§ 23. How sections amended, limitations on powers.  


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  • Pursuant to the authority of an amendment to the Constitution ratified at the 1978 general election as set forth in Georgia Laws 1978, pages 2370—2372, which amendment authorized the General Assembly to provide by law for the form of government of DeKalb County and to provide for the various officers, bodies, branches, or agencies by or through which the county's governmental powers shall be exercised, any law adopted pursuant to such authority shall be conditioned on the approval of a majority of the qualified electors of DeKalb County voting at elections held for such purpose when any such law affects the DeKalb County government in any one or more of the following ways:

    (1)

    Changing the number of members, terms of office, or the manner of electing the members of the governing body of DeKalb County;

    (2)

    Changing the term of office or the method of electing the chief executive officer of DeKalb County;

    (3)

    Establishing the powers and duties of the executive or legislative branch of the DeKalb County government; or

    (4)

    Changing the powers and duties of the executive or legislative branch of the DeKalb County government when such powers and duties have been established by Acts of the General Assembly, pursuant to the authority of the amendment to the Constitution ratified at the 1978 general election as set forth in Georgia Laws 1978, pages 2370—2372.

(Acts 1981, p. 4304, § 1; Acts 1984, p. 4916, §§ 2, 3; Acts 1986, p. 4107, § 4; Acts 1990, p. 3900, § 2; Acts 2012, p. 4610, § 3)