§ 5-2. Atlanta, Fulton County and DeKalb County may contract with each other or with a hospital authority

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  • The City of Atlanta, Fulton County, and DeKalb County, or either of these political subdivisions, may jointly and severally, by a majority vote of the governing body, or bodies, of the respective political subdivisions, enter into contracts each with the other, or with a duly authorized and created hospital authority, and assume thereby definite and fixed future liabilities or obligations for the period of time provided under and in furtherance of the general powers and obligations pertaining to hospitalization authorized by Ga. Const. art. VII, § VI, ¶ III, of the Constitution and may agree to levy and collect a tax within the millage limitations as prescribed by the Hospital Authority Act, Ga. Laws 1941, page 241 et seq. [now O.C.G.A. § 31-7-70 et seq.], and any amendments thereto, for the purpose of complying with the terms of any contract so entered into; such contracts so entered into, and the liabilities or obligations arising thereunder shall not require an election for that purpose, and such liabilities or obligations so assumed thereby shall not be deemed within the debt limitation provision of the Constitution.

(1943 Ga. Laws, page 18, § 1)


The above local constitutional amendment to Ga. Const. (1877) art. VII, § VII, ¶ I was continued in effect by 1986 Ga. Laws, page 4783.