corbett for his work on House Bill 381 during the 2018 legislative session.

“I am humbled and honored to accept this ACCG Legislative Service Award,” said Rep. Corbett.  “I am grateful to ACCG for recognizing my legislative efforts to better our counties, and our entire state, by allowing local municipalities to directly assist landowners dispose of abandoned mobile homes through a more streamlined and efficient process.”

HB 381, sponsored by Rep. Corbett during the 2018 legislative session, streamlines the process for landowners to remove abandoned mobile homes from their property. Under this legislation, private property owners can request that local governments provide an agent to assess the property and determine whether the homes are abandoned, derelict or intact. If it is derelict, the bill establishes a legal process for its removal, and if the house is intact, the land owner may acquire a lien on the home.

Each year, ACCG presents Legislative Service Awards to recognize Georgia House and Senate members who work towards fulfilling ACCG’s mission of advancing Georgia’s county governments. The annual awards have gained recognition among elected and appointed officials as a prestigious way to acknowledge Georgia lawmakers for exemplary leadership.