As some of you may know, HB165 is now HB514. The question has been, “why has the number changed?” The short answer is that there was a fatal mistake made during the advertising of the Bill that is required before the bill could be dropped. For this type of legislation, we are required to publish an ad in the official county legal organ announcing that the Bill is going to be introduced. During that process, the word ‘Fulton’ was mistakenly turned into ‘Hilton’. If this Bill had gone through the entire process and was later discovered to have this error, it would have given legal support to challenge the establishment of the proposed city. Finding it at this point gave us the opportunity to take steps to fix the problem by publishing a new ad and introducing another bill that has a different number.
Furthermore the bill made it out of the governmental sub-committee on Tuesday, the full committee of the governmental affairs on Wed and today it was requested to be put on the calendar in the House.