Georgia Law Review, Vol. 7, No. 1 (Fall 1972), pp. 22-54


Professor Sentell's commentary concerns Georgia's efforts to curb potential abuses of local or special legislation by requiring notice of such legislation to the affected locality. After examining the ineffectiveness of the notice requirement under Georgia's Constitution of 1877, Professor Sentell focuses upon various aspects of the notice requirement under the Constitution of 1945, and concludes that despite its rather erratic history in Georgia, the notice requirement reasonably serves its purpose as a compromise between the extremes of unrestricted special legislation and no special legislation.