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January 16, 2014

CSH authority confident in state property legislation

MILLEDGEVILLE — With Georgia’s legislative session underway, the capitol is excited about Central State Hospital’s redevelopment plan.

Key bills for easier state property conveyance procedures have significant backing as well.

Executive Director of the Central State Hospital Local Redevelopment Authority (CSHLRA) Mike Couch said during Wednesday’s board meeting that new chair of the House State Properties Committee, Rep. Barbara Sims, agreed to sign off and drop House Bill 495.

“Sen. Burt Jones will also do that in the Senate,” Couch said. “We are very pleased we’ve got sponsorship.”

HB 495 will be submitted as constructed last session. Couch said the legislative team feels that amendments can come through the House Committee.

Local supporters and CSHLRA board members will make two trips during House hearings and also when the bill comes up in the Senate chambers for the first time this session.

CSHLRA board member Dr. Stas Preczewski said Atlanta is excited about the redevelopment efforts.

He met with leaders from both the state House and Senate Wednesday morning.

“It’s really nice to be able to say great things about the community, and I think you will get good support out of Atlanta as this proceeds,” Preczewski said.

Central State Hospital Legislative Initiative’s started as a grassroots joint City of Milledgeville and CSHLRA strategy aspiring to deliver an actionable plan allowing faster access to properties for true privatization of stagnant hospital real estate. 

Currently, it takes legislation passed during a three-month session at the beginning of each year to transfer property.

The CSH initiatives work details easier real estate transactions under the termed Economic Development Conveyance for mostly Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) and Georgia Department of Corrections (DOC) owned buildings. These proposals would allow the State Properties Commission (SPC) to better facilitate and increase reliability of state property conveyances outside of the General Assembly.

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